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Stories from Sunday, February 13, 2005

Bureau back in familiar place (02/13/05)
Scott Welton Standard Democrat SIKESTON - A lot has changed in the 12 years since the Coles last ran the local License Bureau. "We had it for 12 years under Gov. Bond and Gov. Ashcroft," said Terry Cole. "I lost it under the Carnahan administration and the Holden administration."...
Other local license bureau changes (02/13/05)
Republican Gov. Matt Blunt awarded contracts to operate license fee offices in Southeast Missouri in this area to the following fee agents: Sikeston: Terry Cole, replacing Sharon Ferrell; Charleston: Tom Raffety, replacing Sally Winchester; New Madrid: to be determined, replacing Pam Henry;...
Sikeston man killed in Perry County accident (02/13/05)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston man died Thursday morning of injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident in Perry County. Reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 9:45 a.m., the accident occurred as Ollie L. Alford, 41, was driving north on Interstate 55, south of State Highway 51...
Local singles now turning to Internet (02/13/05)
ORAN -- Forget Cupid. Many lovesick hopefuls this Valentine's Day will be logging onto the Internet in an effort to find their one true love at one of thousands available online dating sites. Fortunately for those living within a 250-300 mile radius of Sikeston, they may be able to meet someone online and within hours be having a night cap at a local coffee shop, thanks to SemoSingles.com...
Hayti explodes in second half to defeat Scott Central (02/13/05)
HAYTI -- Not many would have expected it, but Hayti managed to blister the nets for 50 second-half points on their own court Tuesday night while knocking off previously ranked Scott County Central. The Indians once again proved that they do have the talent and the capability to play good basketball in a 76-69 scalping of the Braves...
Bell City manhandles Risco on Homecoming (02/13/05)
BELL CITY - It didn't take long for the Bell City Cubs (15-7) to give their fans a reason to cheer Friday night as the Cubs began its contest against Risco (7 -13) on a 17-0 run to pick up its 15th victory of the season, at 88-34. Four of the opening buckets came via layups, three from D.D. Gillespie to start things off. Most of the points came via turnovers due to Bell City's 2-2-1 full court press...
East Prairie losing skid continues at Kelly (02/13/05)
BENTON -- One team wanted to stay hot and another just wanted to get hot again as Kelly and East Prairie tangled in a Scott-Mississippi County Conference matchup on Homecoming at Kelly. Kelly (15-5), winners of five straight, avenged two previous losses to East Prairie (15-9), losers of six in a row following a 10-game win streak, with a hard-fought 72-61 Scott-Mississippi Conference win on Friday...
Tigers pull away from Bulldgos (02/13/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs lost for the fifth time in six games as the Cape Central Tigers spoiled homecoming night at the Field House, 74-60. After beating Cape Central seven straight times from 1999-2003, Sikeston has now lost its last two to the Tigers...
Charleston holds off Bulldogs in overtime (02/13/05)
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Bluejays hit free throws down the stretch in overtime to nip the Portageville Bulldogs 66-60 Friday night. Ashton Farmer led all scorers with 30 points for the Bluejays. Willie Hassell knocked down 28 for Portageville. The Bulldogs dented the scoreboard first on a Hassell off-balance 3-pointer with 20 seconds gone in the first quarter...
Jackson picks up 22nd win with victory against NMCC (02/13/05)
NEW MADRID - The Jackson boys basketball team matched its win total from last year by posting its 22nd victory on Friday night. The Indians posted a 62-46 triumph at New Madrid County Central. The Indians improved to 22-2 after finishing 22-5 last year. Jackson has one more regular season game left on Tuesday at Kelly...
Heartland wrestlers head to state (02/13/05)
SIKESTON -- In their second season, the Heartland Wrestling club has put together a very strong lineup. We have some extremely talented wrestlers in the program ready to show their stuff at state. These kids have been working hard in practice for about 3 months now and this weekend it's going to pay off...
Area woman on quest for 'Idol' title (02/13/05)
JACKSON -- Fans of Fox's show "American Idol" in the Southeast Missouri area may soon be seeing a familiar face, as 24-year-old Jackson native Chrissie Icaza has made it as one of 120 semi-finalists chosen to audition in Hollywood. Icaza was one of 13,000 people who camped out at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis last August to audition, and was later picked to move on to the next round of competition...
Former Sikeston resident develops software for transport company (02/13/05)
OLD HICKORY, Tenn. - MGM Logistics Management Software LLC is looking to a more efficient and affordable product to establish their company as the leader in the Freight Brokerage and 3PL software market. Founder Charles "Chuck" Morgan of Old Hickory and formerly of Sikeston, Mo., has created a Windows-based transportation management software program that he said is a must for the small companies, if they want to survive in this highly competitive business...
Local man creates 'Valentine Bicycle' to carry two people (02/13/05)
SIKESTON - While bicycles, in some form, have been a part of transportation for more than 200 years, Lynn Akins has a new idea for the familiar vehicle. Akins, a Sikeston resident, has developed what he calls the Valentine Bicycle or Friendship Bicycle...
Business briefcase 2/13 (02/13/05)
SIKESTON - Lee Bowman of Sikeston, a district representative with Modern Woodmen of America, was named Agent of the Month in the Missouri East Agency for January. Also he was honored as membership leader in Missouri East Agency for the month of January...
