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Stories from Sunday, May 1, 2005

May Calendar Girl (05/01/05)
Madolyn Lewis, daughter of Paula Lewis is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for May. Madolyn, a finalist in the 2004 Miss Sikeston Pageant plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University after graduation.
Local man sentenced (05/01/05)
BENTON -- A Scott County man was sentenced to prison on several counts of child molestation Wednesday before Judge T. Lynn Brown. According to Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd, 41-year-old William Beck was sentenced to four 15-year terms on four counts of child molestation in the first degree and two seven-year terms for one count of statutory sodomy in the second degree and one count of statutory rape in the second degree to serve concurrently on all the counts in the Missouri Department of Corrections.. ...
Religious leaders calling on Sikeston to pray on Thursday (05/01/05)
SIKESTON -- Local religious leaders are calling Sikeston to pray on Thursday in honor of the 54th annual National Day of Prayer. The National Day of Prayer begins with the Kiwanis Club's prayer breakfast set for 6:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church, where guest speaker will be mayor of Troy, Charles Kemper Jr...
Tax cap to have minimal effect in Sikeston (05/01/05)
SIKESTON - A bill which would cap local phone service franchise fees while making cell phones subject to these taxes has some cities in an uproar but would have little effect, if any, on Sikeston. House Bill 209, introduced Jan. 12 by State Rep. Shannon Cooper of Clinton and approved by the House with a 97-55 vote, would cap local taxes on phone companies at 5 percent of their gross receipts beginning July 1, 2006. On Jan. 1, 2008, the cap would drop to 3 percent...
Drug sweep nets 19 (05/01/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- A drug sweep in Stoddard County resulted in the arrest of several residents Friday. According to Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner, agencies involved consisted of the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, Semo Drug Task Force, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Stoddard County Juvenile authorities and Dexter, Bloomfield and Advance Police Departments...
Mayor of Troy is guest speaker (05/01/05)
SIKESTON -- Charles H. "Pheeze" Kemper Jr., mayor of Troy, will serve as the featured speaker at the Seventh Annual Kiwanis Breakfast set for 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Kemper was educated in the Troy Public Schools, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Central Methodist College and did graduate work at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Arizona State University. Following college, he taught fourth and sixth grades in the Troy Schools...
Bootheel Golf Club (05/01/05)
Course -- 6,800 yards, par 72 Greens -- Bent grass Fairways -- Bermuda Location -- 1218 N. Ingram Rd., Sikeston, Mo. Phone -- (573) 472-6111 Club pro -- Jeff Ketterman League schedule Tuesday -- Twilight at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday -- Seniors at 9 a.m. Sunday -- Point game at 12:30 p.m...
Sikeston Country Club (05/01/05)
Course -- 6,385 yards, par 71 Greens -- Bent grass Fairways -- Bermuda/zoysia Location -- Off Malone Ave., Sikeston, Mo. Phone -- (573) 472-4225 Club pro -- Kevin Collins Tournament (limited) and events schedule April 30-May 1 -- Jaycee Classic May 9 -- St. Francis Charity May 16 -- U.S. Bank June 4-5 -- Noranda Scramble...
Bootheel Golf Club greens touted for great rolls (05/01/05)
SIKESTON -- The Bootheel Golf Club's slogan, "Lambert's isn't the only place for a great roll," plays on a pair of Sikeston's best-known rolls, the famous "throwed rolls" of the well-known Sikeston eatery and the smooth rolling greens of the Sikeston golf course...
Courses rev up for season: Country Club offers serene setting for area golfers (05/01/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Country Club presents a serene setting with easy access for Southeast Missouri golfers. "Members enjoy the quiet feel of the country club," said PGA Class A club professional Kevin Collins. "It's, basically, very laid back. Not a lot of stress. They can, for the most part, play when they like as long as there's not league play or a tournament going on."...
