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Stories from Sunday, April 30, 2006

Design plans unveiled (04/30/06)
SIKESTON -- After nearly four years of research, the YMCA of Southeast Missouri now has its final plans to construct a more family-friendly facility. "We really have tried hard to do our homework and to make sure that our i's are dotted and t's are crossed," said YMCA Executive Director Jeff Partridge. According to Partridge, the volunteer leadership of the YMCA spent that time following a 20-step process recommended by the National YMCA...
May Calendar Girl (04/30/06)
Chelsie Noles, daughter of Don and Lauri Noles is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for May. Chelsie, a finalist in the 2005 Miss Sikeston Contest, plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University in the fall and major in elementary education...
Blunt discusses railroad safety issues in town (04/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Gov. Matt Blunt is very informed on Sikeston's situation with a proposed increase in train traffic, according to Mayor Mike Marshall. "It's refreshing," Marshall said regarding Blunt's knowledge of the issue upon arriving. The governor met with the mayor, Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden, City Councilman Jerry Pullen, former city councilman and mayor Josh Bill and businessman Bruce Barnes for a 45-minute discussion on the city's safety concerns related to a plan by the Union Pacific Railroad which would bring additional train traffic through Sikeston on a daily basis.. ...
Son dies after being shot in head by father (04/30/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- A 20-year-old Portageville man shot by his father died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn. According to Portageville Police Department, Eugene Pardon of Portageville and his son, Dustin "Dusty" Pardon, 20, of Portageville were involved in an argument around 2:50 a.m. Friday on West 11th St. in Portageville when Eugene Pardon shot his son in the head...
Two men arrested for murder (04/30/06)
RAINBOW CITY -- Two men were arrested Friday in the murder investigation of a body found in a ditch near East Prairie. Michael D. Meador, 25, of Ste. Genevieve has been charged in New Madrid County with murder in the first degree, tampering with physical evidence and trafficking in drugs in the second degree, according to Capt. Ron Replogle, director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control. Meador is being held in the New Madrid County Jail with no bond...
Poplar Bluff Invitational (04/30/06)
Sikeston's Stephon Turner clears a hurdle on his way to winning the 110- meter high hurdles race at the Poplar Bluff Invitational on Friday. Sikeston also got first place performances from Salamar Cox in the shot put and David Stovall in the 400 meter dash. Further results from the meet were not available at press time...
SHS slams Eagles (04/30/06)
NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston Bulldogs won for the sixth time in the last seven games as they upset New Madrid County Central 12-2 in five innings in the SEMO Conference Baseball Tournament Friday afternoon at New Madrid. Sikeston, seeded seventh, fell behind 2-0 but scored seven runs in the top of the fourth and five more runs in the fifth to enforce the 10-run rule of the No. 2 seeded Eagles...
Sikeston standout to play basketball for Three Rivers (04/30/06)
SIKESTON - Sikeston standout Allison Blurton has signed a letter of intent to play basketball and softball at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff next season. A multi-sport athlete, Blurton was a star on three playing fields for Sikeston. She competed in softball, basketball and soccer...
Tournament is set for June 2-4 (04/30/06)
SIKESTON -- The Ed Nunnelee Memorial Tennis Tournament continues to grow and thrive as it celebrates its 16th anniversary in June. The tournament, a memoriam to the late Ed Nunnelee, former Sikeston High School basketball and tennis player who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in June, 1988, at the age of 30, has blossomed into a much-...
Three Rivers hosts Merchants Showcase on May 5-6 (04/30/06)
POPLAR BLUFF - Booth space is still available for the 27th annual Merchants Showcase, sponsored by the Marketing Management Association at Three Rivers Community College. The Merchants Showcase is May 5 and 6 at the Bess Activity Center on the TRCC campus...
Former Scott County Sheriff's Department employee will oversee boating safety education for Missouri (04/30/06)
JEFFERSON CITY - Patrolman Alan W. Barborek was appointed to the position of corporal. He will serve as the director of Boating Safety Education and will oversee the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Program for the Water Patrol...
