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Stories from Wednesday, August 29, 2007

East Prairie woman is sentenced (08/29/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - An East Prairie woman, found guilty of child exploitation, will serve two years in a federal prison. Michelle L. Wallace, 56, of East Prairie was sentenced to 24 months in prison on one felony count of attempt to transport a minor child in interstate commerce with intent that such minor child engage in sexual activity. Upon release from prison, Wallace will be placed on five years supervised release...
Hunters preparing for dove season (08/29/07)
SIKESTON -- As hunters prepare for opening day of dove season Saturday, many are hoping spring's and summer's extreme weather conditions won't limit their hunting prospects. Overall, dry weather has impacted the dove population, said Leother Branch Jr., Scott County agent for Missouri Department of Conservation...
Attorney General not delaying sale of cemetery (08/29/07)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners are anticipating the sale of Forest Hill Memorial Gardens cemetery in Morley but are not blaming the Attorney General for delays. Commissioners received a call from the Attorney General's office during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Neighbor Days feature food, fun and friends (08/29/07)
BENTON -- Shaking someone's hand and saying "Howdy, neighbor," to them at the Benton Neighbor Days this weekend could win people some extra dough. "Usually we'll give somebody who is pretty recognizable to the town a card," explained Barry Urhahn, president of the Benton Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the annual event. "If you come up to them and say 'howdy neighbor' and shake their hand, they'll give you that card and you can come to the Chamber stand and get $5."...
Lady Bluejays' netters turn back Dexter (08/29/07)
CHARLESTON -- With four victories in singles competition and two more wins in doubles, the Charleston High School girls tennis team defeated Dexter 6-3 Tuesday. Lindsay Burke (No. 3), Mary Kate Renaud (No. 4), Kayla McKenzie (No. 5) and Chelsea Stallings (No. 6) won their matches for the Lady Bluejays. Burke was an 8-3 victor over Emily Vines, Renaud topped Catherine Kinchen 8-3, McKenzie knocked off Kristyn Lemons 8-2 and Stalling upset Kendra Rinehard 8-3...
First-inning errors lead to Lady Bulldogs' loss (08/29/07)
CHAFFEE -- It was another tough road trip loss for the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team, who fell to the Chaffee Lady Red Devils 12-2 on Tuesday. The loss came after 5 1/2 innings, when the 10-run rule was applied. Defensively, it was a difficult day for the Lady Bulldogs who basically put themselves in a giant hole in the first inning. Sikeston gave up 10 runs on seven hits, while committing five of its eight costly errors as Chaffee came to bat during its initial frame...
Bernie tops Sikeston by altering its hit patterns (08/29/07)
SIKESTON -- For the third consecutive year, the Sikeston High School varsity volleyball team has done the same two things -- open its season against an upstart squad from Bernie and record a loss in its first match. On Tuesday at the Sikeston High School Field House, the Lady Mules, who played for the Class 1, District 2 Tournament title in 2006, swept the Lady Bulldogs 26-24, 25-19 after rallying to claim Game 2...
Breathing a sigh of relief with all of my hair intact (08/29/07)
Now that The Standard Democrat's prep football preview section for 2007 has been released, I can breathe a sigh of relief. As a result of it, my column -- Speaking of Sports -- took a one-week hiatus. As a sports journalist, there is only one thing you can expect while working on special editions like 2007 Football. And that is to prepare for the unexpected...
Sportsmanship lesson by kids (08/29/07)
I used to be a huge sports fan. My normal routine would consist of coming home from work, sitting in my recliner and flipping from one game to another on television. It used to drive my wife crazy, but I was in heaven. Of course, that was then. For the last several months I have found myself watching sports less and less. As a matter of fact, I can't remember the last time I sat down in my recliner and watched a game...
Anna Countess (08/29/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Anna Ruth Countess, 85, died Aug. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Willie May Swayzer (08/29/07)
WYATT - Willie Mae Swayzer, 92, died Aug. 25, 2007, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. Born Nov. 16, 1914, in Yazoo, Miss., to the late Kloy and Freda Wilson Spakes, she lived in Missouri for over 85 years. She was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Henson, where she was an usher and a member of the Senior Choir...
Daisy Davis (08/29/07)
SIKESTON -- Daisy D. Davis, 70, died at 3 a.m. Aug. 28, 2007, at her home. Born Aug. 18, 1937, in Washington, D.C., to the late William Frank and Doris June Slagle Donald. During her early years, she worked for the Ventura, Calif., Police Department as a traffic enforcement officer. She later relocated to Sikeston, where she was a homemaker and volunteered at the Sikeston House of Refuge for several years...
James Nickell (08/29/07)
SIKESTON -- James M. Nickell, 71, died at 11 a.m. Aug. 28, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 24, 1935, in Sikeston, to the late Elvis Ralph and Ruby Marie Probst Nickell, he served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked for the Associated Electric of New Madrid for 26 years. A former Sikeston Jaycee, he had owned and operated the A&W Drive In in Sikeston and was a member of the First United Methodist Church...
Brian Farmer (08/29/07)
SIKESTON -- Brian Dale Farmer, 26, died Aug. 27, 2007, near Morehouse. Born Sept. 16, 1980, in Sikeston, son of Roy Lee Farmer and Laurie Ann Morrison Farmer Doles of Sikeston, he was a stocker at Brown Shoe Company. He was a former cook and friend at Jay's Krispy Fried Chicken. A close follower to the group I.C.P., he was an avid Chicago Bears fan...
Looking Back 8/29 (08/29/07)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Sikes entertained with a dinner last Sunday night at their home in honor of their son, Bill. MINER - An unidentified flying object was sighted at dusk Sunday near Miner. The object was said to be light blue in color and estimated its measurements at 25-30 feet high and 15-20 feet wide. The object was claimed to be flying too fast to be a plane and disappeared behind the Sikeston ridge in the direction of Morehouse...
What legacy will we leave for others? (08/29/07)
First, Luther Jerome Williams claimed he was passed out drunk in the backseat of a car when John Robert Kirk was taken into the woods and shot in the head. Unfortunately, Williams' two cohorts disagreed as did two eyewitnesses. It's been almost 20 years since that cold January day when Williams sealed his fate. He's been residing in an Alabama prison since that time filing countless appeals to halt his execution...
Your view: Thanks (08/29/07)
Dear Editor, We at the New Madrid County DAEOC would like to say thank you to the following vendors who helped to make out 2007 BTSF a success: Division of Family Services, Health Department, Laurna Turnage, MD and staff, Bootheel Healthy Start, Terri Baker-Youth Prevention-Tobacco Use, University Extension, DAEOC Women's Health Clinic, New Madrid Sheriff's Department, SEMO Health Network-New Madrid and Sikeston and the New Madrid Family Resource Center...
Speakout 8/29 (08/29/07)
There's only one Republican that was honest and that was the Kloster guy in St. Louis, and he switched parties. Don't that tell you something? I was just wondering, maybe someone can clear this up. A lot of people question people who donate blood. ...