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Stories from Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Reconstruction project (09/20/05)
Eric Ross and Galen Boyd of Lappe Cement Finishing prepare the turnout of Selma and Matthews streets for pouring Monday afternoon. The company will be pouring the section today. This reconstruction project is expected to take five to seven days to complete (weather permitting) with no through traffic allowed...
Morehouse is awarded grant (09/20/05)
MOREHOUSE - Morehouse was awarded a $180,100 Community Development Block Grant for drainage system improvements in the city's southwestern section. "This is going to help us tremendously," said Mayor Pete Leija. "I'm just glad that we got it - tickled to death, surprised. Everybody is tickled to death that we got it."...
Women to 'discover the power of me' (09/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Area women searching for a little power from within may find it at a conference scheduled this fall in Sikeston. "It's always good for women to stay on their toes about things that are changing," said Helen Sander, conference committee member. "It's good for her personally, and it's good for her family."...
SHS junior varsity football loses to Cape; soccer team falls (09/20/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston junior varsity football team lost to Cape Central on Monday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium, 7-0. The Bulldogs defeated Cape Central's JV last week but a late score by the Tigers wrapped up Monday's game after an interception. The Tigers scored with two minutes left...
Lady Bulldogs defeat Jackson (09/20/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team took advantage of some poor base running and fielding by the Jackson Lady Indians to take a 3-2 win at the Sikeston Complex. Jackson committed four errors on the day and had a runner thrown out at third base to cap off their struggles. Of Sikeston's three runs, two were unearned...
Heated competition in Stock Light spices up SEMO Raceway (09/20/05)
BLODGETT -- Karting contenders ventured out to SEMO Raceway, Saturday night in hopes to earn some extra points towards the season's class championships. Saturday's racing was for double points, so tensions were high and the racing was extreme. With rain during the week prior and cooler weather, racers found themselves scrambling to chase the setup for the heavy track condition. Thus this brought forth some first time winners for the season and some amazing racing...
Schuerenberg steals show at West Plains sprint car feature (09/20/05)
WEST PLAINS -- Gary Wright may have captured his 102nd career O'Reilly American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores feature victory Friday night at West Plains Motor Speedway, but it was 15-year-old Hunter Schuerenberg who stole the show after taking "The Texan" to the brink in the 25-lapper...
John W. Goodall (09/20/05)
Gassville, Ark. - John William Goodall, 86, formerly of Wyatt, Mo., died at 8:10 p.m. Sept. 18, 2005, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born May 15, 1919, in Olive Branch, Ill., he was the son of the late Charlie Richard and Lue Etta Fowler Goodall. He had lived in Wyatt most of his life and had been employed as grain elevator maintenance supervisor with Bunge Corporation until his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Melvin Taylor (09/20/05)
SIKESTON - Melvin L. Taylor, 73, died Sept. 18, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 24, 1932, in Idaho, son of the late Eldred and Bonny Clifford Taylor, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean War and was a member and past commander of the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114...
Ben F. Slaten (09/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Benjamin Franklin Slaten, 91, of Scott City, who died Sept. 18, 2005, were: Mike Moseley, Paul Johnson, Todd Slaten, Michael Moseley, Chad Slaten and Brent Slaten. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery...
Robert Stafford (09/20/05)
CHAFFEE -- Robert Stafford, 77, died Sept. 20, 2005, at Chaffee Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Looking Back 9/20 (09/20/05)
ST. LOUIS - Charles Yanson was discharged from the Army Air Force at Jefferson Barracks on points. Yanson, a former staff sergeant, was stationed at Phoenix, Ariz. Previously, he served in England for more than a year. SIKESTON - Twenty Sikeston beauties are contending for the right to be crowned Miss Sikeston at the football game Friday night with the Charleston Blue Jays. Coming to crown Miss Sikeston will be R.J. "Buz" King, Republican state representative from St. Louis County...
Sacrificing majority for minority's view (09/20/05)
I do not believe there is justice in this country. Sure, we make a lot of noise about justice but the facts speak otherwise. And for that reason, I shall ask the federal courts to remove the words "and justice for all" from the Pledge of Allegiance. Were I to make that legal request in California, it appears my case would be heard...
Speakout 9/20 (09/20/05)
I'd like to speak out on the deal about in New Orleans and Mississippi. It is a tragic accident. It has been some of the worse coordination of our government that has ever been done. And Michael Jensen, you wrote the worst article in your paper that I have ever seen anybody write. ...