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Stories from Thursday, August 17, 2006

Thurmond selected to fill city post (08/17/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- After serving the city of East Prairie for nearly 20 years in a variety of positions, Lonnie Thurmond is now taking the helm as city administrator. Thurmond was officially appointed to the position by the Board of Aldermen during their regular meeting Aug. 10. A letter from East Prairie Mayor Gene Ditto regarding the board's decision appears on the editorial page of today's Standard Democrat...
More people are remembering loved ones by the book (08/17/06)
BENTON -- When one walks in the door to the Riverside Regional Library in Benton, they see a children's area to the right. It has the usual -- a table and small chairs, toys and books -- plus the recent addition of a large rug that says "Read" with books, apples, spy glasses and bookworms coming out of the book...
Sikeston seeks the support of Washington leaders in opposition to UP training rerouting (08/17/06)
SIKESTON -- Federal legislators now understand Sikeston's opposition to Union Pacific's plan to route additional train traffic through here and apparently are willing to support the cause. Mayor Mike Marshall, Michael Jensen of the Standard Democrat, and former mayor Josh Bill met Aug. 12 with Sen. Jim Talent, Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and Sen. Kit Bond's staff representative, Tom Shulte...
Rural patrols result in five drug arrests (08/17/06)
BENTON -- Two separate drug busts have led to the arrest of five local men on drug charges by the Scott County Sheriff's Department and SEMO Drug Task Force. On Monday sheriff's deputies working in cooperation with SEMO Drug Task Force agents were checking suspected drug transaction areas in rural areas of Scott County when they stopped a vehicle that matched the description of a suspicious vehicle called in by the public, according to Sheriff Rick Walter...
Class action and reaction (08/17/06)
The first day of kindergarten is filled with emotion for students and parents alike. While some greeted Tuesday at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center with fears and tears others anxiously anticipated heading to class. Top photo, Jeffery Thornbrough has his picture taken with kindergarten teacher Susan Williams. middle: A tearful Breanna Beardsley receives reassurance from her mother. Bottom: While his mother and teacher talk, Tyler McDaniell waits as patiently as a youngster can...
All-stars place high (08/17/06)
The New Madrid County 7- and 8-year-old All-Stars placed in three of four baseball tournaments during the 2006 season, with a second place at Sikeston and third-place finishes at Portageville and New Madrid. Pictured are: (front row) Jamonte Sykes, Javarcus Word, Andy Smith, Lincoln Hunter and Christian Sweatt; (middle row) Joshua Neal, Dougie Brown, Palmer Campbell, Drew Pikey, Tyler Sprouse, Monica Davis and Rhiley Smith; (back row) coaches Keith Neal and Christian Hunter...
Buttrum takes first in Super Pro at Sikeston Drag Strip (08/17/06)
SIKESTON -- Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip action. Junior Dragster Class 1st Place - Lil Grassman Sikeston, MO DI - 9.28 ET - 9.362 MPH - 64.65 RT - .541 2nd Place - Lil Possum Sikeston, MO DI - 11.83 ET - 12.010 MPH - 49.38 RT - .637...
SHS softball gearing up (08/17/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldog softball team will have big shoes to fill after graduation hit the team hard last season. The Lady Bulldogs return two players from last year's 11-13 team and must find a way to replace five stalwarts, three of which were all-region players and four-year starters, leading Sikeston to its best record ever two years ago at 16-5...
Viola Lair (08/17/06)
CHAFFEE - Viola Mae Lair, 80, died Aug. 15, 2006, at her home. Born May 22, 1926, in Ancel, to the late Homer and Lillian Gowens Poole, she owned and operated Hickory Hills BBQ and Pub in Chaffee and was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall of Scott City...
Elmo Johnson (08/17/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Elmo Lincoln "Fuzz" Johnson, 82, died Aug. 15, 2006, at his home. Born Nov. 18, 1923, in Garth, Ky., son of the late Ed W. and Susan Barnes Johnson, he served with the 10th Mt. Division of the U.S. Army during World War II in Italy, North Africa and Austria. ...
Woodrow Hawkins (08/17/06)
MATTHEWS -- Pallbearers at funeral services for Woodrow Hawkins, 86, formerly of Sikeston, who died Aug. 14, 2006, will be: Jerry Patterson, Jerry Hunley, Mike Limbaugh, Dan Limbaugh, Kent Stephenson and Gene Cantrell. Visitation is from 5 p.m. until time for services at 7 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel. Burial with full military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield...
Dal Daniel (08/17/06)
NEW MADRID - Dal Daniel, 92, died Aug. 16, 2006, at the New Madrid Nursing Center. Born Nov. 29, 1913, in Murray, Ky., he was the son of the late Perry Delmar and Bessie Lee Hendricks Daniel. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter...
Robert Marshall (08/17/06)
SIKESTON -- Robert Marshall, 73, died Aug. 16, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Patsy Wiggins (08/17/06)
JUDSONIA, Ark. - Patsy Ruth Wiggins, 85, died Aug. 16, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Helen Cates (08/17/06)
DUDLEY -- Helen Cates, 80, died Aug. 16, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Joan Gardner (08/17/06)
SIKESTON -- Joan (Chadd) Gardner, 72, died Aug. 16, 2006, at home in Sikeston, with her family. She was born Aug. 29, 1933, in Kewanee, daughter of the late Elmer and Camille (Lands) Chadd. She was a cherished mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, sister and friend...
Mary Crowley (08/17/06)
SIKESTON - Mary Alma Crowley, 87, died at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 1, 1919, in Essex, to the late Charles and Minnie English Wamble, she was a homemaker, a member of North Acres General Baptist Church and the last charter member of the First General Baptist Church of Morehouse...
Births (Published 8/17) (08/17/06)
CHARLESTON - Vanessa and Henry Davis Sr. are the parents of their fourth child, first daughter, born at 8:42 a.m. July 4, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Valisia Hendrailya Davis weighed 4 pounds, 14.5 ounces, and was 18.25 inches long...
Looking Back 8/17 (08/17/06)
SIKESTON - Howard W. Clark of Sikeston has taken a permit to construct a seven-room, 1 1/2 story frame dwelling, modern with full basement, in the Chaney Addition. CHARLESTON - Although construction of the new high school building is a little behind schedule, the target date for completion of the structure is still June 30, 1967, Supt. Tom Wells said Wednesday...
Scams not only are costly but deadly (08/17/06)
I realize that I have written on this subject in a recent column but yesterday the topic surfaced again. As anyone who even casually surfs the Internet knows, all of us receive "scam" proposals for instant riches from some mysterious foreign source. And as everyone should know, these e-mails are as phony as they come...
Your view: Forming a team (08/17/06)
Subject: City Administrator After hours of reading through one resume after the other (some quite lengthy) and a scheduled work session Thursday to discuss our findings, it became quite clear that we could reach a unanimous decision as to who was to fill the vacancy that was created by the passing of Kathy Simpkins...
Speakout 8/17 (08/17/06)
I hope all Governor Blunt's teeth fall out. After all, you took dental care away from my child. I just think it's terrible. I don't know how he lives with himself. The child is mentally handicapped at that. Like I said, his time is coming and he's going to face the big Judge for doing this to people one day...