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Stories from Sunday, December 11, 2005

Multi-state drug ring includes area woman (12/11/05)
HAYTI - A federal grand jury has indicted 40 defendants, including a Southeast Missouri woman, for participation in an organization responsible for transporting methamphetamine from Arizona to Missouri, Arkansas and Texas for distribution and related offenses...
It's the busiest time of the year for the U.S. Postal Service (12/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston U.S. Postal Service bulk mail clerk Ted Whittenberg gauges the different levels of the bustling holiday season not by a date -- but by how long it takes him to unload the big mail truck each day. "A big truck comes in about 6 o'clock, and if gets out of here at 6:15, I'm doing good," Whittenberg said. "Nowadays 6:45 is good."...
Shipping and mailing deadlines (12/11/05)
To ensure your package arrives by Christmas, follow these guidelines: Dec. 14: Deadline to ship parcel post Dec. 17: Deadline to order USPS holiday gifts Dec. 19: Deadline to ship first-class mail; deadline to send NetPost CardStore greeting cards Dec. 21: Deadline to ship using priority mail service...
Ferrell earns PRCA team roping honors (12/11/05)
SIKESTON -- When Ty Ferrell competes in front of hometown fans at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo for the first time next year, it will be as the circuit's champion heeler. To win the championship, Ferrell accumulated the most win earnings as a heeler in team roping competitions in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's Great Lakes Circuit during 2005...
Rebounding leads Risco to victory (12/11/05)
RISCO - The Risco Tigers boys basketball team won their second straight game of the season, as they defeated the Bernie Mules at home, by a score of 75-64 on Friday night. The game featured a total of 42 fouls between the two schools. Risco attempted 41 foul shots, while Bernie attempted 23 shots from the line...
Scott City uses size in victory (12/11/05)
SCOTT CITY -- The Oran Eagles turned in another subpar defensive effort in an 82-63 Scott-Mississippi Conference loss to the Scott City Rams on Friday. "If we don't guard, we're not going to win games," said Oran coach Jason Andrews. "This is the third game that we've given up 80 or more points. "But it's only the third game and they're just juniors and sophomores, so we're getting a lot of experience early. As the season goes on, I think we'll learn how to stop people."...
'Dogs rout NMCC in third place game (12/11/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs captured third place in the 34th Annual Sikeston Invitational Tournament with a dominating 67-45 victory against New Madrid County Central. The Bulldogs led just 19-15 after one quarter and saw NMCC cut the lead to 19-17 to start the second period...
Blytheville rallies past Charleston in second half (12/11/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Invitational Tournament has seen many great teams over the course of its 34-year history. It's only fitting that the tournament championship, in its final year, would come down to two powerhouse programs on Friday night between Blytheville (Ark.) and Charleston at the Sikeston Field House...
Kelly beats St. Vincent, 71-56 (12/11/05)
CEDAR HILL -- Free-throw shooting played a big role in the semifinals of the Mobil On the Run Classic on Friday, as the Central boys basketball team hit just nine of 19 in a 65-56 loss to Marquette at Northwest High School in Cedar Hill, Mo. Central trailed 34-33 at halftime and was down two after three quarters. Marquette (3-0) outscored the Tigers (2-3) 14-7 in the final quarter to pull away...
Try singing a new tune for the 12 days of Christmas (12/11/05)
A new tune for the 12 days of Christmas Michelle Felter Standard Democrat "Five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree." Sound familiar? Most of us have heard the traditional tune for the 12 days of Christmas. But, this year, we'll make the song a bit more helpful and give readers tips they can actually use during the final 12 days before Christmas...
Clinic works to offer choices in medical care (12/11/05)
SIKESTON - It's a case where first choice is many choices. Smith Street Medical Clinic, 117 Smith St., and 1st Choice Family and Occupational Medical Clinic, 121 Smith St., combine to offer choices in general and specialized medical care for Southeast Missouri residents...
Most Bootheel counties add jobs in October (12/11/05)
JEFFERSON CITY _ Employment in October increased in Missouri's metropolitan areas, while unemployment rates statewide were generally about the same or slightly lower than in September, the Department of Economic Development said. Locally, the unemployment rates dropped slightly for the most part...
