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Stories from Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Parma woman is killed in accident (10/14/03)
ESSEX -- A Parma woman sustained fatal injuries after her vehicle struck a tractor-trailer Monday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 4:15 p.m. in Stoddard County on Missouri Highways 114 and 153, three miles east of Essex, an accident occurred as southbound motorist Dorothy Lowrey, 72, of Parma crossed her vehicle into the path of an eastbound tractor-trailer driven by Kevin D. ...
Galaxy Cable may sell assets (10/14/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston-based Galaxy Cable Inc. has announced it is investigating the sale of its cable system assets. Ron Dorchester, chief operating officer of Galaxy Cable Inc., said: "What has taken place here is the board of directors has decided to investigate whether it makes sense to sell assets of the company. At this particular point, they've engaged an advisory firm to assemble in that analysis and investigation. There is no deal to sell, and I don't know if there ever will be."...
Afternoon wreck (10/14/03)
Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety work to rescue a passenger in an accident that occured at 12:40 p.m. Monday on AA Highway south of Miner. Two people were extricated in the accident and one was taken by helicopter to a local hospital. No further information was available at press time...
Residents getting into ghoulish mood (10/14/03)
SIKESTON -- With Halloween, or "Friday the 31st" as many are calling it, merely weeks away, area residents are getting into the ghoulish mood by decorating their homes, purchasing candy and even dressing the part. According to a survey by the International Mass Retail Association, nearly 82 percent of Americans are purchasing candy, costumes, decorations and other items for Halloween...
SHS soccer team shuts out Fredericktown (10/14/03)
FREDERICKTOWN -- Sikeston's soccer team netted its seventh win of the season on Monday, blanking Fredericktown on the road 3-0. Scott Gardner had a big day for the Bulldogs, scoring two of the three goals. "He's a defender of ours," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. ...
Kelly softball wins district title (10/14/03)
Staff reports Standard Democrat BENTON -- Kelly's softball team added its 17th district championship to the trophy case on Monday with a 5-1 win over St. Vincent in the Class 2, District 2 championship game. The Lady Hawks saw another perfect game from their pitchers, who didn't allow a hit the entire district tournament. ...
Dexter volleyball team beats Lady Bulldogs in straight sets (10/14/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's volleyball team lost to Dexter in straight sets on Monday, 15-25, 23-25. The Lady Bulldogs were led by Rachael Vining, who had seven kills and served up one ace. "It took a little bit of time for varsity to kick it in gear," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. ...
Killion wins district tennis (10/14/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's Elizabeth Killion qualified for state by winning the varsity singles district tournament. As a team, the Lady Bulldogs took second in the district to qualify for Saturday's sectional round in St. Louis. "She had four great matches," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt, of Killion's performance. "She has worked so hard, both on and off season. She deserved this win."...
Big day for Lincoln, Rushing at Marshall County Invitational (10/14/03)
DRAFFENVILLE, Ky. -- Sikeston cross country standout Clay Lincoln finished eighth out of 209 runners in the Marshall County Invitational on Saturday. Lincoln checked in with a time of 17:07 in a race that featured runners from Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana...
Sheila Williams (10/14/03)
SIKESTON - Sheila Kay Williams, 39, formerly of Doniphan, died Oct. 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 21, 1964, in Thayer, daughter of Brenda Mae Lesley Wilson of Doniphan and the late Ronald Gale Wilson, she was a member of the Christian Tabernacle Church in Sikeston, where she was a Sunday school teacher...
Margaret Bagby (10/14/03)
CAIRO, Ill. - Margaret Berbling Bagby, 75, died at 2:16 a.m. Oct. 14, 2003, a Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo., is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Ann Smith (10/14/03)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Anna Lurine "Ann" Smith, 83, formerly of Poplar Bluff, Mo, died at 12:33 a.m. Oct. 13, 2003, at Western Baptist Hospital. Born May 13, 1920, in Piggott, Ark., daughter of the late Lewis Monroe and Flora Emaline Jackson Shaw, she was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Poplar Bluff. She retired from the Poplar Bluff Regional Diagnostic Clinic and had also been a licensed practical nurse serving in private duty and sitting with patients before retiring...
