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Stories from Sunday, March 27, 2005

About ALS (03/27/05)
-- ALS affects between 30,000 and 40,000 people year. -- Patients lose vital muscle control and the ability to move, swallow and breathe. The average life expectancy upon diagnosis is two to five years, although some can live 10 years. -- ALS affects both genders, all races and has been found in people as young as 19...
Spring cleanup dates released (03/27/05)
SIKESTON -- Dates for the City of Sikeston's Spring Cleanup, which gives residents two opportunities to dispose of bulky rubbish during their regular solid waste pickups, have been set for the first two weeks in April. Residents with Monday and Thursday trash collection will have their Spring Cleanup opportunities on April 4 and 7. Those with Tuesday and Friday solid waste pickup will have their Spring Cleanup collections on April 12 and 15...
Officials: Keep it clean, keep it cut (03/27/05)
SIKESTON - April showers bring not only May flowers, but tall grass and weeds, too. "The growing season is upon us," said Trey Hardy, community redevelopment coordinator. "I want to remind the people that the weather is going to change quickly."...
Good foods for good causes will be at the Charelston Dogwood - Azalea Festival (03/27/05)
CHARLESTON - With this year's "Pigs in the Garden BBQ Contest" shaping up to be even bigger than last year's, it looks like organizers have succeeded in establishing the competition as an annual event. As with Charleston's first sanctioned barbecue contest held last year in conjunction with the Dogwood-Azalea Festival, the event is once again sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society, the largest international organization of barbecue enthusiasts, according to organizer Lynn Bruce. ...
Sikeston resident taking on ALS (03/27/05)
SIKESTON -- Anyone who has ever read the national best seller, "Tuesdays with Morrie," may have an idea of what life is like for someone who has been stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease. But Mary Calhoun of Sikeston has lived it -- over and over again...
The Area's Best - Girls (03/27/05)
Standard Democrat Coverage Area Top offensive player: Kelly Essner, Kelly --------------------------------------------------- Top Defensive Player: Kelly Essner, Kelly --------------------------------------------------- Best Clutch Performer: Rachel Blunt, Dexter...
The Area's Best - Boys (03/27/05)
Standard Democrat Coverage Area Top offensive player: Kendal Deason, Kelly --------------------------------------------------- Top Defensive Player: Willie Hassell, Portageville --------------------------------------------------- Best Clutch Performer:...
2004-2005 Standard Democrat Dream Team (03/27/05)
BOYS FIRST TEAM Deason, a prolific scorer, led Kelly to a 21-6 record, its best since the '97-'98 season. A great long-range shooter, the 5-foot-11 guard averaged 21 points, 4.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and shot a phenomenal 89 percent from the free-...
All-Standard Democrat Second Team (03/27/05)
The 5-foot-4 Bratcher may have been the smallest player on the floor, but his production was anything but small. With virtually unlimited shooting range, Bratcher pumped in 63 3-pointers while averaging 12 points and 5.5 assists. His fourth quarter heroics made him one of the best clutch performers in the area...
Blunt leaves a legacy at Dexter (03/27/05)
SIKESTON -- Impressive both on and off the court, Dexter's Rachel Blunt is the Standard Democrat Girls Player of the Year. Blunt led the Dexter girls basketball team to new heights with an all-time high 24 wins against five losses, a first-ever district title and a sectional win. "She's much more than her statistics on the court," said Dexter coach Gavin Miller. "Equally important is what she's done off the court with her work ethic, her desire and her leadership."...
Hassell makes his point (03/27/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Over the years, Southeast Missouri has produced countless outstanding point guards. Bernie's Anthony Beane, Sikeston's Allen Hatchett, New Madrid County Central's Dereke Tipler, Bell City's Dominitrix Johnson and countless standouts from Charleston just barely scratch the surface...
DAEOC executive director resigns (03/27/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Vonnie Hays-Adams, executive director of Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation Community Action Agency, has resigned her position effective last Friday. Hays-Adams has led the six county Community Action Agency since July of 2000...
