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Stories from Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Moving Dirt (09/15/04)
Work continues by the Missouri Department of Transportion along Malone Avenue to improve the roadway.
County studies ways to keep phones ringing (09/15/04)
BENTON - Scott County commissioners received advice on running phone lines to new offices and on what they can expect from phones in the future during their regular meeting Tuesday. "You've got 29 active lines right now and you're equipped for 40," Robin Chambers of ESI Communications in Sikeston advised commissioners...
New patrol car for Miner Police Department OK'd (09/15/04)
MINER - The Miner Board of Aldermen approved the purchase of a new police patrol vehicle during their regular meeting Tuesday. The Board agreed to accept the apparent low bid of $20,393.84 for a police package 2005 Crown Victoria as offered by Courtesy Ford of Charleston...
R-6 School Board hires architect (09/15/04)
SIKESTON -- Another piece was fit into the puzzle Tuesday as the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education approved the selection of architectural and engineering services at its regular meeting. Although the district has not yet decided to move forward with a bond issue, it's taking steps to do so. Several years ago the district hired an educational consultant, Jerry McCall, and just last winter it hired a fiscal agent. Now it has an architectural firm in place...
Game preparations (09/15/04)
Terry Bryant, Mike Brown and Jack Mitchell, employees of the Sikeston Public School District, prepares the football stadium Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs will host the Dexter Bearcats starting at 7 p.m. Friday.
SHS netters blanked by Charleston, 9-0 (09/15/04)
SIKESTON - The Charleston girls tennis team blanked Sikeston 9-0 on Tuesday at the Sikeston High School tennis courts. Even though the final score was lopsided, many of the matches were tight on the day, most notably the number one and two singles matches...
Sikeston cross country fares well at Kelly meet (09/15/04)
BENTON - The Sikeston cross country team ran in the 10-team Kelly Invitational Saturday. Although Sikeston did not have a full team in any division there were many Sikeston runners that had good days running as individuals. In the junior high girls race Tyanna Townsend was the meet champion, running 11:34 on the 1.5 mile course...
Sikeston soccer falls to Cape Central; Chaffee softball beats Egyptian (09/15/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Cape Central had five different goal scorers in posting a home shutout against Sikeston, 6-0 Devon Edmonds scored the first two goals for Central (5-3), which led 1-0 at halftime. Matt Hellrich, Seth Gerlach, Cody Gaither and Tyson Whiteside added goals. Assists were credited to Sam Bornstein (2), Justin Lambert (2), Ryan Ponder and Trenton Beckham. Tony Leuckel, Jordan Young and Clayton Uptain split time in goal for the shutout...
Oran defeats Chaffee in three sets (09/15/04)
ORAN -- Oran's Lady Eagle spikers won a three-set match, 25-10, 19-25, 25-9, over Chaffee in a SEMO Conference matchup on Tuesday. The Lady Eagles improved to 5-6-1, 3-2 in the conference. Courtney Nenninger paced Oran with nine kills, four blocks and two aces, while Amanda Eftink added seven kills and four blocks. Tori St. Cin chipped in with four service aces...
Moore takes first in Super Pro (09/15/04)
SIKESTON -- Max Moore Jr. of Bono, Ark., headlined the action at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday with a win in the Super Pro class. Moore ran an elapsed time of 5.451 seconds with a dial-in of 5.43 at 122.54 miles per hour, while runner-up Joe Davis of Murphysboro, Ill., finished second with an E.T. of 5.892 at 113.32 mph...
Sikeston 8th graders lose season opener (09/15/04)
NEW MADRID - The Sikeston 8th grade football team lost its season opener on Tuesday with a 14-6 defeat against New Madrid County Central. Sikeston had tied the score against the bigger Eagle team when Adrian Dixon picked up a fumble and scored from seven yards out with 4:33 left in the game...
Charleston, Caruthersville set for Class 2 showdown (09/15/04)
CHARLESTON -- The marquee matchup in this week's area high school football action features two unbeaten teams, the Charleston Bluejays and the Caruthersville Tigers. If comparing performances against common opponents can be used as a measuring stick, both the Bluejays and the Tigers have faced the same two teams in their first two games...
Rosalyn Laster (09/15/04)
CHARLESTON - Rosalyn C. Laster, 71, died Sept. 14, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
John Hill (09/15/04)
SIKESTON - John Lee Hill, 54, died Sept. 12, 2004, at his home. Born Feb. 21, 1950, in Parma, son of Harriet McKeller Hill of Essex and the late William Hill, he had lived in Parma and Essex. He was a forklift operator with the General Motors Truck Division in Marion, Ind., for 30 years and moved to Sikeston two years ago. He was a Shriner and third degree Mason...
Mary Menz (09/15/04)
NEW HAMBURG - Mary M. Menz, 73, died at 3:10 a.m. Sept. 14, 2004, at her home. Born April 30, 1931, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Eftink Arnzen, she was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Ann's Sodality and the Senior Citizens Club in New Hamburg. She first was a machine operator for Carter Carburetor in St. Louis and retired as main housekeeper for Howard Johnson's Inn in Cape Girardeau...
Births (Published 9/15) (09/15/04)
MOREHOUSE - Dustin and Casey Woods are the parents of their first child, a son, born Aug. 11, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Dustin Gerald Woods weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Woods is the daughter of Belinda Parr and Tim Parr...
Looking Back 9/15 (09/15/04)
SIKESTON - Clifford Jones, who recently received his discharge from the Navy, left last weekend accompanied by Thomas Matties and Virgil Seuvers for St. Louis, where the former has employment. SIKESTON - Nine Memphis Boy Scouts earned a weekend as guests of farm families of the Sikeston area as well as guests of the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo...
Increased funding isn't always answer (09/15/04)
Parents as Teachers is a program funded primarily by the state to bring educators into the homes of preschool youngsters and help assure they will be prepared for school when that time arrives. The program is currently a $30 million funding project but gubernatorial candidate Matt Blunt wants to add another $5 million and expand the program...
Your view: Who's flip-flopping? (09/15/04)
The Bush-Cheney campaign must be having fits. They orchestrated a campaign of lies about John Kerry and tried to paint Kerry as a flip-flopper; then their man George goes on television and suffers a fit of flip-flopping honesty. The Bush-Cheney machine has tried to convince us that the Iraq invasion was designed to combat terrorism. ...
Speakout 9/15 (09/15/04)
I hope Ron Greenlee didn't spend a lot of time on his letter about the Republican National Convention (RNC) being in New York. I also hope that he didn't think it was that clever, although I'm quite sure he did. I guess he believes that his babbling will deter all of those who wasted their time reading his view from the fact that as bad as he thinks Bush is, he still leads Kerry who couldn't even get a slight bounce after the Democratic National Convention, unlike Bush who got one after the RNC. ...