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Stories from Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Procedure for updating GIS info is needed (03/01/06)
BENTON -- A procedure to ensure all the layers of Scott County's geographic information system are updated is needed. During the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday, commissioners discussed with county E-911 Director Joe Burton how some requests from the county clerk's office to locate an address for voter registration are not being fulfilled...
Fat Tuesday (03/01/06)
The Sikeston Fifth Grade Center held a Mardi Gras parade Tuesday afternoon at the school. The parade was the kickoff for the M.A.P. test preparation month. Floats, beads and masks were all decorated by the students at the school.
Doggone good detective work solves theft of pet (03/01/06)
CHARLESTON - Sometimes it is dogged determination that leads to the solution of a crime. Just ask Mississippi County sheriff's deputies who were able to recover a family pet after five months of investigation. According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, on Oct. ...
March Calendar Girl (03/01/06)
Brittany Belt, daughter of Douglas and Elizabeth Brooks and Louie Belt, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for March. Brittany, fourth alternate in the 2005 Miss Sikeston Contest, plans to attend Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and major in public political science following graduation from Sikeston High School...
Program is handy for those who garden (03/01/06)
CHARLESTON -- Whether it's choosing the right plants to show off during the annual Dogwood-Azalea festival or simply learning which pesticides to use in a backyard garden, completing the University of Missouri Extension's Master Gardener Program could come in handy...
Scott Central runs past Risco in semifinal game (03/01/06)
GIDEON - The Scott County Central Braves basketball team moved a step closer to a district title on Tuesday night, with a 93-76 victory over the Risco Tigers in the semifinals of the Class 1, District 1 Tournament at Gideon High School. Scott Central caged the Tigers with a full-court press and strong rebounding. The Braves forced Risco to commit 17 turnovers in the game and outrebounded the Tigers 42-34...
Johnson and Hassell are named to all-region team (03/01/06)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Three Rivers landed three players on the 10-player all-region team that is led by player of the year Tyrone Brazelton of MSU-West Plains and features five Mineral Area Cardinals. Sophomore point guard Dominitrix Johnson, the lone holdover from last year's all-region team, finished second in player of the year voting. Center Abayomi Ajasin and forward Jermaine Dailey were sixth and eighth, respectively...
Oran upsets Saxony in Class 1, District 2 tourney (03/01/06)
OAK RIDGE -- Oran heated up for 48 second-half points in a 71-52 Class 1, District 2 semifinal win over Saxony Lutheran at Oak Ridge on Tuesday. A solid defensive effort combined with blistering shooting from the field keyed No. 3 Oran's mild upset of No. 2-seed Saxony...
Nobody asked me but ... (03/01/06)
Nobody asked me but...Sikeston and Notre Dame played a boys district final for the ages last week. The atmosphere was electric and the play was top notch. Somebody please check the I.D. on freshman Michael Porter of Sikeston. He plays beyond his years and what I was most impressed with was his passing ability...
Domesticating the manly beast (03/01/06)
I have been domesticated. I hate to admit it but it is a fact that I can no longer deny. It didn't happen over night. My wife calculated, planned and then patiently waited as she watched me go from a man to a husband. When my wife met me 10 years ago, I was man's man. I had my own apartment with nothing on the walls but sports posters and nothing to eat but peanut butter, Ramen noodles with a couple cans of soda to drink...
Helen Ramsey (03/01/06)
ADVANCE - Helen Ramsey, 94, formerly of Advance, died Feb. 28, 2006, at the Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 30, 1911, at Fisk, daughter of the late Harrison and Hattie Tyree Granget, she was a homemaker and a member of the Landmark Apostolic Church. An avid quilter and crocheter, she loved to travel in her later years...
Mucy Wooley (03/01/06)
ALVIN, Texas -- Mucy Belle Wooley, 69, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Feb. 23, 2006, in Webster. Born Dec. 26, 1936, in Portageville, the daughter of James and Ruth Gray Muse, she moved to Alvin from Portageville in 1991. She married Darrel Wooley who survives...
