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Stories from Sunday, July 3, 2005

Calendar Girl (07/03/05)
Keshia Presley, daughter of Marty and Rejena Presley, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for July. Miss Presley, a finalist in the 2004 Miss Sikeston Contest, plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University and to major in business.
Comforting messages: Quilts sent to those who have lost loved ones (07/03/05)
BENTON - It took her 189 phone calls and several eight to 10-hour days. But Carol Messmer was able to find 21 of 28 families who had moved from their last known address, so they could receive their Comfort Quilt. "I concentrated on it so hard because I knew out there is someone this quilt belongs to and they deserve it," she said...
Battling the bugs (07/03/05)
SIKESTON - Area residents gathering outside in the evening for firework displays may be able to enjoy them with considerably less harassment from mosquitoes this year. "We really haven't had any complaints as far as mosquitoes - it's been so dry, and that's been a factor," said Steve Lee, Sikeston's street superintendent. "We've had a good year so far keeping them down."...
Sikeston goalie named All-State (07/03/05)
SIKESTON -- Audra Wooley has come a long way in just three years. Wooley, the senior goalkeeper for the Sikeston High School girls soccer team, never played soccer until her sophomore year and now she is the first all- stater in the four-year history of the program...
Area schools hire coaches for 2005-6 (07/03/05)
SIKESTON -- In the world of high school athletics, each new school year brings the promise of new faces both on the field and on the sidelines. This coming school season, many sports teams in the area find themselves with different leadership than the year before, as numerous coaching changes have already been made...
SHS teammates earn postseason honors (07/03/05)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's girls soccer program, in only its fourth year of existence, is beginning to make noticeable breakthroughs. Not only in terms of wins, but also postseason recognition. Along with second-team all-stater Audra Wooley, the All-Region Goalkeeper of the Year, three other Lady Bulldogs were named to the All-Region team, which is comprised of selected players from 10 area squads...
New Madrid LL team places second in tourney (07/03/05)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid Little League baseball team Martindale Chevrolet, coached by Shannon Reed, finished its season strong by placing second in a recent tournament. However, four of Martindale's players aren't done playing ball yet, as Hayden Sammons, Jake Reed, Terra Hunt and Drew Collier will soon represent New Madrid as part of the all-star team for their age group...
Counseling service adds crisis coordinator (07/03/05)
SIKESTON - Kevin Coffee, MAMFC, MACE was recently promoted to a newly developed position of crisis coordinator for the Bootheel Counseling Services. A 1993 graduate of Scott County Central High School, Coffee graduated in 1997 with his Bachelor of Science in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University and received his Master's Degree in marriage and family counseling and Christian education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2000...
SACC hosts annual Redneck Barbecue (07/03/05)
It's hard to believe it is already July and that means we at the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce are busy with Redneck Barbecue. The 11th Annual Redneck Barbecue will be held Rodeo Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Sikeston Sports Complex's Clinton Building. ...
Today's busy women have Curves (07/03/05)
SIKESTON - Women know exercise is good for them. Yet they also know how hard it is to balance the need to exercise with other demands of their lives. Curves, with its 30-minute workout routines three times a week, is the perfect solution, said Christy Pullum, owner of Sikeston's Curves...
Business briecase 7/3 (07/03/05)
MINER - Theresa Jones is the "Employee of the Month" at Miner Nursing Center. A cook in the dietary department, Jones was nominated and selected by her co-workers and supervisors due to her skills and dependability. "She is a very good cook," said her nominator. "She always keeps her work area clean and is very dependable...
Etta Gatson (07/03/05)
HOWARDVILLE - Etta Mae Gatson, 70, died at 5:28 p.m. June 28, 2005, at her son's home in Chicago, Ill. Born Jan. 14, 1935, in Wabbeseka, Ark., daughter of the late Richard and Laureaner Stephens Gurley Sr., in 1940 her family moved to Missouri where she attended Catron Elementary School and O'Bannon High School in New Madrid. She was a member of the Catron First Baptist Church where she held several positions including president of the choir, treasurer and secretary...
Aline Nelson (07/03/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Aline Nelson, 81, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:55 a.m. July 1, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Sept. 26, 1923, at Cardwell, to the late Samuel M. and Irene Thompson Hyde Sr., she lived several years in Sikeston, where she was employed as a supervisor for National Lock. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Mary Ford (07/03/05)
MORLEY -- Mary Ford, 87, died July 2, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Pauline "Sis" Landers (07/03/05)
CANALOU -- Lillian Pauline "Sis" Landers, 86, died at 8:08 a.m. July 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 31, 1918, in Catron, daughter of the late James Isaiah and Bertha Pearl Tharp Kasinger, she was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Canalou...
