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Stories from Sunday, April 18, 2004

Scherer still remembered (04/18/04)
BENTON -- It seems like only yesterday Ray and Libby Scherer learned the news that parents fear the most-- their child had been abducted. Cheryl Ann Scherer, then 19, went to work on Tuesday, April 17, 1979, at Rhodes 101 on Main Street in Scott City. Some time between 11:40 and 11:50 a.m., she was abducted. Scherer's car, keys and purse were left at the scene. Approximately $480 in cash, was missing from the register...
Local unit has tour extended (04/18/04)
DEXTER -- Missouri National Guardsmen in Iraq received news Thursday their tours would be extended by up to 90 days of in-country service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Nationwide, at least 23 Army National Guard units have been ordered to extend their tour of duty. The extension is based on greater demands to stabilize the country by military officials...
Festival sights (04/18/04)
Pedestrians enjoy the flowering azaleas, dogwoods and the weather during Charleston's annual festival this weekend.
Area Scouts are honored (04/18/04)
SIKESTON - Southeast Missouri has long known of the service provided by the members of local Girl Scouts, now the nation does too. This weekend's edition of USA Weekend magazine, a regular feature of the Standard Democrat, includes the names of groups and projects conducted during the 13th annual Make A Difference Day. Honored from Sikeston was the Cotton Boll Area Girl Scouts...
Foster grandparents take time to help young students (04/18/04)
MOREHOUSE -- Every week day from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Allene Taylor can be found sitting at her designated desk at the front of Elaine Old's first grade classroom at Morehouse Elementary. It's there where Taylor, 88, checks papers, helps students with their school work and often times lends them an ear in their time of need...
McClung sets bar for girls soccer (04/18/04)
SIKESTON - Just three years ago, the Sikeston girls soccer program was beginning its first season. Now, they have their first college signee. Sikeston senior Caroline McClung recently signed a national letter of intent with Missouri Baptist to play soccer...
SHS golfers win (04/18/04)
KENNETT - The Sikeston golf team improved to 7-3 on the season with a triangular win against Kennett and New Madrid County Central. "It was a beautiful day but the golf was a little lackluster," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "All three teams had played all week long and it starts taking its toll."...
Oran takes out Valle in tournament (04/18/04)
OAK RIDGE - The Oran Eagles baseball team improved to 6-2 on the season with an 8-5 victory against Ste. Genevieve Valle on Friday afternoon in the Oak Ridge Tournament. Oran staved off a late Valle rally to post the victory. The Eagles led 7-0 heading into the fifth inning but the Warriors cut the lead to 7-5...
Vaulting requires skill, courage (04/18/04)
SIKESTON -- Holding a long pole, Sikeston senior Kirk Butler takes off running as fast as he can down a narrow runway. At the end, he plants his pole into a steel box and soars 12 feet into the air letting go of his pole at the peak of his jump, falling those same 12 feet into a large pit of mats. After he lands, he gets up, ready to go again...
Travels for CVB (04/18/04)
During the month of March, the Sikeston-Miner Convention and Tourism Bureau has been on the march. We started the month with the River Heritage Association meeting in Ste. Genevieve with tourism-related businesses from the 12 counties in the association. The RHA's keynote speakers were from Touring America, a Division of Marketing Resources Inc...
Susie's Bake Shoppe expands (04/18/04)
They are the perfect complement to a birthday cake or a special lunch to brighten someone's day, says Susie Kenedy, owner of Susie's Bake Shoppe and Restaurant, about fresh flowers. In response to customers' requests, the business, located at 112 E. ...
Local business leader honored (04/18/04)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Sikeston businessman Don Bedell has won an award from two professional organizations representing nearly 12,000 nursing homes. The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living have named Bedell as one of four recipients of the national Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award...