Wayne Zook (10/14/03)
CHARLESTON -- Wayne L. Zook, 78, died at 9:05 am. Oct. 13, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 21, 1925, in East Prairie, son of the late Willie W. and Lillie Mae Phillippi Zook, he had lived in the St. Louis area for many years, where he was employed with the McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Corporation until retiring in 1985. He returned to Mississippi County six years ago and was of the Church of God belief. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars...
Bobby Wallace (10/14/03)
BILOXI, Miss. - Robert C. "Bobby" Wallace, 54, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 14, 2003, at the Veterans Hospital in Biloxi. Arrangements are incomplete at Riemann Funeral Home in Biloxi.
Hal Robertson (10/14/03)
BLOOMFIELD - A military funeral for Hal Robertson will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield on Highway 25 South, followed by a celebration of Hal's life from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Sikeston Country Club on Highway 60 East...
Willa Chasteen (10/14/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Willa Mae Chasteen, 83, died Oct. 12, 2003, in Bloomfield. Born Dec. 1, 1919, in Dexter, daughter of the late Fred and Canna Myers Dixon, she lived in the West Pleasant Valley community most of her life. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, she was also a member of the Dexter Hospital Auxiliary and Golden Age Quilting Clubs...
Truman Campbell (10/14/03)
PUXICO - Truman Campbell, 79, died Oct. 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Dorothy Lowrey (10/14/03)
PARMA - Dorothy Lowrey, 72, died Oct. 13, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma.
Bobby Beck (10/14/03)
BENTON - Bobby G. Beck, 67, died Oct. 14, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Rhoma Thompson (10/14/03)
PIEDMONT - Rhoma Joyce Smith-Thompson, 63, died Oct. 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 26, 1940, near Piedmont, daughter of the late Ray Eads and Evelyn Melton Wischet, she was a line worker for Missouri Leather Products and of the Baptist belief...
James - Dirickson (10/14/03)
MARBLE HILL -- Robert and Linda James have announced the engagement of their daughter, Pamela Sue, to Ricky Lee Dirickson, son of Candy Dirickson of Sikeston and the late Ricky Dirickson. The future bride expects to graduate in 2004 from Woodland High School and is currently employed by Town and Country Market in Jackson...
Keene - Kellett (10/14/03)
SEASIDE, Fla. -- Julia Davis Keene and Darin Lee Kellett were married Aug. 9, 2003, at the Savannah Pavilion in Seaside at a beach side ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Tom and Sara Davis and her husband's parents are Larry and Myrtle Lou Kellett of Sikeston...
Garner - 60th (10/14/03)
SIKESTON -- Relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Russ Garner are invited to attend a 60th wedding anniversary to honor the couple from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship room of Shady Acres Church of Christ. Garner and the former Beulah Dawson met in 1940 in Dexter and were married on Oct. 17, 1943, in Benton...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 14 (10/14/03)
SIKESTON - Mrs. W.J. Keith invited a group of children to a party at her home on North Kingshighway Sunday afternoon as a celebration of the second birthday anniversary of her son, Jarit Keith. WYATT - The residents of Wyatt will vote Tuesday on a bond issue proposal which calls for the issuing of $150,000 worth of revenue bonds and $32,000 general obligation bonds, which would be used for a proposed water system...
Habla Espanol? We may need to learn (10/14/03)
Way back in the dark ages, I joined hundreds of my fellow Sikeston classmates and sat through hours of French language lessons. I had then as well as now, no interest whatsoever in France. But I respected the instructor and endured the classes. I then needed additional college credits in a foreign language and thus, I also took French while attending college...
SpeakOut 10/14 (10/14/03)
On Oct. 5 two young boys were traveling from Texas back to Indiana when their truck broke down on the Interstate. They were towed in to O'Reilly Auto Parts in Sikeston. They needed a part pressed on and no shops were open, but Don Holman from Holman's Auto Repair in Miner was in the store with his wife. ...