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Stories from Thursday, August 29, 2002

Center to hold open house (08/29/02)
SIKESTON - While they aren't expecting a huge crowd at Missouri Delta Endocrine and Diabetes Center's open house today, they are hoping the word will get out: their new DEXA bone densitometer is up and running. The Missouri Delta Endocrine and Diabetes Center got their new state-of-the-art LUNAR densitometer in early August. "It is an X-ray machine that's attached to a computer," according to Dr. Muhannad Al-Kilani. The radiation is only around 1/200 of that from a chest X-ray, however...
Poplar Bluff man arrested for robberies (08/29/02)
SIKESTON -- Clint Browning, 24, of Poplar Bluff, was identified as the man arrested for the attempted robbery and robbery of Sikeston pharmacies last week. Browning was arrested after information was received by Sikeston Department of Public Safety detectives of his identity based upon the airing of his photo on a local television station...
Wall honors those who died Sept. 11 (08/29/02)
SIKESTON - Although not everyone knew someone who died as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, most everyone was affected in some way. Now local and area residents have a chance to show their respect by visiting a memorial wall honoring those who lost their lives that day...
ACT scores continue to increase (08/29/02)
SIKESTON -- Long gone can be sweaty palms, knotted stomachs and most importantly, low test scores, when high school students prepare for the ACT exam. According to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the average composite score on the college-entry exam increased again this year, rising by one-tenth of a point to 21.5, state education officials said last week. ...
DeWitt excited about tennis season (08/29/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston girls tennis team will be under new direction this year. Former tennis head coach Lynne DeWitt will take over the team for Suzanne Hart, who in five years had a record of 33-37. DeWitt coached the team for several years before that dating back to the 1980s...
Sikeston softball team opens 2002 season with blowout win (08/29/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston opened the 2002 softball season with a bang on Wednesday, hammering traditional power Twin Rivers 10-1 in seven innings. The Lady Bulldogs pounded out 16 hits in the victory, rolling to their first debut win since moving to the fall season...
Perry Partee (08/29/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Perry Partee, 73, died Aug. 27, 2002, at the Portageville Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 17, 1929, at Dorena to the late Atlean Young and Elgie Partee. Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were 10 brothers and six sisters...
Faye Richardson (08/29/02)
SIKESTON - Thelma Faye Richardson, 81, died Aug. 28, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 27, 1921, in Blodgett, daughter of the late John Henry and Stella Ethel Salyer Thompson, she was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church. She was an operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 35 years before retiring...
Mary Wise (08/29/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Mary Gladys Wise, 89, died at 1:35 p.m. Aug. 28, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Aug. 6, 1913, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of the late Robert H. and Vergie Kays Wise, she was of the Baptist belief. A graduate of Southeast Missouri State College, she served as elementary school principal in the Illmo-Scott City School District from 1937-43. ...
Charles White (08/29/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Charles Richard White, 40, died Aug. 29, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Frank Washington (08/29/02)
MARSTON - Frank George Washington, 61, died Aug. 23, 2002, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 12, 1940, at Marston to the late George and Maynetta Robinson Washington, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam conflict and attended the Church of God in Christ in Malden. He was retired from the New Madrid County Highway Department after working there 20 years...
William Franklin (08/29/02)
MORLEY - William Lacy Franklin, 96, died at 2:50 a.m. Aug. 28, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born July 13, 1906, in Marion, Ky., son of the late Joel Henry and Alice Love Franklin, he was a member of the first graduating class of Diehlstadt High School in 1924. After retiring in 1969 from the West Plains Electrical Corporation in Perryton, Texas, he moved to Morley in 1970. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Morehouse and attended The Church at Morley...
Amy Surlet (08/29/02)
WHITEWATER - Amy Nell Surlet, 80, died Aug. 28, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Trum - Horton (08/29/02)
GULF SHORES, Ala. - Frances Suzanne Trum and William Curtis Horton exchanged wedding vows April 27, 2002, in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony at Perdido Beach Resort in Gulf Shores. The Rev. Alan Weatherly performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Trum Jr. of Sikeston, Mo., and the bridegroom is the son of Thomas Curtis Horton and Yvonne Wiggett of Madison, Ala...
Bustos - Merideth (08/29/02)
SAN ANTONIO - Mr. and Mrs. John Robert Bustos of San Antonio, Texas, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jaime Vaness to Kenneth Dean Merideth, son of Mary Merideth of Sikeston, Mo., and Mr. Kenneth Merideth of Essex, Mo. Bustos attended Incarnate Word High School in San Antonio and the University of Houston and is employed as a power scheduler at Calpine Energy Services in Houston...
Taber - Hess (08/29/02)
SIKESTON - Melvin and Mickey Taber have announced the engagement of their daughter, Tracy Nicole, to Evan Carver Hess, son of Muriel and Merry Lape of Sikeston. A 2001 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride is employed by Subway Sandwiches and Salads...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 29 (08/29/02)
SIKESTON - Brown Jewell, who recently enlisted in the Army as a private, was called to the service at Jefferson Barracks Tuesday night this week, whereby he acquired the stock of the Mouser Grocery Company. The entire stock was moved Wednesday morning to Morehouse, where it is to be combined with a general merchandise stock there...
Informing the public can be difficult job (08/29/02)
For two days now, the Standard Democrat has received its fair share of criticism over the photograph on the front page of our Tuesday edition following the fatal bus accident that claimed the life of 6 year-old Kristen Harris. Some of those criticism are being published on this page today...
Your View 8/29: Memories don't die (08/29/02)
Imagine the sheer helplessness a parent may feel to see the short life of their child taken away in brief minutes. There wasn't a sign or a clue that today would be the last time a parent was graced with the essence, the innocence of their child. You think, "What could I have done to save my baby's life?" as you recall your last moment together. ...
SpeakOut 8/29 (08/29/02)
I wasn't there to see the accident with little Kristen, but what I've seen of bus drivers, they drive way too fast. I've seen them speed up and down the highways, when I'm going 55 mph on Salcedo Road, they have passed me, honked at me and cut me off. ...