[Nameplate] Fair ~ 69°F  
High: 80°F ~ Low: 51°F
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Stories from Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Mayor, alderman suspended (09/18/02)
MINER - Miner Mayor Frank Tatum and Alderman Tom Brock were symbolically suspended for 30 days after being formally censured in a special board of alderman meeting Tuesday. Reading from an open letter to the citizens of Miner (see below), Mitch Thompson, mayor pro tem and president of the board of alderman for Miner, apologized for Tatum and Brock's "inappropriate behavior" and for allowing it to go on for so long...
Internet is now part of everyday life for students (09/18/02)
SIKESTON -- In recent years, the Internet has definitely "clicked" with college students. It's become a way of life for them, and has left the Internet-illiterate asking questions like "Google what?" and "Yahoo! who?" A new survey released Sunday by the Pew Internet and American Life Project states the Internet, whether for fun or research, is integrated into college life every day...
Parade will celebrate freedom (09/18/02)
SIKESTON - A parade with a 58-year legacy in Sikeston will celebrate the nation's legacy of freedom when it takes to the streets Sept. 28. The theme of the 58th Annual Cotton Carnival Parade is "Operation Enduring Freedom: A Legacy of Freedom." The theme and the parade's history in Sikeston seemed an obvious link said officials with the American Legion which sponsors the annual parade and Cotton Carnival...
Can Cape Central slow down the Chickasaws? (09/18/02)
Week 3 of the high school football season starts on Thursday with an intriguing matchup between Southeast Missouri power Cape Central and Blytheville, the surprise team of Arkansas. After going winless last year, the Chickasaws appear to have made a 180 degree turn, thumping Osceola (Ark.) and Poplar Bluff in the first two weeks by a combined score of 58 to 6...
STANDARD DEMOCRAT GAME OF THE WEEK: Charleston Bluejays at Caruthersville Tigers (09/18/02)
CARUTHERSVILLE - The Charleston Bluejays and the Caruthersville Tigers will both be looking for their first win of the season on Friday night at Caruthersville High School. Both the SEMO Central teams have started out 0-2 on the season. The two teams do have on common opponent already in Kennett. Charleston lost to the Indians 21-7 in Week 1 while Caruthersville lost 40-27 last week...
Improved Chaffee volleyball team falls to Oran in three (09/18/02)
ORAN -- Oran's volleyball team defeated Chaffee in three sets on Tuesday, losing the first one 10-15, winning the second 15-11, then winning the third 15-7. "It was a real hard-fought match," said Oran coach Tonia Skinner. "Chaffee looked a lot better than they have in the past."...
Charleston tennis player to represent Missouri in USTA Junior Sectional (09/18/02)
CHARLESTON -- Alec Peterson, a 16-year-old junior from Charleston, will represent the Missouri district in the USTA Junior Sectional Super Tennis Tournament in Tulsa, Okla., Nov. 9. Peterson earned automatic entry into the main draw at Tulsa by winning the district endorsement tournament last weekend at Lake of the Ozarks. He defeated Robert Hikel, a top-ranked transfer student from Trinidad, by pressing through a third set tiebreaker 7-5, 4-6, 7-3 in the final match...
Cape Central topples Sikeston (09/18/02)
SIKESTON -- After an impressive showing against Notre Dame last week, Sikeston's soccer team suffered a disappointing 7-1 loss to Cape Central on Tuesday. "We came out pretty sluggish in the beginning," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "It just seemed like the whole day, we weren't with it. It was kind of disappointing after playing Notre Dame tough last week."...
Murakami races to Super Pro win (09/18/02)
Here are the weekend racing results from tracks around the area. Look for more results in the scoreboard on page 10. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON -- Cape Girardeau's Mark Murakami won the Super Pro Class with a 6.26 dial. He ran 6.27 at 107 m.p.h. His reaction time was .534. Probably 2002 points champion Ron Simmons finished second. He ran 9.03 on a 6.29 dial at 46 m.p.h., but red lit with a .492...
Kinder Signs nips Blanchard (09/18/02)
SIKESTON -- Here are the results from Monday's Sikeston Youth Soccer League. 3-4 BOYS Kinder Signs 4, Blanchard 3 Ryan Long scored two goals for Kinder Signs, while Ben Priday and Clayton Kinder each contributed one. For Blanchard, Jason Stratman scored two goals and Evan Underwood scored one. Covenant Motor 5, First Midwest Bank 1...
Softball team takes second in tourney (09/18/02)
Sikeston's softball team recently took second place in the Jackson Junior Varsity Tournament. Team members are front row, from left: Julie Annesser, Whitney Wallace, Molly Brinkmeyer and Paige Silverthorn; second row: Kayla Crocker, Erin Wibbenmeyer, Hailey Davis and Caroline McClung; third row: Coach Lori Copeland, Beth Ziegenhorn, Jessica Owens, Allison Blurton and coach Jenny Hobeck...
Drew Killion (09/18/02)
FARMINGTON - Jacob Andrew Kristian Killion, 13, died Sept. 16, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Cozean Memorial Chapel in Farmington. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Farmington...
Alzie Gromer (09/18/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Alzie Gromer,, 94, who died Sept. 14, 2002, were: Glen Gromer, Mark Gromer, Kevin Gable, Michael Edwards, Roger Gromer, Tony Allen, Terry Mason and Bill Mason.
Anita Geary (09/18/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Anita Geary, 83, who died Sept. 14, 2002, were: Zack Geary, Gary Dale Williams, Johnny Geary, Charles Donaldson, Arlie Joe Donaldson and Randy Knight.
James Roach (09/18/02)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - James Lee Roach, 77, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 2:21 p.m. Sept. 17, 2002, at the Richland Beanblossom Nursing Center at Ellettsville. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Herman McRoy (09/18/02)
OVERLAND - Herman Hoover McRoy, 73, died Sept. 16, 2002, at his home. Born July 7, 1929, at Aid, son of the late Alex and Oma Mae Boman McRoy, he had spent most of his life in the St. Louis community and was retired from Cyclone Fence Company. He attended the Breckenridge Assembly of God Church...
Births (published 9/18) (09/18/02)
ST. LOUIS - Chaka Annette Howard and Terry Allen Brock are the parents of their third child, second son, born Aug. 22, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Hunter Ja'heidi Markilo Brock weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 18 (09/18/02)
SIKESTON - Troop 43 Sikeston Sunday won, for the third consecutive year, the annual swimming meet of the Southeast Missouri Area Council of the Boy Scouts and permanent possession of a trophy, first given by the Chaffee swimming pool board in September of 1940. O.T. Elder is scoutmaster of the troop...
Look for the union label in politics, too (09/18/02)
Gov. Bob Holden and Sen. Jean Carnahan are staking out their respective re-election campaigns squarely on the backs of union workers in Missouri. It's a tactic that is likely to backfire for both. Holden stumped with union members in St. Louis this week to defend his controversial unilateral executive order that unionized thousands of state employees. ...
SpeakOut 9/18 (09/18/02)
Mike Jensen, I agree with you 100 percent on your editorial of Sept. 5, "Parenting is a key to school success." If parents are too lazy to get out of bed and get their kids off to school, the kids don't have too much of a chance in this country and we have way too many of those kinds of parents...