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Stories from Sunday, May 15, 2005

New tools to batle blazes at Miner (05/15/05)
MINER - With a new chief and truck, the Miner Board of Aldermen are off to a good start rebuilding the city's volunteer fire department. Mayor Mitch Thompson and the Board of Aldermen hailed delivery of the city's new firetruck Friday, timely evidence of their intentions to keep the city's residents safe...
A real hunger for life prompts dramatic steps for area man (05/15/05)
DIEHLSTADT -- Bobby Burns of Diehlstadt says he's half the man he used to be -- but twice the person. Since undergoing gastric bypass surgery in March 2004, Burns has shed 280- plus pounds. A year later Burns is a new man -- literally. "My life has changed tremendously, and I have a whole new outlook and perspective on things," said Burns, 55...
Honor Board installation planned (05/15/05)
SIKESTON - The public is invited to attend the installation ceremony of two Boy Scout leaders on the Honors Board at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The names of the late Roy Nall, long-time Scoutmaster of Sikeston Troop 43, and Lynn Hasty, Scoutmaster of Troop 59, will be the 31st and 32nd names of volunteers installed on the Honors Board in recognition of outstanding service to youth to the community...
'Dogs searching for back-to-back titles (05/15/05)
SIKESTON -- For the eighth straight year, the Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team will carry a No. 1 seed into the district tournament. But as coach Kevin Self knows, that doesn't automatically translate into a district championship. Three of the seven times prior to this year Sikeston was upset in the district tournament. That's why Self is trying to keep his team humble and focused on one game at a time heading into the Class 3, District 1 Tournament which starts tomorrow at VFW Stadium...
Oran hopes for a return to Columbia (05/15/05)
CHAFFEE -- The Oran Eagles have made three consecutive trips to state and have a third place and two seconds in the record book to show for it. In total, Oran has three seconds and two thirds at state in coach Mitch Wood's 12-year tenure, with eight district titles...
Kelly earns top seed in tourney (05/15/05)
SCOTT CITY -- Kelly, the defending champion, garnered the top seed in the Class 2, District 2 tournament, but is far from a prohibitive favorite. Barely above .500 at 10-9, the Hawks, coached by Cory Johnson, will find tough competition from the likes of No. 2 Crystal City, No. 3 Scott City, No. 4 Valley Catholic, No. 5 St. Vincent, No. 6 Charleston, No. 7 Grandview and No. 8 Woodland...
Service earns honors (05/15/05)
Miner Nursing Center honored some of its long-time employees recently. Ann McIntosh, restorative Nursing Assistant was honored for 10 years of service in the nursing department. Mary Martin, activity director, was recognized for 12 years of service and Loretta Magee, social service director, was honored for 15 years of service. Pictured from left are: Dave Ellinghouse, administrator; Magee; Martin; and McIntosh...
New Madrid Power plant honors workers (05/15/05)
NEW MADRID - Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. presented its prestigious Excel awards April 14 in a ceremony at its New Madrid Power Plant. Individual and team awards were given to AECI employees at the New Madrid plant for their outstanding work in 2004. These employees were nominated by their peers for the Excel awards, which recognize the outstanding contributions employees make to the cooperative and their communities...
Internship was an introduction into the real world (05/15/05)
When I stepped into the door at the Sikeston-Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau I didn't realize what a wonderful opportunity that lay ahead. I must admit that I was a little nervous because I didn't know what to expect, however I was really excited to get started on the projects Director Pansy Glenn had for me...
Vivertte Lee (05/15/05)
INGLEWOOD, Fla. -- Viverette Lee, 90, died at 7 a.m. May 14, 2005, in Inglewood. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo. ---- Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society Attn: Jeanne Rolwing 1306 State St...
Leon Moore (05/15/05)
MOREHOUSE -- Leon Harold Moore, 63, died May 13, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 3, 1941, in Bessville, son of the late Carl James and Ida Pearl Trentham Moore, he was of the Pentecostal belief. He worked as a truck driver and mechanic before retiring...
