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Stories from Wednesday, November 30, 2005

New E-911 equipment hooked up (11/30/05)
BENTON -- Scott County is now enjoying the benefits of a centralized dispatching center. The new Emergency 911 equipment at the Scott County Jail's dispatching center was turned on Monday afternoon, Sheriff Rick Walter said during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Middle school library gets makeover (11/30/05)
SIKESTON -- A once gloomy library is now a brighter, more appealing place for students and staff at Sikeston Middle School. "It's a lot more modern and usable," said principal Roy Frakes. "And the students have better access to the computer lab."...
Calendar Girl (11/30/05)
Mykah Bryan, daughter of Bethley Carden and Mike Bryan, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for December. Miss Bryan was the first alternate in the 2005 Miss Sikeston Contest. She plans to attend the Southeast Missouri State University and major in elementary education...
'Dogs lose opener (11/30/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs' basketball team dropped its season- opener to the Blytheville Chickasaws on Tuesday, losing 71-63 at the Sikeston Field House. The Chickasaws, sporting an enormous front-line, was simply too strong in the paint for the smaller Bulldogs...
Advance, Scott Central advance (11/30/05)
ORAN - The 50th Annual Oran Invitational entered day two of play, as first round competition continued with the Advance Hornets defeating the Kelly Hawks, 72-59. Kelly was a bit too aggressive in the game as the Hornets went to the foul line 36 times and made 24 charity shots. The Hawks only went to the line 17 times and made eight free throws...
Charleston blows out Bearcats (11/30/05)
CHARLESTON -- The talented Charleston Bluejays had little trouble dismantling the inexperienced Dexter Bearcats in a non-conference matchup at Charleston on Monday. Charleston pounded Dexter 80-49 to improve to 3-0 on the young season, while the Bearcats fell to 0-1...
Nobody asked me but . . . (11/30/05)
Nobody asked me but...no worries Sikeston fans, the loss to Blytheville in boys basketball is not the end of the world. Remember, the Chickasaws are coming off a year in which they reached the state semifinals and they return most of their lineup. Blytheville might be the best team Sikeston plays all year. It will still be a special season for the Bulldogs...
East Prairie wins in tourney (11/30/05)
BERNIE -- The second-seeded East Prairie Eagles advanced to the second round of the Bernie Invitational Tournament on Tuesday with a 68-47 victory against seventh-seeded Bloomfield. East Prairie got 25 points out of senior Dez Johnson to lead the way for the Eagles. Sophomore Tony Jones had 12 points followed up by Mitchell Winchester with 10 points. Zach Secoy added eight points...
Heartland wrestling is set to begin season in DeSoto (11/30/05)
SIKESTON -- The Heartland wrestling club is beginning its third season this weekend in Desoto. Coming off a great 2004--2005 season with 14 state placers and 3 state champions, the team is looking for another year of great wrestling. Last year alone they won over 180 medals and in the past two years combined, and had 32 state placers and seven state champions...
Kenny Darter (11/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Kenneth Dean "Kenny" Darter, 59, died at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 29, 2005 at his home following an extended illness. Born Oct. 30, 1946, in Matthews, son of the late Grady Norman and Mary Paralee Bratton Darter, he was a 1964 graduate of Matthews High School and served in the Missouri National Guard 1140th Engineer Battalion for seven years. He was a procurement agent and supervisor with the Missouri Department of Transportation for 29 years until his retirement in 1998...
Teddy Walker (11/30/05)
CARLISLE, Ark. - Teddy Randy Walker, 64, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 27, 2005 and entered Glory. Born May 7, 1941, to the late Floyd and Bessie Walker, he served his country in the United State Army for 1960-1963. As a devoted husband and a loving and caring Dad, he leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Paullester Walker; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Johnny Jones and Terry and Michael Gordon; three sons and daughters-...
Sandy Brown (11/30/05)
DEXTER -- James Haskell "Sandy" Brown, 65, died Nov. 28, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 1, 1940, in Bernie, son of Eula Latham Brown of rural Dexter and the late Haskell Brown, he was a former journeyman lineman for REA and a former long distance truck driver. A veteran of the United States Navy, he was of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) belief and attended the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Virginia Penton (11/30/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Virginia M. Penton, 86, died Nov. 28, 2005, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Born Aug. 2, 1919, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Andy Elmer and Fannie Clementine Bolin Rankin, she was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bogalusa, La., where she was also a member of the Eastern Star. She was a housewife and former resident of Herrin, Ill...
Births (Published 11/30) (11/30/05)
SIKESTON - Kristen Loafman and Mason Boardman are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 8:44 a.m. Oct. 18, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Kadynce Layne Boardman weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long...
Looking Back 11/30 (11/30/05)
SIKESTON - After more than 35 years of mail service to the people of Sikeston, Chris L. Francis will retire Nov. 30. SIKESTON - The Junior Chamber of Commerce will finance the training and selection of a police dog for the police department. Bob Bozell, chairman of the project, announced today that the club decided to undertake the project because of national acceptance of the police canine dog corps...
Handouts won't lure jobs to urban areas (11/30/05)
Few if any federal programs have been as dismal a failure as the Clinton administration's 1994 urban empowerment zone initiative. Back a decade ago, six urban centers were each handed $100 million to promote job growth in the inner cities. Clinton followed that in 1998 with another $400 million for another handful of urban centers, even though the jury was still out on the first urban experiment in 1994. ...
Your view: Terrorism's threats (11/30/05)
During the Vietnam war, the media was showing all the bad that was happening and none of the good our troops were doing. The Department of Defense formed five combat motion picture teams (2 Army, 1 Marine, 1 Air Force and 1 Navy). I was an enlisted photographer and assigned as the first cameraman on the little five man Navy team. ...
Your view: Keep the school (11/30/05)
Dear Editor It seems that interest has somewhat waned in the proposed Matthews School District. A grassroots movement of concerned citizens saved the Matthews Elementary School in the bond issue of 2002, then the committee moved ahead to form, or rebuild, the Matthews School District...
Speakout 11/30 (11/30/05)
How would I to begin to have a Sikeston attorney investigated for deceptive business practices involving Social Security Disability settlements? I was told by the local FSA office, that I am not the first case. There are two more cases just like mine pending where this attorney is holding money that does not belong to him. This is a public warning to all future potential clients...