Mattie Sharkey (03/01/06)
SIKESTON - Mattie Sharkey, 105, died Feb. 27, 2006, at her daughter's home, where she resided. Born Dec. 21, 1900, in Swan Lake, Miss., to the late Eliza Harris, she had lived in Missouri since 1930 and was a member of Zion Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Portageville and attended Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church in Sikeston...
Mickey Turner (03/01/06)
HAYWOOD CITY -- Lucille "Mickey" Turner, 67, died Feb. 25, 2006. Born Sept. 7, 1938, in Pop City, she was the daughter of the late John Henry "Snap" and Elnater "Luster" Turner. Survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Elliott and Lanelle Turner and Tommy and Raynette Turner of Sikeston and Alphonso and Mary Turner of Haywood City; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Annette and Robert Jones, Debbie and Jeff Davis Jr., Lavonda and Eddie Robinson of Sikeston and Cynthia and Isaiah McCray and Staffane Turner of Haywood City; three brothers, John Henry Turner and Don Turner of Nashville, Tenn., and David Turner of Haywood City; eight sisters, Ella Mae, Gertrude Harrington, Geneva McClinton, Rose Peet and Mary Baker of Sikeston, Doris Turner of Haywood City, Joann Jackson of Chicago and Helen Tate Jr. ...
Richard Ginder (03/01/06)
SIKESTON - Richard Ginder, 65, died Feb. 28, 2006, at his home. Born March 12, 1940, in Mattoon, Ill., son of Helen Thurman Ginder of Mattoon and the late Raymond Willard Ginder, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge, Shriners in Sikeston and JCI Senator in Illinois. He was a pyrotechnician and shot fireworks at Union City, Tenn., for 20 years and worked for DeCota Electric in Sikeston from 1977 until his retirement in March 2005...
Edith Dumay (03/01/06)
HARRISONVILLE - Edith Frey Dumay, 91, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 26, 2006, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville. Born Jan. 27, 1915, in Bonne Terre, daughter of the late George William and Mary Stephanie Bouchard Frey, her family moved to a farm just north of Sikeston in 1917. ...
Emma Ernst (03/01/06)
AURORA, Ill. -- Emma Marie Phillips Ernst, 80, passed away peacefully Feb. 28, 2006, in Aurora. Emma was born July 8, 1925, in Braggadocio, Mo. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Henry Sullenger; a granddaughter, Sheila Smith; and two brothers, Jean Phillips and Jay Phillips...
Floyd Matthews (03/01/06)
SIKESTON - Floyd Alfred Matthews Jr., 58, died Feb. 27, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 16, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Floyd A. and Mable Caruthers Matthews Sr., he was a member of the First Christian Church. He was a Chief Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1997, and then worked for Midway Wholesale Florist. He started his own karaoke business in 2002...
Looking Back 3/1 (03/01/06)
SIKESTON - James Martin left this week to enter Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Ga. His wife will join him later. CHARLESTON -State Rep. David Rolwing will introduce a bill in the House during the special session of the legislature to establish basic oil exploration and developmental laws, which he said would be designed to protect the public interest and prevent waste of natural resources. The bill will follow recommendations made by state geologist William C. Hayes, Rolwing said...
Toughen standards for vehicle safety (03/01/06)
The Missouri Legislature today is considering a bill that would eliminate vehicle safety inspections in our state. Currently 20 states require the inspections which are required every two years in Missouri. Opinions are fairly even across the state on whether or not the inspections are beneficial. There is fairly universal agreement however that the inspections are a hassle and for many vehicles, a waste of time and money...
Your view: A happy ending (03/01/06)
Dear Editor, My family visited Sikeston recently, quite unintentionally, but none the less, very happily. My daughters and I traveled from Jackson, Miss., to St. Louis and just outside of Sikeston, our trailer hitch malfunctioned and the trailer disconnected from our vehicle. Obviously, it was a dire emergency in my book!...
Speakout 3/1 (03/01/06)
Morehouse School collects Campbell soup labels. You can send them to: Morehouse Elementary, 1002 Virginia Street, Sikeston, MO 6380l. We are also collecting box tops for education and Tyson project A plus labels, which are on most Tyson products. Any help would be greatly appreciated...