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Stories from Sunday, April 3, 2005

Passage of R-6 school bond would fund needed building (04/03/05)
SIKESTON -- Ongoing sewer problems, an insufficient heating and cooling system and leaking ceilings are just some of the obstacles facing the Sikeston R-6 maintenance crew at the high school's math and science building. On Tuesday Sikeston voters will have a chance to put an end to the school's maintenance woes when they consider passing a $4.53 million bond issue for the construction of a new math and science center...
April calendar girl (04/03/05)
Kesha Parker, daughter of Mika Parker and Michael White, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for April. The fifth attendant in the 2004 Miss Sikeston Pageant, Parker hopes to go into the Air Force and have a career in the medical field.
Economic outlook changing (04/03/05)
SIKESTON - Economic development is not what it used to be: economies are changing and economic developers need to be more creative and effective than ever. "Don't think the path you're on is an easy one," advised David R. Kolzow, keynote speaker for the Southeast Missouri Economic Development Alliance's spring conference Friday at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center...
Voters will fill city, board positions Tuesday (04/03/05)
NEW MADRID - While there are no countywide races to draw voters to the polls on Tuesday, some contested local races are creating interest in the county. Morehouse and Matthews have races for mayors and the New Madrid County R-1 and Gideon school districts have contested seats...
DeWitt adjusting to life in Florida (04/03/05)
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- It doesn't get much better than this! The sky was a high blue with scattered fluffy white clouds. The temperature was 75 degrees and the breeze was light and refreshing. The manicured grass was that shade of green you seem to see only on television during a PGA event...
Sikeston clubs six home runs in 22-5 rout (04/03/05)
ELLSINORE -- The Sikeston Bulldogs may not be rebuilding as much as most would think, if Friday's performance against East Carter County says anything about it. The Bulldogs pounded out 18 hits, including six home runs, in a 22-5 blowout of East Carter in Ellsinore...
Tips to dress like a modern prom queen (04/03/05)
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the mind of a teenage girl, prom night is one moment when everything should be just right -- especially her hair, makeup and dress, according to Amy Astley, editor in chief of Teen Vogue. ''There has been a shift of importance for prom. ...
Guys mostly laid back about prom (04/03/05)
SIKESTON -- While it seems that girls just can't start shopping soon enough for prom attire, the guys tend to be more relaxed and are just now starting to trickle in for tux fittings. "Guys always want to wait," said Patti Goins, sales consultant at Joy's Bridal Shop. "But the sooner they come in here, the better chance they have of getting what they want," she added...
Prom time is prime time for teens (04/03/05)
SIKESTON -- When 16-year-old Katie Hawkins shops for a prom dress, she tries on any dresses that catch her eye. "Even if it doesn't look good on the hanger and I don't think it will look good, I still try it on," said the Sikeston High School junior while shopping for her May 7 prom...
Business briefcase 4/3 (04/03/05)
SPRINGFIELD - Longtime Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. employee Len Hand recently retired as inventory control supervisor. Hand began his career at AECI in 1974 as a temporary laborer at the cooperative's New Madrid Power Plant. He spent nearly nine years at the plant, before moving to the AECI Headquarters in Springfield...
Bucheit's plans to purchase vacant Scott City warehouse (04/03/05)
SCOTT CITY - The Supervalu warehouse property in Scott City is under contract to be acquired by Buchheit's, according to commercial broker Tom Kelsey with Lorimont Place Ltd. who is handling the sale. Kelsey said the 260,000-square-foot former grocery distribution center on 52 acres is one of the largest warehouse buildings in the region. Located at 600 Daugherty St., just east of the Scott City I-55 Interchange, it has been vacant for several years...
Insurance honors presented (04/03/05)
Charles Tinsley, Mississippi County Farm Bureau agent, was presented the Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance Services President's All American Award. This award recognizes agents who excel in all lines of business. Tinsley is one of 14 agents in the company qualifying for the award. ...
Role of Southeast Missouri Economic Development Alliance is key to growth (04/03/05)
One last reminder that the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce 55th Annual Awards Banquet is coming up Thursday, April 7, at the Sikeston Field House beginning at 6:30 p.m. Please contact the Chamber office at 471-2498 immediately if you plan to attend...
Mary Dawson Burrows (04/03/05)
NEW MADRID - Mary Carolyn Dawson Burrows, 93, died at 7:45 p.m. March 31, 2005, at her home. Born Oct. 8, 1911, in Portageville, daughter of the late Arthur William and Addie Marie Behrens Fields, she was raised in Portageville, graduated from Ursuline Academy in Arcadia, and attended Webster College in St. Louis. She worked as a child welfare worker for the Division of Family Services and served later as an executive secretary for the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce...
