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Stories from Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Calendar Girl (11/01/06)
Faith Wrice, daughter of Paul Brown and Sonya Anderson is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for November. Wrice, a finalist in the 2005 Miss Sikeston Contest, graduated from Sikeston High School in the spring and is currently working at Montogomery Bank in Miner and Applebee's...
Three Sikeston residents arrested on drug charges (11/01/06)
BENTON -- Three Sikeston residents are in custody following a foot pursuit and the seizure of money and drugs in Sikeston Monday night. Lloyd Gilmore, 25, Tambra Gilmore, 28 and Jerry Fletcher, 20, were arrested after deputies and Sikeston DPS officers arrived at a residence on Ruth Street to check for Fletcher who had two outstanding warrants for his arrest...
Officials get positive feedback on archive facility (11/01/06)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners are getting positive feedback on the idea of setting up a county archive facility along with offers of help. During the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday, Joan Feezor of Charleston offered to assist the county as a volunteer in beginning the process of establishing the facility and in offering technical advice...
Inmates now used to pick up trash on county roads (11/01/06)
BENTON -- Some Scott County roads are a little cleaner thanks to some work from some county jail inmates. During their regular meeting Tuesday, county commissioners said Scott County Jail inmates picked up trash along some stretches of the county's roads for the first time Monday...
Scott County Central selects new board member (11/01/06)
SIKESTON -- Scott County Central Board of Education members have selected a replacement for the position left vacant after Eric Kesler stepped down from his board seat in August. Longtime Scott Central community member Tony Lackey was approved for appointment by the school board during its regular meeting Oct. 9...
Jackson new girls coach (11/01/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team will have a new head coach for the 2006-07 season. Homer Jackson has taken over the reins for former head coach Fred Johnson who stepped down after one season with the Lady Bulldogs. Jackson previously coached Sikeston's freshman boys team from 1981-1989...
Kelly runners qualify for state cross country meet (11/01/06)
JEFFERSON BARRACKS -- The Kelly cross country team had two runners qualify for the state meet as sophomore Tara Johnson placed 13th with a time of 23:10 and freshman Cody Kern placed 13th with a time of 18:43 in the Class 2, District 1 meet at Jefferson Barracks Park near St. Louis on Saturday...
Nobody asked me but... (11/01/06)
Nobody asked me but...if the Sikeston Bulldogs win a third straight district soccer title tonight, a statue of head coach Derrick Long should be erected at the Sikeston Complex soccer fields. Long has taken what was the worst soccer program in the area, to one that is a force. In a town that once was football crazy, soccer is making big strides...
'Jays still alive for district title (11/01/06)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays and the Caruthersville Tigers meet on Thursday to decide the Class 2, District 1 championship. Caruthersville, the only undefeated team in the district, is solidly in the driver's seat with a 2-0 record, but the Bluejays at 1-1 remain alive if they can pull off an upset of the Tigers by an nine-point spread or better...
SEMO Dawgs (11/01/06)
The SEMO Dawgs 10-year-old baseball team would like to thank all its sponsors. Pictured front row from left: Bryant Decota, Seth Williams, Chase Baran, Dylan Rucker, Kaleb Newton and Patrick Smith. Back row: Jeff Baran (manager), Caleb Dannenmueller, Aaron Grainger, Graison Calbert, Chase Davis and Lonnie Rucker (coach)...
Becoming one of 'those people' (11/01/06)
My wife and I have become "those people." I never thought it would happen and I've fought it every step of the way but I realized Saturday that like most husband/wife struggles, I lost. Many of you are probably thinking what is "those people." Well, you've all seen them. They treat their animals like children in about every step of the way. Well, that is my wife and I...
Evelyn Brandy (11/01/06)
SIKESTON - Evelyn Marie Brandy, 72, died Oct. 30, 2006, at her daughter's home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 14, 1934, in Charleston, daughter of the late William and Bertha (Decker) Nicholson, she accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age at Greer's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. ...
Thelma Valentine (11/01/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, for Thelma Armada Valentine, 89, who died Oct. 29, 2006, were: George Vails, Charles Vails, Robert Donelson and Robert Thomas.
Linda Hutchcraft (11/01/06)
DEXTER - Linda Sue Hutchcraft, 49, died Oct. 30, 2006, near Essex. Born March 28, 1957, at Peach Orchard, to the late Alford Rhinehart Moore, she was a registered nurse for the Visiting Nurse Association and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lebanon...
Perry Ray Jr. (11/01/06)
LILBOURN - Perry Ray Jr., 51, died Oct. 27, 2006, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Lilbourn. Born March 16, 1955, in Invernest, Miss., to the late Perry and Josie A. Ray Sr., he had lived in Missouri for 32 years. He was a 1974 graduate of Lilbourn High School, was employed for 31 years at Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid and was a member and minister at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn...
Russell Smith (11/01/06)
CHARLESTON - Russell Junior Smith, 79, died at 12:40 p.m., Oct. 31, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Looking Back 11/1 (11/01/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs will play this Friday night at Chaffee, seeking a fifth victory. Beaten only by Perryville this season, the Bulldogs are expected to triumph. MOREHOUSE - The bond issue for water and sewage treatment systems was passed by voters Tuesday. One proposal called for general obligation bonds; it passed 505-79. The other passed 503-66...
In Memory and Respect (11/01/06)
In Memory and Respect for 1st Lt. Amos Camden Riley Bock Jan. 30, 1982 -- Oct. 23, 2006
Your view: Response to SpeakOut "Plain ol' concern" (11/01/06)
Dear Mike: I recently read a SpeakOut comment in your paper that causes me some concern, and I feel that it is important I address the issues that were raised in that particular article. The focus of the article was staffing and the number of officers that are on the street at any given time in the city...
Speakout 11/1 (11/01/06)
Shame, shame, shame on the individuals who approved fighting an increase in the minimum wage. Don't they have any concern or compassion for the plight of those low skill workers? How can a civilized and supposedly Christian society oppose a lift of living wage for anyone? The argument that an increase in minimum wage would cause unemployment and damage the economy is completely bogus. ...