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Stories from Sunday, August 5, 2007

Back-to-School dates to remember (08/05/07)
Back-to-School dates to remember Charleston First day: Aug. 22 East Prairie First day: Aug. 17 Richland First day: Aug. 15 Orientation: All grades will have pictures taken, receive their hand books and fill out paperwork from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday...
Rodeo events include artists and Indians (08/05/07)
SIKESTON -- The Cowboy Up! Arts Festival just keeps getting better and better. While this is the third year for the Depot Museum's rodeo weekend festival, according to Mike Marsh, director of the Sikeston Depot, several events and features were added...
Schools ready for opening (08/05/07)
SIKESTON -- Local school districts use summer time for their spring cleaning, to make sure everything is squeaky clean and in tiptop shape for students. "We try to make sure everything looks new and clean and up-to-date as possible," said Joel Holland, superintendent of Scott County Central...
Sikeston 12-year-olds heading to Maryland (08/05/07)
SIKESTON -- When the Sikeston 12-year-old all-stars compete in the Cal Ripken World Series on Saturday, the experience shouldn't be anything new. The all-stars, who will kick off the World Series in Aberdeen, Md., against the Southeast Regional representative, competed in the 10-year-old World Series two years ago in Russellville, Ark...
Ten years of sports in 10 minutes (08/05/07)
When I started my sportswriting career at the Standard Democrat in September 1997, I had no idea I would still be here 10 years later. But now the time has come to start a new chapter in my life. I have accepted a teaching and coaching job with Sikeston Public Schools, and with that, my days as the sports editor are now over...
Ferrell making his mark (08/05/07)
SIKESTON -- When the 55th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo begins Wednesday evening, folks from all over the country will be gearing up for another great year of riding, roping and bull fighting. One cowboy in particular -- Ty Farrell -- is getting ready for his second stint in the local rodeo, a local resident himself...
How the West is worn (08/05/07)
SIKESTON As rodeo time nears, stores that carry the westernwear experience a sort of Christmas rush: longer hours; and lots of customers. So what are the hip clothes and accessories for rodeo-goers this year? "It just depends on the person anymore," said Linda West, owner of Linda's Western Store. "Some want calm and plain, then you've got the next person that wants the sparkly, glitzy stuff."...
Accessories, colored tack are also hot buys (08/05/07)
SIKESTON -- When it comes to rodeo fashion, the accessories are just as important as clothes. "I sell a lot of leather purses," said Linda West, owner of Linda's Western Store. One popular style is chocolate and pink. Belts are also a must-have for men and women, with cow-hair styles, big buckles and, again, sparkly ones available to buy...
Gallery has new location (08/05/07)
SIKESTON - Lynn Lancaster has sketched the buildings of Historic Downtown Sikeston. His wife, MaryEtta, has framed those drawings. Now they have the perfect view, framed by the window of their business, Sweetgum Gallery, overlooking Malone Avenue, the Sikeston Depot and the businesses of downtown Sikeston...
MoDOT grant will improve the downtown (08/05/07)
I have great news to report this month - "the Missouri Department of Transportation has recommended that the Historic Midtown Development Group, with the City of Sikeston as co-sponsor, receive federal enhancement funds to begin the first phase of our project "Lighting Up Our Past and Walking Toward our Future."...
Business briefcase 8-5 (08/05/07)
SIKESTON?- Shannon Blanchard has joined the staff of High Definitions Beauty Salon, 105 Campanella Drive in Sikeston. Blanchard, who has four years experience as a hair stylist, specializes in haircuts, color and highlights, wax, perms and updos. Her hours at the salon are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment. Walk-in clients are welcomed...
Cleaning up (08/05/07)
The Sikeston Area Humane Society recently received a donation from Rent A Center, located at 1035 E. Malone Ave. in Sikeston. The business donated a washer and dryer which the shelter was in desperate need of, according to Humane Society officials. Pictured are Zach Ivie with Rent A Center, and DeAndra Smith and Crissy Skelton, both employees of the Sikeston Area Humane Society...
Mae Kersey (08/05/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mae Kersey, 96, died at 6:05 a.m. Aug. 4, 2007, at East Prairie Nursing Center. Visitation is today at 5 p.m. at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday. Ernest Brown and Buddy Hannah will officiate...
