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Stories from Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Indictments handed down (01/05/05)
BENTON -- The Scott County grand jury indicted 39 individuals from June to December 2004 with charges ranging from second degree murder to the sale of controlled substances, according to Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd. "The grand jury was a very hard-working and conscientious group that learned a lot about criminal activity and law enforcement investigation. ...
First baby of 2004 (01/05/05)
Jaden Piston Pope is the first baby born in 2005 at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born at 8:22 a.m. Jan. 3, the son of Morgan Ottinger and Robert Pope of Dexter weighed 7 pounds and was 19-inches long.
Scott Central opens junior high (01/05/05)
Leonna Heuring Standard Democrat SIKESTON -- Eighth grader Courtney Sinuard admits posters of actor Orlando Bloom and musical artist Usher aren't tacked inside her new locker yet, but they will be, she assured. Courtney is just been too busy adjusting to the new junior high wing at her school. On Monday, she and about 80 seventh and eighth grade students at Scott County Central moved into the recently constructed addition -- a first for the district...
Sheriff's department gets new look (01/05/05)
BENTON - There's a new sheriff in town and he's bringing a new look for the Scott County Sheriff's Department in with him. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter and Chief Deputy Tom Beardslee met with county commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday. Several changes were discussed ranging from policies and procedures to a new look for the department...
Sikeston falls to Tigers (01/05/05)
SIKESTON - It may be Caruthersville's first year in the SEMO Conference, but they're making it look easy. The Tigers have run the table so far, including Tuesday night's 66-55 win against Sikeston at the Field House, to improve to 4-0 in the league...
Blytheville rolls past NMCC (01/05/05)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. -- What started out to be a close, low-scoring game across the border Tuesday night, eventually ballooned into a blowout of the visiting New Madrid County Eagles. Blytheville, fresh off a championship run in the Northeast Arkansas Tournament, opened up the new year with a 60-28 rout over the Eagles...
Kelly rallies to beat Advance, 77-76 (01/05/05)
ADVANCE - Kent Deason's wide open lay-up with two seconds remaining in the game lifted the Kelly Hawks to a 77-76 win over the Hornets Tuesday night at Advance. Advance watched an 18-point fourth-quarter lead slowly disappear until a basket by Kelly's Brandon Ayers pushed the Hawks out front, 75-74 with 21 seconds remaining...
Heartland wrestlers bring home 11 championships (01/05/05)
SIKESTON -- The Heartland Wrestling team traveled to Lafayette High School December 19th to compete in the St. Louis Open. "Bringing home 11 championships was better than expected. Anytime you come home with that many 1st place medals, you have to be proud of the kids," Coach Danny Ruby commented. ...
Scott Central rips Scott City (01/05/05)
MORLEY -- The Scott Central Braves surprisingly breezed past the Scott City Rams Tuesday night 90-63. The win was the eighth of the season against three losses for the Braves. Ten players scored for Scott Central with Andrew Pullen's 23 leading the way. Josh Boley scored 19 including four 3-pointers...
Charleston blasts N.D. (01/05/05)
CHARLESTON -- Both team's colors are blue and white and both came in with .500 records, but that's where the comparisons end. The taller, more talented Charleston Bluejays romped past the Notre Dame Bulldogs 85-63 in a SEMO Conference matchup on Tuesday...
East Prairie romps past Bloomfield (01/05/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The East Prairie Eagles broke out to a 15-4 first-quarter lead and never looked back in a 59-31 win over Bloomfield on Tuesday. With the victory, East Prairie improved to 9-3, which already betters the previous season high under sixth-year head coach Jason Irby...
Tony Wagoner (01/05/05)
ORAN - Tony "Too Tall" Wagoner, 45, died at 3:40 p.m. Jan. 2, 2005, at his home. Born Dec. 13, 1959, in Belleville, Ill., son of Patricia Rafalowski Wagoner of Stockbridge, Ga., and the late James Earl Wagoner, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oran. He was a line technician for Nordenia USA in Jackson...
