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Stories from Sunday, September 3, 2006

ATV accident seriously injures two (09/03/06)
MINER - Two Sikeston residents were seriously injured in an ATV accident just as the Labor Day weekend got under way. According to Missouri Highway Patrol, at 6:15 p.m. Warren K. Brown, 47, was traveling south on private property near County Road 541, two miles southeast of Miner, when his all-terrain vehicle overturned on a steep embankment. He was thrown from the cycle...
September Calendar Girl (09/03/06)
Mindy Towe, daughter of Gary Joe and Alice Towe, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for September. A finalist in the 2005 Miss Sikeston Contest, Miss Towe is a 2006 graduate of Sikeston High School and currently attending Missouri State University where she is majoring in anthropology...
Failing to make the grade (09/03/06)
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- Thirty-seven percent of Missouri schools failed to meet federal standards on state tests, meaning some could be subject to sanctions, according to data released Friday. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said the number of schools failing to make adequate gains on state tests taken in the spring increased to 770 out of 2,061 in 2006, up from 708 out of 2,035 in 2005...
Expert advocates reducing amount of TV time to cut school violence (09/03/06)
CHAFFEE -- Reducing the viewing hours of violent imagery from television, movies and video games is the key to reducing school violence, according to a leading expert. About 600 faculty members from Scott and Mississippi county schools gathered at Chaffee Senior High School Friday for a lecture by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman of Jonesboro, Ark., on preventing violent crimes in schools...
Reed too much for 'Dogs (09/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Heading into Friday night's season-opening football game against the Caruthersville Tigers, the Sikeston Bulldogs knew they had to slow down star running back Kendrickus Reed to have a chance at winning. It didn't happen. Instead, Reed showed why he is a Carr Trophy front-runner as he ran right through the Bulldog defense to the tune of 359 yards and five touchdowns in leading the Tigers to a 38-8 win over Sikeston at SPS Stadium...
Eagles no match for talented Hayti (09/03/06)
HAYTI - The East Prairie Eagles football team was outplayed in every facet of Friday night's game at Hayti and took it on the chin with a 42-6 loss to the Indians. Once Hayti senior Josh Gilyard took a fly sweep and raced 62 yards untouched down the sidelines on the second snap of the game for a score, the air seemed to be taken out of the sails of the Eagles...
Red Devils losing streak is history (09/03/06)
WARE -- More than three years in the making, Chaffee High School's first football victory came with confidence and poise. "I promised it to everybody," said Chaffee senior quarterback Michael Lee, who was not bashful about being quoted before the season...
'Jays overcome injuries to down Kennett (09/03/06)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays' win over the Kennett Indians was tempered by the loss to injury of a couple of key players. The Bluejays opened the 2006 season with a 21-7 victory over the Indians at Marshall Field on Friday night. Charleston jumped to a 14-0 lead with starting quarterback Justin Clark at the controls...
Portageville drops road game to Piggott (09/03/06)
PIGGOTT - The Portageville Bulldogs football team opened up the 2006 season in Arkansas on Friday night and returned to Missouri with a 35-7 loss. Playing without senior quarterback Trey Mosby, who is probably gone for the year with a broken right arm suffered at last week's jamboree in Dexter, the Bulldogs struggled to find any offensive momentum in their first contest of the year...
SACC cooking up lots of fun (09/03/06)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce staff and volunteers are busy counting down the days until our 12th Annual Redneck Barbecue. The KCBS-sanctioned barbecue contest and festivities will take place at the Sikeston Jaycee Rodeo Grounds on Sept. 15 and 16...
Corporate Games winners announced (09/03/06)
Top photo: The Missouri Department of Transportation took top honors in the 2006 Corporate Games conducted during June in Sikeston. The games, sponsored by the Sikeston Department of Recreation, featured 14 companies participating in a variety of sporting events ranging from softball to lip sync to canoe races. ...