Bank names new VP (03/27/05)
SIKESTON - Jonathan Maloyed has joined Sikeston's First State Bank and Trust Co. as a vice president. "I am pleased to have someone of Jonathan's background who has an in- depth knowledge of the grain markets and challenges farmers deal with today," said Mike Marshall, community bank president, in announcing the appointment...
Looking over the agenda (03/27/05)
Steering committee members for the Southeast Missouri Economic Development Alliance met Tuesday at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center in Sikeston to finalize preparations for the SMEDA Spring Conference scheduled for April 1. Steering committee members pictured from left are: Connie Duke, economic development director for the Bootheel Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission at Malden; Steve Duke, executive director of the BRPC; J.W. ...
Cargill expands its grain facilities (03/27/05)
NEW MADRID -- Cargill AgHorizons is expanding grain storage capacity by 1.4 million bushels at its New Madrid grain facility. Construction will begin this month and be completed in time for the 2005 fall corn harvest. The addition of two 600,000-bushel tanks, one 200,000-bushel tank and a third on-site truck unloading area will help speed the delivery of grain for area producers, increasing from 35 to 55 the number of grain trucks per hour able to unload at Cargill AgHorizons' New Madrid facility.. ...
Power plant worker recognized as AECI's safety person of the year (03/27/05)
NEW MADRID - Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. recently named Roy Shaw 2004 Safety Person of the Year at the New Madrid Power Plant, located in the St. Jude Industrial Park. Shaw, a journeyman mechanic at New Madrid, was nominated for helping a co-worker who began choking during lunch March 20, 2004, said Alice Swilley, New Madrid safety coordinator. When the incident occurred, Shaw acted quickly and performed the Heimlich maneuver, likely saving the co-...
Short Cuts (03/27/05)
The styling salon Short Cuts has a new location. The business, owned by Amber Courtois, moved on Jan. 18 to 315 Main St. in New Madrid. Courtois, left, and stylist Heather Creasy specialize in cuts and color at Short Cuts. A special area was set aside where Creasy also provides manicures and pedicures. ...
Dick Brashear (03/27/05)
SCOTT CITY - Dick Joe Brashear, 68, died March 25, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 2, 1936, in Morley, son of Sherma P. Nation Brashear and the late Clarence E. Brashear, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 until 1977 including the Vietnam war and retired as a boatswain mate senior chief. ...
Barbara Moore (03/27/05)
CHARLESTON - Barbara Jean Moore, 64, died March 24, 2005, at her home. Born Dec. 4, 1940, in rural Charleston, daughter of Charles Winston of Detroit, Mich., and the late Myretta Sinks, she was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church and a former church secretary...
Conetha Waltrip (03/27/05)
BERNIE - Conetha Jean Waltrip, 64, died March 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 16, 1940, in Hayti, daughter of the late Travis Vance and Ofa Cobb Vance, she was of the General Baptist belief. On March 6, 1964, in Elgin, Ill., she married Wayne Edward Waltrip who survives of the home...
Ray Payne (03/27/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Ray Eugene Payne, 56, who died March 21, 2005, were: Mike Payne, Chad Holmes, Jed Payne, Ben Wilson, Lance Brooks, Jake Holland, John Northern, Dave Northern and Ryan Payne...
Shirley Goode (03/27/05)
SIKESTON - Shirley Goode, 83, died March 26, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Opal Campbell (03/27/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Opal A. Campbell, 89, who died March 22, 2005, were: Peter Heitmann, Andrew Operle, Mark Operle, Michael Smith, Mic Smith and Don Lanser.
Shirley Nelson (03/27/05)
SIKESTON - Shirley Nelson, 55, died March 25, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at this time at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lawrence Rogers (03/27/05)
SIKESTON - Lawrence T. "Pete" Rogers, 91, died March 25, 2005, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 30, 1913, in Oran. His wife, Mildred Faye Husher, preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 1976. Survivors include: one daughter, Peggy Taylor of Dexter; two grandchildren, Bill Taylor and Nick Taylor of Dexter; and three great-grandchildren...
