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Stories from Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A head start for college (10/03/07)
SIKESTON -- Mark Freed attends the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center three mornings a week to take two classes. Then, the senior at Scott County Central returns to the high school campus for his other classes. Freed is one of many area high school students who is jump starting his college education by participating in dual enrollment classes. If everything goes according to plan, he will graduate high school with 12 hours under his belt...
October calendar girl (10/03/07)
Whitney Wren is the Standard Democrat Calendar Girl for October. Wren, one of the 12 finalists in the 2006 American Legion Cotton Carnival's Miss Sikeston Contest, is the daughter of William and Mary Wren. She is currently attending Southeast Missouri State University and majoring in nursing...
Radio coverage will encompass entire county (10/03/07)
BENTON -- The Scott County Sheriff's Department will soon have full radio coverage in the county. County commissioners accepted the bid for a second repeater for the department radios from the sole bidder, JCS Tel-Link in Cape Girardeau, during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Notre Dame displays offensive skills, 3-0 (10/03/07)
SIKESTON--The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team battled district opponent Notre Dame on Tuesday night, falling to the state-ranked Notre Dame Bulldogs 3-0. Notre Dame, ranked third in state in Class 2A, was led by 6-7 Ryan Willen, who played a big role in the win for the visiting Bulldogs...
Sikeston rolls in straight sets (10/03/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team was back in action as they traveled to take on the Lady Bulldogs of Portageville Tuesday night. The Portageville Lady 'Dogs seemed to find themselves on the short end of the chain in this one as Sikeston walked away with the victory in straight sets 25-15, 25-16...
Lady Bearcats slip past NMCC (10/03/07)
NEW?MADRID -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats went on the road and knocked off the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles in straight sets, 25-22, 25-13. Dexter (14-10-1) were led by Jessica Satterfield who had eight kills, two aces, three digs and seven assists...
Dement wins bass tournament (10/03/07)
KENTUCKY?LAKE, Ky. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their eighth tournament of the year on Sept. 23 with a weigh-in at Kenlake Marina on Kentucky Lake. Jerry Dement won his second consecutive tournament with two bass weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces, including the Big Bass of the tournament, a 6 pound, 1 ounce heavyweight. Leven Cox was second with two bass weighing 4 pounds, 8 ounces, and Jim Bonner was third with two bass weighing 4 pounds, 5 ounces. Jimmy Davis won the "Lucky Drawing."...
My marriage secret: 'Yes dear' (10/03/07)
Today is my ninth wedding anniversary and in typical fashion my wife and I will celebrate the day like every other Wednesday. I will pass her in hall coming in from work as she's leaving to go to work with a nod or a "don't forget to pay the electric bill," statement. Touching isn't it?...
Virginia Bienert/ Albert Bienert (10/03/07)
APPLE VALLEY, Calif. - Virginia Batis Bienert, 76, died at 11:25 a.m.. June 26, 1999, at her home. Born March 2, 1923, in Waco, Texas, to the late Joseph and Mamie Batis, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Apple Valley...
Leroy Flowers (10/03/07)
SIKESTON - Leroy Flowers, 65, formerly of Decatur, Ala., died Sept. 28, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1942, in Canalou, to the late Lucious and Emma Reed Flowers, he spent the last 20 years in Decatur. He was a U.S. Army veteran and of the Baptist belief...
Maureen Sutherland (10/03/07)
CHARLESTON - Maureen Cox Sutherland, 84, died Oct. 1, 2007, at the Charleston Manor. Born Oct. 7, 1922, in Diehlstadt, to the late Joseph Louis and Katherine Olive Maynard Cox, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County, where she was a member of the Charleston United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star...
Dorene Johnson (10/03/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Dorene Johnson, 73, formerly of Sikeston, died Sept. 30, 2007, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born June 4, 1934, in Socorro, N.M., she was pastor of the Lighthouse Mission Church in Poplar Bluff. She had retired as executive director of the Sikeston Bootheel Food Bank, which served 16 counties. She had been a member of the Sikeston Salvation Army and Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, as well as numerous other committees and boards...
Nanabell Jones (10/03/07)
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Nanabell Jones, 85, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 22, 2007, in Woodburn. Born May 18, 1922, she was a member of Eastern Star and of the Baptist belief. Her husband of 55 years, Louis E. Jones, preceded her in death. Survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Donald W. ...
Carl E. Jordan (10/03/07)
ESSEX - Carl Eugene Jordan, 64, died Oct. 1, 2007, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Aug. 5, 1943, at Essex, to the late Vernon Clifton and Francis Harlow Jordan, he had worked in St. Louis before moving to Essex five years ago. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines who served during the Vietnam War...
Ross A. Davis (10/03/07)
ARNOLD - Ross A. Davis, 59, died Sept. 29, 2007, at his home in Arnold. For 30 years, he had owned and operated Custom Auto. He was married to Cynthia Mulcahy, who survives of the home. Other survivors include: one stepson, Richard E. Cullins of Arnold; and two grandchildren, Richie Cullins and Emily Cullins, both of Arnold...
Looking Back 10/3 (10/03/07)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tope of Sikeston are parents of a girl. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Walker of Sikeston are parents of a girl. --- LILBOURN - Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Foy of Lilbourn are parents of a boy. SIKESTON - The minutes of the September Park Board meeting were approved at the city council meeting. ...
LCRA's efforts are improving Sikeston (10/03/07)
I was more than pleased to read the status report from the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority presented to the Sikeston City Council this week. By any measure, the LCRA's efforts to remove problem properties has been an overwhelming success. There is much less success, however, on the front of redeveloping some of these properties that have plagued our community for far too long...
Speakout 10/3 (10/03/07)
No farmers, no fire. I've got one question. If a semi loaded with the amount of chemical that the farmers spray on their fields caught on fire, the area would be evacuated. But yet farmers are allowed to put chemicals in their fields and burn them into the air. No wonder we have so much illness in this area...