Book signings introduce newest novella (09/03/06)
SIKESTON - Barbara Watkins, a native of Sikeston, has two book signings planned with the completion of her novella, "Thorns of an Innocent Soul." Watkins will sign copies of her new book along with her previously published, "Behind the Red Door" from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 30 at Waldenbooks in Hot Springs, Ark., and from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Howard County Library in Nashville, Ark...
Four Corners Development expands (09/03/06)
Scott Matthews, owner of Four Corners Development, cuts a ribbon to officially open Persimmon Place. Persimmon Place is the 13th addition to the Southridge Estates in Sikeston.
Governor selects residents to serve on state boards (09/03/06)
JEFFERSON CITY - Several area residents were appointed to the Missouri Cotton Growers' Organization Board of Directors. The appointments, which were announced recently by the office of Gov. Matt Blunt, include: Marilyn J. Atwill, 53 of Deering, is a row crop consultant for MoCot Farm Service. ...
Evelyn Roach (09/03/06)
SIKESTON - Evelyn Roach, 84, formerly of Morehouse, died at 6:10 p.m. Sept. 1, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 18, 1921, in New Madrid County, to Arthur Allen and Evelyn Forsythe Kem, she lived most of her life in Morehouse. She worked at the DuPont Ammunition Plant in Louisville, Ky., during World War II and later worked as a telephone operator in Sikeston. She was a member of the Christian Tabernacle Church...
Edward Morgan (09/03/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Edward Delene Morgan, 82, died Sept. 1, 2006, at his home. Born Sept. 5, 1923, at Belknap, Ill., to the late Samuel and Mamie Miller Morgan, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County, the past 18 years in East Prairie. He was employed as a supervisor with Brown Shoe Co. ...
Joseph Wolsey (09/03/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Joseph Wolsey, 88, died Aug. 31, 2006, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born May 1, 1918, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Joseph and Minnie Wolsey, he was a member of Old St. Vincents Church, a 32nd degree Mason of St. ...
Juanita Perry (09/03/06)
BELL CITY - Juanita Perry, 83, died Aug. 31, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 19, 1923, at Bell City, to the late Harper and Lillie Clark Gilles, she was a jewelry salesperson, homemaker and of the Full Gospel belief...
Loretta Brucker (09/03/06)
ORAN - Loretta C. Brucker, 90, died at 1 a.m. Sept. 2, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 18, 1916, in Bell City, to Albert and Dora Dirnberger Vetter, she retired from Buckstein Pants Factory in Chaffee where she worked as a machine operator. She was a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Ann Sodality in Oran...
Births (Published 9/3) (09/03/06)
HOWARDVILLE - Kashina K. Long and Issiac Smith are the parents of their second child, second daughter, born at 10:52 a.m. July 31, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Aquira Imya Smith weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20.75 inches long...
Carter - Kilmer (09/03/06)
CHARLESTON -- Amye Lee Carter and Kevin Lee Kilmer have announced their engagement. A 1994 graduate of Charleston High School, the future bride is attending Cape Career and Technolgy Center where she expects to graduate in September 2007 and pursue a career as a licensed practical nurse. She is the daughter of William Carter of Charleston and the late Paula Carter...
Looking Back 9/3 (09/03/06)
SIKESTON - The two inches of rain that fell on the ground around the area did help the crops to an extent, but cotton and soybeans still need hot weather to bring them out. SIKESTON - Intensive efforts began this week to form a community college in the area to serve a majority of the public school districts of Scott, New Madrid, Mississippi and Stoddard counties, Robert Mitchell, chairman of the committee, said...
Finding just what is important in life (09/03/06)
The calendar says September, the weather says September and my darned allergies say September. Having said that, I reluctantly love this time of year. Granted, I absolutely hate what will undoubtedly be in our future come the winter months. But September - if all goes well - is God's way of saying farewell to summer and gives us a chance to pause before the cold weather preparation begins...
Speakout 9/3 (09/03/06)
I'd like to have a list of personal trainers with their names and numbers put in the paper. I don't necessarily mean those that you go to the gyms and they check you ever once in a while, I mean one that will actually set you up a program and will work with you for X amount of time and watch your progress...