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Stories from Sunday, March 26, 2006

Writing a book is just part of the challenge for authors (03/26/06)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston resident Barbara Watkins had no problem getting her two novellas published and released within a year's time. It's getting the public to know her books are on the market that's proved challenging. "It's a cut-throat industry anyway, but especially when you're unknown," Watkins said. "And it's difficult to get the word out and difficult to get the bookstores to want to carry the books more than one copy at a time."...
Sikeston man is sentenced to life in jail (03/26/06)
CHARLESTON -- A Sikeston man will serve a life sentence without parole in the Missouri Department of Corrections for his part in the shooting death of Trevor Neal. Randy Lamon McKeller, 24, was sentenced by Judge Fred Copeland, circuit judge for the 34th Circuit Court, to life without parole on a first degree murder charge and to 20 years for an armed criminal action charge which will run concurrent with the life sentence...
Board honors youth leader (03/26/06)
SIKESTON - A leader in youth soccer and baseball will become the 33rd inductee to the Sikeston Honors Board. Phil Black was chosen by the Sikeston Park Board at Monday's March meeting to have his name placed on the Honors Board in recognition of his years of service to Sikeston's youth baseball and soccer programs...
KRCC telethon continues (03/26/06)
Dennis Bohannon, a cast member of Sikeston Little Theatre's musical, "Oklahoma!," sings during the opening of the 26th annual Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon Saturday. Today, the telethon begins at 8 a.m. with live local entertainment. The Sikeston Elks barbecue will begin at 11 a.m. today. All events are at the Sikeston Fieldhouse and open to the public. To make a pledge call 471-9900 or toll free 1-877-472-0397...
Teen shot (03/26/06)
SIKESTON - A 16-year Sikeston teen is being sought in connection with a shooting Friday evening. At approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers were alerted to a shooting at 845 Ruth St. The victim, Corey Simmons, was shot in the left shoulder by the 16-year-old, according to a news release issued by DPS Director Drew Juden...
Chaffee, oran roll to wins (03/26/06)
CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils evened their record at 1-1 with a convincing 11-1 victory against Charleston on Friday afternoon at Harmon Field. Chaffee led 1-0 after the first inning and exploded for five runs in the second. They added two in the fourth and three more in the fifth to enforce the 10-run rule...
Former Portageville star earns honor (03/26/06)
PLANO, Texas - McNeese State senior and former Portageville High School standout J. T. Williams has been named to the first team all-Southland Conference basketball team while teammate Dwight Boatner was named to the third team. The Cowboys will begin play in the O'Reilly Auto Parts/Southland Conference basketball tournament on Tuesday in Nacogdoches, TX against Stephen F. Austin...
Boys Player of the Year: Jamarcus Williams (03/26/06)
CHARLESTON -- Solid, consistent, steady, reliable--a winner. Charleston junior Jamarcus Williams, a unanimous choice as the 2006 Standard Democrat Boys Player of the Year, embodies all of those traits and more. A starter for the Charleston Bluejays since his freshman season, Williams has been a prime force, leading his team to two consecutive Class 3 state championship finals appearances...
The Area's Best - Boys (03/26/06)
Top offensive player: Andrew Halford, Risco ---------------------------------------- Top defensive player: Shawn Sherrell, Charleston ---------------------------------------- Best clutch performer: Jordan Kimball, NMCC ----------------------------------------...
Nelson breaks out to lead Dexter (03/26/06)
DEXTER -- Dexter's girls basketball team has gotten to a point of producing standout players on a yearly basis. From Makaela Scott to Katie Dunlap to Rachel Blunt, now add Taylor Nelson to the list. With a standout season and the ability to lead her team after years of being a role player, Nelson's performance this year earned her the Standard Democrat Girls Player of the Year...
The area's best - girls (03/26/06)
Top offensive player: Taylor Nelson, Dexter ---------------------------------------- Top defensive player: Brittney Peet, Scott Central ---------------------------------------- Best clutch performer: Shea Smith, Delta ----------------------------------------...
SHS falls to Marion, 5-1 (03/26/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's play, for the most part, was as cold as the chilly, windy weather with temperatures in the mid-30s. The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs, suffering their second loss in two games, were eliminated from the Noon Optimist Girls Soccer Tournament with a 5-1 loss to Marion, Ill., on Friday at Notre Dame Regional High School...
All Standard Democrat Girls First Team (03/26/06)
Allison Blurton 5-8 - Sr. - Sikeston Quick and athletic, Blurton possessed 3-point shooting range or could take it to the hole for Sikeston's 18-7 squad. She averaged 17.3 ppg, 4 rpg and 3 spg and was a floor leader for the team. Kaci Menz 5-8 - Jr. - Delta...
Winchester Chiropractic (03/26/06)
Winchester Chiropractic held a ribbon cutting ceremony to open their new location at 918 S. Kingshighway Tuesday morning. Cutting the ribbon is Leslie Winchester, DC. The business offers: chiropractic, acupuncture, massage and nutrition information. ...
Eighth District Representative earns awards for support of business, ag (03/26/06)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (MO-08) has earned three award awards for her record in support of U.S. agriculture and small businesses. The National Association of Wheat Growers named Emerson Wheat Leader of the Year for 2005; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded her its Spirit of Enterprise Award for the first session of the 109th Congress; and the National Federation of Independent Businesses announced Emerson scored 100 percent on its key votes in 2005...
