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Stories from Monday, March 19, 2007

DPS buckling down on new seat belt laws (03/19/07)
SIKESTON -- Between the time a child outgrows their child safety seat and is ready to be buckled up like an adult, there is a stage many parents forget about: the booster seat. Child safety seats or booster seats are required for all children until they reach age 8, 4 foot 9 inches in height or 80 pounds, according to state law...
New leadership at Sikeston Cott Beverage strives to return the plant to No. 1 status (03/19/07)
SIKESTON - With new leadership in place, the Cott Beverages plant in Sikeston is back on its way to the top. "This used to be the No. 1 plant for Cott, hands down, and we're on our way back to No. 1," said David Busch, plant manager since accepting the position last April...
AmerenUE contributes to SMEDA (03/19/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - AmerenUE has provided a $10,000 contribution to the Southeast Missouri Economic Development Alliance to help support regional economic development initiatives in the six-county area. The money will go toward efforts to support the growth and expansion of existing employers as well as to attract new business and industry to the region...
Resident benefits from BIG Missouri Link Deposit Loan (03/19/07)
JEFFERSON CITY - Sikeston resident Paul Schuchart was approved for a BIG Missouri Link Deposit Program loan by Missouri Treasurer Sarah Steelman, as part of statewide efforts to create jobs, grow local business and farming operations in Missouri. The approval was announced recently by Rep. Ellen Brandom, R-Sikeston, and Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau...
Paving contract awarded locally (03/19/07)
SIKESTON - The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a contract during its regular meeting March 13 for resurfacing to Routes 61 and 114 in Sikeston. The $1,217,688 contract was awarded to Apex Paving Co., Cape Girardeau. The project includes resurfacing Route 61 from Calvary Drive to Route 60 and Route 114 from Route 61 to the end of the four-lane on Route 114. The work is expected to start this spring and wrap up before August, weather permitting...
Melvin Young (03/19/07)
MATTHEWS -- Melvin C. Young, 72, died March 18, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Ruby Staples (03/19/07)
LOUDON, Tenn. -- Ruby K. Medlock Staples, 90, formerly of Charleston, Mo., and Memphis, Tenn., died at 9:10 a.m. March 17, 2007, at Baptist Health Care in Lenoir City. Born May 29, 1916, in Gleason, Tenn., daughter of the late John and Florence Rodgers Medlock, she lived in Charleston for 21 years before moving to Memphis in 1969. In 2004, she moved to the Neighborhood of Tellico Village in Loudon. She was of the Baptist belief...
Jim Daniels (03/19/07)
PARAGOULD, Ark. - Jim Daniels, 63, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died March 17, 2007, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 11, 1943, in Clarksville, son of the late Leonard and Isabelle Henderson Daniels, he had lived the last 14 years in Paragould and was of the protestant belief...
Cory Ezell (03/19/07)
SCOTT CITY - Cory D. Ezell, 26, died March 17, 2007, at Scott City. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Wanda Nance (03/19/07)
WHITEWATER -- Wanda J. Nance, 85, died at 12:48 p.m. March 17, 2007, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Oran. Born Dec. 1, 1921, in Allenville, to the late John and Gertrude Slinkard Noble, she was retired from Tipton Laundry of Cape Girardeau. On June 10, 1939, she married Truman G. Nance who preceded her in death on Jan 13, 1974...
Annie Tillman (03/19/07)
BELL CITY -- Annie Faye "Maw Faye" Barnes Tillman, 87, went to be with her Lord on March 18, 2007, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 2, 1919, in Adamsville, Tenn., daughter of the late Zola McGarity and James Arthur Barnes, she was a current resident of the Advance Nursing Center...
Ed DeField (03/19/07)
CHARLESTON - Edward Clyde DeField, 88, died at 1:30 p.m. March 18, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 20, 1918, in Bertrand, to the late Edward David "Ward" and Etna Hay DeField, he graduated in 1938 from Charleston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Anna LeGrand (03/19/07)
CHAFFEE -- Anna Marie LeGrand died March 19, 2007, at her home in Chaffee. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Laveda Moore (03/19/07)
DEXTER -- Laveda Moore, 82, died March 17, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Nov. 15, 1924, in Malden, son of the late Arthur Elwood and Goldie M. Chatman Crump, she was a member of Assembly of God Church. On Oct. 21, 1939, at Bloomfield, she married Eanes Moore who survives of the home...
Harry Williams (03/19/07)
SIKESTON - Harry J. Williams, 74, died March 17, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 13, 1932, in Morley, to the late Harry A. and Alice Dickerson Williams, for many years he was a self-employed barber in Sikeston. He was a member of Miner Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War...
Ralph Tope Jr. (03/19/07)
LILBOURN -- Ralph "Blackie" Tope Jr., 80, died March 17, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born March 11, 1927, in Lilbourn, son of the late Ralph and Ethel Riggs Tope Sr., he was a member of First Baptist Church in Lilbourn. He had been a star route postal carrier and had held several positions for Federal Compress. A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II and delivered ice to homes upon his return home after the war...
Ruby Flanigan (03/19/07)
SIKESTON - Ruby Flanigan, 90, died March 19, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Elmer Gray (03/19/07)
NEW MADRID - Elmer Gray, 79, died March 16, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Polly Hill (03/19/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Pauline "Polly" Gray Hill, 92, formerly of Sikeston, died March 16, 2007, at the home of her daughter in Cape Girardeau. Born March 11, 1915, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late John and May Trent Gray. She attended Cape First church and had lived in St. Louis for 40 years working at Three Sisters and Velvet Freeze. She returned to Sikeston in 1976 and worked at Kirby's with her brother-in-law, Red Kirby...
Richard Barbre (03/19/07)
NEW MADRID -- Richard Lee Barbre, 52, died March 17, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 7, 1954, in the Laforge Community of New Madrid County, the son of the late Fred and Goldie Summers Barbre. On Nov. 21, 1973, in New Madrid, he married Kathleen Lawson who survives of the home...
Looking Back 3/19 (03/19/07)
COLUMBIA - Thomas McClure, Sikeston, was formally initiated into Phi Delta Theta, a social fraternity at the University of Missouri. SIKESTON - The annual exposition of the Okeechobee district of the Boy Scouts, "A world of Good Times," drew about 2,500 Scouts and visitors to the Armory Saturday to witness Scouting in action. The theme came into view from a 10-by-10-foot unisphere on the front lawn. Inside the building hung space-age satellites and small models of rockets...
Your view: A Bible lesson (03/19/07)
As Bro. Steve Tippen, pastor of North Acres General Baptist Church, said in his message on March 4, here we go again! One of the headlines on Page 3 of the Standard Democrat on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, read, "Scholars, clergy criticize new documentary on possible tomb of Jesus found in Jerusalem." I am not criticizing our local paper, they print the news as it is given, but sometimes new is nothing more than sensationalism...
Speakout 3/19 (03/19/07)
I called in about honoring the oath. My comment was not directed to all servicemen who put in their 20 years and draw a check. My comment was directed to all the ones who want to whine when they have to do something to earn that check or their family members or friends that whine when they have to do something. ...