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Stories from Wednesday, March 3, 2004

Students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday (03/03/04)
SIKESTON -- In honor of one of the most beloved children's authors in history, area students took the time Tuesday to celebrate the 100th birthday of the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel, who is best known as Dr. Seuss. So come on, you say, it's off to Seussville -- QUICK! QUICK! -- let's find out what they've done . . . because the clock is going TICK! TICK! to the countdown of their fun...
Early morning fire (03/03/04)
An officer with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety rushes into a house fire early this morning on Wilson Street. The fire began at about 4:30 a.m. and a small child was reported trapped inside when fire fighters arrived on the scene. The blaze was contained mostly to the attic area and no injuries were reported. The residence received extensive smoke and fire damage...
With trees, free is not cheap enough for county (03/03/04)
BENTON - Sometimes even free isn't cheap enough. Tom Lett advised Scott County commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday that he has free trees for the county, if they want them. Lett explained he is selling property in Cape Girardeau that has many nice trees he believes will be destroyed by a purchaser so the land can be developed...
March calendar girl (03/03/04)
Casey Robison is the Standard Democrat's March Calendar Girl. Miss Robison is the daughter of Tammy Robison and Mark Robison. After graduation, she plans to attend the St. Louis College of Pharmacy where she was awarded a President's Scholarship.
Class 3 showdown is set (03/03/04)
BLOOMFIELD - The Class 3, District 2 championship game that most area fans have looked forward to will come to fruition on Thursday night. In Tuesday night's semifinal games, top-seeded Charleston, which is currently ranked No. 3 in the state, routed fourth-seeded Woodland 65-34. Second-seeded Scott City, which is ranked 8th in the state, eliminated No. 6 Kelly 73-55 at Bloomfield High School...
Johnson goes over 2,000 points in Bell City victory (03/03/04)
ZALMA - On a night where Bell City senior Dominitrix Johnson passed the 2,000-point plateau for his career, it was Bell City's supporting cast which carried the scoring load in a 73-39 win over Marquand on Tuesday night in the Class 1 District 2 tournament semifinals at Zalma High School...
Edna Kidd (03/03/04)
UPPER CHICHESTER, Pa. - Edna E. Warren Kidd, 74, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Feb. 22, 2004, at Croser Chester Medical Center in Upland. Born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph and Tillie Berger Warren, she had lived in Charleston for more than 35 years where she had been employed as a nurse aide at the Charleston Manor. ...
Van McAnally (03/03/04)
CLARKSDALE, Miss. - Van Houston "Rip" McAnally, 38, died Feb. 19, 2004, in Southaven. Born Nov. 22, 1965, in St. Louis, son of Ronald David McAnally of Hayti and Joan Barbara Stanley McAnally of Clarksdale, he had worked as a carpenter in the Mississippi area...
Ethel Hahs (03/03/04)
SCOTT CITY - Ethel Hahs, 80, died March 1, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 18, 1924, in Elgin, Ill., daughter of the late Walter and Marguerite Wagner Pease, she had been employed by the Illinois Tool Works in Elgin and moved to Scott City in 1996. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Elgin and VFW Post 3838 Auxiliary and Eagles Aerie 3775 Auxiliary in Cape Girardeau...
Joseph Cayton (03/03/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Joseph Ben Cayton, 81, died March 2, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Robert Fleming (03/03/04)
POINT PLEASANT - Robert C. Fleming, 78, died March 3, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Eleanor Feemster (03/03/04)
SCOTT CITY - Eleanor Elizabeth Feemster, 95, died at 6:47 a.m. March 1, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 9, 1908, in Rich Hill, to the late Charles M. and Margaret M. Flammang Ingram, she was a licensed practical nurse with the St. Francis Medical Center. A member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City, she belonged to the Ladies Society of Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and the St. Francis "Quarter Century Club."...
Virginia Walls (03/03/04)
PEORIA, Ill. -- Virginia Dean Walls, 69, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., and St. Louis died at 8:20 p.m. Feb. 29, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. Born Dec. 8, 1934, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Lonzo and Mary Etta Stovall Murphy...
Looking Back 3/3 (03/03/04)
SIKESTON - Alonzo W. Pond, explorer, lecturer and adventurer, will be at the Sikeston High School this Thursday. The public is invited to hear Pond speak on Algeria and North Africa. --- SIKESTON - At the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center's pre-flight school for pilots, 94 cadets from Missouri, including John F. Ferrell of Sikeston, are learning the fundamentals necessary for actual aerial instruction...
Just what would be fair in Kerry's world? (03/03/04)
On the presidential front, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is now officially the Democratic nominee for president. Once Gov. Howard Dean imploded in Iowa, it became abundantly clear that Kerry would be the candidate of choice for the Democratic party. ...
Speakout 3/3 (03/03/04)
I am calling again about the property on Poplar Street in Morehouse where the house burned and the owners apparently started tearing it down. The big hole is still there. This may be an eyesore that could be reported on the TV news. The owners had planned to bury the remains of the building in the hole but the city wouldn't let them do it. But the city is letting that hole remain open. Somebody could get hurt...