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Stories from Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Web site discussed at county meeting (09/01/04)
BENTON - Scott County officials hope to put together a Web site that will be informative yet manageable. Commissioners discussed the Web site, which is being produced by Creative Design Group of Malden, with County Economic Developer Jim Schwaninger during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Inquiry is made in arson attempt (09/01/04)
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Department of Public Safety is investigating an attempted arson at City Hall early Tuesday morning. "Sometime last night about 12:30 a.m. a subject or subjects unknown to us at this time broke into the Charleston City Hall and attempted to set fire with some type of chemical," said Paul Johnson, director of the Charleston DPS. The chemical, Johnson said, was "either a gas-diesel mix or something similar."...
Those who drink and drive will 'lose' over holiday (09/01/04)
SIKESTON -- Law enforcement officials throughout the state and nation insist motorists who "drink and drive, will lose" this Labor Day weekend. The message "You drink and drive. You lose." has been seen and heard across the nation since Aug. 20. The purpose of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's campaign is to crack down on impaired drivers by increasing the enforcement of impaired driving laws beginning Aug. 27 and running through Sept. 12...
Calendar girl (09/01/04)
Kasey Welker, daughter of Craig and Sherry Welker, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for September and was a finalist in the 2003 Miss Sikeston Contest. Miss Welker is currently attending Southeast Missouri State University and intends to major in business administration...
Sikeston softball shuts out Chaffee (09/01/04)
SIKESTON -- Falling behind the Lady Bulldogs early is proving to be a recipe for defeat. Chaffee became the latest victim in a 3-0 loss to the Sikeston girls softball team on Tuesday at the Sports Complex. For the second consecutive game, the Lady Bulldogs (3-1) jumped to an early lead, then relied on strong pitching and a tight defense to hold the opposition in check...
SHS volleyball picks up rare win against Bernie (09/01/04)
BERNIE -- Sikeston High School's girls volleyball team opened its season with a rare win over Bernie on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs served at an impressive 96 percent accuracy rate en route to a best two-of-three set win over the Lady Mules. "It was a good start to our season," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. "It gives us a boost of confidence to win against an always-tough Bernie team."...
Delta softball rips Twin Rivers, 9-0 (09/01/04)
BROSLEY - The Delta Lady Bobcats softball team blanked Twin Rivers on the road on Tuesday afternoon with a 9-0 victory. Delta hurler Sarah Cook was one out away from a no-hitter before allowing a single to a Twin Rivers player. Cook finished the game with seven strikeouts, walking one and allowing one hit in seven innings...
Triathlon champions (09/01/04)
The annual Fins and Feet Youth Triathlon was held Aug. 21 at the Sikeston Country Club. The event, sponsored by the Ferguson Medical Group, attracted more than 50 youth ages 7-through-15, as well as a few adults. Winners for 2004 were (from left): Dakota Trevino of Sikeston (Boys 13-15), Cailin McGinnis of Jackson, (Girls 13-15), Sam Gramling, of Cape Girardeau (Boys 10-12), Morgan Fraser of Sikeston (Girls 10-12), Drew Harper of Sikeston (Boys 8-9) and Mary Liz Klueppel of Sikeston (Girls 8-9)...
Sikeston tennis opens season with 9-0 sweep of Chaffee (09/01/04)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's girls tennis team, in their season opener, cruised to a 9-0 sweep of Chaffee on Tuesday. "We all played strong today," said Lady Bulldog coach Lynne DeWitt. "The girls looked good for the first match. We have some things to work on, but, hopefully, experience will help."...
Audra Clark (09/01/04)
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Audra Greene Clark, 84, formerly of Sikeston and Matthews, Mo., died Aug. 30, 2004, in Hot Springs. Born April 24, 1920, in St. Marys, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Hazel and D.A. Green. Her husband, Arbie C. Clark, preceded her in death...
Carl Forrester (09/01/04)
ST. LOUIS - Carl W. Forrester Jr., 56, died Aug. 30, 2004, at John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Louis. Born July 28, 1948, in Marmaduke, Ark., son of Mildred and the Rev. Robert Burnes of Sikeston and the late Carl W. Forrester Sr., he was a mechanic and was of the Baptist belief. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War...
Opal Coakley (09/01/04)
CHAFFEE - Opal Coakley, 91, died at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 30, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born March 22, 1913, in Wyatt, daughter of the late James and Nanny Smith Stringfellow, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and RSVP in Chaffee. She was a volunteer for the Chaffee Nutrition Center and was a pink lady at the Chaffee General Hospital for many years...
Arthur Davis (09/01/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Arthur E. Davis, 83, died at 8:28 a.m. Aug. 31, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 10, 1920, in Hickman, Ky., son of the late Arthur Elmer and Fannie Belle Weatherspoon Davis, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. He was a retired construction worker and member of the Assembly of God Church in East Prairie...
Looking Back 9/1 (09/01/04)
VANDUSER - A fire of undetermined origin swept through the Vanduser Gin Company Sunday causing damage to the main gin, estimated at $15,000 and destroying five bales of cotton and other equipment. SIKESTON - David Blanton, Sikeston attorney, will be one of 11 trial layers from the Midwest who will comprise a panel to discuss "Products Liability Law" at the 20th annual meeting of the Missouri Bar Associaton in St. ...
Could we change one-man, one vote? (09/01/04)
While listening to a political talk show last week, the host suggested that voters be required to pass some simple test in order to have their vote counted. His suggestion was to have a 100 question test on government and current events. To have your vote counted you would have to get just five correct answers. And of course, the more I pondered his suggestion, the more I liked it. But as usual, I would take it one step further...
Your view: Questions on testing (09/01/04)
Re: Federal encroachments on local boards of education I will begin by stating that all commercial prepping and school prepping for state and national programs should be illegal. Since it would be virtually impossible to enforce, forget it. It's a shame that elementary and middle school teachers have so much pressure exerted on them from the state that many of them can no longer relax and help their students to develop a love for learning and that school's a joy, as it should be...
Speakout 9/1 (09/01/04)
Has the Sikeston Public School Board given any consideration to the legal ramifications that they could potentially face as a result of the locker policy implemented at Sikeston Senior High School? For the past two years, the senior high students have only been allowed to go to their locker one time (at lunch) during the day. ...