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Stories from Monday, January 12, 2004

Cutting trees (01/12/04)
Bill Nance, a City of Sikeston Parks Department employee, cuts limbs off a tree last week. The Parks Department cut down several dead trees at Dudley Park.
Two men arrested on drug charges (01/12/04)
SIKESTON -- Two people are behind bars after being arrested on drug-related charges by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. James Baker, 19, of Sikeston, was located at Rhodes 101 Stop at 535 N. Main at just before 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Baker, who had a warrant out for his arrest for failure to comply, fled as officers approached and a foot pursuit began...
Pumping gas can be hazardous in cold weather (01/12/04)
SIKESTON -- Service stations are required by law to display signs to promote safety at their gas pumps, but often the warnings go unnoticed by motorists. The Inside Lane co-owner Eric Blackwelder said he sees it all the time -- customers smoking a cigarette or leaving their vehicle running while pumping gas...
Two are sought in weekend stabbing (01/12/04)
MINER - Authorities are seeking warrants for the arrest of two persons involved in a knife assault on a Poplar Bluff man. At approximately 11:39 p.m. Friday, Miner Police were called to the Best Western on South Interstate Drive to investigate a stabbing...
NMCC fails (01/12/04)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Eagles fell to 4-9 on the season with a 58-50 loss to Massac County (Ill.) on Saturday at NMCC High School. The Eagles trailed 35-32 at the half and never could overcome the deficit. "We played a really good game and we played really hard," said NMCC head coach Scott Kruse...
Sikeston wrestlers take first at Park Hills Tourney (01/12/04)
PARK HILLS - The Sikeston wrestling team competed in the Park Hills Tournament on Saturday and came away with a first place finish in their pool. The 10-team tournament was split into two five-team pools. After pool play was complete, the placers would wrestle an opponent in the other pool with a corresponding place to determine the winners...
Trcc shocks heavily favored Mineral Area (01/12/04)
PARK HILLS -- The region's leading scorer bounced up and down, pumping his fist as shot after shot ripped through the net. No, it wasn't Mineral Area's Lorenzo Gordon doing the celebrating. It was Three Rivers guard Matt Gibson, who had reason to be excited as he led the Raiders to an improbable win...
Reda Suchman (01/12/04)
SIKESTON -- Reda V. Suchman, 91, died Jan. 11, 2004, at Sikeston Health Care in Sikeston. Born Aug. 20, 1912, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Squire Spence and Dora Ellen Rudloff Vaughn, she was a member of the Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston. She worked in the food service division of Sikeston Public Schools before retiring...
Floyd Crawford (01/12/04)
PUXICO -- Floyd Lynn "Nub" Crawford, 71, died Jan. 11, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 20, 1932, in Puxico, son of the late Hadley and Ruth Arnold Crawford, he had lived in St. Louis from 1956 to 1992 and returned to Puxico in 1993. ...
"Blue" Durham (01/12/04)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Parma for Leslie "Blue" Lee Durham, 73, who died Jan. 8, 2004, were: Jason Durham, David Durham, Bruce Durham, Blake Stewart, Daniel Stewart and Justin Harris. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service in Parma was in charge of arrangements...
Imogene Chism (01/12/04)
DEXTER - Imogene Chism, 75, died Jan. 9, 2004, at her home in Dexter. Born June 10, 1928, at Birds Corner to the late Robert Lee and Florence Gertrude Eaton Springs, she had lived in Chicago until 1962 when she moved to Bloomfield. In 1971, she moved to Dexter where she resided until her death. A member of the Clines Island General Baptist Church, she and her husband owned and operated the Chism Strawberry and Fish Farm for many years...
Effie Mae Kimes (01/12/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Effie Mae Kimes, 91, died Jan. 10, 2004, at Portageville. She was born Aug. 2, 1912, in the community of J.Y. to the late Albert W. and Alma Jo Henson Hoggard. On Feb. 23, 1929, in Conran, she married Franklin Day Kimes, who preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 1977...
Esther Boyer (01/12/04)
DEXTER -- Esther Boyer, 89, died Jan. 11, 2004, at her home. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where a rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter...
