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Stories from Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Turnout low in New Madrid County (08/09/06)
NEW MADRID - With just over 10 percent of the county's registered voters making their way to the polls Tuesday, the county's new voting machines didn't get much of a workout. However, County Clerk Clement Cravens said he was pleased with how smoothly the election went and that election judges had the opportunity to get used to the changes...
Previous bids are amended by board (08/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Despite the board of education amending previously awarded bids during Tuesday's regular meeting, construction on the Sikeston R-6 math and science center continues to progress on schedule. During the March 7 meeting, the board originally awarded Hi-Tech with wiring and cable projects, which began in July. ...
Harper has learned the ropes (08/09/06)
SIKESTON - Sikeston native Chris Harper remembers attending his first Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo as a family outing. He was "probably 8 or 9" and it was the bull riding that got his attention back then, he recalled. There were many more years of rodeo for him growing up and when he was old enough he joined the Jaycees...
Advice given to downtown group (08/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Historic Midtown Development Group and city officials received valuable advice on how to better apply for a transportation enhancement grant next year. "All we're trying to do is do better next year," said Jim Bucher, treasurer for the Historic Midtown Development Group...
Colson elected as new circuit court clerk (08/09/06)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County voters selected a new circuit court clerk but kept their presiding county commissioner and prosecuting attorney in office for another four years. With no candidates from other parties running for the position, Leigh Ann Colson will be Mississippi County's new circuit court clerk after upsetting incumbent Karen S. Turley on the Democratic ballot 1,672 to 1,509 during the primary election Tuesday...
Horman unseats incumbent Mann (08/09/06)
BENTON -- A new man will serve as Scott County's Division 5 Associate Circuit judge. Democratic challenger Scott T. Horman defeated incumbent David C. Mann 3,710 votes to 2,635 votes during Tuesday's primary election in Scott County. Mann had not faced an opponent for 26 years...
High-energy aerobics class benefits all age groups (08/09/06)
SIKESTON -- Blaring up-tempo music, gyrating movements, sweating bodies. No, that's not a scene at the local dance club. It's Mary Lynn Alcorn's high- energy aerobics class at the Sikeston YMCA. Alcorn, a certified fitness trainer, is the pied piper of a dedicated group of students who meet four times a week to go through a rigorous hour of body shaping and cardio-fitness routines...
Tourney champs (08/09/06)
The First Baptist Church/Standard Democrat team recently won the YMCA Church League B division softball tournament defeating Miner Baptist in the championship game. Team members are front row, from left: Jamie Malugen, Derek James, Andrew Powell, Trey Davis, Brian Dowdy, David Jenkins; back row, Mark Sitze, David Jackson, Brandon Ayers, Brian Brock, Tyler Wallace, Mark Brock and Pate Hogan. ...
Hold that line (08/09/06)
Sikeston linemen go over blocking drills during a recent football practice. Monday was the first day Missouri high schools could begin practicing for fall sports. Sikeston's football team will have its first game on Sept. 1 when they host Caruthersville...
Rodeo action continues (08/09/06)
A cowboy prepares to lasso a calf during the calf roping competition at the 54th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo on Tuesday evening. The rodeo has been holding "slack" events the last two days. Tonight will be the first night of entertainment for rodeo fans. The rodeo will run through Saturday...
Nobody asked me but... (08/09/06)
Nobody asked me but...I would place Kevin Self, Mitch Wood, Tim Green and Ted Mauk on the Mt. Rushmore of high school baseball coaches in the Southeast Missouri area. Self has coached at Sikeston since 1997 and since then the Bulldogs have been the cream of the crop in Southeast Missouri...
Are you ready to rodeo? (08/09/06)
Yee hawww! The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo has arrived and I couldn't be more excited. I don't know about anyone else, but to me going to the rodeo is like a trip to the dentist or to the proctologist. As much as I hate the rodeo though, I also know how important it is to the Jaycees and the city of Sikeston, so I thought instead of bashing the rodeo I would give those who attend a few tips to help their experience...
Thelma Stilwell (08/09/06)
SIKESTON - Thelma Stilwell, 88, died Aug. 7, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 1, 1917, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Bob and Martha Evans, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. She had worked for her sister at Beauton Drugs in East Prairie and retired in 1982 after working for Peoples Bank of Lilbourn...
Louis Montjoy Jr. (08/09/06)
SIKESTON - Louis Van Montjoy Jr., 53, died Aug. 7, 2006, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Nov. 8, 1952, in Charleston, he was the son of L.V. Montjoy Sr. of Sikeston and the late Katherine Dickson Montjoy. Survivors include: five sons, Mark Harris and Louis Montjoy III of Sikeston, Louis Buchanan of Poplar Bluff, Chris McMullin of Cape Girardeau and Louis Mosby of Charleston; four daughters, Laurie Mitchell, Tonya Mitchell, Felicia Howard and Christian Montjoy all of Sikeston; three brothers, Marshall Montjoy and Kim Montjoy of Sikeston and Frankie Montjoy of Huntsville, Texas; seven sisters, Shirley Sanders and Karen Sue Montjoy of St. ...
Jewel Neal (08/09/06)
WILSON CITY - Jewel L. Neal, 85, died Aug. 4, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 20, 1921, in Weldon, Ark., to the late William and Norman Redd Jones, she had lived in Mississippi County for more than 50 years. She had worked several years with the DAEOC programs in Mississippi County and retired as a part-time Green Thumb worker at the Mississippi County Court House in 1986...
Hazel Barnett (08/09/06)
NEW MADRID - Hazel Barnett, 96, died Aug. 6, 2006, at New Madrid. Born Oct. 12, 1909, in Holland, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Clema Kolwyck. She married Robert L. Barnett, who preceded her in death. Two brothers, Van D. Kolwyck and Blan W. Kolwyck and one sister, Pauline Allen also preceded her in death...
Edward Mosby (08/09/06)
KANSAS CITY - Edward Lee Mosby, D.D.S., 69, formerly of Portageville, died Aug. 8, 2006, at his home. Born in Jan. 7, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Willard Lee and Verla Mae Haynes Mosby, after graduating from Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis he attended Marquette University. ...
Thomas Larkins (08/09/06)
CLINTON, Ky. - Thomas Rathburn "T.R." Larkins, 82, died at 5:57 p.m. Aug. 7, 2006, at Haws Memorial Nursing Home. Born July 13, 1924, in Dorena, Mo., to the late Robert R. and Annie Bennett Larkins, he was a retired farmer, a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II and a member of Columbus Baptist Church...
Looking Back 8/9 (08/09/06)
SIKESTON - A junior life saving class was taught at the Municipal Swimming Pool July 22-26. SIKESTON - Aug. 10 marks the second anniversary for The Daily Standard in modern newspaper production. For two years the newspaper has been printed on a web offset method resulting in a better illustrated product...
Your view: Help little people (08/09/06)
To Mrs. JoAnn Emerson, This letter is to let you know how I and so many other people feel. I know that I get a lot more money than a lot of people do, my income after working all of my life is $8,282.40 before deductions. After holding out Medicare premiums of $938.40 in 2005...
Speakout 8/9 (08/09/06)
First, traffic has never been "bumper to bumper" at any time going down Highway 61 unless there has been a wreck and the lanes are blocked. Secondly, the school district lines are drawn almost to the city limit sign on highway 61. Thirdly, unless you live in the SCC school district and have something to gain from your comments, get over it...