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Stories from Wednesday, December 11, 2002

School updates computer system (12/11/02)
SIKESTON -- With 2003 just around the corner, Sikeston R-6 District representatives took some time to discuss the progress of particular programs as well as update school officials at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday. One of the biggest updates throughout the year for Sikeston schools has been technology...
Christmas activities abound to put area residents in the holiday mood (12/11/02)
SIKESTON - Members of the First Baptist Church will present the 19th annual Living Christmas Tree this year. The performance, under the direction of Mike Nickelson, will run through Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m. and is set for 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased at the church by calling 471-4122. Proceeds will be donated to the Standard Democrat's Community Christmas Campaign...
Toys needed to fill Community Christmas Campaign appeals (12/11/02)
SIKESTON -- Christmas is less than three weeks away and many area families are still in need of help to have a nice holiday. Many people have already donated time and money to the Community Christmas Campaign but more help is needed to make sure as many families as possible have a festive Christmas...
'Critical decisions' ahead on budget (12/11/02)
SIKESTON - City council members reviewed charts and financial reports from city department heads during a special council meeting Tuesday as they discussed ways to pitch the proposed payment in lieu of taxes to voters. At the Feb. 4 election, Sikeston voters will be asked to amend the Home Rule Charter to establish the PILOT, which would be equal to 3 percent of the gross operating revenues on any electric light, power plant or distribution system owned or operated by the city - namely the Board of Municipal Utilities.. ...
Miner Board of Aldermen looks at cars used by cops (12/11/02)
MINER - Unmarked Miner police department cars was once again the hot topic for Tuesday's regular Miner Board of Aldermen meeting. Mayor Frank Tatum brought the issue up again by noting two of the city's patrol cars now have their emergency light bars removed and asked Police Chief Roger Moore what the purpose of unmarked cars would be...
Pullen leads Braves to victory (12/11/02)
MORLEY -- Chris Pullen scored 17 points, leading Scott County Central to a 65-55 win over Zalma on Tuesday night. Chris Monroe and Jeremy Johnson each contributed 15 points for the Braves, who improve to 2-2 on the season. Scott Central will be back in action Friday night, traveling to Oak Ridge...
Portageville grabs first win at Kelly (12/11/02)
BENTON - The Portageville Bulldogs evened their season record at 1-1 Tuesday night with an easy 74-56 win over the Kelly Hawks. "We came out and played hard, but we still have a lot of cobwebs to work out," said head Bulldog coach Jim Bidewell. "Overall, I think we did a little better than we did Friday night."...
Bluff rallies to beat Sikeston (12/11/02)
SIKESTON - The 31st Annual Sikeston Invitational Tournament resumed on Tuesday at the Field House. In the top game of the night, top-seeded Poplar Bluff held off No. 4 Sikeston 52-48 in a semifinal matchup. Also, No. 3-seeded Blytheville beat sixth-seeded Cape Central 52-40 and fifth-seeded New Madrid County Central eliminated eighth-seeded Kennett 57-48...
Class 1-3 All-State teams released (12/11/02)
The Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association released the All-State football team for Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 on Wednesday. Seven players from the SEMO Conference were selected. Charleston running back Orrice Stanback was named a first team running back in Class 2...
Charleston earns top seed in U-High (12/11/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Charleston, the defending champion, received the top seed for the seMissourian Christmas Basketball Tournament that will be held Dec. 26-30 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. The 58th annual event holiday event, formerly known as the University High Christmas Tournament, will again feature 16 area boys' teams. Charleston was a unanimous No. 1 seed as the Bluejays received all 16 first-place votes from the head coaches involved in the tournament...
Darrell Hodges (12/11/02)
DEXTER - Darrell Hodges, 57, died Dec. 10, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Aug. 14, 1947, in Sikeston, son of Paul and Nana Lou Jones Hodges of Dexter, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter. Survivors in addition to his parents include: two brothers, Doyal Hodges of St. Louis and Patrick Hodges of Overland Park, Kan.; two sisters, Paula Ulmer of Treadwell, N.Y., and Katrina Hatfield of Fenton; and several nieces and nephews...
