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Stories from Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Canadian man dies in accident (10/31/07)
HOLLAND -- A Canadian man was killed after his vehicle hit a tree early Tuesday in Pemsicot County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 4:05 a.m. on U.S. Highway 61, three miles south of Holland, as southbound motorist Gursharan Singh, 35, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, ran his vehicle off the right side of the road and struck a tree...
Planning under way for Thanksgiving meal (10/31/07)
SIKESTON -- Having worked in the nursing home business with her husband for 20 years, Marlene Stevens knows there's a need to take care of the elderly on holidays. So when Beverly Baker, who started the Community Thanksgiving Day meal out of her home 20 years ago, stepped down in 2004, Stevens couldn't pass up the opportunity to help organize the event...
County may get into probation business (10/31/07)
BENTON -- Scott County officials are looking at the possibility of the county getting into the probation business. Commissioners noted during their regular meeting Tuesday that the 33rd Judicial Court has solicited and received bids for private firms to provide probation services for misdemeanor offenses...
Here's a toast! (10/31/07)
SIKESTON -- Are you one of those people who gets nervous when it comes to speaking in front of others, no matter what the size of the crowd? If so, you would be a perfect fit in a new club forming in Sikeston. "Toastmasters basically devotes itself to creating better communicators and leaders -- the two kind of go hand-in-hand," said Lisa Kenley. ...
Calendar Girl (10/31/07)
Chelsea Aldrich, daughter of Tina and Steve Burchfield and Andrew Aldrich, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for November. Miss Aldrich, the third alternate in the 2006 Miss Sikeston Contest, is currently attending Southeast Missouri State University...
NRA Banquet (10/31/07)
Top: NRA Field Representative Gregg Pearre speaks during the Sikeston NRA Banquet Tuesday night at the Sikeston Elks Lodge. Over 200 supporters of the organization attended. Bottom: Pearre speaks with Darrin Johnson before Tuesday night's NRA Banquet at the Sikeston Elks Lodge...
Sikeston set to battle Tigers (10/31/07)
SIKESTON -- The final game of the 2007 season is nearing for the Sikeston Bulldogs (2-7) as they travel to Cape Girardeau on Thursday night, to Houck Stadium to take on the Cape Central Tigers (1-8). For the Bulldogs, the game will begin a process of rebuilding over the off-...
Mitch Allen wins final Bootheel BassBusters tournament of year (10/31/07)
LAKE?WHEELER, Ala. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their ninth and final tournament of the year, a two-day event, on Lake Wheeler in Alabama on Oct. 12 and 13. Mitch Allen won the tournament with a two-day total of 18 bass weighing 29 pounds 6 ounces. Mike Estes was second with 19 bass weighing 26 pounds, 4 ounces and Sherry Bonner was third with 17 bass weighing 23 pounds, 12 ounces...
There's a trick to this holiday (10/31/07)
In case you haven't checked you calendar, today is Halloween. That explains all of the little rugrats ringing your doorbell dressed as ghosts, goblins and ax murderers begging for candy or your money or whatever is the "in" thing this year. Halloween is actually a day I enjoy. ...
Carl Brown (10/31/07)
NEW MADRID -- Carl Brown, 52, died Oct. 30, 2007, at his home in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Wilma Higgerson (10/31/07)
NEW MADRID -- Wilma L. Higgerson, 84, died Oct. 31, 2007, at Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Robert Maze (10/31/07)
DEXTER -- Robert D. Maze, 81, died Oct. 30, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Simon Wofford (10/31/07)
HOWARDVILLE -- Simon Wofford, 82, died Oct. 30, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Ruben Hill (10/31/07)
NEW MADRID -- Ruben Hill, 43, died Oct. 30, 2007, at his home in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Obie Gates (10/31/07)
NEW MADRID -- Pallbearers for services held Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Obie Christine Gates, 84, who died on Oct. 28, 2007, were: Lawrence Gates, Joe Gates, Doyal Gates, Gary Cunningham, William Welch and Matthew Kiddey.
Rodger Eaton (10/31/07)
BARTLETT, Tenn. -- Rodger Dean Eaton, 38, formerly of Southaven, Miss., died Oct. 29, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Born to Bill and Jo Etta Eaton of Cookeville, he was a graphic designer/sales coordinator for Fred's Inc. and active with the First Baptist Church...
Cecil Holman Sr. (10/31/07)
WAPPAPELLO -- Cecil L. Holman Sr., 72, died at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 29, 2007, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born June 1, 1935, in Lamar, Ark., son of the late Wallace Lawson and Bessie Maude Sweeney Holman, he was a retired truck driver for Essex Gas Company of Bridgeport, Texas. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Chaffee and the Wappapello Eagles Order 4066...
Births (Published 10/31) (10/31/07)
Forehand ORAN - Gennifer and William Forehand Jr. are the parents of their second, child, first daughter, born at 11:28 p.m. Sept. 25, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Ava Jean-Marie Forehand weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long...
Looking Back 10/31 (10/31/07)
SIKESTON - Breman Van Bibber is now serving as acting superintendent of the Sikeston Schools while Supt. T.E. Stallings is on a leave of absence in the interest of his health. Miss Electa O'Hara is not acting as principal of the high school during this period...
Tougher penalties for DWI welcomed (10/31/07)
Under a new state law, Missouri has committed to getting tougher on repeat DWI offenders. I have always said that everyone deserves a second chance. In some isolated instances, perhaps a third chance is a possibility. But there are only so many ways to change behavior and repeated slaps on the wrist will never work...
SpeakOut 10/31 (10/31/07)
I was calling in reference to the dental dilemma, where someone wanted to know of someone who takes Medicaid or Medicare. There is a place in New Madrid, called SEMO Dental. There number is 748-5671. It is also a dental office that does work based on your income...