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Stories from Wednesday, August 29, 2001

Children's Center gets large grant (08/29/01)
SIKESTON -- It has been a good year for the Kenny Rogers Children's Center. After receiving $201,457 worth of donations at the annual telethon in March, center officials were then fortunate enough for Kenny Rogers to perform a benefit concert in April. And Tuesday, Chuck Martin, executive director of the Kenny Rogers Children's Center, announced they have received a $75,000 donation from the Lions Club International Foundation...
Court date set for rape suspect (08/29/01)
BENTON - Language barriers may complicate court proceedings for Naji Mohsen Monasser, 35, a resident alien from Yemen facing felony forcible rape, forcible sodomy and kidnapping charges. Monasser was in associate circuit court Tuesday to be arraigned on the charges stemming from an incident at the Ramada Inn in Miner reported Aug. 21...
MoDOT ready to work on I-55 (08/29/01)
SCOTT CITY - Missouri Department of Transportation officials were joined by State Rep. Peter Myers, Scott County commissioners and other dignitaries to officially break ground on the I-55 Route AB Improvements project. The MoDOT project includes "safety and efficiency improvements" which will "greatly improve the safety of this area," according to Scott Meyer, district engineer...
Weekend will help Sunset community (08/29/01)
SIKESTON -- A little pride and respect can make a world of difference and Harry Howard believes this weekend will help restore both in the Sunset community. He and other event organizers invite Sikeston residents and former residents to celebrate "Return to Sunset Day" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in Roberta Rowe Park. There, they can participate in music, games, a talent show and learn a little more about the important role their ancestors played in the community...
Power Points contest to begin (08/29/01)
SIKESTON -- The Standard Democrat, along with several dozen other newspapers around the region, will participate in the 2001 POWER POINTS of the Midlands Football Contest, which features a $1,000 cash bonanza to the weekly grand prize winner. Enter the contest by clipping the weekly form from the paper, making your selections, then dropping off your entry at the Standard Democrat prior to the weekly deadline...
SHS netters open season with shutout over Chaffee (08/29/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston girls tennis team opened the season with a 9-0 shutout of Chaffee on Tuesday. Only one of the matches was close, that being the doubles contest between Elizabeth Killion/Lindsay Leible and Katie Pfefferkorn/Callie Meyer. Killion and Leible won 9-8 (12-10) in a tiebreaker match...
NMCC loses to Gideon; Charleston downs S.C. (08/29/01)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles volleyball team lost to Gideon on Tuesday in their season opener, 12-15, 9-15. "We had some first game jitters a little bit," said NMCC head coach Sonya Pixley. "I know the ability is there, but we just didn't put it together. Gideon has improved a lot. They've got good hitters and good passers -- they're a scrappy team. I think we underestimated them a little bit."...
McDonald posts first win (08/29/01)
SIKESTON - Here are the Aug. 25 results from the Sikeston Drag Strip. SUPER PRO Clyde McDonald, of Cape Girardeau, captured his first Super Pro win of the season. He ran 6.33 on a 6.32 dial at 107 m.p.h. His reaction time was .522. Mike Buckley took second place. Buckley ran 5.88 on a 5.87 dial at 118 m.p.h. His reaction time was .519...
Fowler wins wild Pure Street Feature at ATP (08/29/01)
BENTON - It was another rainout for St. Francis County Raceway in Farmington and another win for Joey Montgomery at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark. The last three races that SCFR did not run, Montgomery has made the trip down to Benton to steal the win from the AT&P regulars. The win for Montgomery was his third in only four races at the racepark...
COLUMN - Kennett A Little Too Much for Charleston (08/29/01)
The 2001 high school football season kicks off Friday night, and of the 10 games in the SEMO Conference, none look more intriguing than Charleston at Kennett. Both the Bluejays and Indians are expected to be improved this year, and the two teams have matched up really well recently in the opening week of the season...
Indians, Bluejays highlight Week 1 (08/29/01)
KENNETT -- With running back Jordy Mixon, fullback Orrice Stanback and quarterback Dontay Clark, Charleston will open the season at Kennett Friday night with one of the most potent backfields in Southeast Missouri. On the opposing sideline, Kennett will put standouts such as running back Tyree Goolsby, wideout Dustin Pritchett, and quarterback Nathan Baker on the field...
Sikeston softball squad wins first game in 28-23 shootout over ECC (08/29/01)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's softball team won a 28-23 slugfest over East Carter County on Tuesday, taking advantage of 19 hits and 21 walks. With the victory, the Lady Bulldogs (1-2) equal last year's win-total. "It is a good motivator for the girls," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "Hopefully, it will pump us up for tomorrow's game."...
Estes wins Bassbuster tourne (08/29/01)
SIKESTON - The Bootheel Bassbusters held their sixth tournament of the year on Aug. 12 on Lake Barkley. Mike Estes won the tournament with the 7 lbs., 10 ozs., including the tournament big-bass of 4 lbs., 1 oz. Leven Cox was second with 4 lbs., 5 oz., and Jerry Dement took home third with 2 lbs., 9 oz. Kenny Dement won the club's "Lucky Drawing."...
Maxine Pippins (08/29/01)
DEXTER - Mary Maxine Pippins, 77, died Aug. 28, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Sept. 2, 1923, at Auvergne, Ark., daughter of the late Arthur and Jessie May Foushee, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and had been a bookkeeper for the MFA Oil Company in Dexter...
Howard Dixon (08/29/01)
CHICAGO, Ill. - Howard Dixon, 61, died Aug. 23, 2001, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born May 18, 1940, in rural Charleston, Mo., son of the late Ozark and Essie Martin Dixon, he graduated from Lincoln High School in Charleston and the Kennedy-King College in Chicago. He was a member of the Soul Reviving Baptist Church where he served as an usher and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired in 2000 from the Chicago Transit Authority...
Looking Back In Time (08/29/01)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's Millers came through with a three-hit attack in the ninth inning against the Dexter Red Sox Sunday to win 6-5. SIKESTON - Safe driver awards were presented to six of nine drivers in the Dairy Service Division of Potlach Forest Inc. at a special fish fry awards dinner at the PFI service building Saturday night...
Legislature adds more laws to books (08/29/01)
When the Missouri General Assembly gathers each year, you can expect a host of new laws to hit the books. I fully recognize that part of the purpose of the state legislation is to address through new laws changes in our culture, our society and the wishes of the people. But just once I think it would be nice if the legislature met and decided we had enough laws on the books of Missouri. Don't hold your breath - it will never happen...
SPEAKOUT (08/29/01)
Many thanks to the Sikeston Standard Democrat and the Sikeston Jaycees for my free tickets to the rodeo this year. I'm new to Sikeston and really appreciated an opportunity to attend the rodeo and see Lonestar. I was the winner of the contest and the Sikeston Standard Democrat is where I chose my winning ticket. Thanks to the people at KSIM and Bill Powers particularly for their help in procuring all the winning prizes; and Mike Young, administrator at Clearview Nursing Center...