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Stories from Thursday, January 2, 2003

Vendor upset over being passed over (01/02/03)
BENTON - Representatives from a communications vendor passed over by the Scott County commission left disappointed for a second time Tuesday. Insisting the commission was not following its own written purchasing policy, JCS/Tel-Link of Cape Girardeau representatives asked commissioners during Tuesday's meeting to reverse their earlier decision to award the contract to set up a communications system for the sheriff's department to G&D Communications of Sikeston...
New officials for new year (01/02/03)
New Madrid County Clerk Jim W. Farrenburg, left, prepares the paperwork for Lewis H. Recker, New Madrid County's new prosecuting attorney, to sign. Recker and other officials elected in November were sworn into office on Tuesday and received their commissions...
Murder charges filed (01/02/03)
CHARLESTON - First-degree murder charges were filed in connection with a New Year's Eve shooting death. Mississippi County Prosecutor Jennifer Raffety has filed charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action against Jermaine Anderson, 19, of Charleston in connection with the death of Fernando Curtis...
Residents remember 2002 as a good year (01/02/03)
SIKESTON - It's hard to say what the new year has in store and 2002 was definitely a year that was welcomed with a great deal of uncertainty. Yet amid the fear of the unknown, many local residents say 2002 wasn't too bad after all. For starters, Lynda Muench became an aunt for the first time...
New cartoon begins today (01/02/03)
SIKESTON - There is a new duck in the roost and he is a wise-quaker. Beginning today, the Standard Democrat's will add the cartoon, Mallard Fillmore to its editorial page. Created by Bruce Tinsley, Mallard Fillmore is a seasoned ex-newspaper reporter working for WFDR-TV in Washington, D.C. As the lone conservative in a big pond of liberals, Mallard Fillmore provides the often-absent opposing viewpoint...
Southeast Missouri's New Year Awards (01/02/03)
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to min'? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days o' lang syne? Now that 2003 is upon us, it's time to hand out Southeast Missouri's annual New Year Awards. Top team: Poplar Bluff Mules At this point, Poplar Bluff is the obvious choice. With a 10-1 record, the Mules are off to their best start in 14 years. They've posted quality wins over Vashon, Dexter, Blytheville and Sikeston...
Charlie Brewer (01/02/03)
KILGORE, Texas - Charles Edward "Charlie" Brewer died Dec. 29, 2002, at Laird Memorial Hospital. Born in Wayne County, son of the late Edward Wyle and Sara Velma Frost Brewer, he attended the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Laird Hill. Before moving to Texas, he was a construction foreman for the S.J. Coin Construction Company during the construction of the air base in Blytheville, Ark. He was employed by Lumlog and had also been a diesel mechanic for Eagle Trucking...
John Shaw (01/02/03)
SIKESTON - John Robert Shaw, formerly of Poynette, Wis., died Dec. 31, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 27, 1942, in Poynette, son of the late Warren and Mary Shaw, he lived on Lake Wisconsin for 20 years after his marriage, was actively involved in the Grade Boat and Snowmobile Club and also enjoyed hunting and fishing. ...
R.C. Martin (01/02/03)
PATTON - Rufus Clay Martin, 82, died Dec. 31, 2002, at his home in Patton. Born Sept. 26, 1920, to the late Henry and Callie Ashlock Martin, he had spent most of his life in the Avert community in Stoddard County. A retired farmer and minister with the Church of God, he was also the former owner of Martin Hill Retirement Center near Avert...
Mary Lou Medlin (01/02/03)
NEW MADRID - Mary Lou Edwards Medlin, 68, of New Madrid and Germantown, Tenn., died Jan. 1, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born July 21, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Walter Scott and Rachel Murphy Edwards Jr., she was a homemaker, farm manager and certified public accountant. ...
Judy Babb (01/02/03)
SIKESTON - Judy Babb, 45, died Jan. 2, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Lillie Starks (01/02/03)
CHARLESTON - Lillie Mae Starks, 92, died Dec. 27, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born Sept. 1, 1910, in Arkansas, she lived in Charleston for many years. She was a member of Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Wyatt, where she served on the Usher Board and Mother's Board...
