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Stories from Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Guard returns today (10/04/05)
SIKESTON - Members of the Missouri National Guard will return home today after approximately 30 days of duty deployed to the hurricane-ravaged region of Louisiana. The Missouri Guardsmen are from the 1140th Engineer Battalion headquartered in Cape Girardeau, Charlie Company of 203rd Engineer Battalion located in Monett and the 880th Engineer Dump Company located in Dexter...
Drug sweep nets 32 (10/04/05)
NEW MADRID -- Thirty-two persons were charged following a drug sweep through New Madrid County. Sheriff Terry Stevens released the names of the following individuals who were arrested Friday or Saturday by area law enforcement authorities following an 18-month drug investigation in the county. All are charged with sale of a controlled substance, Stevens said...
Breast cancer survivors band together for support (10/04/05)
SIKESTON -- Cathey Daniels of New Madrid knows all too well the importance of early detection when it comes to beating breast cancer. In 2003, Daniels was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had no history of cancer in her family, except that her brother died only a month before of a brain tumor...
City responds to 'soccer boom' with study on additional fields (10/04/05)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston needs to begin looking at improvements to deal with the soccer boom. The sport "has truly grown and become quite an activity here in town," said Councilman Jerry Pullen during the regular City Council meeting Monday. City officials need to look at putting in more facilities for the soccer fields as well as a place to put additional fields, Pullen said, adding that the annual soccer tournament brings lots of money in to Sikeston...
Increased train traffic proposed (10/04/05)
SIKESTON -- An improvement to Union Pacific's efficiency will result in additional train traffic through Sikeston if approved by the Surface Transportation Board. During Monday's regular Sikeston City Council meeting, Chris Peterson, Union Pacific's director of government affairs and corporate relations for the state, presented his railroad's plan to improve its efficiency by "what we've described as a line swap."...
Kelly softball beats Jackson; readies for district (10/04/05)
JACKSON -- The Kelly Lady Hawks closed the regular season with a 3-2 win over Jackson on Monday. Kelly (16-10) scored all of its runs in the third inning. Katie Moore led off with a single. Brittany Ponder's basehit put runners at first and second base and both advanced on Brittany Brantley's sacrifice bunt...
Michael Bissel (10/04/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Michael DeWayne Bissel, 27, died Oct. 3, 2005, at Portageville Nursing Center. Born Dec. 18, 1977, in Hayti, he was the son of John Michael "Earl" Bissel of Portageville and Patricia "Patty" Jones Birdwell of New Madrid. Survivors include: a daughter, Kasandra "Cassie" Bissel of New Madrid; one brother, Derek Bissel of Lilbourn; one sister, Tonya Powell of New Madrid; and grandparents, Ras and Barbara Jones of New Madrid...
J.T. Holder (10/04/05)
WAPPAPELLO - J. T. Holder, 80, died Oct. 1, 2005, at his home. Born May 23, 1925, in Kewanee, son of late George and Gladys Lancaster Holder, he was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Employed with McDonald Douglas Aircraft in St. Louis and the owner of Bird's Paint Shop and Hardware in Advance, he served as mayor of Advance in 1963 and was the executive director of DAEOC in Portageville. In May 1991, he retired as an auditor for the state of Missouri...
Looking Back 10/4 (10/04/05)
SIKESTON - The Budweiser Cafe, operated for a brief time by James O. Ralph, was sold last Saturday to J.H. Hollomon, owner of Nevada's Cafe. MATTHEWS - Peggy Lathum, 16, was named as the prettiest girl Saturday afternoon as she was crowned Miss Matthews by Mayor Lyman Whitten at the Fall Festival, sponsored by the Volunteer Club...
Following donations is waste of time (10/04/05)
In the world of politics, it takes very little to generate heat. Both parties are guilty of pouncing on the opposition because it makes their followers feel motivated and also because it might win the hearts and minds of those sitting on the fence. Yet the reality is that very few among us are swayed by these political games. We, unfortunately, understand the nature of politics and we tend to believe little that spouts from the mouth of the elected...
Speakout 10/4 (10/04/05)
Mike, It has to be a boring, rainy day for me to read your editorial, but thanks to Hurricane Rita, I find myself doing just that. It's rather amusing when you write that "future generations will curse our stupidity," The cursing is going on right now, you just want the cursing to be directed at someone other than your "chosen ones." Today's real news had an interview with Saudi Arabia's finance minister, where he says he warned the United States years ago that our problem was not lack of oil, it was that we allowed the closure of refineries without replacing them. ...