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Stories from Sunday, August 8, 2004

United Way helps dish out funds to organizations (08/08/04)
SIKESTON - United Way of Sikeston board members, volunteer workers and representatives from agencies supported by the United Way have kicked off the 2004-2005 campaign. "We are kicking off a month earlier than usual," said Glenna Shy, executive director of the United Way of Sikeston...
It's pay up or be published (08/08/04)
SIKESTON - Sikeston city officials are trying to get the word out one last time before printing names: pay your personal property tax. In what has proved to be an effective way to remind residents to pay their city personal property tax, the city will again publish a list of those with outstanding personal property tax bills in the Standard Democrat...
Convention is real life class in democracy for delegate (08/08/04)
NEW MADRID - In four days, admits Natalie Hunter, she learned more about the workings of government, the intricacies of public policy and even prime time television than she learned in four years of college classes. Like many of the 88 Missouri delegates attending the Democratic National Convention in Boston last week, Hunter was serving for the first time as a delegate. ...
Local businessman sponsors rodeo stars (08/08/04)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's Alfred May has found a way to stay involved with his life-long passion of rodeoing. May, who owns and operates M & M Trailer Manufacturing located on Highway 62 East, sponsors Cody Martin, the world's 15th-ranked saddle bronc rider, and Lucas Kelly, a bull rider...
New faces to pace Bulldog sidelines (08/08/04)
SIKESTON - When Sikeston High School announced the hiring of new head coach Jerry Dement in January, it marked just the beginning of a coaching overhaul at the school. When longtime head coach Charlie Vickery resigned following the 2003 season, the Bulldogs not only had to replace him, but two assistants that also moved on...
Harold Floyd (08/08/04)
SIKESTON - Harold R. Floyd, 77, died Aug. 6, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 11, 1927, in Benton, son of the late Ernest and Grace Dark Floyd, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II. A heavy equipment operator until his retirement, he was a member of Operating Engineers Local 513...
George Orr (08/08/04)
SIKESTON - George Allen Orr, 47, died at 2:40 p.m. Aug. 6, 2004, at his home. Born March 13, 1957, in Lepanto, Ark., son of George W. Orr of Sikeston and Ella Williams Bates of Morehouse, he had been a truck driver for Breeden Enterprises for 18 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Morehouse...
Earline Gaddy (08/08/04)
SIKESTON - Earline Gaddy, 78, formerly of East Prairie, died at 3:25 a.m. Aug. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 9, 1926, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Milburn Davis and Opal Mae Childers Allen, she lived in East Prairie most of her life, where she was a member of the Full Gospel Church...
Births (Published 8/8) (08/08/04)
SIKESTON - Gary and Heather Phillips are the parents of their second daughter, born at 8:32 p.m. May 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Sadie Grace Phillips weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20-inches long. The former Heather Bonee, Mrs. Phillips is the daughter of Margie and Jerry Todd and Richard and Barbara Bost. She is employed by Subway...
Looking Back 8/8 (08/08/04)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Glen Keher will leave this Tuesday for Florida to join her husband, Ensign Keher, who is training at Port Pierce, with the amphibious branch of the Navy. Mrs. Keher has been a ground school instructor at the Missouri Institute of Aeronautics for the past year, the only woman instructor in this Army flight training area...
Improvements have begun in Sikeston (08/08/04)
Work is finally under way on the massive renovation of the Main and Malone location to make way for a new Walgreens complex. Long in the discussion, the City Council gave final approval to the development plan this week and the bulldozers immediately began their work. We'll be able to see visible daily progress on the site in the coming months. In the end, the work will change the face of Sikeston's most heavily-traveled intersection...
Speakout 8/8 (08/08/04)
I agree with the recent callers on local businesses. Tacky, tacky is right. I was at a big discount store and observed an employee, on duty, waiting on the public with low-rise slacks, exposing her middle section and a large tattoo across her lower backside. ...