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Stories from Monday, November 19, 2001

Sharing the bounty (11/19/01)
Students at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center stack items they collected for the Sikeston Community Canned Food Drive for use in the Standard Democrat's Community Christmas Campaign. The center collected over 2,600 cans, which is the most collected in the Sikeston Public School District. ...
Christmas tours planned (11/19/01)
SIKESTON - Several Sikeston residents are showing the true meaning of Christmas this year by giving of themselves as they open their hearts and their doors to the community. The Christmas Home Tours 2001 will be from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 2, providing an opportunity for the public to see Christmas splendors and maybe borrow some decorating ideas along the way...
Residents volunteer to provide Thanksgiving meal for elderly (11/19/01)
SIKESTON - What's from the heart, reaches the heart. And Beverly Baker has touched many. It was 13 years ago when the idea of reaching out to senior citizens during the holidays first came to Baker. She would serve a hot, Thanksgiving dinner to them at no charge...
Leave us: City begins collection efforts (11/19/01)
SIKESTON - If you happen to hear a giant sucking sound Monday morning, don't panic - it is probably Sikeston's new leaf removal machines. "This is the first year that we've done this," said Tom Bridger, public works director. The two machines were received by the city a little over a week ago. "We've been out working with them, getting used to them, seeing how they're going to work when we get them out on the streets," said Bridger...
Bootheel area leader dies (11/19/01)
NEW MADRID - Southeast Missouri landowner and businessman, Albert Chilion "Dub" Riley, died Nov. 18, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. A native of New Madrid, Mr. Riley joined his father in farming and cotton ginning in Southeast Missouri following his graduation from UCLA in 1937. That same year he founded A.C. Riley Cotton Company and remained a leader in the cotton industry...
Young readers (11/19/01)
National Children's Book Week started on Saturday at the Sikeston Public Library. Here, Teresa Houchin listens as her son, Lucas, and Jake Templeton read over one of the many books offered for the children to read.
Eagles race into 3A championship (11/19/01)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central sent Salem home, and now they're headed to the dome. Speed and athleticism trumped Salem's vaunted ground attack in Saturday's Class 3A semifinal, as the Eagles gutted out a 43-23 victory on an unusually hot November afternoon...
Daughhetee signs with SEMO (11/19/01)
BENTON -- Kelly standout distance runner Adam Daughhetee recently signed a letter of intent to run track and cross country at Southeast Missouri State University. Daughhetee is a two-time state champion in the 1,600-meter run. He has also received all-state honors in the 3,200-meters, and as a member of the 4 x 800 meter relay team...
NMCC's Sims still drawing interest (11/19/01)
NEW MADRID -- Desmond Sims, who is from New Madrid County Central High School, split time between receiver and tailback on offense this season. "I don't know what my stats are for the season, but playing two offensive positions, I do know that they are split too much," Desmond said. "I'm satisfied with my performance so far this season."...
Sikeston football: Thinking of what could have been (11/19/01)
After watching Cape Central make it all the way to the Class 4A Quarterfinals, it only reminded me of what the Sikeston Bulldogs could have done. The Tigers won their second consecutive 4A District 1 title, defeated North County in a classic double-overtime thriller and then fell last Monday to Washington 18-17 on a missed field goal with no time left...
Multi-sport standout Garrett chooses Missouri baseball (11/19/01)
SIKESTON - It's not too often that a Division I program comes calling to the Southeast region of Missouri for an athlete. Which is why the University of Missouri baseball team may have found a diamond in the rough in Sikeston Bulldog infielder Adam Garrett, who signed a letter of intent to attend Mizzou on Thursday...
NMCC cancels Riverbend Classic (11/19/01)
NEW MADRID - New Madrid County Central has canceled the 2001 Riverbend Classic, which was scheduled to take place this Friday. The school made the official decision to cancel the annual basketball event after the football team defeated Salem on Saturday, qualifying for Friday's 3A state championship game. ...
Tom Miller (11/19/01)
ROCKVIEW - Tom Miller, 74, died Nov. 17, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 10, 1926, in Chaffee, son of the late Earl Hobert and Emma Belle Smith Miller, he was a retired engineer for the Frisco Railroad Company in Chaffee and served with the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Rockview, Chaffee VFW Post 3127 and Cape Girardeau Disabled American Veterans...
Velma Hill (11/19/01)
ST. LOUIS - Velma I. Hill, 84, formerly of Sikeston, died at 6:55 a.m. Nov. 16, 2001, at the Beau Vais Manor. Born June 26, 1917, in Marion, Ill., daughter of the late Norman and Georgia Henninger Summers, she was a lacer for the International Shoe Company for 40 years and a certified nurses' aide at the Green Meadows Retirement Home from 1993-97...
Sherry J. Tilley (11/19/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Sherry J. Tilley, 28, died Nov. 17, 2001, at her home. Born April 21, 1973, in Dexter to Patty Tilley and J.W. Tilley of Bloomfield, she had resided in Bloomfield her entire life and attended the Assembly of God Church in Birds Corner. In addition to her parents, she is survived by: one brother, John Tilley of Bloomfield; three sisters, Mary Jane Tilley, her twin, and Tammy Starnes of Bloomfield and Martha Starnes of Dexter; her grandmother, Evelyn Crowell of Dexter; and five nieces; and two nephews.. ...
A.C. "Dub" Riley (11/19/01)
NEW MADRID - Fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, Albert Chilion "Dub" Riley, departed this life Nov. 18, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. On Jan. 16, 1916, Albert Chilion Riley was the third born child of the marriage of William Toney Riley and Virginia Allen Riley. W.T. Riley immediately bestowed Albert with the nickname "Dub," Irish for "little buddy."...
