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Stories from Wednesday, September 3, 2008

September Calendar Girl (09/03/08)
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Officials to face tough decisions (09/03/08)
BENTON -- With this being the last month the half-cent law enforcement sales tax is collected in Scott County, county commissioners are facing tough decisions for the 2009 budget. Commissioners discussed the ending sales tax during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Emerson kicks off her annual farm tour Tuesday (09/03/08)
MATTHEWS -- U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson kicked off her annual farm tour Tuesday with stops in New Madrid and Stoddard counties. After visits to the Delta Research Center Field Day in Portageville and the groundbreaking to extend the New Madrid Riverfront walkway, Emerson toured Tiller-Cohen Farms near Matthews...
Improvements will continue along New Madrid riverfront (09/03/08)
NEW MADRID -- Residents of New Madrid along with local, state and federal officials gathered Tuesday for the groundbreaking ceremony to extend the Mississippi River levee walkway along the New Madrid Riverfront. "We're so proud," said New Madrid Mayor Donnie Brown as he addressed the crowd at the city's river amphitheater...
Annual Field Day (09/03/08)
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Longtime Sikeston dentist dies at 85 (09/03/08)
SPRINGFIELD -- Dr. John Lesley Doggett, a longtime Sikeston dentist died Aug. 29, 2008, at the Mount Vernon Veterans Administration Home. He was 85. Born in the Patton area on May 4, 1923, Dr. Doggett served during World War II in the U.S. Navy Seabees. Upon his return from the war in 1946, he attended St. Louis University College of Dentistry graduating in June 1951. Also, in 1951, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army Medical Service Corp serving two years at Camp Gordon, Ga...
SHS loses opener (09/03/08)
FRUITLAND -- The Sikeston Bulldogs kicked off their soccer season on Tuesday afternoon at Saxony Lutheran suffering a 4-0 loss to the Crusaders. For the Bulldogs it was a game of uncertainty as they are filling in holes across the field from graduated seniors of 2007...
Lady Bulldogs drop heartbreaker to Chaffee (09/03/08)
SIKESTON -- With the bases loaded and only one out in extra innings, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs had a golden opportunity to not only tie the game against the Chaffee Lady Devils on Tuesday, but maybe take the game with a base hit. Elizabeth Raines did her job by putting the ball in play with a line drive shot towards the left side of the infield. ...
Sikeston netters shutout by Jackson (09/03/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston girls tennis team got off to a rocky start Tuesday afternoon, falling to the Jackson Lady Indians 9-0. "This was our first match and the girls were nervous," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "We will build on today and look forward to Dexter today and Caruthersville on Thursday."...
Rodeo Run winners (09/03/08)
Logan Davis, left, and Marissa Jones, below, were the winners of the Rodeo Run Aug. 2. A part of the proceeds were donated to the Justin Crisis Cowboy Fund in the honor of Standard Democrat photographer Tim Jaynes.
Favorite teams are taking a beating (09/03/08)
It didn't take long for me to come up with column material this week. My world is full of ideas and thoughts, just flying all around my pea brain. So, I'm going to shoot a few of them your direction. Sorry in advance for my pity-party...
Victory lane (09/03/08)
Paetin Arnold of Marion, Ill., was the winner of the 50 Stock TT class at the SEMO Raceway Saturday night.
Mary Jo Williams (09/03/08)
HAYWOOD CITY -- Mary Jo Williams, 41, died at 11:50 p.m. Aug. 30, 2008, at St. Louis University Hospital. Born July 13, 1967, in Advance, to the late Wince Lee and Ossie Lee Braxton WIlliams, she was a file clerk for Pyramid in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of the New Morning Star Baptist Church in Haywood City...
Lawrence Brown (09/03/08)
JOHNSTON CITY, Tenn. -- Lawrence "Larry" Earl Brown, 59, died Aug. 30, 2008, at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. Born in Waltonville, Ill., to the late Irvin Brown and Irene Foreman, he lived most of his life in Johnson City. He was a retired investigator with the Johnson City Police Department, assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. ...
Danny Robinett (09/03/08)
SIKESTON -- Danny Robinett, 52, died at 5:05 p.m. Sept. 1, 2008, at his brother's home in Oran. Born July 20, 1956, to Mary Heuring Slayton of Sikeston and the late Lawrence Robinett, he was self-employed in commercial building construction. Survivors in addition to his mother include: one son, Joshua Robinett of Hattiesburg, Miss.; two daughters, Stephanie Robinett and Rebecca Morrison of Hattiesburg; three brothers, Larry Robinett of New Orleans, Bob Robinett of St. ...
Dr. John Doggett (09/03/08)
SPRINGFIELD -- Dr. John Lesley Doggett of Mount Vernon VA Home and Springfield died Aug. 29, 2008, at the age of 85. Dr. Doggett was born in the Patton area on May 4, 1923, to John Columbus and Willie Marie Grindstaff Doggett. He graduated from Patton High School in 1940. John L. served during World War II in the U.S. Navy Seabees from Feb. 1943 to Feb. 1946...
Steven Worthington (09/03/08)
SIKESTON -- Steven O. Worthington, 48, died at 6:19 p.m. Sept. 1, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born May 11, 1960, in Limestone, Maine, to Mildred Ferris Worthington of Sikeston and the late James Franklin Worthington. Survivors in addition to his mother include: three daughters and one son-in-law, Beth and Tim Gallagher of Covington, Tenn., Rebecca Worthington of Champion, Ohio and Rachel Worthington of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Alisa Worthington and David and Sonya Worthington of Sikeston; and two grandchildren.. ...
Bertha Fisher (09/03/08)
GREENBACK, Tenn. -- Bertha Mae Fisher, 94, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Sept. 2, 2008, at the Blount County Memorial Hospital in Maryville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Leslie Trousdale (09/03/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Leslie Elmer Trousdale, 80, formerly of Sedgewickville and Mississippi County, died Sept. 2, 2008, at the DeGreeff Hospice Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Looking Back 9-03 (09/03/08)
SIKESTON - Margaret Thrower will entertain the members of a birthday club with a party tonight at 215 Sikes Ave. in celebration of her birthday. SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. George H. Tracy and family moved from 630 E. Gladys St. to 427 E. Kathleen. Tracy is a business agent for the Sikeston Carpenter's Union...
Speak up, not Speakout (09/03/08)
If I had a dollar every time I heard somebody say, "the only reason I get the paper is to read Speakout," I would be a rich man. Not only would I be a rich man, but I probably would have enough money to buy all the newspapers in the Midwest...
Hurricane's hype may prove harmful (09/03/08)
As a youngster, I most certainly don't remember any abundant news concerning hurricanes. I'm sure we had our share of hurricanes and I'm sure they brought ample damage and destruction. Seems I recall a whopper that hit Houston way back when and in the late '60s I recall another hurricane that hit Mississippi, though the name of that storm now escapes me...
SpeakOut 9-03 (09/03/08)
Hey stupid, if you can't pay your rent or buy your groceries, cut out purchasing cigarettes and beer. Duh! - - - This is an answer to Hard times. If you would leave off the beer and the cigarettes, you might notice a difference. - - - Responding to Hard times. ...