Service recognized (02/13/05)
Carroll Drake, right, was recently recognized for 35 years of employment with Steward Steel Inc. Beginning his career at Steward Steel as a fabricator, Drake spent 25 years as plant manager of the door division. Currently he is employed in the Contract Sales Department. ...
Don Allen (02/13/05)
ELLINGTON - Don Allen, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 11, 2005. Arrangements are incomplete at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Ellington.
Elsie Underwood (02/13/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Elsie M. Underwood, 86, died Feb. 11, 2005, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Sept. 19, 1918, at Linda, daughter of the late Ernst and Ida Young Smith, she was a member of the First Church of God in Portageville. On May 8, 1933, in Portageville, she married Ansel Underwood who preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1977...
Steven Spear (02/13/05)
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Steven K. Spear, 55, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 4:45 p.m. Feb. 2, 2005, in Logan County. Born Nov. 14, 1949, in Warren County, he was the son of Kenneth Spear and Dorothy Kirby Spear of Bowling Green. A 1967 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, he was a computer technician for Industrial Automation and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War...
Pete Burch (02/13/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Oather G. "Pete" Burch, 87, of Matthews, who died Feb. 10, 2005, will be: Chris Polk, Jeff Polk, Robbie Burch, Jody O'Barr, Cole Burch and Matt Boes. Honorary pallbearers will be: Melvin Belvin, Harold Burch, Bill Burch, Lonnie Polk, Patrick Magee and David Hough...
Eileen Law (02/13/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Saturday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Eileen Law, 87, who died Feb. 10, 2005, were Bill Priday, Jimmy Sanders, R.L. Richards, Murray Sullivan and Ed Pangburn.
Willard Christensen (02/13/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Willard Christensen, 89, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 11, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Births (Published 2/13) (02/13/05)
SIKESTON - Tommy and Virginia Henson are the parents of their second daughter, born Jan. 3, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Breana Nicole Henson weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18 3/4-inches long. Mrs. Henson is the daughter of Debbie Wells...
Houis - Blanchard (02/13/05)
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. -- Gretta Kaye Houis and Winston Carlisle Blanchard were married in a 7 p.m. ceremony Dec. 17, 2004, at the Missouri Street Church of Christ in West Memphis. The ceremony was performed by Lyndale Dale, associate minister. Music for the occasion was provided by vocalists Opal Jones and Steve Goode...
Hardin - Patterson (02/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Robert and Carolyn Hardin have announced the engagement of their daughter, Tabatha Joyce, to Matthew Scott Patterson, son of Jerry and Gina Patterson Jr. of Sikeston. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School. She is attending Three Rivers Community College at Poplar Bluff and is also a sales associate for the Hallmark Gold Crown Store in Sikeston...
Staples - McNew (02/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Randy and Karen Davidson of Sikeston and Mark Staples of Charleston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elizabeth Staples, to Cpl. Victor Lee McNew, son of Richard and Shirley Clinton of Ste. Genevieve. A 2001 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride is pursuing a registered nursing degree at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff. ...
Gadberry - Hart (02/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Sid Schuerenberg of Matthews and Debi Drake of Morehouse have announced the engagement of their daughter, Christina Lynn Gadberry, to Christopher David Hart, son of David Hart of Mount Vernon and Vernice and Marvin Arsta of Sikeston. The future bride is pursuing a degree in criminal justice and attends the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center. She is employed by Aramark...
Couple to celebrate milestone anniversary (02/13/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Flavel Westfall will be guests of honor for a 65th wedding anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on Fifth Street in Sikeston. Relatives and friends are invited to share in this event...
Golden anniversary is approaching for Bridges (02/13/05)
BERTRAND -- The Rev. and Mrs. Tom L. Bridges will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 26. A tea, hosted by their children, will be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at the First Baptist Church in Tamms, Ill. Bridges and the former Helen Blumberg were married Feb. 26, 1955, at the Elco (Ill.) Baptist Church by the Rev. Bill Robertson...
Bogles will mark 50th anniversary (02/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bogle will be guests of honor for a 50th wedding anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 in the First Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 1521 N. Main St. Bogle and the former Marlene Shipman were married Feb. 24, 1955, in Kennett...
Looking Back 2/13 (02/13/05)
SIKESTON - Pfc. Marshall L. Young, son of Mrs. Louella Young, has been awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. MINER - A new distribution center and warehouse is now under construction by the California Chemical Company's Ortho Division for the M and M Grain Co. located in Miner. The building is to be completed in the near future. The new sales-storage outlet will have a working capacity of about 600 tons of fertilizer...
Stretching our tax dollars to the limit (02/13/05)
People pay taxes to support a variety of essential needs. Taxes provide our road system and fund our military defense. Taxes support our parks system and our local trash pick-up. Taxes also provide funding for the arts and medical research. But increasingly and perhaps more importantly, our taxes also support funding for those citizens in need. ...
Speakout 2/13 (02/13/05)
Politics and cable TV How many of you are sick and tired of paying for cable channels that you don't want and don't watch? The cable companies ram them down our throats with a bunch of lame excuses about a "package" system and force us to pay for products that we don't want. ...