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Stories from Wednesday, December 3, 2003

Scott County's tire roundup concludes (12/03/03)
BENTON - Saturday is the final day for this year's Scott County tire roundup, according to County Commissioners. County residents may drop off used tires from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the county's road and bridge department shed in Benton. Large truck tires and tractor tires are not permitted and tires must be removed from rims before being dropped off...
City is still owed $345,519 in fines (12/03/03)
SIKESTON - A list of Sikeston warrants for unpaid fines and costs appears in the Standard Democrat today, current as of Oct. 31. As of Tuesday, 2,173 individuals still owe the city fines and costs with a total of $345,519. Of these, 468 are 30 days or more in arrears, owing a total of $285,683 and 171 of the 468 have outstanding warrants with fines totaling $91,735...
Sikeston future is discussed (12/03/03)
SIKESTON - Sikeston is at a crossroads, according to Mayor Mike Marshall. Nearly 100 concerned citizens met for breakfast at the Clinton Building Tuesday morning with city and SAHEC officials to discuss which direction the city will take. Marshall said Sikeston can "be another Springfield or another Cairo." To draw new industry, however, citizens need to clean this town up, he said, which is the goal for both the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority and the Department of Public Safety...
Area families in need of help this Christmas (12/03/03)
SIKESTON -- Christmas decorations are now appearing throughout Sikeston as many people begin to get the Christmas spirit. While the Christmas spirit has infected many, there are some unfortunate families who will not be able to have a nice Christmas without the help of others. However, help can be given through the Community Christmas Campaign...
Weekend sales show trends (12/03/03)
SIKESTON -- As retailers recovered this week from the weekend kickoff of the holiday season, many admitted they were able to get a feel of what their customers are after this Christmas. "Monogramming is huge," said Megan Graham, assistant manager for Goody's in Sikeston...
Bluejays win with balanced attack (12/03/03)
CHARLESTON - To beat the Charleston Bluejays, having good ball-handlers is a necessity. After losing all-state point guard Chris Hyten to graduation, Dexter head coach Eric Sitze knew that opening the season without a proven point guard would be tough to overcome against the Bluejays on Tuesday...
Scott Central shoots down Kelly in Oran Tournament (12/03/03)
ORAN -- The Scott Central Braves pulled off a mild upset in the Oran Tournament on Tuesday night, beating Kelly 82-73. Scott Central was the No. 5 seed in the tournament while Kelly was the No. 4 seed. "The kids are hungry," said Scott Central coach Melvin Porter. "They want it. You can see how much harder they are playing and how much faster we're getting up and down the court."...
Sanders leads EP to second win; Risco tops Southland (12/03/03)
CHAFFEE -- East Prairie ran its record to 2-0 with a 68-45 win over Chaffee on Tuesday night. Jordan Sanders had another big night for the Eagles, scoring 26 points with eight 3-pointers. With just over a minute left before the half, and Chaffee trailing by seven, Sanders nailed four treys to put the Eagles up 40-21. East Prairie never looked back from there, rolling to the 23-point victory...
Basketball season in full swing (12/03/03)
Ready or not, the high school basketball season has arrived. Who are the teams to watch out for this year? That's an easy one. Like last year, Poplar Bluff and Charleston should be the big dogs in Southeast Missouri. After those two schools, things get interesting. Judging from last night's performance, Dexter should be pretty good...
Catherine Rice (12/03/03)
LILBOURN - Catherine Rice, 89, died Nov. 30, 2003, at her home. Born Jan. 4, 1914, in Cordova, Tenn., daughter of the late Charlie and Estella Wade Powell, she lived in Missouri for more than 40 years and was of the Baptist belief. On Nov. 30, 1946, in Arkansas, she married Willie Rice who survives of the home...
Johnnie Long Sr. (12/03/03)
LILBOURN - Johnnie Long Sr., 73, died Nov. 30, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 9, 1930, in Wolf Island, son of the late Artie and Ollie Cassel Long, he was a member of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Marston. He was ordained as a deacon on Aug. 21, 1977, and served as Sunday school superintendent and teacher and was a brotherhood instructor and Bible study instructor. He served as an alderman and was also mayor of North Lilbourn...
Births (published 12/3) (12/03/03)
SIKESTON - Cory Lee and Chastity Michelle Ellison are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 12:34 p.m. Nov. 7, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Paige Michelle Ellison weighed 7 pounds and was 21-inches long. The former Chastity Housman, Mrs. Ellison is the daughter of Mike Housman and Rita Meyers of East Prairie...
Looking Back (12/3) (12/03/03)
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School news: Four new freshmen were enrolled in the high school Monday morning. They are: LaWanda Jean Canney of Poplar Bluff, Verna Irene Cox of St. Louis, Cecil Mae Little of Vanduser and Tommy Turner of Sikeston. BLOOMFIELD - The voters of the Bloomfield R-14 School District will vote Tuesday on a $300,000 bond issue for the purpose of erecting a departmental building and a new cafeteria...
Act of compassion was not a murder (12/03/03)
I know the following editorial opinion will not be popular in all quarters. And for those deeply offended by my position, I defend your right to differ. The opposition to my position will fall on religious grounds, I assume. And there is no value arguing religious positions. So accept it for what it is - my opinion...
Speakout (12/3) (12/03/03)
I read the article about the soldier and his three dogs. Unfortunately, I live in Northern Illinois and could not physically take care of the dogs. I would be more than willing to help any family (who kept all three) with money for their food bill. I am originally from Portageville and still keep in touch through the Internet news. ...