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Stories from Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Calendar Girl (01/30/02)
Cathleen Rose Barkett, daughter of Dr. Kenneth and Marilyn Barkett, is the Standard Democrat's Calender Girl for the month of February. Miss Barkett, a finalist in the Miss Sikeston contest, plans to graduate in May and attend college at the University of Miami where she hopes to get her pre-law degree...
Drug charges result in prison sentence (01/30/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Sikeston man was sentenced Tuesday on charges of distributing cocaine base. Sylvester Sims, 47, appearing before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber, was sentenced to 87 months on four felony counts of distributing cocaine base...
Highway Patrol reports on traffic accident (01/30/02)
HAYTI - The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a one-vehicle accident at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday which sent a Caruthersville man to the hospital with serious injuries. James E. Cummings, 26, was driving his motorcycle north on Interstate 55, two miles south of Hayti when he failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned several times. Cummings was taken to Pemiscot Memorial Hospital by ambulance...
2002 budget adopted by Scott County (01/30/02)
BENTON - Lower revenues and another year of boarding prisoners in other counties' jails will put the squeeze on Scott County finances in 2002. Commissioners adopted the 2002 budget during Tuesday's county commission meeting following a public hearing...
COLUMN - NMCC-DEXTER: WILL EVERYBODY RETURN FOR THE SEQUEL? (01/30/02)
Remember the last time Dexter played New Madrid County Central? Of course you do...everybody and their uncle showed up to watch the Eagles beat out the Bearcats for the 3A District 1 championship last year. Even with another mega-game between Charleston and Caruthersville on the same night, over 2,500 fans were in attendance...
Poplar Bluff upsets NMCC (01/30/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - The New Madrid County Central Eagles have had their struggles at Poplar Bluff's E.T. "Pete" Peters Gymnasium over the years. Tuesday night provided further proof to that theory as the Class 4A No. 3 ranked Poplar Bluff Mules defeated Class 3A top-ranked NMCC 74-73 in a thrilling game with a playoff-type atmosphere...
Charleston earns tough conference win, 49-42 (01/30/02)
CHARLESTON -- Two physical teams, just one licensed official, and one alleged punch to the groin. There was nothing pretty about Charleston's 49-42 win over Jackson on Tuesday night. "Everything was going wrong for us, but we kept our composure and didn't quit," said Charleston head coach Danny Farmer, whose team improves to 12-5. "I didn't think we would be able to play poorly and still win, but we did tonight."...
Wrestlers end regular season on high note (01/30/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's wrestling team closed out the regular season with an impressive 50-27 win over Poplar Bluff on Tuesday night. "This was a good way for us to end our regular season," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. "We wrestled (Bluff) earlier in the year, and beat them by about the same score. ...
Rebels overwhelmed by Carr show (01/30/02)
DEXTER -- Trailing Dexter by eight points in the fourth quarter, Richland was treated to the Chris Carr show Tuesday night. The 6-foot-7 center exploded with 17 points in the final frame to lift the Bearcats over the Rebels, 87-68. Carr finished with 33 points in the game...
Josie Eckles (01/30/02)
SIKESTON - Josie Boyd Eckles, 70, died Jan. 29, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 15, 1931, in Hayti, daughter of the late Moses and Rosie Townsend Wright, she was a lifelong resident of Missouri. She attended public school in the Bell City and was a licensed daycare provider and member of St. John Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Lucetria Bennett (01/30/02)
SIKESTON - Lucetria Bennett, 88, died at 9:10 p.m. Jan. 23, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Dec. 4, 1913, in Puxico, daughter of the late Wilfred L. and Myrtle Jane Beard Buckley, she was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was a member and had served as worthy matron of Sikeston Chapter 137 Order of the Eastern Star and was also a member of the Sikeston Past Matrons and Past Patrons Club...
Jean Davis (01/30/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jean Davis, 73, died at 3:45 a.m. Jan. 29, 2002, at her home. Born April 22, 1928, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Alfred and Amanda Dycus Boyd, she lived in East Prairie most of her life where she was a member of the First Christian Church...
Joan Allender (01/30/02)
SIKESTON - Joan Allender, 60, died at 4:45 a.m. Jan. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Robert L. Reynolds (01/30/02)
SIKESTON - Robert Lynn Reynolds, 47, died Jan. 30, 2002, at his home of apparent natural causes. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Births (01/30/02)
ORAN - David Jason and Stephanie LaShawn Hahn are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 8:57 a.m. Dec. 18, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Bryant Joseph Hahn weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce and was 18-inches long. Mrs. Hahn is the former Stephanie Bertrand, daughter of John and Paula Bertrand of Oran. She is owner and director of the Early Learning Preschool Center...
Looking Back In Time (01/30/02)
SIKESTON - The family of Chester Howard Payne, 21, has been informed by the War Department that he is in the custody of the Japanese. Payne was a construction worker on Wake Island when the Japanese took control. --- SIKESTON - The Bulldogs were beaten Friday night, 39-35 by the East Prairie Eagles...
Illegal immigration poses big problem (01/30/02)
The issue of immigration in this country is a touchy issue that's for sure. This nation, as we all know, was founded by immigrants and thus, the discussion of limiting immigration becomes polarizing. Yet for a variety of reasons, immigration today is a far different issue than our forefathers. A far different issue...
SPEAKOUT (01/30/02)
On Monday we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Thank God for Martin Luther King Jr. who stood up for right against all odds. Tuesday was the anniversary of Rowe vs. Wade, which made abortion legal. Hundreds of thousands of pro-life demonstrators convened in Washington, D.C., protesting the legalized murder of the unborn. ...