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Stories from Friday, October 31, 2003

Local public address announcers do it for love of the game (10/31/03)
Leonna Heuring Standard Democrat SIKESTON -- Whether the sound of their voices gets you excited or makes you cringe, high school football game announcers admit they're not there to please you on Friday nights, they're there for the love of the game...
County polling location changed (10/31/03)
CHARLESTON - Voters in the Mississippi County R-2 school district will have a new polling place from now on. County Clerk Junior DeLay advised county commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday that the move for the R-2 district from the Anniston to rural East Prairie polling place will be in effect for the next election in the county...
Sikeston 9th grade team blanked 12-0 in final game (10/31/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 9th grade football team ended its season on Thursday with a 12-0 loss to Poplar Bluff at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. "Considering three weeks ago, they beat us 34-7 at their place, I thought the kids played hard," said Sikeston coach Chris Crosby. "The kids worked hard the last two weeks with the off week and they came out and probably played one of their best games of the season defensively."...
Friday night local football glance (10/31/03)
Place, time: Morrow Stadium, 7:30 p.m. Coaches: Sikeston's Charlie Vickery (3-4), Poplar Bluff's Mike Dormady (7-0) Last year: Sikeston won 33-16. Last week: Sikeston lost to Cape Central 44-19. Poplar Bluff beat Perryville 35-14. Players to watch: SIKESTON -- (QB) Stephen Miller, (WR) Scotty Keenan, (DB) Nathan Eaves. POPLAR BLUFF -- (QB) Mark Gum, (RB) Todd Tinsley, (WR) Andrew Heuiser...
Virginia Reed (10/31/03)
BESSEMER CITY, N.C. - Virginia Lee Reed, 67, died Oct. 30, 2003, at the Alexandria Nursing Care Center in Gastonia. Born Dec. 29, 1935, in Gideon, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Daisey Lee Young Eubanks. On Jan. 20, 1950, in Piggott, Ark., she married Leonard Junior Reed who preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1999...
Opal Summers (10/31/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Opal Faye Summers, 65, died Oct. 29, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 2, 1937, at Pacola, she was the daughter of the late Robert Luke and Iva Jackson Thompson. On Jan. 24, 1977, at Dexter, she married Coye Summers who preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 2000...
Courtney Nelson (10/31/03)
DEXTER - Courtney Paige Nelson, daughter of Charles Aaron Nelson and Mary Jane Caldwell, died at birth Oct. 29, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Survivors in addition to her parents include: paternal grandparents, Ed and Debbie Fleming of Dexter and Michael Stacey Nelson of Lemore, Calif.; maternal grandparents, Dallas and Linda Caldwell of Dexter and Doris Phillips of Hobbs, N.M.; paternal great-grandparents, Fern Nelson and Charles Nelson of Lemore and Lee and Juanita Smith of Avenal, Calif.; maternal great-grandmother, Phylis Murphy of Dexter; paternal great-great-grandmother, Ruby Lee Smith of Avenal; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Davis of Dexter.. ...
Addie Bixler (10/31/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Garden of Memories Cemetery for Addie Elizabeth Bixler, 89, who died Oct. 29, 2003, will be her grandchildren: Lisa Hardesty, Kim Schilli, Tom Dismuke, Bill Purdy, Vincent Bixler, Chuck McCann, Steve Hardesty, Ron Schill, Aladdin Khalousi, David Lashbrook, Anthony Schilli and Chanda Johnson...
Juanita Queffenne (10/31/03)
SIKESTON - Juanita M. Queffenne, 62, formerly of Dexter, died Oct. 30, 2003, at the Colonial Manor in Sikeston. Born June 5, 1941, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of the late Charles and Mary A. White Queffenne Sr., she attended the Church on the Rock in Sikeston...
Taylor Barnett (10/31/03)
SIKESTON - Taylor Barnett, son of Shaun and Teletia Cole Barnett, died shortly after birth Oct. 29, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one sister, Taydrianna Barnett of Sikeston; one brother, Malkia Barnett of Sikeston; maternal grandparents, Norman and Portia Cole of Sikeston; paternal grandparents, Joe and Lessie Barnett of Sikeston; maternal great-grandparents, Evelena Herrion and Elsie Cole of Essex; paternal great-grandparents, Joe and Almeter Marshall of Sikeston; and five uncles.. ...
Cecil Beeson (10/31/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Cecil Beeson, 83, died Oct. 30, 2003, at his home near East Prairie. Born April 18, 1920, in Hattieville, Ark., son of the late Samuel Claude and Annie Tollison Beeson, he was a member of Barnes Ridge Baptist Church, New Madrid Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite. He served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a retired farmer...
Fridis Pierce (10/31/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Fridis Pierce, 92, died Oct. 30, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home, where visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home...
Births (published 10/31) (10/31/03)
SCOTT CITY - Ashley Suzanne Lynn and Christopher Lee Speakman are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 8:29 p.m. Sept. 19, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Logan Jesse Speakman weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back 10/31 (10/31/03)
VANDUSER - J.M. Sitzes has taken a position as commercial teacher at Vanduser and will go there Nov. 1. SIKESTON - Mrs. Tom Allen was elected chairman of the Committee on Arts, a newly organized committee under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce. The committee selected as its objective the acquisition of a civic auditorium for Sikeston...
Panel's review is a good starting point (10/31/03)
How about that! A citizens advisory panel selected to examine the management and funding of the state's transportation department is scheduled to release their report next week. And an early look at the findings should bring about a shake-up in Jefferson City...
Your view: Legion responds (10/31/03)
In the SpeakOut section of your newspaper on Sept. 16, the people of this community and the surrounding area had a question concerning the route of the Cotton Carnival Parade being changed. These citizens were wanting to know why the American Legion changed the parade route. The American Legion did not change the parade route...
Speakout 10/31 (10/31/03)
People in Sikeston, this is your opportunity. The Standard Democrat has given you a free Wednesday paper with a survey of what you want Sikeston to do. If you don't fill out this survey, it's your own fault. You can mail it up there, you can take it up there. ...