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Stories from Sunday, March 11, 2007

Local troops planning events for organization's 95th birthday (03/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Girl Scouts will celebrate their organization's 95th birthday this month with local troops planning their own events to mark the occasion during Girl Scout Week, which began Saturday. April Isbell, communications director of Girl Scouts-Cotton Boll Area Council Inc., said everything within the organization is designed around the theme to build girls courage, confidence and character...
Housing project effort under way (03/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Habitat for Humanity, an organization which creates quality, affordable housing for deserving families in need of a home, is taking root in Sikeston. Efforts to establish the organization here began with Karen Davis, chairman of the Sikeston Area Habitat for Humanity steering committee, when she suggested the program as co-chair of the First United Methodist Church's outreach committee...
Poster kids named (03/11/07)
SIKESTON -- When the lights go up at the Kenny Rogers Children's Center annual telethon, six youngsters will be in the spotlight representing the Center. The six, according to the Center's Director Michelle Fayette, are representative of the area and the range of services provided to the more than 300 children currently receiving treatment...
Auto Tire and Parts Racepark to reopen (03/11/07)
BENTON - Area racing fans can rejoice with the reopening of the Auto Tire and Parts Racepark in Benton on April 13th. The dirt track has not been in use for over three years, but two local promoters want to maintain the park to meet the needs of all racing fans...
New Bulldog coach Gibbs excited about Sikeston's future (03/11/07)
SIKESTON -- If the Sikeston Bulldog football team is to get back local dominance it displayed for years, new head coach Kent Gibbs said it will start in the weight room. Gibbs was hired to replace Jerry Dement as Sikeston's new coach in February and he brings with him new philosophies and a new attitude...
Business briefcase 3/11 (03/11/07)
SIKESTON - Dr. Mercy Saba was chosen by her colleagues as "Employee of the Year" at Bootheel Counseling Services. Employed with the agency one and half years, Saba is a staff psychiatrist. She is described as being "patient, caring, and easy to talk to for clients and staff members," by her nominators...
Missouri legislators flipping for tourism (03/11/07)
JEFFERSON CITY - Sikeston and Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Pansy Glenn was one of the 60 tourism and travel representatives throughout the state who came to Jefferson City for Tourism Days to help continue educating Missouri lawmakers on the importance of the industry to the state...
Sikeston native will lead downtown revitalization (03/11/07)
SIKESTON - From her corner office overlooking New Madrid and Center streets, Amanda "Mandy" Pratt sees the job she has ahead of her. She has a perfect view from that second-floor window in city hall of downtown Sikeston. On Jan. 29 Pratt was named the first executive director of the Historic Midtown Development Group, an organization founded in 2005 to revitalize the downtown Sikeston area...
Grace Powell (03/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Ponder Funeral Home for Grace Powell, 85, who died March 5, 2007, were: Chris Powell, Tony Parker, Kevin Randolph, Heather Tatum, Jack Powell and Rhett Powell.
Larry Pigg (03/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Larry J. Pigg, 67, died March 9, 2007, at his home. Born March 21, 1939, in New Madrid, son of the late Jack and Estell Stewart Pigg, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had been a deck hand for Anderson Barge Lines before retiring. Survivors include: one sister, Carolyn Altom of Sikeston; and five brothers, Jack Pigg, Paul Pigg and Leonard Pigg of St. Louis, Harry Pigg of Chaffee and Donald Stewart of Tyler, Texas...
Sharon Howard (03/11/07)
DEXTER -- Sharon Lee Howard, 63, died March 7, 2007, at St. Louis University Hospital. Born July 21, 1943, at Armour, S.D., daughter of Francis Frost Diamond Christensen of Mitchell, S.D., and the late Thomas Diamond, she was a homemaker and member of Dexter Church of Christ...
Carl Double (03/11/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Carl Double, 78, died at 5:28 p.m. March 9, 2007, at his home in East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Joseph Musgrave (03/11/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Joseph Leroy Musgrave, 66, died March 8, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 2, 1941, in Lilbourn, son of the late Clem and Daisy Taylor Musgrave, he graduated from Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau and served in the U.S. Navy. He worked at Cross's Oil Co., which he later bought and renamed Leroy Oil Co. He was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church in Portageville...
Elsie Phillips (03/11/07)
ORAN -- Elsie M. Phillips, 87, died at 10 p.m. March 8, 2007, in Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1920, at Chaffee, daughter of the late John and Claude Goodson Ponder, she retired as a supervisor from Caproco Ltd. in Sikeston. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Sunshine Club in Oran. She served as financial secretary at the church and taught Sunday school for many years...
Lillie Gromer (03/11/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted on Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Lillie Myrtle Gromer, 78, who died March 8, 2007, were: David Charles, Cary Isbell, Greg Turner, Charles Gromer, Mark Gromer and Brandon Clark.
Norma McBride (03/11/07)
DEXTER -- Norma Jolena McBride, 88, died March 8, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 31, 1918, to the late Silas Marion and Minnie Hartline Crain, she was a retired seamstress for Elder Mfg. Co. and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church...
Susie McFerron (03/11/07)
CHAFFEE - Susie I. McFerron, 79, died at 12:15 p.m. March 9, 2007, at her home. Born March 22, 1927, in Chaffee, to the late William Leonard and Gladys Irene Bailey Shackles, she was a retired office manager of McFerron State Farm Insurance Agency in Chaffee. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and senior adult Sunday school class in Chaffee, Chaffee P.E.O. and the Ladies Auxiliary Chaffee VFW Post 3127...
Robert Taylor (03/11/07)
NEW MADRID -- Robert Abraham "Junebug" Taylor, 66, died March 7, 2007 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 7, 1941 in Armorel, Ark., to the late Robert Taylor and Essie Bruce Scott, he was a member of and served as a deacon for the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in New Madrid...
Hobbs - Seiler (03/11/07)
CHARLESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Stowell Joseph Hobbs have announced the engagement of their daughter, Theresa Catherine, to Eric Michael Seiler, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Michael Seiler of Benton. A 2002 graduate of Charleston High School, the future bride graduated in 2004 from Three Rivers Community College with an associate's degree in education. ...
Looking Back 3/11 (03/11/07)
SIKESTON - Parking meters went into use in downtown Sikeston Monday morning. During the day there was plenty of parking to be found. SIKESTON - The second in a series of nursing home seminars will be held in Sikeston March 21 at 11 a.m. in the Security National Bank. It will provide guidance and information to administrators of nursing homes...
Richest in the world deserve some credit (03/11/07)
Well the list is out and once again, my name was omitted. This week Forbes Magazine published their annual list of the richest people in the world. I really didn't expect to be included but I had hoped a typographical error might somehow mysteriously place me in this select company. No such luck...
Speakout 3/11 (03/11/07)
This is in response to The naked truth. Don't worry about them looking at half-naked pictures of women in the Standard Democrat. The kids are all too busy looking at completely naked women on the Internet. It is so good to hear someone finally agree with me about the "so called" leader of the Big Easy. ...