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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stories from Saturday, June 2, 2007

Calendar Girl (06/02/07)
Kate Colley, daughter of Keith and Beverly Colley, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for June. Miss Colley, a finalist in the 2006 Miss Sikeston Contest, plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia and major in business.
Real estate crime hits Sikeston, other areas (06/02/07)
SIKESTON -- Area residents have received a crash course in a crime that hasn't been seen in this area until recently: housejacking. "I'd never heard of it -- this is my 54th year in the real estate business," said C.D. Alcorn. Alcorn said over the years he's heard plenty of stories about people stealing horses, cars and even chickens, "but I'd never heard of someone stealing a house."...
PBR event will feature music, hospitality tent (06/02/07)
SIKESTON -- Live country music performances in Sikeston are usually associated with the August rodeo. But the tunes will be hitting Sikeston a bit earlier this year, when an up-and- coming Nashville duo -- Townsend and O'Donnell -- performs at the third annual Sikeston Jaycees Health Facilities Rehab PBR this Friday and Saturday. ...
Crash, citation totals released (06/02/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced Memorial Day weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for Troop E, which includes 13 counties in Southeast Missouri. The enforcement operations included All American Buckle-Up Week and the (C.A.R.E.) Combined Accident Reduction Effort...
Former county commissioner Durward Dover dies at 84 (06/02/07)
ORAN -- Former Scott County Commissioner Durward Dover died June 1, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was 84. Born Oct. 6, 1922, in Matthews, son of the late John Don "J.D." and Byrd Dover, he was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran who served as a bombardier during World War II. A sheet metal worker, he served as a Scott County commissioner for eight years before retiring. He was active in the Boy Scouts for 25 years during which time their jamborees were held on his farm...
Charleston man found guilty (06/02/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Charleston man was found guilty by a jury on seven drug-related and child pornography felony counts following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton. Tron Kent, 27, of Charleston was found guilty on Thursday of one count of possessing over 50 grams of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of production of child pornography.. ...
Bulls impressive in season-opener (06/02/07)
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- The Sikeston Bulls only won three games in 24 contests on the road last year. They're already a third of the way there after defeating Owensboro 10-1 on Friday night in their season-opener. Owensboro is the defending champion in the Kitty League, but Sikeston shocked the Oilers with its speed and aggressive mentality on the basepaths...
2007 ALL-SD baseball Team (06/02/07)
DEXTER -- For the last three years, stealing bases against the Dexter Bearcats was virtually non-existent. The main reason for that has been the right arm of catcher Drew Pixley. The senior was a one-man wrecking crew behind the plate and essentially shut down opponents' base-running strategy...
Ag marketing available (06/02/07)
JEFFERSON CITY -- For those considering manufacturing or marketing a favorite family recipe or homemade product, the AgriMissouri program, housed within the Missouri Department of Agriculture, assists Missourians in marketing their Missouri-made specialty products, farmers' markets and agritourism business. They also provide start-up assistance to those entering these types of businesses...
June 7 forum will address health care reform issues (06/02/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Missouri Research Corporation and PARE (Providers Assuring Rehabilitation Efficacy) are hosting a forum on June 7 to discuss healthcare costs burdening employers and employees. Glenn Auditorium in Dempster Hall on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University is the location of the event set from 3 to 5 p.m. ...
On the road -- and traveling in style (06/02/07)
SIKESTON - They may be pulling a travel trailer or driving a motor home but don't think those travelers are roughing. Far from it. Today's recreational vehicles are high-tech and efficient. And, according to Danny Holley, sales manager for RV America, more popular than ever...
Southeast Missouri Legal Services honors lawyer for his efforts (06/02/07)
SPRINGFIELD - Sidney Pearson was awarded the Philip S. Huffman Memorial Award by Legal Services of Southern Missouri during its board retreat. The Philip S. Huffman Memorial Award recognizes the commitment of volunteer time to Legal Services of Southern Missouri clients by a private attorney in its rural service area. ...
