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Stories from Friday, August 23, 2002

Mississippi County ups Johnson Grass levy to battle weed (08/23/02)
CHARLESTON - Road and bridge and general revenue tax rates will remain the same in Mississippi County, but the Johnson Grass levy will go up. Mississippi County commissioners set tax rates for 2002 during Thursday's county commission meeting. The public hearing was attended only by the county clerk, commissioners and members of the press...
Grass-roots support sought for southern route (08/23/02)
SIKESTON - There is power in numbers and when those numbers reach across the state, others start to listen. That is the intent of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and others supporting the proposal to direct Interstate 66 through Charleston, Sikeston and along the Highway 60 route to Springfield. At Thursday's meeting of the SACC, Executive Director Missy Marshall called on the membership to show their support for this route and put it in writing...
Farm tour (08/23/02)
U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson visits with constituents during her 21st Annual Farm Tour Thursday afternoon at the John Byrd Farm east of Sikeston. Emerson's four-day tour of the Eighth Congressional District included visits with farmers, ranchers and agribusiness owners. This is the first tour after the completion of a new Farm Bill...
Battling West Nile virus (08/23/02)
SIKESTON -- If area horse breeders haven't vaccinated their horses with the West Nile virus, then this week's death of two Cape Girardeau County horses, believed to be infected with the virus, should prompt them to. Every one of horse breeder Brian Heuring's 15 Belgian Draft horses received their initial dose of the West Nile virus vaccine at the beginning of August. A second shot is required three to six weeks later. Then a shot is given annually thereafter...
Education is vital part in war against drugs (08/23/02)
SIKESTON -- A recent national survey found the majority of teens feel their school is "drug-free" -- a result some local educators feel should be credited to increased drug education programs. "We have DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) programs and health classes, which are informational for students and teach about the ill-effects of drugs and alcohol," said Tom Williams, Sikeston Senior High principal. ...
Chaffee Fire Department gets grant (08/23/02)
CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Fire Department recently received a grant from United States Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development. "The City administrator brought the grant to our attention," Chaffee Fire Chief Mike Lee said. "It was a 75 percent grant so we jumped right on that."...
Bond set in drug case (08/23/02)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston man was arrested Tuesday on drug dealing charges following an ongoing investigation, according to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Kevin King, 19, was arrested for possession with the intent to distribute after a search warrant was served on 210 Alabama St., according to DPS Director Drew Juden...
Sikeston 12-and-under all-stars lose final game in Cal Ripken World Series (08/23/02)
MATTOON, Ill. -- The Sikeston 12-and-under all-star team lost its fourth and final game on Thursday 15-5 to California in the Cal Ripken World Series. California scored six runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back. Sikeston got two runs back in the bottom of the first, cutting the lead to 6-2...
Ruby Tubbs (08/23/02)
RAYMORE - Ruby Mae Tubbs, 89, formerly of East Prairie, died Aug. 22, 2002, at her granddaughter's home. Born May 5, 1913, in Moundville, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Newborn and Sarah Griffin. Her husband, Claude Tubbs, survives. Other survivors include: one daughter, Shirley Anne Lawrence of Atwater, Calif.; three sisters, Jean Cole of East Prairie, Joan Mueller of Kansas City and Marytrude Davis of Osceola, Ark.; three grandchildren, Terri Clark of Raymore, Timothy Kuykendall of Belton and Michael Kuykendall of Independence; and two great-grandsons.. ...
Coena Amschler (08/23/02)
ORAN - Coena Ann Amschler, 83, died at 1:20 p.m. Aug. 22, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Jan. 4, 1919, in Oran, daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Essner Klipfel, she was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Ann's Sodality...
Andrew Hill (08/23/02)
SIKESTON - Andrew Woodrow "Andy" Hill, 86, died at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 22, 2002, at the Christian Health Care Center in Springfield. Born May 20, 1916, at Charleston, son of the late Andrew Benjamin and Julia Links Hill, he served with the Fifth Army, 85th Division, 337 Infantry, Company E in the European Theater in Italy during World War II. He retired from the Grant Oil Company to his family farm at Benton...
Dayton Whitehead (08/23/02)
BERNIE - Dayton Whitehead, 82, died Aug. 22, 2002, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.
Gladys Wamble (08/23/02)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Gladys Wamble, 90, who died Aug. 17, 2002, were: J. Franklin Wamble, Jerry Turowski, Alfred Light, Clifford Wamble, Don Wamble and Harry Glen Teibrak...
Doug Parker (08/23/02)
COLUMBIA -- Doug Parker, 30, formerly of Whitewater, died at 5:55 p.m. Aug. 21, 2002. Born Feb. 26, 1972, at Cape Girardeau, son of Ronald and Joyce Poston Parker of Whitewater, he was a carpet and trailer salesman at Busenbark Carpet and Trailers in Columbia. A 1990 graduate of Jackson High School, he was a member of the Bethlehem General Baptist Church in Crump and the Boone County Volunteer Fire Department...
Leslie Gardner (08/23/02)
SIKESTON - Leslie Frances Gardner, 36, died at 6:37 p.m. Aug. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 23, 1965, at Corpus Christi, Texas, daughter of Thurman R. and Mary Frances Owen Willis Sr. of Sikeston, she had lived most of her life in Sikeston where she was a member of the First Christian Church and Smith Avenue Church of God. ...
Births (published 8/23) (08/23/02)
ORAN - Kelly Nathaniel and Valerie Ann Phillips are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 7:05 p.m. July 22, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Alexxes May Phillips weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 23 (08/23/02)
SIKESTON - Cleanored Coats exhibited in the Standard office this week a freak tomato which gave the appearance of a red flower. From the bottom, the tomato looked like a star fish. Taken from his garden of his home on East Gladys Street, the tomato was formed in petals at the base with a center shoot, which gave the plant the appearance of a flower...
Your View 8/23: Thanks for support from MoDOT (08/23/02)
I would like to thank you for lending the Sikeston Standard Democrat's support to Proposition B. It's difficult to come out in favor of a tax increase. Yet, you recognized the return on investment for taxpayers would come in the form of increased safety, economic development and convenience...
SpeakOut 8/23 (08/23/02)
This to whoever stole the wood cats off the fence rail on Dawson Road in New Madrid. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them. So if anyone in the Sikeston or New Madrid area sees someone with some wood cats, rest assured they did not make them...