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Stories from Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Oran soldier appears on the cover of 'American Rifleman' (04/06/04)
ORAN - It's not the cover of the Rolling Stone, but Chad Prindle's parents couldn't be any prouder. Army Specialist Prindle, son of Brent and Kitty Prindle of Oran, appears on the cover of American Rifleman's April 2004 issue. The picture of Prindle, distributed around April 13 last year, was taken by John Moore, the Associated Press photographer embedded with his company during Prindle's combat tour as part of Alpha Company of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment of the Third Infantry Division.. ...
Playing with bugs (04/06/04)
Hunter Deane holds an Amazon Rain Forest Cockroach as Dwight Curry tells about the insects Monday morning at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center. Curry, of the St. Louis Science Center, brought the roach to inform the students about different insects.
Two people killed after separate accidents (04/06/04)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Troop E of the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two area residents were fatally injured in two separate accidents Monday. The first accident occurred at 11:08 a.m. in Butler county on Union Pacific tracks, 1.5 miles north of Poplar Bluff, as pedestrian, Henry L. Stradford, 25, of Poplar Bluff was lying between the tracks and was struck by a northbound Union Pacific train driven by Robert A. Plumb, 55, of St. Louis...
City council adopts 'no tolerance' code (04/06/04)
SIKESTON - After hearing additional concerns from citizens during an hour-long discussion, Sikeston City Council members voted 6-1 to adopt a "no tolerance" amendment to the city's Property Maintenance Code. The bill putting the amendment into effect was read for the second time and approved during the regular Sikeston City Council meeting Monday. Councilman Michael Harris entered the only vote in opposition to the changes...
Change in licensing requirements is approved (04/06/04)
SIKESTON - Street corner merchandisers will find it considerably more difficult to do business in Sikeston. Council members approved a change in licensing requirements during the regular Sikeston City Council meeting Monday. Modeled after the city of Arnold's solution, the amendment establishes a 14-day application process and requires background checks and fingerprinting, a $20 deposit for a identification badge and a $1,000 bond among other things...
Oran wins (04/06/04)
ORAN - The Oran Eagles improved to 5-0 on the season with a 7-0 shutout of North Pemiscot on Monday at Oran High School. Oran hurler Matt Seyer threw all seven innings, allowing just one hit. He struck out five. Trevor Irwin led the Eagles with two hits and two RBIs. Garrett Roslen went 1-3 with two RBIs. Chase Seyer added a double...
Nelda Hughes (04/06/04)
BERNIE - Nelda Hughes, 65, died April 3, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 20, 1939, at Puxico, daughter of J.M. "Wimpy" and Anna Glen Allen of Bernie, she was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Bernie and a bus driver for the Bernie School District...
Mary Palmer (04/06/04)
BERNIE - Mary Reeda Palmer, 82, died April 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 20, 1921, in Bernie, she was the daughter of the late John Neil and Mary Elizabeth Robinson Murphy. She and her husband owned and operated a service station in Bernie and also managed motels in St. Louis...
Jessie Caldwell (04/06/04)
CHARLESTON - Jessie B. Caldwell, 72, died April 3, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 16, 1931, in Savannah, Tenn., son of the late Johnnie and Audrey Lee Caldwell, he lived in Missouri for the past 13 years. Survivors include: three daughters, Lola Caldwell of Paducah, Ky., Brenda Jackson of Mayfield, Ky., and Wanda Davis of Mound City, Ill.; one stepdaughter, Carolyn Fay Fennell of Charleston; one stepson, Bobby Bigham of Charleston; and 27 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.. ...
Henry Pehm Sr. (04/06/04)
PHOENIX - Henry Obie Pehm Sr., 51, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died March 31, 2004, in Phoenix. Born Oct. 9, 1952, in Cairo, Ill., son of Hester Pehm of Charleston and the late Leonard Pehm, he lived in Charleston most of his life. His wife, Kim Pehm, survives of the home...
James New (04/06/04)
MALDEN - James Ralph New, 84, died April 3, 2004, at the Ridgeview Nursing Center. Born July 10, 1919, at Myrtle, Miss., son of the late Mose and Ruby Hood New, he was a member of the New Prospect Southern Baptist Church. On May 20, 1940, he married Regenia Wayne Meacham who survives...
Marie Dowdy (04/06/04)
DEXTER - Marie Dowdy, 83, died April 6, 2004, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Births (published 4/6) (04/06/04)
MATTHEWS - Timothy Connor and Leslie Dawn Moore are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 6:26 a.m. March 4, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Ethan Andrew Moore weighed 9 pounds and was 21-inches long. The former Leslie Brown, Mrs. Moore is the daughter of Patricia Witherspoon of East Prairie and is a lab technician...
Drury - Brashears (04/06/04)
SIKESTON -- Michelle Ivie-Drury and David Brashear exchanged wedding vows in a 5 p.m. ceremony Feb. 14, 2004, at Tanner Street Church of God before the Rev. John Siegs. The bride is the daughter of Betty Ivie and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ivie of East Prairie and parents of the bridegroom are Lawrence and Pat Brashear of Sikeston...
Halm - Blevins (04/06/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Kristen Elizabeth Halm and Phillip Caleb Blevins were married March 7, 2004, at the Vineyard Church in St. Louis. The Rev. Ben Powers performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Sharon Halm of St. Louis. A 2000 graduate of Ursuline Academy in St. Louis and a 2003 graduate of the St. Louis Beauty Academy, she is employed at DZine Hair and Art Studio in St. Louis...
Heisler - Buckley (04/06/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Maggie Diane Heisler and Michael James Buckley were married in a 5 p.m. ceremony Oct. 11, 2003, at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Scott Moon officiated. The bride is the daughter of Marshall and Barbara Heisler of Kelso, and her husband is the son of James and Lynne Buckley of Huntsville, Ala...
Each generation faces new concerns (04/06/04)
As one of many voices, I have complained and made dire predictions concerning the state of current society in America. The signs are abundant. The culture of this great nation seems headed for that proverbial slippery slope into rudeness, crudeness and a rapid decline in morals. It's not just Howard Stern's language or Janet Jackson's boob - it's the decline in respect for authority and the rush of dependence on others to solve our own problems...
Speakout 4/6 (04/06/04)
I want to thank the Standard Democrat for the wonderful job on basketball coverage of teams. I live in Dexter and you did a spectacular job of putting us in there. The write-ups on the games were so good, they were excellent. Reading them was like reliving the games and the pictures were great. ...