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Stories from Wednesday, March 31, 2004

New postage system will cut costs (03/31/04)
BENTON - Savings from Scott County's new postage system should end up taking care of half the county's cost. The new postage machine will be fully digital and exceeds current and future requirements, according to Sandy Nuyt, mailing and shipping consultant for the Pitney Bowes company...
Youngsters give their take on just how Easter Bunny manages to get that candy (03/31/04)
SIKESTON - Six-year-old Matthew Price has never seen the Easter bunny, but he knows he exists. "I know he's real because one day I woke up and saw a whole bunch of different kinds of baskets and I knew the Easter bunny did it," Matthew recalled. Like Matthew, Natalie Collins, 7, hasn't witnessed the Easter bunny, but she has seen "fake people Easter bunnies dressed up in costumes," she said...
Many county offices will see news faces (03/31/04)
BENTON - Whichever way the August primary and November elections go, there will be plenty of new faces in county offices in January with several incumbents deciding to not run for re-election. In Scott County, incumbent Sheriff Bill Ferrell is among those not running for another term. Filed as Democrats in the race to fill his shoes are Rick Walter and Jerry Bledsoe. The winner of the August primary race will face Republican Wes Drury...
Calendar girl (03/31/04)
Lindsey Dyer, daughter of Rick and Pam Dyer, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for April and a finalist in the 2003 Miss Sikeston Contest. Miss Dyer plans to attend University of Missouri-Kansas City and major in music therapy.
Dexter places two on all-state team (03/31/04)
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association released the All-State basketball teams for Classes 4-5 today. Dexter had two players honored in senior boys player Derek Demaree, who received second team all-state, and junior girls player Rachel Blunt, who was rewarded with first team all-state...
Sikeston splits with Cape Central in track (03/31/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston track and field team split with Cape Central on Tuesday at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. The Sikeston boys defeated Cape Central 75-68 while the Lady Bulldogs lost 75-55. "It's good competition between us and Cape on both the boys and girls," said Sikeston head coach Jerry Dement. "That's five years in a row that we've beaten Cape. Cape has a fine girls team, probably the best around and our girls have been closing the gap."...
Game, set, match (03/31/04)
The Sikeston Lady Bulldog 8th grade volleyball team won second place in the 10 team Poplar Bluff 8th Grade Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Saturday. The team earned first place in their pool with a 7-1 record then played their way through the bracket to take on Poplar Bluff's Maroon team in the championship match. ...
Phillips wins Super Pro at Sikeston Drag Strip (03/31/04)
SIKESTON - Here are the results from the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. Super Pro In Super Pro, David Phillips won first place with a 5.86 dial. He ran 5.890 at 114.76 mph with a reaction time of .529. Runner up went to Keith Civey. He ran 5.724 on a 5.63 dial at 119.96 mph with a reaction time of .532...
PeeWee champs (03/31/04)
Members of this year's Pee-Wee League championship team are (from left): Austin Hay, Austin Bowman, Dylan Mason, Austin Erwin, Zachary Harrison, Zach Stinnet, Jarod Boyd and Jacob Reed.
Charleston wins first game against Chaffee (03/31/04)
CHAFFEE - The Charleston (1-2) baseball team picked up their first win of the season against the Chaffee Red Devils on Tuesday. The Bluejays got seven innings and nine strikeouts from Travis McCann. He allowed five hits, a no-hitter through four innings, and walked two...
SHS soccer loses season opener (03/31/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston girls soccer team opened the season on Tuesday at Sikeston High School with a 4-0 loss to Perryville. Perryville had 16 shots with their first goal at the 13 minute mark scored by Kasey Riney with the assist by Jen Koeing. The Lady Bulldogs had 11 shots and keeper Audra Wooley had 10 saves...
Maxine Hale (03/31/04)
VANDUSER - Maxine M. Hale, 82, died at 10:41 a.m. March 30, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 8, 1921, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of the late Fred Mack and Nadas Mae Stevens Jones, she was a member of the Vanduser Baptist Church...
Henry Cox (03/31/04)
DEXTER - Henry Cox, 86, died March 30, 2004, at Cypress Point Healthcare. Born Dec. 3, 1917, in Puxico, son of the late Jessie Harrison and Berdie Edmonson Cox, he was a retired farmer and member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church. On Dec. 24, 1936, at Fisk, he married Velma Ellen Deardorff who preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 1986...
