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Stories from Friday, August 31, 2007

Two are killed in head-on collision (08/31/07)
KENNETT -- Two Dunklin County residents were killed in a head-on collision that also injured a Scott County man and Dunklin County woman Thursday afternoon near Kennett. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 3:50 p.m. on Missouri Highway 125, one mile north of Kennett, the accident occurred as southbound motorist Darryl W. ...
Man charged in shooting (08/31/07)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man facing charges for a shooting last week will be arraigned Tuesday. Stacy L. Townsend, 34, has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon by the Scott County Prosecutor's Office for the shooting which reportedly occurred at around 10:20 p.m. Aug. 23 in front of 817 Ruth, according to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety...
Three in custody after Portageville drug investigation (08/31/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Three persons are in custody following a drug investigation in Portageville. On Aug. 29, the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force arrested three Portageville residents. Tara L. Couch, 22, was arrested by members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol after she delivered approximately three grams of methamphetamine to SEMO Drug Task Force undercover officers...
Tax time will be made easier for residents in Scott County (08/31/07)
BENTON -- Taxpayers hopefully won't hear the busy tone as much when they call the county collector's office during the upcoming tax season. At the Scott County Commission's regular meeting on Thursday, Mark Hensley, county collector, asked if he could obtain a separate phone line for faxing and credit card payment purposes...
Football season arrives (08/31/07)
Sikeston quarterback Charlie Bohannon prepares to hand off to a running back in practice Thursday afternoon. The Bulldogs were making their final preparations for the first game of the season tonight at Caruthersville. A full game report will appear in Sunday's edition of the Standard Democrat...
Travel will be heavy this weekend (08/31/07)
SIKESTON -- As summer comes to a close this weekend, motorists are encouraged by highway officials to drive safely to avoid hefty fines and prevent injuries and deaths. Nearly 29 million people nationwide are expected to travel by car this holiday weekend, according to AAA projections. AAA says 4.1 million people are expected to travel by air this weekend -- an increase of 2.5 percent from last year...
Property tax rates drop slightly (08/31/07)
SIKESTON -- Mississippi County property tax rates were dropped slightly due to mandated rollbacks. County commissioners set rates for the three funds controlled by the county during their regular meeting Thursday. The general revenue fund property tax rate for 2007 was set at 30.21 cents per $100 assessed valuation, down from 31.05 cents, as recommended by County Clerk Junior DeLay...
War memorial construction (08/31/07)
Jackson Concrete's James Dent and Mark Sizemore smooth concrete for the East Prairie's Alumni Association war memorial base Thursday morning.
SHS shuts out C'ville (08/31/07)
SIKESTON -- It was a flawless performance. On Friday at the Sikeston High School tennis courts, the Lady Bulldogs won their second consecutive dual meet with a 9-0 shutout against Caruthersville. Not only did Sikeston (2-3 overall) win every varsity match, but each contest was an 8-0 blanking in both singles and doubles competition...
Improved Lady Jays sweep Malden squad (08/31/07)
CHARLESTON -- After a 2006 season which included only four victories, the Charleston Lady Jays varsity volleyball team is determined to improve. On Thursday, Charleston proved its intentions by earning its second win of its first three games of the 2007 campaign, knocking off Malden 25-19, 25-21...
2007 Cal Ripken World Series All-Stars (08/31/07)
Three Sikeston 12-and-under All-Star baseball players were selected to play in the All-Star Game in August at the 2007 Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen, Md. They include (from left) Trey Tigart, Drew Harper and Tyler Anderson. At back, Rod Anderson, Sikeston's manager was picked as an All-Star Game manager...
Bulldogs have ten runners out for team (08/31/07)
SIKESTON -- Ten cross country athletes have committed to running for the Sikeston Bulldogs in 2007. Coach Gregg Holifield has a group of four seniors (Matt Rushing, Charlie Jones, Ethan Riley and Amanda McReynolds), two juniors (Rafael Johnson and Jacob Cole), one sophomore (Amos Helms) and three freshmen (Jacob Alsip, Jacob Murphy and Will Holifield)...
