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Stories from Sunday, December 1, 2002

Rotary Auction could fill those gift lists (12/01/02)
SIKESTON -- What began as an outdoor rummage auction broadcast on the radio has transformed into one of Sikeston's biggest fund-raising events over the past 30 years -- the Sikeston Rotary Auction. This year's auction is scheduled for 6:30-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday on the Sikeston Public Schools cable access channel 12...
Families look to Community Christmas Campaign (12/01/02)
SIKESTON -- Now that Thanksgiving has past, the focus is clearly on Christmas. As many local residents buy Christmas trees and hang their decorations, it is a good time to think of those who will not have a merry Christmas without the help of others...
December Calendar Girl (12/01/02)
Jessica Hardy is the Standard Democrat December Calendar girl. The daughter of Trey and Leslie Hardy of Sikeston, she plans to attend college and major in a medical field. Miss Hardy was a finalist in the Miss Sikeston Contest.
All-Standard Democrat Football Dream Team (12/01/02)
Cape Central Tigers 6-2, 205 Jr. Craft was one of the most versatile quarterbacks in the area this year. He possessed enough speed to scramble from the pocket for big gains. He rushed for 437 yards on 89 carries with five touchdowns. Plus he was the most accurate passer in the area, completing 111-of-176 (63 percent) with 19 touchdowns and just six interceptions for 1,696 yards. Tiger fans are smiling because Craft is back for one more year...
Junior varisty squad takes second in tourney (12/01/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston junior varsity basketball team took second in the Notre Dame Invitational Junior Varsity Tournament on Friday with a 55-38 loss to Poplar Bluff in the championship game. Sikeston tied the score at halftime on a 3-pointer by Clay Lincoln at the buzzer, but the Mules out-scored the Bulldogs 29-12 in the second half to win the title...
NMCC, Charleston open year in Riverbend Classic (12/01/02)
NEW MADRID - New Madrid County Central's new head coach David Fields began the season Friday night by watching his team fall 43-41 to Sylvan Hills (Ark.). "We knew this would be tough from the beginning," said coach Fields. "We did see some good things, but we have got to work on getting penetration and on hitting our shots inside. We had the shots we wanted, we just couldn't hit them."...
'Awesome' tractor from Finland added to line at local business (12/01/02)
BERTRAND - A new tractor being used in Finland and other European counties has attracted the interest of two Southeast Missouri business owners. Allen and Phyllis McKinley, owners of A-Mac Sales in Bertrand, recently completed a 10-day trip to Finland where they visited the Valtra Factory, located 70 miles north of Helsinki. ...
Bible Factory Outlet: Working to glorify God (12/01/02)
SIKESTON - "We have been so blessed," said Brenda Sorrells, manager of the Bible Factory Outlet about customer response to the store. "Business has been better than we ever dreamed of." Sorrells said there may be several reasons for the popularity of the store which opened this past summer at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores. ...
Long-time Sikeston business, Cactus Cantina, has new owner (12/01/02)
SIKESTON - It's a place with a past. JulieAnn Thrower, the new owner of Cactus Cantina, isn't exactly sure how long the small business at 1201 E. Malone Ave. has provided food and beverages. Customers have told her that it was part of Sikeston during World War II when it served as an oasis for locals and the military...
Business briefcase (12/01/02)
SIKESTON - For the second consecutive year, Medicine Shoppe International Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cardinal Heath, claimed top honors for overall customer satisfaction in the 2002 Wilson Rx Pharmacy Satisfaction Report. Medicine Shoppe store owner Ernie Moxey was recently presented with a replica of the Wilson Award for display at the Sikeston pharmacy...
Wilson's Rock Bottom Discount: Salesman takes on new venture (12/01/02)
SIKESTON - After 38 years in business, Farrell Wilson could have taken up a rocking chair and sat back to enjoy retirement. Yet instead of a rocking, he began Wilson's Rock Bottom Discount, an entirely new business venture. "I tell folks this is my 401K," said Wilson with a broad smile as he stands behind the counter of his business...
Oleta Miller (12/01/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Nov. 29 at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Oleta Miller, 90, who died Nov. 28, 2002, were: Leroy Burns, Troy Lynn Burns, Clinton Kelly, Farrell Kelly, Reed Jones and David Dutton.
Ronnie McDowell (12/01/02)
SIKESTON - Ronnie McDowell, 49, died Nov. 29, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 31, 1953, in Sikeston, son of Walter "Geno" McDowell of Wappapello and the late Vivian "Tincy" Taylor McDowell, he was employed by the Richard Hampton Construction Company and was of the Baptist belief...
Eleanor Morman (12/01/02)
DEXTER - Eleanor Morman, 82, died Nov. 28, 2002, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Births (published 12-1) (12/01/02)
CHAFFEE - Scott Travis and Leslie Lynn Horman are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 7:17 p.m. Nov. 8, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Garner Scott Horman weighed 7 pounds, 1 1/2 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 12/1 (12/01/02)
SIKESTON - Bob Mitchell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay A. Mitchell, was named a member of the Poplar Bluff American Republic's All Star Southeast Missouri High School second team. His name was carried on the roster as a halfback and appeared in Saturday's issue...
A strong economy needs all working (12/01/02)
Judging from the shoppers clogging the retail stores here on Friday, the economy is healthy and robust. Judging the dialogue from the television networks, the economy is miserable and on the verge of collapse. So who's right? I'll admit that I'm confounded by the mixed messages on the state of our economy. ...
Speakout 12/1 (12/01/02)
Lately it seems like every meeting or gathering I attend, the discussions are focused on the general decline of Sikeston as a community. A fact often cited is that although Sikeston's overall population is decreasing, the number of people at or below the poverty level is increasing. ...