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Stories from Monday, March 1, 2004

Preschool screenings offered (03/01/04)
Kathy Bohannon, a speech pathologist for Sikeston Public Schools, tests Ben Swiney for the schools' Sikeston Preschool program. The school will be conducting free screenings Monday through Thursday at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center on East Salcedo Road. ...
Another meth lab found (03/01/04)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A Pemiscot County Methamphetamine Enforcement Unit on patrol followed the odor of product used in the manufacture of methamphetamine to uncover an illegal drug lab. While on patrol early Saturday, the officers smelled the odor coming from a residence in the Cottonwood Point area. ...
Ferrell is now mulling Senate bid (03/01/04)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Retiring Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell may try to follow in the foots of his predecessor and run for the Missouri Senate. However, Ferrell, who is in his 28th year as sheriff and isn't seeking re-election, said Friday that a Senate bid is just a possibility at this point...
National guard good-bye (03/01/04)
While the Kennett National Guard unit has returned Charlie Company has left for Kuwait. Here, Charlie Company had their picture taken at Ft. Riley, Kan., Feb. 21, just minutes before leaving for Kuwait. This photo was provided by Second Lt. Darryl L. Spurlock. Those who have photos and information they would like to share with the readers of the Standard Democrat during the National Guard's active duty are invited to bring them by the newspaper, 205 S. New Madrid St. in Sikeston...
Saturday accident (03/01/04)
Officers with the Miner Fire Department look at a vehicle involved in an accident Saturday night. The accident occurred on Highway H and Outer Road West at just after 10 p.m. when the car left the roadway and came to rest in a ditch. One person was injured in the accident...
Robbery of ATM fails (03/01/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Burglars failed in their attempt to rob a local business. Portageville Police Chief Ronnie Adams said an alarm sounded at about 12:32 a.m. today alerting authorities of a burglary at Baker's Big Star, 102 King Ave. When officers arrived they discovered the front door glass broken. Apparently burglars had attempted to pry open an ATM machine but were unable to before fleeing. Nothing was reported missing, Adams said...
Kelly stays alive with upset win (03/01/04)
BLOOMFIELD - The Class 3, District 1 Tournament got underway on Saturday at Bloomfield High School with one mild upset. Sixth-seeded Kelly knocked off No. 3 Bloomfield 81-66 to advance to the semifinals tomorrow. Other first round games went as seeded: top-seeded Charleston defeated No. 8 St. Vincent 79-54; second-seeded Scott City beat No. 7 Clearwater 87-63; and fourth-seeded Woodland beat No. 5 East Prairie 52-49...
Carr, Minner shine in TRCC win (03/01/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - Chris Carr and Derrell Minner bid farewell to Three Rivers with the best games of their careers. The only sophomores to dress in the Raiders' season finale, Carr and Minner each had double-doubles as Three Rivers shook off a slow start to down Dyersburg State 97-72 Saturday night...
Virginia Walls (03/01/04)
PEORIA, Ill. - Virginia Murphy Walls, 69, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 29, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Bill McFerron (03/01/04)
CHAFFEE - G.E. "Bill" McFerron, 83, died Feb. 27, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 14, 1920, in Advance, son of the late Abner Foster and Grace Edith Bollinger McFerron, he served with the U.S. Army in China, India-Burma Air Offensive in Japan during World War II and received the Bronze Star. ...
Dow Kingree (03/01/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Dow David Kingree, 80, died Feb. 27, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 28, 1923, at Pocahontas, Ark., son of the late Elwyn and Sadie Million Kingree, he was a member of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles in World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was the recipient of four Bronze Stars. After retiring in 1985 as a maintenance worker for the Bloomfield School District, he read meters for SEMO Electric...
Robie McKnight (03/01/04)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Robie J. McKnight, 40, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died Feb. 27, 2004, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville. Born July 30, 1963, in Memphis, Tenn., son of Betty Jo Freshour Colwell of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Buster McKnight, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the Church of Christ in New Madrid...
Lyman Azbill (03/01/04)
PARAGOULD, Ark. - Lyman H. Azbill, 77, formerly of Parma and Holland, Mo., died Feb. 29, 2004, at the Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born June 7, 1926, in Holland, son of the late Amer Taylor and Mozell Allison Azbill, he had been a farmer in Parma and was a B-17 gunner with the U.S. ...
Clara Schallert (03/01/04)
ST. LOUIS - Clara Elizabeth Schallert, 75, formerly of Portageville, died Feb. 25, 2004, at the Life Care Center in St. Louis. Born March 5, 1928, in Portageville, daughter of the late John and Clara Belle Gain Schallert, she was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church in Portageville. She received her registered nursing degree at DePaul University in St. Louis and advanced her degree at DePaul University in Chicago...
Lottie Pippins (03/01/04)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. - Lottie Pippins, 93, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died March 1, 2004, at the Four Fountains Nursing Home in Belleville. Arrangements are pending at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday...
Ronnie McKay (03/01/04)
BELLFLOWER, Calif. - Ronnie M. McKay, 63, died Feb. 24, 2004, at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Bellflower. Born Oct. 11, 1940, in San Pedro, son of the late Alfred L. and Marie Maxine Wainwright McKay, he was a mechanic and veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Saturday Night Cruisers at Bellflower...
Gary Sitz (03/01/04)
ADVANCE - Gary Dean Sitz, 64, died Feb. 27, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 24, 1939, in Advance, son of the late Milo and Ruth Robison Sitz, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had worked for Morgan Funeral Home and Advance R-4 Schools for many years...
Lawrence James (03/01/04)
ADVANCE - Lawrence James, 83, died Feb. 28, 2004, at his home. Born Oct. 27, 1920, at Bell City, son of the late Joe and Laura Miller James, he was a graduate of Bell City High School and a retired farmer. On Aug. 28, 1940, at Advance, he married Ruth Ramsey who survives of the home...
Looking Back 3/1 (03/01/04)
SIKESTON - The "Blonde Bomber," a combat plane which left last week for the Pacific Theater of war, is named for SHS graduate Miss Helen Vera Dudley, blonde daughter of Col. and Mrs. Harry E. Dudley. SIKESTON - After 27 years residence in Sikeston, 18 of which he has owned and operated the A. and B. Oil Co., Arthur Ziegenhorn has tossed his hat into the city political ring as a candidate for councilman-at-large...
Your view: Thanks for prayers (03/01/04)
I would like to thank everyone who prayed for me during my long period of illness, especially when I had double surgery (which was very dangerous) on Dec. 16, 2003. I know it was your kind hearts and prayers that helped me through it. God is so good with His generous healing powers. His miracles are undeniable...
Your view: Thanks for prayers (03/01/04)
I would like to thank everyone who prayed for me during my long period of illness, especially when I had double surgery (which was very dangerous) on Dec. 16, 2003. I know it was your kind hearts and prayers that helped me through it. God is so good with His generous healing powers. His miracles are undeniable...
Speakout 3/1 (03/01/04)
SpeakOut, I think it's a disgrace to the teachers at Scott County Central to bring in retired teachers to coach the basketball team and to get our children to do well on the MAP test. If our teachers are that bad, maybe we need to look for better teachers or get the retired teachers to stay and teach for free - a great idea in tough budget times...