Helen C. Hensley (06/02/07)
SIKESTON - Helen C. Hensley, 81, died at 3 p.m. May 31, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 8, 1925, in Morehouse, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Bessie Mae Siemer Crosno. A lifelong resident of Sikeston, she had been a bookkeeper and receptionist for Home Oil Co. and was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Kings Daughter Sunday School Class and a former member of Beta Sigma Phi...
Lawrence Vieth (06/02/07)
DEXTER -- Lawrence George Vieth, 88, died May 30, 2007, at Southern Missouri Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 5, 1918, in Hamburg, Ark., he was the son of the late George William and Lydia Moser Vieth. He first married Vernice Sielert Vieth who preceded him in death...
Herbert Rowell (06/02/07)
WAPPAPELLO -- Charles Herbert Rowell, 80, died June 1, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Hazel Forman (06/02/07)
MATTHEWS -- Hazel Lorine Forman, 71, died June 2, 2007, at the Medical Center in Fredericktown. Born Oct. 28, 1935, in Amboy, Ill., daughter of the late Lyle K. and Florine E. Wheaton Etheridge, she owned and operated Century Nursing House before retiring. She was a member of New Life Christian Center in Morley...
Baldy Howard (06/02/07)
SIKESTON -- Ronald T. "Baldy" Howard, 48, died May 30, 2007, at the Sells Retirement Home in Matthews. Born April 9, 1958, in Sikeston, to Henry Taylor of Jackson, Tenn. and Bernice Howard of Sikeston, he was a graduate of the Morehouse High School class of 1977. He was a member of New Deliverance Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Births (Published 6/3) (06/02/07)
MORLEY - Angela Sappington and Richard Taylor II are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 4:08 p.m. May 2, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. TyLynn Hannah Mae Taylor weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long...
Roberts - Atchley (06/02/07)
Lilbourn -- Mike and Paula Roberts have announced the engagement of their daughter, Michele Lee, to Grant Allen Atchley, son of Keith Atchley of Risco and Rachel Owen of Sikeston. A 2001 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the future bride received a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2005 from Missouri State University. She is employed as a New Madrid County juvenile officer...
Mobley - Weissler (06/02/07)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. John Mobley have announced the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Ann, to Bradley Ryan Weissler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Weissler of O'Fallon. A 2000 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 2004. She is employed as an account manager for Travelers Insurance in St. Louis...
Poore - Clements (06/02/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mr. and Mrs. Mark Poore of East Prairie have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Ann Poore, to Joel Nicholas Clements, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Clements Jr. of Miami. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she received a Bachelor of Science in agricultural journalism, the future bride is the marketing director at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. ...
Clark - Crader (06/02/07)
BRANDON, Miss. -- Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Clark have announced the engagement of their daughter, Anne Peyton Clark, to Christopher Bryan Crader, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Crader of Sikeston, Mo. A 1995 graduate of Northwest Rankin Attendance Center, the future bride earned a Bachelor of Arts in education in 2000 from the University of Mississippi. In 2007, she earned a Master of Education from the University of Mississippi...
Looking Back 6/3 (06/02/07)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Irma Wilson Allen is celebrating with a luncheon this Monday for Miss Maureen Blanton, bride-elect of Jean Klein. Another shower was given last Thursday by Mrs. Mary Emma Donnell. NEW MADRID - In a referendum, New Madrid County Cotton Producers voted against out-of-state allotments of cotton by sale or lease. The referendum was conducted by mail May 15-19 by the New Madrid County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Office...
'Fortress mentality' catching on locally (06/02/07)
"Suburbia Fortress Mentality." I had never heard this term used until this week as I read yet another column about the decline in this country. The article talked about how many of us are retreating to our homes because the outside world is simply too dangerous. Well maybe that's a bit of a stretch. The article talked about how, as children, we could roam fairly freely around our neighborhood without fear of any form or fashion...
Speakout 6/3 (06/02/07)
I want to go ahead and answer some of these SpeakOuts on the Notre Dame party. First of all, Greenbrier charges were filed. If you would read the front page of the paper you would know that the people did get charged so that does not have anything to do with that part of town. ...