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Stories from Sunday, September 4, 2005

Give a little cheer (09/04/05)
A Sikeston Senior High School cheerleader helps a Bulldog Cheer Clinic student during halftime show of the Sikeston-Caruthersville game Friday night. Over 60 girls from kindergarten through seventh grade participated in the recent clinic.
Child, 7, seriously injured (09/04/05)
CHARLESTON -- A 7-year-old Mississippi County pedestrian was seriously injured after runnning into a vehicle Friday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 3:50 p.m. on US Highway 62, two miles west of Charleston, an accident occurred as 7-year-old pedestrian, Kayteuna Thomas of Bertrand, failed to yield while crossing the road and ran into the side of the westbound vehicle driven by Frances L. ...
No paper (09/04/05)
The Standard Democrat newspaper will not be published on Monday to allow the employees to enjoy the Labor Day holiday. The office will be closed Monday and will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Have a safe and happy Labor Day holiday.
Local relief efforts (09/04/05)
Sikeston Proud Food Drive SIKESTON - A communitywide effort is underway to gather canned goods which will be distributed to those most in need. Beginning Tuesday, canned goods will be accepted at six official drop-off locations. Canned goods can be left from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 17 at pick-up truck with the pop-up tent in the parking lot of Aldi's, Food Giant, Market Place, Piggly Wiggly, Sav-A-Lot and Wal-Mart...
Schools' dress codes put limits on student attire (09/04/05)
SIKESTON -- Sagging pants and visible spaghetti straps have been among the steady trends of dress code violations at local high schools over the years. "Really the only thing different over the years is the students being able to purchase clothing to abide by our dress code," said John Garner, principal at New Madrid County Central High School. "A lot of what they're manufacturing now isn't what girls and boys can wear in school."...
Hayti scores late to stun East Prairie (09/04/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Hayti fired the final volley in an exciting SEMO South Conference shootout, dealing the East Prairie Eagles a heartbreaking loss on Friday. With just 5.1 seconds remaining, the Hayti Indians pushed across the game- winning touchdown -- their only lead in the ballgame -- for a 36-32 opening night win...
Chaffee falls in Vickery's debut (09/04/05)
CHAFFEE -- Grandview dealt Chaffee a 24-6 loss to open the season. Moral victories are not what Chaffee football coach Charlie Vickery has in mind. Despite the Red Devils' 24-6 loss Friday to Grandview at home -- the loss extended Chaffee's losing streak to 25 games -- Vickery would be hard-...
Dexter nipped by Dragons (09/04/05)
DEXTER - The Ste. Genevieve Dragons took their state-ranked football team into Charles Bland Stadium in Dexter to take on the Bearcats on Friday night. The game was marked by excellent defense on both sides but in the end, a couple of big plays would determine the outcome of the game as the Dragons slipped by Dexter, 12-7...
Bulldogs drop season-opener to talented Caruthersville (09/04/05)
Derek James Standard Democrat SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs scored first and last against the Caruthersville Tigers on Friday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. But it was the Tigers' 43 points in between that proved to be the difference in the season-opener as Caruthersville rolled to a 43-16 victory against the Bulldogs...
Roundup: Malden knocks off Scott City; NMCC falls to Farmington (09/04/05)
MALDEN -- As he walked victoriously back to the lockerroom, first-year Malden coach Gary Blaylock was greeted by some well-wishers. "I make a motion we extend his contract another week,"one fan joked. Especially if his team keeps playing like this. ...
DAEOC announced new director (09/04/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Adelia J. "Jean" Barham is the new Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation executive director. No stranger to the Bootheel, Barham served as the program developer for DAEOC from 1976 through 1980. "I am so happy to be back in the area in which I was reared and I am especially happy to be working for an organization that makes such a difference in the lives of Bootheel residents," Barham said. ...
Tee-off for the SACC (09/04/05)
Just a reminder that the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament is fast approaching. It is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Sikeston Country Club. Tee off for the three-person scramble will be 1 p.m. If you would like to play, contact us at the Chamber office...
