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Stories from Sunday, September 24, 2006

Racers are mowing down the competition (09/24/06)
BENTON - Andy Mack lifted the hood of his lawn mower and checked the oil. He scanned over the engine. Everything looked OK, and he closed the hood. The Benton resident wasn't getting ready to mow his lawn -- he was preparing the machine -- a suped up red factory-made lawn mower -- for a future race...
Storms drench Southeast Missouri (09/24/06)
SIKESTON -- The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for New Madrid and Mississippi counties as they offered warnings Saturday of more storms on the way. It wasn't good news for southern Missouri residents already reeling from the nearly 5 inches of rain which drenched the area in the previous two days as well as severe storms in other parts of the region...
Ceremony marks groundbreaking for soybean processing facility (09/24/06)
LILBOURN -- Storm clouds poured down rain and darkened the sky during the Great River Soy Processing Cooperative's groundbreaking ceremony Friday but the future looks bright. Originally scheduled to take place at the site where construction will soon begin on a soybean processing facility, the ceremony was held at the Lilbourn Veterans of Foreign Wars hall due to rain...
Area games postponed (09/24/06)
Saturday games >> Malden played at Portageville at 11 a.m. >> East Prairie played at Kennett at 2 p.m. >> New Madrid County Central played at Charleston at 2 p.m. >> Poplar Bluff played at Dexter at 7 p.m. Game resumed with Mules leading 7-0 Stories will appear in Monday's edition of the Standard Democrat...
Poplar Bluff led Dexter 7-0 when play was halted (09/24/06)
DEXTER - Severe weather put a halt to football action at Charles Bland Stadium between rivals Dexter Bearcats and Poplar Bluff Mules. With the Mules leading 7-0 with 4:44 to play in the first quarter, streaks of lightning filled the sky and due to safety concerns by all parties, the game was postponed until Saturday at 7 p.m...
Indians slop past Sikeston (09/24/06)
JACKSON -- The Sikeston Bulldog football team had to battle lightning and heavy rain along with SEMO Conference powerhouse Jackson on Friday night. But the Bulldogs' biggest enemy wasn't the weather or the Indians -- it was themselves. Fumbles and special teams breakdowns reared their ugly heads on the Bulldogs once again as Jackson cruised to a 49-0 homecoming rout...
It's the people that make Sikeston, Miner special (09/24/06)
I thought readers would like to read a visitor's perspective about our communities of Sikeston and Miner. The following was sent to the Sikeston Convention and Visitors Bureau by John C. Fisher of Kennett: I recently had the opportunity to spend some time in Sikeston thanks to Pansy Glenn, executive director of the Sikeston/Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau...
First Security changes name to FOCUS Bank (09/24/06)
SIKESTON -- First Security State Bank, with $414 million in assets and branches throughout Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas, has change its name. On Sept. 18 FSSB became FOCUS Bank. "The new name will emphasize what we do best, focus on the needs of our customers and of the communities where we operate," said Britt McConnell, community bank president...
Sikeston Air Evac named most improved base during company's regional awards banquet (09/24/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Air Evac Lifeteam base was recently recognized as the Most Improved Base of the Year during Air Evac's Regional Awards Banquet, held in St. Louis. Sikeston was chosen from various regional bases located throughout Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa...
Business briefcase 9/24 (09/24/06)
ESSEX - Ron Ledbetter, a district representative with Modern Woodmen of America, was the "Agent of the Month" in the Missouri East Agency for August. Ledbetter joined Modern Woodmen's Rainwater Agency, located in Farmington in July 1991. Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal life insurance society headquartered in Rock Island, Ill. For more information contact Ledbetter at 573-283-5925 or call the agency office at 573-701-0163...
Resident attends conference (09/24/06)
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Michael L. Parker, CFP of Sikeston, Mo., attended the 2006 National Conference hosted by Linsco/Private Ledger, the nation's No. 1 independent broker/dealer. The conference, held in San Diego, is the largest national conference for independent investment professionals. There were 5,500 individuals from around the country assembled for the opportunity to learn new skills, expand their knowledge in numerous product areas and network with peers and industry experts...
