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Stories from Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Investigation yields arrest for tool theft (12/28/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- An ongoing three month investigation by the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department has led to the arrest one subject for the theft from Bruce Martin Construction, just south of Portageville. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, deputies received a report in October of some stolen tools taken from Martin Construction. The tools taken were estimated at around $1,000 in value...
Trees removed at local school (12/28/05)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 maintenance workers are looking to eliminate problems left behind by brittle trees and the birds that roost in them this week. On Monday maintenance workers began removing about 10 trees located along the along the west side near Columbine Street and in front of the Sikeston Kindergarten Center...
Local counties reach agreement (12/28/05)
BENTON -- An agreement with Mississippi County's county commission has been reached, but Scott County commissioners still think state statutes should make things clearer when it comes to medical expenses for county prisoners. During their regular meeting Tuesday, Scott County commissioners reviewed the minutes from Thursday's Mississippi County Commission meeting which they attended to discuss change of venue prisoners and who is responsible for medical bills incurred by these prisoners...
Elderly woman struck by car, killed (12/28/05)
CHARLESTON -- An elderly Charleston woman died early Tuesday of injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle. According to Mississippi County Coroner Terry A. Parker, Mary Margaret Smith, 88, of Charleston was struck by a vehicle on South Main Street in Charleston and apparently stepped in front of a vehicle in an attempt to cross the road. She was air-lifted to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau and died shortly after her arrival...
Dexter's streak ends (12/28/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- For the first time since 1997, the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament will crown a champion other than the Dexter Bearcats. The third-seeded Twin Rivers Royals, led by star guard Michael Lance, dethroned sixth-seeded Dexter, the seven-time defending champions, 70-58 on Tuesday night at Bloomfield High School...
Charleston avenges loss to Kelly (12/28/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Kelly was seeking a repeat of its huge upset win in last year's Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament and top-seeded Charleston was determined not to let that happen. The Bluejays ran out to a big lead, then held on for a 57-47 victory over the ninth-seeded Hawks in Tuesday's quarterfinal round...
Nobody asked me but... (12/28/05)
Nobody asked me but...there is a travesty happening at the seMissourian Christmas Tournament in Cape Girardeau. That travesty is requiring spectators to exit the building for a second session. If one would like to watch the rest of the tournament, one has to pay another admission price to reenter the building...
Trying to understand the fans (12/28/05)
While it is cold outside and the start of baseball season is still months away, the talk never dies in "Cardinal Country." While I have been an Atlanta Braves fan since I was a little leaguer (yes middle America, there is one amongst you who does not live and die with the Cardinals), I do consider myself a Cardinal observer. ...
Vollygean Pepper (12/28/05)
ANGEL FIRE, N.M. - Visitation for Vollygean Johnson Pepper, 73, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., who died Dec. 25, 2005, will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Mike Johnson officiating...
Tommy Evans (12/28/05)
BLODGETT - Thomas H. "Tommy" Evans, 74, died Dec. 26, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 5, 1931, in Scott County, to the late Roy V. and Frances Yeakey Evans, he was retired from the Sikeston Power Plant, a member of Miner Baptist Church and a United States Army Veteran...
Alma Peyton (12/28/05)
STAFFORD, Va. - Alma Peyton, 89, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 7:20 a.m. Dec. 24, 2005, at Mary Washington Hospital. Born May 5, 1916, in Charleston, daughter of the late Frank and Lyde Dunlap Stone, she had moved to Stafford and lived there the past several years after retiring from Brown Shoe in Charleston. She was a member of the Charleston First Baptist Church...
Sharpshooter True Sr. (12/28/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Samuel Dale "Sharpshooter" True Sr., 60, formerly of Dexter and Mississippi County, died at 10:01 a.m. Dec. 24, 2005, at his home. Born April 1, 1945, in Dorena, to the late Homer Curtis and Emma Margaret Matheny True, he had moved from Dexter, and lived the past 17 years in Wappapello. He was a retired farmer, truck driver and veteran of the United States Army...
Frankie Eaves (12/28/05)
MATTHEWS - Frankie Eaves, 71, a resident of Sells Rest Home, died Dec. 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 5, 1934, in Little Rock, Ark., to the late Clarence and Josie Eaves, he had attended the Nazarene Church in Poplar Bluff...
Births (Published 12/28) (12/28/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Janet Bowers and Christopher Ditto are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 5:34 p.m. Nov. 18, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Keegan Christopher Ditto weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 21 inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Dec. 28 (12/28/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs won their first game in the Cape Girardeau College High Holiday Tournament last night by defeating the Dexter Bearcats 36-31. SIKESTON - It was announced today that J.W. Hartzog, general manager of the Hart's Bakery in Sikeston, and L.S. Hartzog, owner, that no sale has taken place of the bakeries...
Testing standards will change soon (12/28/05)
As this newspaper has long predicted, the State Board of Education next month will change the testing standards in Missouri on how students are ranked. The move - according to education officials - will simply place Missouri's standards more in line with national achievement standards. They are being truthful. But as a practical matter, the change will lower the bar for Missouri students...
Your view: Educate prisoners (12/28/05)
To: Editor of Sikeston Standard Democrat Newspaper In reference to the cartoons in Monday Sept. 26, 2005, edition by Bruce Tinsley. The cartoon showed the U.S. border with the words: "Posted! Trespassers will be given free social services, jobs, in-state tuition and lots of other cool stuff.."...
Speakout 12/28 (12/28/05)
I'd like to speak out about how well employees work for Mr. Lincoln at the Clearview Nursing Home at Miner and Bertrand. I work at Clearview and everybody really appreciates the bonuses we received from Mr. Lincoln. I have worked at other nursing homes in the area, and I feel that they treat their employees very good. They treat their employees like they appreciate them and I think it helps the quality of care that we give our residents...