Under construction (09/04/05)
Elvis Simmers, an employee of the Drury Company, cuts metal studs for walls at the Shops at the Lake. Located just off the intersection of Main and Malone, the shopping area is being development by Coleman Properties.
Former Sikeston resident named Christian Academy administrator (09/04/05)
SIKESTON - Brenda Jeannette Smith is the new administrator for the Christian Academy. "I am really excited about being part of outstanding Christian education in Sikeston," said Smith. about her role at the school, located at 210 S. Kingshighway. Smith and her husband, Richard, are originally from Sikeston. ...
Business briefcase 9/4 (09/04/05)
SIKESTON - Ashley May, designer and stylist, is now at Ambitions, 934 S. Kingshighway, formerly known as Touch of Class. May, who formerly was at the JC Penney Styling Salon, can provide a range or services including hair cuts, coloring and perms. Men's haircuts are $12...
Katherine Sheppard (09/04/05)
HERNANDO, Miss. -- Katherine Sheppard, 78, died Sept. 1, 2005, at her daughter's home in Hernando. Born Sept. 14, 1926, in Russellville, Ark., daughter of the late H. Berkley and Jewel Turner Talkington, she grew up in Risco, Mo., where she graduated from high school. ...
Virdie Shaver (09/04/05)
DEXTER -- Virdie May Shaver, 92, died Sept. 2, 2005, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Leo Warford (09/04/05)
KEVIL, Ky. -- Lonnie "Leo" Warford, 76, died at 1:15 p.m. Aug. 31, 2005, at his home in Kevil. Son of the late Lonnie and Lela Joiner Warford, he was a member of Newton Creek Baptist Church, where he had been a Sunday school teacher and choir director. He was on the ASCS Committee for 18 years and a member of the Grahamville Lodge...
Roy L. Coy (09/04/05)
MADISON, Ill. -- Pallbearers at services for Roy Lee Coy, 87, formerly of Morley, Mo., who died Sept. 1, 2005, at John Cockran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo., will be: Randy Coy, James Burden, Charles Freed, Mark Freed, David Freed and Ray Gene Emerson...
Brent Robinson (09/04/05)
DEXTER -- Brent Robinson, 22, died Sept. 3, 2005, near Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Harold Fallert (09/04/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Harold G. Fallert, 76, died Sept. 2, 2005, at deGreeff Hospice House in St. Louis, Mo. Born Oct. 3, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Andrew A. and Catherine Grass Fallert, he graduated from Notre Dame High School and St. Louis University. He was retired from a career as a CPA at Schott and Vandeven. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson and Missouri Society of Public Accountants and St. Louis University Alumni Association...
Births (Published 9/4) (09/04/05)
JACKSON - Elizabeth and Edward Wright Jr. are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 7:13 p.m. Aug. 3, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Maggie Caroline Wright was born weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and 20.5 inches in length...
Sheltons will renew their vows (09/04/05)
SIKESTON -- Family and friends of Marvin W. and Barbara Shelton are invited to attend the couple's golden anniversary celebration Sept. 10 at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Mr. and Mrs. Shelton will renew their vows at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow in the dining area...
Looking Back 9/4 (09/04/05)
SIKESTON - After nearly three weeks without a new case of infantile paralysis, leading doctors believe that all threats of the epidemic have abated. --- SIKESTON - Alice Faye is the name given to a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Fowler of Sikeston. SIKESTON - Sikeston's newest industry, the Hedrick Concrete Products Corporation of Roth Street, south of Murray Lane is nearing its first year of operation. This week it passed the first millionth mark in production of concrete blocks...
Society's breakdown impacts all of us (09/04/05)
What we are seeing in New Orleans is the face of desperation. The way people handle the desperate situation there is a reflection of a nation in chaos. And it may well reflect the future of this great country as we continue our struggle between the haves and the have nots...
Speakout 9/4 (09/04/05)
I was very disturbed by your recent caller who spoke out about little dogs being tied to trees. I am a breeder and I am very concerned about the puppies I sell. It is not often very easy to follow up with the buyers of my puppies. If you have witnessed a situation as you have described, please, please notify Public Safety Animal Control and let them know this is going on because animal abuse is against the law. ...