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Stories from Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sikeston freshmen return to high school campus (08/16/07)
SIKESTON -- About 300 freshmen rejoined Sikeston High School today after a 34-year absence from the campus. Since the 1973-1974 school year Sikeston R-6 freshmen were considered part of junior high and attended school in that building. With the construction of the high school's Math and Science Center, which houses freshmen for their core subjects, the ninth graders are once again part of the high school...
Back to school (08/16/07)
Sikeston Kindergarten students Seth Copeland, left, and Leyton Jenkins unload their backpacks in Corrie Gordan's room during the first day of school this morning.
Cooling off (08/16/07)
Aleya King and Hannah Pullum play in the water during water day at Stay-'N- Play Wednesday morning. Temperatures hit the 100 mark in much of Southeast Missouri, causing residents to look for ways to cool off.
Helpful hints (08/16/07)
> The students, who are older than you were freshmen once. Try to remember that. > Everything counts -- chosen courses, extracurricular activities, service activities and, of course, grades. > Make new friends -- your best friend might just be the one standing next to you in line...
Motorists are urged to be cautious (08/16/07)
SIKESTON - Summer vacation has come to an end and the Sikeston Department of Public Safety is urging the public to be aware of youth traveling to and from school once again. Sikeston DPS had extra patrols out on today to help monitor traffic. Motorists should always remain alert while driving but especially so around bus stops and school zone areas, cautioned James McMillen, DPS public information officer. ...
Sikeston completes series with victory (08/16/07)
ABERDEEN, Md. -- The Sikeston 12-year-old All-Star baseball team won its final game of the 2007 Cal Ripken World Series on Wednesday 6-5 against College Point, N.Y., at Fenway Park. After dropping its first two games, Sikeston rebounded to win its final two contests to end at 2-2 overall in National pool play during the series. College Point finished 1-3...
Bulldogs ready for Red, Black scrimmage (08/16/07)
SIKESTON -- Fans of the Sikeston High School football team will have their first opportunity to see the Bulldogs in action Friday night at the annual Red and Black Scrimmage. The scrimmage, which is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. at the Sikeston Public Schools Stadium, will feature performances from Sikeston's varsity and freshmen teams...
Marie Daugherty (08/16/07)
SIKESTON - Lena Marie Daugherty, 96, died Aug. 14, 2007, at West Ridge Place in Sikeston. Born Oct. 11, 1910, in Greenbrier, to the late B.F. and Mittie Sherry Acord, she was a member of the Tanner Street Church of God and had been employed as a machine operator at International Shoe...
A.V. Jackson (08/16/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Albert Vernon "A.V." Jackson, 87, died Aug. 15, 2007, in Charleston. Born Dec. 12, 1919, at East Prairie, to the late Charles "Jodie" and Maude Kidd Jackson, he had lived his entire life in Mississippi County. He was educated in East Prairie schools and for most of his life, he was the owner and operator of A.V. Jackson and Sons Trucking...
Naomi Miller (08/16/07)
DEXTER -- Naomi Miller, 96, died Aug. 15, 2007, at her home. Born July 5, 1911, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Charlie and Mollie McClard Temples, she was affiliated with the Pleasant Grove Community Church near Dexter. On Jan. 13, 1926, in Piggott, Ark., she married George William Miller who preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1972...
Maggie Rogers (08/16/07)
CHARLESTON - Maggie Bell Quillin Rogers, 84, died at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 8, 1922, in Braggadocio, to the late William Butler and Nola Bell Ezelle Quillin, since 1956 she had lived in Charleston where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Kenneth Webb (08/16/07)
SIKESTON - Kenneth Webb, 59, died Aug. 15, 2007. Born Nov. 7, 1947, in Sikeston, son of Ruth Burns Webb Phillips of Sikeston and the late Kenneth Webb Sr., he was a member of the Morley Church of God. He had been a farmer and later retired as a farm loan program manager for Farm Service Agency in Illinois...
Charles Ray Lasters (08/16/07)
SIKESTON -- Charles Ray Lasters, 69, died Aug. 13, 2007, at his home. Born Feb. 9, 1938, in Lowndes, son of the late Clarence Leonard and Sophie Ann Bounds Lasters, he was a retired owner and operator of Mid-State Carriers in SIkeston. He was a member of the Tanner Street Church of God...
Irene Tickner (08/16/07)
SELSEY, England - Irene Clara King Forbes Tickner, 92, died June 2, 2007. Born Nov. 3, 1916, in England, the daughter of the late Frank G. and Agnes King, she was a retired caterer. On Sept. 14, 1936, in London, she married Leonard Forbes, who preceded her in death. In 1980, she married George Tickner, who survives...
Luther Arnold Jr. (08/16/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Luther Lee Arnold Jr., 80, died at 2:45 p.m. Aug. 14, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 27, 1927, in Qulin, to the late Luther and Anna Johnson Arnold, he was a former science and art teacher at Chaffee High School. ...
Births (Published 8/16) (08/16/07)
CHARLESTON -- Danielle Adams and Louis Achter Jr. are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 8:25 a.m. July 9, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Danielle Kay Renee Achter weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 17.5 inches long...
Looking Back 8/16 (08/16/07)
SIKESTON - W.P. Hunt, who has land northwest of Sikeston, was the first to bring an open cotton boll to The Daily Standard this year. MATTHEWS - Acknowledging the city water left something to be desired, Mayor Harold Burch and the city council today appealed for patience while they worked on a solution...
Fraud scheme nets pain in the end (08/16/07)
I always enjoy reading those quirky little items in the news that make you laugh or cry or just simply scratch your head in amazement. These little oddities in the news tell us much about ourselves. And boy are we one screwed-up mess! Ronald Evano and his wife, Mary, have earned a special place in the Stupidity Hall of Fame. The Boston-area couple thought they had the perfect scheme to get something for nothing. And it worked - sort of - until they got a bit too greedy...
Speakout 8/16 (08/16/07)
This is in response to a SpeakOut that said Not fit for a dog on Thursday, Aug. 9. I live on a totally opposite end of town and I have seen this dog you speak of close over there behind Lowe's. And that dog does get let out of his cage. I have actually drove by and seen the owners out there playing with the dog, taking care of the dog, letting him run loose. He's laying in the front yard. They need to think before they speak. They have no right judging people when they don't know them...