Jessie Sebaugh (07/03/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Jessie J. Sebaugh, 85, who died June 29, 2005, were: Greg Sanders, Jason Sebaugh, David Murray, David Bunch, Gene Allen and Jimmy Sanders.
Lowanda Gremard (07/03/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lowanda Louise Gremard, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died at 6:20 a.m. July 1, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 21, 1924, in Wardell, daughter of the late Oscar Clearance and Minnie Jane Taylor Young, she was a homemaker. A former member of Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston, she was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Delpha Higdon (07/03/05)
SIKESTON - Delpha Raye Higdon, 92, died at 12:55 a.m. June 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 19, 1913, in Rosiclare, Ill., daughter of the late Homer (Rose) and Barbara Leona Widdows Henson, she had been a restaurant cook at the Cyrus Inn and a bookkeeper at Scott County Milling Elevators. She was a member of the Temple of Faith church...
Larry Henderson (07/03/05)
DEXTER -- Larry Elmer Henderson, 58, died July 1, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 25, 1946, at Dexter, son of Alberta Casey Henderson of Dexter and the late Elmer "Shorty" Henderson, he was a former truck driver for Gilster Mary-Lee. A veteran of the United States Navy serving in Vietnam, he attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter...
George Williams (07/03/05)
SIKESTON -- George Williams, 80, died at 9:49 a.m. July 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 27, 1925, in Shirley, Ark., son of the late Martin Monroe and Dovie Lavina Shelton Williams, he retired as a packer for the Scott County Milling Co. in Oran and then worked for 14 years as a custodian at the First Baptist Church in Oran, where he was a member. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he moved to Sikeston in 1980...
Nickell - Williams (07/03/05)
SIKESTON -- Nancy Jayne Nickell and Terry Dale Williams were married in a 3 p.m. ceremony June 12, 2005, at the Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. The Rev. J.O. Frehner performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Marie Harper of Sikeston and the late J.D. Harper, and her husband is the son of Mary Louise Williams of Matthews and the late Henry Williams...
Essary - Blankenship (07/03/05)
LILBOURN -- Coyetta Sue Essary and Bradley Van Blankenship were married May 27, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Lilbourn. The bride was escorted by her sons, Jason Essary and Darin Essary. Flower girl was Claudia Price, granddaughter of the bride. Wedding coordinator was Michelle Essary, daughter of the bride. Guest book attendants were Valerie Fowler and Lindsey Fowler, great-nieces of the bride. Lenda Pearson and Laurie Rahrle, friends of the bride, were in charge of photographs...
Wisdom - Dirnberger (07/03/05)
SIKESTON -- Greg and Pam Wisdom of Sikeston and Tammy Rollins and Eric Tanner of Morley have announced the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Leanne Wisdom, to Dustin John Dirnberger, son of Ralph Dirnberger of Benton and the late Susan Reagan. A 2000 graduate of Kelly High School, the future bride is attending Southeast College of Nursing and Health Sciences. ...
Jackson - Wilson (07/03/05)
NEW MADRID -- Mr. and Mrs. Marty Jackson have announced the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Marie, to Christopher Lynn Wilson, son of Ms. Priscilla Wilson of Holcomb and the late Lynn Wilson. The future bride received a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Southeast Missouri State University and is currently employed with the Missouri Children's Division as an investigator in Dunklin County...
McClain - Edgar (07/03/05)
LEACHVILLE, Ark. -- Freddy and Elaine McClain of Leachville and Harold and Nancy Edgar of Portageville, Mo., have announced the engagement of their children, Heather Dyan McClain to Dustin Gene Edgar. A 2001 graduate of Buffalo Island Central High School and a 2005 graduate of Arkansas Northeastern College, the future bride is employed as a registered nurse at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. ...
Sikeston couple mark 40 years of marriage (07/03/05)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Gary Noisworthy of Sikeston recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Noisworthy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Noisworthy of Charleston, and the former Sherri DeLay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert DeLay of Sikeston, were married on June 26, 1965...
Looking Back 7/3 (07/03/05)
SIKESTON - Staff Sgt. Homer L. Stallings of Sikeston has been awarded the Bronze Star medal for heroic achievement during military operations against the enemy in Belgium and Germany. SIKESTON - The Fourth of July weekend in the Bootheel promises to be loud and lively with virtually every community celebrating. ...
Freedom is ongoing battle, not history (07/03/05)
I listened to an absolutely frightening radio talk show the other night concerning the prospects of a war between China and the United States. If you're like me, I pay much more attention to domestic matters or local issues than I do to international events. Let's face it, international affairs are far beyond our limited control and thus, we tend to put those concerns on the back burner...
Speakout 7/3 (07/03/05)
Parents love their children but they don't love them enough to teach them right from wrong. The child who caught the bird at Penney's then squished it then stomped it is the beginning of a serial killer. Twenty years from now the mother will be crying. She should wake up...