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Stories from Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Visitor updates county commission (01/16/02)
BENTON - Scott County commissioners used a visit by Lloyd Smith, chief of staff for Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, to get an update on the St. John's pumping station project at New Madrid. As part of Emerson and her staff's "On the Road and on the Job - Washington and Missouri at Work" tour of Southeast Missouri, Smith accompanied this Standard Democrat reporter during coverage of Tuesday's county commission meeting...
Making the move (01/16/02)
Students at New Madrid County Central High School quickly discovered it was going to take practice to earn a spot in the school's upcoming musical, "Guys and Dolls." While some students rehearsed lines or displayed their singing abilities for director Judy Henry, several young women rehearsed a dance number which will be part of the production. Auditions for the production began Tuesday and continue today. The musical is scheduled for March 14-16 at NMCC. Tickets will be available Feb. 1...
Accident results in injuries to two, say authorities (01/16/02)
DOGWOOD - Two East Prairie residents were injured Tuesday when they were involved in a one-vehicle accident at 9 a.m. on Mississippi County Route B at Dogwood. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Anna R. Countess, 76, was driving north when she traveled off the right side of the roadway. Countess was able to overcorrect the vehicle, which then traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree...
Signs are aimed at improving west end (01/16/02)
SIKESTON -- From demolishing dilapidated buildings to creating community gardens, many efforts are being made to improve the quality of life in the west end of Sikeston. Now, green and white signs stating you are in a Weed and Seed area is the next attempt at improving the area...
Eagles avoid upset (01/16/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Minutes away from an upset of grand proportions, Notre Dame instead discovered the virtues of state champions and an all-state player. In a hostile environment, New Madrid County Central, the two-time defending Class 3A state champion, rose to the occasion. Lifted by the late heroics of all-state senior Dereke Tipler, NMCC escaped Notre Dame High School with a 63-59 victory Tuesday...
Surging Portageville hands Richland fifth straight loss (01/16/02)
ESSEX - The Portageville Bulldogs' surge since Christmas continued on Tuesday night with a 70-44 road win over struggling Richland. The Bulldogs, who are ranked No. 8 in the state in Class 2A, have now won five straight. Richland has now lost five in a row...
COLUMN - WILL NMCC BE OVERWHELMED AT BASS PRO? (01/16/02)
Deservingly ranked No. 1 in Missouri 3A, New Madrid County Central is putting together its best season yet. The Eagles are 12-1, with their only loss coming in a tournament where they played two games in one day. Poplar Bluff, Caruthersville and Whitfield were no problem. In fact, nobody has been much of a problem. NMCC has won by an average score of 68 to 50...
Hazel Ward (01/16/02)
WYATT - Hazel G. Barnhill Ward, 91, died at 5:20 a.m. Jan. 15, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born July 31, 1910, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late James L. and Maggie Roy Barnhill, she was a lifelong resident of Wyatt, where she owned and operated Ward's Grocery until her retirement. She was a member of the Wyatt United Methodist Church...
Dathel Rowland (01/16/02)
WYATT - Dathel M. Rowland, 88, died Jan. 15, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 9, 1913, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Robert and Minnie Pearl Sullivan Hayden, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Jiggs McClain (01/16/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Robert "Jiggs" McClain, 77, died Jan. 14, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 28, 1924, in Bloomfield, son of the late Orville and Gertie Herrell McClain, he was a plasterer in St. Louis for 30 years and returned to Bloomfield after retiring in 1981. He attended the Baptist Church...
Connie Belt (01/16/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Connie Ray Belt, 58, who died Jan. 13, 2002, were: Ted Jeters, Jimmy Payne, Kenny Payne, Nolan Walker, Steve Selleck and Tom James.
Richard Hagen (01/16/02)
SIKESTON - Richard Hagen, 43, died Jan. 15, 2002, in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Willie Curry Jr. (01/16/02)
WYATT - Willie Curry Jr., 63, died Jan. 12, 2002, at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 16, 1938, in Charleston, son of the late Willie and Ruby M. Curry, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Ella and Jerome Buress Cassell of St. ...
Juldene Almond (01/16/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Juldene Almond, 75, died Jan. 15, 2002, in Bloomfield. Born June 10, 1926, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Jim and Opal Lane Long, she was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield, where she retired from Elder Manufacturing in 1985 after 37 years of service. She was of the Baptist belief...
Looking Back In Time (01/16/02)
SIKESTON - The district office of the state board of health has been moved here. It is now in operation on the second floor of the City Hall. It serves six counties: Scott, Pemiscot, New Madrid, Stoddard, Mississippi and Dunklin. SIKESTON - Murray Lane Baptist Church celebrated its second anniversary Sunday. Over 200 people attended the basket dinner and afternoon program, including guests from New Madrid and from the First Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Murderer poses a problem for society (01/16/02)
Harold "Bobby" Lingle is borderline mentally retarded by all accounts. Just how much so will decide his eventual fate as he stands trial for the murder of a Springfield woman and her three young children. Regardless of the outcome, Lingle has admitted his role in the murders and it is highly doubtful he will ever leave the Missouri prison system. But that alone may not be the point...
Your View (01/16/02)
The members of Altrusa International of Sikeston would like to express our thanks to everyone who helped to make our O' Christmas Tree auction a success. Proceeds from this event were donated to the House of Refuge. The house which opened on July 1, 2001, provides shelter for abused women and their children...
SPEAKOUT (01/16/02)
When you grow older, don't ever move anyplace where you don't have any neighbors you can visit or talk to because it's the loneliest thing you could ever do. Have you considered visiting a senior citizens center in your area? In addition to meeting people in your age bracket, some who may share the same interests you have and many also offer a variety of activities. ...