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Stories from Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Local schools strive to meet state targets (08/31/05)
SIKESTON -- As the state's standardized achievement test results for school districts were recently released, Sikeston R-6 officials learned one elementary school didn't meet the state's progress goals. But Sikeston wasn't alone. Other local schools failed to meet the state's annual targets, known as adequate yearly progress, or AYP. This year's AYP goal was 26.6 percent scoring proficient or higher in communication arts and 17.5 percent in mathematics...
Local schools that did not make AYP in 2005 (08/31/05)
Local schools that did not make AYP in '05 SIKESTON R-6 Lee Hunter ElementaryMiddle School Junior High Senior High SCOTT CO. CENTRAL High School SCOTT CO. R-4 (KELLY) Middle SchoolNEW MADRID COUNTY R-1 Lilbourn ElementaryMiddle School High School...
MAP references (08/31/05)
Under the No Child Left Behind law, all students are to score at the proficient or advanced levels in math and reading by 2014. To help Missouri schools achieve this goal, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has created benchmarks for the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) test each year called adequate yearly progress, or AYP...
September Calendar Girl (08/31/05)
Kayla Parker, daughter of Mika Parker and Michael White, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for September. Parker, a finalist in the 2004 Miss Sikeston Contest, is attending Three Rivers Community College where she is majoring in business.
Commerce has areas of concern and lots to offer (08/31/05)
BENTON - Commerce has areas of concern but also has a lot to offer. County Developer Joel Evans reported on a recent visit with Bill Bailey, mayor of Commerce, during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday. Evans said he enjoyed his tour of Commerce. "I think there is a world of potential for tourism development there," he said noting the rich Civil War history, the popular River Ridge Winery, historic homes "and just the geography of the area...
Honoring fallen soldier (08/31/05)
Billy Woods, Jessica Sheehy, Saylor Woods and Tayler Johnston hold American flags along the funeral procession of Army Spc. Blake Wade Hall. Several hundred residents lined the route from Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie to the cemetery to show their support of the family...
Lady Bulldogs drop opener to Bernie (08/31/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball squad lost its first match of the year to the Bernie Mules Tuesday night at the Sikeston Field House. Sporadic serving cost Sikeston and they fell in two sets to the Lady Mules by scores of 25-23 and 26-24...
Leonard takes first at Sikeston Drag Strip (08/31/05)
SIKESTON -- David Leonard won the feature race in the ET class at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday against some stiff competition. Leonard, driving a Camaro owned by Ricky Skelton, ran at 95.78 mph in an elapsed time of 7.05 seconds with a reaction time of .624...
Hunters need to be aware of dove hunting legalities (08/31/05)
Leother Branch Conservation Agent SIKESTON -- The following information is provided to answer questions concerning agricultural practices and how they relate to dove hunting. I would like to address the illegal baiting of doves by leaving exposed grain on top of the soil. Because broadcasting wheat by buggy or aerial seeding are two methods of spreading wheat, there has been confusion as to the legality of hunting over exposed grain that is left by these two practices...
Junior Durham (08/31/05)
DEXTER -- Junior Lee Durham, 71, died Aug. 30, 2005, at Marion Veterans Hospital in Marion, Ill. Born Nov. 20, 1933, at Parma, son of the late John Randolph and Nora Victoria Ogelvie Durham, he had been a welder in Illinois until his retirement. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles...
Helen Hamman (08/31/05)
O'FALLON, Ill. - Helen Baker Hamman, 94, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 30, 2005, at O'Fallon Healthcare and Rehab Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Marie Kinder (08/31/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Marie Kinder, who died Aug. 26, 2005, were: Steve Ingalls, Jeff Schlattman, Chris Burton, Ishmael Smith, Steve Watkins and Darrell Penberthy.
Jimmy Powers (08/31/05)
SIKESTON -- Jimmy Warren Powers, 60, died Aug. 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 27, 1944, in Sikeston, to the late Warren and Eureda Robinette Powers, he had been a truck driver for Halls Trucking in Charleston and also Triangle Wire Co. in Sikeston...
Jessie Newson (08/31/05)
NEW MADRID - Jessie Newson, 76, formerly of North Lilbourn, died Aug. 27, 2005, at the home of his daughter. Born Nov. 10, 1928, in Tate County, Miss., to the late Willie Dean and Irine Lyons Newson, he had lived in Missouri for 50 years. A member of the Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn, he was the president and guitarist for the singing group, "The Wandering Five," and was a retired printer for the Standard Democrat in Sikeston...
Births (Published 8/31) (08/31/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Michael and Veronica Foster are the parents of their fourth child, fourth son, born at 5:22 p.m. July 27, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Eli Nathaniel Foster weighed 8 pounds and was 19.5 inches long. Mrs. Foster, a housewife, is the daughter of Pauline Gilder and Charles and Jane Lingle...
F-word policy should stand for failure (08/31/05)
I have always given the British credit for their refinement, their civility and their restraint. Now give them credit for their stupidity. Or at least some of them. This is really hard to believe. Weavers School in England is our equivalent of an alternative school - it includes primarily 15- and 16-year-olds who have had past behavior problems in school. ...
Speakout 8/31 (08/31/05)
Today I met two of God's angels. I've always thought of angels as females but I was wrong. My angels were two young men. They saw me struggling to mow my yard that was overgrown from the heat and rain. They walked into my yard, one took the mower from me then they took turns until it was finished. ...