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Stories from Thursday, September 16, 2004

Fall flowers (09/16/04)
David Boardman of Garden Lane Nursery Inc. takes care of mums Wednesday afternoon.
Water works under way (09/16/04)
Cal Stites with TP Contractors Inc. works to prepare the site for Marston's new water treatment plant. Financed with a $429,700 loan from the USDA and a Community Development Block Grant of $400,000 along with in-kind work provided by the city of Marston, the project is designed to increase the water capacity, improve reliability and provide safer and cleaner water for citizens and businesses, said Mayor Bekki Redden...
Challenge to Missouri school attendance law takes odd turn (09/16/04)
JEFFERSON CITY -- In hearing a challenge to Missouri's compulsory school attendance statute Wednesday, the state Supreme Court did an abrupt about face from disbelief that a parent could reasonably conclude that her daughter's 60 percent attendance rate complied with the law to bewilderment that the mitigating fact of the child's pregnancy during the period in question was not raised at the parent's trial...
Local hotels fill with those fleeing Ivan (09/16/04)
MINER - Hurricane winds may not make it this far inland, but the Interstate 55 corridor is channeling a rush of another sort our way: coastal residents seeking lodging while they wait for Ivan to pass. Denise King at the front desk of the Best Western Coach House Inn had already checked in two people within 15 minutes of beginning her shift at 3 p.m. Wednesday...
Standard-Democrat Prep Football Corner (09/16/04)
Area Football Standings SEMO Conference Northern Division Southern Division Central Division _ Friday night's games _ Top Performers of the Week RUSHING 21 carries, 7.2 avg. ---------------------------------------- 15 carries, 9.5 avg., 2 TDs. ---------------------------------------...
'Dogs hope to rebound against Dexter (09/16/04)
SIKESTON - With a sub-par start to the 2004 football season, the Sikeston Bulldogs will hope the friendly confines of Public Schools Stadium will lead to the team's first victory of the season on Friday when they host the Dexter Bearcats at 7 p.m. Sikeston (0-2) has dropped its first two games this year with road losses at Caruthersville (60-0) and Charleston (34-14). It's the first time Sikeston has started the season 0-2 since 1983...
Sikeston softball takes down East Prairie 9-2 (09/16/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Sikeston softball team improved to 10-2 on the season with a 9-2 road victory against East Prairie on Wednesday. Sikeston scored four in the third and one in the fifth to take a 5-0 lead. East Prairie cut the lead to 5-2 in the bottom of the fifth but couldn't get any closer...
Bob Sanders (09/16/04)
ST. CHARLES - Robert L. "Bob" Sanders, 67, died Sept. 12, 2004, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 25, 1937, in St. Louis, he was the son of Lucille Payer O'Leary of St. Peters and the late Robert Sanders, he was retired from Krey Distributing in St. Charles and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and VFW Post 2866 in St. Charles...
Anna Cannon (09/16/04)
OWENSVILLE - Anna B. Cannon, 84, formerly of Commerce, died Sept. 15, 2004, at Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 14, 1920, at Commerce, daughter of the late Garret W. and Edna Gaither Marshall, she was head maid at the Hotel Governor in Jefferson City for 14 years. She was also a volunteer at the French Valley Nursing Home in Owensville and member of the First Methodist Church in Jefferson City...
Rosalyn Laster (09/16/04)
CHARLESTON - Rosalyn C. Laster, 71, died Sept. 14, 2004, at her home. Born July 18, 1933, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Charles Clarence and Helen Drury Aycock, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in East Prairie...
Carol Lawrence (09/16/04)
BERNIE - Carol Lawrence, 66, died Sept. 15, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 19, 1938, near Kennett, daughter of the late Floyd Elbert and Ruth Wagster Mason, she lived in Bernie since 1971. A member of the Bird's Corner Assembly of God Church, she was first employed by Swift Poultry and retired from Tyson Foods after 42 years of service...
Cecil Lape (09/16/04)
CHAFFEE -- Cecil Lape, 81, died Sept. 15, 2004. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Whitney Hannel (09/16/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Augustus "Whitey" Hannel, 72, died Sept. 14, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1932, in Louisville, Ky., son of the late John and Opal Jackson Hannel, he retired as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force. He moved to Bloomfield in 1971 after retiring, where he was a member of American Legion Post 382...
Births (Published 9/16) (09/16/04)
BERTRAND - Leonard S. and Christy D. Gillespie are the parents of their second daughter, born at 12:28 a.m. Aug. 19, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Khia Cameran Gillespie weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Gillespie is the former Christy Dawson, daughter of JoAnn and James Dawson...
Deason - Foote (09/16/04)
FLORISSANT -- Ashley Marie Deason and Michael Zane Foote exchanged wedding vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony May 29, 2004, at Grace Assembly of God in Florissant. The Rev. Joel Zarro performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Senior Master Sgt. Walter and Jan Deason of Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., and formerly of Blodgett. She is the granddaughter of Eugene and Donna Gilliland of Sikeston, Walter "Dub" Deason of Blodgett and the late Virginia Deason...
Looking Back 9/16 (09/16/04)
SIKESTON - Pvt. Eugene Hufstedler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Hufstedler, formerly of Sikeston, has been seriously wounded in action in France, his parents learned from the War Department this week. --- SIKESTON - Paul D. Allen, son of Mrs. Jewell Allen of Sikeston, received his wings this Thursday at the Frederick Army Air Field in Frederick, Okla., and is commissioned a lieutenant in the Army Air Corps...
News anchor has lost his credibility (09/16/04)
Dan Rather, bless his feeble, liberal soul, just doesn't get it. The longtime CBS news anchor has been in the middle of a fire storm this past week following the release of documents critical of President Bush's National Guard service. It now appears likely the documents were forged. That in itself would be bad enough. But releasing these documents in the heat of a Presidential race has some calling for a criminal investigation into the allegation of fraud by Rather and CBS...
Speakout 9/16 (09/16/04)
I have a suggestion. How can a guy go to a war for four months and get four Purple Hearts and then turn around and talk bad about Bush and then he sits there and tells everybody everyone wants to jack their taxes up. Bush is wanting to cut taxes. Kerry is the evil one; he wants to raise everybody's taxes, gas, property tax and everything else, just like the Democrats have done for years and years. ...