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Stories from Wednesday, October 8, 2003

Local man looks to turn novel into film (10/08/03)
SIKESTON -- A story of racing hot rods and romance in the 1950s. The idea consumed Richard Ford for decades before he was finally able to get it down on paper and the result was "Street Heart," a novel the author hopes will eventually make it to the big screen...
Marching festival (10/08/03)
A member of the Kelly High School Flag Corps perform during the first-ever Sikeston High School Marching Band Festival Tuesday. Over 400 students from Charleston, East Prairie, Kelly, New Madrid County Central, Scott County Central, Richland and Sikeston participated in the event. The event was sponsored by the Southeast Missouri Band Directors Association...
County fighting move to second class (10/08/03)
BENTON - Scott County commissioners will send a letter to area legislators calling for an increase to the assessed value at which a county must go from third class to second class. During their regular meeting Tuesday, commissioners agreed to send the letter along with news articles from the Standard Democrat and Southeast Missourian and drew up a list of lawmakers to send it to. ...
Kelly ends regular season with win over Poplar Bluff (10/08/03)
BENTON -- Kelly's softball team ended the regular season on Tuesday, beating Poplar Bluff 3-1 in a make-up game from last week. With the victory, the Lady Hawks take a record of 16-6 into the district tournament, which starts on Friday. "This was kind of our senior night, since it was our last regular season home game," said Kelly coach Rhonda Evans. ...
Simmons earns $2,000 for Super Pro win at drag strip (10/08/03)
SIKESTON -- Here are the results from the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. In Super Pro, Ron Simmons of Cape Girardeau won $2,000 for his win. He ran 6.06 on a 6.06 dial at 112 mph. His reaction time was .530. Ricky Skelton of Sikeston was runner up with a 6.18 dial. He ran 6.19 at 106 mph with a .539 reaction time. Skelton also had a perfect run the round before...
Portageville volleyball team beats SHS in straight sets (10/08/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Sikeston's volleyball team lost to Portageville in straight sets on Tuesday, 22-25, 18-25. With the loss, the Lady Bulldogs drop to 6-11-2 on the season. "The varsity is still playing a little too inconsistent," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. "We are continually placing the ball over the net without terminating it. (The other team) is able to run their offense and then put the ball back. We are consistently having to play on the defensive."...
Dexter Bearcats vs. Charleston Bluejays (10/08/03)
CHARLESTON - Nearly every year when Charleston and Dexter meet on the gridiron, it's a battle of two completely different styles of football. More often than not, it's Charleston's speed versus Dexter's strength. That will be apparent again this Friday night when the Bluejays host the Bearcats for a 7:30 SEMO Conference game...
Sikeston hangs tough with defending state champions (10/08/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's soccer team gave defending state champion Notre Dame another strong match on Tuesday, but lost 2-0. After allowing both goals in the first half, the Bulldogs clamped down on the defensive end, limiting Notre Dame to just four shots on goal in the second half...
Raymons Traughber (10/08/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Raymons R. Traughber, 60, died Oct. 7, 2003, at his home in Portageville. DeLisle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Venus Kimball (10/08/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Venus Lynn Kimball, 46, of Portageville died Oct. 7, 2003, at her home in Portageville. She was born Oct. 12, 1956, at Hayti to William Douglas who survives of St. Louis and J.D. and Dixie Chambliss Akins of Kewanee. On Oct. 27, 1972, at Lilbourn, she married Ronnie Dean Kimball, who survives of the home...
Mavis Miller (10/08/03)
MARSTON - Mavis Virginia Miller, 75, of rural Marston, died Oct. 7, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born June 24, 1928, in White County, Ark., daughter of the late Robert S. and Ophelia Key McWhirter, she graduated from Holcomb High School and was a member of the Lilbourn Church of Christ...
Lois Horn (10/08/03)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for Lois Lavern Horn, 73, formerly of St. Louis, died at 6:05 p.m. Oct. 4, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center were: Jim Able, Keith Thompson, Kevin Taber, Gary Taber, Joseph McCoy, Mike Hovey and Charlie Brown. Services were conducted at 11 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Bill Meeks will officiate...
John D. Kimbrel (10/08/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - John David Kimbrel, 44, formerly of Dexter, died Oct. 6, 2003, in the emergency room of the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Aug. 15, 1959, at Dexter to Frances Lemons Montgomery of Dexter and William Kimbrel of Seneca, he was a truck driver for Heavy Duty Trux in Bloomfield and affiliated with the Baptist church...
