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Stories from Friday, May 6, 2005

May marks the height of yard sale season (05/06/05)
SIKESTON -- It's that time of year again. The time when cars line streets and bargain hounds roam all over towns, searching for the best deals. Yep, it's the height of yard sale season. In Wednesday's edition of the Standard Democrat, 89 garage/yard sales were listed for this weekend -- and that's not counting those in Thursday's and today's paper...
City rules on yard sales (05/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Yard and garage sales are fun, but each city has its own set of rules. Contact the city hall for information about a particular city. The following are a few rules about garage sales in the city of Sikeston: -- Sikeston residents are limited to six garage sales a year...
Prom night (05/06/05)
Juniors Chelsie Noles and Alison Forrest cover the front doors of the Sikeston Senior High School Field House. The juniors were decorating for the 2005 Sikeston Prom which will be held Saturday night at the Field House.
Sikeston bank robbed (05/06/05)
SIKESTON - The search continues today for a man who robbed a Sikeston bank Thursday afternoon. The Regions Bank, 1205 S. Main St., was robbed at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden said a black male entered the bank and ordered all employees to lie on the floor. The man then jumped over the counter and began taking money from the tellers' money drawers...
Eyesores addressed at county meeting (05/06/05)
CHARLESTON - The east and west Wolf Hole laterals of Ditch 14 in Charleston are eyesores, according to the Charleston City Council. David Brewer, city manager for Charleston, met with Mississippi County commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday to present the Council's request for the county to clean up the Wolf Hole laterals...
Seyer's solo blast lifts Oran past NMCC (05/06/05)
ORAN -- Freshman Caleb Seyer's solo home run propelled Oran to a 7-4 win over visiting New Madrid County Central on Thursday. Seyer's blast over the 330-foot sign in left-center field, which proved to be the game winner, came in the bottom of the sixth for a 5-4 Oran lead...
Kelly athletes perform well at conference meet (05/06/05)
CHAFFEE - Thirteen Kelly Hawks track and field team members earned all- conference honors at the SEMO Southern Conference meet held on April 20 at Chaffee High School. The athletes and their medal-winning events were: Girls -- Emily Strobel (3rd - 100 meter hurdles), Samantha Barber (3rd - 1600 meter run), Rachel Kline (1st - high jump), Kline, Strobel, Kaitlin Vetter, Hannah Rolwing (2nd - 4 x 100 relay), Kourtnie Smith (2nd - discus), Jamie Jackson (3rd - discus), Vetter (3rd - 300 hurdles), Barber (2nd - 800 meter run), Lena Gray (2nd - 3200 meter run) and Kline, Vetter, Strobel, Barber (2nd - 4 x 400 relay). ...
Bulldog bats catch fire (05/06/05)
SIKESTON -- For the past couple games the Sikeston Bulldogs bats have been relatively quiet. But they broke out in a big way on Thursday at VFW Stadium as they pounded Kelly 19-0 in five innings in a SEMO Conference game. The Class 3 No. 6 ranked Bulldogs (14-4, 6-1 SEMO) collected 21 hits in the game with 18 of those being singles...
Jewel Phegley (05/06/05)
DEXTER -- Jewel Alvin Phegley, 78, died May 5, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born June 4, 1926, in Vanduser, son of the late Albert Manning and Addie Mary Vaillant Phegley, he had served in the Army from 1945 to 1965 and moved to Dexter in 1973. ...
Billy Oakley (05/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Billy Ray Oakley, 72, died at 10:04 p.m. May 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Bill King (05/06/05)
PUXICO -- W.W. "Bill" King, 79, died May 5, 2005, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born Dec. 15, 1925, in Clarkton, son of the late William G. and Hazel Leona Phelps, he had lived most of his life in Puxico where he was a member of the Brown General Baptist Church and the Puxico Masonic Lodge AF&AM. ...
Jimmy Cheatham (05/06/05)
NEW MADRID - Capt. Jimmy D. Cheatham, 63, died May 5, 2005, in Sikeston. Born Jan. 22, 1942, in New Madrid, son of Ruby May Woods of Caruthersville and the late James Robert Cheatham, he served 43 years in the towing/barge industry including 36 years as a pilot and captain on the western rivers. In 1962 he began his career with the American Commercial Barge Line and he was currently employed under the flag of Excel on the motor vessel River Eagle...
Alberta Hayes (05/06/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services held Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Alberta Mae Hayes, 83, who died May 2, 2005, were: Bill Abbott, Bill Powell, Bill Kostecaki, Bobby Ward, Bruce Holbert and Gary Vancil.
Rosie Terrill (05/06/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Rosie Terrill, 57, who died May 2, 2005, were: Randy Cravens, Don Prunty, Lee Cobb, Jamey Brown, Kenneth Durham and Jimmy Shafer.
Juanita Davidson (05/06/05)
BROOKLAND, Ark. -- Juanita Roslee Davidson, 75, died May 4, 2005, at St. Bernard Regional Medical Center-Jonesboro. Born Feb. 27, 1930, in Piggott, she was the daughter of the late William Elmo and Belle Dickerson Day. On Dec. 21, 1946, in Piggott, she married Thomas Davidson who preceded her in death...
Mike Dumey (05/06/05)
RANDLES - Frank "Mike" Dumey, 94, died May 4, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 8, 1911, in Kelso to the late Leo and Louise Enderle Dumey, he was employed in farming in the Kelso, Rockview and Delta areas most of his life. A member of the St. Ambrose Catholic Church, he was a member of the St. Ambrose Men's Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and spending time with his family...
Sandra Berry (05/06/05)
WYATT - Sandra Kay Berry, 50, died at 12:40 p.m. May 5, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center. Born Jan. 1, 1955, in Wyatt to the late Jim and Martha M. Housman Coker, she lived most of her life in Wyatt, where she was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church. She was formerly employed at the East Prairie Nursing Center as activities director...
Alger Stephenson (05/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Alger K. Stephenson, 88, died May 5, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 30, 1916, in Salt Lake City, Utah, son of the late Reno G. and Gertrude Calhoun Stephenson, he was a master chief gunner's mate, U.S. Navy, retired. He served during both World War II and the Korean War and was then a traffic signal technician in Sacramento, Calif., for five years before retiring...
Looking Back 5/6 (05/06/05)
SIKESTON - The interior of the Sikeston Public Library has been given a thorough cleaning and the Venetian shades made "practically new." The woodwork has been cleaned, the floors waxed and other usual spring housecleaning done under the supervision of Mrs. C.D. Matthews Jr., chairman of the house committee. The basement was flooded during the heavy rains Monday damaging the expensive floor coverings and causing other damage to the furnishings...
Your view: A soldier remembers (05/06/05)
Could this, perhaps, qualify as a WWII story? A few have been unwise enough to assure us "old soldiers" they want to hear them? Which strikes as odd, because - most certainly - no one cared to hear them when we came back from "over there!" Back from Europe and on our way to Japan - before Col. ...
Speakout 5/6 (05/06/05)
Would someone in this town explain to me why I have to work 80 hours a week, making a little more than minimum wage to pay for someone to be on Section 8 or live in a rent house, work two jobs, draw food stamps and get government assistance, when I can't. ...