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Stories from Sunday, April 21, 2002

SACC Awards are given (04/21/02)
SIKESTON - It was truly a "Community Celebration," as honors went out to Sikeston area businesses, individuals and organizations. The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce membership gathered at the Sikeston Field House Friday night to recognize those who give their time and talents to their community. For the first time ever, the Chamber's membership selected the honorees and those who cast ballots earned praise for their choices for the 2002 honors...
Girl Scout Troop gets high honors for project (04/21/02)
SIKESTON - Girl Scout Troop 338 of the Cotton Boll Six Star unit is slated to receive high honors for their project dedicated to improving the quality of life for those undergoing dialysis treatment. "They go to Kennett May 5 to receive the Gold Award which is the highest award for Girl Scouts," said Debbie Shoemaker, who leads the troop along with Brenda Chasteen and Janie Thurman...
Woman killed in accident (04/21/02)
DUTCHTOWN - A Chaffee woman lost her life late Friday when she was involved in a two-vehicle accident near Dutchtown. The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the accident at 11:45 p.m. on State Highway 25, one mile south of Dutchtown in Cape Girardeau County. ...
Delta Center receives federal grant (04/21/02)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The University of Missouri Delta Center is the recipient of a federal grant, and among its list of things to do with the money is to provide a quicker turnaround time for farmers. Recently, U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan announced the center, along with the Missouri Corn Growers Association, was the recipient of a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture for rural business development...
Malden wins Riverbend (04/21/02)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Riverbend Track and Field meet finished up on Friday at NMCC High School. On the boys side, Malden took first place with 155 points, followed by host school NMCC with 122 points and Hayti with 98 points. Other schools that competed were Kennett (93 points), Dexter (66 points) and Caruthersville (10 points)...
Cole signs with UMSL (04/21/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Richland basketball standout Sherome Cole has signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The 5-foot-10 point guard led Southeast Missouri in scoring as a senior this year, averaging 27 points per night for the Rebels...
Erma Combs (04/21/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Erma Combs, 87, of Portageville Route 1, died April 18, 2002, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Oct. 18, 1914, in Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Eva Corneliusen Davenport. She and John William Combs were married in Piggott, Ark., and he preceded her in death on March 19, 1982...
Lorene Powell (04/21/02)
SIKESTON - Lorene W. Powell, 67, died at 5:20 a.m. April 20, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Feb. 12, 1935, in Pope County, Ark., daughter of the late Grady and Mary Paraline Bratton Darter, she was a certified nurse aide and was of the Mormon belief...
Bethani Vandeven (04/21/02)
CHAFFEE - Bethani Vandeven, 21, died April 19, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Harry Batts (04/21/02)
SIKESTON - Harry Eugene Batts, 65, died April 19, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 9, 1936, in Fulton, Ky., son of the late Arlie and Emily Thompson Batts, he served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a teacher with Sikeston Public Schools for 27 years before retiring and was a member of the Miner Fire Department...
Bonnie Smith (04/21/02)
FLINT, Mich. - Bonnie B. Smith, 74, formerly of Parma, Mo., died April 10, 2002, at Genesys Health Park. Born June 12, 1927, in Parma, Mo., she moved to Flint in 1952 and retired from Fisher Body in 1976, after 23 years of service. She was a member of United Auto Workers Local 326...
Elmer Shelby (04/21/02)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Elmer R. Shelby, 65, who died April 18, 2002, were: Bub Yates, Bob Braswell, Gary Wilfong, Jerry McGowen, Tom Clubb and Billy Clark.
Looking Back 4/21 (04/21/02)
SIKESTON - Missouri Delta Community Hospital funds welled over the weekend to more than $67,250 as the deadline neared for attaining the $75,000 sought for local share of construction and a possible first year deficit. NEW MADRID - J.V. Conran, veteran politician and prosecuting attorney for New Madrid County the past 32 years, 16 terms, has decided to quit the active political ring...
Littering impacts lives of everyone (04/21/02)
If you were to embrace a cause that stirred your passions and moved you to action, anti-littering efforts may not be at the top of your list. But Missouri officials this week launched a first of its kind campaign to reduce litter along the roadways and riverways of the state. It marks the first time apparently that state funding has been used to address the problem in a coordinated fashion...
Speakout 4/21 (04/21/02)
Why did the Standard Democrat not report the Friday armed robbery of U-Pump-It until the April 17 paper? The arrest was made a few minutes after the robbery. Why did it take so long to get it printed? Reporters from the Standard Democrat made an attempt on Monday and Tuesday to get information on the robbery from Sikeston DPS, but Sikeston DPS did not release the information until April 16....