Lonnie Standley (08/05/07)
SEVERNA PARK, Md. - Lonnie M. Standley, 99, died in the early morning hours of July 31, 2007, at the home of his daughter, Kay, in Severna Park. He is survived by another daughter, Jo, of Sag Harbor, N.Y., and a grandson, Lt. A. Bradley Soule IV, USCG...
Karen Vaughn (08/05/07)
CANALOU - Karen Vaughn, 54, died Aug. 4, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Donald Taylor (08/05/07)
SIKESTON - Donald Taylor, 71, died Aug. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Norris Temples (08/05/07)
DUDLEY - Norris Temples, 89, died Aug. 3, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Wallace Nelson (08/05/07)
SIKESTON - Wallace M. "Cotton"?Nelson, 77, a lifelong resident of Sikeston, died Aug. 3, 2007. Born Dec. 19, 1929, in Sikeston, son of the late Walter and Ethel Duke Nelson, he was a metal fabricator for Steward Steel in Sikeston before retiring...
Earl Wade (08/05/07)
BLODGETT - Earl Rice "Junior" Wade, 76, died at 8 a.m. Aug. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 23, 1930, in Luxora, Ark., to the late Rice William and Anne Lucille Reynolds Wade, he had worked at Fabick Equipment Co. ...
Births (Published 8/5) (08/05/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Andrea and Robyn Miller are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 9:57 a.m. June 26, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Robert Tye Miller weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Tonya Hubbard and Andy Love of Portageville...
Dugan - Kelley (08/05/07)
SIKESTON -- Sarah Elizabeth Dugan and Brooks Gregory Kelley exchanged wedding vows May 19, 2007, at Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston. The Rev. Herman Morse officiated at the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Conn and Mr. and Mrs. Chris Dugan, all of Wyatt. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Kelley of Essex and the late Ellen Kelley...
Recob - Jones (08/05/07)
FULTON - Catherine Marie Recob and Benjamin Gordon Jones were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Dec. 16, 2006, at Winston Churchill Memorial and Library at Westminster College in Fulton. Ken Lumley, pastor, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffry D. Recob of Petaluma, Calif. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Basnett of Fulton, Mrs. Donald Recob of Kansas City and the late Donald Recob...
Aldrich - Pinkerton (08/05/07)
ST. LOUIS - Steve and Susan Aldrich of St. Louis have announced the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Marie Aldrich, to James Christopher Pinkerton, son of Kenny and Pam Pinkerton of Sikeston. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and is employed by Sikeston Public Schools...
Crow - Landers (08/05/07)
DEXTER -- Terry and Kathy Crow of Dexter announce the engagement of their daughter, McKenna Diane, to Kennith Robert Landers, Jr. of Canalou, son of Kenny Landers Sr. of Canalou and Brenda Landers of Lufkin, Texas. The future bride graduated from Dexter High School in 2005. She attended Three Rivers Community College for two years and then transferred to Southeast Missouri State University to pursue a degree in secondary education. She is currently employed at The Daily Statesman...
Dorward - Essner (08/05/07)
COLUMBIA - Don and Darla Dorward of Columbia have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Dorward to James Essner, son of Stan and Shirley Essner of Benton. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Rock Bridge High School and received a degree in psychology from the University of Columbia-Missouri in 2006. She is working on her master's degree in business administration at Columbia College. She is employed in the Psychiatry Department at University Hospital...
Looking Back 8/5 (08/05/07)
SIKESTON - Miss Jane Cummins has resigned her position with Fabick Co. to take effect Sept. 1. Miss Cummins will enter school at Washington University in St. Louis. SIKESTON - Creation of a plumbers examiners board, a brief report on the city's comprehensive plan and extra help to guard the Sikeston Compress from arsonists were discussed at the Monday night City Council meeting...
Made-in-China label may also be deadly (08/05/07)
Two weeks ago I wrote of my frustration trying to find an American-made product in a store. Despite repeated attempts, I found virtually nothing but Chinese-made products. The companies producing the retail items were American firms but the products themselves were made in China...
Speakout 8/5 (08/05/07)
I was looking through the newspaper and I noticed that there were several radio programs. And I noticed that the Restoration Hour with Fred Bass is not in the paper. He has one of the hottest gospel shows in Southeast Missouri. I would like his program to be put in the paper because he needs to be recognized for his great achievements for his radio program on Sunday morning...