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Stories from Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Mayoral races highlight election (03/30/05)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County voters will have plenty of decisions to make Tuesday between municipal and school board races. Charleston has two candidates, Sandra Harvey and Michael Jones, running to fill the vacancy its City Council created when Marshall Currin resigned. There are also two candidates, Jack Feezor and Donald Raithel, on the ballot for a full term of three years...
Election results to be posted on Web site (03/30/05)
BENTON - Unofficial results of Tuesday's election will be posted on Scott County's Web site, although officials can't pin down a time on when they will appear. County commissioners and County Clerk Rita Milam, chief election officer, discussed the county's Web site with Dave Green, president of Creative Design Group, during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Sikeston restaurant owner pleads guilty on tax charge (03/30/05)
ST. LOUIS - A Sikeston restaurant owner entered a guilty plea to filing a false tax return. Haralambos "Harry" Katsantonis, 49, pleaded guilty to one felony count of filing a false income tax return Tuesday. Katsandonis now faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Sentencing is set for June 30...
Sikeston student earns perfect score on math portion of MAP test (03/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Each spring Missouri teachers dream of their students performing in the top two levels of the state's standardardized test. Sikeston Junior High student Andrew Wallace has made his teachers' dreams a reality as he earned a perfect score on the eighth grade math portion of the Missouri Assessment Program test he took last spring...
SHS girls soccer team falls to Perryville; Bulldog golf team loses (03/30/05)
PERRYVILLE - The Sikeston soccer team fell to 0-2 on the season with a 3-0 loss to Perryville on Tuesday. With the game tied 0-0 at the half, Perryville broke through with three unanswered goals. Perryville out-shot Sikeston 35-11. Lady Bulldog goalkeeper Audra Wooley had 32 saves...
Shankle takes first place in Super Pro (03/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Ken Shankle of Charleston captured the top finish in the Super Pro division at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. Shankle ran an elapsed time of 6.866 seconds, averaging 96.81 mph, with a dial-in of 6.85. He had a reaction time of .507 seconds...
SHS beats Rams in opener (03/30/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team opened its season with a 5 -2 SEMO Conference victory against Scott City on Tuesday at VFW Stadium. Sikeston pitchers Bryce Wibbenmeyer and Jerod Scott combined to strike out 10 Rams batters as they limited the visitors to five hits on a soggy field from heavy rains over the past few days...
Local Players named to all-state team (03/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Post-season all-state awards were announced with four Southeast Missouri basketball players receiving recognition. The Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Class 1, 2 and 3 All-State teams included Portageville's Willie Hassell and Charleston's Ashton Farmer on the Class 3 first team, Bell City's Jeff Liggins on the Class 1 first team and Charleston's Jamarcus Williams on the Class 3 second team...
Girls take second (03/30/05)
The Rainbow Daycare girls basketball team took second place in the Cape Recreational Girls 5th and 6th grade tournament. Pictured sitting is ball boy Keyth Blissett Jr.; front row from left are: TyAngela Williams, Taylor Kirkpatrick, Vonteria Applewhite; back row: Coach Keyth Blissett, Shayla Draper, Audrey Reginald, Keyonna Blissett and Coach Tim Reginald...
Mary Newell (03/30/05)
GRAYRIDGE -- Mary Newell, 76, died March 29, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 11, 1928, in Mississippi, daughter of the late Frank Arnold and Lena Elizabeth Hicks Graue, she was affiliated with the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter and was a housewife...
Gregory Deuster (03/30/05)
SIKESTON - Gregory James Deuster, 47, departed from this world while sleeping quietly on March 8, 2005. Born Oct. 21, 1957, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Philip and Maggie Day Deuster of Sikeston, he lived in Sikeston for the past 37 years and was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church...
Austin Pounds (03/30/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Austin Pounds, 16, died March 28, 2005, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Brownwood. Born March 9, 1989, at Poplar Bluff, son of Phil Pounds of Dexter and Joy Thurman Dowell of Bloomfield, he was a sophomore at Bloomfield High School where he was a class officer and a member of the Bloomfield Wildcats baseball team, FBLA, Beta Club and student council. He had lived all his life in Bloomfield...
Albert Thornton (03/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Albert Lee "Big Tim" Thornton, 59, died March 26, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 12, 1946, in Pop City, son of the late Jonas and Idell Lewis Thornton, he was of the Baptist belief. On June 13, 1988, he married Shirley Lee Bryant, who survives of the home...
Bernice Stader (03/30/05)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston for Bernice Tinnell Stader, 92, who died March 29, 2005, will be: Bruce Austin, Charles Brink, Reginald Young, Ernest P. "Jack" Moxley, Don Moxley and Emmett Burke...
Artie Rowland (03/30/05)
PARMA -- Artie Alean Rowland, 92, died March 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma.
Mary Heisserer (03/30/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mary Ann Heisserer, 37, formerly of Scott City, died March 29, 2005, at her home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Shirley Goode (03/30/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Tuesday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Shirley Goode, 83, who died March 26, 2005, were: Anthony P. Terry, John W. Faucett II, Walter D. "Bo" Landers, Larry Landers, Jason Kuykendall and Lee Alcott...
Mary Johnson (03/30/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mary Johnson, 80, died at 12:30 a.m. March 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Herb Schuerenberg Jr. (03/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Herbert A. "Herb" Schuerenberg Jr., 59, died at 1:30 p.m. March 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 26, 1945, in Kewanee, son of the late Herbert A. and Anna A. Bizzell Schuerenberg Sr., he was a landowner and farmer for many years in Scott and New Madrid counties. He also had a private pilot's license and had been a member of the Scott County Sheriff's Posse...
Looking Back 3/30 (03/30/05)
SIKESTON - Clarence Scott has bought William Jones' interest in the Sikeston laundry. --- SIKESTON - An independent baseball team for Sikeston was organized at a meeting Wednesday with Gene Buckles chosen as manager. Bud Schrader will be the coach and Jack Harrison, secretary-treasurer...
Murder of officer was senseless act (03/30/05)
Law enforcement officials in southeast Missouri should stand proud today following the arrest of a suspect in the slaying of a fellow officer. Police have charged Lance Shockley of Van Buren with the March 20 assassination of Highway Patrol Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham Jr. Graham was shot outside his home following his shift on duty...
Your view: A firefighter's wife (03/30/05)
I am coming to you as a firefighter's wife. Back in September of 2001, while living in the state of New Jersey, my husband decided to be a fireman. It was all due to the events of 9/11. We lived extremely close to New York and it really put an impact on my husband to help save lives. I learned then and there that it was going to be hard to be a firefighter's wife. All the long nights, the worrying and just the time he spends away from me is hard to endure...
Speakout 3/30 (03/30/05)
I want to Speakout on the March 21 issue of the Standard Democrat quoting Coach Farmer trying to blame the officials for the horrible loss up there at state. Don't blame the officials because that is the last thing you need to do. Take a look in the mirror, get yourself some defensive assignments and go in there and teach defense. ...