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Stories from Monday, September 3, 2001

Calendar Girl (09/03/01)
Hailey Priday, daughter of Ron and Christy Priday is the Standard Democrat's Calender Girl for the month of September. Miss Priday, a finalist in Miss Sikeston, graduated in May and is currently attending Southeast Missouri State University where she hopes to get her secondary education degree and become a counselor...
Morley plans fall festival (09/03/01)
MORLEY -- A "Weekend in Paradise" - that's the promise of the Morley Community Betterment Committee for those who attend the 29th Annual Fall Festival Sept. 7 and 8. The two-day event will include games, lots of pageants, a parade and, of course, cheeseburgers in paradise...
Sikeston man sentenced to life (09/03/01)
BENTON -- A Sikeston man will spend the rest of his life in prison following the ruling of a jury Friday. A Scott County jury sentenced David Robinson to life in prison without the possibility of parole on a charge of first degree murder for the Aug. 5, 2000, shooting death of Sheila Box. Jurors also recommended life in prison on a charge of armed criminal action...
Family Night set for Sept. 10 (09/03/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Public Library will again host Family Night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 for grades 1-3. Shirley Porter will represent the role of the police officer in the community. Participants will learn how to dust for fingerprints and find out some basic safety rules they need to follow...
September is library card sign-up month (09/03/01)
SIKESTON -- Being a library card owner means having a free unlimited travel ticket to the destination of choice. The only requirements are that the recipients are at least five years of age, live in Scott County and in the Sikeston R-6 School District...
Drug-related arrests reported (09/03/01)
BLOOMFIELD - The Stoddard County Sheriff's Department reported arrests on drug-related charges. Justin Ross Lane, 20, of Puxico, was arrested on warrants for being a minor in possession of intoxicants, driving while suspended and endangering the welfare of a child, in addition to failure to pay costs and failure to appear. He is in custody in the Stoddard County jail where $677.52 of his $1,247.52 must be paid in cash...
NMCC 'D' shines against Chicks (09/03/01)
NEW MADRID -- The coach and the quarterback were new, but New Madrid County Central's defense looked the same in the season opener Friday night, allowing just 62 yards of offense to traditional Arkansas power Blytheville in a 28-0 shutout. "For the most part, I thought the kids played hard," said NMCC coach Steve Rogers. "I think we're going to have a pretty exciting football team this year. I'm just happy to get my first win."...
Mistakes burn SHS in opener (09/03/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs knew they would have to play almost error-free to defeat the heavily-favored Jackson Indians in the season-opener on Friday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. It didn't happen as the Bulldogs turned the ball over five times, leading to a Jackson 34-7 win...
Charleston narrowly defeats Kennett, 35-32 (09/03/01)
KENNETT - The Charleston Bluejays started the football season on the right foot, knocking off the home team Kennett Indians 35-32 on Friday night. The Bluejays' dynamic duo of Jordy Mixon and Dontay Clark combined for five touchdowns. They also had two long TD runs called back...
Melvin Lackey (09/03/01)
SIKESTON - Melvin Preston Lackey, 70, died at 1:20 p.m. Aug. 31, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 10, 1930, in Little Rock, Ark., son of the late Charles A. and Lela Johnson Lackey Sr., he was a farmer and member of the Blodgett Baptist Church, where he had taught the adult men's Sunday school class. A corporal with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he was also leader of the bus ministry at Little Vine General Baptist Church for many years...
Rosa Curtis (09/03/01)
ORAN - Rosa Mae Curtis, 69, died at 8:51 p.m. Aug. 31, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 25, 1932, in Gideon, daughter of the late Henry and Ella Kellum Brown, she retired as a licensed practical nurse for the Chaffee Nursing Center. She was a member of Hooe Baptist Church near Oran...
Clem Schneider (09/03/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Clem T. Schneider, 89, died Aug. 31, 2001, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home, where friends may call after 5 p.m. Monday. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Martin Lucas officiating...
Births (09/03/01)
MARYLAND HEIGHTS - Todd and Stephanie Hughes are the parents of their second son, born at 8 a.m. July 28, 2001. Connor Thomas Hughes weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20-inches long. The former Stephanie DeRoush, Mrs. Hughes is the daughter of Debbie DeRoush of Sikeston...
Looking Back In Time (09/03/01)
SIKESTON - More than 1,600 youngsters will be in attendance in Sikeston Public Schools next Monday. PORTAGEVILLE - Missouri Cotton Quality Day will be held at Hayti Tuesday. It will provide plenty of information that would interest any cotton farmer or ginner, Wendell Choate, president of the Missouri Cotton Producers Association, said today...
Atmosphere in Jeff City will be chilly (09/03/01)
The Missouri General Assembly returns to Jefferson City this week for a special session called by Gov. Bob Holden. It should be interesting in the capital city as lawmakers discuss massive cuts in state spending and a proposal to revamp a state drug prescription policy to help low-income elderly residents. ...
SPEAKOUT (09/03/01)
I live on Salcedo Road. Across the street, somebody over there is flying the American flag. I don't know them, but I sure appreciate them doing that. I wish everybody in Sikeston would do the same thing once in awhile. We fought for this country and people honor us veterans when they fly the flag...