Charles Grojean Sr. (09/24/06)
NEW HAMBURG -- Charles Kasper Grojean Sr., 86, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 12, 1919, in New Hamburg, he was the son of the late Theon C. and Ida Menz Grojean. On Aug. 14, 1942, in La Mesa, Calif., he married Erma J. Dumey who survives of the home...
James McFerrin (09/24/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - James McFerrin, 82, died Sept. 22, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with the DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Ida Veryl Brown (09/24/06)
DEXTER -- Ida Veryl Brown, 89, died on Sept. 22, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 27, 1916, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Joe and Nancy Ivy Lawson, she was a graduate of Bloomfield High School and was a member of the Powe Church of Christ in Powe...
Reuben McConnell (09/24/06)
RISCO -- Reuben Elba McConnell, 87, died Sept. 21, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 29, 1918, at Risco, son of the late Gilbert Arthur and Grace Williams McConnell, he was U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II...
David Grayson (09/24/06)
SIKESTON -- David Grayson, 44, died at 7 p.m. Sept. 22, 2006, at Medical Delta Medical Center's emergency room. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Earl Walker (09/24/06)
SCOTT CITY -- Earl Raymond Walker, 92, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 6:25 a.m. Sept. 22, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 17, 1913, in Sturgis, Ky., son of the late Joel B. and Belle Phillips Walker, he was 7 years old when his family moved by covered wagon to the East Prairie area. ...
McDowell - Summers (09/24/06)
CHARLESTON -- Julia Elizabeth McDowell and Ryan Kent Summers were united in marriage during a 5:30 p.m. ceremony March 25, 2006, at United Methodist Church in Charleston. The Rev. Roger Jespersen performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. David McDowell of Bertrand and grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Byron W. McDowell of Charleston, Mrs. Julia Slack of Guthrie, Ky., and the late Joseph R. Slack...
Reiser - Sullivan (09/24/06)
TIFFIN, Ohio -- Joni Autumn Reiser and Dr. Murray Glen Sullivan III were united in marriage during an outdoor ceremony Aug. 18, 2006, at their home near Tiffin with the Rev. Douglas P. DeVos, pastor of the First Christian Church of Tiffin, officiating...
Shankle - Duenne (09/24/06)
SIKESTON -- B.J. Shankle and Joe Duenne were united in marriage Aug. 5, 2006, at Chapel in the Woods at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. The couples' daughter, Connor Dugan, stood with her parents for the reading of the vows. The bride is the daughter of Ms. Vanessa Shankle of East Prairie and Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Shankle of Charleston. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shankle of Charleston and Mrs. Rebecca Sisk of Bertrand...
Lewises to mark a milestone (09/24/06)
SIKESTON -- Family and friends of Frank and Daisy Lewis are invited to attend a 50th wedding anniversary celebration in the couple's honor at 2:30 p.m. today at the Clinton Building in Sikeston. The couple were married Oct. 2, 1956, in Canalou. They are the parents of Bill and Linda Lewis of Midlothian, Va., Nelson and Kendra Lewis of Sikeston, Sara Freeman and Brad Schwartzkopf of Benton, Jerry and Lisa Lewis of Morley and Glenn and Jennifer Lewis of Sikeston. ...
Looking Back 9/24 (09/24/06)
SIKESTON - Miss Betty Anderson left this Tuesday for Jacksonville, Ill., where she will resume her studies at McMurry College. LITTLE ROCK - The SeMo Mounted Horse Patrol won fourth place in drills at the Central States Shrine Convention in Little Rock Friday and Saturday. Ten units participated in the event. The patrol will parade next in Fulton, Ky., at the Banana Festival...
The end of the road is a welcomed sight (09/24/06)
Today marks the final installment on a two-week, 3,800-mile rambling from the roadway. For those few diehard readers, you might recall I have spent the past two weeks traveling the southwest part of this great nation. I had hoped to see some scenery new to me and to perhaps learn some lessons along the way. Both tasks, in their own way, have been accomplished...
Speakout 9/24 (09/24/06)
No wonder people calls the American people stupid. I went into a department store and they wanted $18 for a little girls shorts outfit. I went in another store and there was one for $3. I looked at the name tag and they were both made in Indonesia. We Americans are suckers. We pay for the store's name...