Hale and Hillis Rentals (04/18/04)
Hale and Hillis Rentals LLC celebrated a grand opening on April 9. The business which rents and sells a variety of brands of appliances is located at 710 Maude Ave. in Sikeston. Currently available are washers, dryers, refrigerators and stoves, both electric and gas. The business is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is owned by (pictured from left) Rodney Hale, Phyllis Hale, Sherry Hillis and Phillip Hillis. The owners noted they also rent apartments and houses...
Artists' interests blossom into Red Geranium Studio (04/18/04)
CHARLESTON - The Red Geranium Studio and Gallery, owned by local artists Glenda Manche and Joan Robbins, has opened in Suites 103 and 104 of the Russell Hotel and Cafe, 200 East Commercial St. Plans include shows, gallery exhibition, classes and a walk-in studio to allow visitors to watch the artists as they work. In addition Manche and Robbins will offer commission work, paint murals and for shows and exhibits. Guest artists will be invited to show their work periodically...
Business briefcase 4/18 (04/18/04)
SIKESTON - Mike Jones, son of Vanita Jaynes of Sikeston, was among Blue Cross Blue Shield employees to receive recent promotions. A graduate of Sikeston High School, Jones previously worked as director of individual marketing and has been named vice president of individual marketing...
Queen Henry (04/18/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Queen Elizabeth Parker Griffith Henry, 87, died at 7:30 p.m. April 16, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Aug. 29, 1916, in the Barnes Ridge community near East Prairie, daughter of the late William J. and Mattie England Parker, she had lived most of her life in East Prairie, where she was a member of the First Church of God...
Bill Gibson (04/18/04)
DEXTER -- Bill Gibson, 61, died April 16, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 6, 1942, in Santa Anna, Calif., son of the late Ray B. and Pearl Barker Gibson, he lived in the Bloomfield and Dexter area all of his life, where he worked as an electrician until ill health forced his retirement...
Dempsey Patrick (04/18/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Dempsey George Patrick, 80, died April 15, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 8, 1924, in Clines Island, son of the late Eddie and Rosa Ethel Robey Patrick, he worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 32 years before retiring in 1983. He served with the U.S. Army and Air Reserves in World War II...
Lois Christy (04/18/04)
CHAFFEE - Lois Loula Christy, 80, died at 2:42 p.m. April 15, 2004, at her home. Born Nov. 30, 1923, in Zalma, daughter of the late Lee and Lula Fish Slinkard, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee. On Jan. 26, 1942, she married Carl E. Christy who survives of the home...
Temple Johnson (04/18/04)
COLUMBIA - Tempie Jane Mason Johnson, 85, formerly of New Madrid, died at 7 p.m. April 14, 2004, at the Columbia Manor Care Center. Born March 8, 1919, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Benjamin S. and Mary Jane Hart Mason, she was a member of the New Madrid Baptist Church. She worked at the garment factory in New Madrid for 22 years...
Births (published 4/18) (04/18/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Robert Christopher and Cassie Renee Sutton are the parents of their third and fourth children, first son and third daughter, born March 10, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. When Natalie Rose Sutton was born at 8:25 a.m., she weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long. Ethan Christopher Sutton weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20-inches long when he arrived at 8:26 a.m...
Looking Back 4/18 (04/18/04)
SIKESTON - Extensive damage resulted at the J. Aubrey Shain residence, 514 W. Gladys St. Wednesday, when a fire was discovered in the attic of the home. SIKESTON - An alligator visited Sikeston recently but was a most unwelcome guest to some lady who telephoned for help to the police. ...
Priorities of parents help to guide Okafor (04/18/04)
Though college basketball season is now over, I've wanted to mention one final note on the Player of the Year and future NBA star Emeka Okafor of the University of Connecticut. When his parents left war-ravaged Nigeria behind and headed to a better life in the United States, basketball was not on the mind of the young future star or his top cheerleader, his father...
Speakout 4/18 (04/18/04)
This is response to the April 11 SpeakOut where a caller spoke about the city enforcing the no tolerance law. It's time for the city to do that. I live by people who have junk vehicles in their yard, they don't care. They keep getting a slap on the wrist. ...