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Stories from Wednesday, May 1, 2002

Scott County Commission agrees to wait on renovation (05/01/02)
BENTON - After meeting Thursday with Kenny Bridger, the sole bidder to renovate the Scott County Courthouse's heating, venting and air conditioning system, Scott County Commissioners have agreed to wait on a contract before making their decision. The contract is being drawn up by Tom Strickland of Strickland Engineering in Jackson, who drafted the work summary for the courthouse renovation...
Burglary solved (05/01/02)
BLOOMFIELD - A joint investigation by the Bloomfield Police Department and the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department resulted in the arrest of several area residents for the burglary of the Bloomfield Cut Mart. James Dale Duncan, 43, of Dexter, charged with burglary and stealing. Bond is set at $20,000 cash and he remains in the Stoddard County Jail...
Scam investigated (05/01/02)
CARUTHERSVILLE - The Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating what is believed to be a scam involving checking accounts, phone cards, debit cards and credit cards. According to a news release from the department, individuals in the county have received calls from an unknown organization telling them there is money that needs to be credited to their checking account or credit card account...
Emergency siren comes in handy (05/01/02)
SIKESTON - It's like car insurance. You hope to never have to use it, but you're sure glad you have it when you need it. One area town couldn't agree more. When the City of Morley bought its new emergency warning siren in March, city officials never imagined having to actually use it just days after installing it. The tornado that was sighted April 24 around the Bell City/Vanduser area came before the new equipment, which went on line April 12, even had time to be given a trial run...
City gears up for transition to home rule (05/01/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's city council is gearing up for the transition to the home rule form of government. "Sikeston's form of government will change in April 2003," Mayor Phil Boyer said. "Council and city staff have identified the steps required for full implementation of the Home Rule Charter and this transition process has started."...
Calendar girl (05/01/02)
Emily LaPlant, daughter of Rick and Becky LaPlant, is the Standard Democrat's May Calender Girl. LaPlant, a finalist in the Miss Sikeston contest, plans to attend Southwest Missouri State University in the fall where she hopes to earn her degree in occupational therapy...
More area coaching changes (05/01/02)
Greenville boys basketball coach Travis Stewart is leaving to coach his alma mater, Evening Shade, Ark. Wade Condray will take over as coach of the Bears. Clearwater boys basketball coach Jim Seal is also stepping down but will remain at he school. He will take over coaching the Clearwater girls team for Diane Rainwater, who took a job coaching Greenville's girls. Greenville girls coach Codie Malloy is returning to her home in Arkansas...
Pobst to play tennis at UMSL (05/01/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston tennis standout Stephen Pobst signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Missouri-St. Louis. "I'm very excited to have the opportunity," said Pobst. "UMSL has a great program. It's an honor." Pobst has been the catalyst of Sikeston's tennis team this year, leading the Bulldogs to a 10-1 record. He's currently undefeated on the season and lost just one match all of last year...
Show-Me Basketball nominees announced (05/01/02)
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association annually honors the best senior female basketball player and the best senior male basketball player in the state with the awards Miss and Mr. Show-Me Basketball. Nominees for Miss and Mr. Show-Me Basketball must: (1) Be a senior and in a position to graduate, (2) Be a starter in 90% of games, (3) Be of outstanding moral character and (4) Be, in the opinion of the nominator, the best basketball player in the state of Missouri. ...
Skeeter Howard (05/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY - Otis "Skeeter" Howard, 61, died April 26, 2002, at the Capitol Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 21, 1941, in Charleston, son of the late Tommy and Sadie Montgomery Howard, he lived in Buffalo, N.Y., before moving to Jefferson City seven years ago...
Lena Elledge (05/01/02)
ST. CHARLES - Lena Jane Elledge, 91, died April 28, 2002, at the Blanchette Place Care Center in St. Charles. Born Sept. 22, 1910, in Lutesville, daughter of the late William Frederick and Anna Emeline Liley Eaker, she was a member of Prospect General Baptist Church in Lake St. Louis. She and her husband entered the ministry in 1940 and had served as pastor of 10 churches in Missouri before retiring in 1975...
Kristy Becker (05/01/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Kristy Lynn Becker, 31, who died April 27, 2002, were: Aaron Pixley, Rob Davis, Mark Becker, Gerald Settles, Aaron Wallace and Chad Wallace. Honorary pallbearers were: John "Bud" Campbell, Bill Settles, John Barge, Corey Mouser, Gavin Miller, Corey Wallace, Brent Horton and Milce Hopper...
Cordy Brewer (05/01/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Cordy Lee Brewer, 60, died at 1:15 p.m. April 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 29, 1942, at East Priaire, daughter of the late Newt Wade and Verna Mae Henderson Brewer, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Edith Ford (05/01/02)
SIKESTON - Edith C. Ford, 92, died May 1, 2002 at the Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
James Gates (05/01/02)
SIKESTON - James Walter Gates, 51, died at 2:45 a.m. May 1, 2002, at the National Health Care Systems in Kennett. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel
Births 5/1 (05/01/02)
SIKESTON - Robert Edward and Kristi Arlene Crosier are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 10:22 p.m. April 9, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Kramer Alexander Crosier weighed 7 pounds, 3 1/2 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 5/1 (05/01/02)
SALCEDO - Billy Hopper remained in the Sikeston General Hospital with serious injuries. He suffered a fractured rib when he was run over, head to foot, by a cotton roller Wednesday morning. Billy Hopper is the 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Hopper...
Cheating is not solution for schools (05/01/02)
It just goes from bad to worse. No sooner had the Kansas City school district dodged the accreditation bullet than another bit of bad news surfaced. Two teachers there have been suspended for providing improper information to students about the Missouri Assessment Program tests. The timing could not be worse...
Speakout 5/1 (05/01/02)
I was calling to SpeakOut about animals. Everyone needs to get together and try to call to the county commissioner or somebody about animal control out in the county. Late Sunday night, I had an incident where a dog had gotten run over. The dog was pregnant and the man who ran over her messed her up pretty bad and left it. ...