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Stories from Friday, March 5, 2004

From irrigation pipes to Bunsen burners (03/05/04)
COLUMBIA -- Working on anti-cancer drugs at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., last summer is a far cry from the irrigation pipe Laura Jennings used to help lay on her family's farm near Sikeston. Her parents, Dan and Dianne Jennings, are well aware of their daughter's career intentions don't include working on the family farm...
Sikeston DPS to receive federal funds (03/05/04)
SIKESTON - Sikeston residents will be soon be a little bit safer thanks to a federal grant and matching funds which will purchase fire equipment. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety will receive $112,950 from the Homeland Security Grant program to fund fire operations and firefighter safety. ...
All banged up (03/05/04)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers remove a driver's side door after the vehicle was hit at the corner of Main Street and Murray Lane Thursday morning. The two-vehicle accident sent one person to the Missouri Delta Medical Center for treatment...
DNR still insists on testing for county airport (03/05/04)
CHARLESTON - While Missouri Department of Natural Resources officials insist on meticulous testing before closing out the Mississippi County Airport's fuel tank removal, they don't seem to be in too much of a hurry. County commissioners reviewed a letter during their regular meeting Thursday from Frederick J. Hutson, remediation unit chief at DNR, addressed to County Clerk Junior DeLay...
Bell City claims district (03/05/04)
ZALMA - Bell City boys basketball senior Zak McIntyre hit four first-quarter 3-pointers, and star senior Dominitrix Johnson scored 27 second-half points en route to a 67-50 win over Delta in the Class 1 District 2 finals Thursday at Zalma High School...
Delta rolls past Oran Lady Eagles (03/05/04)
ZALMA - Delta's girls basketball team had no problem with Oran in the Class 1 District 2 finals, 52-29. A young Bobcat (19-5) squad started slow, but led comfortably throughout the second half. Ashley Elliot led Delta with 15 points, and Sarah Cook added 12...
Charleston sweeps District 2 (03/05/04)
BLOOMFIELD - After Tuesday night's semifinal victory against Kelly, Scott City head coach Lance Amick hoped that his team would play the game of a lifetime against Class 3 powerhouse Charleston on Thursday. For about 28 minutes in their District 2 matchup with the Bluejays at Bloomfield High School, it seemed the Rams were doing just that...
Braves back in playoffs (03/05/04)
CLARKTON - Scott County Central made it a clean sweep Thursday night, picking up the Class 1, District 1 Tournament championship in both boys and girls action. The Braves defeated the Clarkton Reindeer in the boys' matchup while the girls' squad overcame the Naylor Lady Eagles...
Bulldogs lose double overtime thriller (03/05/04)
NEW MADRID - The Caruthersville Tigers and Portageville Bulldogs met for the third time this season on Thursday night. The first two contests were split at one each. This time the contest was for the right to play the Twin Rivers Royals for the Class 3, District 1 championship...
Helen Deal (03/05/04)
SIKESTON - Helen Deal, 86, died at 10:27 a.m. March 4, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born March 18, 1917, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Arley Harrison "Jack" and Arta Elizabeth Clippard Johnson, she was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, where she and her husband served the Lord faithfully for many years. She was employed by the Board of Public Works and Walton-Williams Motor Company prior to working 23 years as a caseworker for Scott County Family Services...
Sharon Roberts (03/05/04)
JEFFERSON CITY - Sharon Lee Roberts, 61, died March 4, 2004, at St. Mary's Health Center. Born June 18, 1942, in Washington, D.C., daughter of Clyde "Billy" Brown of Charleston and the late Edna Sisk Brown, she graduated in 1959 from Charleston High School. She was an administrative secretary for the Missouri Division of Professional Registration Pharmacy Board and member of Liberty Road Baptist Church...
Arthur Dunning (03/05/04)
DEXTER - Arthur W. Dunning, 71, died March 3, 2004, at his home. Born Aug. 27, 1932, at Advance, son of the late John Joseph and Millie Elledge Dunning, he attended the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he had been a construction worker...
Virginia Walls (03/05/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Virginia Dean Walls, 69, of Peoria, Ill., and formerly of St. Louis and Sikeston, who died Feb. 29, 2004, were: Joe Sodowski, Larry Murray, Kevin Murray, Nicholas Purdue, Darrell Murphy and Jerry Murphy...
Births (Published 3/5) (03/05/04)
SIKESTON - Madonna Duawne Adamson is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born Jan. 28, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Aaleah Jade Adamson weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18 3/4-inches long. Adamson, daughter of Kimberly Lynn Ray and Oran Lester Adamson and stepdaughter of Todd Christopher Ray, is employed at the Miner Nursing Center...
Looking Back 3/5 (03/05/04)
SIKESTON - H.T. Castleman has announced that the Sikeston Tent & Awning Co. has secured a contract to manufacture a large quantity of canvas baby jumpers and baby swings for the Mann-Wiley Co., Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Ill. SIKESTON - The City Council in its regular monthly meeting for March convened Monday night in what proved to be a routine session. The Council approved an addition to Hunter Acres from Sikeston Boulevard to the Salcedo Road, an area that will provide a 44-lot addition...
Economic mysteries are hard to unravel (03/05/04)
Just for argument's sake, let's assume that most of us are walking in a fog when it comes to the national economy. And why shouldn't we? You can read and listen and analyze the state of the economy and come to absolutely no agreeable conclusion. Well-respected, honest, trustworthy, intelligent economists disagree on virtually every aspect of the economy. So what are you to believe?...
Your view: Overseas response (03/05/04)
Hello from Southwest Asia. I was reading the Standard Democrat online and read the opinion (SpeakOut) article dated Feb. 26. The person had some problems that they wanted addressed, so I will attempt to do so. First, regarding the unexpected pass in which the family member drove to Fort Riley and spent a night on base, it is similar to a hotel suite, and they are able to keep the rooms up to date and clean by charging a nominal fee of $35 a night. ...
Your view: Overseas response (03/05/04)
Hello from Southwest Asia. I was reading the Standard Democrat online and read the opinion (SpeakOut) article dated Feb. 26. The person had some problems that they wanted addressed, so I will attempt to do so. First, regarding the unexpected pass in which the family member drove to Fort Riley and spent a night on base, it is similar to a hotel suite, and they are able to keep the rooms up to date and clean by charging a nominal fee of $35 a night. ...
Speakout 3/5 (03/05/04)
I predict that this year will be the last time that there will be even a pretense of a usual election in the United States. This campaign is already a criminally obscene farce. You printed information in SpeakOut about how to get prescription drugs in Canada. Can you please print that information again?...