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Stories from Sunday, October 14, 2007

Homecoming royalty (10/14/07)
Martika Davis was named the Sikeston Senior High School Homecoming Queen on Friday night during halftime of the Kennett Indians of the Sikeston Bulldogs. Davis was escorted by Rafael Johnson.
Area foreclosures up slightly (10/14/07)
SIKESTON -- Foreclosure rates in the area are beginning to edge up, a shadowing of what is occurring in the national market. "They are by far higher this year," said Tom Dirnberger, Scott County recorder. "Every day, we're getting one or two, and it used to be one or two a week."...
Animal neglect found (10/14/07)
PASCOLA - An early morning search of property in Pemiscot County uncovered what authorities described as animal neglect and unsafe living conditions. At 7 a.m. Friday, Pemiscot County deputies along with representatives from the Caruthersville Humane Society and the Humane Society of Missouri executed a search warrant in Pascola. According to a news release issued by the Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, the search warrant was part of a month-and-...
Production of Peter Pan: Dreams and imagination (10/14/07)
SIKESTON -- To visit Neverland, all you need is trust and a little pixie dust -- that or tickets to the Sikeston Little Theater's youth production this weekend. The pixie dust may be easier to come by. Tickets for performances of the musical "Peter Pan" scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday went on sale Monday at Collins Music in downtown Sikeston and sold out that same day...
First phase complete (10/14/07)
Mary Alsup, a biology and chemistry teacher at the Sikeston Senior High School, shows Carmen, Sara, Parker and Wendall Sanders the chemistry lab at the Math & Science Center at its open house on Friday. The 33,334 square-foot center has 17 classrooms, plus lab rooms. The total cost of the building was $4.53 million, which is the first of a five-phase project for renovating the campus...
After slow start, Dexter dominates Tigers (10/14/07)
DEXTER -- Dexter's night didn't start out very well Friday, but things worked out fine for the Bearcats by the end of the night as they dominated the Caruthersville Tigers 49-6. On the Tigers' first play from scrimmage, quarterback Chris Smith hit Ole Miss recruit Rashad Fields for a 66-yard touchdown, giving winless Caruthersville an early 6-0 lead...
Bulldogs have the Homecoming blues (10/14/07)
SIKESTON--The Sikeston Bulldogs football team dropped it's fifth straight game Friday night, losing to the Kennett Indians on homecoming night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium, by a score of 32-16. "We just didn't play well," Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs said. "We didn't deserve to win."...
East Prairie rallies for first win of season (10/14/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - On a night in which two winless teams squared off looking for their first victory, the East Prairie Eagles found their hopes answered on the shoulders of running back M.C. Williams. The Eagles got the lift they needed with Williams' 25 carries for 338 yards and five touchdowns as East Prairie edged out the Portageville Bulldogs 33-26 in what proved to be a gridiron classic all the way to the final minutes of the fourth quarter...
Bird feeding in backyard can be popular activity (10/14/07)
Backyards are popular bird feeding places. To increase the popularity of your feeding station, furnish water year round. The bluebird, Missouri's state bird, may be enticed to feeding stations during the the winter if water is available. During prolonged periods of ice and snow cover, provide grit along with the seed. Birds lack teeth, and the grit that they keep in their gizzards is used to grind up seeds...
Runners, walkers turn out for Morley event (10/14/07)
MORLEY -- Thirty-three people took part in the Morley Fall Festival 5K Run/One Mile Walk on Oct. 6 with participants ranging in age from 2 to 83. Alex Schneider of Cape Girardeau was the overall winner in the men's division of the 5K event while Christy Buehler of Festus was the top female. Other winners were:...
NMCC perfect 6-0 (10/14/07)
DEXTER -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles eighth graders went undefeated for the 2007 football season by defeating Dexter on Thursday afternoon 30-6. This capped off a 6-0 season, the fourth in a row for the program which is led by coach Steve Rogers...
Sav-A-Lot renovations under way (10/14/07)
Joe Green with Green and Green discusses with Gary Popp (standing) of ANW Refrigeration of Cape Girardeau the work on the new frozen food cases at Sav- A-Lot in Sikeston. Partially hidden behind Popp is Ron Johnson, also employed ANW Refrigeration. The new frozen food cases are part of a major renovation at the store, located at 601 N. Main St. Work began in late September and when completed later this month, the store will be "considered one of the nicest Sav-...
Motel 6 leaving light on in town (10/14/07)
CARROLLTON, Texas -- Accor North America, one of the nation's largest owner/ operators of economy lodging, announced the opening of a new Motel 6 property in Sikeston, Mo. The property is located at 110 S. Interstate Drive near I-55 at Highway 62. The franchised property is owned and operated by SPA Motel LLC, and Denny Patel has been named the new general manager overseeing the property...
Business briefcase 10/14 (10/14/07)
SIKESTON - A portion of the profit of Kelly's Stylin' Co. through Oct. 31 will go to Salamat Survivor's Relay for Life Team. The shop is located at 2107 Suite A, East Malone, Eakins Plaza. To receive the discount, customers should mention the Standard Democrat article for a portion to be donated...
Local Contours Express women's gym exercises to make a differnce (10/14/07)
SIKESTON - In an effort to recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October and to bring more awareness to the illness that affects many women, Contours Express in Sikeston joined the company's nationwide cause- related initiative "10/5 To Save Lives: National Play and Pledge Day," which invited local residents to help raise funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation...