Paul Coleman (12/11/02)
SIKESTON - Paul "Chukum" Coleman, 69, died Dec. 8, 2002, at his home. Born April 16, 1933, in Mounds, Ill., son of the late Helen Coleman, he was a military police officer with the U.S. Army in Korea. Survivors include: one sister, Juanita Roberts of Decatur, Ill.; one nephew, the Rev. L.L. Williams of Sikeston; five nieces, Wilma Smart of New Madrid and Barbara Patterson, Pauletta Hill, Linda Neal and Edna Williams of Decatur; and several great-nieces and great-nephews...
Otto Brucker (12/11/02)
CHAFFEE - Otto Celestine Brucker, 86, died Dec. 10, 2002, at his home. Born March 17, 1916, in Oran, son of the late Michael and Emma Scheeter Brucker, he had been a machine operator for the Florsheim Shoe Company and was engaged in farming. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was of the Catholic belief...
Everett Bone (12/11/02)
CHARLESTON - Everett Wayne Bone Jr., 67, died at 8:15 p.m. Dec. 10, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born Aug. 29, 1935, in Wolf Island, son of Patti Mae Glass Bone of Charleston and the late Everett Bone Sr., he lived in Charleston his entire life, where he was a self-employed farmer and cattleman. ...
Richard Cobb (12/11/02)
CHAFFEE - Richard Wayne Cobb, 42, died at 3:09 p.m. Dec. 9, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 10, 1960, in Chaffee, son of Judy Ann Bond Cobb of Chaffee and the late Lester Ray Cobb, he was a construction worker for Huffman Construction Company in Poplar Bluff and was a member of Chaffee Masonic Lodge 615...
LaDonna Fletcher (12/11/02)
BERTRAND - Eva "LaDonna" Fletcher, 78, died Dec. 11, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Stephen Miller (12/11/02)
DEXTER - The Rev. Stephen E. Miller Jr., 81, died Dec. 9, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Oct. 7, 1921, in Dexter, son of the late Stephen E. and Maugreete Ruth Williams Miller Sr., he was a member of the First General Baptist Church and was a retired Baptist minister. He had been a clerk at Ringer Hardware in Dexter and was a member of the General Baptist Association...
Looking Back in Time at Dec. 11 (12/11/02)
SIKESTON - Miss Phyllis Harrison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Harrison, was introduced as football queen Tuesday night at the 1942 banquet held at the economics cottage. SIKESTON - Officers for the Sikeston High School Student Council for 1962-63 are: David Lewis, president; Roger Stout, vice president; Margaret Gimlin, recording secretary; Bonnie Bush, corresponding secretary; and Alan Werneck, treasurer...
Study fails to reveal new or useful ideas (12/11/02)
I just love it when learned people gather around a table to solve the problems of people they neither know nor understand. Yet after years of community involvement, I recognize this is indeed the way our society functions. Usually - but not always - people with resources discuss the plight of those without resources as if they had a clue on the real day-to-day issues and problems facing others within the population. But I digress...
Your View 12/11: More work ahead (12/11/02)
Bravo! to the "Your View" letter entitled "Support Public Schools" printed in the Dec. 9 edition of the Sikeston Standard Democrat. I congratulate "Name Withheld By Request" for a well-thought out and significant contribution about the decline of Sikeston Public Schools. I have no idea who the author or authors may be, but I do know that whomever wrote that article realizes that, "Yes, Houston, we do have a problem."...
SpeakOut 12/11 (12/11/02)
The young lady who delivers our paper in Portageville is the best one we have ever had. She smiles, rain or shine, and puts the paper where you can find it. I think she needs a raise. This is to the smokers whose smoke doesn't bother anyone. Let me inform you that your smoke does bother me very much. ...