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Stories from Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Having a ball fighting drugs (10/22/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Public Schools are seeing red this week as the tradition of Red Ribbon Week continues with its "Just Say No" anti-drug message. As in past years, students and staff throughout the district will display their commitment to staying drug-free this week by decorating their schools and wearing numbered red ribbons that make them eligible for daily drawings...
Cocaine found in search (10/22/02)
SIKESTON -- Three people are in custody after a search warrant was served at 411 Adams St. The search occurred about 2:30 p.m. Friday by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety Special Operations Unit, detectives and the Scott County Sheriff's Department. A quantity of cocaine, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was recovered during the search...
Two Sikeston teen-agers injured in bus accident (10/22/02)
MORLEY - A bus ran off the road, injuring two passengers Monday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Matthew Garner, 21, of Sikeston was driving a westbound Bluebird bus on Highway 91 at 4 p.m. when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a road sign and bridge rail...
Drivers beware: Deer are on the move in Bootheel (10/22/02)
SIKESTON -- With shorter days, cooler weather and deer mating season in full swing, motorists are reminded to be on the lookout for fleeing deer. Some area residents' vehicles and the deer have all ready collided with one another. "This time of year provides the best chances of encountering deer on the roadways," said Leother Branch Jr., Scott County Missouri Department of Conservation agent. ...
Cape rallies past SHS junior varsity soccer squad (10/22/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's junior varsity soccer team gave a valiant effort in a 3-2 loss to Cape Central in the first round of the Cape Central Tournament on Monday. The Bulldogs were able to hold the top-seeded Tigers scoreless in the first half, and held a 2-0 lead with 14 minutes left in regulation. Cape Central was able to finish the game strong though, scoring three unanswered goals to pull out the win...
Jackson blanks J.V. Bulldogs (10/22/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston junior varsity football team fell to 3-2 on the season with a 21-0 loss to Jackson on Monday at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. Jackson scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and never "We didn't come out ready to play and we got in a hole early," said Sikeston head coach Charlie Vickery. ...
Sikeston volleyball team in bus wreck (10/22/02)
BELL CITY - The Sikeston volleyball team was involved in an accident while riding the bus to play a match against Bell City on Monday evening. The accident occurred on Highway 91 just east of Bell City. According to reports, the bus collided with a narrow bridge with traffic approaching from the opposite lane...
Hawks place fifth at invite (10/22/02)
BONNE TERRE -- Kelly's cross country team took fifth place in the North County Invitational on Saturday. Against 10 other schools, Trey Simmons finished in 19th place with a time of 18:35 to medal in the 5k. Michael Glastetter checked in 22nd with a time of 18:52. He was followed by Jordan Felter in 28th, Nolan Lewer in 40th, Brandon Ayers in 42nd, Derrick Brucker in 46th and Todd Brucker in 55th...
Bub Higgerson (10/22/02)
NEW MADRID - Wesley Jackson "Bub" Higgerson, 76, died Oct. 21, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born March 24, 1926, in New Madrid, son of the late Andrew Jackson and Lena Wright Keene Higgerson, he was a carpenter. On Jan. 14, 1950, at LaForge, he married Lorene McRoy who survives of the home...
Richard Van Duson (10/22/02)
SIKESTON - Richard Van Duson, 79, died at 6:05 a.m. Oct. 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 15, 1923, in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Richard and Lucille Malesky Van Duson, he lived in Marietta, Ohio, most of his life, where he was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. He attended Marietta College and was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity...
Peggy Ward (10/22/02)
HAYWARD -- Mary E. "Peggy" Ward, 84, died at 5:45 a.m. Oct. 21, 2002, at her home. Born April 2, 1918, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Cora Swift Hall. On Jan. 15, 1938, in Portageville, she married Robert "June" Ward who preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1991...
Jean Whitson (10/22/02)
SIKESTON - Joyce Imogene "Jean" Whitson, 68, died at 2:45 a.m. Oct. 22, 2002, at her home. Born Dec. 18, 1933, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late James W. and Violet May Rhodes Lomax, she was a special education teacher with Sikeston Public Schools before retiring. She was a member of Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and the Ladies Golf Association...
