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Stories from Sunday, May 28, 2006

Foster Grandparent Program undergoes a change in leaders (05/28/06)
SIKESTON - For 33 years, the Foster Grandparent Program has aided in the educational development of local kindergarten and elementary students under the direction of Jolene Walker until now. In February, Walker announced her decision to retire. "Mrs. Walker will be very missed around here. The Foster Grandparents are like a family, and we are losing one of the most important people." said SaDonna Thompson, who was named the new director of the Foster Grandparents Program...
A day of remembrance (05/28/06)
Larry Floyd, commander of the Sikeston American Legion Post 114, and Babs Looney, American Legion Auxiliary president, place American flags on the graves of veterans for Memorial Day. Over 1,000 American flags will be placed by the two organizations with the help of the Sons of the American Legion. Monday the American Legion Auxiliary will have a luncheon for area veterans and their families at the post on South Kingshighway after the Memorial Day service...
Let the games begin! Sikeston's Corporate Games start on June 1 (05/28/06)
SIKESTON -- After a one-year hiatus, the Sikeston Corporate Games are back. "It used to be held every year," said Jiggs Moore, supervisor of the city's parks division. "Now we're on an every-other-year schedule," Moore explained the change was made to build excitement...
Area levee project moving forward (05/28/06)
WASHINGTON - It's another step completed in plans to close a gap in the levee in Southeast Missouri. U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson called the signing of the Record of Decision approving the Final Revised Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement No. 2 as welcome progress in the effort to complete the St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway Project. Brigadier General Robert Crear, commander of the Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, signed the document last week...
No paper Monday (05/28/06)
In order to allow the employees of the Standard Democrat to enjoy the Memorial Day holiday, the newspaper will not be published Monday. The offices will be closed Monday and will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. We wish you a safe Memorial Day holiday.
Bearcat pair earn athletic scholarships (05/28/06)
DEXTER - Dexter athletes Josh Davis and Mallory Kennedy have signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college. Davis signed to play football with Lindenwood University in St. Charles. Kennedy signed to play volleyball for the Lady Raiders at Three Rivers...
Freshman places sixth in triple jump; netters fall (05/28/06)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Sikeston Bulldog track and field team didn't have as good a day as they had hoped, but freshman Dominic Fondon had a day that he will never forget at the MSHSAA Class 3 Track and Field State Championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City...
Bulls arrive (05/28/06)
Sikeston Bulls general manager Jason Compton passes out a uniform to Sean Bard Friday afternoon at Alliance Bank. Members of the Sikeston Bulls KITTY League team arrived in Sikeston Friday and will host an exhibition game at 7: 05 p.m. Tuesday at VFW Stadium before opening the season Thursday against Farmington at home...
Numbers in for spring turkey season in Scott and Mississippi counties (05/28/06)
SIKESTON -- The spring turkey season numbers are in for Mississippi and Scott Counties. Hunters in Mississippi County harvested 20 birds during the spring season. During the youth season, three turkeys were taken. In Scott County, 94 turkeys were taken during the spring season. During the youth season, 11 birds were harvested. this compares to the top counties in the state, with Texas County at 946 birds, Franklin at 902 birds and Macon at 873 birds...
Oran is heading back to Columbia (05/28/06)
PERRYVILLE -- The Oran Eagles' big-game experience and tradition proved too much for the upstart Saxony Lutheran Crusaders in a Class 1 quarterfinal baseball matchup. Oran, with 15 district titles and seven final four appearances on its resume, defeated second-year program Saxony Lutheran 9-0 at Perryville City Park on Friday...
Personal pampering without the high price (05/28/06)
SIKESTON - In a world increasingly cluttered with noise and stress, a trip to a day spa can provide a chance to relax and rejuvenate. But Sheila Armbruster, herself a hard-working woman, knows that many Southeast Missouri women don't have hundreds of dollars available to pay for pampering. So she and her partners created Defining Looks LLC, a full-...
Small business owners, farmers offered free truck inspections (05/28/06)
SIKESTON - The commercial vehicle division will conduct complimentary truck inspections at the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) District 10 facility on June 7 and 8. Commercial vehicle officers will conducting the inspections at the MoDOT District 10 Office, located on US 61 north, according to Captain G.E. Ridens, Commanding Officer, Troop E...
Contours Express (05/28/06)
Traci Skinner, a trainer for Contours Express, cuts the ribbon for the business to officially mark its grand opening. Located at 227 N. Main, Contours Express offers eight stations with cardio boards along with tanning beds for their customers. Contours Express is open 8 a.m. ...
