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Stories from Saturday, February 2, 2008

Homecoming queen (02/02/08)
Amber Minner hugs Jennifer Millington after being named Sikeston Winter Homecoming Queen Friday night before the Sikeston/Poplar Bluff basketball game. Looking on is Minner's escort, Gavilan Bland.
Meeting set to assess resources (02/02/08)
BENTON -- Scott County is calling out to people to round up more individuals to lend a hand in its emergency management services. EMA Director Joel Evans will host an informal meeting for current and previous volunteer on Tuesday, which will focus on the structure and direction of the organization...
Mo. taxpayers hit by phone, e-mail scams (02/02/08)
JEFFERSON CITY -- During tax season, Missouri residents are reporting being hit by telephone and e-mail scams. In the telephone scam, the "callers" are falsely identify themselves as being with the "Revenue Department," so they can obtain sensitive financial information from taxpayers, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Revenue...
Calendar girl (02/02/08)
Laura Atchison, daughter of Charles and Dana Atchison, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for February. Miss Atchison was second alternate in the Miss Sikeston contest. She plans to attend either the University of Missouri-Columbia, the Naval Academy or the University of North Carolina this fall...
Super parties celebrate the big game (02/02/08)
SIKESTON -- There will be plenty of action on the football field today when the New York Giants and the New England Patriots face off during Super Bowl XLII. But the real action will likely be at gatherings celebrated in honor of the big game. For Stephanie and Mark Anderson of Sikeston, hosting a Super Bowl party has become a tradition. Today marks the 15th Super Bowl party the couple has thrown...
Two arrested for parts theft (02/02/08)
BENTON -- Two southeast Missouri men were arrested Wednesday afternoon following an investigation into the theft of stolen vehicle parts. According to a news release issued Friday from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, Charles Gross, 47, of Cape Girardeau and Lee R. Dykes, 44 of Sikeston, were arrested and charged with felony receiving stolen property. Each posted a $10,000 bond and was released from custody...
Sikeston Bulls franchise is for sale (02/02/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulls KIT League baseball team franchise is open for bidding. After two seasons of calling Sikeston home, the Bulls are up for sale. "We have reluctantly put the franchise up for sale, mainly because it's too difficult to run a team via long-distance, as we have tried to do over the last two seasons," said owner Will Jones...
Minner's outing leaves an impression (02/02/08)
As the end of the 2007-2008 basketball season nears, only a handful of weeks are left to play before districts as teams fine tune their rosters and game plans in hopes to make a championship run. And while there are many great teams out there, most of which I couldn't play for, it would seem as though three have risen to the top of Southeast Missouri. The Dexter Bearcats, the Kelly Hawks and the Portageville Bulldogs...
SHS blows past Poplar Bluff (02/02/08)
SIKESTON -- As the weather was slushy and brisk outside, the Sikeston Bulldogs warmed up the crowd Friday evening by defeating the Poplar Bluff Mules on Homecoming night, 87-62. The game began with a sour taste for the Bulldogs, as Michael Porter was whistled for two quick fouls by the 6:04 mark in the first quarter...
'Bowl for the Cure' (02/02/08)
The "Monday Ladies Night Out" bowling league of Jackson hosted the third annual "Bowl for the Cure," recently with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Teachers with the Sikeston 7th and 8th Grade Center brought the most amount of donations for the third consecutive year...
Elk harvesting questions answered (02/02/08)
HORSESHOE LAKE -- By now, the word has traveled throughout the county and surrounding areas about an elk that was loose and eventually harvested in Mississippi County earlier this month. The animal was seen before Christmas at the Scott/Mississippi County line, then shortly afterwards, around Horseshoe Lake and P. Field Sewer where it was harvested...
Thanks (02/02/08)
Bill Henry, right, was honored during the River Bend Chapter of Ducks Unlimited annual dinner on Jan. 26. Henry received a bronze sculpture and certificate to thank him for his 25 years of service as the New Madrid-based chapter's committee chairman...
