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Stories from Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Kewanee man gets seven years in federal prison (09/28/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Kewanee man was sentenced to seven years in a federal prison on felony drug charges. David Paul Wood was sentenced to 87 months in prison on one felony county of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Upon release from prison, he will be placed on three years supervised release. Wood was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel...
Calendar Girl (09/28/05)
Bailey Sells, daughter of Angela Jones and John Sells, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for October and a finalist in the 2004 Miss Sikeston Contest. Miss Sells is planning to attend Webster University in St. Louis.
Grand jury wanted in Mississippi County (09/28/05)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County's prosecutor is hoping for judicial approval to convene a grand jury. County commissioners approved $5,000 to cover grand jury expenses during a recent County Commission meeting, according to Darren Cann, Mississippi County prosecuting attorney...
Grants for new windows needed (09/28/05)
BENTON - Information on the next round of historic preservation grants will be ready within the month, according to Scott County Developer Joel Evans. "It went from soon to very soon to actually having a date," Evans said during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Nobody asked me but . . . (09/28/05)
Nobody asked me but...after a football team has dropped 28 games in a row, you would expect fan turnout to be sparse. Especially if said game was more than an hour's drive away. Give some credit to the loyal fans of the Chaffee Red Devils. Chaffee has dropped 28 straight football games but you could not tell that by the turnout Saturday afternoon at Portageville...
Bluejays looking to rebound from loss (09/28/05)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston was derailed by New Madrid County Central while Malden was dominated by Dexter in last week's high school football action. The two teams will try to get back on track when they meet at Charleston on Friday night. The Charleston Bluejays (3-1) saw a 16-0 first-quarter lead evaporate to the upstart NMCC Eagles in a 24-22 upset...
Little League football still going strong after 31 years (09/28/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Little League football season is well under way this year as teams have already have two games under their belts. Sponsored by the Sikeston Jaycees, the league has been in operation since 1974. After 31 years of operation, this league has molded boys into men and has made grown men appreciate giving back to their family, friends and community...
Bulldog soccer falls to Jackson (09/28/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team lost a heart-breaker on Tuesday night to the visiting Jackson Indians by a score of 1-0. Jackson controlled the first half as the action was in their zone much of the time. The Indians outshot Sikeston 8-4 in the first half as they put the Bulldogs on their heels throughout...
Roundup: Brinkmeyer tosses one-hitter against East Carter (09/28/05)
ELLSINORE -- Sikeston's Molly Brinkmeyer tossed a one-hitter to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 6-1 win over East Carter on Tuesday. Brinkmeyer allowed one unearned run on one hit with 11 strikeouts and one walk. Precision execution was a key to the Bulldogs' offensive performance...
Donald Gremard (09/28/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Donald R. Gremard, 58, died at 7:20 p.m. Sept. 26, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born May 4, 1947, in St. Louis, son of the late Ralph W. and Lowanda l. Young Gremard, he had worked as an auto mechanic for many years and had served in the U.S. ...
Ozzie Henderson (09/28/05)
LILBOURN - Ozzie Henderson, 87, died Sept. 22, 2005, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Aug. 8, 1918, in Pinchye, Ark., he worked for Noranda before retiring in 1990. Survivors are: four sons, Eric Blair of Minneapolis, Minn., Dr. Orzie Henderson Jr. ...
Joe Davis (09/28/05)
SIKESTON - Joe Reginald Davis, 92, died Sept. 25, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born June 1, 1913, in Regent, N.D., son of the late Raymond W. and Hallie McKinney Davis, he was a precision machinist for Greenlee Brothers in Rockford, Ill., before retiring...
Earl Faire (09/28/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Earl Faire, 84, died at 12:15 p.m. at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Mary Jones (09/28/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mary Elizabeth Jones, 69, died Sept. 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 14, 1936, in Dorena, daughter of the late George and Hattie Wilson Simpkins, she had lived in Missouri all her life and was a member of Union Baptist Church of Pinhook...
Jeanne Pettit (09/28/05)
PERKINS - Jeanne R. Pettit, 56, died Sept. 26, 2005, at her home. Born Aug. 13, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Lowell and Betty Owens Stephens, she was a 1967 graduate of Advance High School and Postmaster of the Perkins post office. On March 8, 1968, in Flint, Mich., she married Don Pettit who survives of the home...
Births (Published 9/28) (09/28/05)
SIKESTON - Chad Evans and Kacy Murphy are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 11:56 a.m. Aug. 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Zoe Lene' Evans weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. Murphy, daughter of Kathryn Ethridge and Bill and Ann Ethridge, is employed as a wrap operator with Good Humor-Breyers,...
Looking Back 9/28 (09/28/05)
SIKESTON - Miss Olivia Osburn sustained a broken hip in a fall at her home on West Gladys Street last Saturday. She was removed to St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, where she is receiving treatment. --- SIKESTON - Bernard Rice, a junior, suffered a broken wrist during a football scrimmage...
Hurricanes taught us valuable lessons (09/28/05)
Two final (hopefully) observations about the recent hurricanes that devastated much of the Gulf Coast. First, it now appears that much of the television media hype over the chaos in New Orleans was ill-founded. Granted, there was ample looting and random shootings. Granted, there were drug overdoses in the Super Dome. But if you took the word of the television talking heads, you would have thought war had erupted in New Orleans...
Speakout 9/28 (09/28/05)
I am in need of some help. I am a lady 76 years old. I have no place to live. My health is real, real bad. I have about eight things wrong with me. I can't find a place here in town to live. I have a little pet. I draw $900 a month social security so I can't afford much. I am in bad need, I'm appealing to you. One bedroom, bath, and kitchenette. Call at 620-0834. I'm hoping you can help me...