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Stories from Wednesday, April 14, 2004

ACS Tea will take place Thursday (04/14/04)
SIKESTON - The American Cancer Society's Annual Tea, scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Thursday will have something new this year: a silent auction. "All the proceeds from the Tea will go toward our mission which is to eliminate cancer through research, education, advocacy and patient service programs," said Julie Aycock, income development specialist at the Sikeston ACS office...
Man dies when train strikes vehicle (04/14/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- A southeast Missouri man was killed Tuesday when he drove his vehicle under a crossing arm and was struck by a Union Pacific train, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Lee Anthony, 20, of Dexter, was driving across crossing the tracks in Stoddard County, just east of Bloomfield, shortly after 1 p.m., the patrol said...
County faces another mandate (04/14/04)
BENTON - Scott County officials are faced with what appears to be another example of an unfunded mandate from the state. Audits, which are required of the county every other year, were previously conducted by officials from the state Auditor's Office or by auditors under contract by the state...
Council OKs emergency bills (04/14/04)
SIKESTON - With the ink still fresh on their oaths of office, the new Sikeston City Council members went to work Tuesday with two emergency bills approved in the session. After election results were officially accepted by the Council, Jerry Pullen was sworn in for another term as the Ward 1 representative; Michael Harris took the oath for another term as the representative for Ward 4; and Bill Stokes was sworn in as an At-Large Council member, replacing Sue Rogers...
Traffic tie-up (04/14/04)
Motorists were backed up for miles on Interstate 55 Tuesday afternoon after an accident closed the southbound lane. Emergency personnel closed I-55 from I-57 to the New Madrid exit because a tanker overturned. The Interstate was closed for over two hours to clean up the site...
Miner installs new officials (04/14/04)
MINER - Miner's new Board of Aldermen will settle in for a week before making decisions on two important items. During their regular meeting Tuesday, the old board accepted the election results and the resignation of Alderman Roberta Wills before turning business over to the newly-elected board...
Sikeston schools will change name (04/14/04)
SIKESTON -- It's not changing its mascot, but Sikeston Public Schools is changing its name. The district's Board of Education voted at Tuesday's regular meeting to begin the process of legally changing the district's name to Sikeston R-6. "Over the last several years and in reviewing some documents that from time to time the board of education must deal with, I've discovered that Sikeston schools has about five or six different names that are generally accepted," Borgsmiller told the board.. ...
Garrett, Cox earn honors in first Bassbusters tournament of season (04/14/04)
KENLAKE MARINA, Ky. - The Bootheel Bassbusters held their first tournament of the year on April 4th on Kentucky Lake out of Kenlake Marina. Ty Garrett won the tournament with four fish weighing 11 lbs., 14 oz. Leven Cox was second with two fish weighing 7 lbs., 8 oz. including the tournament big bass, a 4 lbs. 12 oz. smallmouth...
Bluejays win rematch with East Prairie (04/14/04)
Derek James Standard Democrat CHARLESTON - The Charleston Bluejays baseball team avenged a loss last week to East Prairie with a 6-3 victory against the Eagles on Tuesday afternoon at Hillhouse Park. Charleston (4-3) trailed 3-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning before jumping out with four runs to take the lead for good...
Sikeston, Charleston netters post victories (04/14/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston tennis team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 7-2 win against Poplar Bluff on Tuesday at Sikeston High School. The Bulldogs' doubles took two out of three while the singles won five of six matches. "We've been off for almost two weeks and we finally got a match in," said Sikeston tennis coach Brian James. "I don't think we played particularly well, but Poplar Bluff had something to do with that. They're much improved over the last couple years."...
SHS survives another scare (04/14/04)
SIKESTON - With the wind howling on a brisk, cool day, the Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team faced its second biggest deficit of the year against East Carter County on Tuesday at VFW Stadium. Trailing 6-3 heading into the bottom of the fifth, the Bulldogs showed no signs of life...
SHS golfers beat Dexter, Jackson in triangular (04/14/04)
DEXTER - The Sikeston golf team won a triangular with Dexter and Jackson at the Hidden Trails Golf course in Dexter. Sikeston's E.C. Atchison was the low medalist, shooting a one-over par 37. "It was a very windy day so to shoot a score like E. C. Atchison did was great," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting...
SEMO Raceway pays tribute to Rettig (04/14/04)
SIKESTON - The SEMO Raceway in Sikeston will pay tribute to fellow racer Nathan Rettig at their Coca Cola Spring Showdown this weekend. Drivers from all over the nation stood in prayer for Nathan and his family as our American Flag hung at half mast in his honor...
Gladys Smith (04/14/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Gladys French Smith, 86, died April 12, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 28, 1918, in New Madrid County, she was the daughter of the late William Robert and Margaret-Ann Elizabeth Davidson House. In 1934, she married Amos French who preceded her in death. She and Roy Smith were married in 1969 and he died in 1983...
Audrey Brock (04/14/04)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 2 p.m. today at McMikle Funeral Home for Audrey D. Sweet Brock, 87, who died April 12, 2004, were: James Brock, Terry Brock, Jay Kuykendall, Pat Patton, Tony Sweet and Maxwell Sweet.
Darlene Nadeau (04/14/04)
DEXTER - Darlene Nadeau, 54, died April 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 28, 1949, in Monroe, Mich., daughter of the late Edward and Julia Richardson Meade, she lived in Michigan and Poplar Bluff before moving to Dexter in 2003. She had been a machine operator in an air conditioner parts manufacturing plant...
Roy Vandiver (04/14/04)
MALDEN - Roy Lee Vandiver, 90, died April 13, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 2, 1913, at New Madrid, son of the late William Robert and Retha Matilda Shelcatt Vandiver, he was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church and had farmed in the Bernie area...
Lee Anthony (04/14/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Lee Allen Anthony, 20, died April 13, 2004, near Bloomfield, of injuries sustained in a car/train accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Gladys Adamson (04/14/04)
HUMBOLDT, Tenn. - Gladys R. Adamson, 86, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 9 a.m. April 12, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 14, 1918, in Marble Hill, Mo., daughter of the late Amos and Allice Parlee Davault Rhodes, she was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston. She worked for the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston, Mo., for 10 years and retired in 1983...
Looking Back 4/14 (04/14/04)
SIKESTON - Lt. William J. Hunter, 23-year-old, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Hunter of Cape Girardeau, was killed in the crash of an Army heavy bomber Friday near Liberal, Kansas. SIKESTON - Lt. Elwood Taylor left Sunday for Hondo, Texas, where he will be stationed as a pilot in the Army Air Force...
Speakout 4/14 (04/14/04)
I heard that a new place called Crossroads is coming to town. I have a disabled family member and I've never heard of it. What providers are out there and who can we contact to get the choice list and what kind of process happens when new agencies come to town? I'm really concerned about the disabled citizens of this community. ...