Monroe Scott Sr. (11/19/01)
SIKESTON - Monroe Scott Sr., 93, died Nov. 15, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 13, 1908, in Alligator Lake, Miss., he lived in Missouri for over 50 years and was a member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church of New Madrid. He married Hazel Bell who preceded him in death Nov. 20, 1995...
Velma Hill (11/19/01)
ST. LOUIS - Pallbearers at services conducted at 2 p.m. today for Velma Hill, 84, who died Nov. 16, 2001, will be: Perry Holt, Andrew Holt, Tyler Holt, Vernon Summers, Ed Throop and Rick Cooper.
Sarah Millar (11/19/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sarah E. Millar, 91, died Nov. 16, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Rick Howton (11/19/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rick Howton, 52, died Nov. 18, 2001. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
David Talley (11/19/01)
BROWNWOOD - David Shawn Talley, 22, died Nov. 16, 2001, from injuries sustained in a car accident on Highway Z in Wayne County. Born June 15, 1979, at Cape Girardeau to Kenneth and Frankie Futch Talley of Brownwood, he was a service technician with Talley Heating and Cooling...
Esther Hampton (11/19/01)
PARIS, Texas - Esther Hampton, 98, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 6:03 p.m. Nov. 17, 2001, at Christus-St. Joseph's Hospital in Paris. Born June 20, 1903, in Arkansas, she had worked at Little Man Lamberts Cafe in Sikeston as a cook for 21 years. In 1966 she moved to DeKalb, Ill., and then to Paris where she lived until her death...
Cleo Mossman (11/19/01)
DEXTER - Cleo Alvin Mossman, 77, died Nov. 15, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Feb. 26, 1924, at Puxico, son of the late Heber and Millie Fagan Mossman, he was an automobile mechanic in San Francisco Bay, Calif., for 40 years and member of the First Church of God in Dexter...
Alma Doggett (11/19/01)
SIKESTON - Alma V. Doggett, 80, died at 1:20 p.m. Nov. 18, 2001, at her home. Born Jan. 4, 1921, in Daisy, daughter of the late Arnold and Bertie Alice Brown Drum, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Jackson Chapter 91, she was deli manager for many years at Barkett's Big Star and had been a supervisor and volunteer for 10 years at the Sikeston Community Sheltered Workshop...
Mae Rohmiller (11/19/01)
VINITA, Okla. - Mae Rohmiller, 83, died Nov. 16, 2001, at the Craig General Hospital. Born Oct. 30, 1918, in Ottawa County, daughter of the late Ed and Mary Frazier Patrick, she was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, the Ladies Altar Guild, NEA, OEA and the Oklahoma Retired Teachers Association. ...
LeRoy Parkinson (11/19/01)
DEXTER - LeRoy Parkinson, 74, formerly of Essex, died Nov. 16, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 26, 1927, in Essex, son of the late Thomas and Bernice Johnson Parkinson, he was a retired carpenter and a former resident of St. Louis and California...
Geraldine Schaefer (11/19/01)
ORAN - Geraldine Teresa Schaefer, 73, died at 10:25 p.m. Nov. 15, 2001, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 4, 1928, in Commerce, daughter of the late James B. and Minerva J. Stallings Reed, she retired as a machine operator for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in St. Louis and was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran...
Charles Harlan (11/19/01)
GRAYRIDGE - Charles D. Harlan, 61, died Nov. 16, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 17, 1939, in Grayridge, son of the late Thomas and Viola Kamin Harlan, he served with the U.S. Air Force and was of the Baptist belief. He lived in Grayridge most of his life...
Looking Back in Time 11/19 (11/19/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School Bulldogs dropped a hard-fought game, 26-6, to Cape Girardeau when they met the Central Tigers at Houck Field Friday afternoon. --- SIKESTON - Miss Alice Van Horne and Miss Margaret Lambert were returned to their homes Wednesday from Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, where they underwent appendix operations...
Looking Back in Time - 11/18 (11/19/01)
SIKESTON - The first killing frost of the season came to Sikeston Tuesday morning when the mercury dropped to 22 degrees above zero. Frost has appeared on every succeeding morning. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Gollady have moved into their new dwelling at 710 Moore Ave. Formerly they occupied the Russell property on North Stoddard...
Lowering the bar won't raise the standards (11/19/01)
There are two ways to solve a problem - you either change the ingredients that combine to create the problem or you change the rules of the game and tell everyone the problem has gone away. Well, actually there are other ways to solve a problem but these two solutions are the ones available to the education system in America...
McGwire is a class act on today's field (11/19/01)
The great blessing of time is that it smoothes out memory's rough spots. And so it is that in years to come, when Mark McGwire's name is mentioned in this town, the image that will come to mind will be a September night in 1998. There will be a heavy-caliber crack of ash on cowhide and the tail of a comet disappearing over Busch Stadium's left field fence...
Your View (11/19/01)
For the past 15 years I have been a member of the board of directors of Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. These have been very rewarding years for me in terms of understanding the health care system in the United States. Often I am asked questions concerning the quality of care at MDMC and whether or not health care should be sought elsewhere...
Speakout 11/18 (11/19/01)
I wonder if Bill Green with the City of Sikeston could explain why Sikeston needs 400 to 700 tons of salt when the county only needs 50 to 60. Couldn't we do like other places and use sand and cinders and get away from so much salt and the expense? Or do we have to do things this way because we've always done it that way?...
Speakout 11/19 (11/19/01)
You big city officials around the area should take your lessons from Anniston on how to spend money on your cities. Anniston runs the whole city with two workers, a clerk and an odd-and-end man. All we have is water and sewer so why is it you big cities can't get along with all the money you drag in? I guess Anniston drags it in too, but they do pretty good...