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Stories from Friday, January 25, 2002

Dexter resident in custody (01/25/02)
BLOOMFIELD - A Dexter man is in custody on drug charges. Kelley Scott Ross, 31, was arrested by Stoddard County Sheriff's Deputies on a warrant charging him with distribution of methamphetamine. He remains in the Stoddard County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond...
Motorist injured in accident (01/25/02)
KENNETT - A Portageville man sustained moderate injuries early Thursday afternoon as he was driving on Dunklin County Route EE, one mile north of Kennett. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Terry W. Mattingly, 50, was driving north. The accident occurred at 12:40 p.m. when the vehicle he was driving ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned in a field. Mattingly was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center in Poplar Bluff...
Economics expert speaks at Chamber meeting (01/25/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed economics expert Bruce Domazlicky as guest speaker for the SACC monthly membership luncheon Thursday. "We have a strong and competitive business community in Sikeston and Miner," said SACC President Shad Old, noting the SACC membership is in excess of 500 members. "We have the strongest and more diversified membership seen in 52 years."...
Artrain USA has arrived (01/25/02)
SIKESTON - Although not open to the public until this weekend, Artrain USA already has stirred quite a bit of interest from inquiring visitors eager to find out what it's all about. Even before Sunday night's arrival, the uniqueness of an art museum on a train became the focal point of many discussions involving those not wanting to miss a chance of a lifetime...
County plan is not in trouble (01/25/02)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners won't need to sweat finding a new health insurance plan for elected officials and county employees after being assured their plan is legitimate, but others aren't so lucky. "I'm glad we're not in the same boat the (East Prairie) school district's in," said Commissioner Martin Lucas during Thursday's county commission meeting. Lucas also serves on the East Prairie school board...
Dexter rolls to title game (01/25/02)
BLOOMFIELD - The 77th Annual Stoddard County Conference Tournament resumed on Thursday with the top-seeded Dexter Bearcats racing past Advance 91-77, while the No. 2 seeded Bell City Cubs defeated No. 6 Richland 66-56. Dexter (15-2) will take on Bell City for the championship tonight at 8:30. Richland will face off with Advance at 5:30 in the third place game...
SHS wrestlers topple Dexter (01/25/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's wrestling squad upped its dual record to 5-4 on Thursday, rolling over Dexter 58-18. The Bulldogs were able to pin their adversaries in 10 of the 13 matches, with most coming in a relatively short amount of time. "I halfway expected us to come out sluggish, because we've really been practicing hard this week," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. "But the guys came out with a lot of intensity and got some good pins."...
Sikeston defense shuts down NMCC; Dexter beats Scott City (01/25/02)
NEW MADRID -- Sikeston's girls basketball team pitched a defensive gem Thursday night, hammering New Madrid County Central, 46-17. "We needed a night like this," said Sikeston head coach Lee Brooks. "We executed real well and our defense was very good. We wanted to contest every shot and put pressure on the ball. When (NMCC) did get a shot, we wanted to limit them to just one."...
Nate Mathis (01/25/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Nathan Kelly "Nate" Mathis, 43, died Jan. 23, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 26, 1958, in Dexter, son of Dathel L. Graves Mathis of Sikeston and Willie F. Mathis of Lexington, Tenn., he was owner-operator and video technician of Home Entertainment Service. He was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
W. David DiLeo (01/25/02)
KIRKWOOD - William "W. David" DiLeo, 59, died Jan. 24, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 11, 1942, in St. Louis, son of Margaret Dawson DiLeo of St. Louis and the late Essie William Senatro, he graduated from Georgetown University and was a chartered financial analyst. He practiced for 25 years as a registered investment advisor in Clayton...
James Young (01/25/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for James H. Young, 80, who died Jan. 21, 2002, were: John Patterson, Doug Hickson, Earl Dennis Young, Jeremiah Young, Josh Young and Steve Watkins.
Spats Menz (01/25/02)
SCOTT CITY - Silverius Francis "Spats" Menz, 86, died at 2:35 p.m. Jan. 24, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 20, 1915, in Kelso, son of the late Nickolas and Mary Mirgeaux Menz, he was a self-employed bricklayer and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Scott City VFW Post 6407. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Bill Walls (01/25/02)
LILBOURN - Bill Walls, 64, died Jan. 23, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 19, 1938, in Parma, son of Bertha Agnes Gouldman Walls of Poplar Bluff and the late Walter Lee Walls, he owned and operated Walls Car Sales near Parma. He lived in the Parma and Lilbourn areas all his life and was a U.S. Navy veteran...
Mary Jameson (01/25/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mary Jane Jameson, 72, who died Jan. 21, 2002, were: Rian Hake, Shane Woods, Joey Jameson, Steven Thrasher, Donald Depke Jr. and Kevin Jameson.
Terry Comstock (01/25/02)
MOREHOUSE - Terry Comstock, 55, died Jan. 25, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Martha Pickett (01/25/02)
SIKESTON - Martha E. Pickett, 84, formerly of Route 1 in Matthews, died at 11:10 a.m. Jan. 24, 2002, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Feb. 13, 1917, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Charles L. and Stella Lorena Stalling Shortz, she lived in New Madrid County most of her life and served as a chauffeur with the U.S. Army WACs during World War II...
Looking Back In Time (01/25/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Mayor G.W.H. Presnell said he has received no official information about daylight savings time from the federal government. President Roosevelt signed legislation that will move clocks ahead one hour starting Feb. 9 at 2 a.m. SIKESTON - Missouri Delta Community Hospital Administrator Harold Jones takes on a new persona for the Little Theatre play production, "No Time for Sergeants." The play will be presented at the Middle School gymnasium Feb. ...
With Tyson, boxing ring is a circus ring (01/25/02)
Mike Tyson is crazy. Now that should come as no great shock to anyone who has followed the career of the former heavyweight boxing champion. But seriously folk, Mike Tyson should be banned from the boxing ring for life. Beyond that however, someone, somewhere should mandate that Tyson receive massive amounts of counseling and medication in the hope that he will not kill someone...
Your View (01/25/02)
This letter is in response to a SpeakOut comment that appeared in the Jan. 16 Standard Democrat. The caller felt that it was inappropriate to run a photo and article about Girl Scout Cookie sales on the front page of the newspaper. I disagree with the caller on two counts. First of all, the Standard Democrat is not a big city newspaper. Fortunately, for our citizens, there were no murders, bank robberies or big drug busts to be reported on the front page that day...
SPEAKOUT (01/25/02)
I'll tell you what. Them Republicans have really got some nerve. I run a small business here in this town with eight employees. I got my withholding tax book in the mail the other day for the year and almost everybody who works for me gets between $5 and $11 extra in their paycheck that the government is not taking away from them. That is a bunch of nerve! I wouldn't know what to do if they gave me an extra penny...