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Stories from Sunday, October 2, 2005

Alliance secures funding through 2008 (10/02/05)
SIKESTON -- The Southeast Missouri Economic Development Alliance has achieved its goal of securing funding through 2008. Steve McPheeters of Noranda Aluminum, acting chairman for SMEDA, said during a news conference Friday that a combination of private sector partners and other contributors have pledged a total of at least $80,000 per year for three years...
Parade fun (10/02/05)
(Top) People lined the street Saturday morning for the 61st Annual American Legion Cotton Carnival Parade. (Above) The Sikeston High School band was one of many bands to march in the parade Saturday morning. The grand marshal for the parade was Gene Stroud. Results from the Miss Cotton Carnival pageant, held Saturday afternoon, and Miss Sikeston pageant, held Saturday night, will be in Monday's edition of the Standard Democrat...
Newspaper earns awards (10/02/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Standard Democrat brought home numerous awards in the 2005 Missouri Press Association Foundation's Better Newspaper Contest, including honors for general excellence. The awards were presented in Kansas City Sept. 24. In the Class 2 competition for daily newspapers, the Standard Democrat was awarded third place in general excellence. Competing in Class 1, the paper also earned third place for best newspaper design...
Holiday events nearing (10/02/05)
It is hard to believe that Halloween is right around the corner and that means the Chamber of Commerce is co-sponsoring the 11th Annual Halloween Window Painting Contest, Saturday, Oct. 22. The next big event after the Halloween contest will be Downtown Christmas Open House which will held Nov. ...
Lawyer honored by MBA (10/02/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Local attorney Shawn D. Young was recently awarded the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award. The honor was presented by the Missouri Bar Foundation at the 2005 Missouri Bar Annual Meeting Awards Banquet Sept. 23 in Kansas City. The award is given to recognize outstanding achievement in appellate practice by members of The Missouri Bar. ...
Noranda Aluminum establishes new schoarships for technology students (10/02/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Noranda Aluminum of New Madrid has announced a new scholarship program in connection with Southeast Missouri State University that will provide renewable scholarships for Southeast students who are pursuing or interested in pursuing engineering technology and computer technology degrees...
Business briefcase 10/2 (10/02/05)
SIKESTON - Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal financial services organization with offices in Sikeston, has designated up to $416,000 to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. "As a fraternal organization, the concept of people helping people is what the Modern Woodmen is all about," said local Modern Woodmen representative Lee Bowman Jr...
Todt - Miller (10/02/05)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Michael Todt have announced the engagement of their daughter, S. Danette Todt, to Blake Allen Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller of Sikeston. A 2000 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride expects to graduate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine in 2007...
Hornback - Branion (10/02/05)
SIKESTON - Michael and Debbie Hornback have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Lynne, to Andrew Branion, son of Pearllean McCauley of Sikeston and the late Michael Branion. The future bride is a 2004 Sikeston High School graduate. Branion is employed with Ruby Tuesday...
The racial divide is continuing to grow (10/02/05)
The top Housing and Urban Development official in Washington said that New Orleans is likely to be "whiter" as a result of Hurricane Katrina because many of the displaced blacks will not return since they lost virtually everything in the disaster. But civil rights leaders quickly denounced the comment as 'racist" and charged that the Republican administration wanted to change the racial make-up of New Orleans to spread out the largely black and predominately Democratic population...