F.M. Scherer (01/12/04)
SCOTT CITY - F.M. Scherer, 82, died at 3:35 p.m. Jan. 10, 2004, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 6, 1921, at Fornfelt to the late Fridolin M. and Clara Amelia Enderle Scherer, he was a fireman on the Cotton Belt Railroad from 1941 until 1982. A member of the U.S. Air Force serving during World War II, he also was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City and VFW Post 6407 in Scott City...
Edith Anderson (01/12/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Edith Laverne Anderson, 73, died at 4:05 a.m. Jan. 10, 2004, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 26, 1930, in Corinth, Miss., to the late Harmon and Sallie Barger Crum, she had lived in Dexter and East Prairie most of her life. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in East Prairie and a graduate of the Anniston High School in Anniston...
Charles Collins (01/12/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Charles Collins, 75, died Jan. 11, 2004, at his home in Portageville. DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Billy Mac Daugherty (01/12/04)
CHAFFEE - W.M. "Billy Mac" Daugherty, 71, died at 12:25 p.m. Jan. 9, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 4, 1932, in Chaffee to the late Claude and Edith Blackwell Daugherty, he was a clerk for 18 years with the Frisco Railroad Co. in Chaffee and a retired groundman for the IBEW Local 1702 in West Frankfort, Ill. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee, Chaffee Masonic Lodge 615 and the Chaffee Elks Lodge 1810...
Theone Hunt (01/12/04)
DEXTER - Theone Deloris Hunt, 86, died Jan. 10, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born March 3, 1917, at Essex to the late Elisha Harris and Gracie Trusty Harris Black, she was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter. On Feb. 3, 1932, at Dexter, she married Clifford Lee Hunt, who preceded her in death on May 6, 1995...
Bethel Bennett (01/12/04)
TEXARKANA, Ark. -- Bethel L. Bennett, 76, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died Jan. 8, 2004, at her home in Texarkana. Born April 4, 1927, in Centerville, she was the daughter of the late William H. Scoles and Jennie L. Davis Scoles Carrell. Her husband, Gordon Bennett, preceded her in death. In addition to her husband, two daughters, Sue Fant and Zandra Fant; and one son, John William Fant, preceded her death...
Births (Published 1/12) (01/12/04)
BERTRAND - Etta Jean Cheryl and Jerry Lee Brewer Sr. are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 11:12 a.m. Dec. 18, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jerry Lee Brewer Jr. weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 1/12 (01/12/04)
SIKESTON - Two inches of snow which fell Saturday remained to cover the ground over the weekend in Sikeston. The streets were packed with snow and a number of accidents occurred as automobiles slid on icy streets. SIKESTON - The Sikeston Post Office showed an increase in postal receipts in 1963 over the previous year, according to Ewart Taylor, assistant postmaster. The total receipts for 1963 were $218,000 compared to $184,000 for the preceding year, a gain of $34,000...
Your View: Favors 1-cent tax (01/12/04)
According to an article in the local newspaper, the City Council will place a 1 percent sales tax increase on the ballot. This is a bold move, since no one wants an increase in taxes. But is this really an increase? For some folks, yes. For others, no. ...
Your View: Watching closely (01/12/04)
There is some discussion as to whether or not Sikeston needs the new taxes that are to be voted on in February. I hate taxes as much as anyone, but we have to look at the future growth of our community. I have been involved in Sikeston's building industry for the last 32 years and we are in the largest building and business expansion we have had during that period of time. ...
Your view: Tour was success (01/12/04)
On behalf of the Sikeston Depot, I would like to thank all those who bought tickets and helped Sikeston have its Third Annual Christmas Home Tour. The great coverage by the Standard Democrat and staff helped to launch our ticket sales. The homes of Janet and Tom Hudspeth, Ronda and Steve Palmer, Dee and Harold Yarbrough and Lisa and Mike Pobst were festive and everyone touring had wonderful things to say about each home. ...
Speakout 1/12 (01/12/04)
I would like to thank Neal Wagley for his letter to the editor in regards to our city and the future of our city. Neal Wagley is correct. Let's be positive and proactive. He criticizes ex-mayor Josh Bill for being anti-Sikeston and very negative. As Neal says, "Come on, Josh. Just give it up." This city is a great place to live and look forward to many future things so our children and grandchildren will have a wonderful town to live in...