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Stories from Sunday, November 30, 2003

It's a fine time to be free of an overdue library book (11/30/03)
SIKESTON -- Swapping new toys for library fines may not be a bad idea this Christmas, especially for those with overdue books at the Sikeston Public Library. For years the Sikeston Public Library has provided Fine Free Week, scheduled from now through Dec. 11, for local patrons. This year the library is asking for new toys in exchange for returned overdue books, no matter how late they are and without a penalty...
Job outlook improves here (11/30/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston area's unemployment rate dropped again in October according to the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Missouri's unemployment rate also continued to drop in October, falling to a seasonally adjusted 5.2 percent. The rate peaked in June at 5.7 percent and has been edging down since. The number of Missourians who are unemployed has decreased by 7,200 over the past 12 months...
Quarter artist makes a stop at the Depot (11/30/03)
SIKESTON - Starting Friday and running through the month of December, the Sikeston Depot will feature artwork from a man best known by many for his protest over changes made by the U.S. Mint to his design of the Missouri state quarter. "Not many artists claim to be under a Secret Service investigation," quipped Paul Jackson of Columbia. "I wear that like a badge of honor."...
Calendar girl (11/30/03)
Jordan Myrick, daughter of Harold and Darla Myrick, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for December. The first runner-up of the 2003 Miss Sikeston Contest, Miss Myrick is a member of the Sikeston Bulldog Cheerleading Squad which won the 4A State High School Cheerleading Competition and is a senior at Sikeston High School...
Eagles fall short of Byhalia in first game of Riverbend Classic (11/30/03)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central opened the 9th Annual Riverbend Classic with a tough loss to Byhalia, Miss., on Friday. The Eagles held a double-digit lead in the third quarter, but saw the quick and athletic Indians rally to an 83-74 win. Considering it was Byhalia's eighth game of the season and the Eagles' first, NMCC head coach Scott Kruse wasn't too disappointed with his team's performance...
Sikeston junior varsity wins tournament (11/30/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston junior varsity basketball team captured first place in the Notre Dame JV Tournament on Friday with a 67-60 win against Charleston. It's the first time Sikeston's jayvee team has won the tournament in a number of years, something that pleased coach Brian James...
The 2003 All-Standard Democrat Football Dream Team (11/30/03)
ABOUT THIS TEAM: The 2003 All-Standard Democrat Football Dream Team is a collection of the top high school football players in the SEMO Conference. Since just one player is selected for each position, some very outstanding local players were not included. ...
All Region picks (11/30/03)
CLASS 4-5 QUARTERBACK: First team Adam Howard, North County, 6-1, 181, Sr. Mitch Craft, Cape Central, 6-3, 215, Sr. Honorable mention Mark Gum, Poplar Bluff, 6-2, 175, Jr. Stephen Miller, Sikeston, 5-11, 185, Sr. RUNNING BACK: First team Todd Tinsley, Poplar Bluff, 5-10, 175, Jr...
All Conference picks (11/30/03)
SEMO North Offense First team QB: Mitch Craft, sr., Central RB: Todd Tinsley, jr., Poplar Bluff WR: Mark Dunaway, sr., Central; Andrew Heuiser, sr., Poplar Bluff; Scotty Keenan, sr., Sikeston; Derek Miller, sr., Jackson OL: Tyler Holt, sr., Sikeston; Mike Hitt, sr., Jackson; Lee Klaproth, sr., Poplar Bluff; Darren Neels, sr., Central; Sean Bard, sr., Central; TE: Brad Crader, jr., Jackson...
Workshop will focus on food (11/30/03)
SIKESTON - If you're involved in producing, marketing or distributing fresh fruits and vegetables, plan to attend the Marketing and Food Safety Workshop on Dec. 3 at the Raudmont Hotel in Sikeston. The workshop, which will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., is designed to increase awareness of food safety issues and show how safe practices can lead to successful marketing strategies...
Charlie Laminack (11/30/03)
SHEPHERD, Texas -- Charlie D. Laminack, 67, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died Nov. 27, 2003, at his home in Shepherd. Born Dec. 9, 1935, in Heflin, Ala., son of the late George Lee and Essie May Coley Laminack, he worked at the Ideal Cement Co. in Texas for many years before his retirement and was of the Pentecostal belief. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Pauline Limbaugh (11/30/03)
SIKESTON -- Pauline Henley Limbaugh, 98, died at 7:55 p.m. Nov. 27, 2003, at Miner Nursing Center. Born Jan. 11, 1905, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late William M. and Etta Barnett Henley, she had been a licensed practical nurse at Missouri Delta Medical Center prior to her retirement. She was a member of the First Church of Nazarene in Sikeston for 70 years and was active in the church's special music selections...
Troy Childers (11/30/03)
KENNETT - Troy Childers, 57, died Nov. 27, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center. Born March 30, 1946, at Ashland, Miss., he was the son of Rosie Tucker Childers of Paragould, Ark., and the late Marlin Childers. He married Glenda Childers who survives of Sikeston...
Lois Hooks (11/30/03)
MATTHEWS - Lois Hooks, 83, died Nov. 29, 2003, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Lonnie Dodson (11/30/03)
ESSEX - Lonnie Dodson, 59, died Nov. 28, 2003, at his residence at Essex. Born March 18, 1944, at Marston to the late Alexander and Bessie Alice Wilburn Dodson, he was a former automobile mechanic. A veteran of the United States Army, he served in the Vietnam War...
Jesse Moore (11/30/03)
DeKALB, Ill. -- Jesse R. Moore, 75, died Nov. 26, 2003, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Born April 22, 1928, in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late Elmer and Roxie Mitchell Moore, he retired from Anaconda Wire and Cable in Sycamore after 20 years and was a member of the T.T.C. Camping Club...
Tharon Stallings (11/30/03)
SIKESTON - Tharon Eugene Stallings, 94, died Nov. 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 25, 1909, in Morley, son of the late Charles A. and Ella Tomlinson Stallings, he attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and the University of Missouri at Columbia and had been a teacher and administrator for 20 years in the Sikeston Public Schools. ...
Looking Back (11/30) (11/30/03)
SIKESTON - Otto Mundorf, superintendent at the Sikeston General Hospital, obtained possession of a razor last week, which is 249 years old. The razor, one of the original pine type razors, has the date 1694 marked plainly. The razor was found in an antique piece purchased by Mrs. Mundorf. The former owners declined its return and supplied the history of the razor, which has been passed down from generation to generation in the family...
Economy showing signs of strength (11/30/03)
There's ample discussion on the national stage about the economy these days. Seems that some folk believe our economy is headed toward the dumps while others see encouraging signs of a substantial economic boom. It truly makes you wonder if anyone really knows how to gauge our economy if you listen enough. How can so many "experts" view the same statistics and come to such different conclusions?...
Your view: Save the cemeteries (11/30/03)
As a genealogist I find the older the cemetery the better. I am also a descendent from the Boutwell family of Scott County. My wife and I are honored by the citizens of Sikeston every time we come for a visit (four to five times a year). We are treated with the highest level of courtesy one could expect...
Speakout (11/30) (11/30/03)
If you are thinking of getting a puppy or dog, you need to check out the Sikeston Humane Society. We wanted to get a puppy and went out there the other day and picked one out. They had a chocolate lab (I think it's full-blooded), a couple of lab mixes, three poodles - all kinds of great dogs that need homes. So before you go out and spend big money, check out the Humane Society. They have the pets who really need homes...