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Stories from Sunday, March 21, 2004

DAEOC now looking into cuts (03/21/04)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation in Portageville will have to resort to staffing and programming cuts if the proposed 2005 federal budget is approved by Congress. Currently President Bush's plan will cut 23 percent in the $642 million nationwide allotment for the Community Services Block Grant, which provides funding for core programs and operations of community action agencies such as DAEOC. ...
Judge: Doctors can still practice (03/21/04)
SIKESTON - Physicians named in a lawsuit by the Ferguson Medical Group will not be prevented from practicing medicine here at this time. The lawsuit, filed in September 2002, alleges former FMG partner physicians Loring R. Helfrich, Anthony C. Poole, Kevin P. Rankin and Fred K. Uthoff failed to honor components of their partner agreements after resigning July 1, 2002, from FMG to work for Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Two killed in head-on collision (03/21/04)
FESTUS - A driver and passenger died late Friday night when they were involved in a two-vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 at Highway 67 in Jefferson County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Billy G. Mains, 38, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was driving north in the southbound lane and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by JoAnn Wehner, 40, of Ste. Genevieve...
Helping out (03/21/04)
Gabriel Hamara, 3, loads his toy tractor with mulch. Gabriel was helping his father work in the yard Friday afternoon.
Farmers excited as prices for soybean crops increase (03/21/04)
SIKESTON -- A recent surge in soybean prices has farmers in the area and across the nation feeling good about planting their crops this spring. "Farmers are really excited because soybeans are twice the price now than they were a year ago," said Grover Shannon, soybean breeder for Missouri Delta Center in Portageville. "It's a joy to see farmers that have worked so hard to realize a profit for once."...
Getting ready (03/21/04)
Sikeston Jaycee Ron Payne, seated, and Chad Crow sort tickets for the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. The Jaycees are preparing for their upcoming announcement of the entertainment Thursday during the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. After the announcement the ticket office will be open from March 25-March 27. For every ticket sold during these opening dates, the Jaycees will donate $1 to the Kenny Rogers Children's Center...
Bluejays finish third in Class 3 (03/21/04)
COLUMBIA - After losing a heartbreaker in the semifinals on Thursday, winning the third place game isn't much of a consolation prize for the Charleston Bluejays. But it sure beats fourth place. For the second year in a row Charleston took third in the MSHSAA Class 3 Show-Me Showdown at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, defeating Mountain Grove 85-82 on Friday...
Sikeston looks for return to Columbia (03/21/04)
SIKESTON -- The 2003 Sikeston High School baseball team set a school record for wins and was probably the most dominant team in school history. But they feel like there is some unfinished business. That's because no matter what records they set or how bad they beat teams, the fact that they didn't make it out of district play still eats at head coach Kevin Self and the rest of the team...
Morlan Dodge has a new home (03/21/04)
SIKESTON - While rain fell outside, puddles of light glisten off the new showroom floor and the cars sparkled inside Morlan Dodge Inc.'s new showroom. It was a good day for shopping inside for customers who wanted a peek at the new Dodge models arriving daily at the dealership...
Creation (03/21/04)
Carla Baker-Fennell, owner of Creation, a full-service salon at 616 S. Kinsghighway in Sikeston, stands at her station ready for customers. Baker-Fennell emphasized the salon is multi-cultural and can provide styles, cuts, perms, relaxers, manicures and pedicures. ...
Alliance Bank (03/21/04)
The Alliance Bank Oran Branch officially opened with a ribbon cutting March 17. Located at 1100 State Highway W in Oran, the full service bank's lobby is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday while the drive-through window is available to customers from 8:30 a.m. ...
Bobby Davis (03/21/04)
SIKESTON - Bobby J. Davis, 78, died at 5:13 a.m. March 19, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 11, 1926, in Catron, son of the late Sam C. and Edna Reynolds Davis, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a truck driver for Malone and Hyde before retiring in 1986. A member of Amvets and VFW Post 2659 in Dexter, he was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans...
Charles Powell (03/21/04)
MINER - Charles Franklin Powell, 88, died at 2:58 p.m. March 19, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 15, 1916, in Greenfield, Ill., son of the late Harden and Martha Wood Powell, he was of the Methodist belief. He retired as a pipefitter for Amoco Oil Company. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart and member of Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston...
John Calahan (03/21/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - John Calahan, 74, died March 18, 2004. Born April 8, 1929, in Tennessee, he had worked as a bank repo man before retiring. He leaves no known survivors. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid...
Debra Hammon (03/21/04)
SIKESTON - Debra Hammon, 45, died March 19, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
John Eaton (03/21/04)
SIKESTON - John Eaton, 82, died March 20, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Kathy Ottinger (03/21/04)
SIKESTON - Kathy Ann Ottinger, 38, died March 20, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Looking Back 3/21 (03/21/04)
SIKESTON - Pvt. Harry S. Miller, who was wounded in action late in January in Italy, has received the Purple Heart medal and is sending it to his mother, Mrs. C.N. Miller of Sikeston. SIKESTON - A. W. Swacker leaves Sunday for Atlanta, Ga., where he will have charge of the office of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. ...
Are today's youth so different from past? (03/21/04)
I mean not to offend, but what's up with kids these days? Granted, similar words have been spoken about other generations perhaps. But am I alone or does this downward spiral seem more apparent today than in the past? Listen to their music. Loud, often racy and universally without a melody that makes you want to whistle along with the latest top 40. ...
Speakout 3/21 (03/21/04)
A special thank you to Hanna Jester, 16-year-old student at Risco, who wrote a letter to the Standard Democrat about morality and homosexual marriages. Homosexuality has consumed our society. Hannah, I don't know you, but you must be a wise and special person. I'm sure your parents are proud of you. Don't ever change your views on this subject. May God bless you. We need more teens like you...