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Stories from Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Portageville man receives prison sentence (12/11/01)
COLUMBIA - A Portageville man is headed to prison for a rape committed in October of last year. Greg Thomas, who also lists an address in Kennett, entered a plea of guilty Monday afternoon to charges of first degree rape and armed criminal action for the Oct. ...
Charter commissioners receive input (12/11/01)
SIKESTON - All but one of the home rule charter cities in Missouri have elected mayors who serve terms of several years in length, yet former Sikeston mayors seem to agree a mayor selected by fellow council members to serve a one-year term works best here. "Why is Sikeston so different?" asked Harry Sharp, charter commission chairman...
Correction (12/11/01)
SCOTT CITY - Incorrect information was published in Monday's Standard Democrat regarding a two-vehicle accident Saturday which resulted in minor injuries to an Illinois woman. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jeffery J. Bryant, 30, of Sikeston was driving south on Interstate 55 in Scott County, four miles south of Scott City. ...
Farmington defense shuts down Sikeston (12/11/01)
FARMINGTON -- Farmington sophomore Natalie Bess hit 11-of-14 shots, scoring 25 points overall in a 57-37 win over Sikeston on Monday night. Sikeston led by one after the first period, but Bess found the zone in the second quarter, hitting 7-of-8 shots...
Williams, Braves win fifth straight (12/11/01)
SIKESTON - The Scott County Central Braves improved to 5-1 on the season with a convincing 91-59 home win over Puxico on Monday. The Braves got 32 points from Terrance Williams and 24 out of Chris Johnson to put the Indians away. "They're playing awfully well right now," said Scott Central head coach Steve Wells. "They're carrying the bulk of the scoring load. I'd like to get more balance, I think that would make us a better team. But those two are doing some good things for us."...
J.C. Walls (12/11/01)
NEW MADRID - Johnny Coleman "J.C." Walls, 49, died Dec. 9, 2001, at his home. Born Dec. 31, 1951, in Florence, Ariz., he was the son of Hester Walls of New Madrid and the late Johnny Walls. Survivors include: one son, Cory Daniel Walls, stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Georgia; four brothers, Estel Walls, Roger Walls, Buford Walls and Donald Walls of Portageville; three sisters, Evaline Henry of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Mary Lou Hart and Deloris Cook of California...
Roy Fisher (12/11/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Roy Fisher, 65, died Dec. 8, 2001, at his home. Born Dec. 28, 1935, in Portageville, he was the son of the late Cecil Clyde and Forrester Fisher. He was married to Bobbie J. Scott Lasky of Hermann who survives. Other survivors include: one son, Roy Thomas Fisher Jr. ...
Bessie Noyes (12/11/01)
BERNIE - Bessie A. Noyes, 93, died Dec. 9, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff. Born Oct. 14, 1908, in Parma, daughter of the late Charles Plez and Amelia Nolan Bowman, she was a cook for Middlesmith School in rural Bernie and cooked for the Bernie School District until her retirement in 1973. She also ironed for several area residents and was of the General Baptist belief...
Delories Simmons (12/11/01)
SCOTT CITY - Delories A. Simmons, 65, died at 8:31 p.m. Dec. 9, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 9, 1936, in Fornfelt, daughter of Helen Margaret Stone Brant of Scott City and the late Hugh Alvida Spriggs, she retired as an arrhythmia technician at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of VFW Post 6407 Ladies Auxiliary in Scott City and American Legion Post 0389 Ladies Auxiliary and CB'ers Club in Chaffee...
Doris McBeath (12/11/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Doris LaVerne McBeath, 73, formerly of Lilbourn, died at 1:50 a.m. Nov. 21, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 25, 1928, in Danville, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Edna Cramer Schwanderman...
Evelyn Shelby (12/11/01)
MALDEN - Evelyn Shelby, 91, died Dec. 10, 2001, at the Westwood Hills Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are pending at Rainey Funeral Home in Bernie, where friends may call from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today and services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery...
Harold Riggs (12/11/01)
CHARLESTON - Harold Lee Riggs, 75, died at 11:33 p.m. Dec. 9, 2001, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Feb. 1, 1926, in Charleston, son of the late Lafe and Mae Bell Maxwell Riggs Sr., he lived in Charleston most of his life, where he owned and operated Riggs Garage until his retirement. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of Elm Street Baptist Church and Charleston VFW Post 4294...
Dorothy Merideth (12/11/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Dorothy C. Merideth, 83, who died Dec. 10, 2001, will be: Shannon Merideth, Mike Merideth, Marcus Merideth, Roy Dale Merideth, Robert Floyd and Steve Howell...
Victor Heise (12/11/01)
SCOTT CITY - Victor Henry Heise, 67, died at 1 a.m. Dec. 7, 2001, at his home. Born Dec. 26, 1933, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Henry and Albertine Senn Heise, he had been an engineer for Ingram Barge Line, had worked for Bunny Bread in Sikeston and was a truck driver for Christian Salveson Transport. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he attended Father's Arms Fellowship...
Billie Tucker (12/11/01)
SIKESTON - Billie Jean Tucker, 61, formerly of Blytheville, Ark., died at 4:42 p.m. Dec. 9, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 22, 1940, at Blytheville, daughter of the late George Clifton and Ardie Lucille Rhodes Tankersley, she was a resident of Hunter Acres Caring Center and had owned and operated a tavern in Blytheville...
Freda Green (12/11/01)
SIKESTON - Freda F. Green, 60, died Dec. 10, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 5, 1941, in Sugartree, daughter of the late Jacob L. and Edna Marie Grubbs Williamson, she operated a daycare and was a machine operator for the Grove Company for eight years. She was of the Baptist belief...
Miller - Gates (12/11/01)
SIKESTON - Melba Miller of Morehouse and Dennis Gates of Sikeston have announced their engagement. The future bride is employed by the Neurology Clinic in Cape Girardeau and her fiance works for Essex Wire in Sikeston. They will be married in February 2002 in a private ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Bell - Dailey (12/11/01)
BALD KNOB, Ark. - Mr. and Mrs. James Bell have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessica, to Aaron Joseph Dailey, son of Ron and Sheila Dailey of Sikeston, Mo. The future bride is a student at the University of Arkansas Medical Science where she is pursuing a degree as a dental hygienist...
Looking Back In Time (12/11/01)
SIKESTON - Dear Santa Claus: I haven't been the best little boy in the world, but I've been pretty good, so please don't forget me. I want a scooter, a choo-choo train, a set of tinker-toys and please fill my sock to the brim. - Sonny Crowell SIKESTON - Sikeston Land Bank Association stockholders held their annual meeting Thursday and elected directors. ...
Small child's life remains a mystery (12/11/01)
In April, Kansas City police discovered the headless body of a young girl believed to be 3-4 years old. Three days later a volunteer found her head, wrapped in a trash bag wedged between debris. Seven months later police still remain without a clue in the death or the identity of the little body who came to be referred to has Precious Doe. How could this happen?...
SPEAKOUT (12/11/01)
I'd like to comment on the "Comments on comments?" Say what???? The caller was commenting on an earlier comment - hence, "Comments on comments." A 13-year-old girl called SpeakOut, wanting to find work. We are just curious about her situation. She can call me at 481-9896...