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Stories from Thursday, December 30, 2004

Floorplan for SAHEC approved (12/30/04)
SIKESTON - City Council members approved a new floor plan for the expansion of the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center during a special noon meeting Wednesday. Tom Hadler, project manager for Southeast Missouri State University, opened by providing council members with a "progress update" on the SAHEC expansion...
SHS seniors prepare for trip to Cancun, Mexico (12/30/04)
SIKESTON - A group of Sikeston High School seniors will celebrate their graduation at one of the most popular graduation trip destinations: Cancun, Mexico. "I have seen pictures of Cancun and it is really pretty," senior Amber Coffey said. She has also heard from friends that Cancun is a fun place to go, with various things to do...
Whooping cough cases are increasing statewide (12/30/04)
SIKESTON -- Health officials are encouraging parents to stay up-to-date with their children's vaccinations as the number of whooping cough cases is on the rise, both nationally and statewide. As of Dec. 24, nearly 514 cases of pertussis or whooping cough have been confirmed in Missouri, compared to roughly 210 cases in 2003 -- almost a 500 percent increase, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services...
Winter illness: Serious sickness and the flu have same symptoms (12/30/04)
SIKESTON -- That runny nose, lingering cough and sore throat shouldn't be shrugged off too quickly these days. In the midst of flu season and winter, health officials warn it's often difficult to know when a mild illness has become something more serious, especially when a cold, the flu, pneumonia and whooping cough all have very identical symptoms...
It's Dexter and Portageville ... again (12/30/04)
BLOOMFIELD - The finals of the 48th Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament are set and to nobody's surprise, top-seeded Dexter will be playing No. 2 Portageville for the title. It's the third time in six years that Portageville will be playing Dexter, which is going for its seventh straight BCT title. Tonight's championship game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m...
Kelly wipes out Scott City to reach finals (12/30/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Scott City, found double trouble in the person of the Deason twins, Kendal and Kent, in a semifinal matchup at the 60th Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament on Wednesday. The Deasons combined for 48 points -- Kendal had 27 and Kent 21 -- in Kelly's 72-53 win over Scott City...
Red Taylor (12/30/04)
SIKESTON -- James T. "Red" Taylor Sr., 77, died at 6:21 p.m. Dec. 28, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 3, 1927, at Fulton, Ky., son of the late Aubrey T. ...
Violet Wallace (12/30/04)
MATTHEWS -- Violet R. Wallace, 87, died at 7:50 a.m. Dec. 30, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Vern Green (12/30/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Ernest Vern Green, 87, died Dec. 28, 2004, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center at Poplar Bluff. Born March 30, 1917, near Puxico to the late Clarence Alvin Green and Nellie May Creed Green, he was a retired farmer, residing near Bloomfield. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the infantry during World War II...
Mayola Gibson (12/30/04)
DALLAS -- Mayola Gibson, 76, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Dec. 29, 2004, at the Charlson Methodist Hospital in Dallas. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral home in Dexter.
Norma S. Terry (12/30/04)
BERNIE - Norma S. Terry, 90, a resident of Bernie, died Dec. 27, 2004, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Feb. 18, 1914, at Bernie, daughter of the late Harvey M. and Cora Alice Whitehead Escue, she attended the Missionary Alliance Church of Bernie and worked for Gossard Garment Factor of Malden until her retirement...
Births (Published 12/30) (12/30/04)
MOREHOUSE - Jennifer L. Gross and Justin M. Pearcy are the parents of their first child, a son, born Nov. 30, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Kent Timothy Marshall Pearcy weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 16 1/2-inches long. Gross, daughter of George and Denise Gross of Morehouse, is a ward clerk at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Jones - Kolwyck (12/30/04)
NEW MADRID -- Janey L. Kennett has announced the engagement of her daughter, Julie Elizabeth Jones to Bradley James Kolwyck, son of Mark and Jayme Kolwyck of Benton. A 1999 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the future bride graduated in 2003 from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed by Americare Systems Inc. in Sikeston...
Looking Back 12/30 (12/30/04)
BERTRAND - T-Sgt. Harold T. Godwin, the first man in the vicinity to gain his release from a prison of war camp, is home on furlough. The airman, a gunner on a B-24, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Godwin of Bertrand. SIKESTON - Lynn Twitty of Sikeston is one of 35 superintendents of some of the nation's largest school system who will meet Jan. 4-8 at the University of South Florida in Tampa to tackle some of their most pressing problems...
Stop complaining and thank workers (12/30/04)
Now that most of the snow has melted and our lives are returning to something approaching normal, it's time to give thanks to those who toiled long hours to maintain our roadways and deliver our goods and services. I've heard ample complaints in the past week about roads left untouched by street workers, mail and newspapers undelivered, parking lots in shambles, etc. And much of that criticism was inappropriate...
Speakout 12/30 (12/30/04)
Christmas was on Saturday, so we didn't get a paper on Monday. Please help me understand the reasoning behind this. The answer is really simple. If Christmas were on a Monday or a Friday, Standard Democrat employees would have had that day off to share with their families. ...