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Stories from Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Season for flu is here (12/06/06)
SIKESTON -- It's official. The flu season has arrived in Sikeston. "We've had five confirmed cases of the flu and have seen several other kids with classic flu symptoms," Sikeston pediatrician Kevin Blanton said. So far the cases Blanton has seen were in children ranging in age from 3 to 11. He knows there have been adults who've had viral illnesses with flu-like symptoms but did not actually have influenza, he said...
Information sketchy on shooting, stabbing (12/06/06)
SIKESTON - The SEMO Major Case Squad is continuing the investigation into an incident which left three people hospitalized. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to a call for help early Tuesday to Apartment 5 of Colonial Park Apartments located at 819 Davis. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found three injured individuals lying on the floor of the apartment...
Fund is helping county officers (12/06/06)
BENTON -- The Scott County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund is providing much-needed funding for law enforcement and prosecution. County commissioners discussed activity related to the fund during their regular meeting Tuesday. Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn said the fund enables the county to make purchases for the prosecutor and sheriff offices that it would not otherwise be able to fund. "This is kind of an 'icing on the cake' fund," he said...
Scott County will offer CERT, CPR training (12/06/06)
BENTON -- Scott County will soon provide training that could possibly save lives. County Developer Joel Evans reported during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday that he was beginning to receive responses to the county's announcement it would provide Community Emergency Response Team and CPR training...
Nobody asked me but... (12/06/06)
Nobody asked me but...the Sikeston football program is at a pivotal point in time after the announced resignation of head coach Jerry Dement. What direction will Sikeston take with the open position? Will they stay in- house and promote from within or look outside the program for a new coach? One thing is for sure, it should be interesting...
No close games in second day of new tournament (12/06/06)
SIKESTON -- The SEMO Conference Tournament resumed on Tuesday night with three first round blowouts at the Sikeston Field House. All three games featured the running clock in the fourth quarters as top- seeded Sikeston mauled No. 8 Caruthersville 81-39; No. 2 Charleston blitzed No. 7 New Madrid County Central 72-38; and third-seeded Notre Dame whipped No. 6 Cape Central 86-37...
Oran blows through Risco; Saxony downs Scott City (12/06/06)
RISCO -- The Oran Eagles' superior experience, height and depth proved too much for the Risco Tigers in an 82-52 win on Tuesday. The Eagles (4-1) opened a 55-32 halftime lead, then cruised to victory over the Tigers (0-3). Robert Lange led the Eagles with 21, Steven Dooley added 12 and Hunter Glastetter 10...
Portageville overcomes slow start to defeat Kelly (12/06/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs basketball team rallied after a slow start at home on Tuesday night to down the Kelly Hawks, 59-34. Kelly kept the game close in the first quarter with solid play in the paint from 6-foot-6 Zach Hamm and Spencer Ayers. Hamm had six points in the quarter and Ayers chipped in four, as the Hawks and Bulldogs played to a 12-12 tie after one...
Just call me 'Mr. Christmas' (12/06/06)
Once again it's the Christmas season and I am ecstatic. No really. You see every year I am called Scrooge by co-workers, family and strangers on the street. But not this year. I have a new way of thinking this year. Instead of being miserable this year, I have vowed to enjoy the holidays like everyone else. This year I want to be Mr. Christmas, not Mr. Scrooge...
Mary Farr (12/06/06)
HOWARDVILLE -- Mary M. Farr, 97, died Dec. 1, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 29, 1908, in Charleston, Miss., daughter of the late Abe and Mary M. Jones Randolph, she moved to Bernie at the age of 24. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church of New Madrid where she served in the choir and on the Mother Board...
Carolyn Tanner (12/06/06)
NEW MADRID -- Carolyn Deonna Tanner, 47, died Dec. 2, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 13, 1959, at Barstow, Calif., daughter of the late J.R. and Leona Hunt Chambliss, she was a licensed practical nurse. On Jan. 2, 1990, at Lilbourn, she married Chris Tanner who survives of the home...
Edward Blowers (12/06/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Edward L. Blowers, 82, died Dec. 5, 2006, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Sept. 12, 1923, in Missouri, to the late Dewey and Grace Brown Blowers, he was a member of the Assembly of God Church of Portageville. He was married to Georgia Ingle who preceded him in death on July 9, 1999...
Leaum Mills (12/06/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Leaum Mills, 76, who died Dec. 5, 2006, will be: Hubert Allred, William Rasberry, Jim Crest, Jim Stevens, Jim Reese and James Roy Bixler. Honorary pallbearers will be: Dale Beatty, Mike Perry, Jerry Kelley, Walter Bizzell, Norman Jones, Jerry Burge and Wayne Angle...
Mary Myrick (12/06/06)
TROY - Mary Helen Myrick, 82, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 4, 2006, at Lincoln Nursing and Rehab in Troy. Born July 9, 1924, in Portageville, to the late John William and Mary Eula Gowan Alexander, she was a member of the Aquilla Baptist Church...
Births (Published 12/6) (12/06/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Amber Patrick and Joseph Richardson are the parents of their first child, first son, born at 3:50 p.m. Oct. 24, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Landon Skye Wade Richardson weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long...
Looking Back 12/6 (12/06/06)
SIKESTON - Occupants in the city hall have been shivering with cold for the past few days because the furnace is out and repairs are under way. SIKESTON - Returns for the firemen's Tree of Lights have been slow since the kickoff Thursday at the American Legion Park, said Virgil Sleton, chairman of the project. The goal this year is to raise $1,500 in toys and candy for 1,000 needy children...
Will second chance make a difference? (12/06/06)
Sometimes you learn the lessons of life in the most unlikely ways. I had an opportunity this week to hear from a handful of Sikeston residents who had run afoul of the law. Now these weren't hardened criminals by any means. They were just ordinary people who stumbled or their kids stumbled or a friend used them in some way that caused pain in their lives...
Your view: What about here? (12/06/06)
Mr. Hodges, our newest representative-elect for the 161st District, had an article in the Standard today that has caused me some concern. He was so excited about the bio-diesel plant that is being built at Dexter. He was elated at the monetary benefits that it will bring to this area of the state...
Speakout 12/6 (12/06/06)
I reside on the west end of town, and from time to time there is loud music but it is not near as bad as what you make it out to be. I have lived here most of my life in the west end of town. I can truly say when an officer is called for disturbance on the west end of town, they are there. I have complaints of the DPS, but this is not one of them. I don't know how long you have lived here, maybe it will be best for you if you did leave town. A Sikestonian...