Ferguson Medical Group hires director of materials management (05/28/06)
SIKESTON - Patricia McCree is the new director of materials management for Ferguson Medical Group. McCree began her duties April 17. McCree comes to FMG from Nestle Purina Pet Care Company in Bloomfield, where she has spent nearly six years in purchasing. She worked her way up in the company from shipping clerk, to raw materials coordinator to her most recent position as maintenance, repair and operations buyer/engineer associate...
Eathel Wilson (05/28/06)
BERNIE - Eathel Ella Wilson, 90, died May 25, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 16, 1916, in Bernie, daughter of the late Edgar and Pearl Abernathy Losh, she was a lifelong resident of Bernie where she was a homemaker and a member of White Oak Grove General Baptist Church...
G.H. Parsons (05/28/06)
DEXTER - G.H. Parsons, 72, died May 25, 2006, in the Heartland Residential Care Center at Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 6, 1933, at Delaware, Ark., son of the late James W. and Minnie Drewrey Parsons, he was a member of the Teamsters, a retired truck driver for American Bakeries in St. Louis and of the Baptist belief...
Jimmy Henry (05/28/06)
POPLAR BLUFF - Jimmy Dale Henry, 69, died May 26,2006 at Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Cotrell Funeral Service in Poplar Bluff.
Moylan - Ray (05/28/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Margaret Moylan and Glen Ray were united in marriage on May 6, 2006. The Rev. Leland Butler performed the afternoon ceremony held at the home of the Rev. Leland and Betty Butler in Scrub Ridge. Serving as matron of honor and best man were Barbara and Charlie Brand of Kelso. The ceremony was attended by close family members, who joined in a small reception that followed...
Shelby - Leggett (05/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Shannon Nicole Shelby and Dustin Ray Leggett were united in marriage during a 4 p.m. ceremony April 8, 2006, at the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Ron Tate performed the ceremony. Jane Whitten was the musician. The bride is the daughter of Terry and Kay Shelby of Sikeston, and parents of the bridegroom are Don and Kathy Leggett of Chaffee...
Storms - Vines (05/28/06)
KANSAS CITY -- Mr. and Mrs. Michael Storms have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kathleen Rebekah, to John Robert Vines Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Vines of Dexter. A graduate of O'Hara High School in Kansas City, the future bride graduated graduated on May 13 with a Master of Arts in education from Truman State University in Kirksville...
Sloan - Knight (05/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Joyce and Patrick Stephenson have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Marie Sloan, to Steven Dale Knight, son of Gene and Shirley Knight. The future bride is a homemaker, and the prospective bridegroom works for Reliable Trucking Co. in Sikeston...
Riggs - Harris (05/28/06)
NEW MADRID -- Mr. and Mrs. Russell Riggs have announced the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Dawn, to James Ryan Harris, son of Theresa and Hubert Harris of New Madrid. Plans are being finalized for a June 30 wedding.
Chambers mark milestone (05/28/06)
ANNISTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Charles "Winks" Chambers will be the guests of honor during a golden anniversary celebration hosted by their children from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 3 at the Anniston Community Center. Family and friends are invited to attend...
Looking Back 5/28 (05/28/06)
SIKESTON - At the Malone Theater, "My Reputation" with Barbara Stanwyck. Tomorrow, "Man From Oklahoma" with Roy Rogers. SIKESTON - Buddy Epsen, who plays on "The Beverly Hillbillies" confirmed today with Jay Sisk, chairman of the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, that he will appear as the "star" for the event to be held Aug. 11-14...
Make safe choices this Memorial Day (05/28/06)
Memorial Day weekend is of course the traditional start of summer. The calendar may say that summer actually is about a month away but with school out and people on the roadways, the season is under way regardless of the calendar. The overriding concern this weekend is the potential for disaster on the highways. ...
Your view: IDs are good ideas (05/28/06)
Very likely, an alien from, say, Mars, might have read Ms. Leonna Heuring's insightful article entitled "Voter photo ID requirement could be confusing" (5/ 24/06), and felt sympathy with all the poor County Clerks named in the article. After all, change never comes easy when the apple cart is upset...
Speakout 5/28 (05/28/06)
The bank and federal government are selling homes because people aren't able to pay for them. I'm sure people aren't able to pay for them because there is sickness in the family, unemployment, maybe loss of a spouse. People today in these big shot offices do not put their selves on the level of other people. ...