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Stories from Friday, September 17, 2004

Cotton crop on pace to be the largest in U.S. history (09/17/04)
SIKESTON -- This year's cotton crop is on pace to be the largest in U.S. history, and while cotton growers on the state level are having a good year, they're not expected to break any records. "It's going to be a fabulous crop," said Bobby Phipps, cotton specialist for the Delta Research Center in Portageville. "This could be the second best crop on record."...
Service speedy, payment too slow (09/17/04)
CHARLESTON - It looks like Mississippi County will have to shop around for another tree service. K&H Tree Service of Bertrand offered to remove three dying trees from the Oak Grove Cemetery for only $500 but was apparently unaware of the county's payment schedule for bills...
Bridge arson is being investigated (09/17/04)
WARDELL - The investigation is continuing into the arson of a Pemiscot County wooden bridge on County Road 208. Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell is asking anyone with information about bridge, which was burned sometime between 4 and 5 a.m. Wednesday, to contact his office. The sheriff's department was notified of the arson at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday when the Wardell Fire Department was called to extinguish the blaze...
Thursday afternoon accident (09/17/04)
Several vehicle accidents were reported in Sikeston Thursday including this two-vehicle collision which occurred at about 4 p.m. at the intersection of West Malone and South New Madrid. Pictured are Department of Public Safety officers and EMS personnel as they prepare to remove the driver of the overturned SUV which was hit broadside by a second vehicle...
Sikeston freshmen fall to Dexter, 24-8 (09/17/04)
DEXTER - The Sikeston ninth grade football team fell to 1-1 on the season with a 24-8 road loss to Dexter on Thursday night. "We were real inconsistent up front tonight," said Sikeston Steve Bays. "We shot ourselves in the foot several times tonight. We put the ball on the ground. Defensively at times we looked unbeatable, but then we'd have a breakdown. But that's junior high football."...
SHS soccer routs Kennett; volleyball loses (09/17/04)
SIKESTON -- The Bulldogs rang up a 10-1 win over Kennett in a soccer match at the Sports Complex on Thursday. "The main thing is we just try to stay focused, not look ahead and play as a team," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long, on the Bulldogs gameplan against an over-matched, young Kennett program...
Tommy Townsend (09/17/04)
NEW MADRID - Tommy H. Townsend, 75, died Sept. 13, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born April 4, 1929, in Mississippi, he was the son of the late Ison and Mattie Townsend. Survivors include: three sons, Tommy Townsend Jr., Ison Townsend and Larry Townsend of Chicago; two daughters, Dorothy Wilson and Pamela Joyman of Chicago; seven brothers, Lester Townsend of Aurora, Ill., Otis Townsend of Racine, Wis., Roosevelt Townsend of Malden, Cubie Townsend of Charleston, Roy Chester Townsend of New Madrid and Willie Townsend and Bobby Townsend of St. ...
Emma Robey (09/17/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Emma Jean Robey, 74, died Sept. 16, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 27, 1930, in Swifton, Ark., daughter of the late Ross and Sarah Brewington Self, she worked at the Dexter Hospital and was an in-home caregiver for many people in the area before retiring...
Cecil Lape (09/17/04)
CHAFFEE - Cecil Lape, 81, died at 5 p.m. Sept. 15, 2004, at his home. Born Oct. 19, 1922, in Delta, son of the late Albert and Mabel Withers Lape, he retired as a maintenance foreman for the Frisco Railways Company in Chaffee. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and VFW Post 3127 in Chaffee...
Dennis Fraser (09/17/04)
SIKESTON - Dennis Fraser, 41, died Sept. 16, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 22, 1963, in Kennett, son of Tommy and Martha Northcutt Fraser Jr. of Sikeston, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he had served as a board member. ...
Births (published 9/17) (09/17/04)
Sauceda ADVANCE - Amy Jo Yount is the mother of her fifth child, third son, born at 2:28 p.m. July 13, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Chase Edward Sauceda weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21-inches long. Yount, daughter of Craig and Karen Yount of Marquand, is employed by Procter and Gamble in Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 17 (09/17/04)
SIKESTON - Randol Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Johnson, celebrated his eighth birthday last Saturday with a theater party followed by games and refreshments at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. L.D. Randol. LILBOURN - The annual cotton picking vacation will be observed by the schools of the Lilbourn R-4 district beginning with the close of the school day Friday, according to Max Timmons, superintendent. ...
Your View: three from 9/17 (09/17/04)
I watched the Republican National Convention last Wednesday night and heard Sen. Zell Miller, distinguished gentleman from Georgia, deliver the greatest speech of the century. I was privileged to hear a true statesman and patriot. Senator Miller spoke from the heart with such compassion, eloquence and honesty. ...
SpeakOut 9/17 (09/17/04)
If anyone lost a Nissan (car or truck) key and remote control on Illinois Avenue, I found it and gave it to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Contact DPS to get your property. I have noticed in the court records for the last couple of weeks that on the noise ordinance, everybody has paid $100 or more. ...