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Stories from Sunday, November 3, 2002

City makes fall chore much easier (11/03/02)
SIKESTON - As beautiful as fall foliage is, dealing with the seemingly never-ending supply of falling leaves in Sikeston is an annual chore. While some residents opt to mulch or compost their leaves, city officials predicted the majority of Sikeston's residents will be happy to take advantage of the City Leaf Collection Program scheduled to begin Nov. 18...
County warns: No tolerance for gun use by criminals (11/03/02)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County has adopted a policy of zero tolerance for violent firearms-related felony cases, according to the county's prosecutor. "Mississippi County has seen too many crimes involving firearms recently and something needs to be done so that the community knows that law enforcement is working to keep them safe," said Prosecuting Attorney Jennifer Raffety...
Fund-raiser assists holiday shopping, House of Refuge (11/03/02)
SIKESTON - This year, when making out your Christmas gift list, consider giving something that will make a difference in someone's life. Altrusa International Inc.'s O' Christmas Tree project not only gives guests an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping, but it provides an opportunity to reach out to abused and battered women and help make it possible for their lives to change forever...
Calendar Girl (11/03/02)
Candace Miller, daughter of Greg and Paula Miller, is the Standard Democrat's November Calendar Girl. Miller, winner of the Miss Sikeston contest, plans on attending Arkansas State University next year and major in secondary education.
Charleston still hungry after win over Grandin (11/03/02)
HILLSBORO -- The Charleston Bluejays are back in the Class 2, District 2 title game for the fourth straight year. With a 33-13 victory against Grandview here on Friday night, the Bluejays will square off with Scott City (29-22 overtime winners over Crystal City) for the district championship next Friday night at 7:30...
Sikeston throttles Poplar Bluff (11/03/02)
SIKESTON - Five years of frustration was washed down the drain on Friday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium as the Bulldogs dominated the Poplar Bluff Mules 33-16. The Mules had won the last five meetings with Sikeston, but the Bulldogs snapped the streak in convincing and gratifying fashion...
Tigers give Portageville a scare (11/03/02)
CARUTHERSVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs took one giant step toward their second straight Class 2, District 1 title by edging a very determined Caruthersville squad on Friday night 29-27. Despite records and expectations, head coach Jim Mckay wasn't at all surprised by the strong performance of the Tigers...
Dexter defense stifles NMCC (11/03/02)
DEXTER -- Dexter defeated New Madrid County Central for the first time in 11 years on Friday night, clinching the SEMO Central Conference championship with a 21-7 victory. The Bearcats improve to 2-0 in Class 3, District 1 and now have +26 points in the standings. They can clinch the district with a win over Fredericktown on Friday...
Rams stay alive in Class 2 (11/03/02)
SCOTT CITY -- After eight games and 28 minutes of offensive futility that saw the Scott City Rams average only eight points per game, the second half and overtime of Friday's game at Scott City seemed like an offensive renaissance when the Rams scored four touchdowns in rout to a 29-22 win. "We finally broke through the 14 point barrier," Scott City coach Jason Burkman said...
Bulldogs golden in gold pants (11/03/02)
Three gold pants appearances. Three wins. At the rate this is going, head coach Charlie Vickery may want to bust out the gold pants more often. They've kind of been a good luck charm. But luck had nothing to do with Friday's dominating 33-16 win against SEMO North rival Poplar Bluff...
Blackcats topple Kennett, 28-14 (11/03/02)
KENNETT -- Fredericktown put itself in a position to win Class 3 District 1 on Friday night, beating Kennett 28-14. The Blackcats (4-5) will play Dexter for the district this Friday at 7 p.m. in Fredericktown. Against Kennett, Fredericktown racked up 281 yards on the ground and 96 through the air...
Business Briefcase (11/03/02)
NEW MADRID - E.B. Gee III of the Heartland Nursery company in New Madrid was recently elected president of the Wholesale Nursery Growers of America. WNGA is the grower division of the American Nursery and Landscape Association. The group's mission is to improve the industry's ability to grow, market and deliver quality plant material in a profitable and environmentally responsive manner...
