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Stories from Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Volunteers sought for municipal boards (08/01/07)
SIKESTON -- With 33 city board and commission terms expiring in September, the Sikeston City Council is seeking residents wishing to become involved in municipal affairs. New appointments will be made to the Board of Adjustments, Board of Appeals, Board of Municipal Utilities Commission, Library Board of Trustees, Park Board, Planning & Zoning Commission, Rental Ordinance Appeals Board, SAHEC Advisory Council, and the Sikeston-Miner Convention and Visitors Advisory Board...
Public hearing for tax rate planned (08/01/07)
BENTON -- A public hearing for setting Scott County's tax rates is set for 11 a.m. Aug. 14. "It's that time of the year to set tax rates," said County Clerk Rita Milam during the regular Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday. "Every public entity will be holding hearings to set tax rates. ... Every entity sets their own tax rate."...
Calendar girl (08/01/07)
Tess Marshall is the Standard Democrat Calendar Girl for August. Marshall, one of the 12 finalists in the American Legion Cotton Carnival's Miss Sikeston Contest, is the daughter of Dan and Anne Marshall. After graduation, she plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia to pursue a career in physical therapy...
SPS nears completion of building alterations (08/01/07)
SIKESTON -- As the countdown to the first day of school gets closer, two Sikeston schools are putting the finishing touches on changes prompted by the reorganization of classes. Sights and sounds of construction workers and moving are more or less a given at the Seventh and Eighth Grade Center and Fifth and Sixth Grade Center...
Local racing (08/01/07)
LOCAL RACING Auto Tire and Parts Racepark 7-27-07 Race Results Mass Sprintcars Chad Blondos Robbie Standridge Rod Crabtree Ron Stardise Steve Short Doc Sloan Jimmy Brewer AJ Brunes Jared Hall Cory Brones Brad Greer Ryan Bunton Joey Montgomery Terry Babb...
Railroaders rally to defeat Sikeston in Game 1 of series (08/01/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulls faced a tough challenge in Game 1 of a best- of-three KIT League Tournament second-round series Tuesday night against the No. 1 seed Fulton Railroaders at VFW Stadium. The No. 5 seed Bulls pulled ahead early, 1-0, on the Railroaders in the second inning when Troy Sitton singled past a diving Fulton first baseman to start the frame. He later moved to second and scored on a hit-and-run by Mason Mosby...
Maybe my place is in space (08/01/07)
There was a time long ago I dreamed of being an astronaut. I wanted to go up into space, join the Rebel Alliance in their fight against Darth Vader and eventually become captain of the Enterprise like Captain Kirk. I loved the thought of space. Of course then my dream was dashed when I learned that you have to be smart to become an astronaut. That and I watched the Challenger disintegrate in my sixth grade science class. I didn't want any part of space after that...
Vi Bono (08/01/07)
ST. LOUIS - Ruth "Vi" Gloth Bono, 97, died July 26, 2007, in St. Louis. Born Nov. 27, 1909, in Whitewater, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Emma Hahn Gloth. She first married George W. Yount who preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1993. She later married Vito Bono who preceded her in death on June 11, 1997...
Joe Haynes (08/01/07)
CHARLESTON - Joe Willie Haynes, 77, died July 29, 2007, at his home. Born Jan. 28, 1930, in Greenville, Miss., to the late Joy McCray and Susie Haynes, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri and had been employed with Jim Thurmond Farms for over 53 years...
Maria Lawson (08/01/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Maria Antonita Lawson, 83, who died July 27, 2007, were: Andrew Lawson, Rich Burgdorf, Brad Anderson, Chris Stinnett, Mark Madigan and John Blakely...
Kierstie Williamson (08/01/07)
SIKESTON -- Kierstie LeeAnn Williamson, 21, died July 29, 2007, near Morley, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. Born July 30, 1985, at Fort Walton Beach, Fla., she was the daughter of Kenneth Watkins of Morley and Janet DuCoeur of Sikeston...
Janette Tucker (08/01/07)
CHARLESTON -- Janette Kohliem Tucker, 45, died July 27, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born June 18, 1962, in Chicago, to the late William Kohliem and Blanche Bolden. On March 21, 1997, she married Allen Tucker who survives...
Marlene Halstead (08/01/07)
CORYDON, Ky. -- Marlene Ann Halstead, 62, died at 8:48 p.m. July 30, 2007, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson. She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. She was married for 41 years to Clint W. Halstead, who survives of the home. Other survivors include: one daughter, Andrea Torillo of West Hartford, Conn., two sons, Clint W. ...
Looking Back 8/1 (08/01/07)
SIKESTON - Mrs. D.L. Bloomfield and sons, Richard and Lee Walton, will be leaving tomorrow for Julesburg, Colo., for a visit of several weeks. SIKESTON - A total of $51,101 was collected by the city in the month of July, Ronald Lee, collector, reported. The total is more than twice the amount collected in July 1966...
Cold wind blowing on global warming (08/01/07)
Al Gore has made a fortune and restored what remains of his reputation by stirring fears of an impending disaster because of global warming. And Gore has the Hollywood crowd awash in their frenzy to save us from ourselves. Trouble is, of course, the scientific community is less than unanimous in their belief that our globe is indeed warming...
Your View: Song of the Rye (08/01/07)
To Whom It May Concern, For many years now, grain, corn, rice, soybean oats etc. has been used in various textiles, an array of inedible products. More and more grain is being taken out of the food chain. Now cotton is losing acreage to corn and soybeans. And soybeans are losing acreage to corn...
Speakout 8/1 (08/01/07)
I see the light, not! Friday morning, July 20, about 3:30 in the morning, just south of Scott City, there was a truck on fire on 55 Highway. Scott County deputy working the accident, the battery was dead in his flashlight. How are you supposed to see him waving a dead flashlight when it's 3:30 in the morning?...