Pansy Walker (01/02/03)
DEXTER - Pansy Walker, 55, died Jan. 1, 2003, at the home of her brother in Dexter. Born Sept. 24, 1947, to Otho Brown of Dexter and the late Alma Walker Brown, she was a line supervisor for Rowe Furniture in Poplar Bluff. On June 4, 1966, at Essex, she married James E. Walker, who preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 2000...
Aubrey Dennis (01/02/03)
CHAFFEE - Aubrey C. Dennis, 89, died at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 31, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 6, 1913, in Caney, son of the late James Lafayette and Delpha Cecilia Good Dennis, he was a brick layer with Local No. 1 in St. Louis before retiring and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chaffee...
Joseph Schaefer (01/02/03)
SIKESTON - Joseph Ray Schaefer, 78, died at 1:25 a.m. Jan. 1, 2003, at his home, following an extended illness. Born June 15, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Martin and Anna McBride Schaefer, he was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and of the Knights of Columbus Council 3151 in Sikeston. ...
Ruby McMunn (01/02/03)
DEXTER - Ruby McMunn, 83, died Jan. 1, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 14, 1919, in Byrdstown, Tenn., daughter of the late Henry Martin and Sarah Elizabeth Knight Halbert, she lived in Dexter most of her life and owned and operated McMunn Auto Parts. She was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and American Legion Auxiliary and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge...
Michael Stephens (01/02/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Michael Kim Stephens, 33, died Dec. 31, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Jan. 22, 1969, in Cape Girardeau, son of Michael Stephens of Bloomfield and Terri May Geiger of Bartow, Fla., he was a motorcycle salesman for Bluff Honda in Poplar Bluff. He was a member of Dexter Elks Lodge 2439 and Advance Eagles Aerie 4154...
Christine Farmer (01/02/03)
SIKESTON - Christine Inglis Farmer, 77, formerly of Mississippi County, died Dec. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 31, 1924, in Drakesboro, Ky., daughter of the late Sherman and Mossie Hope Inglis, she lived in Mississippi County for many years before moving to Rockville, Ind., and later returned to Sikeston...
Louise Blackburn (01/02/03)
SIKESTON - Cynthia Louise Blackburn, 85, died Jan. 1, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Lucy -- Winborne (01/02/03)
JACKSON -- Kenneth and Pamela Lucy have announced the engagement of their daughter, Arika Britt Lucy, to Timothy C. Winborne, son of Carolyn Winborne of Mount Olive, Miss., and the late Gilbert Winborne. A 2000 graduate of Jackson High School, the future bride is the granddaughter of Richard and Barbara Britt of Farmington, Thelma Lucy of Kewanee and the late Leroy Lucy. ...
Hartlein -- Groves (01/02/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Jeff and Betty Hartlein have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda, to Jack Groves, son of John and Carla Groves of Benton. A graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride is employed with the City of Sikeston. The prospective bridegroom graduated from Charleston High School and is employed by Holloway Distributing in Puxico...
Looking Back in Time at Jan. 2 (01/02/03)
SIKESTON - Only 39 city building permits were issued in 1942 compared with 96 in the year previous, the figures reflecting the sharp drop in construction caused by war scarcity of materials and labor. --- SIKESTON - Mrs. Emma Carroll received a cable Christmas Eve from her son, Sgt. Ralph Carroll, army bombardier, which disclosed for the first time that he was in North Africa...
State begins 2003 with budget cuts (01/02/03)
The sobering impact of a new year struck today as Missouri state officials announced a series of budget cuts and layoffs designed to address a projected $300 million shortfall in state revenues. It was not exactly the way to start a new year...
SpeakOut 1/2 (01/02/03)
I would like to SpeakOut about a local greeting card place. I am under a doctor's care and when I was in the store, I needed to use the restroom. A girl in there had a very smart attitude when I asked to use the restroom. I think there should be a law that places of business provide a public restroom. I don't have a disease of any kind and this was very rude. I won't be back...