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Stories from Monday, July 25, 2005

Six arrested in drug bust (07/25/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety arrested six people on drug charges Thursday night after a search warrant was served on Cardinal Street. According to DPS Director Drew Juden, the DPS Special Operations Team served a search warrant at 128 Cardinal after several controlled purchases of crack cocaine were made by the DPS narcotics unit and the SEMO Drug Task Force...
Many teachers have to find summer jobs (07/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Teenagers and college students aren't the only ones working summer jobs -- their teachers are, too. Since school let out in May, Parents as Teachers educator for Scott County Central Schools Dana Riggins has worked at Craftmasters' Kidsmart in Sikeston...
Med students get valuable training (07/25/05)
SIKESTON - There will be some different faces in Sikeston doctors' offices and the community for the next six months. Third-year medical students at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine will study rural medicine with area doctors at Ferguson Medical Group and Missouri Delta Medical Center, among other locations...
Critic back in Sikeston for lecture (07/25/05)
SIKESTON -- It's hard to believe Sikeston native Terry Teachout, a nationally known film and theater critic, has never before given a public lecture in his hometown. He's talked at the high school and given readings in Sikeston but never has Teachout spoken to a general admission audience. And there's a simple explanation for it: "I've never been asked," he said...
Several injured in weekend accidents (07/25/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Several people were injured in separate area accidents over the weekend, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports. Four area residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon. The accident occurred at 3:50 p.m. in Dunklin County on Highway 25, one mile north of Malden when southbound motorist Joanne M. Norris, 67, of Gideon rear-ended the southbound vehicle driven by Eddie W. Borders, 35, of Parma...
Temps soar across state (07/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Hot and humid conditions prevailed in Missouri on Sunday as the National Weather Service reported highs of 106 in Osage Beach and 105 in Columbia. Locally, temperatures in Sikeston reached the high 90s and with high humidity pushing the heat index around 110 degrees...
Swim meet (07/25/05)
Nikko Galang of the Sikeston Sharks comes up for air during the 100-meter freestyle event at the Southeast Missouri Swim Conference Championships held Saturday in Sikeston. Additional photos will appear in Sunday's edition of the Standard Democrat.
Internships help teach day-to-day tasks (07/25/05)
SIKESTON - Learning happens both inside and outside the classroom for numerous college students each year participating in internship programs. Some are required, while others are voluntary, but most interns get valuable experience that prepares them for their future career...
Alcorn finds that persistence pays (07/25/05)
PHOENIX - Scoring an internship is all about being persistent as 2001 Sikeston High School graduate Cody Alcorn discovered. A senior broadcast journalism student at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Alcorn, 22, is interning at Channel 5, KTHO, a CBS affiliate in Phoenix...
County and city issues will be on the ballot next week (07/25/05)
NEW MADRID - A countywide issue and two of concern to two communities will be on the ballot Aug. 2. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for balloting. New Madrid county residents are being asked to make the position of prosecuting attorney in New Madrid County a full-time job. If approved by voters, the full-time status would go in effect in January 2007...
Robbery suspect caught (07/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Quick work by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety led to the arrest of a man who allegedly attempted to rob Kentucky Fried Chicken in Sikeston Friday afternoon. At just after 3 p.m. officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a call saying a black male was inside Kentucky Fried Chicken, trying to rob the business. The man fled the building in a cream colored vehicle but was apprehended a short distance away, behind First Security State Bank...
Factory Outlet Stores are sold (07/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores has a new owner. On Thursday the store changed ownership when Sikeston Outlet Mall LLC purchased the mall from its original developer, Boyer Construction Company, which began construction of the mall in 1993...
Local residents testify at hearing (07/25/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Members of the Blue Ribbon Panel on the State Government Reorganization Commission were addressed by several concerned citizens, at a public hearing at the Show Me Center Friday morning including Sikeston businessman Troy Wilson. Wilson, president and chief executive officer of Montgomery Bank, headquartered in Sikeston and located throughout Southeast Missouri and St. ...
Schedules remain unchanged (07/25/05)
SIKESTON - High school football season is rapidly approaching with two-a- day practices cranking up in a few weeks. While summer vacation is still in full force, Sikeston coach Jerry Dement is already thinking of this year's schedule. After some drastic changes to last year's schedule from previous seasons, this year's ledger will be unchanged completely...
