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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stories from Wednesday, February 1, 2006

New tax revenues improve outlook (02/01/06)
NEW MADRID - The good news in the New Madrid County budget for 2006 is listed No. 1 - anticipated revenues are going up. The 2006 projected general revenues are $4,451,700 and New Madrid County Clerk Clement Cravens noted in his budget message this is approximately $1.5 million more than was collected in 2005. ...
Calendar girl (02/01/06)
Logan Inman, daughter of Jerry and Lela Inman, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for February. Miss Inman was third alternate in the 2005 Miss Sikeston Contest. She is planning to attending Southeast Missouri State University where she will major in nursing...
Shaking up local attitudes: Local citizens must prepare for the next major earthquake (02/01/06)
SIKESTON -- Anyone who hasn't started preparing for a major earthquake should do so now, emergency officials said during Tuesday's town hall meeting at the Clinton Building in Sikeston. About 100 public officials and concerned citizens turned out for the meeting, which kicked off the statewide observance of Earthquake Awareness Week set for Feb. 3-8...
New fingerprinting system may be on horizon (02/01/06)
BENTON -- The Scott County Sheriff's Department may soon be equipped with a state-of-the-art fingerprint system. During their regular meeting Tuesday, Scott County commissioners approved applying for a grant to fund the purchase of a new fingerprinting system for the sheriff's department...
Sikeston anchors Pirates (02/01/06)
PERRYVILLE -- The Sikeston Bulldogs picked up their third straight win as they defeated district foe Perryville, 89-61 on the road on Tuesday. The Bulldogs (12-6) took control of the game early and they were not threatened thereafter. Sikeston never trailed in the game and led by double figures midway through the first quarter...
Third quarter explosion lifts East Prairie over Puxico (02/01/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie Eagles basketball team took care of the visiting Puxico Indians on Tuesday night, with a 84-73 victory. The Eagles put the game away in the third quarter with a 19-3 run, fueled by the play of senior Mitchell Winchester. After only scoring two points in the first half, Winchester found his groove in the second half with 24 points to lead East Prairie to the win...
Nobody asked me but ... (02/01/06)
Nobody asked me but...Dez Johnson of East Prairie is having a very solid year at point guard for the Eagles. The last two games witnessed by your humble scribe on the Prairie, Johnson has combined for 24 assists. Johnson has cat-like quickness and excellent vision to see the entire floor. Johnson can penetrate any defense and the big men down low for East Prairie are usually set-up for an easy basket in the paint...
Dexter blows out Richland (02/01/06)
ESSEX -- What appeared to be a good game on paper turned out to be anything but. Both Dexter and Richland entered the game with similar records, and with starting center Drew Satterfield absent with the flu for the Bearcats, fans were anticipating a classic Stoddard County Activities Association (SCAA) shutout...
Risco wins fifth straight (02/01/06)
WARDELL - The Risco Tigers basketball team won their fifth game in a row, with a 81-63 road victory over the host North Pemiscot Mustangs in Tri- County Conference action on Tuesday night. Balanced scoring led the Tigers to victory, as four players ended up with double-digit scoring in the contest...
'Jays 'D'estroy Jackson (02/01/06)
CHARLESTON -- Motivated by Saturday's loss to Malden, the Charleston Bluejays came out on fire and put the Jackson Indians away early in a matchup of two of the SEMO Conference's best on Tuesday. "We talked about that Malden loss and I told the kids, 'this doesn't matter, it's how you respond after this loss that matters,'" said Charleston coach Danny Farmer. "We couldn't have responded in a better way."...
Help, I'm caught in the Web (02/01/06)
I have a love, hate relationship -- with the Internet. I love that 24 hours a day, seven days a week I have any information I am looking for at my fingertips. I can contact friends and even buy items I need without ever getting out of my chair. But for all the good, there is just as much that makes me want to throw my computer out into the street and run over it with my car until I am out of gas...
Monty McTigue (02/01/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Waymon Marshall "Monty" McTigue, 51, died Jan. 30, 2006, near East Prairie. Born April 27, 1954, at Charleston, son of Bennie Sue McIlroy McTigue of East Prairie and the late Fremont Marshall McTigue, he lived all his life in East Prairie where he worked for 22 years at the family-owned business, McTigue Construction. ...
Laura Betts (02/01/06)
CHARLESTON - Laura Lee Betts died Jan. 26, 2006, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Born in Charleston, to the late Elder Elijah and Louise Thomas Betts, she graduated from high school in St. Louis and was a member of the Opportunity Church of God, where she was a member of the choir...
Ray Moll (02/01/06)
SIKESTON - Ray A. Moll, 84, died Jan. 31, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Christene Godwin (02/01/06)
MORLEY - Pallbearers for services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Christene Godwin, 72, who died Jan. 29, 2006, were: Nathan Mays, James Mays, Donnie Mays, Darrel Mays, Kenneth Warren and Andrew Warren.
Doyle Shrull (02/01/06)
SIKESTON - Doyle Wayne Shrull, 40, died Feb. 1, 2006, at his residence in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
William Scales (02/01/06)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - William Hobart Scales, 64, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died Jan. 25, 2006. Born Sept. 30, 1941, in St. Louis, son of the late Everett and Jewel Freeman Scales, he was a member of Lynch View Baptist Church, where he served as deacon, and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Ben Vaughn (02/01/06)
DEXTER - Ben Hubert Vaughn, 99, died Jan. 27, 2006, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born July 27, 1906, at Dexter, son of the late W.J. and Mary Alice Bobbitt Vaughn, he was a 1924 graduate of Dexter High School. He was a salesman for Swift and Company in St. ...
Chuck Henzi (02/01/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Charles Frederick "Chuck" Henzi, 58, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 28, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 8, 1947, in Erie, Penn., to the late Robert Charles and Ann Marie Harrington Henzi, he was a 1965 Sikeston High School graduate, received an associate degree from Kemper Military Academy at Booneville, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in mass communications and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau.. ...
Births (Published 2/1) (02/01/06)
JACKSON - Tracy and Kevin Lawson are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 5:01 p.m. Dec. 30, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Charles Miller Lawson II weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Ron and Pauline Romine of Rolla...
Looking Back 2/1 (02/01/06)
SIKESTON - One of the prettiest social events was held at the S.C. Club on Jan. 26. when Mrs. H.A. Bach entertained with a formal dance in honor of her son, Alfred. It was his 16th birthday. SIKESTON - Rural real estate appraisal, a credit course, will be organized in Sikeston at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Sikeston Production Credit Association meeting room, Tom B. Stroup, county extension director for Scott County in Benton, announced today. Anyone interested can be present for an explanation...
Railroad proposal is on wrong track (02/01/06)
A Union Pacific railroad proposal to reroute train traffic in Sikeston that would bring as many as 20 additional trains through here daily is wrong from countless standpoints. We fully recognize the benefits and need for rail corridors throughout our region and we rely on the trains to bring goods and services to our community. But the Union Pacific plan would bring no benefits whatsoever to our community. In fact, that added rail traffic would pose serious safety issues...
Speakout 2/1 (02/01/06)
I'd like to speak out on Mike's article on Jan. 22, about the two fellows who were supposed to be executed. The best thing I can say is, "Right on, Brother, Right on!" The quicker we can get rid of people like that the better off we all are. I read in the Sikeston paper last week that a bill was passed to increase the rates of people on their home gas heating. ...