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Stories from Tuesday, January 20, 2004

State director of DPS urges call to service (01/20/04)
SIKESTON - Beginning his career as one of Missouri's first dozen African-American Highway Patrol troopers, Charles R. Jackson set his goal on being a captain but never imagined he would rise to become the director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety...
Murder charges are filed against man in death of two brothers (01/20/04)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Arraignment is set for Thursday for a man accused in the murder of two Pemiscot County brothers. Ronald Harvey Howell Jr., 27, of Fayette is charged with two counts of first degree murder for the shooting deaths of Jeffrey J. Chamness, 42, and Gregory A. Chamness, 35. The brothers were found shot to death in the living room of their trailer, located at 1425 County Highway 563, which is near the Arkansas-Missouri line...
Fatal accident (01/20/04)
A Mississippi County resident sustained fatal injuries after her vehicle was struck by a tractor Monday evening. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 6:25 p.m., an accident occurred in Mississippi County on Highway 62 at Missouri Highway O as motorist Jackie A. ...
Monday afternoon fire (01/20/04)
A firefighter with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety works to put out a fire at the Frito Lay warehouse at 2014 E. Malone. According to reports, juveniles caught a trailer on fire which spread to the warehouse at 4:32 p.m. Monday. Three juveniles were taken into custody for the fire. Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control quickly minimizing the loss, however, the extent of the damage was not known at press time...
Massac manhandles Sikeston (01/20/04)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team dropped their opening game of the 21st Annual Superman Classic on Monday in Metropolis. Host school Massac County was too much for the undersized Bulldogs, winning 71-45. Sikeston (3-8) will play Notre Dame (56-44 losers to Paducah Tilghman) on Thursday at 6:30 p.m...
Ninth graders defeated (01/20/04)
Sikeston's Blake Taylor, right, drives around a Dexter defender in Monday's ninth grade basketball game. Sikeston lost the game 57-43.
Silverthorn steps up in win over Chaffee (01/20/04)
CHAFFEE -- Every scouting report in Southeast Missouri notes the scoring abilities of Sikeston's Mia Welch and Allison Blurton. After Monday night's game at Chaffee, sophomore Paige Silverthorn just might be added to the list. The Lady Bulldogs' mini point guard had a breakout night offensively, scoring 13 in the team's 58-41 win over Chaffee. ...
Kelly wins in OT (01/20/04)
BENTON -- Kelly won its first game of the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament on Monday night, beating East Prairie 91-79 in overtime. The Hawks were led by Chris Romas with 24 and Kendal Deason with 21. Josh Jones had 14, and Trey Simmons and Kent Deason each scored 11...
Love stories wanted (01/20/04)
SIKESTON -- In honor of Valentine's Day, the Standard Democrat is accepting true stories from readers on the topic, "Gifts of Love." Submitted stories will be eligible for a random drawing, which includes dinner for two. The winner will be announced and submitted stories will be printed in the Wednesday, Feb. 11 edition of the Standard Democrat. Entries may be about anything to do with love --...
Ruby Varnon (01/20/04)
BENTON -- Ruby Pearl Varnon, 90, died at 2:20 a.m. Jan. 19, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Dec. 27, 1913, in Commerce, daughter of the late Arthur Newton Wright and Zelma Mae O'Guinn, she was a seamstress for Ely Walker in Illmo. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Lawrence Tate (01/20/04)
BERTRAND - Lawrence "Tater" Tate, 79, died Jan. 19, 2004, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born Jan. 14, 1925, in Bertrand to the late Robert Ernest and Ressie Haithcoate Tate, he had lived in St. Charles for many years and in Dexter for the past 20 years. A veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, he was a prisoner of war for 12 months. He had retired from Florida Marine...
Stacey Bowers (01/20/04)
BERTRAND -- Stacey Marie Bowers, 34, died at 7:20 p.m. Jan. 19, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Highway 62 west of Bertrand. Born Nov. 30, 1969, in Sikeston, daughter of Brad Bowers of St. Louis and the late Joan Marie Groves Bowers, she had lived in Bertrand her entire life and had been employed as payroll clerk at Kontek Industries in New Madrid. She was of the general Baptist belief...
