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Stories from Sunday, June 23, 2002

Noranda, union reach deal (06/23/02)
NEW MADRID - Noranda Aluminum Inc. - Primary Products and the employee members of the United Steelworkers of America Local 7686 have reached a new five-year contract agreement. Sixty-three percent of the USWA local members voted in favor of the new contract which goes into effect Sept. 1. The contract allows for wage increases each year over the course of the contract, improved pension benefits plus some changes in health care benefits...
Prison worker faces charges (06/23/02)
CHARLESTON - A Charleston woman working for the Southeast Correctional Center was charged Friday with second degree trafficking and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Both charges are class B felonies. According to Mississippi County Prosecuting Attorney Jennifer Raffety, Helen Darlene Farmer, 43, was arrested and charged for allegedly smuggling and attempting to distribute illegal narcotics into the correctional center...
Concert preparations (06/23/02)
Organist Roger Craft prepares for his "Organ Classics" recital at the First United Methodist Church. Craft will perform today at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Area fireworks stands gear up for patriotic 4th (06/23/02)
MINER - With patriotic feelings still running high following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, this year's observance of Independence Day will be a good one, according to area firework vendors. "I think its going to be a big celebration," said Alfred Mays of Mays Brothers Fireworks, located on the Piggly Wiggly lot in Miner. "One of the biggest ones ever and we're geared up for it."...
Stand spans the generations (06/23/02)
MINER - Around here, the Mays Brothers Fireworks tent at the Piggly Wiggly is an icon signaling the beginning of summer. Alfred Mays and his brother, Lewis Mays, began selling fireworks 33 years ago from a tent in front of their childhood home. "I was 9 years old and my brother was 12," Albert Mays recalled...
Farmers fight meth through extra precautions (06/23/02)
BENTON -- Farmers may be busy making up for lost time in the field, but during their busy planting season, they need to keep an eye out for lurking meth users waiting to prey on their tank of anhydrous ammonia, a nitrogen fertilizer. "Methamphetamine manufacturing and usage is a big problem," Sgt. Jerry Bledsoe, of Scott County Sheriff's Department, said. "It just exploded on us over the last five years."...
Sex offender is sentenced (06/23/02)
BENTON - A Sikeston sex offender was sentenced to 30 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on charges of first degree statutory sodomy. Lloyd Carroll, 33, pled guilty to committing deviate sexual intercourse with two children under age 14. He confessed to committing the acts as well as other offenses committed in Scott and Cape Girardeau counties...
Murder suspect captured (06/23/02)
SIKESTON - A murder suspect from Illinois was apprehended early Saturday morning in Sikeston by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and other law enforcement agencies, after hours of search and surveillance. Carl Wayne Wilson, 45, of East St. Louis, Ill., was charged Tuesday with the first-degree murder of Marilyn Patterson, 17, of East St. ...
Burger King trio no-hits Lewis (06/23/02)
SIKESTON -- Here are Friday's results from Sikeston Area Youth Baseball: Dylan Drury was 2-for-4 with an RBI, leading Burger King to an 11-2 win. Charles Bohannon, Cody Reed and Zach Howard all combined to throw a no-hitter for the King, allowing five walks with six strikeouts...
Junior Legion takes down Jackson (06/23/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Auxiliary Unit 114 Junior Legion baseball team improved to 13-7 on the season with a thrilling 4-2, 10-inning victory against Jackson Junior Legion Post 158 on Friday at Notre Dame High School. With the win, Sikeston advanced to the winner's bracket in the Cape Junior Legion Tournament. Sikeston played Festus and Paducah on Saturday. Results from those games will be in Monday's edition...
Seasons to remember (06/23/02)
Missouri's high school sports season ended on the first Saturday in June with the final day of the state baseball championships. Before things start back up in late August, we here at the Standard Democrat figured we would take time to look back on Sikeston's 2001-2002 season. In many sports, it was a season to remember...
Dr. Michael Bader (06/23/02)
Sylvester, Ga. - Dr. Michael John Bader, 50, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died June 17, 2002, at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Born Jan. 26, 1952, son of Rita Litzler Bader of Dexter and the late Louis C. Bader, he was a member of Our Divine Savior Catholic Church. ...
Birth (published 6/23) (06/23/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Kyle Joseph and Emily Jane Schott are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 9:21 p.m. May 31, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Bailey Elizabeth Schott weighed 5 pounds, 12 1/2 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long. The former Emily Bess, Mrs. Schott is the daughter of Steve Bess and Jane Bess of Sikeston. She is employed by Southeast Missouri State University...
Looking Back 6-23 (06/23/02)
SIKESTON - Mrs. O.T. Elder presented piano pupils to persons and friends in a Tuesday recital. Those participating were: Betty Heath, Beverly Reed, Billy Martin, Marcus Williams, Shirley Langston, Edward Woehlecke, Robert Harper, Mary Marshall, Bobby Ray, Barbara Williams, Billy Tomelin, Betty Matthews, Bobby Kessler, Kathy Kindred, Carol Fox, Nadine Fox, Mary O'Conner, Betty Keasler, Eugene Cline, Mary Langford, Lillian Righter, Dorothy Marshall, Jimmy Keasler, Dona Tanner, Marianne Tomelin, Mary Farris and Mary Johnson.. ...
Common sense is welcomed on I-66 (06/23/02)
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a brewing battle on the exact location of proposed Interstate 66 as it travels through southeast Missouri. Now it's important to understand that the planned east-west interstate is far, far from reality. I firmly believe it will be built but I wouldn't be planning a trip of the modern roadway for a decade or two...
Speakout 6-23 (06/23/02)
"Here's why" doesn't explain why. Spring break was March 17-20 with a teacher's meeting on March 21. Easter was April 18-21. There is no need for all that time off in March. And that doesn't explain the half-day off on Wednesdays. Either start school later and/or let them out earlier in May. But cut out all this unnecessary time off during the school year...