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Stories from Monday, February 28, 2005

Commission approves the 2005 budget (02/28/05)
NEW MADRID - While the projected deficit for 2004 didn't materialize, county officials still foresee the possibility of ending 2005 in the red. The New Madrid County budget lists expenditures for the coming year of $3,573,018.87 with revenues projected at $3,016,374, resulting in a $557,000 shortfall. The County Commission officially approved the budget Thursday...
Sikeston woman robbed at gunpoint (02/28/05)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston woman was robbed at gunpoint at her home Sunday. According to officials at the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, the robbery was reported at 7:50 p.m. on Benton Street. Four males were reportedly walking down the street when they approached the victim and asked her for a cigarette. They then displayed what the victim believed to be a handgun and forced her back into the house where they robbed her before leaving the scene. No injuries to the victim were reported...
Calendar girl (02/28/05)
Katie Jennings, daughter of Tom and Becky Jennings, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for March and was the fourth alternate in the 2004 Miss Sikeston Contest. Miss Jennings plans to attend Truman State University and intends to major in English...
'Mann' ly advice (02/28/05)
Associate Circuit Court Division 5 Judge David Mann speaks to teenagers at the First United Methodist Church Sunday night. Judge Mann spoke about the consequences of drugs and alcohol.
Class 2 and 3 tip off hoop playoffs (02/28/05)
GREENVILLE -- No. 2 Charleston coasted to a 94-48 win over No. 7 Woodland in the first round of the Class 3, District 2 Tournament at Greenville on Saturday. Charleston (17-9) took a commanding 55-17 lead into the halftime intermission, then pushed the advantage to 86-28 entering the final quarter. ...
Cornelia McCrate (02/28/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Cornelia McCrate, 94, died Feb. 25, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born July 15, 1910, in Columbus Grove, Ohio, daughter of the late Joseph C. and Delphine Dunne McCrate, she was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Lima, Ohio. A graduate of St. Eustachius High School in Portageville, she lived in Lima most of her life where she was retired from Westinghouse Electric...
Ronald Talley (02/28/05)
SCOTT CITY - Ronald Dale Talley, 58, died Feb. 26, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 5, 1946, in Dexter, son of Frances "Elizabeth" O'Dell Riggs of Scott City and the late Raymon Bartley Talley, he was an equipment operator for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was a sergeant with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. He was a member of VFW Post 6407 in Scott City...
Ulah Pitts (02/28/05)
MOREHOUSE - Ulah "Doody" Pitts, 89, died Feb. 26, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 16, 1915, in Salcedo, daughter of the late Lester and Golda Fansler Newton, she moved from Morehouse to Oregon in 1941 and returned to Morehouse in 1972, where she was a member of the Rauch-Spence Memorial United Methodist Church...
Albert Jones (02/28/05)
CHARLESTON - Albert Lee Jones, 49, died at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 26, 2005, at his home. Born March 10, 1955, in Hayti, daughter of the late Albert Lewis and Laura Sparks Jones, he was a lifelong resident of Charleston. He was an automobile mechanic and was of the Baptist belief...
Nelson Dukes (02/28/05)
DEXTER - Nelson A. Dukes, 67, died Feb. 27, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Beulah Lackey (02/28/05)
BENTON - Beulah Lackey, 75, died Feb. 25, 2005, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 26, 1930, in Mound City, Ill., daughter of the ate Elmer Allen and Lora Leatherland Welch, she was of the Baptist belief. On June 15, 1950, at Piggott, Ark., she married Harley William Lackey who preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 1985...
Alta Reed (02/28/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Alta M. Reed, 89, formerly of Dexter, died Feb. 27, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Born Aug. 31, 1915, in Lexington, Tenn., daughter of the late Garfield and Lucy Belle Johnson Davis, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. She had been employed by the State School for Handicapped in Bloomfield...
Ralph Messmore (02/28/05)
ST. LOUIS - Ralph Messmore, 54, died Feb. 27, 2005, at St. Louis University Hospital. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bernie Cemetery.
Glenda Wasson (02/28/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Glenda Faye Wasson, 65, who died Feb. 25, 2005, were: Phil Dee Gurley, John Seiler, Jeff Young, Steve Shelton, Jerry Green and Tony Barborek.
Bob Harris (02/28/05)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Harold R. "Bob" Harris, 79, died Feb. 26, 2005, at Deaconess Hospital. Born Aug. 18, 1925, in Posey County, son of the late Marion and Edna Roedel Harris, He was a lifelong member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Evansville, where he had served as deacon, financial secretary and was president of the Churchmen's Brotherhood and sang in the choir. ...
Mary Jenkins (02/28/05)
DEXTER - Mary Ann Jenkins, 67, died Feb. 26, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 3, 1937, in East Prairie, daughter of the late M.P. and Ola Perrin High, she lived in Dexter most of her life and was a past member of the Dexter Eagles Lodge...
Opal Baehr (02/28/05)
LILBOURN - Opal Baehr, 94, died Feb. 26, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 26, 1910, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Jack and Zada McCary Coffee, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn and was a clerk for Taylor's Grocery before retiring...
Bill Lambert (02/28/05)
SIKESTON - William "Bill" Lambert, 76, died Feb. 28, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Jack Mitchell (02/28/05)
SIKESTON - John P. "Jack" Mitchell, 75, died at 5:15 a.m. Feb. 27, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1929, in Memphis, Tenn., son of the late Clay Alexander and Lucille Caroline Proffit Mitchell Sr., he was a 1947 graduate of Sikeston High School and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. ...
Looking Back 2/28 (02/28/05)
SIKESTON - Cpl. Bynum Puckett, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Puckett, has informed his parents that he is confined in a hospital at Fairbanks, Alaska, because of illness, but not serious. SIKESTON - Miss Janet Shipman was crowned Basketball Queen at Sikeston High School Friday by her escort, Gary Stallings. Miss Shipman is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Shipman. Gary is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Stallings...
Speakout 2/28 (02/28/05)
I understand they are now picking the jury for Michael Jackson's trial. It's going to take a month and they've only gotten a couple of weeks into it and Michael has already come up with an ailment. Now he's got the flu. I wonder what he's going to try next when the flu is over. ...