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Stories from Thursday, May 4, 2006

Street repairs to begin May 8 (05/04/06)
SIKESTON - Beginning at 7 a.m. May 8, the following streets will be reduced to one lane due to milling and overlaying of asphalt: S. Prairie (from Gladys to Murray Lane), S. Handy, Cottonwood, Marie and Lake (from Sikes to N. Ranney). These projects will continue for approximately 7 to 10 days (weather permitting). All motorists and residents in the area are asked to use alternative routes to avoid this construction site, and are encouraged to use caution when in the construction areas...
A closer look at MIP (05/04/06)
Missouri's new Minor in Possession (MIP) "possession by consumption" law became effective Aug. 28. The new MIP "possession by consumption" law expands the old MIP law's definition of "possession" to include "possession by consumption" and being "visibly intoxicated."...
Construction continues (05/04/06)
Tim Cook of Fronaberger Concrete smoothes concrete while other employees pour additional areas of the foundation of the Sikeston Public School's Math and Science Center Wednesday. The 34,000-square-foot building will be completed by December.
Storm damage (05/04/06)
Employees of Sonic and Dexter Bar-B-Que pick up debris which was blown off the barbecue restaurant's roof during Wednesday's storm. Strong winds also forced trees to topple over in the lawn and on the roof of the home formerly known as The Victorian Cafe, located at 407 S. ...
Teens are now facing tougher penalties for drinking (05/04/06)
SIKESTON -- When it comes to underage drinking, teenagers aren't oblivious to the dangers associated with it. As one Sikeston Senior High School student recently put it, "We're not idiots. We get the concept of life and death." Maybe so, but accidents happen -- even to the most intelligent teens...
SEMO to host OVC meet (05/04/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Southeast Missouri State hopes to soon add to its large bounty of Ohio Valley Conference track and field titles --this time without having to leave home. The OVC outdoor championships will be in Cape Girardeau for the first time since 2002...
Willie Mills (05/04/06)
ORAN -- Willie B. Mills, 72, died April 28, 2006, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Jan. 8, 1934, in Malden, daughter of the late Everie and Georgia Mae Steward, she was a member of Divine Second Chance Ministries and was a former member of Greers Chapel Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Juanita DeBlois (05/04/06)
KENNETT - Juanita B. DeBlois, 84, formerly of Mexico, Mo., died May 1, 2006, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born Feb. 5, 1922, at Miami, Mo., daughter of the late Harry and Nellie Neighbauer, she had spent most of her life in Mexico, moving to Kennett in 1993. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mexico and retired in 1985, as a housekeeper from the Audrain County Hospital and was a veteran of the United States Army...
LeAnn Pflaster (05/04/06)
DEXTER - LeAnn Pflasterer, 45, died April 29, 2006, at her home in Dexter. Born Dec. 13, 1960, in McClainsboro, Ill., she was a member of the Cock Fighters Association of America. On Aug. 8, 1981, in Winkle, Ill., she married Lawrence Pflasterer who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 2003...
Makayla Wheatley (05/04/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Makayla Wheatley, 4 months old, died May 4, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
James Cossiboom (05/04/06)
SCOTT CITY - James Cossiboom, 48, died May 2, 2006, in Olive Branch, Miss. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Births (Published 5/4) (05/04/06)
NEW MADRID - Tiffany Givens and Henry Hill are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 8:15 a.m. Dec. 9, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Lux'Sharee Nickole Hill weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Renee Givens and Tim Bevly Sr. of New Madrid...
Looking back 5/4 (05/04/06)
SIKESTON - J.F. Cox Jr. won the Junior Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament held at the Sikeston Country Club Sunday afternoon, carding a 77 to lead a field of 22 players. SIKESTON - Retiring district Lions governor Charles Mitchell made his final meeting yesterday at a luncheon meeting held at the Country Club. Also, he said, two new clubs were organized in the district at Essex-Grayridge and Centerville...
Raise rates for junk mail, not first class (05/04/06)
I remember the time when mail was delivered to your home TWICE each day and the cost of postage then was probably less than 2 cents. Now granted, I understand much has changed since those bygone days. But the Postal Service announced yesterday they want to raise the price of stamps to 42 cents next year and I can't help but wonder how long American consumers will rely on "snail mail."...
Your view: Help available (05/04/06)
In Sunday's Standard Democrat, an article on Page 5 (of The Scene) discussed the dilemma some Medicare Part D patients were having by reaching the "donut hole" or gap as I prefer to call it. If these folks had received advice from their own trained health insurance agent, there would be no story!...
Speakout 5/4 (05/04/06)
I'm calling SpeakOut to speak out about the public housing for the elderly, the disabled and low income people in Sikeston. I'd like to know why it is when you sign the lease to live in one of these apartments you are told no one can live with you. ...