Herbert A. Essner (01/20/04)
NEW HAMBURG - Herbert A. Essner, 83, died Jan. 20, 2004, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
W.C. McWaters (01/20/04)
MATTHEWS - W.C. McWaters, 73, died Jan. 19, 2004, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Frederick Siebert (01/20/04)
CHAFFEE -- Frederick Michael Siebert, 86, died Jan. 19, 2004, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 30, 1917, at Ste. Genevieve, son the late Anton P. and Margareth M. Simon Siebert, he was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the Southwest Pacific Theater and receiving the Bronze Star at New Guinea. ...
MoMO Roberson (01/20/04)
COTTAGE HILLS, Ill. -- Mary Mildred "MoMo" Roberson, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 2:15 p.m. Jan. 16, 2004, at Alton Memorial Hospital. Born Nov. 8, 1920, in Malden, Mo., daughter of the late George and Clora Mac Ballard Dockins, she retired from Carroll Distributing in July 2000 after 27 years of service...
D Wright Webb (01/20/04)
CHARLESTON - D Wight Leon Webb, 71, a resident of Paris, Ark., died at 9:10 a.m. Jan. 19, 2004, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. Born July 3, 1932, at Pine Bluff, Ark., he had lived in Arkansas most of his life moving to Charleston in August 2003. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was of the Protestant faith...
Births (Published 1/20) (01/20/04)
NEW MADRID - Henretta Bledsoe and Terry Williams are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 5:47 a.m. Jan. 3, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Tiara Tamarian Williams weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 18 1/2-inches long...
Hobbs-Wright (01/20/04)
CHARLESTON -- Emily Elizabeth Hobbs and Matthew Brian Wright were married Aug. 9, 2003, at St. Henry Catholic Church. Monsignor Michael Swalina performed the double-ring ceremony. Acolytes were Jordan Duenne and Taylor Duenne of Charleston, cousins of the bride...
Maronay-Carter (01/20/04)
NASHVILLE, Ark. -- Tori Deb Maronay of Sikeston, Mo., and Terry Wayne Carter of Nashville were married in a Jan. 9, 2004, evening ceremony. Jim Dean officiated. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of Chuck and Shauna Carter, brother and sister-in-law of the bridegroom...
Vandergriff-Holman (01/20/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- Melinda Vandergriff and Kevin Holman have announced their engagement. The future bride attended Dexter High School and is the daughter of Ronnie and Rose Vandergriff of Dexter. A 1993 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the prospective bridegroom is employed by Griffin Contracting in Bloomfield. He is the son of Randall and Kathy Collins of Sikeston and William and Ruth Holman of Jackson...
Looking Back 1/20 (01/20/04)
SIKESTON - Laverne Mouser, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Mouser of Sikeston, has been promoted to staff sergeant. He was formerly a sergeant. He is located at the Army Air Base at Casper, Wyo. SIKESTON - The Rev. B.G. Corn, superintendent of missions for the Charleston Baptist Association, will be one of a group of Baptist ministers from Missouri undertaking an evangelistic crusade in Australia during April and May...
The sobering facts about drunk driving (01/20/04)
Despite a lowered threshold for drinking and driving in Missouri, the latest statistics were released Monday and alcohol-related fatalities are actually on the rise here. That is somewhat alarming since the general thinking was that eliminating more drinking drivers from the roadways would reduce fatalities. But Missouri's pattern is similar to other states with the lowered threshold; half of those states also saw traffic fatality increases in the first year of the new law...
Speakout 1/20 (01/20/04)
I would like to respond to "Good law, bad law." It's a good law. I am a truck driver. It's not that truck drivers aren't driving right, it's just that if it says "truck lane," that's exactly what it means. It doesn't mean other vehicles. When the sign says "yield" when you're coming onto an interstate, it doesn't mean to speed up and try to beat the truck. ...