Delmar Alcorn (10/08/03)
SIKESTON - Delmar H. Alcorn Sr., 82, died at 4:22 a.m. Oct. 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 18, 1921, in Pyletown, son of the late Ellis K. and Wrista Fulkerson Alcorn, he was a farmer and real estate broker. A member of Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310 AF&AM, he was a Shriner and member of the Moolah Temple in St. Louis and Semo Shrine Mounted Patrol. Also a member of Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319, he was a former member of the Sikeston Elks Lodge...
Pete Castleberry (10/08/03)
SIKESTON - Jesse D. "Pete" Castleberry, 92, died at 7:50 a.m. Oct. 5, 2003, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Feb. 7, 1911, in Pangburn, Ark., son of the late Clayton Carroll and Viola King Castleberry, he had been a meat cutter for the Learue and McKinnie Grocery Store in Miner. He was a 50-year member of Shady Acres Church of Christ where he served as an elder for 40 years...
Martha Henry (10/08/03)
DEXTER - Martha Elizabeth Henry, 73, formerly of Lilbourn, died Oct. 6, 2003, at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born Sept. 20, 1930, at Kennett to the late Elijah and Zula Ursery Masterson, she was formerly employed at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid...
Beaver Mathis (10/08/03)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for Henry Mitchell "Beaver" Mathis, 38, who died at 10 p.m. Oct. 5, 2003, will be: Jason Tomes, Archie Winfred, Jay Freeman, Paul Mathis, Joe Brothers and Jerry Sturgeon. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday...
J.R. James (10/08/03)
SIKESTON - Jacob Rance James Jr., 85, died at 7:45 a.m. Oct. 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 24, 1918, in Kennett, son of the late Jacob Rance James Sr. and Ella Mae Davis James, he graduated in 1938 from Kewanee High School. ...
Henry Wolfe (10/08/03)
ALLENVILLE - Henry Franklin Wolfe, 80, died at 6:40 a.m. Oct. 7, 2003, at the Jefferson Barracks Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Louis. Born Aug. 28, 1923, in Portageville, son of the late Charles Ernest and Mary Ann Ourth Wolfe, he was a retired carpenter and had been employed by the Jack Lopp Construction Company in Sikeston. ...
Robert McKinney (10/08/03)
MARSTON - Robert McKinney, 88, died Oct. 3, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 6, 1914, in Como, Miss., he lived in Missouri for more than 43 years. He was of the Baptist belief and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include: two daughters, Lora Thomas of Lilbourn and Carol Triblett of Sikeston; two stepdaughters, Delores Burton of St. ...
Lois Hedrick (10/08/03)
LEAWOOD, Kan. - Lois W. Hedrick, 85, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 7, 2003, in Overland Park. Born June 5, 1918, in her home in Ocean, Md., daughter of the late Isabella and Thomas Williams, she spent her youth in Cresaptown, Md., until graduating in 1935 from the Allegany High School in Cumberland, Md. ...
Birth (published 10/8) (10/08/03)
SIKESTON - Kevin and Terra Holt are the parents of their second son, born at 12:54 p.m. Sept. 1, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Trey Allen Holt weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 17-inches long. Mrs. Holt is the former Terra Standridge and is employed with the Scott County Health Department...
Looking Back 10/8 (10/08/03)
SIKESTON - Mrs. L.M. Standley entertained Friday afternoon in honor of the second birthday anniversary of her daughter, Kay. --- SIKESTON - Malone Theater today: "Human Comedy" with Mickey Rooney and Frank Morgan. Rex Theater: "Alaska Highway" with Richard Arlen...
Parents' failures hurt child the most (10/08/03)
You may recall the bizarre case of the St. Louis couple who allowed their 2-year-old daughter to be cared for by a 15-year-old runaway drug addict and prostitute who they had just met on the streets of St. Louis a month earlier. Needless to say these folk are not poster children for good parenting...
Speakout 10/8 (10/08/03)
If anyone in the Morehouse would like to rake leaves, please put your name and phone number in SpeakOut because I sure need someone to do this for me. I don't think it's right when some members of a church put a letter in a newspaper and then sign the letter with the name of the church, when some of the members don't agree with the so-called resolution that was published in the newspaper...