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Stories from Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Annual book sale begins Thursday (04/05/05)
Leonna Heuring Standard Democrat SIKESTON -- Mary Higgins Clark and John Grisham are just a few of the best- selling authors whose books will be available at the Sikeston Public Library's annual book sale, which starts Thursday. "Some of these hardbacks that have come in here look like brand new and many of the spines have barely been broken because someone's just read them once," said library assistant director Ron Eifert. ...
Teen's death is ruled an accident (04/05/05)
NEW HAMBURG -- The death of a 13-year-old Scott County boy, who fell into a pond trying to retrieve a paddle, has been ruled accidental, authorities said Monday. Brandon Sandvos, 13, of New Hamburg, drowned in water roughly 9 feet deep after apparently jumping from a homemade raft about 3:20 p.m. Sunday at a neighbor's farm pond located off County Highway 211, according to the Missouri State Water Patrol...
Council OKs $1.1 million street program (04/05/05)
SIKESTON - City Council members approved a $1.1 million street program as presented during their regular meeting Monday. This year's street program is "one of the largest street programs we've had in the past 7-8 years," according to City Manager Doug Friend. "This program's pretty ambitious."...
Roundup: Oran drops first game of season (04/05/05)
WARDELL -- Oran dropped its first game of the season, suffering a 1-0 loss to North Pemiscot on Monday. With winds gusting to 20 mph, Oran's Chase Seyer and North Pemiscot's Tomlin engaged in a pitchers' duel. Seyer, the losing pitcher, allowed three hits, walked one and struck out four. Tomlin tossed the shutout win while giving up one hit, striking out five and walking five...
Sikeston takes down ND (04/05/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball may not have the dominant pitching and the big name sluggers that they've had the past few years, but that hasn't changed their winning ways. Despite the graduation of five starters, including All-American Blake DeWitt and two Division I signees, the Bulldogs have now raced out to a 4-0 start after Monday's 7-2 win against Notre Dame at VFW Stadium...
Emma Swinger (04/05/05)
DEXTER -- Emma L. Swinger, 88, died April 4, 2005, at Mulberry Manor in Dexter. Born April 12, 1916, at Avert, daughter of the late J.W. and Edna Capps Littell, she was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ and Order of Eastern Star in Dexter and the Frisco Extension Club...
Sybil Weakley (04/05/05)
CHARLESTON -- Sybil Bernice Hodge Weakley, 85, died at 11:25 p.m. April 4, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 7, 1919, in Black Oak, Ark., daughter of the late Almath Witt and Bertha Simpkins Hodge, she had lived in Charleston most of her life where she was a member of the First Baptist Church and worked as a clerk at the Buckner Ragsdale Store until her retirement in 1964...
Archie Duley (04/05/05)
DEXTER -- Archie Merrell Duley, 87, died April 3, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 18, 1918, in Dexter, son of the late Archie D. and Lucy L. Blevins Duley, he had been a resident of Dexter most of his life and was a self- employed carpenter. He attended the General Baptist Church...
Janette Grover (04/05/05)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at H.S. Smith Funeral Home in Caruthersville for Janette Lathom Grover, 81, formerly of Sikeston, who died March 3, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home...
Dub Crutcher (04/05/05)
DEXTER -- W.J. "Dub" Crutcher, 89, formerly of Essex, died April 3, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 4, 1915, in Essex, son of the late John Loyd and Eliza Shobe Crutcher, he was a self-employed real estate appraiser and a member of the Essex United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the State Board of Conservation, Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and Ducks Unlimited...
Rusty Mitchem (04/05/05)
MARSTON -- James "Rusty" Mitchem, 49, died April 3, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 13, 1955, in Midwest City, Okla., he was the son of Maggie Maudean Freeman Mitchem of Marston. In addition to his mother, survivors include: two brothers, Scott Mitchem of Malden and Douglas Mitchem of Maston; two sisters, Carolyn Brigley of Marston and Christene Woodall of Wardell...
Brandon Sandvos (04/05/05)
NEW HAMBURG -- Our beloved Brandon David Sandvos, 13, was called to be with his Lord on April 3, 2005, on a beautiful fishing day while doing something that he loved. His love for the outdoors was exhibited every day of his short life. Whether it was deer hunting with his Dad, riding his four-wheeler, fishing with Grandpa or friends or tinkering in the shed with his Dad, Brandon was a true boy in every sense. ...
Looking Back 4/5 (04/05/05)
SIKESTON - S 1-C Billy Shuppert, son of Mrs. Ella Shuppert, spent the Easter holidays at his home. Billy, who is stationed at Millington, Tenn., returned to his base Monday. SIKESTON - A baby daughter was born Tuesday at the Sikeston General Hospital to Tech Sgt. and Mrs. Gene Bowman. The baby has been named Dorothy Ann...
Your view: A worthy cause (04/05/05)
Thank you for running the story on ALS and promoting the great work of the St. Louis Chapter of the ALS Association! As someone who grew up in Sikeston and graduated from SHS in '85, I have always been proud to call it my hometown. Now as someone who has had ALS for over 11 years which has rendered me a quadriplegic on a ventilator, I am very pleased that my hometown newspaper has put a spotlight on the problems that those of us who have ALS face and the essential services we receive from the St. ...
Speakout 4/5 (04/05/05)
There was a nice young lady at Dairy Queen Easter Sunday night who took care of us. She said her name, I believe, was Jessica. We would like to extend our thanks for her kindness. Thank you Jessica. Thank you Mike for writing what a good percentage of Vietnam veterans feel - the Branson homecoming is 30 years plus too late. ...