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Stories from Sunday, September 19, 2004

Sikeston scores above average (09/19/04)
SIKESTON -- For the first time in four years, the Sikeston Senior High School has scored above both the national and state averages of the ACT Assessment. "We were seeing a trend that the scores were starting to go down, and this year scores were above and it was a pleasant surprise to all of us in the district," noted Dr. Stephanie Reddick, Sikeston R-6 curriclum director and assistant superintendent of middle grades...
Project history (09/19/04)
NEW MADRID - Closure of the gap between the Frontline and Setback levees was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1954 but construction never proceeded because a closure without additional drainage measures would have resulted in longer periods of ponding in lower reaches of the floodway...
Commerce Floodfest planned (09/19/04)
COMMERCE - The Annual Commerce Floodfest is set for Sept. 24-26 and this year's event offers a variety of activities for the public to enjoy. Girls and boys will compete in a "Nifty Fifties" pageant on Friday. Events begin at 6 p.m. for Little Junior Mister and Miss Pageant for children ages birth to 2 years; Little Miss and Mister, ages 3-5; Miss for ages 6-8; Junior Miss for ages 9-12; and the Teen Miss pageant for ages 13-15. ...
Corps awards bid; prepares for lawsuit (09/19/04)
MEMPHIS - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is another step closer to closing the gap between the Setback and Frontline levees at the New Madrid Floodway but appears to be on the verge of meeting what could the last significant obstacle. Thursday the Corps awarded the first contract for the St. ...
Eagles win (09/19/04)
New Madrid County Central's Antonio McIntosh runs for yardage against Fredericktown on Friday night. NMCC won their first game in thrilling fashion as Eugene Cooper caught a 65-yard touchdown pass with less than 30 seconds left in the game to defeat the Blackcats 28-23...
Caruthersville rolls again; Malden falls to Corning (09/19/04)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Kendrickus Reed ran for 108 yards and Adam Cecil for 191 as the Carutherville Tigers continued their domination of southeast Missouri opponents. Week three's victim, the Charleston Blue Jays in a 44-0 shellacking that found the Caruthersville offense raking in 503 yards to Charleston's 103...
Dexter rolls in Sikeston home opener (09/19/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldog football team's early season struggles continued on Friday night with a 46-7 loss to Dexter in their home opener at SPS Stadium. The Bulldog offense showed signs up life at times, but the team defense had a major let-down, allowing 426 yards of offense to the Bearcats...
Scott City blanks East Prairie, 17-0 (09/19/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Scott City took advantage of excellent field position to score two first-quarter touchdowns in a 17-0 win over East Prairie on Friday. Those scores were crucial as a tenacious East Prairie defense kept the Rams out of the end zone and off the scoreboard, with the exception of a third-quarter field goal, throughout the remainder of the contest...
MetLife Financial Services (09/19/04)
MetLife Financial Service held a grand opening ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon at its 603 S. Main St. location. Cutting the ribbon is Starrla R. Norman, owner of the branch. The business is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holding the ribbon are Jeris Geotz, left and Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce...
Saving face (and more) (09/19/04)
SIKESTON - There is no fountain of youth. But even though you can't become younger, Skin Medics is working to help people look younger and more attractive. Owned by and operated under the supervision of Dr. Ken Stone, Skin Medics provides non-surgical alternatives in skin care for patients...
Showcasing the Bootheel (09/19/04)
Rodeo is over, but there is no time to rest at the Sikeston-Miner Convention and Visitor's Bureau! Right after the 2004 Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, it was off to the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, where we worked the state's tourism booth. Located in the agriculture building near the entrance, we had a steady stream of people coming by the booth. ...
Business briefcase 9/19 (09/19/04)
SIKESTON - William "Willie" Chasteen will retire from the Missouri Department of Transportation on Oct. 1 after more than 29 years of service. Chasteen began his career with MoDOT as a highway designer and for 20 years he held positions with the maintenance department, retiring as an operations engineer...
Dennis Fraser (09/19/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church for Dennis Fraser, 41, who died Sept. 16, 2004, will be: Jeff Sutton, Brad Whitlock, Gary Allen, Mike Bohannon, Chris Matthews, Jim Gleason, Steve Garrison and Charlie Moore...
Daisy Edwards (09/19/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Daisy Edwards, 96, who died Sept. 13, 2004, were: Mike Edwards, Chuckie Edwards, Danny Hunsaker, David Tussing, Lee Woodbury and Derek Williamson. Honorary pallbearer was Michael Vaughn...
Glenda Brumley (09/19/04)
WYATT -- Glenda Butler Brumley, 54, of Wyatt, died at 4:34 p.m. Sept. 17, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Monday at McMichael Funeral Home in Charleston. Other arrangements are incomplete.
Leon Marcus (09/19/04)
DEXTER - Leon Marcus, 91, died Sept. 18, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Danny Smith (09/19/04)
SCOTT CITY - Daniel S. "Danny" Smith, 27, died Sept. 16, 2004, in Jacksonville, N.C. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Births (published 9/19_ (09/19/04)
SIKESTON - Gareth and Jalanda Moore are the parents of their third son, born at 10:55 a.m. Aug. 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Brandon Aaron Moore weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Moore, daughter of James and Jane Winfield, is employed by Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Looking back 9/19 (09/19/04)
BERTRAND - Staff Sgt. Harold T. Godwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Godwin of Bertrand, sent a cable to his parents stating that he was well and safe after being released from a prisoner of war camp in Romania. BENTON - Scott County Extension Agent Tom Stroup was directed to get complete information on the proposed federal opportunity program. ...
Election idea would make voting easier (09/19/04)
I have an idea that could drastically reduce the cost of the upcoming election, streamline the counting process and assure an absolute accurate result. All it takes is a little cooperation and creative thinking. Which means of course, it's doomed from the very beginning...
Speakout 9/19 (09/19/04)
The towel donation to Charlie Company is wonderful. Next time (from a soldier's perspective) please send brown towels. Doll search I am looking for a "Pebbles" doll. I believe they were popular in the 1960s and '70s. If anyone has one, please call me at 471-9267...