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Stories from Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Conctruction crew finds buried body in Caruthersville (08/16/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE - It was a mystery that took a construction crew and area law enforcement officers underground and back in time. At about 9 a.m. Tuesday, Caruthersville police officers were called to the Methodist Church where a construction crew was working on a sewer problem. While the crew was digging, they discovered what they believed was a cast iron sewer pipe but during further investigation the crew found what they thought to be a person in the pipe...
Back-to-school picnic (08/16/06)
Sikeston R-6 Board of Education President Julie Dolan receives an on-site chair massage from Melissa Massey of Serenity Massage and Bodywork during the district's back-to-school picnic for employees and their families Tuesday at the Clinton Building...
Homeowners face plant issues (08/16/06)
SIKESTON -- Wondering if that pecan tree needs water or why the skin on those tomatoes is cracking? And is it normal for the lawn to look so stressed? These are just some of the horticultural issues local gardeners are facing this summer or should be preparing for this month...
Memorial project progressing (08/16/06)
BENTON -- The project to update and renovate the Scott County War Memorial has moved forward another step. During their regular meeting Tuesday, Scott County Commissioners accepted the sole bid of $5,544 from International Bronze Manufacturers of Albertson, N.Y., for bronze plaques to be added to the memorial which is located on the southeast corner of the courthouse lot...
Residents sought to serve community (08/16/06)
SIKESTON -- Preparation has begun on the 2006 round of appointments for the city's boards and commissions. In September, City Council will take action on 20 new board and commission appointments and considering 21 reappointments. New this year is the Historic Preservation Commission which is slated for Council approval during the Sept. 5 regular City Council meeting...
New Madrid County R1: Two issues proposed to voters (08/16/06)
NEW MADRID - In an effort to maintain and man schools in four locations, the New Madrid County R-1 School Board will place two issues before voters at the Nov. 7 general election. One will seek funds for extensive renovation to the elementary schools at Lilbourn, Matthews and New Madrid as well as the New Madrid County Central High School. The other ballot issue will be to provide funding for staff and educational needs...
Improvements would include: (08/16/06)
Should the bond issue and tax levy pass, the improvements planned are: Heating and cooling system improvements Electrical and technology power upgrade Interior doors/hardware Flooring replacement Stage curtain replacement Acoustical ceilings Refinish gym floor...
Sikeston crew takes checkered flag at Poplar Bluff Speedway (08/16/06)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Robert Smith and Randy Collins of Sikeston garnered the feature win in the Hobby Class at the Poplar Bluff Speedway. Kyle Berry, 15, of Poplar Bluff is the team's driver. Berry has been racing for four years and also owns his own car which he races in the pure street class...
Miller takes first in BassBuster tourney (08/16/06)
CUMBERLAND, Tenn. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their seventh tournament of the year on August 6th on the Tennessee, Cumberland, and Ohio Rivers. Leon Miller won the tournament with five fish weighing 10 lbs. 3 oz. Ty Garrett was second with a six fish limit weighing 10 lbs. 2 oz. and Kenny Dement was third with a six fish limit weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz...
Breast cancer awareness rodeo (08/16/06)
The Scott County 4-H Rodeo Club is supporting the "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" campaign for breast cancer awareness. All cowboys and cowgirls will wear pink at the 4-H Rodeo on Saturday at the Sikeston Jaycee Rodeo grounds. Slack begins at 10 a.m. with the performance starting at 7 p.m. ...
Break on through (08/16/06)
Sikeston's Jerod Scott breaks through defenders during a scrimmage on Tuesday. Sikeston's football team will hold the annual Red and Black Scrimmage on Friday at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.
Nobody asked me but... (08/16/06)
Nobody asked me but...the football stadium in Sikeston is getting a face lift and it is looking great. As far as high school stadiums go in the state, Sikeston has one of the best. Now, with the remodeling of the track facilities around the stadium, Sikeston's facilities will be second to none. If you haven't seen the new track, make a point to do so. It is nearly finished...
Bombers impress at worlds (08/16/06)
SIKESTON - Two boxers from the Bootheel Bombers Boxing stable fought at the 2006 Ringside Championships at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City from August 1-5. Matt Gephart and Tyler Latamondeer both of East Prairie were among 1,100 boxers to compete in the championships...
