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Stories from Wednesday, February 2, 2005

County may be forced to care for more roads (02/02/05)
BENTON - Scott County may soon have even more roads to take care of. During their regular meeting Tuesday, Scott County commissioners said voters in the Illmo Special Road District will decide at the April 5 election whether to disband their district or not...
Drug dealer gets 12-year sentence (02/02/05)
CHARLESTON - A Sikeston drug dealer will spend a dozen years in prison for the sale of crack cocaine. Lamar Johnson, 19, was sentenced Jan. 19 by Judge T. Lynn Brown to two 12-year-terms in the Missouri Department of Corrections for the sale of a controlled substance near public schools. The terms will run concurrently...
Chili Day (02/02/05)
Sikeston Lions Ken Lape and Terry Bryant prepare chili for the club's annual Chili, Hot Tamales and Chili Dog Day Tuesday. The event was the Sikeston Lions Club's 29th annual.
YMCA asking for local input on building improvements (02/02/05)
SIKESTON -- Despite most people's initial reactions to hang up on a telephone surveyor, the YMCA of Southeast Missouri is encouraging area residents to stay on the line should they receive a call concerning the Sikeston facility. "The fact is if you get a phone call, we really encourage you to participate in it," said Jeff Partridge, executive director of the YMCA of Southeast Missouri, about the YMCA Facility/Program Expansion Survey...
Calendar Girl (02/02/05)
LaRaven Newman, daughter of Franklin and Barbara Howard, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for February. Newman was the third attendant in the 2004 Miss Sikeston Pageant and is currently an operating room technician in the Army Reserves. After her time in the Reserves, she plans to attend college to get her degree in business...
Balanced Poplar Bluff team rolls past NMCC (02/02/05)
NEW MADRID - Even without Tyler Hansbrough, the Poplar Bluff Mules are a team to be reckoned with. Hansbrough, a University of North Carolina signee, sat out all but the final 1:04 of Tuesday's game against New Madrid County Central but the Mules still rolled to a 62-35 victory at NMCC High School...
Jackson wins thriller with 'Jays (02/02/05)
JACKSON -- In a battle befitting two of Southeast Missouri's premier high school basketball programs, the Jackson Indians made the key plays down the stretch for a thrilling 60-56 SEMO Conference victory over the Charleston Bluejays on Tuesday. Specifically, the Indians' slick 6-2 shooting guard Jack Puisis, proving big-time players make big-time plays, shot the Bluejays down...
Marital art action (02/02/05)
Jason Pingle of Perryville, left, attempts to score on DeRay Ivie of New Madrid in the 2nd and 3rd degree black belt sparring division at the Moo Sul Kwan Winter Championships. The taekwondo/hapkido tournament was held Saturday at the Scott County Central gym...
Essner scores 26 in Lady Hawk victory (02/02/05)
BENTON - Kelly Essner poured in 26 points and Stephanie Hency added 10 to lead the Hawks (17-2) to victory at home. RISCO - The Risco Tigers dropped a close home game to North Pemiscot. The Mustangs outscored Risco 17-14 in the final quarter to pull out the win...
Dexter pounds Richland into submission (02/02/05)
ESSEX - A desperation shot from beyond half-court by Richland's Matt Ritch to end the game went off the backboard and in to earn a cheer from the Rebel fans, but it did little to soothe the pain of a 83-43 loss to the Dexter Bearcats at home Tuesday night...
Scott Central blows out Oran (02/02/05)
SIKESTON - The Scott County Central Braves won their 14th game of the season Tuesday night against seven losses when they thrashed the Oran Eagles 84-46. The loss was the 14th for Oran. The Eagles have won one. Oran grabbed the lead on two occasions in the opening frame 2-1 and 6-5, but from the 3:40 point when Andrew Pullen scored, who had 14 points and nine rebounds in the contest, it was all Scott Central...
Sarah Afultis (02/02/05)
VALRICO, Fla. - Sarah Carolyn Alfultis, 101, died at 2 p.m. Jan. 25, 2005, at her home in Valrico. Born March 16, 1903, in East Prairie, Mo., daughter of the late Benton Lafayette and Clara Clarinda Bonifield Barnhill, she was a retired teacher and had taught at Blodgett, Mo., Vanduser, Mo., and Oran, Mo., public schools. ...
Jerry Hicks (02/02/05)
CANALOU - The Rev. Jerry Lloyd Hicks, 66, died at 7:33 p.m. Jan. 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 31, 1938, at Elkland, son of the late Jesse Leroy and Laura Lipe Hicks, he served with the U.S. Navy in Guam following the Korean War. ...
