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Stories from Sunday, October 17, 2004

A lap for 'Kid Smooth': Race will honor local racing legend (10/17/04)
MALDEN -- Nathan Rettig, or "Kid Smooth" as his fans call him, may no longer be driving at the racetrack, but his memory will forever lap the minds of his fans and fellow racers. This weekend's first Nathan Rettig Memorial Cotton Boll Cup at the Malden Speedway is a way to make sure of it...
Reigning over the game (10/17/04)
Catherine Harvell was crowned the Charleston Homecoming queen during Friday night's game. Charleston won their game against East Prairie, 52-15.
Seminar tackles meth problem (10/17/04)
SIKESTON - There could be a meth lab in your neighborhood. You may even know someone who uses methamphetamine. Being able to see the signs, however, requires education. A meth workshop scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Thursday in the Clinton Building at the Sikeston Sports Complex will use the "workshop approach" to provide that education for interested members of the community...
Young fans (10/17/04)
Three future Charleston Bluejay athletes use a blanket to keep warm and dry during the Bluejay football game Friday night. Throughout Southeast Missouri Friday, rain, wind and cool weather turned into football weather.
Bulldogs win second straight (10/17/04)
KENNETT - There was a time, not too long ago, that some fans were wondering if the Sikeston Bulldog football team would win a game all season. Now, after an 0-5 start to 2004, the Bulldogs have won two consecutive games with a 34-13 win against Kennett on a cool, rainy night at Metz-Cherry Stadium...
Charleston overwhelms East Prairie, 52-15 (10/17/04)
CHARLESTON -- Total domination may best describe Charleston's 52-15 blowout win over game, but undermanned, East Prairie on Friday night. The Bluejays (5-2) controlled the line of scrimmage from the opening kickoff on the way to a 19-0 first-quarter lead...
Ste. Genevieve rips NMCC, 45-7 (10/17/04)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Eagles showed some promise in the early going Friday night when they hosted the Ste. Genevieve Dragons. But the Eagles couldn't sustain the early momentum as they fell to the Dragons 45-7. On the opening drive of the contest, Central drove the ball from its own 38 to the Dragon 5-yard line. The drive was keyed by a Terrance Smith 20-yard run on a third and eight. A fumble at the 9:09 mark was recovered by the Dragons and the Eagles came up empty...
Top-ranked Caruthersville runs past Dexter (10/17/04)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Caruthersville made it two straight SEMO Conference Central Division Championships as the Tigers remained undefeated on the season with a 30-10 win at home Friday night over the Dexter Bearcats. Missouri's number one ranked team in Class 2, the Tigers scored the first four times they had the ball and built a 24-3 lead before the Bearcats dug in and tried to make a game of it...
Ag tours planned (10/17/04)
Now that the CVB has completed its budget for Fiscal Year 2005, we are focusing on the next event in our area. The University of Missouri Extension Council, Stoddard County IDA, Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri Department of Agriculture, River Heritage Association and USDA-NRCS Bootheel RC and D have joined forces for the second annual Southeast Missouri Agritourism Conference. ...
Business briefcase 10/17 (10/17/04)
SIKESTON - Bill Unger retired recently from Plaza Tire Service Inc. Unger, who had 18 years of service with the company, said the biggest change he has seen in the business is in sizing of tires. When he started they carried five different sizes now they carry over 200 different sizes for the customer at Plaza Tire, he said...
Sikeston resident receives award for quality (10/17/04)
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Board of Nursing, which includes a Sikeston resident, was recognized by Gov. Bob Holden with the Governor's Award for Quality and Productivity for saving money and time and by increasing efficiencies in business processes, goods and service delivery to Missouri citizens...
Newest insurance agency offers lots of policy choices (10/17/04)
SIKESTON - Southeast Missouri residents have a new choice in insurance companies that will give them even more choices in insurance coverage. County Wide Insurance, located at 1004 Linn St. in Sikeston, opened its doors on Aug. 2. Drawn to Sikeston by the growing market, office manager and insurance agent Sandy Anthony explained the company offers every kind of insurance. ...
Sikeston's Good Humor-Breyers plant hits a safety milestone (10/17/04)
SIKESTON - The Good Humor-Breyers plant in Sikeston has reached a safety milestone by completing two years worked without a lost-time accident. A lost-time accident is an injury that prevents an employee from returning to work. The plant attributes its success to employees' commitment to safety and a culture that fosters personal responsibility. Employees regularly set and exceed safety goals while continual training helps employees stay focused on safety, company officials said...
Bobbie Keown (10/17/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bobbie Rex Keown, 71, died Oct. 13, 2004, in Ferriday, La. Born July 1, 1933, in New Madrid, son of the late Cecil and Pearl Oliver Keown, he retired as a salesman for Watercraft. He was a member of the First Church of God in Portageville and veteran of the U.S. Army...
Geneva Page (10/17/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Geneva L. Page, 84, who died Oct. 13, 2004, were: Jim Greene, Glenn Greene, Marion Greene, Jerry Cooper, James Cooper, Ted Eftink and A.J. Eftink.
Edna Woodward (10/17/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Edna Belken Woodward 91, of Farmington, who died Oct. 10, 2004, were: Joe Sushinski, John Cywinski, Chris Walton, Scott Woodward, Andrew Woodward and Dylan Woodward...
Bill Patterson (10/17/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for George "Bill" Patterson, 61, who died Oct. 11, 2004, were: Brent Shipman, Cody Shipman, Luke Hogan, Ronnie Bowling, Mike Stroud and Brian Gray.
Martha Riley (10/17/04)
NEW MADRID - Martha Stephens "Momo" Riley, 89, died Oct. 15, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 31, 1914, in Hickman, Ky., daughter of the late Ferninand Maddox and Martha Virginia Prather, she was a homemaker, retired teacher's aide and member of Immaculate Conception Church...
Births (Published 10/17) (10/17/04)
RISCO - Bradley Steven and Karrie DeAnn Lancaster are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 1:20 p.m. Sept. 10, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Lindsey Faith Lancaster weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 10/17 (10/17/04)
BENTON - Dorothy J. Caldwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Caldwell of Benton, has taken the oath of enlistment in the Women's Army Corps and left for basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 3. SIKESTON - Tony Heckemeyer, State Representative-elect, will direct the first production of the 1964-65 Little Theatre season. ...
Will process survive election challenges? (10/17/04)
Maybe I worry too much but I remain concerned over lawsuits that are virtually assured come election day. A memo leaked this week from the national Democratic Party outlines specific plans for challenges to "voter intimidation" on election day. The memo also discusses "pre-emptive strikes" toward challenges of voter suppression in thousands of heavily-minority voting precincts. Thus, the stage is now set for a legal battle that could potentially make the 2000 election seem organized...
Speakout 10/17 (10/17/04)
They should do John Edwards like they did the stock car driver in Daytona. They fined him for cussing and took a bunch of points away from him. Edwards was a big lawyer and knew when he broke the rules two times. He knew he was doing wrong. That shows you what kind of vice president he will make. If he can't be honest on TV without breaking the rules, he's not fit to be vice president of this country...