Dortha Smith (04/03/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dortha Louise Givens Smith, 82, died at 11:04 a.m. April 1, 2005, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 10, 1923, at New Madrid, daughter of the late Riley Earl and Enoma Baker Givens, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Artie Rowland (04/03/05)
PARMA - Pallbearers for services conducted April 1, 2005, at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for Artie Alean Rowland, 92, who died March 29, 2005, were: Gary Rowland Jr., Brian Rowland, Jacob Rowland, Joey Rowland, Todd Ludwig and Shaun Ludwig...
Estalee Mulcahy (04/03/05)
SIKESTON - M. Estalee Galemore Mulcahy, 79, died at 6:05 p.m. April 1, 2005, at her home. Born July 25, 1925, in Success, Ark., daughter of the late Lawrence Eugene and Daisy Goodman Galemore, she was a devoted members of the First Baptist Church family for over 70 years. She was an inspiration to all who knew her...
Jimmie Lee Bogle (04/03/05)
SIKESTON - Jimmie Lee Bogle, 65, died at 6:01 a.m. April 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 3, 1939, at Letona, Ark., to the late Carlos and Sybil King Bogle, he was employed as a truck driver for 23 years at Malone and Hyde and Fleming until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force...
Otis Rushing (04/03/05)
CHAFFEE - Otis "Buddy" James Rushing, 41, died at 10:41 p.m. March 31, 2005, at Chaffee. Born Dec. 19, 1963, in Cape Girardeau, son of Russell Gene Rushing of Chaffee and Judy Ann Keller of Chaffee, he moved to Chaffee a year ago from New Haven, Ind. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a computer software developer, and was of the Methodist belief...
Joan Cole (04/03/05)
SIKESTON - Joan Marie Cole, 61, died March 31, 2005, at her home. Born Nov. 2, 1943, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Jessie William and Edna Marie Teague, her hobbies included gardening, antique collecting, gospel music and playing the guitar. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Donald Teague and Frankie Teague...
Honeycutt - Parker (04/03/05)
MYRTLE -- Renea Honeycutt and David J. Parker were united in marriage Feb. 26, 2005, at Byrd Free Will Baptist Church in Myrtle. Daryl Johnston of Thayer performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Jeff and Linda Honeycutt of Mammoth Spring, Ark., and the bridegroom is the son of Rose Marie Parker of Sikeston and the late Danny Joe Parker...
Doggett - Horton (04/03/05)
TAOS, N.M. -- Martha Jane Doggett and Gary Horton exchanged wedding vows in a March 24, 2005, ceremony in Taos. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Doggett, formerly of Sikeston, Mo. Parents of the bridegroom are Carol Horton of Seattle, Wash., and the late Murray Horton...
Carter - Tilley (04/03/05)
NEW MADRID -- Earnest Carter and Maria Carter have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lydia Catherine, to Mark David Tilley, son of Tony and Nadine Tilley of Cape Girardeau. A 2004 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the future bride attends Three Rivers Community College...
Essary - Blankenship (04/03/05)
SIKESTON -- The children of Sue Essary and Brad Blankenship have announced the engagement of their parents. The future bride is the daughter of Dorothy Fowler and the late Coy Fowler. She is employed as a lab technician at Monsanto Seed Company in Matthews...
Hammock - Bedell (04/03/05)
SIKESTON -- Jesse and Janet Hammock have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Dawn, to Bryan Russell Bedell. A graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride graduated in 2002 from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She works as an assistant pharmacy manager at the Sikeston Wal-Mart Pharmacy...
Palmore - Heath (04/03/05)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Judge and Mrs. Julian Mann III and Charles A. Palmore Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lori Parker Palmore, to James Brandon Heath, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jimmy D. Heath of East Prairie, Mo. A graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School, the future bride is currently a public relations assistant for the Masonic Home in Columbia, Mo...
Looking Back 4/3 (04/03/05)
SIKESTON - Jeff Sutton has purchased the Dobson Grocery and market on South Kingshighway and expresses a desire to see his old customers. SIKESTON - In the largest Chamber of Commerce banquet ever held in Sikeston last night, where more than 900 honored the Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year Charles L. ...
Vote for bond issue is a vote for future (04/03/05)
Sikeston voters on Tuesday will determine the fate of a $4.5 million bond issue to build a new math and science center at Sikeston High School. I remain confident voters here will recognize both the need for the Center and the benefits such a facility will bring. The most important aspect of this election to me at least is that the proposal is a modest first step in a school improvement plan which will bring substantial benefits immediately...
Speakout 4/3 (04/03/05)
This is a question about Dr. Roberts. We are trying to get information about him but all we can do is find a sign on his door. Some of his older patients would like to know if he is coming back. If not, please put somebody in the office so we could pick up our charts and find someone else because we have been without a doctor now for three months. This is not fair to his patients. They need to put something in the newspaper or call his patients know something...