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Stories from Friday, December 24, 2004

More information on Power Plant given (12/24/04)
SIKESTON - The citywide power outage was not caused by the fire at the power plant Wednesday. The Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a small spot fire at approximately 11:10 a.m. Officials have determined that the fires ignited when turbine bearing lubrication oil from an equipment malfunction spilled onto the hot surface of the steam turbine, according to officials at the plant...
No paper Monday (12/24/04)
Because of the Christmas holiday the Standard Democrat will not publish a paper and the office will be closed on Monday, Dec. 27. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday and we will resume our regular publishing schedule. The Standard Democrat wishes you and your family a very merry Christmas...
Waiting for Santa (12/24/04)
Camille Elizabeth Ash assured her dolls Annabelle and Grace that Santa is coming and kept watch by her window. The 2-year-old daughter of Jenny and Brent Ash, Camille was positive she has been good and will get presents from St. Nick and as for Annabelle and Grace, yes, she said, they've been pretty good, too...
Giving goes on in teen's memory (12/24/04)
SIKESTON -- It's hard to find a reason to show any holiday cheer at Stan and Brenda Sorrells' home this year. The usually festive Sikeston house isn't clad with outside Christmas lights or decorations. And there's no Christmas tree inside either...
Lena DeLaney (12/24/04)
CHARLESTON - Lena Frances Snow DeLaney, 82, a resident of Snow's Corner near Charleston, died at 1:45 a.m. Dec. 23, 2004, at the Arbors Nursing Facility in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 11, 1922, at Snow's Corner to the late Thad and Lila Simpson Snow, she had lived in Snow's Corner most of her life and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Charleston...
James Bell Sr. (12/24/04)
BLOOMFIELD - James Bell Sr., a resident of Bloomfield, died Dec. 24, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Essie Scott (12/24/04)
NEW MADRID - Essie Scott, 85, died Dec. 20, 2004, at the Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born Oct. 17, 1919, in Turrell, Ark., to the late William Bruce and Rosie Poole, she was a member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Algin Scott, preceded her in death on April 19, 1968...
Births (Published 12/24) (12/24/04)
SIKESTON - Joseph Ray and Brooke Ashlea Williams are the parents of their second son, born at 7:47 a.m. Nov. 16, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Gage Graham Williams weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21-inches long. Mrs. Williams is the former Brooke Depro, daughter of Bruce and Paula Depro of Matthews and the late Betty Depro...
Looking Back 12/24 (12/24/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School Bulldogs resumed their winning ways in the basketball conference when they defeated Morehouse 38-16 at the high school gymnasium Friday in a game that was the regulars, showing considerable bench warming after they ran up a commanding score...
Speakout 12/24 (12/24/04)
I found a Charleston High School ring. It has a name on it and who it is made by. Call 471-0139 to identify it. A fast-food restaurant advertises with people sticking straws in their mouths and fists in their mouths. Is this a good example for our kids? I don't think so. People, wake up. If this food chain is that desperate, their food can't be that good. Go somewhere else...