New Rural Development specialist announced (12/11/05)
CHARLESTON - Tracy L. Williams was named a Rural Development specialist of the USDA for the Rural Development office in Charleston. Catherine Walters, Rural Development manager, announced the appointment. Ms. Williams' new duties will include providing credit and technical assistance to the rural people and communities within Mississippi and New Madrid counties along with assisting in endeavors for more rural and business development within these counties. ...
On the job (12/11/05)
Sarah Crouthers has joined Bryan Cave Strategies LLC as special assistant to the Chairman Jack Oliver. Prior to joining Bryan Cave Strategies, Crouthers spent two years in the office of Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson as legislative correspondent. In this position, she interpreted agriculture, judiciary, labor, environmental and tax issues for Emerson's constituents. ...
Lawrence Vinson (12/11/05)
WYATT -- Lawrence Edward Vinson, 64, died Dec. 8, 2005, on Highway HH three miles east of Wyatt from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Feb. 7, 1941, in Charleston, son of the late George and Rita Sisk Vinson, he had lived his entire life in Mississippi County, was retired from McTigue Construction and was of the Baptist belief...
Oscar Miller (12/11/05)
MALDEN -- Oscar Aaron Miller, 82, died Dec. 9, 2005, at his home. Born May 7, 1923, in Risco, son of the late Otis and Orpha Jackson Miller, he was a member and a deacon of the Pleasant View General Baptist Church at Risco. Retiring after being employed 22 years by Wal-Mart, he was also a retired road supervisor for the New Madrid County Highway Department and was a member of the Four Mile Masonic Lodge at Campbell...
Olian Pigg Sr. (12/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Olian Lee Pigg Sr., 70, died Dec. 9, 2005, at his home. Born March 19, 1935, in Waynesboro, Tenn., he was the son of the late Ed and Bessie Elizabeth Pigg. In 1956, he married Marian Faye Copus who preceded him in death on April 9, 1998...
W.P. Lee (12/11/05)
CHAFFEE - W. P. Lee, 93, of Chaffee died at 12:40 a.m. Dec. 10, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Michael Wilson (12/11/05)
CHARLESTON -- Michael Wilson, 29, died Dec. 8, 2005, from injuries sustained in a automobile accident on Interstate 57 near Charleston. Born June 5, 1976, in Hayti, he was the son of the late Michael Brown Wilson and the late Marilyn Wilson, who died Dec. 8 in the same accident...
Stephenson - Burger (12/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Candace Nicole Stephenson and Travis Ray Burger were united in marriage Sept. 3, 2005, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Scott Sunnenberg performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Nancy Stephenson of Shelbyville, Ind., and the bridegroom is the son of Jim and Robin Kindle of Sikeston...
Jordan - Essner (12/11/05)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Jody Christine Jordan and Matthew Eugene Essner were united in marriage May 7, 2005, at St. Peters Catholic Church in Jefferson City. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Jane Jordan of Jefferson City. Her grandparents are John and Anna Lee Young of Springfield, Frances Jordan of Jefferson City and the late Jack Jordan...
Ponder - Milster (12/11/05)
CHARLESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ponder have announced the engagement of their daughter, Leia Elizabeth, to Benjamin Paul Milster, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Milster of St. Peters. A 2001 graduate of Charleston High School, the future bride is completing a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Baker Sr. of Charleston and Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Ponder Jr. of Sikeston...
Courtois - Mills (12/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Roy and Linda Miller have announced the engagement of their daughter, Brittney Nichole Courtois, to Joshua Blake Mills, son of Bill and Janet Mills of Sikeston. A 2003 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride is employed by First Security State Bank...
Looking Back 12/11 (12/11/05)
SIKESTON - In Sikeston High School news, the honor and proficiency rolls have been compiled for the semester. SIKESTON - The Sikeston Junior Chamber of Commerce cleared $600 Monday toward the dog project as the Jaycees presented their Jaycee Day over the local radio station...
Making it a gift not another handout (12/11/05)
With Christmas just two weeks away, the phones have been ringing constantly from area residents in need of assistance this holiday season. The long- running Community Christmas Campaign, sponsored by the Standard Democrat, ended (for all practical purposes) last year. We said last year and we'll repeat again why we reluctantly ended this 25-year tradition...
Speakout 12/11 (12/11/05)
I'd like to speak out about the man who got shot in the back. I thought it was illegal to discharge a firearm in the city limits, but I guess it's alright to shoot someone in the back. As much trouble as we have in the west end of town, we really need another club right uptown...