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Stories from Friday, October 29, 2004

Noranda will purchase power from Ameren Corp. (10/29/04)
MARSTON - Noranda Aluminum Co. Inc. has reached an agreement with Ameren Corporation on the purchase of power. Top officials from the company were meeting today with state officials to describe the agreement between the companies. Among those attending will be William H. ...
Local pumpkin crop dubbed 'fair' (10/29/04)
SIKESTON -- Most pumpkin farmers in the state -- as well as Illinois, Ohio and Indiana -- are expecting high pumpkin yields this year, but don't look for Southeast Missouri to experience the same. "Southeast Missouri didn't have an above average year, but even the average year is not a good year," said David Diebold, who owns Diebold Orchards in Benton. ...
School met AYP goal (10/29/04)
MOREHOUSE -- A misinterpretation by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has made one Sikeston R-6 school very happy. In August, Morehouse Elementary was placed on the state's preliminary list of schools failing to make adequate yearly progress (AYP), or the state's goals, in the free and reduced lunch subgroup of the Missouri Assessment Program test...
Security measures are OK'd (10/29/04)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners approved additional security measures for the courthouse during their regular meeting Thursday. County Clerk Junior DeLay confirmed the additional measures are related to the security breach at the courthouse Aug. 31 which was discovered after authorities were alerted to an arson attempt at Charleston City Hall next door to the courthouse...
Sentence debunks common 'street myth' (10/29/04)
BENTON - The court debunked a "street myth" and sent a clear message to drug dealers Thursday by sentencing Lascotto Simpson to 10 years in prison on his first felony drug conviction. Simpson, 18, of Sikeston was arrested July 1 in a sting for selling $20 worth of crack cocaine to a confidential informant April 13 at Kendall and Delmar. ...
Ivie takes first (10/29/04)
Recently students from Taekwondo Advantage, located in Sikeston competed in the Lee H. Park Ways of Honor Memorial Tournament held in Cape Girardeau. Pictured is Taekwondo Advantage head instructor DeRay Ivie delivering the advantage to one of his opponents. Ivie won first place in form, first place sparring, and second place in the board breaking competition earning him Black Belt Grand Champion. For more tournament results go to www.psbba.com/news...
SJHS football loses finale (10/29/04)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston ninth-grade football team closed out its season with a 13-0 loss to Poplar Bluff on Thursday. Sikeston (1-5) held the undefeated Mules at bay in a scoreless first half. A promising Bulldog drive just before halftime ended on a fumble at the 5-yard line...
Bootheel Golf Glace (10/29/04)
LEAGUE RESULTS: Sunday Points Game (10-25) First place team: John Owen, Gene Murphy Second place team: Chuck Loafman, Mike Scott Third place team: Beck Smith, Dave Huntsman Tuesday Senior League: First place team: Glasscock, Barnes, Clinton (64) Second place team: Noles, Gilmore, McVay (65)...
James T. Moore (10/29/04)
DEXTER - James T. Moore, 88, died Oct. 29, 2004, at the Cypress Point HealthCare in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Gary Moore (10/29/04)
INDIANAPOLIS - Gary Losin Moore, 52, died Oct. 25, 2004, at the Freedom Home in Indianapolis. Born June 2, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Vera Geneva Simmons Moore of Cape Girardeau and the late Joseph Losin Moore, he served in the U.S. Navy from Nov. 26, 1969, to Oct. 13, 1971...
Roscoe Duncan (10/29/04)
DEXTER - Roscoe M. Duncan, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 29, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born May 1, 1919, in Osceola, Ark., son of the late Ben A. and Ella Chappell Duncan, he lived in Dexter since 1992, where he attended Calvary Baptist Church. A former resident of St. Joseph, La., where he was a member of the First Baptist Church and graduate of St. Joseph High School, he worked for a civil engineer service and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft...
Births (Published 10/29) (10/29/04)
CHESTERFIELD - Aaron and Brenda Gleason are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 10:44 p.m. Sept. 3, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield. Carter Kai Gleason weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Gleason, daughter of Linda Thompson of Jackson and the late Glen Thompson, is a clinical pharmacist and assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy...
Looking Back 10/29 (10/29/04)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Gladys Finles is opening a hat shop at 122 North St. CANALOU - A one time Indian village believed to have been the home of the Mississippi Indians, with its history traced back to shortly before the coming of the Europeans to this country, was unearthed during the past week on the Paul McCullock farm. ...
Your view: Information needed (10/29/04)
Maybe some of your readers can help me. I am looking for information on the following names in genealogy research: Bill Hollingsworth, Bill York, William and Maudie Beck Hastings and Anna, Margurite and Horace Dodson and Billie Talley. I am also looking for the 1910 census of New Madrid County and 1910 and 1920 census of Scott County to buy. Does anyone have any idea where I might buy them in book form?...
Your view: Clean the ditch (10/29/04)
Dear City Council: I am a very concerned citizen living on the ditch between Pam and Crowe streets in Sikeston. We have waited patiently for at least 15 years for someone to do something about this very nasty situation. The ditch doesn't even drain. ...
Your view: Festival failure (10/29/04)
Saturday afternoon, fall 2004, Southern Illinois. We are at an "event," "festival" or whatever this truly is. As we first arrived, we felt fairly comfortable, feeling "this is it." Most of the crafts are beautiful as is most of the art. Then as the younger people, bikers and hip older folks continually arrived and made their grand appearances, their numbers continually increased. ...
Your view: Good people, too (10/29/04)
This letter is in response to Barry Horton's letter to the editor in the Oct. 25 Standard Democrat. First of all, I would like to express my condolences to Mr. Horton regarding the death of his father. How wonderful he was able to live 91 years! Your frustration with the system was obvious and I empathize with you. ...
Speaktou 10/29 (10/29/04)
Why would you idiots set up kids to have doors slammed in their faces? ---- If some little rug rat comes knocking on my door on Saturday night, not only will I scare the hell out of them with a verbal tongue lashing for trick or treating on the wrong day, they will leave empty handed with a door slammed...