Barbara Johnson (02/02/05)
SIKESTON - Barbara M. Johnson, 84, died at 3:12 p.m. Jan. 31, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 1, 1920, in Portland, Ore., daughter of the late Leonard and Mabel Neeley Moore, she was a member and elder of the First Christian Church. ...
Helen Bertrand (02/02/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Helen Mildred Bertrand, 76, died Feb. 1, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. Born Dec. 2, 1928, in Friedenburg, daughter of the late Lonnie Henry and Velma Farrar Mehner, she graduated from Cape Central High School and the Cape Girardeau Beauty College. ...
Avery Marret (02/02/05)
CARDWELL - Avery Brent Marret, 49, died Jan. 20, 2005, at his home. Born May 12, 1955, son of J.R. and Marie Wilmoth Marret, he was a 1973 graduate of Southland High School. He was a farmer and lifelong resident of Cardwell. Other survivors include: one son, Adam Marret of Jonesboro, Ark.; and two brothers and one sister-in-law, Jim and Elaine Marret of Sikeston and John Marret of Corning, Ark...
Claudette Holden (02/02/05)
SPRINGFIELD - Claudette Holden, 67, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 1, 2005, in Springfield. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday.
Charles Anderson (02/02/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Charles Anderson, 75, died at 8:06 p.m. Feb. 1, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Jimmie Pollard (02/02/05)
SIKESTON - Jimmie Lee Pollard, 62, died Feb. 1, 2005, at her home. Born June 30, 1942, in Chatfield, Ark., daughter of the late Jamie and Pearl Mae Morgan Lewis, she lived in Missouri for more than 25 years. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church and had been employed as a nurse aide and mail clerk...
James Owens (02/02/05)
CHAFFEE - James Edward Owens, 80, died Jan. 31, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born March 14, 1924, in Fort Worth, Texas, son of the late Edgar Layetta and Cora Mae Reason Owens, he retired as a section foreman for the Burlington Northern Railroad Company in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Irene Simmons (02/02/05)
LILBOURN - Irene Simmons, 73, formerly of Portageville, died Jan. 26, 2005, at her daughter's home in New Madrid. Born Sept. 8, 1931, in Osceola, Ark., daughter of the late Daniel and Lucille Wilson, she had worked as a teacher's aide for Head Start. She was a member of Zion Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Portageville, where she served on the Usher Board for many years...
Richard Powell (02/02/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - Richard Coleson Powell, 72, of Jefferson City, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at the Capital Region Medical Center. Born Aug. 27, 1932 in Caruthersville, he was the son of the late R.C. and Mayme Branchville Canada Powell. A 1950 graduate of Caruthersville High School, he received a bachelor of science in education degree in 1954 from Southeast Missouri State College at Cape Girardeau and pursued graduate studies in guidance and counseling from Southeast and in music at Columbia University in New York City. ...
Edna Hagan (02/02/05)
SCOTT CITY - Edna Margaret Held Hagan, 92, died at 2:37 a.m. Feb. 1, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 28, 1912, in Illmo, daughter of the late Dave and Amelia Sander Held, she had been engaged in farming and was a member of Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City...
Lance Walters (02/02/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lance E. Walters, 54, formerly of Waxahachie, Texas, died Jan. 31, 2005, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 21, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of June Lansing Walters and Horace Walters of Sikeston. A graduate of Sikeston High School, he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in education and master of arts in history from Southeast Missouri State University...
Looking Back 2/2 (02/02/05)
NEW MADRID - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clay Hunter of New Madrid Saturday at St. Francis Hospital. SIKESTON - At its regular meeting Monday night, the city council voted to make a firm offer to the General Services Administration for the purchase, by the city, of the post office building soon to be vacated when the post office moves into its new quarters. ...
Finding a solution for Social Security (02/02/05)
Tonight's State of the Union address will focus on Iraq on the foreign front and Social Security on the domestic front. Neither is easy to understand and both are problems in search of a solution. So what else is new? I'm truly puzzled by the flap over Social Security reform. The Bush plan to allow workers to put some of their Social Security investment in private funds seems like a plausible idea though it lacks for details that will convince Americans it just might work...
Speakout 2/2 (02/02/05)
I read "Ready to sell" in SpeakOut where someone has a flute to sell. Call me at (573) 649-9309. I would like to SpeakOut abut the slander everyone is doing to the new Scott County sheriff. I think it's sad that they would do this. I mean, look at how much he is cleaning the county so far and, as far as the cars and inmates' clothing goes, I don't see him putting his name on them like our former sheriff. ...