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Stories from Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Formation of water district reviewed (10/22/03)
BENTON - The Scott County Commission is taking steps toward the formation of a rural water district for the county. John Chittenden of Waters Engineering Inc. in Sikeston met with county commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday and provided information on how to proceed with the formation of a rural water district...
Making progress (10/22/03)
P and R Developers pour one of the final sections of Wakefield Avenue Tuesday afternoon. Although delays were caused because additional rock was required due to a base failure and the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities had to repair water mains that were leaking before the street repairs could be made, Director of Public Works Tom Bridger says the project is expected to be completed in the very near future. Sidewalk work will be completed after the street work is done...
New teachers are adjusting to jobs (10/22/03)
SIKESTON -- Morehouse third grade teacher Beth Lambert is spending the week grading papers, compiling students' work and double-checking grades. Like the 22 of her fellow first-year colleagues, Lambert is preparing for her very first parent-teacher conferences scheduled for Thursday and Friday in the Sikeston R-6 School District...
Hamilton wins Super Pro Class (10/22/03)
SIKESTON -- The Jr. Dragster at the Sikeston Drag Strip was won by Holly Emery, of Hazel, Ky., over Whitney French of Perryville. The E.T. Class was won by Gary Doom, of Smithland, Ky. Doom dialed 8.57 and had a reaction time of 549. he ran 8.672 at 79.67 m.p.h. Second place went to Rusty Rayburn, of Hurst, Ill. Hurst dialed 6.55 and had a reaction time of 459. With a red eye, he ran 6.549 at 103.44 m.p.h...
SHS junior varsity soccer team rolls past Farmington (10/22/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston beat Farmington 7-1 in the Cape Central Junior Varsity Soccer Tournament on Tuesday. Chris Carnell scored two goals for the Bulldogs and provided two assists in the win. "We played a really good game against them," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "We played them earlier in the year at Farmington and tied 0-0. Getting that many goals and controlling the game was really big for our confidence."...
Time to wipe the slate clean (10/22/03)
High school football in the state of Missouri is all about the final three weeks of the season. With the way our playoff system is set up, winless Chaffee has just as good a shot of making the playoffs as undefeated Poplar Bluff does. All 15 teams in the SEMO Conference are on equal footing at this point. What you've done in the first seven weeks doesn't matter now...
Bulldogs open district with Cape (10/22/03)
CAPE CENTRAL - For 10 straight years the Cape Central Tigers failed to win a district title. That all changed once head coach Lawrence Brookins jumped on board. After a rough start in Brookins' initial season in which the team went 1-9 in 1999, he has led the team to three straight Class 4, District 1 championships, a feat that only Charleston has matched in all of Southeast Missouri...
Lillian Acord (10/22/03)
SIKESTON - Lillian Louise "Lil" Acord, 92, died Oct. 21, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 31, 1910, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Robert "Bob" and Elizabeth Hawes Weaks, she was a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston and had been a desk clerk at the Sikeston Bowling Alley for 20 years before retiring...
Charles Churchill (10/22/03)
DEXTER - Charles William Churchill, 76, died Oct. 20, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 29, 1927, at Stuttgart, Ark., son of the late Paul and Sybil Hale Churchill, he had owned the Churchill Nursery in Dexter for more than 50 years and was a member of Dexter Elks Lodge 2439...
Ruby Withrow (10/22/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Ruby Withrow, 89, died Oct. 21, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center. DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Glenda Hahn (10/22/03)
CHAFFEE - Glenda Faye Hahn, 62, passed away peacefully Oct. 21, 2003, at her home. She was born on June 6, 1941, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Lawrence Joseph and Jessie Rozina Bailey Glency. Glenda was very active in trail riding and showed horses for many years. ...
David Kelley (10/22/03)
SIKESTON -- David M. Kelley, 82, died Oct. 21, 2003, from injuries sustained in a fire at his home. orn March 9, 1920, in Searcy, Ark., son of the late Homer and Myrtle Kelley, he served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for the Associated Natural Gas Company in Sikeston for 10 years and for the Consumer Power Company in Lapeer, Mich., before retiring...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 22 (10/22/03)
SIKESTON - Pvt. Homer L. Stallings has been sent to San Diego, Calif., where he is attending an anti-aircraft school at Camp Callon. SIKESTON - Lynn Murchison, John McMullin, Terry V. Johnson and Frank Payne, seniors, have been honored for their performance on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last spring...
Survey is beginning but it takes actions (10/22/03)
Here's your chance to tell city officials where your tax dollars should be spent. Included in today's edition of the Standard Democrat is a citizen's priority survey which asks a series of questions on how you would rank a long list of city needs. Citizens attending a series of town hall meetings recently completed the forms but the city would like to provide as many opportunities as possible for citizen input. So here's your chance...
Your View 10/22: Half-truths can be great lies (10/22/03)
The report "Tanning salons linked to cancer risk" that was in the media last week, including this newspaper, was born of incorrect, false and purposely misleading information submitted to the Associated Press from the American Academy of Dermatology...
SpeakOut 10/22 (10/22/03)
Why is it taking so long to get the street work done on Wakefield? I could have paved a highway to Benton and back by now. We called Sikeston Director of Public Works Tom Bridger. "There have been numerous delays associated with Wakefield due to unforeseen repairs and unforeseen base failures. ...