Charles W. Jackson (10/14/07)
LONGVIEW, Texas - Charles Wesley Jackson, 99, died Oct. 11, 2007, at Buckner Westminster Place in Longview, Texas. Born Jan. 28, 1908, in Charleston, Mo., to the late Jody and Maude Jackson, he began farming with his father at 6 years of age. He left the farm at age 16 and moved to Evansville, Ind., to work on the Ford assembly line and also worked in a furniture factory. ...
Dean Heaton (10/14/07)
BERTRAND -- Pallbearers for services to be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Dean Heaton, 65, who died on Oct. 10, 2007, will be: Ryan Heaton, Tate Heaton, Kenneth Heaton, Daniel Roach, Austin Campbell and Landon Newman...
Alta Powell (10/14/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Alta Powell, 87, died Oct. 12, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Chuck Scallion (10/14/07)
DONIPHAN - Charles Walter "Chuck" Scallion, 53, died Oct. 11, 2007, at his home. Born Jan. 23, 1954, in St. Charles, he was the son of Jewell Scallion of Doniphan and the late Fred Scallion. On June 1, 1971, he married Wanda Jane Wilkerson, who survives of the home...
David Scallion (10/14/07)
DONIPHAN - David Micheal Scallion, 37, died Oct. 8, 2007, at the Ripley County Memorial Hospital in Doniphan. Born May 24, 1970, in Lilbourn to Jewel Scallion of Doniphan and the late Fred Scallion, he was a chef. In addition to his mother, survivors include: one daughter, Terry Alexandria Wood of Lilbourn; five brothers, Charles "Chuck" Scallion of Doniphan, Donald Scallion of Tuckerman, Ark., Mark Scallion of Parma, Kenneth Scallion of Lesterville and Christopher Scallion of Sedalia; six sisters, Mona Scallion, Debra Scallion, Margie Ayers and Kathy Harp of Doniphan, Karen Ervin of Lilbourn and Polly Scallion of Biggers, Ark.; and a special friend, Stacey Bennet of Greenville.. ...
Rayburn Williams (10/14/07)
WYATT - Rayburn Williams, 68, died Oct. 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
George Spence (10/14/07)
SCOTT CITY - George D. Spence, 88, died Oct. 13, 2007, at his residence in Scott City. Born April 28, 1919, at Rutherford, Tenn., to the late George W. and Effie Glissom Spence, he was a mechanic for Ford Groves, retiring in 1981. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau and of the Unity Baptist Church at Benton...
Ken Keirsey (10/14/07)
DEXTER -- Ken Keirsey, 81, died Oct. 13, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Morris Hampton (10/14/07)
DEXTER -- Morris Hampton, 74, died Oct. 12, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Larry Menz (10/14/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services to be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Lawrence C. "Larry" Menz, 66, who died on Oct. 10, 2007, will be: Brian Menz, Doug Menz, David Harper, Doug Johnson, Dewayne Sweary, Tom Roberts and Justin Marberry...
Births (Published 10/14) (10/14/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bridgette Cross and Antonio Gonzalez are the parents of their sixth child, fourth son, born at 3:42 p.m. Sept. 2, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Elijah James Gonzalez weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 18 inches long...
Denbow - Manley (10/14/07)
CHAFFEE -- Leigh Anna Denbow and Brian Keith Manley were united in marriage during a 3 p.m. ceremony May, 12, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Chaffee. Matt Smith, pastor, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Connie and Randy Spane of Chaffee, Billye Denbow of Harrisburg, Ill. and the late Clifford Denbow...
Farnham-Merideth (10/14/07)
SIKESTON -- Ashley M. Farnham and Ryan M. Merideth were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony July 7, 2007, on the beach at Beaches Sandy Bay in Negril, Jamaica. Parents of the couple are Glen and Patti Alexander, Charlie and Nancy Driskill and Mike and Libby Merideth, all of Sikeston...
Davis-Lichtenegger (10/14/07)
THAYER -- David and Pamela Gilliland have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Nicole "Nikki" Davis, to Kurt Josef Lichtenegger, son of Anita Lichtenegger of Wappapello and the late Harold Lichtenegger. A graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride graduated summa cum laude from Missouri Baptist University in St. ...
Looking Back 10/14 (10/14/07)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Warren of Sikeston are parents of a boy. Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Henderson of Sikeston are parents of a daughter. SIKESTON - Lynn Twitty, superintendent of schools and president of the Missouri Association of School and Administrators, will deliver the keynote address to the Missouri Association of Health and Physical Education teachers in Columbia...
Local volunteers deserve our praise (10/14/07)
As I sit here beginning to write today's column, I'm not certain how it will end. That may seem odd but, then again, consider the source. Let me begin by commending all of those within our community who volunteer their time, their talents, their energies and their finances to benefit others. I have long held the belief that Sikeston is one of the more generous, giving communities in the state. If measured in financial commitment, I assure you I can make that case...
Speakout 10/14 (10/14/07)
There is something wrong with our Constitution when a federal judge sitting in Washington, D.C., can hand down a ruling that is detrimental to all people - Democrats and Republicans - who have to endure the brunt of spring flooding from the gap in the levee at New Madrid. ...