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Stories from Sunday, January 1, 2006

Major events, controversy mark 2005 (01/01/06)
SIKESTON - This past year has been an eventful year for the surrounding area, with several major events and controversies. Below, we have compiled the top five stories for 2005. It was a busy year for the Missouri National Guard 1140th Engineer Battalion's Charlie Company. After a year in Iraq, it returned home. In September, the unit was deployed to New Orleans to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina...
Marine's mom on crusade to light up all U.S. homes (01/01/06)
UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Bulbs and the electric candles they sit in have been replaced, but the light that shines from the front window of Opal and Danny Jones' Union City home has been a constant glow for four years. In November 2001, when Jones' son served his first tour of overseas duty in Afghanistan, Jones placed an electrically-powered candle in the front window of her home as a reminder to pray for her son and other troops as well as their safe return to the United States...
January Calendar Girl (01/01/06)
Erin Wibbenmeyer, daughter of Kevin and Colyn Wibbenmeyer, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for January. Erin, second runner-up in the 2005 Miss Sikeston Contest, plans to attend Missouri State University in Springfield and major in public relations/communications...
One in custody after chase (01/01/06)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man is in custody after being arrested on traffic and drug charges following a high-speed pursuit. The chase began at about 8:20 p.m. Thursday around Smith Street after a Department of Public Safety officer attempted to pull a white Buick over for a traffic violation...
Patients able to manage health in their own home (01/01/06)
SIKESTON -- The clear, pleasant female voice coming from the terminal in Rosie Severson's home in Benton isn't telling her she has mail. It is alerting her to something much more important: its time to take her medication. Since Dec. 8, a small terminal about the size of a sheet of notebook paper and only a couple inches thick has enabled Severson, 64, to manage her health problems in the comfort of her home...
Injuries on the rise (01/01/06)
SIKESTON - One in every 100 high school female athletes will sustain a serious knee injury every year. Approximately 70 percent of knee injuries are non-contact. The above statistics are sobering considering that female athletes are competing in athletics more than ever. The dangers of an injury to female athletes dwarf that compared to males...
AN A.D.'s work behind the scenes makes it happen (01/01/06)
SIKESTON - Coaches and athletes are the individuals that get most of the attention when it comes to high school sports. Their feats and accomplishments are widely known and celebrated. Behind the scenes of the athletic field, is a group of men and women who, without much fanfare and praise, makes the engine of high school athletics run smoothly...
Resident turns 105 (01/01/06)
SIKESTON -- Ms. Mattie Sharkey celebrated her 105th birthday Dec. 22 at her daughter's home in Sikeston. Sharkey grew up in Mississippi but moved to Portageville in 1929 with her husband.Together they farmed and raised five daughters until he died in 1937. She continued farming and raising her family. Today, one daughter, Eliza Strickland, lives with her in Sikeston, two live in Chicago and two preceded her in death...
City workers honored for 2005 efforts (01/01/06)
City Treasurer Karen Bailey was recently honored as the City's 2005 Administrative/Supervisory Employee of the Year. Recognized with Mrs. Bailey was nominee John Martin, acting captain, Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Making the presentation is City Council member Sue Rogers, right...
Much to look forward to with the Chamber in 2006 (01/01/06)
I hope everyone had a happy holiday season and that 2006 is a great year for the Sikeston and Miner areas. I wanted to take time to mention a few things coming up soon for the SACC staff and membership. The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce will be publishing our fifth edition of Images Magazine this year with a release date of April 10. ...
Charles Crumbaugh (01/01/06)
CHAFFEE - Charles Crumbaugh, 78, died Dec. 30, 2005, at Chaffee Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Carmen Mason (01/01/06)
SIKESTON - Carmen G. Mason, 91, died at 5 a.m. Dec. 30, 2005, at her daughter's home in Morton, Ill. Born March 14, 1914, in Flatwood, Tenn., daughter of the late George Robert and Minnie Dabbs Garner, she was a homemaker and a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston...
Births (Published 1/1) (01/01/06)
SIKESTON - Richard Summers and Ashley Edwards are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 8:49 a.m. Nov. 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Rilen Wayne Summers weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Harvey and Bonnie Edwards of East Prairie and Ida Davis of Sikeston...
Carden - Johnson (01/01/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Regina L. "Jeanie" Carden and Robert P. "Bobby" Johnson were united in marriage Dec. 30, 2005, in Nashville, Tenn. Their parents are Mrs. Mildred Tanksley and Mrs. Evelyn Upton. Family and friends are invited to attend a reception honoring the couple at 6 p.m. Jan. 7 in the fellowship hall of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Herndon - Sloan (01/01/06)
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Heather Michelle Herndon and Clay Anthony Sloan were united in marriage during a 1:30 p.m. ceremony Dec. 1, 2005, at the Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay. The Rev. Kenroy Salter performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry M. Herndon of Sikeston. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Anthony L. Sloan of Morehouse...
East Prairie couple mark anniversary (01/01/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. George Edwards are invited to attend a reception in celebration of the couple's 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan 8 at the First Church of God Family Life Center, 320 N. Washington St., in East Prairie...
Looking Back 1/1 (01/01/06)
BENTON - Harris Rodgers, well known Benton abstractor, real estate dealer and businessman, has been appointed manager of the Delmo Home Corporation. SIKESTON - In the first city council meeting of the new year, five bids were received for the installation of a 10,000 kilovolt transformer for the board of public works. None were accepted. Raymond Miles, city manager, requested the council to allow Herb Phelps and himself three days to study the bids more thoroughly...
Today is the day for new beginnings (01/01/06)
Happy New Year! Today is a day for new beginnings. For resolutions. It's a day that begins with new promises for a new year. Each in our own way hopes and prays for fresh opportunities and clean slates. Forget the shortcomings of the past year and head out into this new year with determination and resolve...
Your view: Letters (01/01/06)
To: Michael Jensen, Don Culbertson, Jill Bock Re: Letters to the Editor Date: December 28, 2005 First off, in the interest of total disclosure, let me state for the record that I am a proud liberal Democrat and proud to call myself a friend of Buck Smith's. ...
Speakout 1/1 (01/01/06)
Whoever wrote the Dec. 27 issue of Tiff with Smith has too much free time on their hands. - - - After reading the 500 word personal attack on Buck Smith, I have to say I agree with Mr. Smith. There is an attempt in SpeakOut to divide Sikeston on social, racial, religious and Biblical lines. ...