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Stories from Thursday, September 9, 2004

Towel donations (09/09/04)
Christy O'Neal, director of marketing for Ferguson Medical Group, and Kelly Rushing, C.E.O., box up 300 towels that were donated to the Charlie Company of the 1140th Engineer Battalion Wednesday. The towels were donated by the employees, patients and Ferguson Medical Center...
Banking changes reduce 'float' (09/09/04)
SIKESTON - Changes in the way checks are processed will soon have an effect on the way many people do business. For nearly as long as checking accounts have been used, there have been those who used the time it takes for a check to actually clear as a way to bridge the gap between payday and bill due dates...
Piece of history (09/09/04)
Bertrand historian Harold Delk sifts through his collection of past and present photographs of Bertrand, its landmarks and residents at his home Wednesday. Delk will display his hundreds of photographs, which date back to the 1900s, for the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bertrand Cornerstone Church annex during the Bertrand Fall Fest...
Summer is one of coolest on record (09/09/04)
SIKESTON -- Welcomed cool spells over June, July and August have set records for the state's seventh coolest summer ever. "It's the coolest summer since 1992 for the state as a whole," noted University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan in a recent statement. "Preliminary indication are that this will have been the seventh coolest summer since 1895," when official record keeping began...
Sikeston volleyball finishes third in SEMO tourney (09/09/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston volleyball team took third in the SEMO Conference Tournament held at Cape Central on Wednesday. Sikeston took second in its pool on Tuesday, beating New Madrid County Central in straight sets but then losing to Cape Central in three sets...
Sikeston fends off Kelly (09/09/04)
BENTON - Last season the Sikeston softball team took a major stride forward by defeating Kelly for the first time in recent memory, 3-2. The Lady Bulldogs proved it wasn't a fluke on Wednesday as Sikeston held on for a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Kelly High School...
Sikeston soccer routs Kennett, 11-1 (09/09/04)
KENNETT - The Sikeston soccer team defeated Kennett on the road on Wednesday, 11-1. The Bulldogs led 4-0 at the half and extended the lead to 9-0 before the Indians' Chase Smith scored. Sikeston got three goals out of Chris Carnell to lead the charge. Sophomore Blake Taylor had two goals and three assists. J.R. Bizzell added two goals and two assists...
Searching for past royalties (09/09/04)
In celebration of the 60th Annual American Legion Cotton Carnival this year, we would like to hear from retired Cotton Carnival and Miss Sikeston royalty. Tell us about your experience -- what you wore, what the competition was like, your winning moment, the reign of your title, what happened to you afterward and descriptions of the pageants throughout the years...
Dorothy Brown (09/09/04)
DEXTER - Dorothy Cook Brown, 94, died Sept. 5, 2004, at the Central Gardens Residential Care Center in Dexter. Born April 12, 1910, in Hooker, Okla., daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Scott Cook, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. She had been a teacher for schools in Poplar Bluff and Dexter and was also a speech pathologist for Dexter schools...
Alta Hyde (09/09/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Alta Hyde, 85, of Miner, who died Sept. 6, 2004, were: Jesse McGee, Mike Bowles, Walter Hyde, Matt Barton, Matt Garner and Chris Heuring.
Larry Pool (09/09/04)
SIKESTON - Larry C. Pool, 68, died Sept. 7, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Births (Published 9/9) (09/09/04)
PARMA - Gary Wendell and Donna Kay McClard Jr. are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 9:10 a.m. Aug. 4, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Garrett Jackson McClard weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Bryant - Russell (09/09/04)
SIKESTON -- Robyn Nicole Bryant and Eric Lee Russell were married in a 3 p.m. ceremony June 5, 2004, at the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Ron Morein performed the ceremony, assisted by the Rev. Ron Tate, pastor of the church. The bride is the daughter of Terry and Sharon Bryant of Sikeston and parents of the bridegroom are Allen and Tana Skeen of Branson...
Whitehead - Logan (09/09/04)
CHARLESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin A. Whitehead have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lee, to Ryan Brown Logan, son of Dr. and Mrs. Richard N. Logan Jr. of Charleston. A 1997 graduate of Charleston High School, the future bride received a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 2002 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau. She is pursuing a master's degree in elementary administration at William Woods University...
Stanley - Duke (09/09/04)
NEW MADRID -- Dwayne and Katherine Stanley have announced the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Nicole, to James Kyle Duke, son of Jim and Gail Duke of New Madrid and Mark and LaDonna McMillion of Sikeston. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School and 2004 graduate of Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is a radiologic technologist for Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Looking Back 9/9 (09/09/04)
SIKESTON - Lt. John Tandy has been named acting captain and Troop Commander of Troop E of the Missouri Highway Patrol, succeeding Captain O.L. Wallis, who has been appointed acting superintendent of the organization. CHARLESTON - Miss Diana Barnhill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Barnhill, was crowned queen of the Mississippi County fair at the Jaycees' grounds. She was one of 11 beauties entered in the Jaycee-sponsored contest...
Illiteracy is problem that will haunt U.S. (09/09/04)
In the Los Angeles region, 53 percent of workers ages 16 and older are functionally illiterate. That translates into 3.8 million Los Angeles County residents who cannot write a note explaining a billing error, use a bus schedule or locate an intersection on a street map...
Your view: New York City??? (09/09/04)
What in the name of Richard Nixon was the Republican Party thinking when they chose New York City as the site of the 2004 convention? New York City? For a political party opposed to everything from Social Security to fluoride in drinking water, the Big Apple just doesn't fit the retro image Republicans have worked so hard to cultivate...
Your view: Here's the information (09/09/04)
In response to the SpeakOut comment in the Sept. 2 edition of the Standard Democrat referring to the derelict vehicles in Sikeston, titled "Information please," I appreciate this caller's enthusiasm and concern, but obviously he or she failed to grasp the ordinance fully. That person also called the wrong phone number...
Speakout 9/9 (09/09/04)
I am calling about the Medicaid system. They give it to you for a dentist but you can't go anywhere around town to see a dentist. There is never a dentist there when you call SEMO Health Network. New Madrid, SEMO Health, there's never a dentist there. I have a 9-year-old grandson who can't be seen because he has a Medicaid card. He has bad teeth and nobody wants to treat him. What's wrong with this system? Why can't they get a dentist who will treat children who have a Medicaid card?...