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Stories from Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Pumpkin crop short this autumn (09/25/02)
SIKESTON -- David Diebold and Donnie Beggs won't be found among the other Linuses waiting for the Great Pumpkin this Halloween. Unlike some pumpkin growers across the country, their pumpkins are a good size this year. Although early dry spells and late heat have affected the quantity of large pumpkins, there's still plenty available for area residents to purchase this fall...
Carnival fun (09/25/02)
The Sikeston American Legion Cotton Carnival opened Tuesday night at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds. Today the carnival opens at 5 p.m. and with a ride special of every ride is one coupon less. Also the Little Mr. and Miss Cotton Carnival contest will start at 7:30 p.m...
Pinkston looking for room (09/25/02)
BENTON - Drug Court Commissioner Jim Pinkston is just looking for a little room. Pinkston met with Scott County commissioners during their regular session Tuesday to formally request the use of the office space currently in use by the county's department of economic development as a "mini-courtroom" for adult and family drug court hearings...
LOCATOR implemented in county (09/25/02)
BENTON - When it comes to missing children, time is crucial. With ever hour that passes, it becomes less and less likely that the missing child will be safely recovered. "We cannot block out what is happening around the country and assume it will not happen in Scott County - we have to be ready," stated Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell in a press release Tuesday...
Students honored (09/25/02)
The St. Francis Xavier Catholic School principal, Susan Long, kisses a pig during an awards assembly Tuesday. The students at the school were honored for raising over $38,000 in magazine sales of which a percentage was donated back to the school.
DPS receives much support during Sept. 11 anniversary (09/25/02)
SIKESTON -- Two weeks after victims of the Sept. 11 attacks were honored, cards and thank you notes are still tacked on the bulletin board just outside Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden's door. "We expected some level of support but we certainly didn't expect all that we received," said an appreciative Juden. "We received many letters, flowers and plants. It was a very emotionally eventful week for us."...
Tree orders being taken (09/25/02)
SIKESTON - Orders will be accepted for trees for the City of Sikeston's Treebute program through Oct. 25. Trees may be purchased as memorial gifts for friends or family members or as living gifts in honor of birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions...
Cape drops Sikeston tennis team to .500 (09/25/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston girls tennis team dropped to 4-4 on the season with a 2-7 loss to the Cape Central Lady Tigers on Tuesday. Sikeston's Elizabeth Killion managed the only singles win with an 8-3 defeat of Lauren Sulser. Killion and Lindsay Leible teamed up in doubles for the other victory, defeating Allie McGinty and Erika Foley 8-5...
STANDARD DEMOCRAT GAME OF THE WEEK: Dexter Bearcats at Malden Green Wave (09/25/02)
MALDEN - Coming off one of the biggest wins in recent memory, the Dexter Bearcats will now set their sights on the Malden Green Wave. The Bearcats got the area's attention with a 29-3 win against state-ranked Sikeston last Friday. Including Malden head coach Kevin Collier, whose team will host Dexter at 7:30 Friday night...
Sikeston outshot by Bluff (09/25/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston soccer team fell to 1-7-1 on the season with a 3-1 loss to Poplar Bluff on Tuesday. Sikeston was out-shot 27-16 in the game which contributed to the loss. "We're playing better," said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long. "We played them earlier in the year and lost 5-0. I thought we played them a lot better today."...
First State Bank ties KSIM; Morlan edges US Bank (09/25/02)
SIKESTON - Here are the results from recent matches in the Sikeston Youth Soccer League. Sept. 21 SMURF LEAGUE First State Bank 1, KSIM 1 Torry Helms scored the goal for First State Bank. Paden Cook and Ben Stallings were the goalies. Gabe Wheeler scored KSIM's goal. The keeper was Olivia Riggins...
Benson races to Super Pro honors at Sikeston Drag Strip (09/25/02)
Here are the weekend's race results from tracks around the area. Look for more results in the scoreboard on page 10. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON -- Scott City's Rodney Benson posted his first win of the season in the Super Pro Class with a 5.26 dial. ...
Jackson spikers down Sikeston (09/25/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's volleyball team was defeated by Jackson in straight sets Tuesday night, 3-15, 8-15. Middle hitter Berneatress Hunt was out sick. "Jackson has a very good team," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. "They have three seniors that are extremely good volleyball players. We were trying to fill a hole, and Jackson is a tough team to play when you're trying to change what you're used to doing."...
SHS softball team plays Cape Central tough (09/25/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's softball team took area power Cape Central to the wire on Tuesday, losing 1-0. The Lady Bulldogs had just one error in the loss, falling to 4-4 on the year. Cape Central improves to 13-4 with the win. "Overall, we played a really good game," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "Losing 1-0 to Cape is really pretty good. They've got a lot of talent up there. The last time we played them, we lost 13-2. We did a much better job today."...
E.L. Barnes (09/25/02)
SIKESTON - E.L. Barnes, 78, died Sept. 24, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
John Gifford (09/25/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - John L. Gifford Jr., 77, died at 8:55 a.m. Sept. 24, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 7, 1924, in Tomato, Ark., son of the late John L. and Sarah McGaugh Gifford Sr., he lived in East Prairie most of his life where he was a retired farmer. He was a member of St. James General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Kenneth Scheeter (09/25/02)
SIKESTON -- Kenneth Herman Scheeter, 61, died Sept. 23, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 2, 1940, in New Hamburg, son of the late Charles Otto and Mayme Westrich Scheeter, he graduated in 1958 from Kelly High School in Benton and had worked for 27 years for Homestead Distributing Company in Sikeston. A U.S. Army veteran, he had been a maintenance worker for Sikeston Public Schools for nine years and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston...
Birth (published 9/25) (09/25/02)
DEXTER - Ron David and Misty Dawn Lacy are the parents of their second daughter, born at 6:02 p.m. Aug. 30, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Alanie Nichole Lacy weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19-inches long. The former Misty Gregg, Mrs. Lacy is the daughter of Kenney and Robin Gregg of Bloomfield and is a hair stylist with Lois' Beauty Salon...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 25 (09/25/02)
SIKESTON - At Malone Theater today and tomorrow, "Mayor of 44th St." with George Murphy and Ann Shirley. At the Rex Theater, "Pardon My Stripes" with William Henry and Sheila Ryan. SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Alcorn, Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Alcorn and son, Denny, and Mrs. Lester McDonald and children, Sheila and Pam, will spend Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chaney in Poplar Bluff...
Another casino is bad bet for state (09/25/02)
A proposed casino at Rockaway Beach in southwest Missouri is a bad idea by any definition. A Minneapolis casino developer is betting $5 million of his own money that he can convince the Governor, Legislature and local residents that a casino is the recipe for their faulty economy. I think it's a bad bet on his part...
SpeakOut 9/25 (09/25/02)
I just received the Sept. 11 paper and was calling about the flyer that was added in about what the people down in the south end of the county that are asking us in the north end of the county, as taxpayers and voters of the R-1 School District, to vote on the bond issue that's coming up in November on the school. ...