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Stories from Sunday, May 21, 2006

BATMAN A-GO-GO to hold 40-year reunion (05/21/06)
SIKESTON -- Holy dancing shoes! The BATMAN A-GO-GO is back! BATMAN A-GO-GO will be holding a 40-year reunion June 3 at the American Legion Hall with an all-star jam session featuring over 20 musicians from Southeast Missouri. "We're expecting a monster crowd," said David Gilliland, who along with partner Mike DuBois founded the BATMAN A-GO-GO and several other go-...
Input sought for science center, bank partnership (05/21/06)
SIKESTON -- In an effort to inspire science education in Southeast Missouri and promote regional tourism, Saint Louis Science Center representatives will meet with teachers and business leaders in Sikeston and Cape Girardeau Monday to explore innovative collaborations...
Reliving Missouri history (05/21/06)
Michael Comer, site administrator of the Hunter-Dawson State Historic site, shows Willine Miller and Lola Adcock items that a Civil War soldier would carry Friday morning at the Sikeston Depot. Comer gave special programs about how the typical soldier lived in the field throughout the day as part of a Missouri history exhibit...
Number of graduation cords recognizing students' services is on the rise (05/21/06)
SIKESTON -- "It's not necessarily an incentive, but instead a recognition for what these students have done," said Larry Bohannon, assistant superintendent of Sikeston schools, referring to the gold, silver and bronze cords that will be seen draped around the necks of some Sikeston Senior High School seniors at graduation...
Bulls preparing to charge into season (05/21/06)
SIKESTON - With the first game for the Sikeston Bulls fast approaching, general manager Jason Compton is feverishly working to get the organization started from the ground floor. This is the first season for the Sikeston Bulls in the college wood bat K.I.T. League, replacing the Bootheel Bombers who made their home in Sikeston last summer...
Hughes vs. Gracie set for Saturday (05/21/06)
When I watched the first Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993, I kept hoping for one particular outcome: I wanted to see Royce (pronounced "Hoyce") Gracie get his butt kicked. Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Gracie will face someone who just might have the skills to do that. Only now I'm not so sure I want to see him lose anymore...
Baker signs to play with Mineral Area College (05/21/06)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston High School baseball standout Tyler Baker signed a letter of intent to continue his playing career at Mineral Area College in Park Hills. Baker said the interest Mineral Area showed sold him on signing with the Cardinals. "I was just really looking for somewhere to play -- I didn't want to end it in high school because I like it too much," said Baker. ...
Change of heart pays dividends for Bizzell (05/21/06)
Derek James Standard Democrat SIKESTON -- A year ago at this time, J.R. Bizzell thought the only baseball he would be playing in college would be in his dorm room on a PlayStation. But the lure of the real thing proved to be too appealing for the 2005 Sikeston High School graduate...
A family tradition of commitment to quality products and services (05/21/06)
SIKESTON - 1946 was a good year. Harry Truman was president, the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series, the two-piece bathing suit was introduced and Floyd Presley Sr. along with his brother, Calvin, opened up Presley Refrigeration. Back then the brothers worked on the refrigeration equipment of many of the small mom-and-pop grocery stores which dotted Southeast Missouri's landscape...
Business briefcase 5/21 (05/21/06)
SIKESTON - Brenda Sailors has joined the staff of Century 21 Premiere Realty. A life long resident of the area, she is married to John Sailors and has lived in Sikeston since 1967. She has over 20 years of banking experience with the last 13 years dealing primarily with underwriting and processing mortgage loans...
Tracking future for CVB (05/21/06)
On May 11, the Sikeston and Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau held its annual retreat to further the plans of the CVB into the year 2009. A committee of five businessmen and women from both cities assisted me in the planning process. The Strategic Development and Marketing Plan had been carefully prepared during the formation of the CVB in 1997. Now each year during budget proposals, the SDMP is reviewed and matched with facts and figures from marketing trends, economy and new tourism venues...
May Spirit Award winner (05/21/06)
Sikeston Imaging Center was named the May Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Spirit Award winner. Presenting Lisa Sanders, left, sales and marketing director for the center, with the window placard is Missy Marshall, executive director of the SACC. The award seeks to honor those businesses which show superior community attitude and spirit...
