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Stories from Friday, September 1, 2006

Labor Day: Heavy travel is expected (09/01/06)
SIKESTON -- With local gas prices hovering around $2.40 per gallon, more motorists are expected to travel Missouri highways this Labor Day holiday weekend than last year. About 6.5 million Midwesterners of the total 35.2 million are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home this weekend, AAA reports. Towns/rural areas top AAA's list of preferred destinations this holiday with 28 percent. Last year 34.8 million Americans traveled during the holiday weekend...
Field Day unveils new research and building (09/01/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Learning the latest research with some of the area's major crops is just one of the reasons 1,500 to 2,000 farmers, high school students and agriculture experts and dealers attended the 45th annual Delta Center Field Day Thursday at the Rone Exhibit Hall and Lee Farm in Portageville...
ATV permits discussed at meeting (09/01/06)
CHARLESTON -- An East Prairie resident would like Mississippi County to begin allowing the use of four-wheelers on county roads. Jon Archie asked county commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday if they would consider issuing special ATV permits as allowed under state statutes...
"Fill the Boot' (09/01/06)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officer Derick Wheetley collects money for the Muscular Dystrophy "Fill the Boot" campaign. The money received will be donated during the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon which is Labor Day weekend.
No foul play is suspected in death of infant (09/01/06)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A two-month old infant died after she was discovered not breathing by her mother. Responding to a 911 call at 6:42 a.m. Thursday, Caruthersville police officers went to a residence on Beckwith Street where they were met by Alyssa Hilburn holding her daughter, Myia. Hilburn informed the officers the child had stopped breathing...
Season opens tonight (09/01/06)
Jeff Wilson, a Sikeston Public School's maintenance employee, puts a second coat of paint onto the SPS football stadium Thursday morning. The Bulldog's will open the season against the Cauthersville Tigers starting at 7 p.m.
Office will be closed Labor Day (09/01/06)
Due to the Labor Day holiday, the offices of the Standard Democrat will be closed on Monday and no paper will be published. The offices will reopen on Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. and publishing will resume. Employees of the Standard Democrat wish all our readers and their families a safe and enjoyable Labor Day...
Hughes perfect for Kelly (09/01/06)
BENTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks softball team continued their wining ways early in the season with a 3-0 shutout over the visiting Cape Central Lady Tigers at home on Thursday afternoon. Kelly starting pitcher Kailie Hughes was untouchable on the mound for the Lady Hawks. Hughes faced the minimum number of batters in seven innings and threw a perfect game...
SHS soccer struggles in season opener (09/01/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Notre Dame Bulldogs sent an early message to the Sikeston Bulldogs with a dominating performance in their first encounter of the fledgling season. Sikeston, the two-time defending district champion over perennial district favorite Notre Dame, was drubbed 6-1 by the host Bulldogs in the opening round of the Notre Dame Soccerfest on Thursday...
Bluejays looking to get off to fast start (09/01/06)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays open the 2006 football season hosting SEMO Conference Central Division rival Kennett tonight at Marshall Field. The Bluejays look for a fast start to a season in which they have something to prove following a disappointing finish in 2005...
Paul Stewart (09/01/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Paul Erwin Stewart, 20, died Aug. 30, 2006, in a motorcycle accident on State Highway W in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 19, 1985, in Cape Girardeau, son of Mark Stewart and Lizabeth Boone. He and Michelle King were married July 24, 2004, in Jackson...
John W. Cross (09/01/06)
CHARLESTON -- John Wayne Cross, 44, died at 3:40 p.m. Aug. 31, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 6, 1961, in Cairo, Ill., son of the late John W. and Mary Lois Sheckell Cross, he moved to Charleston in 2001 after having lived in Wyatt most of his life. He was employed by his friend, Elvin Barker, in construction as a roofer...
Looking back 9/1 (09/01/06)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Bill Walker will accompany their son, Billy Bob, Monday to St. Louis, where he will enter the Christian Brothers College for the following school year. CHARLESTON - The Mississippi County Museum and art gallery was dedicated Friday afternoon when Gov. Warren Hearnes and Betty Hearnes were present to officially open the facility in the old Russell building...
Your view: Event was success (09/01/06)
The NMCC Project Graduation Committee would like to extend a special thanks to all who supported fundraising projects and special thanks to the parents who worked so hard all year to make Project Graduation 2006 a success: New Madrid County Central High School, The Weekly Record, New Madrid Eagles, Pro Pizza, Ramey Supermarket, Dave's Bestway, Martindale Chevrolet Pontiac Inc., Knights of Columbus, Courtois Auto Sales and Service, Shirley Perry-Realtor, Richards Funeral Home Inc., Silman Truck Repair, H and R Block-New Madrid, Dr. ...
Your view: Vote yes for a cure (09/01/06)
As a grandparent of a child that suffers from a disease that someday may be cured with stem cell research, I strongly support stem cell research for Missouri. Stem cells could provide cures for over 70 diseases like diabetes, Parkinson's, cancer, heart disease, ALS, Sickle Cell disease and spinal cord injuries that afflict hundreds of thousands of Missouri children and adults...
Speakout 9/1 (09/01/06)
I was just reading the newspaper and saw where they placed an article on the front page about a child getting bit by a pit bull. I was just thinking that if that was any other kind of dog it wouldn't even have been in the paper and they wouldn't even have put what kind of dog it was and that's why pit bulls have the reputation that they do because of the media. ...