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Stories from Friday, May 9, 2003

Hearings may get more expensive (05/09/03)
CHARLESTON - Involvement in water quality certification hearings for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. John's Bayou Basin project as respondents may get considerably more expensive. During their regular meeting Thursday, Mississippi County Commissioners reviewed a letter from attorney John Oliver, who was hired to represent the county and its two largest municipalities, advising that while attending evidentiary hearings for the water quality certification is "highly desirable," taking an active part would cost "probably no less than $7,500, and most likely in the $10,000 to $15,000 range.". ...
Sign of the times (05/09/03)
A new sign went up in front of Lee Hunter Elementary School in Sikeston Thursday afternoon. Funds raised through cookie-dough sales paid for the sign which is lighted and will feature four-inch letters to let the public know of upcoming events. Eddie Eaton, left, and Eugene Adams with Canedy Sign Co. put the finishing touches on the sign...
Budget meetings planned (05/09/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council will host a series of public meetings on the Fiscal Year 2004 City Budget. The first of two meetings will be held at noon Tuesday in Council Chambers at City Hall. "Our goal is to give Sikeston's residents every opportunity to meet with Council and staff to discuss and ask questions about next year's budget," said Doug Friend, city manager. ...
Taking a break (05/09/03)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers take a break from spraying water on Glenn's Rent-To-Own Thursday afternoon. Officers spent most of the day and evening spraying water on the fire scene to keep it from rekindling. The fire, which started about 3:20 a.m. Thursday, completely destroyed the business. DPS has not released the cause of the fire...
Local graduations are scheduled (05/09/03)
SIKESTON - Ask any high school senior how many days until graduation and most offer a detailed answer. Some have it down to the hour. Whether the seniors are anticipating or dreading their final moments as high school students, the graduation season has arrived...
Oran's Cookson drives in winning run in bottom of seventh to beat Chaffee (05/09/03)
ORAN -- Tyler Cookson drove in the go-ahead run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, leading Oran to a 4-3 victory over Chaffee on Thursday. With the score tied 3-3, Ryne Wood reached base with a one-out double. Trey Graviett flew out to center for the second out, then Cookson laced a 1-0 pitch to the gap in right center to score Wood and end the game...
Freshmen lead Lady Devils past Oran (05/09/03)
ORAN - Chaffee's softball team got a lift from its underclassmen on Thursday afternoon in a 15-2 win over Oran. The Lady Red Devils played six freshman in the game that accounted for 12 of the team's 15 hits. "Our freshmen had an outstanding game," said Chaffee coach Debbie Lewis. "All the girls stepped up and had a lot of enthusiasm. We were ready to play ball."...
Mildred Pruett (05/09/03)
RED BANK, Tenn. - Mildred Pruett, 72, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 4 p.m. May 8, 2003, at her home. Born May 10, 1920, in Centerville, Tenn., daughter of the late Henry L. and Ethel A. Bailey Lewis, she retired from the Brown Shoe Co. in Charleston, Mo., and was of the Baptist belief...
Lloyd Rider (05/09/03)
CHARLESTON - Lloyd Hugo Rider Jr., 49, died at 9 a.m. May 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 23, 1953, in Granite City, Ill., son of the late Lloyd Hugo and Malinda Lucille Squires Rider Sr., he was a member of the Restored Hope Apostolic Church of Charleston. ...
Virgie Banks (05/09/03)
HAYWOOD CITY - Virgie Lee "Sister" Banks, 83, died May 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 7, 1919, in Forrest City, Ark., daughter of the late Tommie and Julie Caruthers Sims, she lived in Missouri for more than 59 years. She was a member of New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church...
Rosemary Gault (05/09/03)
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Rosemary Gault, 73, died May 8, 2003, at the Advance Care Hospital in Hot Springs. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, Mo.
Harold Putnam (05/09/03)
O'FALLON - Harold L. Putnam, 61, died May 5, 2003, in O'Fallon. Born Jan. 28, 1942, in Dexter, son of Vivian "Vip" Perry Putnam of Bernie and the late G.E. Putnam, he owned and operated K&K Pallets in Wright City and was a member of the Bernie Masonic Lodge. He was of the Baptist belief...
Births (published 5/9) (05/09/03)
Banks SIKESTON - Yolanda Banks is the mother of her third child, second son, born at 8:09 a.m. March 29, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Ke'Ron Rodgerdrail Banks weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 17 1/2-inches long. Banks, daughter of Jimmie Banks and Rogers Banks Jr. of Haywood City, is employed by Break Time...
Looking Back in Time at May 9 (05/09/03)
SIKESTON - Miss Frances Burch announced today the cast for the senior play, a three-act comedy "Best Foot Forward," which is to be conducted May 21. The cast includes: Bill Foley, Charles Boyd, Joe Cooley, Sue Tanner, Mary Lewis and others. SIKESTON - The general offices of the Sikeston Board of Education have been moved from North Kingshighway to a new location in what is known as the nurses home building, just south of the Missouri Delta Community Hospital on Highway 61 North. ...
Politician's words will likely haunt him (05/09/03)
Say it ain't so Joe! Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell is by most accounts a pretty decent fellow. I've talked to those who have served with Maxwell in the Legislature and they give fairly high marks to the popular Democratic lieutenant governor. Maxwell is virtually assured of retaining his statewide post next year if he so chooses. ...
Your View 5/9: Bombs away (05/09/03)
My mother subscribes to the Standard (sorry old habits die hard) which I in turn read. Being a grad of SHS Class of '55, I find the comings and goings of Sikeston of interest and amusement (read: SpeakOut). Be all that as it may, the reason for this e-mail is a recent "Looking Back In Time."...
SpeakOut 5/9 (05/09/03)
I live on the upper half of the 800 block of William Street and we never get a Wednesday paper. Everyone on our street except the houses on the upper half of the 800 block of the street get them, even the abandoned houses. So why don't we? This is concerning Sikeston Public Schools policy on paying employees. ...