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Stories from Wednesday, January 23, 2008

April election will bring decisions on who will serve on school board (01/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Voters will have some tough choices to make as most local school board races are contested -- and with several candidates -- for the upcoming April election. The following candidates were confirmed by school districts just before filing closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday...
Filing closes for municipal elections (01/23/08)
BENTON -- With filing now closed for the April 8 municipal elections, area voters can now begin to consider their choices for city officials. In Sikeston and Charleston, which have the possibility of a primary election, filing closed Nov. 20. Incumbents Sue Rogers in Sikeston and Jack Feezor in Charleston are both without opposition for new terms in office...
Nearing completion (01/23/08)
Volunteers are working to complete the Sikeston's first Habitat for Humanity Home, located at 309 Heath. Pictured are just a few of the many volunteers from U.S. Bank and the Rotary Club along with other community volunteers who worked on painting the home's interior...
Officials pass '08 budget (01/23/08)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners approved the county's annual operating budget for 2008 during their regular meeting Tuesday. "All in all, I feel pretty confident about what we've done in this budget," Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said. "There are always unknown variables, but barring a disaster, we're solvent for this year."...
Risco loses to Gideon; NMCC drops OT thriller (01/23/08)
RISCO --A third quarter collapse by the Risco Tigers Tuesday night, insured a Gideon Bulldogs win, 77-56. "We were in it at the half," Risco head coach Brandon Blankenship said. "In the second half they kind of put us away." Risco was outscored 18-8 during the third quarter...
Bluejays flush Greenwave rally in fourth quarter (01/23/08)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays (12-7) flushed any hopes of a Malden Greenwave (13-5) comeback Tuesday night, defeating the Greenwave, 75- 60. With a 53-43 lead after the third, Malden's Marvin Fields sank a 3-pointer to open up the fourth quarter and spark a rally as well...
Dexter 'manhandles' Jackson (01/23/08)
DEXTER -- Dexter's Sammy Waldner says she loves physical games and Tuesday night against Jackson, she felt right at home. In a game that featured 37 fouls and bodies on the floor on seemingly every possession, Waldner came off the bench for Dexter and sparked the Lady Bearcats to a 50-36 win...
Delta runs by Sikeston Tuesday (01/23/08)
SIKESTON -- All season long, Delta head coach Randy White has preached to his girls that at the heart of every good team lies a solid defense. "Defense, I feel like is always the key," said White. "If you get defensive pressure, regardless of what type of pressure, whether it be half court or full court, I think you're gonna have success."...
Jackson shocks SHS (01/23/08)
JACKSON -- Shocked. The one word that showed the emotion on the faces of nearly every spectator in the gym Tuesday night in Jackson, as the Indians handed the visiting Sikeston Bulldogs a 76-54 loss. The state-ranked Bulldogs came in on the heels of a six-game win streak, seeking revenge of the disappointing 74-69 loss to Jackson in the SEMO Conference Tournament...
Week in sports is shocking (01/23/08)
I sit speechless. Some may be applauding, but as words still manage to pour onto the page, I am at a loss for words, as the sports' world seems to be spinning around rather swiftly over the past few days. I just returned from the Sikeston/Jackson game, where myself, along with several other Sikeston students and alumni sat speechless as the Indians controlled all aspects of the game, defeating the red-and-black 76-54. ...
Paving priorities for Sikeston (01/23/08)
I have been alarmed by some of the front page stories and photos that have appeared in the Standard Democrat recently. If you've missed them, let me tell me what you're missing. First, we have Sikeston's mayor laying down the law to those that litter in Sikeston. ...
Lucille Graham (01/23/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Lucille Graham, 98, died Jan. 17, 2008, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Aug. 14, 1909, in Norton, Ark., to the late Peter and Eleanor Williams Long, she had been a member of Zion Rock Baptist Church since 1982. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by four children; and four brothers, Johnny Lee Frazier, Andrew Jones, Robert Lee Jones and Ed Jones...
Willard VanBibber (01/23/08)
DEXTER -- The Rev. Willard VanBibber, 93, died on Jan. 21, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 27, 1914, in the state of Arkansas, to the late Sherman and Nora Parker VanBibber, he was a member or the First General Baptist Church in Dexter. A former employee of Elders Manufacturing, he was a retired Baptist minister and a resident of Dexter. He was affiliated with the local chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association...
Cary Clark (01/23/08)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Cary Clark, 98, formerly of rural Charleston, Mo., died Jan. 21, 2009, at the DayStar Care Center. Born Dec. 23, 1909, in Eldorado, Ark., to the late George and Isabel Johnson Clark, he was a member of and served as a deacon for the Bethel Temple Church of God in Christ in Mounds...
Dorothy Lashmet (01/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Dorothy E. Lashmet, 82, who died on Jan. 19, 2008, were: Stan Johnson, Tom Holland, Bill Lashmet, Robert Lashmet, Sean Lashmet and James Lashmet.
Elma Hanna (01/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Elma O. Hanna, 75, joined her Lord and Savior on Jan. 23, 2008, at her home in Sikeston. She had been diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. She was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Etowah, Ark., to the late Delmus Clarence and Mary Young Overbey...
Major Daniel (01/23/08)
HAYWOOD CITY -- Major Daniel, 59, died Jan. 19, 2008, at the home of his former wife. Born Sept. 24, 1948, in Wardell, to the late Pink and Willie Ward Daniel, he was a graduate of Bell City High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War, and a member of Morley VFW No. 5368...
Anita Jean (01/23/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Chapel for Anita S. Jean, 98, who died Jan. 19, 2008, were: Phil Ternes, Danny Talkington, David Agey, Ronnie Reams, Charlie Flannigan and John Banken.
Looking Back 1/23 (01/23/08)
SIKESTON - A low of 2 degrees above zero was recorded Saturday. --- SIKESTON - Paul Joe Witt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Witt of Route 3 Sikeston, left Friday for Winter Green, Fla., where he entered the Washington Senators Baseball Training School for spring training...
Crop of candidates is just uninspiring (01/23/08)
I've followed the presidential election process in this country for a number of years. Because of my particular career path, I suspect I have followed elections closer than most readers. That most certainly doesn't make me any smarter on the ebb and flow of the political process; it just makes me a bystander who has followed the game closer than most. Let's just leave it at that...
SpeakOut 1/23 (01/23/08)
I opened up my paper on Jan. 10 to find a picture of Uma Thurman in Today's Newsmakers. This is the second time you've published this picture in the paper. She has a dress on, it's a see-through dress and you can see her breasts. It was disgusting the first time I saw it, and I thought, I can't believe this paper is printing this. ...