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Stories from Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Commission opts out of new state requirements (10/06/04)
BENTON - Scott County has joined the long list of counties opting out of the new state assessment requirements. County commissioners passed the opt-out ordinance as permitted by Senate Bill 960 during their regular meeting Tuesday. The new assessment requirements, which were put into effect by House Bill 1150, would have mandated setting different property tax rates for agricultural, commercial and residential real estate...
Picking cotton (10/06/04)
A employee of Schuerenberg farms picks cotton Tuesday morning north of Sikeston. Area farmers are out in full force to pick the crop.
Fashion show (10/06/04)
Kristi Vaughn models clothes for the Accent Shop Tuesday during the American Cancer Society's "Tell a Friend: Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon." Over 190 women through out the area attended the luncheon, which was held at the Sikeston First Baptist Church...
Seven to be recognized for contributions (10/06/04)
SIKESTON -- Individuals who have made contributions to the Sikeston R-6 School District over the years will be recognized during the Sikeston Public Schools Hall of Fame ceremony during the Sikeston/New Madrid football game Friday. And while each individual's contributions are unique, they're all linked by a common thread -- their passion for the red and black...
Charleston faces tough Dexter (10/06/04)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston may face its toughest test -- Class 2's top-ranked Caruthersville, everyone's biggest challenge, excluded -- in Friday night's contest with Dexter. The Bluejays (4-1, 2-1 in the conference) meet the Bearcats (3-2, 0-0) in a SEMO Central Conference matchup at Dexter...
SHS spikers sweep Portageville (10/06/04)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs defeated Portageville 25-23, 25-14 in a volleyball match at the Field House on Tuesday. "Again, the team started slowly and, for much of the first game, it was very close or we were behind," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler...
Sikeston soccer drops road game to Notre Dame, 1-0 (10/06/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston soccer team dropped another tough match to Notre Dame on Tuesday, falling 1-0 on the road. Notre Dame's Bryce Willen scored the game's only goal on an assist from Frankie Ellis at the 29:00 mark. "We had just as many breaks as they had," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long...
Black belt honored (10/06/04)
Recently Taekwondo Advantage held a graduation ceremony for it newest black belt Erica Vaughn. Vaughn has been studying Tae Kwon Do since early 2000 and is the first lady black belt promoted by Taekwondo Advantage. Pictured is Vaughn receiving her black belt from her instructor Master Tim Wall...
Richard Lucy (10/06/04)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - Richard M. Lucy, 85, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 10:20 a.m. Oct. 5, 2004, at the Westminster Retirement Village in Blytheville. Born Jan. 2, 1919, in Laforge, Mo., to the late Fed and Mary Lucy, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a former member of the Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston. He worked as a superintendent of the water department for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities...
Mary Bowles (10/06/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - Mary N. Bowles, 87, formerly of Charleston, died at 2 p.m. Oct. 5, 2004, at the Westwood Hills Nursing Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Looking Back 10/6 (10/06/04)
MORLEY - Mr. and Mrs. Jim Burris of Morley are parents of a daughter born Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. SIKESTON - Had the game between the Sikeston Bulldogs and the Kennett Indians progressed the way it started, the Bulldogs would have found themselves on the wrong end of the score. Dennis Ziegenhorn, the second team fullback, got a chance to shine as he scored the final touchdown in the Bulldogs' 35-7 win over the Indians...
Use debate to point out Kerry's stances (10/06/04)
When the second debate rolls around Friday, the two Presidential candidates will find themselves in St. Louis in a town hall format, whatever that means. I believe the questions will come from audience members funneled through the moderator, etc. Since most reasonable-thinking folk - including myself if I indeed fit into that category - believe W. ...
Your view: CBS is unreliable (10/06/04)
My husband and I have always watched CBS for what we thought was accurate and concise news. In the past we thought Dan Rather was biased when it came to political issues but recently I believe he blatantly crossed the line. I believe it is important that a newscaster report the news as an impartial party but on several occasions it is very clear where Mr. ...
Speakout 10/6 (10/06/04)
Doomsday for Republicans: Nov. 2, 2004, Kerry wins both electoral college and majority vote for president. The reason behind this is because Bush failed ever so miserably. Republicans seem to think that Iraq will be a better place to live in the next five to 10 years. ...