Ruby Brothers (10/22/02)
MATTHEWS - Ruby Loutene Brothers, 72, died at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 20, 2002, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born July 22, 1930, in Vernon, Ala., daughter of the late William S. and Lunie G. Woods White, she was of the Pentecostal belief. On Nov. 11, 1961, in Charleston, she married Cletus R. Brothers who preceded her in death on March 17, 1995...
Marvin McClure (10/22/02)
PUXICO -- Marvin O. McClure, 83, died Oct. 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 20, 1919, son of the late Bryan O. and Dorothy Murdoch McClure, he was a 1937 graduate of Puxico High School and lived in California for 50 years before returning to Puxico in 1992. The retired as a real estate broker in Yucca Valley, Calif., where he owned and operated McClure Loan and Investments Co...
David Ward (10/22/02)
TROY -- David Robert Ward, son of Kindel and Jennifer Candice "Candy" Ward, died at birth Oct. 20, 2002, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include: one brother, Andrew Ward of the home; one sister, Grace Ward of the home; maternal grandparents, Don and Marilyn Barnes and Don and Connie Reimann of Sikeston; paternal grandparents, Lindel and Janice Ward of Zalma; maternal great-grandparents, Billy and Jerry Lewis of Sikeston, Bernice Barnes of Canalou and Walter and Mary Reimann of McClure, Ill.; and his paternal great-grandmother, Jewell French of Poplar Bluff.. ...
Debbie Cook (10/22/02)
SIKESTON - Debbie Kay Cook, 45, died Oct. 20, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 26, 1957, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Opal Carter Collier. On July 5, 1974, in Parma, she married James Henry Cook who survives of the home...
Willard Middleton (10/22/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Willard Middleton, 92, died Oct. 21, 2002, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Phillips - Creasy (10/22/02)
LILBOURN -- Brandy Nichole Phillips and Thomas Dewayne Creasy were united in marriage on April 6, 2002, at the First Church of God in Lilbourn. The Rev. Dean Wallace performed the double-ring ceremony, assisted by the Rev. Gary Henson, who offered a special prayer...
Burger - Morgan (10/22/02)
BENTON -- Jamie and Sherry Burger have announced the engagement of their daughter, Vanessa Marie, to Gregory Heath Morgan, son of Debbie Nelson of Hayti and Richard and Beverly Morgan of Risco. A 1997 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, the future bride is employed by Schlumberger Data Services...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 22 (10/22/02)
SIKESTON - The P.C. Editor says: The Standard asks its subscribers to be patient in instances when a delivery of a paper must be made by a person who has missed them on the regular route. Western Union boys now are forbidden to make delivery of newspapers and taxicabs cannot make such deliveries now. Thus we are forced to wait until off school hours to obtain the services of a boy to deliver the newspapers. So don't cuss us. Cuss Hitler...
Link drug testing to welfare benefits (10/22/02)
What's wrong with drug testing for welfare recipients? Nothing according to a Michigan court which last week ruled that the state can indeed test welfare recipients for drug use. The results will not be turned over to police and won't effect food stamps. But those who flunk the drug test will be recommended for treatment and could eventually lose their welfare benefits...
Your View 10/22: Involve dads (10/22/02)
I just finished reading "Fathers Targeted by Upcoming Conference" in the Oct. 8 Standard Democrat. It would seem to me that the best way to "help" divorced fathers to better "father" is to actually allow them to do so by implementing a presumption of shared parenting (joint physical custody), providing that both parents are fit." The current system that so many states continue to use - which allows the non-custodial parent (many times, dad) four or so days a month of visitation - is reprehensible.. ...
SpeakOut 10/22 (10/22/02)
I'm a 15-year taxpayer in the west end of Matthews. I would like to SpeakOut about a gathering place in town that is nothing but a little hypocrite place for people to get around and talk about everybody. They make up lies on everybody from the kids that run around to the grown-ups that run around just because they won't go in there and spend their money. ...