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Stories from Monday, July 28, 2008

Sales tax holiday will begin Friday (07/28/08)
SIKESTON -- This weekend area shoppers will get a little relief at the cash register. The annual sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 1 and ends at midnight Aug. 3. Items that are considered "back to school purchases" qualify for the tax exemption from state, county and local taxes. These include clothing, personal computers and school supplies. In both the New Madrid County and Scott County portions of Sikeston, shoppers can expect to save about eight cents per dollar of items purchased...
New area resource council forms in Sikeston (07/28/08)
SIKESTON -- In response to dissatisfied clientele and churches in town, a new cooperative resource council formed to better address the needs of the community. "Less than a year ago, we got some feedback people were not being taken care of and their needs were not being met," said Area Resource Council chair Toni Dee...
Photographer dies Sunday (07/28/08)
SIKESTON -- Standard Democrat photographer Tim Jaynes, 38, passed away suddenly at his home Sunday. Jaynes, who had been a photographer for the Standard Democrat since 1989, was also an active member with the Sikeston Jaycees. He leaves behind a wife, two young children and many family and friends...
Runoff one of biggest concerns for state DNR (07/28/08)
SIKESTON -- The key to keeping Missouri waterways clean is closer than you think: your front yard. What is carried by rainwater as it hits your roof, runs across your property into a city street, runs along gutter lines and enters the city's storm sewer is a major concern for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, according to Steve Lee, street superintendent...
Charleston team is one win from spot in the Senior Babe Ruth World Series (07/28/08)
CHARLESTON -- One more win is all that the Charleston Fighting Squirrels need. One more win and they will be on their way to the Senior Babe Ruth World Series in Newark, Ohio. And with the way that they have came together here lately, one more win could very well happen...
Audrey Feezor (07/28/08)
CHARLESTON -- Audrey Feezor, 94, died at 8:45 p.m. July 27, 2008, at her home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Danny Presson (07/28/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Danny Wayne Presson, 65, died July 28, 2008, at his home in East Prairie Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shelby Funeral Home.
Dylin Jones (07/28/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dylin Jones died July 26, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Kira Bone (07/28/08)
CHARLESTON -- Kira Lavay Bone, daughter of April Bone and Josh Foster of Charleston, died at birth at 2:35 a.m. July 26, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. In addition to her parents, survivors include: her grandmothers, Evelyn Renee Bone of Charleston, Patricia Kay Bone of Charleston and Barbara Foster of Anniston...
Russell Krauss (07/28/08)
OVERLAND -- Russell D. Krauss, 73, formerly of Bertrand, died July 24, 2008, at DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton. Born July 28, 1934, in Bertrand, son of the late Will Helm "Bill" and Margaret Murphy Krauss, he was a retired welder/maintenance man for Cupples Manufacturing. He was a member of Overland Moose Lodge No. 1948, L.O.O.M...
Martha Cooper (07/28/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday for Martha Ann Cooper, 75, who died July 22, 2008, were: Charles D. Powell Jr., Jedadiah Hunsaker, Jeremy Cooper, Russell Powell, Tommy Hunsaker, Douglas Kitchen, Keith Jordan and Bill Moore.
Dude Riggins (07/28/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- J.R. "Dude" Riggins, 81, died July 27, 2008, at the Golden LIving Center in Bloomfield. He was born Jan. 31, 1927, at Gideon, to the late Pearl Reed Cole. Survivors include: one cousin, Marrine Grobe of Dexter; and other cousins and friends...
Vernon Hall (07/28/08)
DEXTER -- Vernon P. Hall, 90, died July 26, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 10, 1918, at Hornersville, to the late Daniel P. and Sidney Brewer Hall, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and the former owner of Hall Buick and Hall Trailer Sales, both in Dexter. A veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II, he belonged to the Dexter Masonic Lodge 532...
Huey Crumley (07/28/08)
MARSTON - Huey Allen Crumley, 86, died July 26, 2008, at his home in Marston. Born Aug. 22, 1921, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to the late Carrie Mae Nelson Crumley and Christopher Columbus Crumley, he was a member of the JY Church of God. On Feb. 3, 1940, in Portageville, he was married to Mary Doris, who preceded him in death on July 2, 1996...
Births published 7-28 (07/28/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Brittney Matthews is the parent of her first child, a son, born at 3 p.m. June 14, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Brylee Slayde Matthews weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Todd and Delina Woods...
Looking Back 7-28 (07/28/08)
SIKESTON - Sally Sikes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sikes, celebrated her fifth birthday Sunday when a group of neighborhood children gathered at her home. PORTAGEVILLE - Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Eftink of Portageville are parents of a daughter born Friday morning at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Speakout 7-28 (07/28/08)
Exploitation of the powerless by the imposition of American businesses bottom-line philosophy has created this world economic crisis. Bill Gates and his group cry their crocodile tears over all these poor people ravaged by the financial system implemented by the rich to benefit only the rich. ...