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Stories from Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Parades, patriotism, fun mark the Fourth (07/05/06)
SIKESTON - While area law enforcement reported a relatively quiet Fourth of July holiday, Missouri's roadways were crowded and in at least one case locally, deadly. A Southeast Missouri resident was killed in an accident over the Fourth of July holiday, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports...
Saving gas is priority among travelers (07/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Fourth of July is over, and vacation season is at its height right now with skyrocketing fuel prices lingering at the pumps. "Fuel is so expensive right now, customers are asking for anything they can do to save gas," said Wade Owens, service manager of Morlan Dodge Inc. in Sikeston...
Upcoming blood drives (07/05/06)
Following is a list of upcoming blood drives in the area. A more extensive list can be found online at www.americanredcrossblood.org. July 9 July 12 July 13 July 17 July 18 July 19...
Red Cross is asking for blood in region (07/05/06)
SIKESTON -- With the blood supply at a critically low level, eligible donors are being asked by the Red Cross to make giving blood part of their summer plans. Currently, the American Red Cross Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region's supply stands at just over one day...
Decorative bras are on display at Sikeston Depot (07/05/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston depot has hosted an array of art exhibits over the past years, but none like the one opening today. "The Art of Underpinnings: An Art Challenge" will be on display at the depot through August, featuring the work of artists from three states showcasing a 36 artistically decorated bras...
Road woes continue for Sikeston Bulls (07/05/06)
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston Bulls continued a downward spiral, suffering their 10th loss in 11 games. The Farmington Firebirds hammered the Bulls 13-1 on Tuesday as Austin McDowell took the loss. Further details were unavailable at press time. On Monday, Sikeston blew a four-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning to drop an 11-10 decision to the Tennessee T's...
Garrett tops BassBusters (07/05/06)
The Bootheel BassBusters held their fifth tournament of the year on Lake Barkley at the Devil's Elbow ramp on June 25. Ty Garrett won the tournament with a six-fish limit weighing 14 lbs.-10 oz. Leon Miller was second with a six-fish limit weighing 12 lbs.-1 oz. and Mitch Allen was third with five fish weighing 11 lbs.-12 oz...
Nobody asked me but ... (07/05/06)
Nobody asked me but...somebody please inform the authorities that we have a missing "team" report to file. What has happened to the Sikeston Bulls? The Bulls last played a home game 11 days ago and one home game in the last 17 days. This break from home games could not have come at a worst time for the Bulls. The last home game on June 26 drew the largest crowd in franchise history and the Bulls won the game...
Sikeston outslugs Jackson (07/05/06)
SIKESTON - If you are a fan of high scoring, offensive-minded baseball, your dream game was held on Monday night at the VFW Stadium in Sikeston. In what could mildly be categorized as a offensive onslaught, the Sikeston American Legion Post 114 slugged the visiting Jackson Legion into submission, 20-15...
Rules do more harm than good (07/05/06)
There are stupid laws everywhere. In Devon, Conn., it is unlawful to walk backward after sunset; in Arizona it is prohibited to hunt camels; and, my favorite, in Marshalltown, Iowa, horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants. The only problem with these laws is they aren't enforced. ...
Joe P. Heisserer (07/05/06)
NEW HAMBURG -- Joseph Phillip "Joe" Heisserer, 89, died at 8:33 a.m. July 2, 2006, at his home in New Hamburg. Born Oct. 3, 1916, in Kelso, son of the late August and Clara Bucher Heisserer, he was a self-employed farm machine repairman and a bus driver for Kelso C-7 School District for 12 years. A United States Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg, where he was a member of St. Joseph Sodality and a Eucharistic minister...
Melvin Woods (07/05/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Melvin Eugene Woods, 68, died at 11:35 p.m. July 3, 2006, at his home. Born May 11, 1938, in East Prairie, son of Dimple M. Harden Woods of East Prairie and the late Neal E. Woods, he lived near Zalma for the past several years and retired from Tyson Foods of Dexter. He attended the Brush Creek Baptist Church at Arab...