Ella Quinn (05/21/06)
CHARLESTON -- Ella Mae Quinn, 79, died May 16, 2006, at her daughter's home in Charleston. Born Oct. 10, 1926, in Union Town, Ky., daughter of the late William Henry and Ida Mae Young Chick, she was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Henson...
Lyndie Reeves (05/21/06)
DeKALB, Ill. -- Lyndle R. "Sparky" Reeves, 72, of DeKalb, Ill., died May 19, 2006, at the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center. Visitation will be held at 2 p.m. Monday until time of services at 5 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home Ltd. in DeKalb...
Hazel Hitt (05/21/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Hazel Bertha Hitt, 89, died May 19, 2006, at Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Bloomfield. Born Nov. 7, 1916, at Arbor, she spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community where she was a retired employee of Elder Manufacturing and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church...
Clifton Cooper (05/21/06)
DEXTER -- Clifton Cooper, 84, died on May 20, 2006, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Charles Chesmore (05/21/06)
SIKESTON -- Charles Walter Chesmore, 75, died at 4:20 p.m. on May 18, 2006, at his home. Born March 18, 1931, at Perkins, Okla., son of the late Dave Clinton and Leona E. Smith Chesmore, he served in the U.S. Army in Okinawa during the Korean War and was discharged as a sergeant first class on April 13, 1955, after four years of service overseas. ...
Gary Martin (05/21/06)
ESSEX -- Gary Martin died May 19, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Mildred Gregory (05/21/06)
DEXTER -- Mildred Gregory, 73, died May 18, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born July 14, 1932, at Lavalle, daughter of the late Carl and Maude Jaynes Minehart, in 1950 she moved to Rockford, Ill., where she was a Sunday school teacher for the Assembly of God Church. Following her husband's retirement, she moved back to Dexter in 1987 and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
McCauley - Holmes (05/21/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Janet Lynn McCauley and Dewey Wayne Holmes II were united in marriage during a 2 p.m. ceremony April 29, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield. Michael Watkins officiated. Music for the occasion was provided by vocalists Angel Hillman and Paul Smoll...
Mann - Ferguson (05/21/06)
SIKESTON -- Judge and Mrs. David C. Mann have announced the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Mann, to Reade James Ferguson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Ferguson of Waitsburg, Wash. A 2002 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride earned a degree in advertising from Drury University earlier this month and is a member of Pi Beta Phi...
Gross - Graham (05/21/06)
BERTRAND -- Sandy and Dennis Gross have announced the engagement of their daughter, Tara Ashli, to John William Graham III, son of Phyllis and Lonnie Swatzell of Fredonia, Ky., and John William Graham Jr. of Jackson. A graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride is employed as a CNA at the Bertrand Nursing Facility in Bertrand...
Odums will be honored (05/21/06)
SIKESTON -- The family of Mr. and Mrs. Odell Odum is hosting a 60th anniversary celebration in the couple's honor Saturday at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores space number one on the north side. Friends and family are invited to drop by anytime between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m...
Looking Back 5/21 (05/21/06)
SIKESTON - Room 7-A Monday afternoon won the first seventh grade track meet held in Sikeston since the world war years with a total of 52 points. Turner of Room 7-C was the high point man with 22. BLOOMFIELD - Sixty-one seniors will receive their diplomas at commencement exercises to be held Thursday at 8 p.m. Carolyn Denton, valedictorian, and Mary Jo Carman, salutatorian, will be the speakers...
Should we believe God's weatherman? (05/21/06)
The Rev. Pat Robertson more often than not provides a healthy dose of reality to his viewing audience. Robertson, the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, is a respected man of God who dipped his toes into the political arena a few years ago. Despite that lack of political success, Robertson nonetheless still advocates views and opinions that are shared with a vast majority of the American public...
Speakout 5/21 (05/21/06)
This is a person who lives in the housing in Morehouse. The housing here is very nice. The manager here has bent over backwards to help people move in, especially a woman who didn't even have a place to live at all. She helped her all that she could. ...