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Stories from Sunday, December 3, 2006

Making Sikeston shine at Christmas time is a labor of love for residents (12/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Spreading holiday cheer is one way to get into the Christmas spirit, which may be why more and more people are decorating their yards -- front, back and all around. When Jim Woods, who lives at the corner of Salcedo and North West streets in Sikeston, began decorating his house for Christmas about five fears ago, he had no idea that one day he'd be using 100 extension cords and 40,000 lights to decorate each season...
December Calendar Girl (12/03/06)
Danielle Harper is the Standard Democrat Calendar Girl for December. Harper, the 2006 Miss Sikeston, is the daughter of Don and Debbie Harper. After graduation from Sikeston High School, she plans to attend the Lindenwood University and later to become a pediatrician...
A gift of life: Organ donation saves lives, helps families heal (12/03/06)
SIKESTON -- The gift of life by organ donation is a gift that keeps on giving but requires planning in advance. "It is important to make your wishes known," said Maggie Buckley, director of Social Services at Missouri Delta Medical Center. "Making your wishes known regarding organ donation is very important in case something would happen to you so your family is not burdened -- that way they won't feel like they are making the decision for you."...
SEMO Tourney tips off Monday (12/03/06)
SIKESTON -- The first ever SEMO Conference Tournament will begin play tomorrow at the Sikeston Field House. The tournament, which replaces the 34-year-old Sikeston Invitational Tournament, will feature all 10 teams in the SEMO Conference. Since traditional brackets are set up with an eight-team format, there will be two "play-in" games...
'Dogs dunk Dexter (12/03/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team raced out to a quick start and never looked back in crushing the Dexter Bearcats 73-42 in a SEMO Conference game at the Field House on Friday night. The Bulldogs only trailed after the first basket of the game and were never seriously threatened the rest of the night...
Wave runs past Scott Central in title game (12/03/06)
ORAN -- The 51st Oran Invitational Tournament wrapped up with a fan pleasing championship game on Friday night between Malden and Scott County Central. Favored Malden Green Wave, the No. 1-seed, had its hands full as the third- seed Scott Central Braves turned in a game effort in a 91-83 loss...
Four Sikeston spikers picked for all-conference (12/03/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team had three juniors and one senior chosen by the SEMO Conference coaches for the All-Conference team. Juniors Rachel Beydler and Martika Davis earned first team honors for Sikeston. Senior Quinn Kaiser made the second team along with junior Caitlin Underwood...
Scott Central girls nip Naylor; Portageville blows past NMCC (12/03/06)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Scott County Central Bravettes captured first place in the Naylor Tournament on Friday night with a 40-39 thrilling win over the host school at the Bess Activity Center on the campus of Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff...
Portageville blows past Kennett in season-opener (12/03/06)
Chris Moore Standard Democrat PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs opened up the basketball season at home against the Kennett Indians and came away with a 75-56 victory. The Bulldogs exploded for 28 points in the fourth quarter to open up a relatively close game late...
Leader honored for work (12/03/06)
SCOTT CITY - State Representative Lanie Black was honored by members of the Missouri Port Authority Association, Semo Port Board of Commissioners, County Commissioners and other regional government officials recently. Black, whose service ends this December due to term limits, was chairman of the House Appropriations Committee for Transportation and Economic Development. In that position, he led efforts to obtain more funding for capital improvements at Missouri's river ports...
Friendly customer service is goal of owners of Video One - Sikeston (12/03/06)
SIKESTON - Angela Anderson has discovered one thing - just because you own a video store doesn't mean you are the first to see all the latest releases. In fact, Anderson, who recently purchased Video One - Sikeston with her husband, John, said she rarely has time to sit down and watch a movie...
Business briefcase 12/3 (12/03/06)
SIKESTON - Missouri Delta Medical Center recently announced their "Employees of the Month" for September and October. Tracy Henry is the September honoree. Henry, who has worked in the emergency room as a nurse for five years, was praised for her remarkable attitude and dedication to MDMC. She is "very caring, dependable, a team player, and always puts the patients best interest first,"said a co-worker...
Shelter Insurance office opens (12/03/06)
Mackenzie Scherer, a Shelter Insurance agent, cuts the ribbon to officially open her new branch office. Scherer's office is located at 760 N. Main in Sikeston and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Also pictured are Shelter Insurance representatives and Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce members...
Merchants' Open House kicks off holiday season (12/03/06)
Once again the Historic Midtown Development Group put on a great "Christmas Open House in Downtown Sikeston." It was nice to see couples, families and groups of shopping buddies walking down the candle-lit streets while the carriage rides passed by, waving at the carolers and Santa Claus...
Jeanette Gammons (12/03/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Jeanette Gammons, 91, died Dec. 2, 2006, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Phillip Evans (12/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Phillip Evans, 67, died at 7:42 p.m. Dec. 1, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Delmer Pruitt (12/03/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Delmer A. Pruitt, 81, who died on Nov. 29, 2006, were: David Duley, Mark Thurston, Rudy Chapman, Jim Stuever, Phil Dawson and Ken Walters.
Edith C. Hicks (12/03/06)
ESSEX - Edith C. Hicks, 76, died Dec. 1, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 9, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Joe and Rosie Boss Cowin, she was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Essex and was of the General Baptist belief...
Births (Published 12/3) (12/03/06)
BENTON - Barbara Lowman and Joshua Haines are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 9:13 p.m. Oct. 10, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Andrew James Haines weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparent is Beverly McMurtry of Sikeston...
Ruddle - Lechner (12/03/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Perry and Nancy Pikey of Portageville have announced the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Deann Ruddle, to Joel Seth Lechner, son of Debbie Perrin of Clever and Clarence R. Lechner of St. Charles. A 2001 graduate of Portageville High School, the future bride received a Bachelor of Science in English from Missouri State University in 2005. She is employed with Burrell Behavioral Health Center in Springfield, where she works as a community support worker...
Looking Back 12/3 (12/03/06)
SIKESTON - At the Rex Theatre, a double feature - "Murder, He Says," with Fred MacMurray and Marjorie Main, plus "Horn Blows at Midnight" with Jack Benny and Alexis Smith. CHARLESTON - Howard Schneider was elected president of the Federal Land Bank Association by directors at its annual meeting yesterday, attended by 150 members from five counties...
Meeting basic needs should be priority (12/03/06)
Through the years I have learned that cold weather - for obvious reasons - brings out the financial plight of many within our community. Most people reading this column today in the warm comfort of their home don't realize the number of Sikeston residents who struggle with heating bills this time of year. Ask the Board of Municipal Utilities, they know. Ask any group like DAEOC, they know. Ask the Atmos providers, they know, too...
Speakout 12/3 (12/03/06)
I was reading the Nov. 26 issue in SpeakOut about Wal-Mart closing their fabric department, and I would like to tell you we are not closing our entire fabric department. We will still have our crafts, we just won't have our bolts of fabric. We will be selling it in one-yard increments...