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Stories from Sunday, August 31, 2003

Calendar girl (08/31/03)
Sarah Reaves, daughter of Pat Reaves and the late Charles Reaves, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for September. Reaves, a finalist in the 2002 Miss Sikeston contest, plans to attend the Freed-Hardeman University in January and major in pharmaceutical sales...
Doves draw hunters to area (08/31/03)
SIKESTON - While Labor Day is set aside to honor our nation's laborers, many in the area will use the day off to celebrate a different annual event: the opening of dove hunting season. Monday will "probably one of the busier openers that we have being a weekend holiday," predicted Scott County Conservation Agent Leother Branch, noting this area was once known as "the dove capitol of the world" with hunters coming from far and wide. ...
Carson and Barnes brings circus magic to town (08/31/03)
SIKESTON -- The Carson and Barnes 5-Ring Circus is riding into Sikeston Sept. 9 and setting up at the Jaycee Rodeo grounds. "We are the oldest 5-ring show in the nation," said ringmaster Roy Ordaz. "We're the last big traditional circus with a full range of animals and performers."...
Read to earn tickets to circus (08/31/03)
SIKESTON -- Young area readers have a chance to receive free tickets to the Barnes and Carson 5-Ring Circus. The Sikeston Public Library is sponsoring a program called "Read to Earn," which will give children through age 11 an opportunity to earn free circus tickets by reading. Each participant will be required to read five books and may pick up their reading log at the library during library hours...
Dexter, Portageville strong in jamboree (08/31/03)
DEXTER -- For the seventh straight year, area football teams got some valuable experience by participating in jamborees. Four teams gathered in Dexter Friday night including Portageville, Scott City, Kennett and host Dexter. Each team is given 12 plays on offense and four teams compete at the same time on the field...
Area teams tune up with jamboree (08/31/03)
NEW MADRID - The Sikeston Bulldogs football team competed in their seventh annual jamboree scrimmage on Friday at New Madrid County Central High School. In addition to the Bulldogs and host school NMCC, Jennings and East Prairie also competed. Each team started at the opponents' 40-yard line and were awarded 12 plays. If the offensive team couldn't get a first down then the ball was reset at the 40...
Elmer Junior Heuring (08/31/03)
SCOTT CITY - Elmer Larry "Junior" Heuring, 53, died at 8 p.m. Aug. 28, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 6, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, son of Elmer George and Alene Catherine Scherer Heuring, he was a warehouseman and forklift operator for Rubbermaid in Jackson. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso...
Lisa Ayers (08/31/03)
DEXTER -- Lisa Lynn Ayers, 45, died Aug. 27, 2003, near Frisco. Born Aug. 17, 1958, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Marion Horner and Phyllis Shell Rehm, she was a member of Mount Calvary Powerhouse Church of God in Poplar Bluff and was a homemaker...
Alton Crowley (08/31/03)
SIKESTON - Alton R. Crowley, 57, died Aug. 29, 2003, at his home. Born Feb. 24, 1946, in Sikeston, son of the late Claude and Mildred Crowley, he retired as a mechanic for the Missouri Department of Transportation. Survivors include: his best friend, Ellen Chrostoski of the home; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Eric Crowley of Sikeston and Bob and Deanna Crowley of Sikeston; one sister, Claudia Bolen of Springfield; and he was "Peepaw" to his five grandchildren, Dakotah, Hunter Shane and Haylee Quertermous and Hunter Crowley and Savannah Crowley.. ...
Roy Waldman (08/31/03)
SIKESTON -- Roy Edward Waldman, 69, died at 9:40 a.m. Aug. 29, 2003, at his home in Sikeston. Born Jan. 9, 1934, in Sikeston, son of the late Ellis P. and Martha Thomas Waldman, he had worked as lead man for the Sikeston Water Department for 25 years prior to his retirement and was a member of the Smith Avenue Church of God in Sikeston...
Genoa McLard (08/31/03)
CHAFFEE -- Genoa Ann McLard, 61, died Aug. 29, 2003, at the St. Louis University Hospital. Born March 26, 1942, in St. Louis, daughter of Violet Lucille Van Bibber Williams of Chaffee and the late Ulyss Glenn Williams, she was a homemaker and member of the Chaffee General Baptist Church and Ethel Cook Women's Missionary Society of Chaffee...
Mildred Powers (08/31/03)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for the funeral service held Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Puxico for Mildred Walker Powers, 82, who died Aug. 27, 2003, were: Mike Riney, Steve Riney, Chris Riney, Glenn Green, Charles Hedspeth and Vern Shrum...
Theodore Gregory (08/31/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Theodore Joseph "Ted" Gregory, 50, of San Diego, Calif., who died Aug. 24, 2003, were: Warren Catt, Bob Davis, Brad Davis, Ed Davis, Greg Catt and Tim Sanford.
Births (published 8/31) (08/31/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Katherine Ann Sneed and David Shane Shirrell are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 6:21 p.m. July 28, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Amy Cheyanne Shirrell weighed 7 pounds and was 19 1/2-inches long. Sneed is the daughter of James A. Sneed of Benton and Bertha K. Grindstaff of Jackson...
Looking Back 8/31 (08/31/03)
QUEBECK, Tenn. - Billy Dudley, son of Col. and Mrs. Harry Dudley, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., has been selected honor camper at Camp Hy-Lake. SIKESTON - Tom Darnell of Roanoke, Va., is the champion of the first annual Sikeston Tennis Tournament, beating out Sikeston's Ron Eaglin...
Drive safely this Labor Day (08/31/03)
He's a 17-year-old boy. Just started his senior year in high school. He's from a small, rural community - you know the kind, close-knit, everyone knows everyone. She's a 14-year-old girl. Junior high school classes are about to begin. She's excited. Already has her first-day-of-school outfit prepared...
Strategic plan will be developed for city (08/31/03)
Over the past six months, our residents have heard about the revenue shortfall within the city's General Revenue Fund and the various efforts Council has undertaken to remedy the situation. The response we received from the general public regarding this revenue shortfall has been to "tighten our belts" and "live within our means." Council responded by doing just that - by reducing funding to a number of organizations and programs that serve the citizens of our community and cutting back on the many services provided by municipal government.. ...
Speakout 8/31 (08/31/03)
I would like to commend the Sikeston Police Department. My child did not get off his bus where he was supposed to be and within minutes, the police were there and were on alert looking for my child. I would like to thank them for their service and for the wonderful job they do in our community...