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Stories from Sunday, March 2, 2003

Calendar Girl (03/02/03)
Mary Matthews, daughter of David and Terri Matthews is the Standard Democrat's March Calendar Girl. Matthews, fourth alternate in the Miss Sikeston contest, plans on attending Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., and majoring in marketing.
LCRA takes first action (03/02/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority authorized demolition expenditures for eight houses during a special meeting Friday in addition to addressing setup issues. Commissioners for the LCRA first discussed approving minutes from meetings during regular monthly meetings instead of approving them at each subsequent meeting...
Bill looks to protect grave markers, memorials, historical monuments (03/02/03)
DEXTER - A group of people are working to protect Missouri's historical monuments, memorials and veterans' grave markers. In an effort to give that protection, State Sen. Bill Foster (District 25) filed SB 640 Thursday. When enacted, the bill will amend Chapter 253, RSMO by "creating the State Historical Monuments, Memorials and Markers Board."...
Authorities issue search warrant at residence of Miner alderman (03/02/03)
MINER -- A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms federal search warrant led to the investigation of stolen auto parts at the Miner residence of Tom Brock Friday afternoon. The search was conducted by the ATF, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Missouri State Highway Patrol, New Madrid County Sheriff's Department and Scott County Sheriff's Department, according to Sgt. ...
Inmate dies at Southeast Correctional Center (03/02/03)
CHARLESTON -- An inmate at the Southeast Correctional Center has died of apparent natural causes. According to reports, Robert Schaughter (Schlater), 41, was pronounced dead at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Schaughter was serving a six year sentence for stealing, third offense, from St. Louis County. He was received in the Missouri Department of Corrections on April 14, 1998...
Sikeston 'won' with class (03/02/03)
I'm sure that the majority of Sikeston Bulldog Nation has heard about the highway robbery at Notre Dame High School on Thursday night. I'm sure everybody's heard about how Sikeston won the game against Notre Dame on a last-second shot, only to have it taken away by a questionable call with 0.2 seconds remaining...
ND girls take first toward state title repeat in new class (03/02/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- New class, same old result. The defending Class 2 state champion Notre Dame girls basketball team passed its first test in Class 4 with flying colors, rolling past No. 2 Dexter 73-42 in the Class 4, District 1 championship game in front of a packed gym at Notre Dame Regional High School Friday night...
Notre Dame rallies to beat Dexter (03/02/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - For the second night in a row, the Notre Dame Bulldogs basketball team got the break of a lifetime. One day after getting by third-seeded Sikeston 59-56 in the Class 4, District 1 semifinals, No. 2 Notre Dame came from behind to defeat top-seeded Dexter 81-78 on Friday night in front of an overflow crowd at Notre Dame High School...
Red devils end regular seasonon high note (03/02/03)
CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils ended their regular season on a high note Friday night, beating Marquand 67-46. James Reischman scored 29 points and Sam Burnett added 18 in the Red Devils' victory. After opening the season 0-13, Chaffee ended the year 5-2...
Ribbon cutting: A.G. Edwards and Sons (03/02/03)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. at their new location at 124 E. Center St. Present for the ribbon cutting were, from left: Don Newton, Angela Grant, Olivia Grant, Bart Grant, Cooper Grant, Joan Grant, Chuck Grant and Missy Marshall; second row: Greg Colwick, Darren Hillis, Tory Hillis, Kristi Johnson, Carrie Yanson, Ruby Yanson and John Testa; and third row: Bruce Lawrenece, Matt Tanner, Ron Steinmetz and Amber Harper...
Business briefs 3/2 (03/02/03)
ESSEX - Ron Ledbetter of Essex, a district representative with Modern Woodmen of America, was Membership Leader in the Missouri East Agency for the month of February. During January he was named the "Agent of the Month." Ledbetter joined Modern Woodmen's Rainwater agency, located in Farmington in June 1991...
Former resident earns promotion (03/02/03)
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Ray Clark is the new manager of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Helena, Ark. Clark, who grew up in Essex, Mo., has nearly 23 years of experiences. He began his duties in Helena on Jan. 19. "I am thrilled with this new opportunity," Clark said. "I look forward to helping the associates at this store continue their fine tradition of taking care of the customers in this community."...
Ribbon cutting: Flower Patch (03/02/03)
A ribbon cutting was conducted in February to mark the move of the Flower Patch to its new home at 510 N. Main St. Owned by Michael Nickelson, the business offers fresh and silk flowers, gifts, candles, home decor items, stuffed animals, balloons and more. ...
