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Stories from Tuesday, August 21, 2001

Search under way for juveniles (08/21/01)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A search is under way for two Arkansas juveniles who stole a car in Pemiscot County. Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell said Dawn Grice of rural Holland reported her green 1994 Dodge Intrepid was stolen between 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday. The keys were not in the vehicle, which has a Missouri license plate number, 974 NTA...
Cable franchise agreement extended by council (08/21/01)
SIKESTON - A long-term franchise agreement with Sikeston's cable television provider, Charter Communications, was once again delayed in favor of another extension of the existing franchise agreement. The extension of the current agreement through Dec. 4 was approved by Council during Monday's special council meeting...
Fire departments battle blaze (08/21/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - The charred remains of a long-time Portageville business continued to smolder early today. Members of the Portageville Fire Department responded to a call at 5:45 p.m. Monday at Lester Furniture and Appliance, 410 E. Main St. Upon arrival, firemen found heavy smoke pouring from the second floor of the building...
Haywood City man receives sentence (08/21/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Scott County man will spend the next four years in the Department of Corrections. Marcus A. Wilkins, 23, of Haywood City, was sentenced to 55 months on one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of firearms and one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of ammunition. Wilkins learned his fate when he appeared in federal court Monday before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber...
Softball teams expecting improved fall seasons (08/21/01)
SIKESTON -- The fall softball season has arrived, and all teams in the Standard Democrat coverage area are expecting to be improved this season. That goal won't be much of a challenge for Sikeston, who is coming off a disappointing 1-16 campaign. "It would be nice to have at least a .500 season," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck...
Louise Duffey (08/21/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Louise Duffey, 78, died Aug. 20, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 17, 1922, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late John and Mamie Adel Miller Cox, she lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life and was a member of the Bloomfield Church of Christ...
June Michael (08/21/01)
BENTON - June Michael, 80, died at 2:40 p.m. Aug. 20, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 4, 1920, in Fruitland, daughter of the late Dick and Carrie Shaner Russell, she was a bookkeeper for Security Bank and Trust. A member of Unity Baptist Church, where she was pianist for many years, she was a member of Town and Country Homemaker in Benton, past worthy matron of Morley Chapter 342 Order of the Eastern Star...
Lester Hole (08/21/01)
SIKESTON - Lester W. Holt, 74, formerly of Bloomfield, died Aug. 20, 2001, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 10, 1927, at Himmell, son of the late Chester and Ada Lingle Holt, he was a retired carpenter and member of the Blodgett Baptist Church...
Georgia Lester (08/21/01)
OXFORD, Miss. - Georgia Marie Lester, 100, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Aug. 21, 2001, in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Daisy Nunn (08/21/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Daisy Marshall Nunn, 71, died at 11:50 p.m. Aug. 20, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 23, 1929, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late G.M. and Bessie Hockersmith Allen, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and attended Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston...