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Stories from Monday, February 23, 2004

Meeting to discuss outlook of area farms (02/23/04)
SIKESTON - A series of 14 meetings across the state during March will kick off in Sikeston as economists from the University of Missouri present an "Outlook for Missouri Agriculture, 2004." Members of the MU Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) will discuss prices and policy for the coming year...
And then there were two (02/23/04)
Terry Pruden, his daughter Leah, and Erma Braswell look over the board in the final moments of Saturday's championship round of Monopoly at the Clinton Community Building at the Sikeston Sports Complex. Braswell went on to win the game for her second Optimist Monopoly Tournament championship...
Food banks are adding more fresh produce (02/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Last summer a group of young people gleaned local farmers' fields for 35,000 pounds of potatoes, and the Restored Justice Program at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston planted a garden full of fruits and vegetables. All of the produce was donated to the Bootheel Food Bank in Sikeston in an effort to provide area residents with fresh produce...
Johnson, Berry medal at state (02/23/04)
COLUMBIA - For the first time in a number of years, the Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team had two wrestlers place in the state tournament on Saturday at the Hearnes Center. Junior heavyweight Joe Johnson took fourth place while senior 160-pounder Lance Berry took fifth place...
Three Rivers beats region rival Mineral Area, 90-78 (02/23/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - Welcome back Dereke Tipler. Three Rivers' leading man looked like his old self Saturday night, making one play after another to help the Raiders beat region rival Mineral Area 90-78 at the Black River Coliseum. Tipler has been slowed by a nagging knee injury this season and sat out Three Rivers' last game on Monday, but the region's top playmaker was up to his old tricks against the Cardinals. ...
Bud Fuwell (02/23/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Freemond "Bud" Fuwell, 66, who died Feb. 15, 2004, were: Dail Swain, Larry Case, Earnie Wiley, Gene Findley, Rick King, Randy Smith, Mike Mitchell and Mike Williams...
Barbara Murray (02/23/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Barbara Lou Murray, 65, died at 9 a.m. Feb. 22, 204 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Leon Hall (02/23/04)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Leon Melvin Hall, 85, who died Feb. 18, 2004, were: Smokey Johnson, Raymond Dickerson, Ed Borders and Tom Womack.
"Granny" Latham (02/23/04)
SIKESTON - Pearl "Granny" Latham, 92, died at 2:10 a.m. Feb. 21, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 22, 1911, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Jack and Elizabeth Harris Welch, she was a member of the Illinois Avenue Baptist Church in Sikeston and worked as a cleaning lady for businesses in Sikeston...
Clarence Edgar (02/23/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Clarence Edgar, 74, died Feb. 23, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 2, 1930, in Portageville, son of the late Thomas and Clara Edgar, he was a farm laborer before retiring. On Sept. 2, 1968, in Portageville, he married Mary Lou Phillips who preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 1991...
Nordie Ancell (02/23/04)
SCOTT CITY - Jerry "Nordie" Ancell, 63, died at 5:55 a.m. Feb. 20, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 20, 1940, in Scott County, son of the late Norval and Gerald Swope Ancell, he retired in February 2000 as a railroad engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers...
Alfreda Hamilton (02/23/04)
SCOTT CITY - Alfreda Mae Hamilton, 87, died at 1:20 a.m. Feb. 22, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born June 7, 1916, in Benton, daughter of the late Louis and Ellen Keesee Dickerson, she was a surgical technician for the maternity ward at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 1976. She was a member of New Life Methodist Church in Scott City...
Gary Woods (02/23/04)
WATERFORD, Mich. - Gary Lee Woods, 52, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., and Berkley, Ky., died Feb. 21, 2004, at the North Oakland Medical Center in Pontiac. Born April 20, 1951, in England, Ark., son of the late Alfred C. and Nona F. Henderson, he was of the Baptist belief...
Mary McCoy (02/23/04)
DEXTER - Mary Norma McCoy, 83, died Feb. 23, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Artelia Borgmann (02/23/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Artelia Borgmann, 83, died at 9:05 p.m. Feb. 20, 2004, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 10, 1920, at Hornwall, Tenn., daughter of the late Jasper and Eveline Mathis Skelton, she attended the Friendship School in Portageville for eight years and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Elsie Love (02/23/04)
ROCKFORD, Ill. - Elsie V. Love, 85, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died at 1:05 p.m. Feb. 19, 2004, at the St. Anne Center in Rockford. Born July 2, 1918, at Morehouse, Mo., to the late Thomas and Dimple Jones Sheeter, she was a member of the Morehouse Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star...
Van McAnally (02/23/04)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Van McAnally, 38, died Feb. 19, 2004, in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, Mo.
Births (Published 2/23) (02/23/04)
SIKESTON - Travis Allen and Lisa Michelle Walters are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 8:50 a.m. Jan. 24, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Navi Lane Mae Walters weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21-inches long...
Looking Back 2/23 (02/23/04)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hoover and son, C.W. III left Thursday for Wilson, Ark., where Mrs. Hoover and son will reside with her parents for the duration of the war. Mr. Hoover will enter the armed services next month. MISSISSIPPI COUNTY - Still going strong at 100 is Matthew Lee Presson, known in Mississippi County as "Uncle Lee." He reached his 100th birthday Jan. 12 and stated, "As long as the Lord is with me, I'll be here a long time."...
Your view: Possible solution (02/23/04)
My name is Hannah Jester and I am a 16-year-old student at Risco R-2. I am writing this letter in concern of a moral issue facing America today; an issue that may change how the world views the United States. This issue of great morality is that of homosexual marriages...
Your view: Wrong view (02/23/04)
With so much disinformation circulating in our world today, I feel compelled to respond to the Your View letter appearing in the Feb. 16 edition of the Standard Democrat. The writer refers, erroneously, to the military service records of Lee Marvin, Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo) and Fred Rogers of "Neighborhood" fame...
Speakout 2/23 (02/23/04)
Mike, could you print a list of properties that are on the land clearance bill and the names of the owners of those properties? Yes we can and will shortly. In his 1985 memoir about the war, Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap wrote that if it weren't for organizations like Kerry's Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Hanoi would have surrendered to the U.S. ...