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Stories from Sunday, January 4, 2004

Flu flies through Missouri (01/04/04)
SIKESTON -- As Missouri continues to experience record numbers of flu cases, several area residents are quickly becoming a part of the state statistic. "We have had a lot of people in with the flu over the last three weeks," Tiffani Triplett receptionist in Urgent Care at Ferguson Medical Group. "We've just been swamped. About 97 percent of the people we're seeing have the flu."...
Keeping in touch (01/04/04)
Elizabeth Wilson helps Samantha Staggs set up a computer that The First National Bank donated to the Charlie Company Family Readiness Group (FRG) of the 1140th Engineer Battalion n Sikeston. Two Compaq computers with printers were donated by the bank so family members of the FRG who do not have a computer will be able to communicate with their soldiers overseas. ...
New trucking rules could impact costs (01/04/04)
SIKESTON - Local trucking companies are bracing to see how much of an effect new U.S. Transportation Department rules will actually have on them. "We haven't really done a feasibility study of it yet, but it definitely will have an impact," said Geoff Rogers, president of Two Tribes Trucking in Morehouse. "It's a major change - it hasn't been changed for well over 60 years."...
January Calendar Girl (01/04/04)
Lindsay Leible, daughter of Chuck and Terri Leible, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for January. Second runner-up of the 2003 Miss Sikeston Contest, Miss Leible plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia in the fall.
Sikeston falls short against Twin Rivers (01/04/04)
BROSELEY -- Sikeston fell four points short in Friday's semifinal game of the Lady Royals Holiday Classic, losing 54-50 to host Twin Rivers. The Lady Bulldogs were in the game all the way and had several opportunities to win, but a few crucial mistakes late allowed Twin Rivers to hold on for the close victory...
Three Rivers opens second half with win over Florissant Valley (01/04/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - Recent workouts at Three Rivers closely resemble a boot camp, not basketball practice. "No kind of rest," freshman C.J. Hadley said. "Nine to 12, 2 to 5." But that hard work appears to be paying off. Following a disappointing 8-6 start, the Raiders opened the second half of the season Friday night with a 96-61 thumping of Florissant Valley at the Black River Coliseum...
Bulldogs make use of time off (01/04/04)
SIKESTON - With the disappointing news that the Sikeston Bulldogs weren't going to be allowed to participate in the Marion Holiday Tournament over Christmas, the team has been trying to make the most of the time off. Having long layoffs over the break is nothing new to the Bulldogs, who have only played in Christmas tournaments four times since the early 1980s...
Looking back at '03 (01/04/04)
It's hard to believe it is 2004 already. It feels like we just kicked off 2003. Time flies when you are busy and it has been a busy year at the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. The following is just a summary of what we have been busy with in 2003...
Virginia Finn (01/04/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Virginia Rose Finn, 82, died Jan. 2, 2004, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born March 18, 1921, in Williamsville, daughter of the late Roy Haynie Sr. and Pearl McGee, she was a member of Care Spring Baptist Church in St. Peters. On July 27, 1940, at Kennett, she married Alvin Finn who preceded her in death...
Emma Pittman (01/04/04)
DEXTER - Emma D. Pittman, 75, died Dec. 31, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Oct. 8, 1928, at Greenbrier, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Evie Borders Jones. In 1942, at Zalma, she married Leon Pittman who preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1958...
Wes Schuchart (01/04/04)
SIKESTON -- S.R. "Wes" Schuchart, 91, died at 10:20 p.m. Jan. 2, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born on May 2, 1912, in Union, to the late Rudolph P. and Minnie C. Hanneken Schuchart Sr. He was a local farmer and owner of Schuchart Holstein Dairy for many years. ...
Mary Hardie (01/04/04)
RESEDA, Calif. -- Mary Drucilla Hardie, 63, died Dec. 24, 2003, at North Ridge Hospital in North Ridge. Born Sept. 5, 1940, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., daughter of Phillip May of Miami, Fla., and the late Violet Taylor May, she had been a health care provider...
Birth (Published 1/4) (01/04/04)
LILBOURN - Kimberly Newton and Jeremy Duty are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 9:39 a.m. Dec. 11, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Kerasten Renee Duty weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20-inches long. Newton, daughter of Sherry Newton and James Newton of Dyess, Ark., is employed in the housekeeping department of Beverly Healthcare...
Looking Back 1/4 (01/04/04)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Stephens have received a Purple Heart medal, awarded posthumously to their son, Sgt. Wayne W. Stephens, who was killed in action in July. --- SIKESTON - Among the students registered at Washington University in St. Louis this term is Walter C. Mill of Sikeston. He is a junior in that school of medicine...
Compromise could ease budget woes (01/04/04)
The spotlight will fall on the Missouri General Assembly this week as legislators return to Jefferson City for what promises to be a difficult and divisive legislative session. For starters, it's an election year and that always erodes cooperation as each political party jockeys for voter attention come November. ...
Your view: Numbers game (01/04/04)
Dear Editor, In a recent letter, Doug Friend, the city manager challenged several of the points I've made. I could answer him point by point and may yet need to. But, there might be a simpler way. In a column on December 14th, our Mayor, using a figure given him by Doug Friend, said, "Our proposed revenue initiative will generate approximately $2.2 million…"...
Speakout 1/4 (01/04/04)
I heard on KFVS on Dec. 28 where the environmental people are giving the people from Switzerland all kinds of heck about the cement plant again. To you people from Switzerland, stay in there. You have a good case. If you show the environmentalists everything in black and white about putting the right pollution controls, smoke stack and everything and show them everything is environmentally right, the environmental people don't have an argument at all. ...