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Stories from Sunday, August 22, 2004

Give three cheers for Three Rivers (08/22/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - With his pirate hat and large yellow handlebar-mustache, Rocky Raider, the Three Rivers Community College's swashbuckling mascot, offers a fierce demeanor for competitors. But underneath it all is a wide friendly smile; Jake Baehr couldn't be happier about his new college role...
Levee bids are opened (08/22/04)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The St. John's Bayou-New Madrid Floodway Project's gap closure moved a step closer to reality with the opening of bids and selection of an apparent low bidder. Larry Sharpe, lead project manager for the St. John's Bayou-New Madrid Floodway Project, said bids were opened Thursday on "item 2" of the project which includes building a levee to tie the setback and frontline levees and close the 1,500 foot gap at the New Madrid Floodway...
And the walls come tumbling down ... (08/22/04)
Ferrell Excavating of Sikeston is demolishing the former Missouri Department of Transportation buildings at the corner of Main and Malone streets to make way for new a new Walgreens and other businesses. Steve Ferrell estimated the demolition work will take until about mid-October to complete. "There is a lot of good concrete, they knew how to pour it," he said about the site...
Sikeston school faces NCLB penalties (08/22/04)
MOREHOUSE -- Effects of the federal No Child Left Behind law are being felt in the Sikeston R-6 School District. Last week, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released results of the Missouri Assessment Program test. Data revealed that although Morehouse Elementary, overall, met the state's requirements, one group of students -- free and reduced lunch -- did not achieve the targeted progress in third grade communication arts...
SHS gets ready for season with scrimmage (08/22/04)
SIKESTON - The annual Sikeston Bulldog Red and Black Scrimmage, or what is commonly called the "soap game," was held on Friday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. The scrimmage is used to give fans their first glimpse of the football team while also giving the players a chance to play under the lights for the first time in a game-type situation...
Sikeston softball team hoping for breakthrough year (08/22/04)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston High School's fastpitch softball team may be poised for a breakthrough season. The Lady Bulldogs have their sights set on a winning season and a district championship. They've gone 7-9, then 6-10 the past two years while many on the current roster were gaining valuable experience...
SEMO Health Network (08/22/04)
A ribbon cutting at Southeast Missouri Health Network marked the completed expansion of the Sikeston Family Clinic and Sikeston Dental Clinic. Located at 903 S. Kingshighway, the facility is a private, nonprofit corporation that provides comprehensive primary health care to uninsured and medically underserved people in Sikeston. ...
Frankie Haley (08/22/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Frankie Mae Haley, 76, of Morehouse, who died Aug. 17, 2004, were: Kenny Grubbs, Dennis Rodgers, Jerry Davis, Matt Evans, Seth Ellison and Kenny Ellison.
Jackie Mayberry (08/22/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Dora "Jackie" Mayberry, 88, who died Aug. 18, 2004, were: Smokey Moore, Randy Madden, Dennis Reed, Brad Holland, John Bruce and Warren Gross.
Ed Standridge (08/22/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Charles Edward "Ed" Standridge, 64, died Aug. 20, 2004, at his home. Born July 6, 1940, in Lamar, Ark., son of the late Samuel and Lois Sparks Standridge, he lived in Bloomfield for the past 35 years. He was a farmer and retired in June 2003 from the Nestle Purina Company near Bloomfield...
Ruby Cullum (08/22/04)
DEXTER - Ruby Cullum, 70, died Aug. 19, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born March 29, 1934, in Dongola, Ark., daughter of the late Calvin and Pearl Elizabeth Flynn Williams, she attended the Word of Faith Church in Bernie. She had been employed by Swift and Company in Dexter...
Mary McDannel (08/22/04)
DEXTER - Mary McDannel, 80, formerly of Marion, Ill., died Aug. 18, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born June 23, 1924, in Essex, daughter of the late Thomas and Neva Frances Ray, she was raised in the Essex community and moved to Dexter in 1995. She was a member of the Methodist Church...
Births (Published 8/22) (08/22/04)
DELTA - Nicole Irene Schrum and William Eric Kinder Sr. are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 3:14 p.m. July 2, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. William Eric Kinder Jr. weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19-inches long...
Looking Back 8/22 (08/22/04)
SIKESTON - The Hennington Paint and Trim Shop on Highway 61 has been purchased by Melvin and Dennis Dace. Melvin recently resigned his position as a lieutenant of the Highway Patrol, Troop C, stationed at Kirkwood. Dennis was a welder at Midwest Pipe and Supply Co. in St. Louis...
Looking for a way to fill the MAP gap (08/22/04)
You and I can each read a list of statistics and come to widely different conclusions. Call it "spin" or just say we interpret the numbers differently. But the bottom line is that hidden within these numbers is the truth. And finding the truth is the ultimate goal. I'm talking about the Missouri Assessment Program test results released this week for all Missouri public schools...
Speakout 8/22 (08/22/04)
As far as the caller telling DPS to do something about people selling drugs on the corner of Prosperity and School streets, is anybody outside selling drugs keeping you from falling asleep at night or keeping you from getting the rest you need? What are the police going to do about it? They only have so many rights when it comes to people, anyway, so there's not much they can do about that...