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Stories from Sunday, June 29, 2003

Laptops save time for patrol (06/29/03)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Sometimes Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Slaughter can put in a full day's work and not even be seen by his co-workers. Thanks to the laptop computer recently installed in his patrol car. "I never hear him (on the radio)," noted Lt. Brent Davis of the Patrol. "Mike does all of his 10-28s and 10-29s (license/background checks) in his car. He's gone a whole shift without us even seeing him. This is definitely a whole revolutionary movement."...
Changes ahead for Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo (06/29/03)
SIKESTON - Don't expect the same old rodeo. Sure there will still be cowboys, bucking broncos and, of course, nationally known entertainers at the 2003 Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo but there are some changes being made by this year's Jaycee organizers. Changes, they say, should make the 51st annual event more enjoyable for the public...
Individuals being sought for Hall of Fame-Honor Wall (06/29/03)
SIKESTON -- Almost 10 years ago, Roger Sherman and about 30-40 members of the community met one evening for a few hours to discuss a way of acknowledging the men and women who have contributed to the Sikeston Public Schools in various ways over the years...
Burton leads Elks past First National Bank, 8-4 (06/29/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Area Youth Baseball was back in action on Friday night. Here are those results. Casey Burton was 3-for-4, leading the Elks to an 8-4 victory. On the mound, Jerod Scott picked up the win. In six innings of work, he allowed six hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts...
Keeping up with tradition (06/29/03)
Missouri's high school sports season ended on the first Saturday in June with the final day of the state baseball championships. Before things start back up in late August, we here at the Standard Democrat figured we would take time to look back on Sikeston's 2002-2003 season. In many sports, it was a season to remember...
SAY Baseball All-Star Teams 2003 (06/29/03)
Gage Barber Austin Byrd Austin Carmen Jacob Clark Shane Garrett Colton Hampton Austin Hay Mack Marcum Zachary Moore Cody Rodgers Wesley Shaw Riley Stark Zachary Stinnett Lucas Williams Coaches: Mitchell Shaw Shannon Garrett Tim Rodgers Tyler Anderson...
Realtors honored (06/29/03)
The Sikeston Board of Realtors honored members for their sales during 2002. Kelles Wade of Wade Realty in Sikeston and Jimmy McClain of Century 21 Realtors in Kennett were honored as Million Dollar Producers. Obtaining the Summit Level, or $2 million in sales were Faye Walborg, Gene Shaw and Sandy Sitzes of Century 21 Premier Realty, Shirley Perry of Perry Real Estate in New Madrid, Kathy Duncan of Southern Home Realty in New Madrid and Lilbourn and Patsy Holifield of Century 21 Semo Realtors in Kennett. ...
Union Planters Bank appoints new Cape community president (06/29/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Union Planters Bank has announced the appointment of Doug Watson, 47, as community bank president of the Cape Girardeau market, effectively immediately. This market includes 16 retail offices in the Southeast Missouri area. Watson will report to Michael Ross, who is regional president of the Missouri Banking Group, which includes St. Louis, Belleville, Columbia, Springfield, and Cape Girardeau...
Margaret Waters (06/29/03)
SIKESTON - Margaret L. Waters, 77, died at 2:37 p.m. June 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 8, 1926, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Hiram David and Wilhemina Walker Lambert, she was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church...
Chalmer Dockins (06/29/03)
SIKESTON - Chalmer A. "Chal" Dockins, 86, died June 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 28, 1916, in Malden, son of the late George Franklin and Cora Mae Ballard Dockins, he was a member of Illinois Avenue General Baptist Church. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a self-employed building contractor for 20 years and owned and operated a car wash business for the last 25 years...
Joe Riley (06/29/03)
SCOTT CITY -- Freddie Joe Riley, 64, died at 1:24 a.m. June 27, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 1, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late James Amphlis and Jeanette Mae Bles Riley, he was a barge loader in the West Lake quarry for Local 282 of Cape Girardeau. ...
Births (Published 6/29) (06/29/03)
PARAGOULD, Ark. - Aaron Reid and Stacy Lee Bruce are the parents of their third son, born at 2:44 a.m. May 25, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. Hunter Ray Bruce weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Bruce is the daughter of Susan Willina Orton...
Davidson-Furlong (06/29/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - In a lawn ceremony on June 14, 2003, over a hundred friends and relatives gathered in East Prairie to witness the remarriage of Monty Davidson Boston and James Albert Furlong at their home. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. George White, pastor of the First Baptist Church of East Prairie...
Wimberley - 50th (06/29/03)
CHARLESTON - The Rev. and Mrs. Ted Wimberley of Charleston will be guests of honor for a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in commemoration of their golden wedding anniversary. Wimberley and the former Virginia Cox were married July 3, 1953, in Rector, Ark. For 42 years, the couple served as pastors of Southern Baptist churches in Missouri and Tennessee before retiring five years ago...
Looking Back 6/29 (06/29/03)
SIKESTON - J.W. Griffith, manager of Fabick Bros. Equipment Co., will head the Sikeston Lions Club during the coming year following his election at a meeting of the Club Wednesday at the Dunn Hotel. SIKESTON - Mrs. Ralph (Violetta) McGee of Sikeston was selected Woman of the Year by the Business and Professional Women's Club on March 7. She was guest of honor at a party in Jefferson City Tuesday...
Bureaucracy stands in way of progress (06/29/03)
Monday's meeting in Sikeston involving the city, the county and representatives from the Department of Housing and Urban Development was a lesson is bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo. The city and county are making two requests of HUD. First, both the city and county want to use excess unrestricted reserve funds that they accumulated over a 20-year period to address topics of need within the city and county. ...
Speakout 6/29 (06/29/03)
In support of Mr. Jensen's June 20 editorial about the death row inmate in Oregon who needs a transplant or dialysis, I would suggest the tax-strapped taxpayers of Oregon tell him he can have all the appeals he wants for 10 dialysis treatments or a kidney transplant. Let him do the math...