Landon Sterling (03/31/04)
SIKESTON - Landon Garvin Sterling, 88, formerly of Anniston, died at 12:20 p.m. March 30, 2004. at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 4, 1915, in Camden, Tenn., son of the late Matthew Thomas and Leona Smith Sterling, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life before moving to Sikeston in 1995. He was of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church belief...
Cora Jennings (03/31/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Cora Jennings, 88, died March 27, 2004, in Hayti. Born Oct. 26, 1915, in Rome, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Willie and Addie Granberry. On Dec. 23, 1991, she married Jimmy Jennings who survives of the home. Survivors in addition to her husband include: one son, Donnie Ray Jennings; four nieces, Mae Fransis Granberry of Chicago, Addie Mae Granberry of Houston, Texas, Ida McCary-Fuller of Orange County, Calif., and Rosie Lee Nellums of California; and four nephews, Willie Granberry, J.C. ...
Carole Clayton (03/31/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Carole Sue Clayton, 69, died March 30, 2004, at the Life Care Center in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Fred Douglas Sr. (03/31/04)
CHARLESTON - Fred Russell Douglas Sr., 64, died March 28, 2004, at his home. Born April 7, 1939, in Charleston, son of Elizabeth Douglas of Charleston and the late Clarence Douglas, he attended Lincoln School in Charleston and was owner and operator of DC Car Wash...
Neisha Humphreys (03/31/04)
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Neisha Rebekah Hahs Humphreys, 89, formerly of Scott City, Mo., died at 9:55 p.m. March 27, 2004, at the Harborwood Nursing Home in Clearwater. Born Dec. 8, 1914, in Cooter, Mo., daughter of the late Alvin P. and Grace Wagster Denton, she owned and operated Neisha's Beauty Salon in Scott City and was a member of the Scott City First Baptist Church...
Bobby Cunningham (03/31/04)
PARMA - Bobby Okerleen Cunningham, 72, died March 29, 2004. Born April 30, 1931, in Kennett, daughter of the late Robert Andrew and Nebraska Dunaway Denson, she had lived in Germany, Alaska, Kansas, Georgia, Maryland and Kennett. She moved to Parma in 1972 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Parma...
Pauline Gray (03/31/04)
SIKESTON - Pauline B. Gray, 67, formerly of Howardville, died March 28, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 5, 1937, in Winston, N.C., daughter of Olivia Jackson of Sikeston and the late Benjamin Jackson, she lived in Missouri for more than 50 years. She was a member of West End Missionary Baptist Church...
Looking Back 3/31 (03/31/04)
SIKESTON - Harry Kerr has returned to Sikeston to be associated with J.O. Knupp in the Missouri Insurance Co. agency. Mr. Kerr formerly lived in Sikeston for several years while in the employ of the State Highway Department. SIKESTON - Ralph Boyer, president of the Chamber of Commerce, announced today that Manuel Drumm will be master of ceremonies at the annual meeting April 9 at which columnist Drew Pearson will speak...
Are security funds being spent wisely? (03/31/04)
By no means do I seek to diminish the concern for terrorist attacks, but I have to question the $42 million Missouri received Tuesday from the Homeland Security Grant program. Don't misunderstand - I assume Missouri could indeed be a target for terrorists and preparation is extremely important. But perhaps when we truly assess the risk for Midwestern states, much of that money could be better spent elsewhere...
Your view: Go for walk/run (03/31/04)
Dear Friends: On April 3 a very important event will take place in Sikeston. Ferguson Medical Group is sponsoring a 5K/10K run or 5K walk for Batten's Disease. Batten's is a fatal, inherited disorder of the nervous system that begins in childhood. I am very familiar with Batten's because my granddaughter, Madeline Zellmer, suffers from Batten's...
Speakout 3/31 (03/31/04)
To the party who wants to park at the new dialysis building, do you realize that half the people who go in there for dialysis are on walking canes? They have to be helped in. Some are in wheelchairs and besides that, the doctor's office over there takes up more than their share of the parking places. Sometimes when I go out there, there isn't even anywhere to park so I can take my patient in...