Sikeston All-Stars romp at Cal Ripken regional (07/25/05)
BAXTER, Minn. -- The Sikeston All-Stars, running roughshod over opponents, march toward the championship of the Cal Ripken 10-and-under Midwest Plains Regional. The All-Stars routed the Minnesota and North Dakota state champions, both in four-inning run-rule wins, on Sunday...
Business briefcase 6/24 (07/25/05)
SIKESTON - Ricky Skelton, was recently named Sikeston's Public Works Employee for the Third Quarter. The park division's newest employee, Skelton has proven to be a valuable addition as he is conscientious in his work and can work independently, according to city officials. ...
Bootheel Tractor Parts expands repair services (07/25/05)
Bootheel Tractor Parts in East Prairie has added AgChem Sprayers (RoGator and TerraGator) to their growing list of repair services that already includes John Deere, Case/IH and Cummins. Also Bootheel Tractor Parts has thousands of used late model tractor parts off and on the shelf plus a large selection of remanufactured assemblies from engines, axles, transmissions and hydraulics to ensure quick repairs for customers. ...
Southeast Missouri firms benefit from state funds (07/25/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - Two area producers are among 20 to receive agricultural grants from the state of Missouri. In announcing the awards totaling $1,189,787, Gov. Matt Blunt explained the funding will assist producers with making commodities into more valuable end products...
University project seeks rural partners (07/25/05)
COLUMBIA -- Solutions to the economic struggles of Missouri's rural communities can be found in the communities themselves, said Gwen Richtermeyer, director of community enterprise and entrepreneurial development for University of Missouri Extension...
Sue Scott (07/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Sue Scott, 44, died July 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Gettie Chiles (07/25/05)
MINER -- Gettie Louise Chiles, 60, died July 23, 2005, at Transition Care in Miner. Born Oct. 4, 1944, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Curtis and Martha Aldina Treece Chiles, she was a past member of Cape First Church. Survivors include: three brothers, Lee Treece of Norwalk, Calif., Steve Chiles of Chester, Ill., and Cecil Chiles of Jackson; and one sister, Janet Seabaugh of Chaffee...
George McCray (07/25/05)
ST. LOUIS - George McCray, 72, formerly of Charleston, died July 21, 2005, in the emergency center at the St. Louis University Hospital. Born Sept. 12, 1932, in Hillhouse, Miss., son of Mary Oliver of Charleston and the late Jessie McCray, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri and employed at Herman Oak Leather Company until his retirement...
Deborah Maze (07/25/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Deborah Kay Maze, 48, died July 24, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 21, 1956, in Elgin, Ill., daughter of Audie Maze of Bloomfield and the late Junita Morlan Maze, she had resided in Dexter and Advance before moving to Bloomfield...
Bob Robinson (07/25/05)
GARY, Ind. -- Samuel S. "Bob Robinson, 73, died July 20, 2005. Born April 7, 1932, in Charleston, Mo., son of the late Charles and Delia Robinson, he attended school in Charleston, S.C., and retired after 32 years of work at LTV/Youngstwon Sheet and Tube of East Chicago, Ind. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged...
Tommy Bowen (07/25/05)
CAHOKIA, Ill. -- Thomas Joyce "Tommy" Bowen, 50, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died unexpectedly July 13, 2005, while on a business trip in Hartford, Conn. Born Jan. 12, 1955, in California, son of the late William R. and Marian Bowen, he was a computer specialist with the federal government, IRS division. Tom had received numerous awards and accolades for his work with the IRS, including special recognition from the White House...
Virgie Shackles (07/25/05)
CHAFFEE -- Veronica Cecelia "Virgie" Shackles, 94, died at 1:20 a.m. July 22, 2005, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 17, 1911, in Charleston, daughter of the late George Washington and Catherine Mary Scheffer Griffin, she was a nurse aide at the old St. ...
James Rogers (07/25/05)
MEXICO - James 'Turner' Rogers of Mexico, left his earthly home for his heavenly home July 20, 2005, at Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico. He was born Dec. 16, 1923 to Kaster C. and Mary E. Turner Rogers at rural Canton. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. ...
