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Stories from Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Past queens recall pageant days (09/22/04)
SIKESTON -- As the 60th Annual Miss Sikeston and Miss Cotton Carnival pageants approach this weekend, many of the annual event's past queens recall their own pageant days. "It was such an honor to be picked out of your senior high class for a contestant in Miss Sikeston," said Teresa Houchin, Miss Sikeston 1973...
Setting up (09/22/04)
Eric Wheeler and Mike Palle, both of Tinsley Amusements, set up the Scrambler ride Tuesday. The 60th Annual Sikeston American Legion Cotton Carnival starts tonight at 5 p.m at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds. Also the Little Mr. and Miss Cotton Carnival contest will be held at 7:30 p.m...
Cadmus to lead parade (09/22/04)
SIKESTON - Participating in the 60th Annual Cotton Carnival Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday will be National Commander of the American Legion Tom Cadmus of Michigan. Cadmus was elected national commander at the 87th Annual American Legion which was held in Nashville, Tenn. He represents 2.7 million of the nation's veterans who belong to the American Legion, which is the oldest and largest patriotic/veteran organization in the United States...
Three grants approved for Scott County (09/22/04)
BENTON - The State Emergency Management Agency has approved three grants totaling $72,440 toward the development of a countywide digitized mapping system for Scott County. County Economic Developer Jim Schwaninger presented information on the grants to county commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Down it comes (09/22/04)
Ferrell Exacating tears down the story of the Missouri Department of Transportation Tuesday afternoon. The south bound lanes of Main St. were blocked during the work. The old MoDOT site will soon be the future home of Walgreens.
Puxico woman killed in accident (09/22/04)
PUXICO - A woman was killed when her vehicle became involved in three-car collision. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 10:56 a.m. Tuesday an eastbound vehicle driven by Alicia Jarrell, 29, of Puxico was pulling from a parking lot at Highway 51 and Industrial Drive in Puxico. Jarrell's vehicle struck a northbound vehicle driven by Linda Emerson, 46, of Puxico, causing Emerson's vehicle to rotate clockwise...
Pace takes first in Bassbuster tourney (09/22/04)
KENLAKE MARINA, Ky. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their eighth tournament of the year on September 12 out of KenLake Marina on Kentucky Lake. Stan Pace won the tournament with three fish weighing 5 lbs. 15 oz. Mitch Allen was second with two fish weighing 4 lbs. 6 oz. and Leven Cox was third with 2 lbs. 13 oz...
Sikeston soccer drops SEMO Conference match to Poplar Bluff (09/22/04)
SIKESTON -- The Bulldogs improved over a previous defeat, but still were on the short end of the score against Poplar Bluff's soccer team on Tuesday. Sikeston (4-6, 0-3) gave up three early goals and fell 5-2 to the SEMO Conference opponent Mules. Poplar Bluff defeated Sikeston 8-1 earlier in the season. ...
Parris takes first at Sikeston Drag Strip (09/22/04)
SIKESTON - Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip action. Super Pro In the Super Pro class, Ken Parris captured first place when he dialed 5.13 and ran 5.147 at 129 mph. His reaction time was .510. Rob Sample took second place with a 5.22 dial and a 5.235 run. He ran 131 mph with a reaction time of .524...
Charleston looking to rebound (09/22/04)
CHARLESTON -- Two old coaching buddies, both former assistants at Charleston High School, meet on opposite sidelines for the first time as head coaches. Arlen Pixley's New Madrid County Central Eagles butt heads with Brent Anderson's Charleston Bluejays in a SEMO Central Conference matchup on Friday at Marshall Stadium...
SHS tennis falls to Cape; Lady 'Jays remain unbeaten (09/22/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs' tennis team lost to Cape Central at home on Tuesday, 8-1. Sikeston's only winner came in singles competition from Jenni DeWitt, who beat Dani Gross 8-4. "Cape was a tough team," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "We played hard but came up short. Jenni had a great match. She fought hard for the win."...
Burt Rowe Jr. (09/22/04)
SIKESTON - Burt H. Rowe Jr., 67, died at his residence at 5:08 a.m. Sept. 22, 2004. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Betty Payne (09/22/04)
MALDEN - Betty Jewel Payne, 70, died Sept. 19, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 25, 1933, in Morrillton, Ark., daughter of the late Spurley and Della Greenlaw Payne, she was a member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Malden...
Clara Glastetter (09/22/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Louise "Clara" Glastetter, 88, died at 10:46 p.m. Sept. 20, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born Aug. 21, 1916, in New Hamburg, daughter of the late Joseph William and Rose Margaret Wiedefeld Backfisch, she was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton. She had been a cook for Cape Girardeau area restaurants, for the old St. Francis Hospital and the Rainbow Drive-In at Scott City...
Johnilee Cowell (09/22/04)
SIKESTON - Johnilee Cowell, 89, died Sept. 21, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Sylvia Coopwood (09/22/04)
CHARLESTON - Sylvia "Ree Ree" Coopwood, 53, died Sept. 15, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 3, 1951, in Mound City, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Alfreddie and Catherine Taylor Coopwood and affiliated with the Baptist church...
Francis Wilson (09/22/04)
BERNIE - Francis Wilson, 67, died Sept. 21, 2004, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Margery Street (09/22/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Margery C. Woodside Street, 84, formerly of Sikeston, died at 9:35 p.m. Sept. 20, 2004, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 14, 1919, in Hyman, daughter of the late Henry Ried and Martha Anna Dunklin Woodside, she had been a supervisor for the Division of Family Services and a member of LaCroix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. ...
James D. Dooley (09/22/04)
LILBOURN - James D. Dooley, 51, died Sept. 21, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Births (published 9/22) (09/22/04)
SIKESTON - Armand Rashad and Sheanell Montrice Hodges are the parents of their second daughter, born at 3:15 p.m. Aug. 5, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Shania Amari Hodges weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 9/22 (09/22/04)
SIKESTON - Ernest Kellett of Kellett's Oliver Tractor and Implement Agency here, announced today that Alva Garner, formerly of Garner Dement Motor Co., will be associated with the firm as shop foreman. EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie Chamber of Commerce has announced that dates and plans have been set for the Fall Festival or Homecoming to be Oct. 8 to 11. On Oct. 9, there will be the Homecoming Parade and on Oct. 10 the merchants will hold a Merchants Parade...
What's alternative to lethal injection? (09/22/04)
I would have thought by now that imposing the death penalty in the United States would no longer be a point of discussion. But there remains a vocal minority who will oppose the use of capital punishment regardless of the circumstances. They believe apparently that no crime exists that is so repugnant to society that it requires the ultimate punishment of death. ...
Your view: More troops needed (09/22/04)
Events over the last several weeks in Iraq show a bad situation getting worse. Getting worse since the end of major combat operations. It is time to face the fact that a substantial troop increase is needed to pacify the country to a degree that allows legitimate elections to be held. Elections are scheduled for January but it is unlikely that they will go forward...
Speakout 9/22 (09/22/04)
I would like for the person who called the City of New Madrid about a 25-inch Zenith console TV to put her number in SpeakOut so I can call. My SpeakOut that you put in the paper was not correct; this person is not from New Madrid and I don't know where they are from but I would like to get their telephone number so I can call and talk to them...