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Stories from Friday, October 19, 2007

Inspiration comes from Hollywood this season (10/19/07)
SIKESTON -- Hollywood characters seem to be the inspiration for those selecting costumes this Halloween. "The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' are huge for all ages -- and even dogs and cats," said Marlene Bell, co-owner of Show Me Rental's Stonehaus, a costume and accessory shop located at Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores...
Attorney General changes audit rules for counties (10/19/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County officials would like to know their options before agreeing to participate in a new audit schedule. County officials reviewed a letter from Susan Montee, state auditor, during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday...
Commission brainstorms for protocol (10/19/07)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners are working to come up with a protocol for workers' comp injuries. At Thursday's meeting, they began brainstorming for a specific protocol to be adopted by the county to present to Robert Holthaus of the Missouri Association of Counties Self-Insured Workers' Compensation Fund...
Barbecue for a cause (10/19/07)
Harold Myrick, a YMCA of Southeast Missouri Board member, prepares sandwiches during the 15th annual barbecue Thursday at the Tanner Street Church of God.
SHS wins on Senior Night (10/19/07)
SIKESTON -- On a night where emotions were running high, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team took two straight games from the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles on Senior Night, by scores of 25-18 and 25-21. "I'm always concerned about the stress on Senior Night," Sikeston head coach Steve Beydler said. ...
Standing up to lead (10/19/07)
BENTON -- Sarah Ruff can often be heard yelling at her teammates during a game, "Get up ladies, don't sit down." Immediately a host of Kelly Lady Hawks softball players get up from the dugout bench and begin cheering on their teammates. This is the kind of leadership Ruff exudes as the lone senior on the Kelly softball team. And it is this leadership that has helped the Lady Hawks return to the Class 2 semifinals today in Columbia...
Jessie McRoy (10/19/07)
DEXTER -- Jessie A. McRoy, 90, died Oct. 18, 2007, in the Golden Living Center at Dexter. Born Jan. 26, 1917, in Vanduser, to the late Albert and Mabel Ramsey Lay, she had lived most of her life in Stoddard County and attended the First Nazarene Church in Dexter...
Forrest Myrick (10/19/07)
SIKESTON - Forrest Myrick, 80, died at 10:10 a.m. Oct. 18, 2007, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 17, 1927, in Anniston, to the late Lean McKinney Myrick, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War, and was a drill sergeant and nuclear weapons maintenance foreman. Following retirement from the military, he was employed by Homestead in Sikeston for a number of years...
Louise Adams (10/19/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for graveside services conducted Thursday at the Dexter Cemetery for Louise Adams, 76, who died on Oct. 13, 2007, were: Dennis Adams Sr., Dennis Adams Jr., Michael Adams, Robert Adams, Jack Tocco and Jim Wiegard.
James Bonee (10/19/07)
MARION, Ark. - James Gilbert Bonee, 38, died Oct. 18, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 6, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn., he was the son of J.C. Bonee of Blytheville, Ark., and Brenda Holliday Edwards of Marion. In addition to his parents, other survivors include: one brother, Timothy Bonee of Marion; one sister, Amanda Sgarlata of Marion; grandmother, Mary Holliday of Bowling Green, Ky.; and grandfather, Gilbert Dewey Bonee of Charleston, Miss...
Edward Magee (10/19/07)
SIKESTON - Edward Thomas Magee, 75, died at 7:08 a.m. Oct. 18, 2007, at Hillview Health Care in Vienna, Ill. Born Nov. 20, 1931, at Lake County, Tenn., to the late Elisha and Bunav Williams Magee, he worked as a farm laborer with Layton Hubbert Farms...
Reba Hampton (10/19/07)
DEXTER - Reba L. Hampton, 93, died Oct. 19, 2007, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Frances White (10/19/07)
SIKESTON - Frances White, 75, died at 10:15 am. Oct. 18, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 25, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Emily Mattingly Dace and Herman Mattingly, she was a graduate of Sikeston High School and the University of Missouri. She was a former first grade teacher at Sikeston Public Schools and, after retirement, she tutored children in her home. She was a former member of Chapter HB of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and of the Methodist belief...
Looking Back 10/19 (10/19/07)
FORNFELT - Otto Schoen of Fornfelt has been named Scott County director of the annual March of Dimes campaign. SIKESTON - Cindy Moxley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moxley, was crowned Charleston homecoming queen while Judy Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wilson, reigned at Portageville...
Your View: Mistakes made (10/19/07)
Dear Editor: The scathing, debilitating editorial assessment of Hillary Clinton appearing in the Oct. 7, 2007, edition of the Standard Democrat got the attention of your readers. The only solace for Democrats is found in the fifth paragraph which says for those who backed George W. Bush, "we'll mourn the mistakes we enabled to occur."...
SpeakOut 10/19 (10/19/07)
I was calling in to reply to the person that called in Hard times. They are exactly right. I'm a Christian also. The state recently took away my kid's medical cards. We are barely making it now. And now I don't even take them to the doctor because I can't afford to go. ...