Local volleyball team captures first place in Perryville tournament (05/01/05)
ADVANCE -- The North Stoddard County 16's volleyball club completed its season with a championship in the Perryville 17's Tournament on Saturday. The 16's began their season in January and competed in tournaments throughout the Gateway Region, which includes St. Louis-area teams...
Thanks for helping to make banquet a big success (05/01/05)
In this month's article I would like to apologize for an error submitted to the Standard Democrat concerning information for the winner of the 2005 Citizen of the Year Award. Mr. Chester Kordahl was this year's recipient and I appreciate his gracious acceptance of my apology for the error. He and all the other award winners made the 55th Annual Awards Banquet so special...
Business briefcase 5/1 (05/01/05)
ESSEX - Ronald L. Ledbetter of Essex, a district representative of Modern Woodmen of America, was named membership leader in the Missouri East Agency for March. Also Ledbetter was honored by the company as the "Agent of the Month" for March. Ledbetter joined Modern Woodmen's Rainwater Agency in Farmington in July 1991. For more information about Modern Woodmen's life insurance and annuity products contact Ledbetter at 573-283-5925...
Local business advisor strives for steady gain (05/01/05)
SIKESTON - While the stock market has had its ups and downs and the economy has had its highs and lows, Dean Wooden is a constant in the financial lives of many Sikeston area residents for the past 25 plus years. Wooden, a financial advisor for Raymond James Financial Services Inc., marked a quarter of century in business in Sikeston during April...
Helen Marks (05/01/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Helen Marks, 78, died at 3:03 a.m. April 29, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 9, 1926, at East Prairie, daughter of the late George W. and Berdie Bright Whitlock, she had lived all of her life in East Prairie, where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Births (Published 5/1) (05/01/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - David Murray and Jennifer Rene Blaydes are the parents of their first daughter, born at 6:56 p.m. March 16, 2005 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Abbygail Faye Blaydes weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18 inches long...
Glastetter-James/ Glastetter-King (05/01/05)
NEW HAMBURG -- Emily Nicole Glastetter and Brian Alan James together with Tiffany Jane Glastetter and Nathen Lee King were married in a double wedding ceremony Nov. 27, 2004, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg. The couples were married by the Rev. Michael John Glastetter, OFM Conv. Music for the occasion was provided by organist Cheryl Kern and vocalists Mary Glastetter and Jimmie Simmons...
Hiler - Seabaugh (05/01/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Kevin and Mary Hiler have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Ann, to James Dayton Seabaugh, son of Ron and Robin Seabaugh of Charleston. A 2000 graduate of Cape Central High School, the future bride is employed by Cingular Wireless...
Burton - Box (05/01/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Dan and Gail Burton have announced the engagement of their daughter, Leigh Ellen, to Brian James Box, son of James and Faye Box of New Madrid. A 2000 graduate of Portageville High school, the future bride earned a bachelor's degree in English literature from Southeast Missouri State University. She is currently employed by Univirtual LLC, home of the Championship of Best Friends. She is the granddaughter of Lourene Thacker of Portageville...
Looking Back 5/1 (05/01/05)
SIKESTON - Citizens throughout the world have learned of the death of Adolph Hitler, who committed suicide. It was announced that Admiral Karl Doenitz had succeeded Hitler as leader of the Third Reich. 40 years ago May 1, 1965 KELSO - Linda Seyer and Joe Diebold won an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. ...
Illegal aliens pose a long-term threat (05/01/05)
As many as 15,000 volunteers have agreed to patrol the borders between the United States and Mexico to help stem the tide of illegal immigrants crossing into this country. Known as The Minutemen, the volunteers hope to make up for the shortfall of border patrol agents in patrolling the thousands of miles of border. One estimate says we need at least 2,000 additional border patrol agents but Congress has yet to appropriate funding for the needed manpower...
Speakout 5/1 (05/01/05)
Please, please Tell these people in Sikeston that the lane with the yellow turn signs are not for them to pull into traffic. They are to make turns from traffic. Day after day I see some idiot pull out trying to get on to Main or Malone by using the turn lane. Write these idiots tickets so this stupidity will stop...