Clifton West (03/02/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Clifton Lee West, 60, died Feb. 28, 2003, at his home. Visitation will begin after 9 a.m. Wednesday at DeLisle Funeral Home. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Portageville. Burial will be in the Catron Cemetery with DeLisle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements...
Willis Downs (03/02/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Willis A. Downs, 83, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:50 p.m. Feb. 28, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 19, 1919, in Charleston, son of the late Jesse E. and Bette Rogers Downs, he lived most of his life in Charleston and was a graduate of Charleston High School and a member of the United Methodist Church in Charleston. ...
Nola Tidwell (03/02/03)
SIKESTON - Nola E. Tidwell, 82, died at 9:52 p.m. Feb. 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 26, 1920, in Marietta, Ga., daughter of the late John and Lucy Groover Tucker, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston...
Warren Beacham (03/02/03)
BERNIE - Warren G. Beacham, 82, died Feb. 27, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 30, 1920, at Kennett, son of the late John Wesley and Ida Francis Snider Beacham, he was a farmer. On June 29, 1940, at Senath, he married Wilma Pascal Moore who survives of the home...
Bill Hardesty (03/02/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services held Feb. 28, 2003, at the Watkins and Son Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Bill Hardesty, 76, who died Feb. 25, 2003, were: John Stanley West Jr,. Raymond Dickerson, Carl Gene Keasler, Ivan Pulling, Ted Morgan and Jerry Shaw...
John Waldron (03/02/03)
HARDIN, Ky. - John Waldron, 72, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 28, 2003, at Murray Calloway County Medical Center in Murray. Born March 2, 1930, in Pocahontas, Ark., son of the late Marvin and Tula Waldron, he was the owner and operator of Waldron Roofing before retiring. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114 and the Murray Lane Baptist Church of Sikeston...
Nina Pennington (03/02/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Nina M. Pennington, 78, died Feb. 27, 2003, at her home. Born March 18, 1924, at New Madrid, daughter of the late Homer and Leona Widows Henson, she was of the Baptist belief and a resident of Bloomfield where she formerly worked as an employee of Elder Manufacturing...
Mildred Robinson (03/02/03)
SIKESTON - Mildred Logan Robinson, 92, died at 6:05 a.m. March 1, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Violet Treadway (03/02/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - Violet Treadway, 92, formerly of Dexter, died Feb. 28, 2003, at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jeff McDavid (03/02/03)
CLARKTON - Jeff McDavid, 35, formerly of Portageville, died Feb. 28, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Dora Hill (03/02/03)
MATTHEWS - Dora Marie Lee Hill, 91, died Feb. 27, 2003, at her son's home in Hot Springs Village, Ark. Born Jan. 11, 1912, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Ruth Stewart Lee Sr. Survivors include: one son, Gus Richards of Hot Springs Village; three grandchildren, Dan Richards of Georgetown, Texas, Angela Schleicher of Plano, Texas, and Alisa Macora of Rogers, Ark.; and nine great-grandchildren...
Births 3/2 (03/02/03)
SIKESTON - Carmela Bland and Calvin Grayson are the parents of their fifth child, third daughter, born at 9:20 a.m. Feb. 10, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Carolyn Caldonia Grayson weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Billy Booth and the late Caldonia Blackmon Bland...
Looking Back 3/2 (03/02/03)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Harry Stacy was hostess recently at a surprise personal shower complimenting Miss Pauline Husher who will leave March 8 for Santa Monica, Calif., where she plans to make her home. BENTON - Sheriff John Dennis announced that he has appointed John Edward Michael to be his chief deputy effective March 1...
Memo could be the state's Watergate (03/02/03)
There is a fascinating bit of intrigue brewing in Jefferson City that will boggle your mind. And at the very least it should have you mad as a wet hen at the same time. It seems that the Governor's office in Missouri has threatened to fire employees of the Department of Natural Resources if they cooperate with the General Assembly in recommending budget cuts. ...
Speakout 3/2 (03/02/03)
Can you put JoAnn Emerson's address and telephone number in SpeakOut? Here is the information you requested: Rep. JoAnn Emerson, 339 Broadway Room 246, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701 (telephone: 573-335-0101; fax 335-1931 or 335-2440); or Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 (telephone 202-225-4404; fax 202-226-0326). If you have access to the Internet, you can contact Emerson at her Website: joann.emerson@mail.house.gov...