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Stories from Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Close races highlight vote (08/04/04)
BENTON - Despite the large number of contested Democrat races in Tuesday's primary election, the Republican voters in Scott County proved their votes count just as much - so much that the county ran out of Republican ballots. "A lot of people showed up at the polls," noted Scott County Clerk Rita Milam. "We ran out of Republican ballots and had to Xerox copies of the ballots."...
Turnout high in local primary (08/04/04)
CHARLESTON - Keith Moore was the winner in his party's closely-watched race to be Mississippi County's next sheriff, having received 2,540 votes on Democratic ballots to Don Chance's 1,327 in Tuesday's primary election. Voter turnout in the county was "very good - heavy," according to County Clerk Junior DeLay. "Much better than 50 percent."...
Three incumbents fail in re-election bids (08/04/04)
NEW MADRID - There will be some new faces taking office next January as Democrats for several county offices will not face Republicans in the November general election. However, one officeholder -- the public administrator -- will not be determined until Nov. 2...
Book donations (08/04/04)
Jymia Warfield and Cierra Harris Blissett read books that were donated to the "American Child Literacy Program" at the Standard Democrat. There is less than a week left in the contest which a person can win box seats to the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, meet and greet passes, Sabona bracelets and other prizes. To enter bring in a new children's book and fill out the entry form. The books will be donated to the Sikeston Public Library and the Parent's as Teacher organization...
Pigg takes first place in Super Pro (08/04/04)
SIKESTON - Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip action. In the Super Pro, Gary Pigg took first place with a time of 6.283 on a 6.27 dial. He ran 109 mph with a reaction time of .575. Ed Maronay finished second when he dialed 6.54 and ran 6.539 at 104 mph with a .493 reaction time...
Golf scramble to benefit rodeo contestants (08/04/04)
SIKESTON - With the NGA/Hooters Tour being a smash success with its annual stop in Sikeston, Health Facilities Rehab and the Bootheel Golf Course decided to try their hand at the rodeo. The 52nd Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo will begin this Wednesday through Saturday and with its appearance, Health Facilities Rehab will sponsor the Cowboy/Cowgirl Classic -- a golf scramble in which the proceeds benefit the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund (JCCF)...
Quail Unlimited meeting scheduled (08/04/04)
DEXTER - A new conservation group has organized a chapter of Quail Unlimited in Southeast Missouri. SEMO Quail Unlimited was formed and officers elected at a meeting in Dexter on July 22. Officers and members include a diverse cross-section of citizens throughout Southeast Missouri, from Van Buren to Charleston to New Madrid with new members joining everyday. ...
Thresa Miller (08/04/04)
ESSEX - Thresa Ann Miller, 65, died Aug. 2, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born June 10, 1939, at Essex, daughter of Bob Jackson of Essex and the late Ualia Snider Jackson, she attended the Grayridge General Baptist Church. A former employee of Fabric Mart in Dexter, she worked for Overturf Health-Mart in Dexter for 28 years...
Maggie Spradling (08/04/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Maggie Spradling, 82, died at 2:10 a.m. Aug. 3, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born May 21, 1922, in Matthews, daughter of the late Charles H. and Letha Irene Haney Spalding, she was a graduate of Matthews High School and was of the Methodist belief...
Glen Bond (08/04/04)
ESSEX - Glen Bond, 81, died Aug. 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Ruby Lankford (08/04/04)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Ruby Morris Lankford, 89, died July 4, 2004, at the Primacy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis. Born July 24, 1914, in Omaha, Ill., daughter of the late Clifford K. and Lily Davis Morris, she was a member of the Memphis Horticultural Society and Memphis Wildflower Society. A photographer, she and her husband owned the Hartsook Studio in Oakland, Calif., before retiring...
Drewcella Clark (08/04/04)
CHARLESTON - Drewcella Clark, 91, died Aug. 2, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 21, 1913, in Aberdeen, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Will and Katie Bell Marchbank Smith. On Oct. 18, 1930, she married Johnny Clark who preceded her in death...
Sandra Helms (08/04/04)
SIKESTON - Sandra Lynnette Ramsey Helms, 58, died at 7:45 p.m. Aug. 2, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 12, 1945, in Sikeston, daughter of Jewell Hicks Ramsey of Clinton, Ky., and the late Dewey Ramsey, she was an assistant cashier for First Midwest Bank...
Ruby Hazel (08/04/04)
MOUNT VERNON - Ruby Annas Hazel, 89, formerly of Sikeston, died at 10:53 p.m. Aug. 1, 2004, at St. John's Regional Health Care in Springfield. Born Sept. 2, 1914, in Scott County, daughter of the late Lonzo and Maggie Grasty Hazel, she lived in Sikeston before moving to Mount Vernon in 1956, where she was a housekeeper for area residents...
Angel Turner (08/04/04)
SIKESTON - Angel Turner, son of Jessica Turner, died at birth Aug. 2, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Survivors in addition to his mother include: his maternal grandparents, Tammy Barnett and Russell Turner of Sikeston; maternal great-grandparents, Sue Householder and Buddy Turner of Sikeston; and two uncles, Josh Turner and Jeremy Householder of Sikeston...
Looking back 8/4 (08/04/04)
SIKESTON - Pfc. Harry S. Miller was in the big push from the Anzio Beachhead to Rome. He was wounded on Jan. 25 and awarded the Purple Heart. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.N. Miller. SIKESTON - The worst fire to hit Sikeston in years started in the airport building last night. ...
Primary is over now another race begins (08/04/04)
No one was more pleased with the outcome of the Missouri gubernatorial race on Tuesday than Presidential candidate John Kerry. Not that Kerry knows squat about Claire McCaskill's policies or program. His campaign knows she will be a much more formidable candidate against Republican Matt Blunt in November. And with the prospect for a razor-thin contest this fall, Kerry's people know that every vote will be critical...
Speakout 8/4 (08/04/04)
I have a complaint about the Doonesbury column in the Standard Democrat. It looks like 38 other papers around the nation have dropped it and I sure wish the Sikeston Standard would drop it as well. It's nothing but a left-wing, humorless piece of propaganda...