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Stories from Monday, October 27, 2003

Halloween fun night planned (10/27/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Citizens for a Better Tomorrow will host Halloween Fun Night for families from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at Meatte Park. The evening will include a parade of costumed children, a maze, Halloween stories and other activities...
Painting the town (10/27/03)
A member of Brownie Troop 3 concentrates as she paints the window of Buttons and Bows Saturday morning in Sikeston. The Brownies, along with several other youth groups, were participating in the Ninth Annual Window Painting Contest, which is sponsored by the Sikeston Elks Lodge /Elks Auxiliary and the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. This year's theme is Drug Awareness and Red Ribbon Week...
Family is focus of new group in Portageville (10/27/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Some things are just too good to let end. When Shirley Patton heard the Portageville Kiwanis Club planned to disband, she wondered who would take on the activities the club's members had supported for the past 60 years. What would become of the Boy Scouts, the Little League football program, Key Club scholarships and the Christmas food baskets? Would there be community activities for her boys - now age 2 and 6 - as they became older?...
Killion, Charleston duo eliminated (10/27/03)
COLUMBIA - Sikeston High School's Elizabeth Killion went 1-2 at the MSHSAA Class 1 singles tournament over the weekend. Killion lost in the first round 6-4, 6-2 to Melissa Shank of Osage. Killion stayed alive in the consolation bracket with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 win against Felicia Owen of Jefferson...
Carol Glastetter (10/27/03)
SCOTT CITY - Carol Ann Glastetter, 43, died at 5 a.m. Oct. 25, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 30, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of John Zeno and Dorothy Elizabeth Vandeven Glastetter of Scott City, she was employed by VIP Industries. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso...
Raymond Ballard (10/27/03)
CHAFFEE - Raymond Lee Ballard, 71, died at 3:10 a.m. Oct. 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Thurman Beeson (10/27/03)
SIKESTON - Thurman Beeson, 55, died at 7:25 a.m. Oct. 26, 2003, at his home. Born April 17, 1948, in Sikeston, son of Clera E. Littrell Beeson of Sikeston and W.T. Beeson, who preceded him in death on June 4, 1982, he had been a deputy with the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department and security guard for Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid County. He had owned and operated Thurman's MFA Station in New Madrid and was a member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
David Williams (10/27/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for David F. Williams, 53, who died Oct. 24, 2003, will be: Ramsay Manning, Benjamin Ventura, Tim Jarrett, Jimmy Baker, Ed Boyd and Merlin Williams. The Missouri Military Funeral Honor Guard will conduct graveside rites at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston...
Anthony Witherspoon (10/27/03)
SAMBURG, Tenn. - Anthony Lewis Witherspoon, 63, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City. Born Sept. 8, 1940, in East Prairie, son of Ann Wolverton Witherspoon Edwards of Dixon and the late Herman Witherspoon, he recently moved to Samburg. He lived in Mississippi County, Mo., most of his life, where he was a real estate salesman and member of the East Prairie Masonic Lodge...
Freda Becker (10/27/03)
SIKESTON - Freda Pearl Murdock Becker, 82, died at 1:45 a.m. Oct. 25, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 18, 1921, in Maynard, Ark., daughter of the late Aubrey and Valda Kidd Templeton, she was of the Methodist belief. On July 15, 1974, in Sikeston, she married Artrue Becker who survives of the home...
Tyrone Hook (10/27/03)
DEXTER - Tyrone Dale Hook, 41, died Oct. 26, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo., of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born May 15, 1962, in Michigan, son of Charles Hook of Webster, Fla., and the late Ann Wood Hook, he owned a salvage business. He was a trustee for Dexter Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4062...
Gracie Viverette (10/27/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Gracie Alene Cato Viverette, 47, died Oct. 24, 2003, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Nov. 30, 1955, in Gideon, daughter of Curtis Adams of Clarkton and the late Pearl Adams, she graduated from Clarkton High School and was a member of the Stanfield Baptist Church in Clarkton. She was a licensed practical nurse at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti...
Births (published 10/27) (10/27/03)
DEXTER - Scott Wayne and Kerri Anne Kruse are the parents of their second daughter, born Sept. 15, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Andie Paige Kruse weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Kruse is the former Kerri Grobe, daughter of Sue Grobe of Dexter and the late Terry Grobe. She is employed with Dexter Public Schools...
Looking Back (10/27) (10/27/03)
SIKESTON - Bert W. Martin, former pharmacist at Liggett and Walgreen Drug Stores in St. Louis, is now working as the pharmacist at the Jones' Walgreen Drug Store in Sikeston. SIKESTON - The new school year finds the nation in the midst of a controversy over a pertinent question: should teachers have the right to spank unruly students? The Standard asks its readers to cast your vote by filling out the ballot in today's paper. Teachers should be allowed to spank: yes or no...
The story of Reiss milk bottle verses (10/27/03)
Editor's Note: The Standard Democrat recently ran two photos of milk bottles and an inquiry about the verse printed on them. The following comments by Lonnie Standley was submitted to the newspaper in response to the inquiry. The Milk Bottle Episode....
Speakout 10/27 (10/27/03)
Mike, why weren't you bad-mouthing and talking about how bad and two-faced Rush Limbaugh is concerning his drug case and addictions? If it were Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or someone else you don't see eye-to-eye with, you'd be blasting them to the sky. Blast Rush Limbaugh. He deserves it...