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Stories from Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Students take part in book awards (09/14/04)
SIKESTON -- Just as their parents can exercise their rights to vote, several area students will have a chance for their voices to be heard as they help decide the winner of Missouri's children's choice book awards this school year. "These awards are a part of Missouri heritage, and we want them (children) to know their vote counts," said Sikeston Public Library children's librarian Ann Thompson...
Man wanted in Alabama stabbing is arrested in Sikeston (09/14/04)
SIKESTON -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety arrested a suspect wanted in a weekend stabbing in Alabama on Monday. Kenneth R. Gipson, 35, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., was charged with first degree assault in Tuscaloosa and bond had not been set at the time of his release from DPS to Alabama law enforcement officers...
Area man killed in accident (09/14/04)
HAYTI - A fatal accident is under investigation today by the Hayti Police Department. At 3:46 p.m. Monday, the Hayti Police received a call from the Sitco Truck Stop about a man being seriously injured in an accident on the parking lot. According to officer Blaise Duggins with the Hayti Police, a 40-year man from the Kennett area was struck by a trailer as it was being disconnected from the tractor rig...
Ban on assault weapons lifted (09/14/04)
SIKESTON - Local firearm merchants don't expect Monday's expiration of a 10-year federal ban on assault weapons to change much - mostly because the ban itself didn't change much while in effect. Title XI of the Federal Violent Crime Control Act of 1994 banned the manufacture and import of guns defined by Congress as "assault weapons."...
Charleston netters blank Caruthersville (09/14/04)
CARUTHERSVILLE - The Charleston Lady Bluejay tennis team defeated Caruthersville on the road on Monday, 9-0. Charleston (4-0) saw no close matches from the Lady Tigers, winning all by lopsided scores. "I was pleased with the way everybody played," said Charleston coach Mitch Baker. ...
Sikeston volleyball defeats Cape Central (09/14/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Lady Bulldog volleyball team needed two comeback wins to clinch its SEMO Conference opener against Cape Central on Monday. Sikeston (5-6, 1-0) blew leads in both match games, then rallied to capture each with identical 26-24 scores...
Chaffee softball holds on to beat Naylor (09/14/04)
CHAFFEE - Chaffee's softball team got its first taste of what district play will be like on Monday, rallying for a 2-1 win over Naylor at Chaffee. Naylor, the defending Class 1 District 1 champion, was the first district opponent Chaffee has played since making the move to fall softball...
Sikeston junior varsity loses to Cape Central (09/14/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston junior varsity football team fell to 1-1 on the season with a 22-18 loss to Cape Central's jayvee on Monday at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. "It's a good jayvee game," said Sikeston coach Jerry Dement. "It was close all the way through. Both teams battled. We had a lot of kids play. It was a good learning experience. The kids played hard."...
Softball postponed (09/14/04)
SIKESTON - The anticipated battle of the Lady Bulldogs -- Sikeston (9-2) vs. Notre Dame (11-1) -- was postponed on Monday due to unplayable field conditions. No makeup date has been announced. Sikeston coaches, players and fans gave it the "old high school try" in an effort to get the rain-soaked field ready for play...
Bernice Mallard (09/14/04)
MORLEY - Bernice Mallard, 70, died at 10:19 a.m. Sept. 12, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 1, 1933, in Benton, daughter of the late Cleo Richard and Trula Mae Dowdy Traw, she was former owner and operator of Bea's Arts and Crafts in Poplar Bluff. She was a member of the Morley Church of Christ and Morley VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary...
Mary Menz (09/14/04)
CHAFFEE - Mary Menz, 73, died Sept. 14, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Daisy Edwards (09/14/04)
ESSEX - Daisy Ann Edwards, 96, died Sept. 13, 2004, at her home. Born July 8, 1908, in Frisco, daughter of the late William and Mary Katherine Warren Baker, she lived in Essex all her life and was a member of the General Baptist Church. She was a nurse aide for the Vintage Villa Nursing Home in Dexter before retiring...
Births 9/14 (09/14/04)
LILBOURN - Shon Steven and Amy Rene McCanless are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 4:35 p.m. Aug. 12, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Payton Macy McCanless weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Frias - Fowler (09/14/04)
SIKESTON -- Lindsay Renae Frias and Darell Glen Fowler II exchanged wedding vows in a 4 p.m. ceremony May 22, 2004, at the Trinity Gospel Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Larry Davis performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Roland and Becky Frias of Sikeston, and her husband is the son of Darell Fowler of Sikeston and Donna Fowler of Oran...
Clark - Thompson (09/14/04)
SIKESTON -- Teresa Clark of Sikeston and Greg and Lynn Clark of Van Buren have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Renee, to Brandon Joseph Thompson, son of Ann Thompson of Sikeston. A 2001 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the future bride is employed by Express Tax Service...
Looking Back 9/14 (09/14/04)
SIKESTON - Mrs. C.H. King has purchased the Band Box Cleaning Co. from Bobbie Ralph and began operation of the company under new managers this week. SIKESTON - An Indiana couple were the first to receive rodeo hospitality. The were going home to Alexander, Ind., when the Jaycee Kidnap Crew invited Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rushin and their son, Harold Jr., to spend Friday in Sikeston and take in the rodeo Friday night. Giving them the news were Oral Withrow and Chief of Police Arthur Bruce...
Balancing our rights and a weapons ban (09/14/04)
A 10-year federal ban on assault weapons has expired and the issue may well become yet another part of the political campaign under way. But the reality is that virtually identical weapons are already available and the ban expiration will have little impact if any...
Your view: Thanks (09/14/04)
We are writing this letter to show our appreciation to Dr. Said, Dr. Wadi, Missouri Delta Medical Center and the Sikeston Dialysis Unit. The care that Cecil Daugherty received at both facilities extended above and beyond our expectations. Dr. Said and Dr. ...
Speakout 9/14 (09/14/04)
I am calling about access for handicapped people. Most places are pretty good, however, there is one place in Sikeston that does not have a front entrance for handicapped customers. You have to go in the back entrance by the dishwasher, by the mess and garbage. ...