Gabe Sweeney (01/05/05)
DEXTER - Gabriel Ryan "Gabe" Sweeney, 25, died Jan. 3, 2005, at his home. Born Feb. 28, 1979, in Sikeston, son of William Sweeney and Janet Sadler Smith of Dexter, he was employed by Arvin Meritor in Dexter. Survivors in addition to his parents include: his stepfather, Eric Smith of Dexter; stepmother, Melinda Sweeney of Dexter; three brothers, Adam Sweeney, Eric Hendrix and Andrew Sweeney of Dexter; his maternal grandmother, Carzenia Sadler of Dexter; and paternal grandmother, Mary Sweeney of Dexter.. ...
Ruby Huffman (01/05/05)
IRONTON - Ruby Alma Huffman, 92, formerly of Marquand, died Jan. 3, 2005, at the Baptist Home, where she had been a resident since 2000. Born Aug. 2, 1912, at Buckhorn, daughter of the late David Franklin and Martha Murray Gipson, she was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church in Marquand...
Peggy Burns (01/05/05)
SIKESTON - Peggy Burns, 53, died Jan. 4, 2005, at her home. Born April 3, 1951, in Cicero, Ill., daughter of Marvin and Barbara Henrickson Shelton of Sikeston, she was a member of the Diehlstadt General Baptist Church. She had been an assistant manager for Osco Drug and was later employed as a switchboard operator for Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Nellie Harden (01/05/05)
SIKESTON - Nellie L. Harden, 76, died at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 3, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 13, 1928, in Matthews, daughter of the late James Elmer and Nancy Ann Crevosieur Harden, she was a member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. She had been employed by the Rustic Rock and was a waitress for Lambert's Cafe for 37 years...
Glen Witt (01/05/05)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Glen Curtis Witt, 78, died at 8:41 p.m. Jan. 3, 2005, at Western Baptist Hospital. Born Dec. 4, 1926, in Cincinnati, son of the late Curtis and Mattie Leona Bullard Witt, he was a former fire captain for the Lone Oak Fire Department and worked in the shipping department for the Paducah Sun for 38 years before retiring. ...
Margaret Griffin (01/05/05)
SIKESTON - Margaret C. Griffin, 85, died Jan. 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Stella Carroll (01/05/05)
CHAFFEE - Stella Marie Carroll, 81, died at 5:45 a.m. Jan. 4, 2005, at her home. Born Dec. 6, 1923, in Parma, she was the daughter of the late Robert Plumber and Cossey Ada Ellis Sanders. On Feb. 5, 1955, she married Albert T. Carroll who preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 1994...
Looking Back 1/5 (01/05/05)
MORLEY - Bobbie Scott, a guard on the Morley basketball team, is suffering from two broken ribs she received while playing in a game at Benton. Miss Scott is slowly recovering. SIKESTON - Ralph Williams has announced he has sold his stock in the Ralph Williams Motor Company to Clint Elledge and Bryce Fisher, both of Lutesville. Both of these men have been associated with the Lutesville Motor Company, Ford Agency of Lutesville...
Middle class needs financial aid, also (01/05/05)
Missouri has a new Commissioner of Higher Education who has a plan to expand the reach of financial aid to more students. And though we know no details of his plan, it apparently involves providing a bit less financial aid to individual students to allow for more students to have access to higher education. We hope his plan gives equal footing to students from middle-class families...
Your view: He's ba...c...k (01/05/05)
Starting the New Year off right, I dedicate this to my charming critics and their heartwarming Christmas wishes published in speak-out concerning my writing. Please know when you go to sleep each night, it is because of you, I feel compelled to write! If this nation was founded as an anti-God nation dedicated to the elimination of God from public policies, public schools, and public life, as the "A.C.L.U.," and "People for the anti-American Way" claim, why then, was "a stated conviction and belief in God as the Creator" a pre-requisite tenant in our Declaration of Independence as well as the U.S. ...
Speakout 1/5 (01/05/05)
I would just like to thank everyone who helped out with the Toys for Tots drive. Without your help, my children's Christmas wouldn't of been as delightful as it was. Thank you to everyone in the program! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas as you helped make ours. God bless you!...