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Stories from Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Landowner wants a piece of his land back (04/30/03)
BENTON - The gas is gone, and a Scott County landowner wants a piece of his land back. Handy Moore appeared before the Scott County Commission during its regular meeting Tuesday to give formal notice of his intentions to build on 40 feet of an easement related to the county's old landfill...
Local students learn about agriculture on Farm Day (04/30/03)
BENTON -- Even though a large number of area children are being raised on a farm, it doesn't mean they know all there is to know about agriculture. For this reason alone, Scott County Women in Agriculture hosted Farm Day Tuesday at the Benton Community Building where Scott County third graders attended the event...
May Calendar Girl (04/30/03)
Takeisha Draper, daughter of Richard and Stephanie Taylor, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for May. Draper, a finalist in the Miss Sikeston contest, plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University in the fall with the intentions of becoming a nurse...
NMCC drops another SEMO Conference heartbreaker (04/30/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - New Madrid County Central lost another SEMO Conference heartbreaker on Tuesday, falling 8-6 to Poplar Bluff. The Eagles held a 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning, but saw the Mules plate six runs in the bottom of the frame to pull away...
Defending points champ wins Super Pro class at drag strip (04/30/03)
Here are the weekend's race results from tracks around the area: SIKESTON -- Cape Girardeau's Ron Simmons took first place in the Super Pro Class Saturday night. Simmons, last year's points champ, posted his first win of the season with the victory. He ran 6.04 on a 6.05 dial at 113 m.p.h. His reaction time was .666...
SHS tennis team topples Kennett (04/30/03)
KENNETT - The Sikeston tennis team improved to 6-2 on the season with a 9-0 shutout of Kennett here on Tuesday. Sikeston had one close match the entire afternoon with that being Logan Wagoner's 9-8 (7-4 tiebreaker) victory against Brandon Settlemire...
Perryville blanks Sikeston, 9-0 (04/30/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's soccer team suffered its eighth loss of the season on Tuesday, falling 9-0 to Perryville. The Lady Bulldogs struggled on the defensive end again, being out-shot 26 to 10. "This was one of the worst games we've played all year," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "Ever since we lost Flemming Silverthorn four games ago, our defense has been really bad. She was kind of our quarterback back there."...
Walter, Chaffee sweep Oak Ridge (04/30/03)
OAK RIDGE -- Abby Walter allowed just one hit over five innings as Chaffee swept Oak Ridge 15-0 on Tuesday. Walter faced 19 batters, allowing the one hit and two walks with 19 strikeouts. On offense, Casey Guzman set the tone in Chaffee's first at-bat with a solo home run. The rest of Chaffee's lineup followed suit, plating the 15 runs on 10 hits...
Bulldogs clinch SEMO title (04/30/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - In a highly anticipated SEMO Conference matchup, the Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team wrapped up the league regular season championship with an 8-1 road victory against Notre Dame on Tuesday. Sikeston (15-1, 8-0 SEMO Conference) got a dominating pitching performance from junior Blake DeWitt, who struck out a career-high 14 batters in the complete game win...
Don Powell (04/30/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Franklin "Don" Powell, 61, died April 29, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 31, 1941, in Gadsden, Ala., son of the late Ollie and Bertha Hanna Powell, he was owner and manager of the Muddy Water Store in Cape Girardeau. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Noranda Aluminum...
Catherine Carter (04/30/03)
PARAGOULD, Ark. - Catherine Carter, 85, died April 28, 2003, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born Sept. 24, 1917, in Jonesboro, daughter of the late Thad and Bessie Tindle, she retired from Sears in Memphis, Tenn., and was a member of the East Side Baptist Church in Paragould...
Robert Gaede (04/30/03)
DEXTER - Robert Gaede, 78, died April 29, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Sandra Alvino (04/30/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sandra Jean Alvino, 62, died at 2:15 a.m. April 28, 2003, at her son's home. Born Sept. 27, 1940, in Cook County, Ill., daughter of the late Dominic and Esther Potter Alvino, she lived with a son for the past four years and was of the Catholic belief...
Maxie Graviett (04/30/03)
SIKESTON - Maxie Alton Graviett, 82, died at 1 a.m. April 29, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 11, 1920, in Fayetteville, Ark., daughter of the late Clarence Lee and Mary Lou Evans, he was a retired carpenter and U.S. Navy veteran of World War II...
Winifred Meeks (04/30/03)
SIKESTON - Winifred Meeks, 68, died at 12:30 a.m. April 27, 2003, at the North West Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Born June 5, 1934, in Warrington, England, daughter of the late John and Rachel Hutcheson Alcock, she had been employed by the Anchor Toy Factory in Sikeston. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Charleston...
Lorene Fairweather (04/30/03)
SIKESTON - Lorene Fairweather, 83, died at 9:40 p.m. April 28, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 25, 1920, in Lilbourn, son of the late Albert and Carrie Hill Fodge, she was an inspector and worked in quality control for Shakeproof Incorporated at Elgin, Ill., a division of Illinois Tool and Works Incorporated, retiring in 1978 after 27 years of service. She moved to Sikeston in 1978, where she was a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church...
Edgar Culbertson (04/30/03)
SIKESTON - Edgar I. Culbertson, 77, died at 1:20 a.m. April 29, 2003, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1925, in Sikeston, he was the son of the late Earl and Elizabeth Johnson Culbertson. When he was a student at Sikeston High School, Culbertson decided to enlist in the Army. ...
Births (published 4/30) (04/30/03)
BENTON - John Wyly and Shannon Rosella Chanley are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 9:10 a.m. March 24, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Nathan John Chanley weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Chanley is the former Shannon Enderle, daughter of Elmer and Gladys Enderle of Chaffee. She is employed by the Thomas W. Kelly Elementary School...
Looking Back in Time at April 30 (04/30/03)
SIKESTON - Miss Mary Helen Trousdale and Miss Bettye Ruth Limbaugh of Sikeston were injured in an automobile crash near Malden this Thursday morning. They were riding in an auto with Mrs. Harry Holt and William McKinley of Bertrand to Malden, where all are employed at the air base...
Checkpoints will help promote safe driving (04/30/03)
One of the state's larger urban areas announced this week the resumption of regular police checkpoints primarily aimed at removing drunk drivers from the roads. The sobriety checkpoints are costly and consume a large chunk of public safety manpower. But to me at least, they are an effective tool for a variety of reasons. I wish we had more in our region...
SpeakOut 4/30 (04/30/03)
This is in response to the news broadcast about Mr. Wilson and his trash. I may not agree with what he did, but if the city would worry as much about getting the city cleaned up as they did about getting revenge, it would be a lot nicer place to live. I have seen that much trash in people's yards. Morehouse looks like a graveyard for junk automobiles. If they would fine everybody, and re-fine them and re-fine them again, eventually the city would have enough money to clean this place up...