Narvis Whitney (08/31/07)
CHARLESTON - Narvis Joseph Whitney, 37, died Aug. 28, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 10, 1979, in Charleston, son of the late Fred Johnson and Pearl Whitney, he was of the Baptist belief. He was a 1989 graduate of Charleston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity...
Mary Johnson (08/31/07)
DEXTER -- Mary Jessie Lee Johnson, 85, died Aug. 29, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 17, 1921, in Centersville, Tenn., daughter of the late Seth L. and Elvie Leaton Henson Campbell, she was a housewife and member of the Dexter Church of Christ...
Eugene Glastetter (08/31/07)
CHAFFEE -- Eugene Leo Glastetter, 86, died at 10 a.m. Aug. 30, 2007, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born March 24, 1925, in New Hamburg, son of the late Anton and Regina Heuring Glastetter, he was a retired self-employed farmer and U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II who served in the quartermaster corp in Europe and received a Bronze Star. ...
Lucille Collins (08/31/07)
BERNIE -- Lucille Collins, 81, died Aug. 30, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 9, 1925, at Bernie, daughter of the late Willie Stephens and Dollie Lucille Mason Stephens, she was a homemaker and was a member of the Bernie Assembly of God Church. On June 6, 1943, at Piggott, Ark., she married Earl Collins who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1994...
Jimmie Davis (08/31/07)
WAPPAPELLO - Jimmie Gale Davis, 63, died Aug. 29, 2007, at his home. Born April 29, 1944, in Essex, to Malinda Marie May Davis of Essex and the late Charles Arden Davis, he had lived most of his life in the Essex and Wappapello areas. He was a member of the church and had worked as an automobile mechanic until retiring due to his health...
James Young (08/31/07)
LILBOURN - James Edward Young, 67, died Aug. 26, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born on July 18, 1940, in New Madrid, to the late Pauline (Young) Jones and Odie Fields, he was nicknamed "Sam." He was raised by his Aunt Minnie Yeager in Chicago. He attended the Chicago Public Schools...
Basel Hessling (08/31/07)
SIKESTON - Basel Hessling, 91, died at 6:15 a.m. Aug. 29, 2007, at his home. Born March 2, 1916, in Sikeston, to the late John and Inez Brown Hessling, he was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and was owner and operator of a Howard Johnson's hotel and restaurant in Detroit...
James Messmer (08/31/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- James John Messmer, 77, died at 11:55 p.m. Aug. 28, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 20, 1930, in Kelso, son of the late Edward Valentine and Clara Martin Messmer, he was self-employed as a carpenter/home builder with Ultra Modern Homes. He served with the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church...
Iris Chasteen (08/31/07)
DEXTER -- Iris Delene Chasteen, 82, died Aug. 27, 2007, at her home. Born Nov. 19, 1924, in Burnet, Ark., daughter of the late Thomas and Mallie Gregory Whittle, she was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Dexter and a homemaker...
Daisy Thomas (08/31/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Daisy Irene Thomas, 88, died at 2:15 p.m. Aug. 30, 2007, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Feb. 15, 1919, in Graves County, Ky., to the late Stanley B. and Ruthie L. Cook Thomas, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the Full Gospel Church...
Looking Back 8/31 (08/31/07)
SIKESTON - Jean Klein, Eli Ethridge and Keith Patterson were appointed as members of the Board of Directors of the Sikeston Country Club by Jaycee President Joe Borgers at the regular meeting of the Jaycees held at the Country Club last night. 40 years ago...
Speakout 8/31 (08/31/07)
I was pulled over Thursday night by two officers. It was kind of late, but they were so nice to me. I couldn't get their names because it was so dark but they were so really nice to me. I would like to thank them so much. They could have caused a scene, but they didn't. They treated me with so much respect. Thank you and I appreciate it very much...