Leave kids games to kids (08/16/06)
I came across an interesting story by outstanding columnist Rick Reilly while flipping through a recent copy of Sports Illustrated. The story involves little league and whether or not a coach made the correct decision. It happened in Utah when the Yankees and Red Sox were playing in a nine- and 10-year-old PONY league championship game. ...
Leon Cobb (08/16/06)
BERNIE -- Leon Cobb, 58, died Aug. 15, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 29, 1948, at Success, Ark. son of the late Clarence and Nancy Elizabeth Lyons Cobb, he had worked for Bernie Farmers Fertilizer. On June 11, 1967, at New Madrid, he married Paulette Orr, who survives of the home...
Laura Crawford (08/16/06)
CHARLESTON - Laura A. Nevels Crawford, 88, died Aug. 10, 2006, at her home. Born March 16, 1918, in Deventer, daughter of the late Arthur and Eliza Lucas Nevels, she was a lifelong resident of Missouri. She was one of the founding members of Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Deventer, serving as the first church secretary for over 15 years and a member of the usher board. ...
Ricky Adams (08/16/06)
CHARLESTON -- Ricky Lee Adams, 47, formerly of Wyatt, died at 12:39 a.m. Aug. 15, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 28, 1958, in East St. Louis, Ill., son of the late Walter and Katie Louise Woodruff Adams, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was of the Baptist belief...
Jacob Sitzes III (08/16/06)
ALTON, Ill. - Jacob "Jay" M. Sitzes III, 61, died at 2 p.m. Aug. 12, 2006, at his home in Alton surrounded by his family. Born Feb. 4, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Rachel T. (Ruckel) Sitzes of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Robert J. Sitzes, Jay grew up in Sikeston, graduating from Sikeston High School in 1963. ...
Mary Keene (08/16/06)
ADVANCE - Mary Dewies Keene, 79, died Aug. 14, 2006, in the Lakeview Home Care Residential Facility at Wappapello. Born Jan. 20, 1927, at Granite City, Ill., daughter of the late Charles and Mattie Milam Gunter, she worked for the Inland Shoe Factory for 22 years and retired as a field agent for the University of Missouri Extension Office. She was a member of the Bethel General Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star of Advance...
Woodrow Hawkins (08/16/06)
MATTHEWS -- Woodrow Hawkins, 86, died at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 13, 1919, in Sikeston, son of the late George Franklin and Lilly May Wright Hawkins, he was head custodian for the state highway department. A U.S. Army veteran, he served as a corporal in the 394th Infantry during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Eastside Nazarene Church...
Elmo Johnson (08/16/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Elmo Johnson died Aug. 15, 2006. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Births (Published 8/16) (08/16/06)
SIKESTON - Sarah and Brandon Barker are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born July 3, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Zoey Inez Barker weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 17.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Angla and Woody Sharp...
Looking Back 8/16 (08/16/06)
SIKESTON - Miss Lu Craft and Miss Amy Wilkinson entertained on Tuesday evening with a kitchen and linen shower complementing Miss Grace Marie Sitzes, who will be married on Sept. 3 to Nathaniel C. Watkins Jr. SIKESTON - The teacher shortage and how it affects Sikeston's school system was the opening topic of the school board meeting Tuesday. ...
The devil made me write this column (08/16/06)
You remember the old comedic line "The devil made me do it." That was just a humorous way of claiming an excuse for bad behavior. And as a society, we have increasingly become dependent on the excuse mentality. We no longer claim fault for our actions but instead, insist that someone or something else is to blame. And I, for one, am growing so very sick of this warped justification for inappropriate actions...
Your view: Scientology defended (08/16/06)
Dear Editor, I had thought the Standard Democrat was alive and well in the 21st Century, but the column written on the Scientology religion was strictly out of the Dark Ages. The misinformation was so abundant, I hardly know where to begin, but I would like to set the record straight on two primary points:...
Speakout 8/16 (08/16/06)
I would like to speak out about the recent election. I would like to start out by thanking Judge Mann for his many years of service to our area. I know that he has a good reputation of keeping order in the court room and that he does a pretty good job. ...