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Stories from Wednesday, October 16, 2002

MDMC links to state system (10/16/02)
SIKESTON - EMSystem, Missouri's new statewide, Internet-based communications system for medical services coordination during emergencies, is up and running at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Judy Johnson, emergency room nurse manager at MDMC, described the EMSystem as "a way of tracking patients."...
Driving to distraction: High tech gadgets can pose traffic danger (10/16/02)
SIKESTON -- Cell phones aren't the only gadgets providing possible distractions for motorists these days. Now drivers can be found gabbing on the phone while sending e-mails and catching a glimpse of TV -- all at the same time. Commute-weary drivers in the area are adding VCR and DVD players, lap tops and dashboard video screens for satellite navigation systems...
Time to clean up (10/16/02)
SIKESTON - A self-described "big guy," Gary Warner often gets the job of loading and emptying trucks during Sikeston's Communitywide Clean-up. But it was "a little lady" who made him realize last year just how much good he and the other volunteers do...
County signs drainage deal (10/16/02)
BENTON - Scott County Commissioners signed an agreement with a landowner which will permit the county to drain County Road 447 through his land to reach Ditch 1. "It's a low spot in the road," said Martin Priggel, presiding commissioner. "We have an area that during the winter months stays saturated," Commissioner Jamie Burger further explained...
STANDARD DEMOCRAT GAME OF THE WEEK: NMCC Eagles at Dyersburg Trojans (10/16/02)
DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- When the Dyersburg (Tenn.) Trojans and the New Madrid County Central Eagles met for the first time last season, many expected a great matchup between two powerful teams. Instead, the Eagles humbled the Trojans, sending the team back to Tennessee with a 46-26 loss...
Westwood Country Club wins 16th Annual SEMO Cup (10/16/02)
SIKESTON -- Poplar Bluff's Westwood Country Club won the 16th Annual SEMO Cup on Saturday at the Bootheel Golf Club in Sikeston. The SEMO Cup is a team competition between local country clubs. Area clubs were represented by 11 of each club's best players, plus their professional in a Ryder Cup format...
Eighth graders win first game (10/16/02)
CHARLESTON -- Sikeston's eighth grade basketball team opened its season with a win over Charleston on Tuesday. Jessica McCray scored a game-high 20 points, leading the Lady Bulldogs to a 42-12 victory. Fisher paced Charleston with eight points. In the B-game, Charleston defeated Sikeston 45-16. Fisher scored 17 points for the Lady Bluejays, followed by Mitchell with 12 and Walker with 11. Lindsey Sterling led Sikeston with nine points...
Kelly places seventh (10/16/02)
POTOSI - The Kelly Hawks cross country team finished seventh out of 15 teams on Saturday in the Potosi Invitational. Potosi won the competition with 32 points. Kelly finished with 285 points, but they were named the small school champion and were awarded a plaque for their efforts...
'Dogs lose defensive battle (10/16/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's soccer team gave Jackson all it wanted Tuesday afternoon, losing 1-0 in a defensive battle. "We had a lot of chances," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "We hit two off the post, then Tanner (Fritz) had a one-on-one breakaway with about a minute left. It's the same old thing -- we're having trouble putting it in the net."...
Bell City downs Chaffee in two (10/16/02)
BELL CITY -- Chaffee's volleyball team faced another tough opponent on Tuesday, losing to Bell City in straight sets. The Lady Red Devils lost the first set 2-15, then the second 3-15. "I thought we played pretty well tonight," said Chaffee coach David Mirly. "We had a lot of digs, we just couldn't make a kill. There were a lot of rallies, but we couldn't put it away. We played pretty decent."...
Ruth Sprinkle (10/16/02)
DEXTER - Ruth Sprinkle, 89, died Oct. 15, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Aug. 29, 1913, at Fayette, Ala., daughter of the late Noah and Maude Whitley Parris, she had been employed by the Brown Shoe Company in Bernie and Swift and Company in Dexter before retiring. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter...
Ron Payne (10/16/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ron Payne, 61, died Oct. 15, 2002, at his home. Born July 1, 1941, in Wyatt, son of the late Percy W. and Isadora Gregory Payne, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He retired as a maintenance technician for the Gates Rubber Company in Charleston and was a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Bill Aslin (10/16/02)
DEXTER - Bill Aslin, 80, died Oct. 14, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born June 16, 1922, in rural Dexter, son of the late Dave and Minnie Harper Aslin, he was a line worker for Ozark Dairy in Dexter before retiring and was of the Baptist belief...
Della Speakman (10/16/02)
SIKESTON - Della E. Speakman, 90, died Oct. 13, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Oct. 26, 1911, in Double Springs, Ala., daughter of the late John T. and Mary Anne Mote Waddell, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. On Nov. 10, 1929, she married Henry Speakman who preceded her in death on March 26, 1991...
Martha Driskill (10/16/02)
SIKESTON - Martha E. Driskill, 90, died Oct. 15, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 11, 1911, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Harry and Grace Lyles Friend, she was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church. She retired in 1977 as a dietitian for Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Olive King (10/16/02)
MOREHOUSE - Olive King, 84, died at 12:25 p.m. Oct. 15, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday...
Billy Kershaw (10/16/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Sgt. Orlando Jerome "Billy" Kershaw Sr., 39, died Oct. 12, 2002, in Marston. Born March 14, 1963, in Portageville, son of S.T. Meeks of Grenada, Miss., and the late Eugene Kershaw Jr., he was a member of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Portageville. ...
Births (published 10/16) (10/16/02)
SIKESTON - Galen Scot and Christina Marie McWaters are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 6:56 p.m. Sept. 12, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Lindsey Grace McWaters weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21-inches long. The former Christina Lewis, Mrs. McWaters is the daughter of the Rev. Jack and Norma Lewis of Lilbourn. She is employed with the Bank of New Madrid...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 16 (10/16/02)
SIKESTON - Nadine Fox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Fox, won the distinction of turning in the heaviest load of scrap metals and other materials needed in the war effort last Wednesday. Nadine's collection efforts netted a total of more than a ton - 2,800 pounds...
Justice isn't always served by the court (10/16/02)
Some of you may view today's column as being in poor taste - mean-spirited and cruel. If that's the case, kindly accept my apology now because I'm going to write it anyway. I view the following story as both ironic and fitting, given the circumstances. You may well view it differently. To me, it deals with the ultimate justice from above...
SpeakOut 10/16 (10/16/02)
I'm calling in regards to "Dress for the occasion." I happen to work in one of those Sikeston night clubs and the reason we don't let anyone in with a muscle shirt is that it's a fight waiting to happen. It does not matter if they start it or not. Someone in the bar will pick a fight with them. It's not because you're "poor white trash," it's not because of anything else other than it's a fight waiting to happen...