Bud Blankinship (07/25/05)
BRANDON, Fla. -- Wallace "Bud" Blankinship, 71, died July 19, 2005, in Sun City Center. A Mason, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Parma, Mo., and worked for many years with Eckerd Drug Corp. Survivors include: one son, Robert M. Blankinship of Seffner; one daughter, Ramona Lea Blankinship of Lakeland; and two sisters, Shirley Jean Garrard of Mesick, Mich., and Linda Sue Brawner of Oklahoma City, Okla...
Wilma Ringer (07/25/05)
DEXTER - Wilma Ringer, 81, died July 22, 2005, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Born Sept. 11, 1923, at Hardin, Ill. daughter of the late Fred Long and Myrta Mollohan Long, she graduated from Des Arc, Mo., High School and went on to attend Southeast Missouri State University. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, playing piano in the primary department, a member of the State Democratic Committee and a lifetime member of Missouri Historical Society...
Births (Published 7/25) (07/25/05)
MORLEY - Adam and Bethany Graves are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 8:03 p.m. May 28, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Shaelee Breanna Graves weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19.5 inches long. Mrs. Graves, a housewife, is the daughter of Rick and Debbie McNeely and Don and Deborah Russell...
Births (Published 7/24) (07/25/05)
SIKESTON - Pamela Tillman is the parent of her second child, first son, born at 11:54 a.m. May 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Brent Michael arrived weighing 5 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Tina and William Eberley...
Sikes - Miller (07/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Elizabeth Kendall Sikes and Frank Emanuel Miller exchanged wedding vows in a 6 p.m. ceremony May 14, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. An Episcopal service was performed by the Rev. Patricia Shemorry Williams. The church vestibule doors and pews were decorated with cascading arrangements featuring antiqued doves surrounded by blue delphinium and agaphanthus, Italian ruskus, sprengeri and wide white double-faced satin ribbon. ...
Shell - 50th (07/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Lee and Janie Shell celebrated their golden wedding anniversary May 6, 2005, in Destin, Fla. The couple were married by the Rev. E.D. Owen on May 6, 1955, at the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. They have three children and their spouses, Melanie and Ralph Sanders, David and Gina Shell and Caroline and Larry Carroll; and four grandchildren, Meghann, Alexander and Madeline Shell and Dylan Carroll...
Harper - 40th (07/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Howard Harper of Sikeston celebrated their 40th anniversary July 17, 2005. Harper, son of the late Thurman and Florence Harper, and the former Kay Green, daughter of the late James and Elsie Green, were married July 17, 1965...
Looking Back 7/24 (07/25/05)
SIKESTON - War Ration Book Five, smaller than a dollar bill and containing just half as many stamps as in the last book issued, will be distributed through the public schools in December. SIKESTON - Harry A. Blanton, associate of the Blanton, Blanton and Rice Law Firm. will become assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University in Chicago on Aug. 1...
Looking Back 7/25 (07/25/05)
SIKESTON - Following an illness of high blood pressure for several months, death came suddenly to Mrs. Mamie Masterson early Wednesday morning in the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Wallace, on North Kingshighway. PORTAGEVILLE - A total of 463 children are now enrolled in the library's Tom Sawyer Reading Club. The enrollment at each library center follows: Marston, 24; New Madrid, 101; Matthews, 69; Morehouse, 76; Canalou, 44; Parma, 36; Risco, 26; and Portageville, 87...
City has changed over last 35 years (07/25/05)
It was 35 years ago last week that I first walked into the newsroom of this newspaper and started getting paid to write the news. I made $93 a week and after six months received a $5 a week pay raise. That first morning I was assigned to write a story on a poor health department rating for a local eatery. The owner never forgave me and took that anger to his grave...
Speakout 7/24 (07/25/05)
This is not your department but I wonder if the food ads on TV make you want to eat there? Not me. It seems Hardee's, McDonald's and Sonic take us for a bunch of morons, especially Hardee's. What does a porno queen, shifting around on a car or baby in the womb have to do with a hamburger? It is immoral and I will boycott them all...
Speakout 7/25 (07/25/05)
I have just completed reading the story in Wednesday's Standard Democrat, "Junky," about signs in the fourth class community of Miner. It would seem to me that Miner has a lot more serious junk problems than just a sign. Miner is full of junk. Just look at the junk sitting around the muffler shops or the new Junk Flea Market located on Malone Avenue. ...