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Stories from Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Nobody hurt (11/23/05)
David Turner, pictured center, and two passersby wait for assistance following Turner's one-vehicle accident on eastbound Interstate 57 just east of Harlene Street Tuesday. Turner's vehicle overturned at around 2:15 p.m. when the trailer it was pulling, which was loaded with several rolls of carpet, fishtailed, spinning the vehicle around which then overturned as it left the road...
No paper Thursday (11/23/05)
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Standard Democrat will not publish an edition on Thursday and the offices will be closed. The offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday and publication will resume. The employees at the Standard Democrat wish all our readers and their loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving...
Ideas for future of former high school considered at meeting (11/23/05)
BENTON -- Funding sources, renovation costs and building usage were among the top areas of concern as members of the Benton community gathered Monday night at the Scott County Courthouse to brainstorm about the future of the former Benton High School building...
No primary will be needed in Sikeston (11/23/05)
SIKESTON -- City council positions in Sikeston and Charleston will be decided April 4. Filing closed Tuesday in both municipalities with the number of candidates below that which would have required a primary election Feb. 7. In Sikeston, incumbent Mike Marshall will face a single opponent, Wayne Morgan, in his race for a second three-year term as mayor...
Emergency response planning begins by Scott County leaders (11/23/05)
BENTON -- In the event of an emergency in Scott County, the county jail is the first place to look for leadership. County officials and volunteers involved in county emergency response operations met as a group for the first time Thursday. "We're going to try to do that every couple of months," said Joe Burton, emergency management director for Scott County, during Tuesday's regular county commission meeting...
Thanksgiving celebration (11/23/05)
Sikeston Kindergarten Center students Makenzie Lutz and Natalie Patrick sing "Ten Little Indians" during the schools annual Powwow. Each class at the school conducted a Powwow to celebrate Thanksgiving.
DPS roundup nets 35 (11/23/05)
SIKESTON - It wasn't the holiday greeting they may have expected when more than 30 individuals found themselves facing law enforcement officers early Tuesday. It was, instead, "Operation Cold Turkey." At approximately 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, along with members of the Scott County Sheriff's Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, SEMO Drug Task Force, New Madrid County Sheriff's Department and Mississippi County Sheriff's Department began serving warrants in Sikeston. ...
Wrestlers fall to Mules (11/23/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Sikeston opened its wrestling season with a 48-30 dual loss to Poplar Bluff on Tuesday. "I'm kind of excited with what I saw tonight," said Sikeston coach Ivan Robison. "The kids that worked out with me all summer won their matches and that's what I expected. Freshman Jordan Mays' win was a little bit of a surprise."...
Nobody asked me but . . . (11/23/05)
Nobody asked me but...the Sikeston Bulldogs boys basketball team will make the Class 4 final four. That's right folks, Bob Marley sang it well with "Redemption Song" and the basketball team will redeem the athletics program at Sikeston with a glorious season...
Richland rolls past Naylor in opener (11/23/05)
ESSEX-The Richland Rebels basketball team notched their first victory of the season, as they defeated the Naylor Eagles at home by a score of 64-34. For first-year head coach Jeff Jennewein of Richland, the victory was a first step in a long season...
Riverbend Classic will tip off Friday (11/23/05)
NEW MADRID -- Local fans will again be entertained by a top-drawer brand of basketball as the 11th annual Riverbend Classic Shoot-Out tips off this weekend at New Madrid County Central High School. The "Rumble by the River" features a quality field of outstanding high school teams from Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi...
Riverbend schedule (11/23/05)
Friday NMCC vs. Memphis Central, 3 p.m. Vashon vs. Pine Bluff, 4:30 p.m. Bell City vs. West Memphis, 6 p.m. Charleston vs. Byhalia, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Byhalia vs. NMCC, 3 p.m. Pine Bluff vs. Jackson, 4:30 p.m. Memphis Central vs. Charleston, 6 p.m. West Memphis vs. Vashon, 7:30 p.m...
Silverthorn signs (11/23/05)
Paige Silverthorn signed a letter of intent to play softball for the 2007 edition of the Delta State Lady Statesmen Tuesday afternoon. Silverthorn garnered First Team All-District as an outfielder for SHS last season after batting .394 with eight RBIs and 12 stolen bases. From left are: Tiffany King, Karen Silverthorn, Silverthorn, Gary Silverthorn and Erin Shepherd. Back row: Brad Blackmon and Brent Keefer...
Sally Kirby (11/23/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sally Ann Linley Kirby, 41, died at 11:45 p.m. Nov. 20, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 6, 1964, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Dick and Maude L. Jackson Linley, she lived all her life in Mississippi County and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Lora Whittenburg (11/23/05)
MALDEN - Lora Whittenburg, 91, died Nov. 22, 2005, at Malden Nursing Center in Malden. Born May 18, 1914, in Gray Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mr. Theddeous Bryant. On Dec. 17, 1928, in New Madrid, she married Orby C. Whittenburg, who preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1980...
Carroll Robertson (11/23/05)
SIKESTON - Carroll Robertson, 91, died Nov. 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 18, 1914, in Washington, Mo., son of the late Gracie L. and Alvina Fahrendorf Robertson, he was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 224, the Eagles Aerie 3319, the Veterans of Foreign Wars 5368, and played drums in the Rhythm Airs and original Senior All Stars. ...
Louis Christopher (11/23/05)
LILBOURN - Louis Christopher, 91, died Nov. 23, 2005, at Beverly Health Care Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Jack Phillps (11/23/05)
DOGWOOD - Elvin D. "Jack" Phillips, 92, died at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 29, 1913, in Dogwood, son of the late Thomas M. and Bernettia Ann Johnson Phillips, he retired from General Motors in Detroit and returned to Dogwood where he was a school bus driver for the R-2 School District and member of the Dogwood United Methodist Church...
Looking Back 11/23 (11/23/05)
SIKESTON - At the Rex Theatre: "Brester's Millions" with Dennis O'Keefe and Helen Waller. Tomorrow "Frisco Sal" with Turhan Bey and Suzanna Foster. LILBOURN - A meeting was held this week in the city hall for planning of a Junior Chamber of Commerce here. Meeting with the group were five members of the Portageville Jaycees, who are assisting in the establishment of a charter...
Speakout 11/23 (11/23/05)
This is to the person who said that Sikeston is a hick town. If you don't like Sikeston, stay out of it. Good afternoon. The article that said can't trust women. Let me tell you something. We work in a society where we do the best we can. I work for a trucking company here in Sikeston. ...