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Stories from Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Santa coming to Sikeston (12/01/04)
SIKESTON - Santa Claus is coming to town - and not just on Christmas Eve, either. For the first time in many, many years, Santa will make a grand arrival in Sikeston to help area residents kick off the holiday season. "It's a tradition that Sikeston used to do, and I'm glad to be a part of it again," Santa said. "I'm scheduled to arrive at 11 a.m. this Saturday at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores parking lot."...
Standard Democrat joining the 'Parade' (12/01/04)
SIKESTON - The Standard Democrat is joining the "Parade." Beginning Sunday, the "Parade" magazine will be featured free in the Standard Democrat newspaper. "Parade has been a part of newspapers for more than sixty years and we think it will make an excellent addition to the editorial package we currently offer our readers," said Michael Jensen, publisher of the Standard Democrat...
Calendar Girl (12/01/04)
Erin Bell, daughter of Kenneth and Linda Bell, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for December. Bell was the first runner-up in the 2004 Miss Sikeston for the American Legion Cotton Carnival. She plans to attend Southwest Missouri State University and get her degree in business marketing and sales...
Support of water district abounds (12/01/04)
BENTON - Returned surveys from the steering committee for the proposed countywide rural water district in Scott County seem to indicate overwhelming support for the project, according to county commissioners. Larry Brazel, president of the steering committee, said during the Scott County Commission's regular meeting Tuesday that about 50 percent of those he surveyed said they are ready to sign up for the water district and about 50 percent said they probably will...
Sikeston loses season opener (12/01/04)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. -- The Sikeston Bulldog basketball team dropped its season opener with a 59-37 road loss to a powerful Blytheville squad. Sikeston fell behind 10-0 right off the bat and never could recover as the Chickasaws steadily pulled away from there...
Dexter stuns Charleston, 71-67 (12/01/04)
DEXTER -- Late-season intensity overshadowed less-than-stellar early-season execution to make for an entertaining matchup between Dexter and Charleston. Dexter opened its 2004-05 season with a 71-67 victory over Charleston, which had two games under its belt, on Tuesday night...
Kelly rolls past SCC in Oran tourney (12/01/04)
ORAN - Fourth-seeded Kelly opened its season with an 80-62 victory against No. 5 Scott County Central on Tuesday night in the first round of the Oran Invitational Tournament. Brothers Kent and Kendal Deason teamed up for more than half of the Hawks' points. Kent Deason had 24 points, while Kendal added 20. Michael Glastetter scored 14 points for Kelly (1-0)...
Evelyn Dockins (12/01/04)
SIKESTON - Laura Evelyn Dockins, 82, died at 12:18 p.m. Nov. 30, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 2, 1922, in West Frankfort, Ill., to the late William Henry and Maggie Mabel Cobb Conner, she worked as a machine operator for 27 years at the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston and for eight years at the Florsheim Shoe Factory in Cape Girardeau retiring in 1986. ...
James Tidwell (12/01/04)
MATTHEWS - James H. "Cub" Tidwell, 67, died Nov. 29, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 29, 1937, in Fayette County, Ala., son of the late Bersie and Clara Tucker Tidwell, he was a retired farm laborer and attended the First Baptist Church in Canalou...
Looking Back 12/1 (12/01/04)
SIKESTON - Charles Graham, who was inducted two weeks ago, has been assigned to the Navy and is now in training at Farragut, Idaho. SIKESTON - Harold Vogel, administrative assistant at the Sikeston Public Schools, and in charge of the vocational training program, told the Lions Club Wednesday noon at the Country Club, the programs may increase from the present 700 to 800 students and adults, to more than 4,000...
NAACP should seek more moderate role (12/01/04)
It would be humorous to include the NAACP and non-partisan in the same breath. By no stretch of the imagination is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People a non-partisan organization. It is overtly and blatantly an arm of the Democratic Party at the local, state and national level...
Your view: A poetic note (12/01/04)
Dear God above, we come to Thee for an answer to this mystery. America the brave and free has been attacked by the enemy. We wonder why this dreadful act should fall upon our country's back. The world was shocked as people fell, including some of the enemy as well...
Speakout 12/1 (12/01/04)
I live in a duplex and when the police came to my house, they came looking for the wrong person. They came looking for my next door neighbor. They came into my house and wanted to search my house looking for him. They don't have any reason to search my house for anything or looking for anybody unless there is reasonable cause or unless someone has a warrant to search my house, which is not the case. ...