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Stories from Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Sikeston R-6 OKs food service director (08/11/04)
SIKESTON -- A new director of food services for Sikeston R-6 was approved during Tuesday's regular Board of Education meeting. Doris Mills of Morehouse will begin working for the district on Monday. The hiring of Mills came after the June resignation of the district's food service director, who accepted employment out of state...
Rodeo set to begin tonight (08/11/04)
SIKESTON - The nation's top rodeo competitors will have their choice of six events at the 52nd Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo this week. The rodeo begins at 7 o'clock each evening. The competition starts with bareback riding followed by steer wrestling. Saddle bronc riding is next followed by tie down roping and barrel racing. The last competition each night before the music starts is bull riding...
Tax pays dividends for DPS (08/11/04)
SIKESTON - The 10-year 1 cent general revenue sales tax approved by Sikeston voters Feb. 3 hasn't even started yet and Sikeston is already seeing the benefits. Drew Juden, director of the Department of Public Safety, said promises city officials made to beef up public safety with the sales tax are already being fulfilled thanks to City Council members who approved expenditures from the city's reserves in anticipation of the sales tax revenue...
Commission looks at electrical lines (08/11/04)
BENTON - Commissioners weighed cost on one hand and looks on the other during their regular meeting Tuesday as they came to a decision on how to route new electrical lines at the courthouse. Commissioners had hoped to have all the new electric lines routed inside...
All-Stars take fourth (08/11/04)
The Sikeston 14-year-old Junior Babe Ruth All-Stars took fourth place in the Babe Ruth Midwest Regional Tournament in Chadron, Neb. Sikeston defeated the Kansas All-Stars in their first game 7-2. They were then defeated by Lincoln, Neb. 12-11. The next day on Aug. ...
Pepper game (08/11/04)
Sikeston High School softball player Erin Wibbenmeyer tosses pepper to Whitney Wallace at softball tryouts Tuesday afternoon at the complex. Fall practice for all Missouri high schools began on Monday.
Harper takes first in Super Pro (08/11/04)
SIKESTON - Jerry Harper of Sikeston streaked to victory in the Super Pro class at Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. Harper defeated Jeremy Wells of Marble Hill, Mo. with a run of 87.49 miles per hour in an elapsed time of 7.497 seconds with a dial-in of 7.42 and a .5ll reaction time...
Courtney Sorrells (08/11/04)
SIKESTON _ Courtney Sorrells, 18, died Aug. 10, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau due to injuries from an automobile accident. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Sarah Wigfall (08/11/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Sarah Wigfall, 63, died Aug. 10, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Brenda Lamb (08/11/04)
SIKESTON - Brenda Carolyn Lamb, 56, died at 10:34 p.m. Aug. 10, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center. Blanchard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Terry Montgomery (08/11/04)
DEXTER - Terry Scott Montgomery, 44, died Aug. 10, 2004, at his home near Dexter. Born Dec. 27, 1959, at Poplar Bluff, son of Hollas Montgomery of Dexter and the late Kathryn Kimbrell Montgomery, he was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. A farmer and agent for County Wide Insurance in Dexter, he was a member of Eagles Aerie 4062, Elks Lodge and Lions Club, all of Dexter, and was president of the Hidden Trails Country Club...
Lovie Greenlee (08/11/04)
CHARLESTON - Lovie Greenlee, 103, died Aug. 5, 2004, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Born Aug. 10, 1900, in Greenwood, Miss., daughter of the late Daniel and Sarah Cushingberry, she lived in Missouri for more than 80 years. She was a member of St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church of Charleston, where she served on the Mother's Board...
Ollie Warman (08/11/04)
GREENFIELD - Ollie Jewell Warman, 85, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 9, 2004, at the Dade County Nursing Facility in Greenfield. Born Oct. 20, 1918, in Chic, Tenn., daughter of the late Walter and Alice Lowrance Tipton, she moved to Charleston in 1952 where she was a member of the Church of Christ for 45 years. After moving to Springfield in 1998, where she became a member of the Kansas Expressway Church of Christ, she relocated to Greenfield in 2003...
Looking Back 8/11 (08/11/04)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Elrod of Jonesboro, Ark., are the parents of a son born on Aug. 4. This is their second child. Mrs. Elrod is a former Sikeston resident and past employee of The Daily Standard. SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Kermit McFadden of Oakland, Calif., are parents of a daughter born Sunday. Mrs. McFadden is the former Waleva Bridges of Sikeston...
Campaign's theme overlooks a group (08/11/04)
John Edwards, the highly-polished Democratic vice presidential nominee, is making the rounds through Midwestern states with his message of "two Americas." This campaign theme has come from the Kerry-Edwards camp since the primary election battles. And the message is gaining traction as voters begin to examine their own lives compared with others. All in all, it's a snappy theme and a message that voters can understand...
Speakout 8/11 (08/11/04)
,b.Employers, help employees Bush has been president for four years and the minimum wage is still the same. Think about if he gets back in what it's going to be like for the next four years. It's time that these rich business owners start paying people more. We can't live on a minimum wage salary...