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Stories from Wednesday, October 31, 2001

Calendar Girl (10/31/01)
Kate Hux, daughter of Jim and Kathy Hux, is the Standard Democrat's Calender Girl for the month of November. Miss Hux, winner of Miss Sikeston title, plans to graduate in May and attend college where she hopes to get her degree in education and then move on to law school...
Risco voters to decide bond issue (10/31/01)
RISCO - The state of Missouri has an offer for Risco's 392 residents. The Department of Natural Resources has agreed to pay 40 percent of the cost of needed repairs to the community's sewage system if the residents fund the remaining costs. On Tuesday, the voters in Risco will go to the polls to decide whether to issue revenue bonds of $320,000 to fund their portion of the improvements. ...
Accidents result in injuries (10/31/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported area accidents Tuesday which resulted in injuries. A Caruthersville man sustained moderate injuries in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning near Hayti Heights. Anthony Flakes, 20, was driving west on U.S. ...
Program teaches students about service (10/31/01)
SIKESTON - Discovering how much simple things can mean to others is a part of the learning experience Vera Glueck doesn't want her students to miss out on. "We feel like it's important for children at this young age to get a sense of service to the community," said the Sikeston Kindergarten principal...
Bulldogs look to beat Pirates; end season on positive note (10/31/01)
SIKESTON - When the Perryville Pirates meet the Sikeston Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium, there won't be any district or conference titles on the line. Neither team is playing for the right to go to the playoffs...
COLUMN - POPLAR BLUFF THROWS A LEFT HOOK... AND DOWN GOES JACKSON (10/31/01)
The two best teams in the SEMO Conference smash helmets this Friday in the most anticipated game of the year. As expected Jackson enters with a 9-0 record, outscoring its opponents 41 to 9. The Indians were supposed to be outstanding this year, and they've done nothing but live up to those lofty expectations so far...
Floyd Holt (10/31/01)
MINER -- Floyd Holt, 79, formerly of Mississippi County and Kevil, Ky., died at 10:20 p.m. Oct. 30, 2001, at the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Raymond Rampley (10/31/01)
JACKSON - Raymond Lee Rampley, 69, died Oct. 29, 2001, at his home. Born July 3, 1932, in Belly City, son of the late L.E. and Verbie Morris Rampley, he was a 1952 graduate of Bell City High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Korea from 1952-1954. ...
Luella Biler (10/31/01)
CHAFFEE - Luella Biler, 93, died Oct. 30, 2001 at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Richard Ward (10/31/01)
SIKESTON - Richard Dale Ward, 48, died Oct. 29, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 4, 1953, in St. Louis, son of the late Robert and Mildred Wakefield Ward, he was a cutter for Himmelberger-Harrison in Morehouse and an attendant for Home Oil Co. in Sikeston...
Emanuel Woods (10/31/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Emanuel B. Woods, 82, of Memphis, Tenn., who died Oct. 26, 2001, were: Zachary Carey, Rodney Wilkerson, Gregory Paylor, Tommy Woods, Terry Woods and Albert Peters Jr.
Ethel McClellon (10/31/01)
SIKESTON - Ethel L. "Aunt Sis" McClellon, 90, died Oct. 25, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 10, 1910, in Booneville, Miss., daughter of the late Robert and Lillie Lot, she lived in Missouri for more than 60 years and was of the Baptist belief...
Looking Back In Time (10/31/01)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Paul Heckemeyer entertained a group of children Saturday afternoon in the yard of her home on North Ranney with a masked party for her son, Tony. Those who enjoyed the occasion were Robert Mow Jr., Robert Harwell, Judith Ann Murback, Jane and Prescilla Beldon, James Moore III, Paul Watkins Northington, J. Fred McClendon, Harry Sharp, Joan Goetz, Glenn Matthews III and Suzanne Martin...
A picture-perfect voting reform idea (10/31/01)
Here's something that's scary for Halloween. Why would Missouri Democrats oppose a plan to require Missouri voters to show a photo ID before voting? I certainly don't have an answer because it seems so simple to avoid voting fraud by requiring that voters simply show a photo ID. But during testimony over the plan last week, Missouri Democrats said they would probably oppose the plan during the upcoming session of the legislature...
Your View (10/31/01)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce organized the Second Annual Community-wide Cleanup Oct. 20. We took in 122 cleanup requests from the community and had 61 volunteers ranging in age from 10 to 65. Unfortunately, the cleanup requests were greater than the number of volunteers, therefore we did not get to finish all of the cleanup assignments...
SPEAKOUT (10/31/01)
I was in Market Place shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. While shopping there, there was a real, real nice obviously Islamic woman. She was dressed in traditional attire and had two small children. She was very, very nice, very, very mannerly and I even spoke with one of her kids. ...