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Stories from Friday, May 13, 2005

Early morning fire (05/13/05)
Fire Marshal Butch Amann, center, talks with Miner Fire Chief Randy Baker, right, and Miner Police Chief Roger Moore as part of his investigation into a Friday morning fire at Rettig Enterprises, 1362 State Highway H. The blaze, which destroyed the building, is the second at the business in just over a week. ...
A change in the skyline (05/13/05)
Ferrell Excavating demolishes a chimney Thursday morning at the Cargill facility in Sikeston. "It was for an old flour mill that was here and was torn down in the '60s," said Paul Thell, farm service group manager for Cargill. "It was a very old chimney - we don't know exactly how old it was." Even though it had not been in use since the mill was town down, there was no need to demolish the chimney until now. ...
MDMC offers sitter course (05/13/05)
SIKESTON -- A new program offered at Missouri Delta Medical Center looks to teach local tweens there's more to baby-sitting than babies and sitting. From how to properly feed a baby and how to perform first aid techniques to creatively entertaining children, the Safe Sitter course, set for June 7 at MDMC, instructs boys and girls ages 11-14 how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children...
County motorists to see extensive state road work (05/13/05)
CHARLESTON - Motorists in Mississippi County will see better state roads but not until they endure the inconvenience of many work zones. Barry Horst and Tonya Wells from the Missouri Department of Transportation met with Mississippi County commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday to discuss what MoDOT will be doing this year and how it will affect the county...
Sikeston baseball thrashes Jackson, 14-1 (05/13/05)
JACKSON -- Sikeston's Cullen DeHart missed a potential game-winning home run by a matter of inches the last time the Bulldogs faced Jackson. On Thursday, DeHart kept one fair to stake the Bulldogs to the early lead in a 14-1 thrashing of Jackson on Monday at Legion Field...
Dexter wins tennis district (05/13/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs tennis team didn't win the team district championship, but they did have an individual capture his first title. Senior Marc Leible, who had finished in second the previous two years, won the singles title against St. Pius' Mooney in three sets, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3...
Lechenette's grand slam seals win for Portageville (05/13/05)
SENATH -- Two-out magic! The Portageville Lady Bulldogs put on a two-out hitting performance in the semifinals of the Bootheel Conference Tournament Thursday afternoon at the Senath Softball Complex. The top-seeded Lady Bulldogs rallied for nine runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and went on to defeat the upstart Senath-Hornersville Lady Lions 10-0 in a five-inning affair...
Sikeston tracksters going for fifth staight district title (05/13/05)
PERRYVILLE - The Sikeston track and field team will be going for its fifth straight Class 3, District 1 championship tomorrow when they compete at Perryville High School at 11 a.m. The Bulldogs enter the meet somewhat hobbled and not as deep as they've been in the past, but head coach Jerry Dement hopes for the best...
Advance beats Scott Central; ND holds off North County (05/13/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Notre Dame pitcher Jeremy Brinkmeyer remained undefeated as the Bulldogs baseball team edged visiting North County 4-2 Thursday afternoon on senior day. Notre Dame (15-6) has won 11 of its last 12 games. Brinkmeyer improved to 7-0 by scattering nine hits over seven innings. He struck out four. Shane Menz led Notre Dame (15-6) with two hits...
East Prairie beats Oran for Scott-Mississippi title (05/13/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- East Prairie got a one-hitter from Ben Walters to slip past Oran 3-1 and claim the Scott-Mississippi Conference regular-season title on Thursday. Walters, who improved to 7-1, struck out 12, walked two in a stellar effort. "Ben had a gutsy performance today," said East Prairie coach Jason Aycock. "He threw like an ace."...
James Wiley Jr. (05/13/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- James N. Wiley Jr., 72, died May 11, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 15, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, to the late James and Eugie Kinder Wiley Sr., he was employed by Missouri Utilities as a supervisor. He was a musician for many years with the Jim Wiley and the Rebels Band and The Country Gentlemen Band that played monthly at The Lutheran Home and the Veterans Home. He was also a member and musician at Bethany Baptist Church for several years...
Larry Drake (05/13/05)
CANALOU -- Larry Lynn Drake, 53, died May 12, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Leon Moore (05/13/05)
MOREHOUSE -- Leon Moore, 63, died May 13, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services will be at 1 p.m. Monday.
Imogene Ort (05/13/05)
ST. FRANCIS, Ark. -- Imogene Ort, 83, died May 12, at her home. Born to the late Owen Ray and Mary Cox Stewart, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. Her husband, Edward Ort, survives of the home. Other survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jual Ort of St. Francis and Donny and Debbie Ort of Sikeston, Mo.; two sisters, Lorene Edwards and Verna Lee Gibson of Piggott, Ark.; one brother, Finis Stewart of Florida; and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Lee Larsen (05/13/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Lee R. Larsen, 58, died May 12, 2005, at his home in rural Bloomfield. Born Sept. 20, 1946, in Bloomfield, son of Ruth Allstun Larsen of Bloomfield and the late Norvel Larsen, he had lived in Texas where he worked as a welder but had been a resident of Bloomfield since 1985. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Births (Published 5/13) (05/13/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Judith Amy and Chad Alan Swilley are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 5:24 p.m. March 18, 2005 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Justin Alan Swilley weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. Mrs. Swilley, daughter of Garland and Bertie Butler of Portageville, is a teacher in the Gideon School District...
Looking Back 5/13 (05/13/05)
BERTRAND - A message was received last night by Mr. and Mrs. W.V. Stancil of Bertrand advising that their son, Staff Sgt. John Stancil, has been liberated after being held prisoner in a German camp for nearly 17 months. LILBOURN - Curtis Cross, sixth grade teacher in the Lilbourn Elementary System, was honored Tuesday night for his 20 years of service to the R-14 School District at the Seventh Annual Recognition Dinner...
Your view: Another response (05/13/05)
Another response Dear Standard Democrat Readers and Concerned Citizens of Sikeston, I am writing today in response to the letter that was placed in Speak0ut on May 2 by the grandmother who is concerned that her granddaughter is being mistreated by the truancy and juvenile court systems here in Sikeston. ...
Speakout 5/13 (05/13/05)
I would like to comment on the No rescue comment in the paper on Thursday, the fifth of May. I, too, have been to the Rescue Mission and quit giving to them for many years because of the fact that every time I went in there there was bales and bales and bales of clothing back there and stacked to the ceilings waiting on the truck to haul them to other places to make rags or whatever they do with them. ...