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Stories from Sunday, September 5, 2004

Recent traffic stop by officers uncovers cocaine, marijuana (09/05/04)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston man is in custody on numerous drug-related charges. Sikeston Department of Public Director Drew Juden reported that on Thursday officers in his department arrested and charged Charles E. Harrington, 51, with two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, two counts of possession of cocaine, one count of possession of Marijuana under 35 grams, and two counts of sales of a controlled substance...
A weighty subject: Food pyramid puts healthy lifestyle at pinnacle (09/05/04)
SIKESTON -- The federal advisory committee finalized its recommendations for making the government's food pyramid a better guide to proper eating last week, and local nutrition experts admit the plan is a good one -- as long as Americans follow it...
Animals take center stage at Pet Fest (09/05/04)
SIKESTON - If you are looking for something to do this Patriot Day, "Pet Fest" is an opportunity to both observe the new national holiday and support the Bootheel Humane Society's shelter while having a good time. Scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Jaycee Rodeo Grounds in the Sponsors Building, the idea to hold the event actually came from the community, not the humane society's board...
Neighborly fun (09/05/04)
The 36th Annual Benton Neighbor Days concluded Saturday evening. During the two- day event youngsters had the opportunity to test their skills in a variety of events including the football toss (above), pie eating, watermelon seed spitting and turtle racing...
Suspects captured (09/05/04)
The Sikeston Department of Public Safety provided a computer-enhanced photo of suspects who purchased items believed intended for the manufacture methamphetamine at Food Giant Friday. A two-county pursuit of the suspects began early Friday morning with officers from the Sikeston DPS, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Scott County Sheriff's Department and Stoddard County Sheriff's Department involved. ...
Scott City defeats Malden 44-20 in Flannigan's debut (09/05/04)
SCOTT CITY -- Ryan Criglar hauled in a long pass and raced all the way to the 3-yard line, setting up what looked like an easy scoring opportunity on Malden's first possession of the season. But a stuffed running play, two penalties and a missed field goal later, the Green Wave were scoreless -- and they never fully recovered...
Hayti runs past East Prairie (09/05/04)
HAYTI -- The Hayti Indians opened their season Friday night with an impressive win over the East Prairie Eagles 34-12. On the opening kickoff, the Eagles were hit with a long run back by Hayti's DeCarlos Wilkins and found themselves trailing with only 14 seconds gone in the period...
Charleston 'gets away' with sloppy win over Kennett (09/05/04)
CHARLESTON -- It was the opening game for both teams and it showed. Charleston got by Kennett 31-21 in a sloppy, error-filled contest at Marshall Stadium on Friday night. "A 'W' is a 'W' is a 'W' and any way you draw it up, you've got to be happy about it," said Charleston coach Brent Anderson, "but I don't have to be happy about the way we played."...
NMCC drops opener to Farmington, 38-18 (09/05/04)
FARMINGTON -- After a 3-7 record this past season, the Farmington Knights couldn't get a better start on their new season. The Knights defeated the New Madrid County Eagles with the score of 38-18. The Knights started off the festivities in the first quarter...
Portageville rips Piggott (09/05/04)
PIGGOTT, Ark. -- The Portageville Bulldogs blasted Piggott, Ark., 48-9 in its season opener on the road Friday. The Bulldogs, behind Antonio Scott's three-touchdown night, scored 27 first-half points and never looked back. Scott, the 2003 SEMO South Conference scoring leader, tallied two rushing TD's and another on a 78-yard interception return. He rushed for 149 yards on 26 carries...
SHS sacked by Caruthersville (09/05/04)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Jerry Dement waited his whole coaching career for this moment -- leading his hometown Sikeston Bulldogs onto the football field as the head coach. But his dream moment was spoiled in a big way. In his first game at the helm, the Bulldogs were blown out by the Caruthersville Tigers on Friday night at Hopke Stadium, 60-6, marking one of the worst defeats in school history...
Although new, North Main Florist is well grounded in the floral business (09/05/04)
SIKESTON - For the Pharrises, flowers are a family business. Now, the familiar name is again behind a retail floral operation. Jim Pharris II grew up in the floral business, learning it as he watched and worked with his parents, Jim and Neva Pharris. Now the elder Pharrises have joined their son and daughter-in-law, Judy, in their new business venture, North Main Florist, located at 1126 N. Main St...
Officials with local cable companies serve on board (09/05/04)
ORLANDO, Fla. - The National Cable Television Cooperative held their annual meeting, combined with national elections in August in Orlando. As a programming and hardware buying cooperative, the NCTC represents more than 1,000 independent cable operators, totaling more than 14 million cable subscribers nationwide. Three cable and telecommunications companies based in Sikeston - Galaxy Cablevision, NewWave Communications and SEMO Communications - all are active in the national association...
Barbecue was big success (09/05/04)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the 10th Annual Redneck Barbecue. I would also like to thank our trophy and prize money sponsors Taskmaster Components and Louis Griffin. We had a number of volunteers and businesses help with manpower and donations making it a success and the Chamber appreciates their kindness and support...
Open for business (09/05/04)
Emily Kimes, owner and operator of Communications on the Go, cuts the grand opening ribbon at the business. The new business, located at 822 E. Malone, features Nextel direct connect phone systems and also has various accessories for the phones. Present for the ribbon cutting were members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and friends and family of the owner. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday...
Louise Gardner (09/05/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Louise Gardner, 83, who died Sept. 1, 2004, were: Larry McKay, Nathan McKay, Patrick Dowing, Ron Collier, Kenny McGuire and Eugene Price.
Eugene Fodge (09/05/04)
BENTON - Eugene Fodge, 79, died Sept. 3, 2004, at his rural Benton home. Born Dec. 6, 1924, in Lilbourn, son of the late John D. and Gertrude Fodge, he was an Army veteran serving in World War II and a farmer. A member of the Veterans of Foreign Post in Morley, he was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans...
Bertha Thurman (09/05/04)
CHARLESTON - Bertha A. Thurman, 85, died at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 3, 2004, in the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born April 11, 1919, in Loretta, Tenn., daughter of the late John Daniel and Kizzie Comer Littrell, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life. A retired employee of the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston, she attended the Church of Nazarene in Charleston...
Births (published 9/5) (09/05/04)
SIKESTON - Pamela Williams and Rick Lewis are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 1:16 a.m. July 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Rick Jason Lewis III weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Regina Williams and James Gant...
Looking Back 9/5 (09/05/04)
SIKESTON - Miss Susan Ruth Hinkle, 122 South St., enlisted in the Waves at St. Louis on Aug. 26. Miss Hinkle has been employed at the Southeast Missouri Telephone Co. PORTAGEVILLE - Junior King and Queen of the National Soybean Festival at Portageville were chosen last night. ...
Just who defines the middle class? (09/05/04)
The presidential campaign is a series of competing themes with the war on terrorism gaining ample headlines while other issues like health care and the economy share the discussion. But if you'll notice in virtually all of the discussions, the battleground falls on the plans for improvements to the "middle class" of the American public...
Speakout 9/5 (09/05/04)
I am sick of uninformed people making uneducated comments about both candidates in SpeakOut. Everyone has a right to their opinion but, please, get your facts straight before accusing and name-calling. There are plenty of places you can get voting records for both candidates. ...