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Stories from Monday, February 25, 2008

Candidates seeking countywide office can toss hats into the ring on Tuesday (02/25/08)
BENTON - Filing opens Tuesday for countywide offices. In Scott, Mississippi and New Madrid counties, the offices of first district commissioner, second district commissioner, sheriff, assessor, public administrator, coroner and surveyor are up for election. Also committeemen and committeewomen from each political party may file at this time...
Bummed out (02/25/08)
Members of the Sikeston High School Bleacher Bums took their Standard Democrat newspapers to the game Saturday night where they were a part of the packed house on hand to see Sikeston and Notre Dame battle for the district title. However even the fan support couldn't lift SHS over Notre Dame: SHS lost 36-...
Kindergarten screenings scheduled (02/25/08)
Heaven Moore counts Lego blocks that Ben O'Guinn is holding during a counting activity at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center. The center will have their enrollment and screening for the upcoming 2008-2009 Kindergarten class on March 3-6. The future students must be 5 years old by July 31 and must be present for the screenings. Parents should call for an appointment; the process will take about an hour and a half...
Morehouse fire is investigated (02/25/08)
MOREHOUSE -- The fire marshal was in Morehouse this morning to investigate a fire that broke out around 4 a.m. Chris Beavers, secretary of the Morehouse Volunteer Fire Department, said firefighters were paged out at 4:15 a.m. to a building on the 200 block of West Beech Street. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the building, which Beavers described as a business/storage shed, was fully involved...
Favored teams roll into tourney semis (02/25/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The top-seeded teams rolled in the first round of the girls Class 3, District 1 tournament setting up semifinal action tonight. State-ranked Portageville will take on New Madrid County Central at 6 p.m. while Kelly and Caruthersville will battle at 7:30 p.m. with the winners playing for the district championship Thursday at 6 p.m...
Seeds hold in first day of tournament (02/25/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- There were no upsets Saturday in the first round of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament, but the Scott City Rams had to survive a scare to keep it that way. With the seeds holding, Charleston and New Madrid County Central will play at 6 p.m. Tuesday while Portageville and Scott City will follow at approximately 7:30 p.m...
District champs: Dexter rallies to claim championship (02/25/08)
PERRYVILLE -- Before the season, the Dexter Lady Bearcats made a deal with coach Chad Allen that if they won districts the team could shave his head. Today the coach is bald after Dexter's 47-41 win over Fredericktown in the Class 4, District 1 finals Saturday afternoon...
Disappointing end: SHS offense unable to get on track (02/25/08)
PERRYVILLE -- After Sikeston defeated Notre Dame 75-70 on Dec. 14, the Sikeston student section began chanting "We want Willen," referring to the Notre Dame all-stater who missed the game due to an injury. On Saturday night, they got him. Playing in front of a sold out, vocal crowd, the 6-8 senior scored 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds in Notre Dame's 59-36 win over Sikeston in the Class 4, District 1 championship game...
Denzle Willey (02/25/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Denzle Willey, 88, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Feb. 23, 2008, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Born June 13, 1919, in Wingo, Ky., to the late Doc and Opal Hayden Willey, he was a World War II veteran. During his service, he was wounded on Pallalu Island and received the Purple Heart. He was retired from the University of Tennessee in Memphis and a deacon at the Ardmore Baptist Church in Memphis...
Myrtle Spooler (02/25/08)
ORAN -- Myrtle Spooler, 95, died at 8 a.m. Feb. 23, 2008, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Sept. 20, 1912, in Oran, to the late Charles Robert and Minnie Louis Hency Mansell, she was a homemaker and member of the Oran First Baptist Church, where she was a longtime Sunday school teacher...
Betty Wheeler (02/25/08)
UNIONTOWN -- Betty Sue Wheeler, 69, died Feb. 24, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Lendell Hunt (02/25/08)
BERTRAND - Lendell Hunt, 91, formerly of Bell City and Sikeston, died Feb. 22, 2008, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Jan. 16, 1917, in Bertrand to the late WIlliam and Nancy Jane Wood Hunt, he was a self-employed farmer until his retirement. A member of the Garden Ridge General Baptist Church near Bell City, he previously served as Sunday School superintendent and later attended the First Baptist Church of Sikeston...
Velma Tucker (02/25/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at graveside services on Sunday at the Hagy Cemetery for Velma Alene Tucker, 93, who died Feb. 22, 2008, were: Jay Tucker, Steve Tucker, Richard Tucker, Kelly Tucker, Corey Tucker and Terry Cotner.
Deloria Agee (02/25/08)
EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- Deloria June Agee, 66, died at 12:02 a.m. Feb. 23, 2008, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. Born Dec. 5, 1941 in Essex, Mo., to the late Delbert and Anna Mace Curry, she worked at Illinois Bell Telephone for 30 years and retired as a supervisor over maintenance repair in 1991. ...
Opal Buck (02/25/08)
LILBOURN -- Opal I. Buck, 89, died Feb. 24, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 13, 1918, in Leachville, Ark., to the late Joe and Katie Meyers Hoskins, she was a member of the Refuge Worship Center in Marston and had spent 23 years as a nurse's aide for Headstart...
Dennis Ponder (02/25/08)
SIKESTON -- Dennis Richard Ponder, 68, died Feb. 23, 2008, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 21, 1939, in St. Louis, he had also lived in Kansas City, Mo., and Muncie, Ky., where he was a member of the Stony Point Christian Church. He had been honorably discharged from the Marine Corps Reserve and for 22 years had worked in credit management. He also worked in the cable business for 17 years...
Geneva Mercer (02/25/08)
DEXTER -- Geneva Mercer, 90, died Feb. 23, 2008, at the Golden Living Center. Born Jan. 14, 1918, at Muskogee, Okla., to the late Henry Ross and Dicia Lillie Sisco Ashworth, she was a member of the Dexter Church of God and a homemaker. On Oct. 30, 1934, at Okemah, Okla., she married Roy Mercer, who preceded her in death on June 25, 1984...
Births (Published 2/25) (02/25/08)
Laws PORTAGEVILLE - Susanne Skinner and K.C. Laws are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 8:29 a.m. Jan. 18, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Lydia Grace weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Arvil and Sari Skinner...
Looking Back 2/25 (02/25/08)
SIKESTON - Word was received that a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Tanner this morning at the Dennis Hospital in Toms River, N.J. The baby has been named Charles Sayers Tanner Jr. Mrs. Tanner is the former Mary Jane Sikes. SIKESTON - David Miller, 26, a cooperative occupational education teacher with the Sikeston Public Schools, has been hired as coordinator of the Sikeston Summer Recreational Program. ...
Your view: Democrats defined (02/25/08)
Only one word describes the economic theory of the Democratic Party candidates for president and all state and national elections. SOCIALISM! Equal distribution of the wealth by progressive income tax, and other forms of penalizing those who make more money than others is a form of socialism...
Your View: Illegal is illegal (02/25/08)
A few weeks ago you printed an article from The Examiner in your editorial space entitled "Battle Against Meth Needs Many Tactics." The article specifically stated ... "One suggested change is defining the presence of the drug in a house where there are children as an "element" of child abuse or neglect. That idea makes sense."...
SpeakOut 2/25 (02/25/08)
Mr. Editor, I've said this to you before. You really need to stop accepting ads offering free dogs. How would you feel that if you knew the 5-year-old black Lab you advertised in your paper yesterday ended up thrown into a ring with a killer Pit Bull and ended up as bait? Or the Border Collie. ...