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Stories from Thursday, January 12, 2006

Globetrotter visits (01/12/06)
Captain "Magic" Valentino Willis of the Harlem Globetrotters jokes with students from the Sikeston Junior High School Wednesday. Willis, the "Clown Prince of Basketball," conducts clinics around the nation to promote his anti- drug, alcohol and cigarettes campaign...
Dow Jones anticipated to remain firm in '06 (01/12/06)
SIKESTON - Local financial advisors look for the equity market to remain strong followingthis week's cross over the 11,000 mark in the Dow Jones. "I'm looking for a positive year this year for the equity market," said Dean Wooden, an independent financial advisor at Raymond James Financial Services in Sikeston. "I think the economy is much stronger and has been stronger than what people have anticipated."...
No-Tolerance Policy: City gets positive feedback (01/12/06)
SIKESTON -- While those who have paid a fine may disagree, the city's no- tolerance policy for junk and trash, derelict vehicles and tall weeds and grass has had a positive impact. "The majority of the feedback I've received, directly and indirectly, is overwhelmingly positive," said Trey Hardy, community redevelopment coordinator. "We're helping neighborhoods, we're helping landlords, we're helping tenants."...
Sikeston resident invents board game (01/12/06)
SIKESTON -- Speech-language pathologist Camille Lancaster is working to ensure conversation isn't becoming a lost art. "I've been working with children over the past years and have found a lot of kids aren't talked to," said Lancaster of Sikeston. "They sit in front of TV or a video game or are sent outside to play, and a lot of parents don't take time to talk with their kids."...
Fantasy Forecast: "The MLB Hot Stove 2" (01/12/06)
With spring training just 36 days away, Fantasy Forecast is spot-lighting the three teams that have been busiest during the Major League Baseball hot- stove. Last week we looked at the Toronto Blue Jays, who were by far the busiest American League Organization...
Sikeston junior varsity dominates Perryville (01/12/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston junior varsity basketball team improved to 9-3 on the season with a 54-25 victory against Perryville in the Cape Central Junior Varsity Tournament. Sikeston jumped out to a 16-6 first quarter lead and never looked back, taking a 33-13 halftime lead and a 50-21 edge at the end of three...
Scott County deer harvest may be modified (01/12/06)
SIKESTON -- The Department of Conservation continually modifies regulations in order to ensure adequate harvest of wildlife while maintaining healthy populations for reproduction. Since these populations can increase for decrease, regulations must adapt to keep pace with wildlife numbers...
Local girls teams roll (01/12/06)
Staff reports Standard Democrat SCOTT CITY -- The top two seeds in the Scott-Mississippi Conference girls basketball tournament coasted to opening-round victories Wednesday night with dominating defensive performances at Scott City High School. Second-seeded Kelly shut out tournament host Scott City in the second period of a 52-16 victory...
Rev. George Hill (01/12/06)
ESSEX - Rev. George Hill, 87, died Jan. 10, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter. Born Jan. 17, 1918, in Matthews, son of the late James R. and Pearl Mae Hunott Hill, he had lived in the Matthews and Sikeston area until 1940 when he moved to Essex. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and was the pastor for approximately 40 years at the Assembly of God Church in Essex...
Harold Hartman (01/12/06)
ORAN - Harold David Hartman, 84, died Jan. 10, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 10, 192l, in Lilbourn, son of the late Walter Martin and Mae Clara Penrose Hartman, he served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theatre. A heavy equipment operator with Local 513, he was a member of St. Mark Masonic Lodge and Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran...
Raymond Jordan (01/12/06)
BERTRAND - Raymond William Lee Jordan, 93, formerly of Caruthersville, died Jan. 9, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 3, 1912, in Kennett, son of the late William T. and Pearl Mae Ford Jordan, he had worked in highway construction with Penzel Construction before retiring...
Jessie Vaughn (01/12/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jessie A. Vaughn, 88, died Jan. 10, 2006, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. Born Sept. 14, 1917, at Swifton, Ark., son of the late Lennie and Albert Vaughn, he was a veteran of the United States Army and operated the Portageville Pool Hall and Flea Market...
Dobbie Duncan (01/12/06)
ADVANCE - James "Dobbie" Duncan, 46, died Jan. 11, 2006, at his home. Born April 28, 1959, at Bloomfield, son of the late Paul and Bernice Morlan Duncan, he was a construction worker. On Feb. 18, 1989, at Bloomfield, he married Dorothy Hill, who survives of the home...
Billie O'Neal (01/12/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Billie Lois O'Neal, 71, died at 3:25 a.m. Jan. 12, 2006, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. Born March 7, 1924, in Rainbow, Texas, daughter of the late Tom and Frances Boggs O'Neal, she was a retired teacher from Southeast Missouri State University and a member of First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Edward O'Herin (01/12/06)
NEW MADRID - Edward F. O'Herin, 86, died Jan. 11, 2006, at his home in New Madrid. Richards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Lana Corlew (01/12/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Lana Jean Corlew, who died on Jan. 8, 2006, were: Jerry Griffin, Bob Griffin, Jared Hueckel, Jeff Hueckel, Eddie Hill and Harvey Noyes...
Births (Published 1/12) (01/12/06)
SIKESTON - Joey and Tabatha Massey are the parents of their third child, second daughter, born at 8:12 a.m. Dec. 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Alyssa Leann Massey weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Lisa and Lonnie Cochran and Chris Gregory...
Looking Back 1/12 (01/12/06)
SIKESTON - Miss Gustine Tinder, who has been an employee of The Standard for the past several months as an assistant bookkeeper and collector, left to accompany her parents to Flat River where they will make their future home. SIKESTON - A tentative $2,111,100 school budget was presented to the Board of Education by Superintendent of Schools, Lynn Twitty. ...
High heating cost solution at sources (01/12/06)
By now most readers of this column are well aware of the cost increases in heating your home this winter, primarily those using natural gas. Home heating oil used extensively in the eastern part of the country is also experiencing a similar jump in price...
Speakout 1/12 (01/12/06)
I'd like to speak out about Wal-Mart. Every time I go in there, I am a disabled person, there is never a cart, one of the riding ones. I have a broken hip and I'm gonna have to have hip replacement and all. There is no riding courts ever. And what riding carts there are, they got signs on them where they ain't no good or something. ...