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Stories from Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Audit shows school district is debt free (11/10/04)
SIKESTON --With the ongoing state budget crunch, members of the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education breathed sighs of relief as they were told the district is "financially sound" during Tuesday's regular meeting. Richard Dennis of Spitzmiller, Hobbs, Bridger and Co. in Sikeston, presented the district's fiscal year 2004 auditor's report, which was ultimately approved by the board...
Water district meeting on tap (11/10/04)
BENTON - Do Scott County rural residents want a water district or not? At the meeting for the proposed countywide water district scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the courthouse, county commissioners hope to determine "whether we go forward and proceed with it," according to Presiding Commissioner Martin Priggel...
Miner city hall security camera bids are tabled (11/10/04)
MINER - The Miner Board of Aldermen approved amendments to the city's personnel handbook during their regular meeting Tuesday. The last update to the handbook was Sept. 9, 2003. Two significant changes were included. The first changed language dealing with disciplinary procedures, according to Janet Tuttle, city clerk. The change is "basically just clarifications," said Mayor Mitch Thompson...
Miner sets city marshal qualifications (11/10/04)
MINER - The next city marshal for Miner will be required spend some time on the job every weekday, Monday through Friday. The Miner Board of Aldermen set guidelines, qualifications and the salary for the position's next four-year term during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Montgomery receives Missourian award (11/10/04)
JEFFERSON CITY - Richard Montgomery, chairman of the board of Americare and Montgomery Bank, both headquartered in Sikeston, is the recipient of the Missourian Award. Montgomery and nine other 2004 honorees received their award at the annual Missourian Awards Program in Jefferson City Saturday. By receiving the award, the 10 join a list of past recipients that includes President Harry Truman, Walt Disney, George Washington Carver, General Omar Bradley and 74 other notable Missourians...
Walgreens is coming (11/10/04)
Construction workers with HBD Contracting of St. Louis work on the new Walgreens store. Walgreens will be located at the corner of Main and Lake streets.
Soccer champs (11/10/04)
The Sikeston seventh and eighth grade team won the A Division Championship in the Sikeston Soccer Tournament. Pictured front row from left are: Caleb Foust, Jason Isaacs, Darin Dicus, Stephen Beydler, Stuart Strom, Blair Bohannon; back row: Abdullah Said, Clint Boswell, Eli Jackson, Caleb Davidson, Timmy Hart and Nikko Galang. Not pictured are Andrew McDowell, Jake Pewitt, Lance Garrett and coaches Ken Dicus and Rickey Isaacs...
Young all stars (11/10/04)
The Sikeston All-Star Soccer Black Team in the Smurf Division competed Saturday and Sunday in the Sikeston soccer tournament. Team members and coaches are, from left: first row, Devon Blackmon, Alex Burch, Camden Sapp, Lindsey McClendon, Matthew Menz and Brett Johnson. Second row: Sam Cox, Wyatt Pratt, Austin Dill and Peyton Vowells. Back row, coaches Randy Dill and Matt Vowells...
Bulldog soccer season ends (11/10/04)
FENTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer season came to an end on Tuesday with a 3-1 loss to Affton in a Class 2 Sectional game at the Anheuser-Busch Center in Fenton. The Bulldogs, which captured their first district championship in soccer last week against Notre Dame, also finished their first season over .500 with a 12-11-1 record...
Charleston ready for top-ranked Tigers (11/10/04)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston and Caruthersville, both loaded with a bevy of outstanding athletes and known primarily for their offensive exploits, play a little defense, as well. Both teams will show just how good those defenses are tonight at 7 p.m. at Marshall Field when the Blue Jays host the Tigers...
SEMO Conference Football records (11/10/04)
SEMO NORTH Cape Central Tigers (2-8) Jackson Indians (7-3) Poplar Bluff Mules (3-7) Sikeston Bulldogs (3-7) SEMO CENTRAL Caruthersville Tigers (10-0) Charleston Bluejays (8-2) Dexter Bearcats (6-4) Kennett Indians (2-8) NMCC Eagles (1-9) SEMO SOUTH...
Area athletes included in Who's Who Among High School Students (11/10/04)
AUSTIN, Texas - Area students have been included on the 2003-04 edition of Who's Who Among American High School Students - Sports Edition. Athletes are nominated by coaches, teachers and sports organizations based on athletic achievement and participation in extracurricular activities. Students named to Who's Who - Sports Edition also compete for $10,000 in scholarship awards...
Taking second (11/10/04)
Seventh and eighth grade girls soccer team, Sikeston Storm, recently placed second in the Caysa League in Cape Girardeau with a record of 8-2. Pictured is the team, front row, from left: Eryn Pritchett, Jess Deere, Emilie Martin, Ariel Reynolds and Taylor Gilmore; and back row: Molly Winders, Megan Ragsdale, Ashley Ramey, Kelsie Cooper, coach Jeff Reynolds, Kirstie Anderson, Caroline Bain, Lauren Little, Jordan Rodgers and Caitlin Mikels. ...
Virginia Whiteside (11/10/04)
SIKESTON - Virginia Whiteside, 81, died at 10:50 a.m. Nov. 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 8, 1923, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late John and Grace Cornie Couch, she retired as a self-employed beautician and was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Scott City...
Mary Carr (11/10/04)
CHARLESTON - Mary H. "Skeeter" Carr, 78, of Charleston died at 2:51 a.m. Nov. 10, 2004, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Births 11/10 (11/10/04)
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Looking Back 11/10 (11/10/04)
CHAFFEE - The Bank of Chaffee became a home-owned institution recently when stock owned by G.A. Hope and James E. Powers of St. Louis was purchased by local people. SIKESTON - An automobile accident on Friday at the Goza Harper Motor Company caused destruction inside the garage. ...
The system failed to protect children (11/10/04)
The Missouri Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments Tuesday on the appeal of a former priest convicted of exposing himself to three boys in a school bathroom. Unfortunately, it seems that these types of stories are all too common these days. And on the surface, this one falls into that same, sad category...
Speakout 11/10 (11/10/04)
I'm sure that, as you did before the election, you're going to be receiving a lot of calls or e-mails about the election. I just want to add to that a bit. What John Kerry tried to use against George Bush was what did him in. John Kerry continued to say that this war should have never happened. ...