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Stories from Sunday, December 29, 2002

Prosecutors are urged to fight against legalizing drugs like marijuana (12/29/02)
BENTON - Prosecutors around the country are being urged to take a stand against attempts to legalize or decriminalize controlled substances - in particular, marijuana. "Those who support drug legalization are well funded and highly adept at manipulating the media," reads a Nov. 1 letter to prosecutors from the president of the National District Attorneys Association, Dan M. Alsobrooks. "And they do not mind deceiving the American public as well."...
Report cards for schools now are online (12/29/02)
SIKESTON -- Earlier this month Gov. Bob Holden announced the availability of online report cards for every school in Missouri. And what the public is able to see are the strengths and weaknesses of each school building. "The information has always been available," said Sikeston R-6 School District Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller. "The only difference is it's disaggregated now as opposed to being aggregated...
Calendar girl (12/29/02)
Madeline Bucher, daughter of Jim and Kathy Bucher, is the Standard Democrat's January Calendar Girl. Bucher, second alternate in the Miss Sikeston contest, plans on attending the University of Mississippi and major in business.
Bell City, Charleston, Oran advance (12/29/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The second round of the seMissourian Christmas Tournament was an eventful night as Advance's head coach Jim Hall got his 500th win of his career, Bell City and Oran both won in upsets and Scott City suffered its first loss of the season...
Portageville, Twin Rivers survive second-round scares at Bloomfield (12/29/02)
BLOOMFIELD - The 46th Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament resumed on Friday at Bloomfield High School. The semifinals were set as top-seeded Twin Rivers survived a scare from upset-minded No. 8 Hayti, defeating the Indians 50-46. Fourth-seeded Portageville also held off a late rally by No. 5 East Carter County to win 67-61...
Allen Dorris (12/29/02)
SIKESTON - Allen Dorris Jr., 33, formerly of East Prairie, died Dec. 26, 2002, at his home. Born March 8, 1969, in Granite City, Ill., son of Allen and Sharon Pemberton Dorris Sr. of Diehlstadt, he lived in East Prairie most of his life and was of the General Baptist belief. He was a floor manager at the Sikeston Wal-Mart Supercenter...
Rueben marsh Jr. (12/29/02)
LILBOURN -- Rueben Archie Marsh Jr., 32, formerly of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Dec. 24, 2002, at Three Rivers Health Care North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 12, 1970, at Lilbourn, son of Rueben Archie and Margaret Johnson Marsh of Lilbourn, he was a graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, where he participated in basketball. He was employed by the J.B. Hunt Trucking Company as a professional truck driver and was a member of Cathedral of Praise Church of God in Christ in Fort Wayne...
Curtis Cline (12/29/02)
SIKESTON -- Curtis Henry Cline, 91, died Dec. 21, 2002, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born May 14, 1911, on a dairy farm near Morehouse, he was the son of the late William Henry Cline, a native of Hickman County, Ky., and Nannie Lena Cline of New Madrid County...
Louisa Wood (12/29/02)
DALLAS -- Louisa N. Wood, 92, died Dec. 24, 2002, at the Baylor Irving Medical Center in Irving. Born Sept. 19, 1910, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of the late Elmer and Daisy Deers Nickens, she was of the Methodist belief. On June 24, 1934, she married Kermit E. Wood who preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 2000...
Fannie Davis (12/29/02)
BRIDGETON -- Frannie Davis, 86, formerly of Charleston, died Dec. 21, 2002, at the DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton. Born May 3, 1916, at Olmsted, Ill., she was the daughter of the late William and Ida Mae Williams Barnett. In 1932, at Olmsted, she married John Davis who preceded her in death...
Jodie McAllister (12/29/02)
PIEDMONT - Jodie McAllister, 67, died unexpectedly Dec. 26, 2002, at her home near Piedmont. Born June 23, 1935, at Lilbourn, she had lived in Sikeston for many years, where she was employed by the Gold Bond Company and was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Viola Kern (12/29/02)
SCOTT CITY -- Viola Hannah Kern, 84, died at 8:10 a.m. Dec. 28, 2002, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 21, 1918, at Ancell, daughter of the late Frank Arnold and Rosalie Pfefferkorn, she had been a sales clerk at Amrhein Drug Store in Illmo and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City...
Adelaide Page (12/29/02)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Adelaide Page, 80, died Dec. 26, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Monday at the Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Kelly Cox will officiate...
Lois Mitchell (12/29/02)
SHERIDAN, Ark. -- Lois Mitchell, 77, died Dec. 27, 2002, at the Sheridan Nursing Home at Sheridan. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Birth (published 12/29) (12/29/02)
NEW MADRID - Eric Christopher and Leslie Anne Branum are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 4:10 a.m. Nov. 29, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Jordan Taylor Branum weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back 12/29 (12/29/02)
SIKESTON - EAST PRAIRIE - East Prairie defeated the Sikeston High School basketball team in both ends of a doubleheader at East Prairie Thursday night. The A team lost 9-19 and the B outfit dropped its contest 19-20. --- SIKESTON - Shad Old, son of Dr. and Mrs. C.T. Old, will report for Coast Guard duty in St. Louis Saturday morning...
Speakout 12/29 (12/29/02)
I was wondering why you don't show Scott City's basketball records in the paper once a week like you show for the other schools. I think it should be listed with all the other schools. We only have room to run a few schools in our coverage area each week. Sorry....