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Stories from Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Calendar Girl (10/01/03)
April Kinder, daughter of Keith and Sherry Kinder, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for October. Kinder, a finalist in the 2002 Miss Sikeston contest, is attending Murray State University and majoring in optometry.
Sikeston gets COPS grant (10/01/03)
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Justice will award a $50,000 grant to the City of Sikeston as part of the Secure Our Schools (SOS) initiative. "Our children spend more time in school than any other place outside the home. Sikeston has a strong record of putting federal money to good use for law enforcement purposes," said Eighth District Representative Jo Ann Emerson in announcing the grant. "This grant will enable Sikeston to add to security in the classroom and on school grounds."...
County moving up a class (10/01/03)
BENTON - Going up a class isn't always a good thing, according to Scott County Commissioners. Commissioners said during their regular meeting Tuesday that unless a change is enacted by the state legislature, the county will soon be burdened with the costs of being a second class county...
Poly-pipe is improvement for farmers (10/01/03)
SIKESTON - "Disposable" usually means "not as good," but when it comes to furrow irrigation, polyethylene irrigation tubing is a big improvement over what farmers used to use. The Vanduser Gin Co. has offered poly-pipe for its customers as an alternative to aluminum-gated pipe irrigation since it became available around here nearly 15 years ago, according to Jimmy Johnson, manager...
Battle of the Backs (10/01/03)
CARUTHERSVILLE - New Madrid County Central head coach Steve Rogers had been waiting all year to see his team put together four quarters of football. Even after last week's 48-13 win against Charleston, he still hasn't seen it. Mainly because the game was out of hand at halftime, forcing him to play reserves for most of the second half...
Phillips takes top honors at Sikeston Drag Strip (10/01/03)
Here are the weekend's racing results from tracks around the area. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON -- Here are the results from the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. In Super Pro, David Phillips won first place with a 5.99 dial. He ran 6.00 at 112 mph with a reaction time of .507. Runner up went to Donald Hills. He ran 6.11 on a 6.08 dial at 112 mph with a reaction time of .514...
Netters win rain-shortened match (10/01/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston tennis team had much of Tuesday's match rained out against Fredericktown, but it will count as the two were able to get five complete matches in. Sikeston won all five matches to defeat Fredericktown 5-0. Only two singles matches were played as Jeri Nichols beat Jodi Cooper 8-4 and Chelsea Gilliland beat Chelsey Aireton 8-0...
Willis has a better supporting cast (10/01/03)
The top two running backs in Southeast Missouri will be on display Friday night at Caruthersville when Remond Willis and the NMCC Eagles travel to Hopke Field to face Jimmy Jackson and the Tigers. Jackson is the area's leading rusher with 959 yards, and Willis is No. 2 on the list with 778...
Sikeston native wins newspaper award (10/01/03)
SIKESTON - A former sports writer for the Standard Democrat has been announced as a winner in the 2003 Missouri Better Newspaper Contest. Chad Jennings, a native of Sikeston, was awarded second place in Best Sports Story - News or Feature in Class 1...
Soccer team has defensive letdown in loss to Jackson (10/01/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's soccer team experienced a bit of a setback on Tuesday, losing 3-2 to Jackson on a cold and windy afternoon. The Bulldogs held a 1-0 lead at halftime, only to see the Indians rally with three goals in the second half. "Our midfield played pretty good, but we struggled a little on defense today," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. ...
Sikeston volleyball team beats Oran in straight sets (10/01/03)
ORAN - The Sikeston volleyball team improved to 2-1 in the SEMO Conference on Tuesday night when they defeated Oran on the road 25-23, 25-19. It was a much better performance for the Lady Bulldogs after falling to SEMO Conference foe Scott City on Monday...
Helen Corvick (10/01/03)
SCOTT CITY - Helen Louise Corvick, 74, died at 11:20 p.m. Sept. 29, 2003, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 13, 1929, in Illmo, daughter of the late Roscoe Webb and Vesta Rendleman, she was a laboratory technician for St. Francis Medical Center and Southeast Hospital...
Hershal Wagoner (10/01/03)
ORAN - Hershal Ray Wagoner, 83, of Oran died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at the family home in Oran. He was born in Blodgett, Mo., on Aug. 3, 1920, to the late Allen and Agnes Patton Wagoner. Hershal was a farmer and drove a bus for the Oran School District. He was retried from the Scott County Highway Department...
Davie Chism (10/01/03)
PETERBOROUGH, England - Davie Gene Chism, 61, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 18, 2003, in Peterborough. The son of the late Stoy and June Chism, he resided in Peterborough after retiring from the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include: two daughters, Joy and Melody of the state of Illinois; and four sisters, Lillian Tanner, Debra Webster of Phoenix, Ariz., Sandra Doleal of Houston, Texas, and Connie Riggs of Livingston, La...
Vivian Ward (10/01/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Vivian Christine "Butchie" Ward, 65, who died Sept. 29, 2003, will be: Ray Allen Gill, Dan Jennings, Tom Jennings, Jeff Limbaugh, David Towe and Joe Towe.
Dora Goodale (10/01/03)
CHARLESTON - Dora Forrester Goodale, 86, died at 7:45 a.m. Sept. 30, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 7, 1917, at East Prairie to the late Orb and Maude Farrow Forrester, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life. Employed from 1950 to 1979 with the Brown Shoe Company as a cutter, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Charleston and the VFW Women's Auxiliary in Charleston...
Nina Wilder (10/01/03)
DANVILLE, Ill. - Nina Wilder, 30, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 29, 2003, in Danville. Born Sept. 19, 1973, she was the daughter of Gloria Wilder of Danville and graduated from Sikeston High School. Other survivors include: two brothers, Wayne Wilder of Florida and Jeremy Hunt of Sikeston...
Births (published 10/1) (10/01/03)
Brotherton SIKESTON - Dawn Marie Jones and John Paul Brotherton are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 8:17 p.m. Aug. 24, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Tristen Alexander Brotherton weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 22-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 1 (10/01/03)
SIKESTON - The Rev. John Ensor, down near Nashville, Tenn., presented the editor with two of the largest and handsomest dahlias that it has ever been our pleasure to behold. One was a pink, the other a lemon yellow and each is as large as a dinner plate...
No-call list deserves to become new law (10/01/03)
Today is an important day for American consumers. Today was to have been the day when those troubling telemarketing firms were to have ceased calling your home at virtually any hour of the day or night. But despite some last-minute Congressional action and a half-dozen lawsuits, it appears that the calls will continue for the time being...
Your View 10/1: Resolution adopted (10/01/03)
The Board Church Council of the 1,000-plus members of the First United Methodist Church of Sikeston met on Sept. 8 and unanimously adopted the following resolution: BE IT RESOLVED, that the First United Methodist Church of Sikeston, Missouri, supports Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's position that the public display of the Ten Commandments and the acknowledgement of God are protected, not prohibited, by the First Amendment to the U.S. ...
SpeakOut 10/1 (10/01/03)
At what point do we stop the building and environmental destruction? When there is no air-able land left, no water unpolluted, no air worth breathing? When are we going to have a need-based economy as opposed to a banker greed based economy. When will the elite coffers be full enough? I know (and you do, too), don't you, Mr. ...