Weighing in on the women's fitness issue (03/26/06)
SIKESTON - When the staff at Contours Express talks about putting the weight on - they are talking about their weight-bearing equipment and how it can take the weight off women who participate in the fitness program. Located at 227 N. Main St. in the new shopping center developed just off the intersection of Main and Malone, Contours Express is designed to help women become fit no matter their age, said Lisa Neumeyer, who owns the business with her husband, Roger...
Bernice Sandlin (03/26/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Bernice Sandlin, who died on March 21, 2006, were: John Cox, James Goff, John Sandlin, Ron Sandlin, Steve Moore, Jason Moore and Greg Moore...
H.T. Roberts (03/26/06)
HAYWARD - H.T. Roberts, 76, died March 24, 2006, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time with the DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Billy Moore (03/26/06)
FLINT, Mich. - Willis P. "Billy Paul" Moore, 69, formerly of Parma, Mo., died March 7, 2006, at the Geneseys Regional Medical Center in Flint. Born May 8, 1936, the son of the late Lonnie C. and Lena Streeter Moore, he had lived in Flint for many years. He had served in the United States Air Force and worked at General Motors V-8 Engine Plant, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a member of UAW 659, American Legion Post 225 and Fraternal Order of Eagles 51 Burton Chapter...
Lucille Lee (03/26/06)
CHAFFEE -- Lucille Lee, 88, died at 10:15 p.m. March 23, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 28, 1917, in Rockview, daughter of the late Leonard August Tucker and Lena Caroline Hoefler, she was a homemaker and member of Trinity Gospel Church in Sikeston, where she taught Sunday school for many years...
Niekamp - Brotherton (03/26/06)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Mary Beth Niekamp and Benjamin J. Brotherton were united in marriage during a 2 p.m. ceremony Nov. 5, 2005, at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Jefferson City. The Rev. Edwin Scott performed the double- ring ceremony. Parents of the bride are Leonard and Willine Niekamp of Jefferson City, and the bridegroom is the son of James Lynn and Lori Brotherton of New Madrid. ...
Harper - Bailey (03/26/06)
CHARLESTON -- James and Lou Ella Harper haven announced the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Nicole, to Kenneth R. Bailey, son of Kenneth Bailey of Oran and the late Sandra Crane. A 2001 graduate of Charleston High School, the future bride is employed by Scheffer Printing in Charleston. She is the granddaughter of Willadean Harper of Sikeston and the late Leland Harper and the late Raymond and Mary Bea Burton...
Launius - Ediger (03/26/06)
SIKESTON -- Mark and Judy Launius have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Brooke, to Brandon Mark Ediger, son of Mark and Avis Ediger of Junction City, Kan. A 2002 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride expects to graduate in May from Mid America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan., where she is majoring in secondary English education. She is employed at Susie's Bake Shoppe in Sikeston. Her grandparents are John Rogers and Clyde and Edith Launius, all of Sikeston...
Elliott - Barnhart (03/26/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Scott Elliott of Cape Girardeau and Sandra Elliott of Lilbourn have announced the engagement of their daughter, Malarie Brooke, to Stephen Tyler Barnhart, son of Steve and Darlene Barnhart of Cape Girardeau. The future bride is employed at Sam's Club in Cape Girardeau, and her fiance works for Spartech Plastics in Cape Girardeau...
Koertge - Hawkins (03/26/06)
PARKERSBURG, Ill. -- Chad Koertge of Parkersburg, along with Rick and Denise Smith of West Salem, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heidi Lynelle Koertge, to Frank Ryan Hawkins, son of Mike and Jeanne Hawkins of Albion. A 2003 graduate of Edwards County High School, the future bride is also a 2004 graduate of Olney Central College and will graduate from Eastern Illinois University in December with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. ...
Celebration will mark 50 years of marriage (03/26/06)
GRASSY -- Mr. and Mrs. Richard N. Smith will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. April 1 during a reception at the Circle S Ranch, HCR 64 Road 702, in Grassy. Smith, a lifelong candy salesmen, affectionately known as the "Candyman," and the former Julia E. Cash were married March 25, 1956, in Greenville, Miss...
Looking Back 3/26 (03/26/06)
SIKESTON - Approximately 5,000 pancakes were served to customers by members of the Kiwanis Club for the annual Kiwanis Pancake Day last Thursday. The entire 5,000 were cooked by one man, Gilbert Clinton. One lad was seen to eat 22 pancakes at one sitting and another ate 14...
Telethon donors are miracle-makers (03/26/06)
If you don't take time today to watch the Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon, you'll miss more than you might believe. This 26th annual Telethon showcases local talent that is well worth watching. But more importantly, the Telethon highlights the achievements of the children who receive services at the Center. By any definition, they are the stars of the show...
Speakout 3/26 (03/26/06)
For let's ride the trains, they also seem to be Christian experts. I was wondering if they could put in the SpeakOut what chapter and verse in the Bible that it says it's unchristian and immoral to produce toxic waste? It has to be stored for 10,000 years and perhaps they can tell us what expertise they have in nuclear physics?...