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Stories from Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Kids raking in donations to help an injured friend (11/02/05)
MATTHEWS -- When one of their own was recently injured in a four-wheeler accident, the children of Matthews proved you're never too young for community togetherness. A few weeks ago 12-year-old Ashley Geiser was rushed by helicopter to a Cape Girardeau hospital after being thrown from the four-wheeler she was riding and hit her head...
County sales tax will be key issue on ballot (11/02/05)
NEW MADRID - New Madrid County residents will go to the polls Nov. 8 to decide whether to impose a countywide sales tax. The New Madrid County Commission has proposed a 1/2 cent sales tax. Of the money generated, the Commission has allotted 25 percent to be shared among the incorporated cities within the county...
County focuses on E-911 center (11/02/05)
BENTON -- Moving Scott County's E-911 dispatch call center to the new communication center at the county jail once again was the focus for County Commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday. "We're on the right track and on schedule if SBC doesn't hold us up," said Joe Burton, emergency management director...
Calendar Girl (11/02/05)
Jessica Paige Harrington, daughter of Rose Johnson, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for November. Miss Harrington was crowned the 2005 Miss Sikeston during the American Legion's Cotton Carnival's Miss Sikeston contest. Miss Harrington plans to attend the University of Missouri at Columbia where she will major in psychology and criminal justice...
Fall work (11/02/05)
Thomas Lankheit, 6, helps his grandmother, Mary Ann Kilmer, rake her yard. Leaves around the area, are turning colors and falling with the change of the weather.
Soccer tourney set for this weekend (11/02/05)
SIKESTON -- From humble beginnings, the Sikeston Youth Soccer League (SYSL) has built the area's largest youth soccer tournament. Starting with a 17-total team participation in 1995, the 11th annual Bootheel Classic Soccer Tournament has grown to 124 teams from Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee...
Nobody asked me but . . . (11/02/05)
Nobody asked me but...the game of the week in Southeast Missouri for high school football will take place in Caruthersville, as the Tigers will entertain the East Prairie Eagles. The winner will be Class 2, District 1 champs and the other will think what might have been...
SHS looking to end season with win (11/02/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - With no playoff appearance possible, the Sikeston Bulldogs will play out its final regular season game tomorrow night at Houck Stadium as they take on the Cape Central Tigers. The Bulldogs (1-8, 0-2 SEMO North) will be playing a Cape Central team that could conceivably tie for the Class 4, District 1 lead, but they are mathematically eliminated due to the MSHSAA points system...
Champions (11/02/05)
The Astros won the 10 and 11-year-old Southeast Missouri Fall Baseball Championship. Team members were, front row, from left: Devin Watkins (Jackson), Paul Fox (Bloomfield), Tyler Anderson (Sikeston), Thomas Sanders (Bloomfield), Zach Crader (Jackson), Kyle Causey (Bloomfield); back row: Cord Sheehy (Sikeston), Clay Macke (Jackson), Bayne Farmer (Jackson), Conner Landers (Sikeston), Brenden Weiler (Ste. Genevieve) and Drew Harper (Sikeston)...
Fights please fans in Dexter (11/02/05)
DEXTER - Fight night at the Eagles Aerie #4062 ended with all the fans wanting to know when it was going to come back. About 200 fans filled the venue for the fights Saturday night and everyone was patient as they waited for the first bell to kick off for the evening...
BassBusters held final tournament of season (11/02/05)
LAKE GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their final tournament of the season, a two-day event, on October 21st and 22nd on Lake Guntersville, Alabama. Leon Miller won the tournament with a two day total of 33 lbs. 3 oz. Ty Garrett was second with 21 lbs. 12 oz. and Jim Davis was third with 21 lbs. 2 oz...
Sikeston shuts out Blackcats, Notre Dame up next (11/02/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Bulldogs boys soccer team advanced to the district finals in Class 2, District 1 with a 1-0 victory over the Fredericktown Blackcats at Notre Dame High School. The Bulldogs kept constant offensive pressure on the Blackcats and played flawless defense in the game to secure the win...
Dorothy Holmes (11/02/05)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy Jean Holmes, 56, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5 p.m. Oct. 31, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 19, 1948, at East Prairie, daughter of Margaret J. Woods Maness of Sikeston and the late Curtis Oliver and George Maness, she lived in Sikeston most of her life and was employed with Cott Beverages...
Hondo Sauceda (11/02/05)
BELL CITY -- Alex "Hondo" Sauceda, 72, formerly of Oran, died at 1:11 a.m. Nov. 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 26, 1933, in Waco, Texas, son of the late Susie Valdex and Vidal Sauceda Sr., he was a retired farmer...
Shannon Howell (11/02/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral services conducted on Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Shannon Dale Howell, who died on Oct. 30, 2005, were: Kenny Trout, Tom Walker, Don Walker, Mike Fritts, Curtis Musgraves and Wayne Becker. Honorary pallbearer was Wendell "Smitty" Smith...
R.F. Guerra (11/02/05)
CHARLESTON -- Dr. Renatto F. "Doc" Guerra, 84, died at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 1, 2005, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 13, 1921, in Black Water, son of the late John B. and Louisa Baldasso Guerra, he was raised north of Kansas City and graduated from the Chicago School of Optometry in 1942. ...
Kevin Hammer (11/02/05)
CHICAGO - Kevin Bradley Hammer, 39, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Oct. 27, 2005, at his residence. Born March 20, 1966, in Mississippi County, he was the son of the late Billy Hammer and Betty Jean Cook Weems. Survivors include: four sisters, Theresa J. ...
Louis Chadd (11/02/05)
SIKESTON -- Louis Chadd, 66, died Nov. 1, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Bertie Cullins (11/02/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services for Bertie M. Cullins, 86, who died Oct. 31, 2005, will be: Scott Graham, Darrell Williams, Bob Williams, Dale Duncan, Dan Senter and Lee Dacus. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today with services to follow at 11 a.m. at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel...
Births (Published 11/2) (11/02/05)
MATTHEWS - Debra and Rodney Dunlap are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 8:37 p.m. Sept. 30, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Elijah Paul Dunlap weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are John and Susan Beardsley of Sikeston...
Looking Back 11/2 (11/02/05)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's Police Chief Harold Wallace, and Paul Bucholz are the proud owners of Sikeston's new Fords, delivered this week. SIKESTON - Congressman Paul Jones, Kennett Democrat, will dedicate Sikeston's new post office at 2 p.m. Sunday. ...
A good education includes life skills (11/02/05)
I know I've addressed this topic before but I might as well wade through the minefield once again. The topic is education and the question is "Do we prepare students today for the life skills they will need to survive?" Now let me explain. By life skills I mean the ability to balance a checkbook or prepare a simple meal. That's my definition and I'm stickin' to it!...
Speakout 11/2 (11/02/05)
This is to the person who did the speakout on "Right on Mike" on Wed. Oct. 26. Why is it when African American people get together they are called a mob or a gang? When in actuality sometimes we are just getting together just to have fun, just to laugh and to talk. ...