Rex Anthony (11/03/02)
DEXTER - Rex Leon Anthony, 85, died Nov. 1, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born July 3, 1917, in Dexter, son of the late Gladys Anthony Fritts, he was a retired farmer. On Jan. 21, 1936, in Dexter, he married Myrtle Glendle Crain who survives of the home...
Lola Waters (11/03/02)
DEXTER - Lola Slaughter Waters, 91, died Nov. 1, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter. Born April 6, 1911, in Zalma, daughter of the late Leo and Phebe Sherrills Davis, she lived in Dexter since 1937. She had been employed by the Elder Manufacturing Company for 25 years and she and her husband owned and operated Lola's Cafe, Cubs Cafe, LaHub Cafe and Ketch-A-Bite Cafe in Dexter. She was a member of the General Baptist Church at Zalma...
Mary Lambert (11/03/02)
IMPERIAL - Mary Ellen Lambert, 80, died at 8 p.m. Oct. 31, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Nov. 23, 1921, in Catron, daughter of the late James William and Edna Ida Schafer Helms, she was a former resident of Florissant and Matthews and had attended Grace Assembly in Florissant...
Mary Burns (11/03/02)
ROGERSVILLE - Mary M. Burns, 69, formerly of Sikeston, died at 6:25 a.m. Nov. 2, 2002, at her daughter's home in Rogersville, following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where visitation is tentatively scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and services on Tuesday...
Dennis Morris (11/03/02)
BERNIE - Dennis J. Morris, 78, died Nov. 1, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born April 13, 1924, at Charter Oak, son of the late Dentist and Myrtle Greer Morris, he was a retired farmer and member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bernie...
Annie Presley (11/03/02)
UNION CITY, Tenn. - Annie L. Presley, 91, formerly of Essex and Dexter, Mo., died Oct. 31, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City. Born June 12, 1911, in Alabama, daughter of the late John William and Tyma Jo Sanders Clark, she was a member of the Olive Branch General Baptist Church near Essex...
Wanda Stephens (11/03/02)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at service conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Wanda Lee Stephens, 80, who died Oct. 29, 2002, were: Gary Braswell, Terry Braswell, Jonathan Braswell, Bob Braswell, Jeff Crank and Paul "Bub" Yates.
Audrey McCullough (11/03/02)
SIKESTON - Audrey Mae Baker McCullough, 89, formerly of Charleston, died at 5:30 a.m. Oct. 25, 2002, in Sikeston. Born March 1, 1913, in Charleston, daughter of the late Elzia and Maggie Golightly Baker, she lived in Charleston most of her life. She had been employed by Brown Shoe Company in Charleston and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene...
Looking Back 11/3 (11/03/02)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Pleas Malcolm entertained at a Halloween party Saturday night at her home in honor of her daughter, Marjane. Sarah Potashnick as Little Red Riding Hood was given first prize for the best costume. Those participating in the fun were: Janet Sue Ford, Billy Mac Simms, Linda Boyce, Sarah Potashnick, Mary Jo Palm, Donna Sue Bennett, Jo Ann Goetz, Monica Sue Rankin, Wadene Malcolm, Betty Lou Malcolm and Allen Malcolm...
Your vote will be important Tuesday (11/03/02)
This may well be the last political column of the year. You're probably as pleased with that as I am. But barring some shenanigans in St. Louis that could cloud Tuesday's mid-term elections, this should be my final word on the world of politics (as if I know what I'm talking about)...
Speakout 11/3 (11/03/02)
In Mr. Jensen's recent editorial he said older drivers should take a driver's test. Isn't it about time that you had to take a driver's test? You're about that age. I am writing concerning local high school athletics. It has recently been brought to my attention that students in a small area school cannot participate on athletic teams if involved in cheerleading. ...