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Stories from Friday, September 10, 2004

Bridge work will continue in county (09/10/04)
CHARLESTON - Conservation agents may cry fowl, but bridge construction must go on. Mississippi County commissioners agreed during their regular meeting Thursday to proceed on the replacement of the Four Mile Pond Bridge on County Road 518 as proposed by the project's engineers, Smith and Company of Poplar Bluff...
Preparing for Pet Fest (09/10/04)
Rebecca Steward, Bootheel Humane Society board member, prepares a table decoration Thursday for their "Pet Fest." The event will be held at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds Sponsors Building starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Several activities for family are planned during the day and bands from throughout the area perform. In observation of Patriot Day the event will recognize veterans and those currently serving in the military...
Credit card problem discussed (09/10/04)
CHARLESTON - Road trips will be cash-only ventures for Mississippi County Detention Center staff from now on. "We have a credit card problem," Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said during Thursday's regular County Commission meeting. The latest statement for the credit card used by jail staff during the transportation of prisoners included $32 in finance charges indicating a balance of nearly $2,000 has been carried...
Combines lead to bigger yields (09/10/04)
SIKESTON -- Corn harvest is in full swing with several farmers reaping the benefits of the latest technology. Sitting inside the cab of his combine, Scott County farmer Tim Essner glances at a monitor and automatically he can see how many acres he has covered, how moist the grain is and whether or not his combine is running at its full capacity...
Remembrance lunch (09/10/04)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety D.A.R.E. officer Keith Hente talks to kindergarten students at the center Thursday during lunch. The Sikeston DPS and Miner police and fire departments were invited to the school for an 9/11 remembrance lunch.
Sikeston soccer falls in double overtime (09/10/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston soccer team dropped a tough game against Notre Dame, falling 1-0 in double overtime. Notre Dame finally broke the shutout with a goal by Elliott Vance at the 96th minute. Vance was able to pick up a deflected cross by Jason Delgado from 20 yards out and sent the game-winning kick into the net on what Sikeston coach Derrick Long called "a great shot."...
Sikeston, Charleston netters post impressive wins (09/10/04)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston girls tennis team avenged a loss early in the week to Jackson with a 6-3 victory against the Lady Indians on Thursday. "The girls played better today," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "This is what we want to see. We made some adjustments and improvements over Tuesday's match."...
Golf glance: Bootheel Golf Club (09/10/04)
LEAGUE RESULTS: Sunday Points Game (9-6) First place team: John Owen, Kenny Woodard, Bob Andrews Second place team: Larry Davidson, Aaron Moore Third place team: Dave Huntsman Tuesday Senior League: First place team: White, Hunter, Holliss (57) Second place team: Baldwin, Keck, Margrabe, Gilmer (62)...
Kelly bounces back against Jackson; Sikeston routs E.P. (09/10/04)
JACKSON -- The Lady Hawks of Kelly exploded for four sixth-inning runs in a 5-1 win over Jackson on Thursday. A RBI single by Rachel Kline broke a 1-1 tie and sent Kelly up 2-1, then a bases loaded triple by Mindy Robert plated three insurance runs...
SHS, Charleston set for 119th meeting (09/10/04)
CHARLESTON - For seven years the Sikeston Bulldogs have had bragging rights on Charleston in the oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi River. Judging by what transpired last week, Saturday afternoon's 1:30 p.m. game at Marshall Stadium may be Charleston's best chance of snapping the streak...
Sikeston freshmen defeat Kennett (09/10/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston ninth grade football team won its season opener on Thursday with a 22-6 victory against Kennett at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. It wasn't a flawless performance, but first year junior high head coach Steve Bays was pleased with how the night went...
Buttrum wins Super Pro at drag strip (09/10/04)
SIKESTON -- Mark Buttrum of Murphysboro, Ill., won the Super Pro division at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. Buttrum, with a dial-in of 5.08 seconds, had an elapsed time of 5.095 at 128.93 miles per hour with a reaction time of .504. Brian "BBQ" Bickings of Oran finished second with a dial-in of 7.10 and an E.T. of 7.129 at 94.35 mph with an R.T. of .566...
Audrella Kirby (09/10/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Audrella Huff Kirby, 67, died at 4:16 p.m. Sept. 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 24, 1937, in Dorena, daughter of the late Eddie Watson and Inar Davis Busby, she was a lifelong resident of East Prairie, where she was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church...
Denver Graham (09/10/04)
SIKESTON - Denver E. Graham, 86, died Sept. 10, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Births (Published 9/10) (09/10/04)
DEXTER - Victoria Best and James Pullum are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 12:39 p.m. Aug. 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Brayden James Pullum weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Patricia Best and Larry Best...
Looking Back 9/10 (09/10/04)
SIKESTON - Somewhere in New Guinea, August 1944, Lt. William Sidwell of Sikeston, was married at a native village in New Guinea, to Winifred Easterby, an American Red Cross worker from Hartford, Conn., in what may well have been one of the war's most unique weddings...
Your view: Firing back (09/10/04)
Standards for accuracy in letters offered to a newspaper are either non-existent or ignored, from what I can see over the last few weeks. Possibly they misspeak as a result of honest confusion. A letter offered to the Standard Democrat last week is a good example of this...
Speakout 9/10 (09/10/04)
Why do the kids have to buy the regular lunch if they want the a la carte? That's the purpose of it to get the a la carte. My granddaughter spent $25 this week trying to get what she wanted to eat. We can't afford that kind of money. Something needs to be done and it needs to be done now...