Corrine Purnell (05/15/05)
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Corrine G. Purnell, 85, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died May 9, 2005, in Georgia. Born Dec. 9, 1919, in Crenshaw, Miss., to the late Augustas and Fedo Burnett, she was a supervisor at the Host House Retirement Home in Charleston until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of the Perry Chapel A.M.E. Church for over 50 years...
Births (Published 5/15) (05/15/05)
CHARLESTON - Deidre L. and Joe Florek are the parents of their third child, second daughter. Emma Lyndee Florek, who was born at 5:29 a.m. March 22, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital, weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Mrs. Florek is the daughter of Lynn and Warren Gage of Benton. Maternal great-grandparents are Emmett and Mary Claycomb of Charleston...
Scott - Patrick (05/15/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Rebecca Ruth Scott and Chad Jeremy Patrick exchanged wedding vows in a 4 p.m. April 23, 2005, ceremony at the First Christian Church. The Rev. Flo Patrick performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Carolyn Scott of East Prairie and the parents of the bridegroom are Sid and Frona Patrick of East Prairie...
Stickels - Sipp (05/15/05)
DEXTER -- Terry and Shari Stickles have announced the engagement of their daughter, Emily, to Jonathan Sipp, son of Eddie and Pauline Sipp of East Prairie. A 2000 graduate of Dexter High School, the future bride is also a 2004 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is a first grade teacher at Lee Hunter Elementary in Sikeston...
Sullivan - Bailey (05/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Jeanne Ann Sullivan has announced the engagement of her daughter, Elizabeth Sullivan, to Casey Bailey, son of Susie and Ronald Kopp of Chesterfield. A 2001 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, the future bride earned a bachelor's degrees in international business and marketing management and is currently employed by Dentsply International as a medical device representative in Minneapolis, Minn. ...
Smith - Hoxworth (05/15/05)
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Scott and Ann Smith have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Ann, to Derek Lewis Hoxworth, son of Darrell and Kathy Hoxworth of Portageville, Mo. A 2001 graduate of Escambia High School, the future bride earned a bachelor's degree in communication arts from the University of West Florida, College of Arts and Science. ...
Myers - Hayes (05/15/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Steve Myers and Debbie Weddington have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Lynn Myers, to Jonathan Robert Hayes, son of Robert and Joy Hayes of Marston. A 1995 graduate of East Prairie High School and a 2000 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, the future bride earned a master's degree from Webster University in St. ...
True - Givens (05/15/05)
SIKESTON -- The Rev. Curtis and Carmen True have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Renee, to Joseph Antion Givens, son of Malinda Williams of East Prairie and the Rev. John and Regina Givens of Sikeston. The future bride is a teacher at Solid Rock Christian Academy, and her fiance is the manager of True Styles Men's Store...
Looking Back 5/15 (05/15/05)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's new Veterans Administration office, located in the basement of the Sikeston Federal building, was opened today with George Seybold of Jackson in charge as manager. --- MINER - Harvey Bailey of Miner is one of a group of Missouri school children to receive the Nature Knight Award from the State Conservation Commission...
Some fail to practice what they preach (05/15/05)
I am sickened by the hypocrisy involving Friday's announcement that 33 major military bases would be closed in the U.S. as part of a long term plan to streamline the military. The plan announced Friday would save $48 billion over the next 20 years and help reshape the military from a cold war posture to the modern needs of terrorists and extremists...
Your view: Job well done (05/15/05)
The Wednesday, May 11, 2005, issue of the Sikeston Standard Democrat brought welcome news to the Sikeston Public School students as well as the taxpayers. The Sikeston Public School R-6 Board of Education and Administration deserves significant credit for taking advantage of low bond rates and approving the sale of all of its $4.53 million general obligation bonds during its regular meeting...
Speakout 5/15 (05/15/05)
This is for "Help Wanted." First of all, your granddaughter is not a good girl. She has been in trouble since age 13. You do not have a child accidentally. You know when you start having sex that a pregnancy is a possibility and you protect yourself. ...