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Stories from Friday, July 14, 2006

Swimming for the gold (07/14/06)
Kaitlin Burton, a member of the Sikeston Sharks Swim Team, practices Thursday morning. The Sharks's final home regular season meet is Saturday at the Sikeston Jaycee Pool.
Commissioners worry rising costs will impact road repairs (07/14/06)
CHARLESTON -- Risings costs and a flat budget for Mississippi County's road and bridge department were again discussed during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday. The topic opened with further discussion on difficulties associated with fixing the Levee Road at Dorena, among them the distance from the county's road and bridge department shed...
Pulling together: Generations share recipes for success (07/14/06)
NEW HAMBURG - Dumplings rolled out into the perfect thickness, fresh cabbage chopped into slaw and ovencooked roast beef topped with a homemade gravy are just some of the reasons nearly 1,000 outsiders flock each July to the little German Catholic town of New Hamburg...
Rodeo entertainer's path to stardom took many turns before success (07/14/06)
SIKESTON -- Growing up surrounded by music in Nashville, Tenn., with a father who was a bass player, Craig Morgan never intended to become a country music star. "I think that's the reason I didn't get into in," Morgan said in a telephone interview this week. "But this is my job and I'm thankful for it -- I love it and I've been blessed every day."...
Bulls snap losing streak (07/14/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulls ended a 12-game losing streak on Thursday night in Kitty League action at VFW Stadium with a 1-0 shutout over the visiting Fulton, Ky. Railroaders. The Railroaders were riding high coming into the game with the Bulls. Fulton has jumped into second place in the league, only 1 1/2 games behind league frontrunner Owensboro, Ky...
Ralston leads field by four (07/14/06)
SIKESTON -- Bob Ralston carded another low-scoring round to remain atop the leaderboard at the Health Facilities Rehab Heartland Seniors Tournament. Ralston backed up a first-round 63 with a 65 at the par-72 Bootheel Golf Club on Thursday. His 128 total, 16-under-par, gives Ralston a four-shot lead heading into today's final round...
Ashton Vinson (07/14/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Ashton Jay Rodgers Vinson, died shortly after birth July 7, 2006 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Survivors include: his parents, Tyler Jay Vinson of Bloomfield and Ashley Jean Rodgers of Dexter; maternal grandparents, Carrol and Edna Rodgers of Dexter; paternal grandparents, Raymond Vinson and Cindy Morton, both of Bloomfield; maternal great-grandparents, Carrol Rodgers Sr. ...
Lola Adcock (07/14/06)
SIKESTON - Lola Adcock, 79, died July 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Mattie Hallman (07/14/06)
NEW MADRID - Mattie Hallman, 84, died July 7, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born July 10, 1921, in Tupelo, Miss., to the late Jim and Fannie Black Bledsoe, she was a member of the Church of God in Christ in Parma. Survivors include: four nephews, Larry Bledsoe of the state of Oklahoma; Freddie Bledsoe, Ruben Bledsoe and Sherman Bledsoe, all of E. St. Louis, Ill.; and two nieces, Lisa Bledsoe of E. St. Louis, and Lila Bledsoe of New Madrid...
Mary Medler (07/14/06)
DEXTER - Mary Medler, 80, died July 13, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Visitation is from 2 p.m. until time of funeral services at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Marcus Wilkins (07/14/06)
HAYWOOD CITY - Marcus Aundrea Wilkins, 28, died July 8, 2006, in St. Louis. Born Jan. 19, 1978, in Chicago, son of the late George E. and Ida Mae Stevens Wilkins, he had lived in St. Louis and Haywood City most of his life. Survivors include: one son, Mariek Tashawn Winston of Sikeston; one brother, Reggie Wilkins of Washington; and one sister, Tarra Wilkins Bell of Sikeston...
Births (Published 7/14) (07/14/06)
DEXTER - Linda Kirkpatrick and Larry Throckmorton are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 7:26 a.m. June 6, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Larissa Michelle Throckmorton weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19 inches long...
Looking Back 7/14 (07/14/06)
SIKESTON - A.P. Sargent, M.D., physician and surgeon, stated Wednesday that he opened an office here in Sikeston on Monday. MOREHOUSE - Thad Ryan recently assumed duties as superintendent of schools here, replacing H.L. Jackson who retired. --- SIKESTON - City officials and representatives of the State Highway Department of Jefferson City met Thursday night to discuss the comprehensive street plan made by the highway department for Sikeston. ...
Your view: Good reporting (07/14/06)
Dear Mr. Jensen, This is reference to the story written by Michelle Felter in the Standard Democrat, Sunday, July 2, 2006, regarding the Guardian Angels Council 4311, Knights of Columbus Annual July 4th Picnic at Oran. We must comment you and Ms. Felter on the excellent coverage provided us on this the 98th anniversary of the Oran Picnic...
Your view: Stop trapping (07/14/06)
Editor, Standard Democrat: What does it say about us as a society when it is considered acceptable to cause pain, fear, and death to animals just to put a little fur trim on a coat ("More people turning to trapping as hobby, extra source of income," July 10)?...
Speakout 7/14 (07/14/06)
I was driving by a local dentist and I noticed him and his assistant going in on a Sunday morning with someone who had obviously spent the night in a great deal of pain. As I drove on further, I saw the local pharmacist opening his drugstore. I thought as I drove on how fortunate we are in New Madrid that we have these fine men that will come out on Sunday morning and treat someone in our small town in so much pain. ...