AECI honors employees (04/30/06)
NEW MADRID - Employees of Associated Electric Co. Inc.'s New Madrid Power Plant were honored recently for their efforts in the workplace. The plant is located in the St. Jude Industrial Park near New Madrid. AECI employee Pearl Wheeler was recognized for her commitment to safety while Terry Lee and Jack Estes were honored at the 13th annual Excel employee recognition awards ceremony at the company's headquarters in Springfield. ...
Russell Fleeman (04/30/06)
DEXTER - Russell Fleeman, died April 29, 2006, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dennis Crowley (04/30/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted on Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dolan Rogers, pastor of First Baptist Church of Bertrand officiating, for Dennis Crowley, who died April 27, 2006, were: Gary Prindle, Butch Dirnberger, Dale Twitty, Robert Davis, Doyle Denbow and Loman Gardner...
Olliver Amick (04/30/06)
SCOTT CITY - Olliver Charles Amick, 86, died April, 27, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 30, 1920, at Maiden Rock, Wis., son of Arnold Otto and Delila M. Walsh Amick. He and Betty Jo St. Clair were married on March 28, 1948, at Illmo...
Dusty Pardon (04/30/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Dustin "Dusty" E. Pardon, 20, died April 28, 2006, at Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Sonny Copeland (04/30/06)
SIKESTON - Earl B. "Sonny" Copeland, 84, died at 11:47 p.m. April 27, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 2, 1921, in Steele, to the late William Simon and Allie D. Curtis Copeland, he served in the United States Army during World War II. He was owner and operator of the Union 76 Truck Plaza in Matthews and a member of the Church of Christ in Blytheville, Ark...
Births (Published 4/30) (04/30/06)
SIKESTON - Jennifer and Kindel Ward are the parents of their fourth child, third son, born at 12:29 p.m. March 26, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Garrett Michael Ward weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 22 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Don and Marilyn Barnes and Don and Connie Reimann of Sikeston...
Greer - Sanglton (04/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Liddia Marie Greer and Colley Ladrell Sanglton were united in marriage during a 7 p.m. ceremony April 14, 2006, in Sikeston. The Rev. Kenneth Holloway, pastor of Pilgrim's Rest Missionary Baptist Church, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of La Tonja D. Greer of Cape Girardeau, and her husband is the son of Annie Mae Sanglton of Jefferson City...
Looney - Posegate (04/30/06)
COLUMBIA -- Cara Brooke Looney and Joshua William Posegate were united in marriage Dec. 17, 2005, at Memorial Baptist Church in Columbia. The Rev. Lewis Dewett, grandfather of the bride, and the Rev. Geoff Posegate, father of the bridegroom, officiated at the ceremony...
Ferrell - Brands (04/30/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mr. and Mrs. Tim Ferrell have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Marie, to James Richard Brands, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brands of Portageville. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard "Buck" Ferrell of Caruthersville and the late Mr. ...
Harp - Kolwyck (04/30/06)
BENTON -- Kenny and Valada Harp have announced the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Ann, to Nathaniel Curtis Kolwyck, son of Mark and Jayme Kolwyck of Benton. A 2003 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, the future bride graduated from Trendsetters in 2005and is employed at J.C. Penny Styling Salon...
Looking back 4/30 (04/30/06)
SIKESTON - A new house for Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Swacker will be started soon on the corner of Park and Hunter streets. The residence will face west on Park Street. SIKESTON - Mike Andrews, Sikeston High School junior, was elected vice president of the Future Business Leaders of America during its convention here Saturday. ...
Common culture needed for a country to survive (04/30/06)
On Monday, immigration reform activists have promised to launch street protests in dozens of cities with the promise to "shut down" the cities where the rallies are planned. It will also bring a new Spanish language National Anthem to the debate and promises to begin a summer of protests over the growing movement to address illegal immigration...
Your view: Miscommunication (04/30/06)
In response to a newspaper article released by The Associated Press concerning possible disqualification from the August election ballot, Scott Horman did in fact file his personal financial interest statement with the Missouri Ethics Commission, which is contrary to what was reported...
Speakout 4/30 (04/30/06)
This is in response to the person who thinks they have all their facts straight in the underage drinking incident. Maybe you didn't know that the first phone call made was to the officer that pulled him over on that night. It wasn't "the cop" it was two officers who did not find anything wrong with him. ...