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Stories from Monday, October 8, 2007

Permanent sign pays tribute to a 'great American sportsman' (10/08/07)
NEW MADRID - For those who traveled along the road leading to the levee and then to the Mississippi River, Whitson Henry seemed like a permanent feature to be found there. Following his death, the road officially became known as the Whitson Henry Road. On Saturday, a permanent marker was unveiled in tribute to the longtime New Madrid County resident...
Trial set for nurse (10/08/07)
BLOOMFIELD (SMNS) - A Dexter nurse accused of replacing a patient's controlled prescription medication with Tylenol will go to trial in January on the charges against her. Natalie J. Ritter, 27, of Dexter entered a plea of not guilty to the Class C felonies of stealing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana in an appearance before Presiding Circuit Judge Stephen Sharp...
Walking for a cause (10/08/07)
The Kenny Rogers Children's Center held the annual Charity Walk Saturday morning. The walk, which started at the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's office, ended at the First Assembly of God softball field. Over 100 walkers participated in the fall fundraiser event...
Late goal stuns SHS (10/08/07)
SIKESTON -- No game may sum up the Sikeston Bulldog soccer season more than Saturday's match-up with West Plains. For 79 minutes the Bulldogs played even with the state-ranked Zizzers, only to lose on an unfortunate goal with less than a minute to play, 2-1...
Eagles unable to get first win (10/08/07)
EAST?PRAIRIE -- Collin Dannenmueller intercepted a pass inside Chaffee's own 1-yard line and the Red Devils marched 99 yards for a pivotal touchdown in a 28-14 win at East Prairie on Saturday afternoon. Chaffee improved to 4-2, reaching the four-win mark for the first time since 1990...
Bertis Blackburn (10/08/07)
SIKESTON - Bertis Donald Blackburn, 71, died at 11:35 p.m. Oct. 7, 2007, at his home. Born June 2, 1936, at St. Charles, to the late Bertis DeRandolph and Cynthia Louise Scott Blackburn, he was a computer technician and owner/operator of Blackburn Vacuum Cleaner Sales and Service and was a member of First Assembly of God Church. ...
Ricky Jordan (10/08/07)
DEXTER - Ricky Jordan, 52, died Oct. 6, 2007, in the Winn Army Hospital at Ft. Stewart, Ga. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
James Hatchel (10/08/07)
DEXTER - James Hatchel, 64, died Oct. 8, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Annie Forrester (10/08/07)
MARSTON - Annie Mae Forrester, 92, died Oct. 8, 2007, at Portageville Nursing Center. Born Nov. 23, 1914, in Kennon, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Ann Cousson Hayes. She was married to Walter Forrester, and he preceded her in death...
Ruth Jackson (10/08/07)
CHARLESTON - Ruth Jane Vaughan Jackson, 83, died at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 7, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 7, 1924, at Leota, to the late Jesse and Elizabeth Burgess Vaughan, she was raised in the West Plains area before moving to Charleston...
Bobby McKinney (10/08/07)
CHARLESTON - Robert Allen "Bobby" McKinney, 52, died Oct. 6, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 24, 1955, at Wyatt, to Neoma Gay McKinney of Charleston and the late Emory McKinney, he had lived in Charleston most of his life. ...
Jane Goodin (10/08/07)
CHARLESTON - Jane Ellen Mulkey Goodin, 91, died Oct. 6, 2007, at her home. Born April 2, 1916, at Sikeston, to the late John Levi and Bess Full Heggie Mulkey, she had lived in Charleston most of her life. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Charleston, where she had served as president and secretary of the United Methodist Women for a number of years. ...
Howard Donaldson (10/08/07)
CHARLESTON - Howard W. Donaldson, 82, died Oct. 7, 2007, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born July 8, 1925, at Morehouse, to the late Tom and Emma G. Whitlock Donaldson, he had lived in Charleston most of his life and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: one sister, Betty Brown of Bertrand; and a number of nieces and nephews...
Henry Morris (10/08/07)
NEW MADRID - Henry Wayne Morris, 64, died Oct. 6, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 2, 1943, at Marston, to the late James Paul and Teenie Lovins Morris, he had worked for the city of New Madrid as a lineman for 29 years before retiring in 1999...
Elvin Graham (10/08/07)
KEWANEE - Elvin Deoin Graham, 60, died at 12:05 p.m. Oct. 5, 2007 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 9, 1947, in Marysville, Calif., to the late Albert H. and Mary Ellen Treat Graham, he lived most of his life in New Madrid County where he was employed by Associated Electric of New Madrid. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in East Prairie...
Looking Back 10/8 (10/08/07)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Charles F. Simpson entertained with a birthday party this afternoon for her daughter, Carol Frances. --- SIKESTON - C.C. Cummins, who suffered a heart attack Sunday, is reported much improved but will be confined to his home for a week...
Your View: Students praised (10/08/07)
I would like to take this opportunity to commend Addie Vaughn and Brittny Meredith of the Sikeston High School Bulldog Barker for the excellent coverage on their editorial on the American Legion's 63rd Annual Cotton Carnival. You put a lot of heart and humor in your research on the history of the Cotton Carnival. ...
Your View: Bridges to Kentucky (10/08/07)
A bridge for safety - no more cars and pickups getting crunched by a big truck as they pass each other on our big river bridges? Or a bridge for economic reasons - open up access to the East coast for commercial and vacation opportunities? A bridge for recreational destinations - Kentucky Lake or Nashville going East or Branson going West? How about a bridge for truckers or a bridge for farm tractors?...
Your View: Don't be negative (10/08/07)
To All American Legion Auxiliary members. Our organization is a great organization. We work hard to help our veterans and our community. For the most part every member works together well. Any member should be ashamed of themselves for putting anything in SpeakOut about another member of the organization that is negative...
SpeakOut 10/8 (10/08/07)
I think the Standard Democrat is way too one-sided on the gay issue. Gay people really don't have a choice. The pastor who spoke out should keep reading the Bible where it says Love thy brother and judge not, lest ye be judged. It's no wonder we have so much cancer. This water tastes like it's about half bleach. It smells and tastes like bleach right now and it's yellow...