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Stories from Sunday, January 25, 2004

Disorder has many tossing, turning (01/25/04)
SIKESTON -- After years of snoring, tossing and turning at night, and then getting up after 12 hours of sleep -- only to feel more tired, Jim Copeland admits he is finally feeling relief. When the 32-year-old underwent surgery last November, Copeland found out he quit breathing for short periods multiple times during the operation. He was referred by his physician to a sleep lab, which monitors a person's sleep and breathing pattern...
Schools are set to celebrate during Catholic School Week (01/25/04)
Scott Welton Standard Democrat SIKESTON - While many families struggle with rules regarding prayer in schools, area Catholic school students and their families are celebrating their Catholic education. "I can talk and learn about God," writes Angela Adams, an eighth grader at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. "I think that I get a better education here, also."...
Barnes key to Tigers' turnaround (01/25/04)
COLUMBIA - Of all of the University of Missouri's graduating senior football players, there may not be a more interesting story than that of Sikeston native Brandon Barnes. Five years, three position changes and a broken ankle -- all culminating in Big 12 honors -- just barely scratches surface...
Scott City wins Scott-Miss title (01/25/04)
BENTON -- Tyler Ward scored 18 points, pulled down 18 rebounds and blocked 12 shots, leading Scott City to a 64-55 win over Scott County Central in the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament championship game on Friday night. "He's just a great defender around the goal," said Scott Central coach Melvin Porter. "He's got long arms that are hard to shoot over."...
Portageville win-streak up to nine games (01/25/04)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The over-achieving Portageville Bulldogs notched their ninth straight win Friday night by downing the Malden Greenwave 51-41, and ran their season record to 13-3. The Greenwave record falls to 6-9 on the season. The two teams got off to a very shaky start in the opening frame. Neither team could generate any offense and more than six minutes elapsed and the Bulldogs clung to 6-4 lead...
Johnson scores 42; leads Bell City past Bloomfield (01/25/04)
BELL CITY -- Dominitrix Johnson scored 42 points, leading Bell City to an 81-77 victory over an up-and-coming Bloomfield squad on Friday night. It is the fifth time this season Johnson has broken the 40-point barrier. "He had 42 points, seven or eight assists and nine or 10 rebounds," said Bell City coach David Heeb. "You can't even measure what he does for our team. Tonight, he missed seven free throws. I don't think we've seen him play his best game yet."...
Cott Beverages honors workers (01/25/04)
SIKESTON - Two employees of Cott Beverages received honors from the company recently. Shirley Burton was selected as the 2003 recipient of the Ron Duckworth Award. This award is presented to the employee who shows dedication above and beyond their assigned work duties. Burton joined Cott on May 15, 2000, and is the continuous improvement coordinator. She received her Six Sigma Black Belt in July 2002...
The 'Block' is moving in (01/25/04)
H & R Block held a ribbon cutting at their new office located inside the Sikeston Wal-Mart. The two, H & R Block and Wal-Mart, have entered into an agreement to provide tax services in nearly 600 of the stores. Cutting the ribbon is Karen Martin, office manager. From left are: Beth Smith, tax specialist; Tim Bitter, Wal-Mart; Martin; Susan Kenard, Wal-Mart; Diane Wichard, H & R Block district manager; Ramona Burnett, tax specialist; and Paul Clark, H & R Block AFDM...
Virginia Lemmink (01/25/04)
BENTON -- Virginia May Lemmink, 72, died at 11:42 a.m. Jan. 23, 2004, at the home of her grandson in Scott City. Born May 8, 1931, at Portageville, daughter of the late Ruby May Wren and Troy Clifton Carr, she was a housewife. On Aug. 30, 1947, in Pocahontas, Ark., she married James Robert Lemmink who preceded her in death on June 21, 1983...
Glen Wilkey (01/25/04)
SIKESTON -- Glen Ray Wilkey, 59, died Jan. 23, 2004, in Marble Hill due to injuries sustained in a farming accident. Born June 12, 1944, in Hornersville, son of Blanche Vernor Wilkey of Manila, Ark., and the late Charles H. Wilkey, he had been employed at AECI New Madrid Power Plant, where he worked as a results engineer. ...
Willard Douglas (01/25/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Willard C. Douglas, 94, died Jan. 23, 2004, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Moe Brown (01/25/04)
CHARLESTON -- Larry L. "Moe" Brown, 45, died Jan. 20, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 10, 1958, in Charleston, son of James Brown of Charleston and the late Juanita "Scooter" Brown, he attended Charleston High School and was employed at Charleston High School and the Charleston National Guard Armory. He was of the Baptist belief...
Elvin Landers (01/25/04)
DEXTER -- Elvin Landers, 82, died Jan. 22, 2004, at Three Rivers North Campus at Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 23, 1921, at Canalou, son of the late William Morton Landers and Vernie Ellis Landers, he was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church at Dexter and a retired adviser at the Boiler and Recovery Plant for Louisiana-Pacific. A veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, he was awarded three bronze stars for his military service...
Looking Back 1/25 (01/25/04)
CHARLESTON - Motor carrier freight lines in Southeast Missouri for the Righter Trucking Co. of Charleston is to be taken over through purchase by the Frisco Transportation Co., subject to approval by the Interstate Commerce Commission and the Missouri Public Service Commission...
Ordinance of past can teach a lesson (01/25/04)
As the countdown to the Feb. 3 sales tax election in Sikeston nears, there is no shortage of suggestions for the future of our community. I have watched, listened and participated in the debate over Sikeston's need for additional money to finance some issues that are universally embraced such as cleaning up parts of the town and putting more cops on the street. If we were voting money strictly on these two issues, the election would - in my opinion - be a runaway vote in favor of the tax...
Your view: Tell the whole truth (01/25/04)
Dear Editor: I am addressing this letter to former Mayor and Councilman Josh Bill in response to his recent letter to the public published in the Standard Democrat. In beginning this letter, I want to explain my interest. For five of Mr. Bill's nine years on the Council I served with him as a member of the Council and I also served as mayor for two years so I am familiar with much of the history Mr. ...
Your view: What's the motive? (01/25/04)
Open letter to Josh Bill As a lifelong resident of Sikeston (70-plus years), I feel compelled to ask you - are you really concerned about Sikeston's future or do you just want the citizens to praise you for your intelligence and concerns? I recall when you were mayor (and helped create the financial problems that the present council is attempting to resolve), and that you appeared on television and stated, "Sikeston does not have a crisis." That same week I drove an eight-block radius of our home in the West End (a home we lived in for 44 years and raised our children). ...
Your view: Looking at the facts (01/25/04)
Dear Editor, Regrettably it appears the dialogue I've been having with the city government over their tax increase has shifted. It started out on accounting, it turned to a question of judgment but now it's become a matter of credibility. I'm sorry about that. ...
Speakout 1/25 (01/25/04)
Thank you, Mr. President, for signing the ban on partial birth abortion and for your pro-life view on abortion. Thank you for speaking up about the sanctity of marriage. Thank you for putting God first as you have private devotions each morning. Thank you, Mr. ...