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Stories from Thursday, June 22, 2006

Bill could help give more food to needy (06/22/06)
SIKESTON - The Bootheel Food Bank and Mission Missouri received good news June 6, when Governor Matt Blunt signed a bill from the Missouri House of Representatives that could potentially provide more food for distribution to the needy. House Bill 1559 adds grocery stores and convenience stores to the list of businesses that can donate any canned or perishable food to charity without being subject to civil damages arising from the condition of the food, unless an injury is caused by gross negligence or intentional misconduct.. ...
Other weekend events (06/22/06)
Biking isn't the only source of entertainment in East Prairie this weekend. It is the beginning of the Sweet Corn celebration, which continues through the Fourth of July. Here's a glimpse of a few other activities planned for this weekend: Scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. ...
Many to wheel into East Prairie for Tour de Corn (06/22/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The 60-mile route Tim Sanders and Allen Meeks of Sikeston signed up for in this weekend's Tour de Corn didn't sound like enough. So, the two friends plan to bike the round trip to East Prairie, too. "That will make it about 100 miles," Sanders said...
Teens are arrested for breaking into vehicles (06/22/06)
SIKESTON -- Two Sikeston youths were arrested by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety early Wednesday morning for breaking into vehicles. At 11:11 p.m. Tuesday, a resident of Jackson Street called DPS to advise her 14- and 15-year-old foster sons were out past curfew and that her husband was trying to find them...
Two Scott County men enter guilty pleas (06/22/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Two Scott County men were among four entering guilty pleas on drug-related charges in federal court. Jimmy A. Jordan, 33, entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on Wednesday. Jordan now faces a maximum of 40 years imprisonment and a $2,000,000 fine or both with the court imposing a period of supervised release of four years. Sentencing is set for Sept. 25...
County needing people to help with search, rescue operations (06/22/06)
Scott Welton Standard Democrat SIKESTON -- The Scott County First Responders are looking for people willing to make themselves available in times of crisis. The First Responders are a non-profit group formed to assist local emergency management agencies during disasters and to assist with search and rescue operations, according to Tom Wilson, chairman of the Scott County First Responders' board since being elected Dec. 1...
Post 114 falls in extra innings (06/22/06)
SIKESTON -- It took 11 innings and more than three and a half hours, but Dunklin County Legion Post 303 outlasted Sikeston Post 114 for a 7-4 victory in district action on Wednesday evening at VFW Stadium. With the victory, Dunklin County secured the top seed in the district tournament in July as they finished with a 3-1 mark. Scott County also finished with a 3-1 record, but Dunklin County will have the top seed by virtue of its victory in head-to-head competition...
Render Whitfield (06/22/06)
BERTRAND -- Render Smith Whitfield, 93, died June 20, 2006, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Born March 14, 1913, in Aberdeen, Miss., daughter of the late Will Smith and Katie Bell Marshbank Smith, she had lived in Missouri for over 80 years. She was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Henson, where she was an usher and a member of The Mother's Board, Pastor Aid Committee and the senior choir...
David W. Irwin (06/22/06)
SIKESTON -- David W. Irwin, 85, died at 7:55 p.m. June 21, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with the Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Suzi Glaus (06/22/06)
BENTON - Suzi Glaus, 61, died June 21, 2006, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
James Elliott (06/22/06)
THEBES, Ill. - James Chester Elliott, 58, formerly of Scott and Mississippi County, died at 6:30 a.m. June 19, 2006, at the V.A. Medical Center in Marion. Born Sept. 28, 1947, in Cairo, to Mary Alberta Sands Elliott of Sikeston, Mo., and the late James Chester Elliott Sr., he was a graduate of St. ...
Lucille Biggerstaff (06/22/06)
DEXTER - Lucille Biggerstaff, 97, died June 20, 2006, at the Sunset Hills Nursing Center in Sunset Hills. Born Dec. 15, 1908, in Murray, Ky., daughter of the late Perry Delmar and Bessie Lee Hendricks Daniel, she was raised in Dexter, but after her marriage lived for many years in St. Louis...
Ashabranner - Spain (06/22/06)
MALDEN -- Gina Ashabranner of Malden has announced the engagement of her daughter, Danielle Nicole, to Kyle Benjamin Spain, son of Brenda and Eddie Spain of Portageville. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Kevin Ashabranner. Ashabranner is the granddaughter of Geraldine and Norman Ashabranner and Mamie and Billy Johnson, all of Gideon. A 2005 graduate of Gideon High School, she attends college and is employed at Falcon Door and Windows in Malden...
Looking Back 6/22 (06/22/06)
SIKESTON - Scoring in seven out of the nine innings, the American Legion softball team defeated the Junior Chamber of Commerce by a score of 18-7 in a game Friday night which saw both teams kicking the ball around. SIKESTON - There will be an informational dinner tonight at the high school cafeteria for informational purposes to the public about the fund-raising campaign for the Missouri Delta Community Hospital. The dinner starts at 6 p.m...
It's not our nature to prepare for nature (06/22/06)
A government report out this week says that we Americans remain woefully unprepared for catastrophes such as 9/11 or Hurricane Katrina despite years of warnings and billions spent on preparations at all levels of government. The report lists the gaps in our preparedness and includes the areas in most need of attention...
Speakout 6/22 (06/22/06)
You think you and Morley are having trouble with a dog catcher, try the west end of Sikeston. It's like pulling your eye teeth trying to get somebody down here. I think it is totally ridiculous people calling in speaking about welfare, this and that. ...