Kenneth Carter (07/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Kenneth Carter, 81, died July 2, 2006, at his home in Sikeston. Born May 10, 1925, in Sikeston, son of the late Homer Haddock and Lottie Williford Carter, he had lived in Sikeston since 1961 and was a sales representative for Bruce Terminex for many years; he had also worked for Midway Wholesale Florist of Sikeston. A Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he served aboard the USS Tuscaloosa as a boatswains mate from 1941 to 1945...
Anna L. Frala (07/05/06)
LILBOURN - Anna L. Frala, 87, died July 5, 2006, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Madrid. Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Joyce L. Collins (07/05/06)
SIKESTON - Joyce L. Collins, 53, died at 2:46 p.m. July 3, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Ray Lawson (07/05/06)
HAYWARD - Ray Lawson, 62, died July 2, 2006. Born July 22, 1942, at Portageville, he was the son of the late Odell and Mattie Hawks Lawson. On Dec. 6, 1980, he married Francis Yarbrough, who survives of the home. Other survivors include: three sons and two daughters-in-law, Billy and Teresa Lawson of Portageville and Troy and Teresa Johnson and Clint Johnson of Jackson, Tenn.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sharon and Kevin Keown of Van Buren, Terrie and Sid Alvarado of Greenwood, Ind., and Daphne Duncan of Marston; one brother, Richard Lawson of Conran; two sisters, Darlene Bush of Cape Girardeau and Minnie Lou Hildabrand of Armour, Colo.; and 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.. ...
Sylvester Pride (07/05/06)
HAYTI - Sylvester N. Pride, 78, died June 30, 2006, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital. Born April 26, 1928, in Sludge, Miss., he was the son of the late Lewis and Ida Jones Pride. He was married to Norma Jean Minner, who preceded him in death on Aug. 10, 2005...
Rebecca Newman (07/05/06)
CONWAY, Ark. -- Rebecca Louise Newman, 56, died June 19, 2006, at Conway Regional Medical Center of an extended illness. Born May 13, 1950, in the state of Missouri, the daughter of Dean W. and Verna C. Lewis Hawley of Salem, Mo., she was a homemaker and a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Conway...
W.J. McMikle (07/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Willard "W.J." McMikle, 82, died at 6 a.m. July 5, 2006, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Carroll Young (07/05/06)
PUXICO -- Carroll Richmond Young, 82, died July 3, 2006, at the Veteran's Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 26, 1923, in Arbyrd, son of the late Thomas and Ruth Kenser Young, he had lived in the Puxico community for many years and was a retired carpenter and construction worker. He was a member of the World Wide Church of God. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the European Campaign...
Oren Whiteside (07/05/06)
SIKESTON -- Oren K. Whiteside, 85, died at 1:30 a.m. July 5, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Looking Back 7/5 (07/05/06)
SIKESTON - Summer time is definitely here for the first cotton bloom has been reported to the Standard office. The first cotton bloom was brought to the office by T.F. Jackson of the Wayside Plantation. SIKESTON - Wesley Hodges has the first cotton bloom found in this area. Hodges farms in the Thrash Farm, five miles south of Sikeston. He is raising 70 acres of Arthur M cotton. The bloom was found Tuesday...
Immigration changes the face of the U.S. (07/05/06)
Come this October - or thereabouts - the population of the United States will hit 300 million. It was 1967 when our population topped 200 million. It will be in the 2040s when the population will likely top the 400 million mark. But as is often the case, those numbers don't begin to explain the impact of this growth or the changes that are virtually inevitable. ...
Speakout 7/5 (07/05/06)
I'm sitting here watching the 5 o'clock news, and I was just wondering does Tiffany Sisson put weaves in her hair or does it grow that fast? Because from my experience, no one's hair grows that fast, not even mine. This is about 'Ban the burning.' Farmers have been burning their fields since the beginning of time, since this country was ever started. This same person puts this in here every year I've noticed. That's all I've got to say about this...