Births (published 3/27) (03/27/05)
SIKESTON - Roger Lee and Jayne Anne Jaynes Jr. are the parents of their second daughter, born at 4:49 p.m. Feb. 15, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Haylee Grace Jaynes weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Jaynes is the former Jayne Ruff, daughter of Sandy Ruff and Doug Ruff of Sikeston. She is a secretary with the Cape County Health and Wellness Diagnostic Center...
Law - Cantrell (03/27/05)
WICKLIFFE, Ky. -- Jessica Nichole Law and Tony Curtis Cantrell II exchanged wedding vows in a 3 p.m. ceremony Feb. 5, 2005, at Victory Baptist Church in Wickliffe. The Rev. Larry F. Fraser performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jimmy and Dollie Law of Sparta, Tenn., and parents of the bridegroom are Tony and Cynthia Cantrell of Wickliffe...
Wheetley - Odum (03/27/05)
SIKESTON -- Mack and Brenda Wheetley have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sherrie, to Anthony Odum, son of Wayne and Nona Odum of Kennett. A 1998 of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002 and a master's degree from William Woods University in 2004. She is a kindergarten teacher for the Sikeston R-6 School District...
Banks - Holmes (03/27/05)
SIKESTON -- Philip and Mechelle Banks have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Jane, to Joshua David Holmes, son of David Holmes of Bertrand and Trish Weathers of Sikeston. A 2004 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride is employed by Wal-Mart...
Cartella - Couch (03/27/05)
CAMDENTON -- Ms. Brenda Cartella has announced the engagement of her daughter, Natalie Leigh, to Paul Michael Couch Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Couch of Sikeston. A graduate of Camdenton High School, the future bride received a double degree in business management and Spanish from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. She is employed by Cintas Corporation in Kansas City...
Bost - Polk (03/27/05)
MATTHEWS -- James and Barbara Bost have announced the engagement of their daughter, Dora Jill, to Lucas E. Polk, son of Eddie Polk and Darlene Bewley Polk of Matthews. A 2003 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the future bride expects to graduate in June from the Sikeston Licensed Practical Nurse Program. She is the granddaughter of Wilford and Glida Gean of Avert and Ferrell and Geneva Bost of Salcedo...
Rennier - Mansfield (03/27/05)
NEW MADRID -- Ruby E. Rooker has announced the engagement of her daughter, Eva Laurie Rooker Rennier, to Jeffrey Alan Mansfield, son of Don and Diane Woods of New Madrid and the late Melvin Lee Mansfield. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Benjamin J. Rooker Sr...
Looking Back 3/27 (03/27/05)
SIKESTON - E.J. Keith and R.A. McCord contracted for the 62 acres a mile west of the city limits known as the Roscoe Weltecke farm last week. --- SIKESTON - Sam S. Bowman, owner of Bowman's Drug Store, has purchased a soda fountain formerly used at the Malden Army Air Field Post exchange to be installed in the drug store around April 1...
Political manuevers ignore final wishes (03/27/05)
Let me weigh-in on the heated debate surrounding the fate of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged Florida woman who is the source of an amazing legal, ethical and political battle. If polls are to be believed, I share a minority opinion and a pretty darned small minority opinion at that. Having said that, I assume most readers will disagree with my thoughts on the matter. And I understand...
Speakout 3/27 (03/27/05)
I have been living in Sikeston for about three years now. I travel all over the United States. I would like to know why Sikeston is one of the dirtiest as far as being littered up. I would like to know why people seem to need throw their trash outside of their vehicles instead of waiting until they get somewhere they can put their trash in a trash dumpster. Are the politicians going to do anything about cleaning this place up? It needs cleaning...