Business Briefcase 2/3 (02/02/08)
BENTON -- A rural health clinic will open in Benton this month. Ron Inman, a family nurse practitioner and co-owner of the Comprehensive Family Health Care, said the practice will "offer just about everything." Physicals, minor surgeries and DOT physicals, among other services, will be performed there...
Open for business (02/02/08)
EXPRESSTAX, located at 523 W. Murray Lane, held a ribbon cutting on Jan. 23. Cutting the ribbon is Peggy Pearson, office manager and tax professional. Other staff members pictured are Terri Bewley and Renada Thomas, tax professionals; as well as District Manager Kevin Anto. Also at the ribbon cutting were members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and some of the business' first customers...
New pharmacist joins The Medicine Shoppe (02/02/08)
SIKESTON -- The Medicine Shoppe is pleased to announce the addition of another pharmacist to our staff to better serve your needs. Kelley Pipkin, RPh will be working along with Ernie Moxey, RPh, and owner as staff pharmacist three days a week and two Saturdays a month...
Store full of wheels (02/02/08)
SIKESTON -- About a year ago, Michael Comstock visited what was then Freshour Cycle in Sikeston to buy his son a skateboard. He ended up buying the store. "That was one expensive skateboard," Comstock laughed. The visit actually came at an opportune time. Then-owner Jerry Freshour was ready to retire, even if it meant just closing the shop for good. And Comstock, who knew Freshour since he was a child, was working in construction at the time and "wanted something different."...
January: Time of year for SACC to honor agriculture (02/02/08)
I hope everyone's 2008 is off to a good start and you're able to keep those "New Year's Resolutions." We at the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce have had a great January, celebrating our agricultural community. Our Farm Family winner was the Andrew Ambrose Family; the Farm Woman of the Year was Joyce Lawfield, the Sikeston Jaycee Outstanding Young Farmer Award went to Justin Wheeler and the Agri-Business Service Award Winner this year was R. D. James...
Jerry Oakes (02/02/08)
SIKESTON -- William Jerry Oakes, 57, died at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 1, 2008, at his home following an extended illness. Born Sept. 23, 1950, at Luxora, Ark., son of the late William Daniel and Hazel Helen Collins Oakes, he had been a farmer for Wagner Farms near Sikeston and was a member of the New Life Christian Center at Morley...
Wanda Jarrell (02/02/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Wanda B. Jarrell, 70, who died on Jan. 28, 2008, were: Larry Don Jarrell, Kenny Jarrell, Adam Rush, Eric Rodgers, Aaron Mace and Austin Mace.
Emery Abbott (02/02/08)
ESSEX -- Emery Abbott, 94, died Feb. 1, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home.
Jim Ledbetter (02/02/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Herschel "Jim" Ledbetter, son of the late Herschel Ledbetter and Naomi Keith Ledbetter was born on May 16,1932, at Oak Island and departed this life in the Veterans Home at Cape Girardeau on Jan. 30, 2008, at the age of 75. Mr. Ledbetter served in the Army Air Force from Dec. 12, 1950 to Dec. 11, 1954. He was a basic Airman and earned the Korean Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal...
Rutha Artis (02/02/08)
HERMITAGE, Tenn. -- Rutha L. Artis, 84, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at Jan. 31, 2008, at the Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Born Nov. 23, 1923, in Forrest City, Ark., daughter of the late Thessalonia and Lillie Mae White Thatch, she had lived near Dexter, Mo. ...
Billy Bradley (02/02/08)
SIKESTON -- Robert Lee "Billy" Bradley, 69, died Jan. 30, 2008, at his home. Born Aug. 20, 1938, in Osceola, Ark., son of the late Leon and Mary Louise Bradley Sr., he lived in Missouri for over 45 years and was a member of the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston...
Ivey - McGarity (02/02/08)
HICKORY, Ky. -- Courtney Carroll Ivey and Scott McGarity were united in marriage July 14, 2007, at Liberty Baptist Church in Hickory. Wayne Berry and Marshall Ivey officiated. The bride is the daughter of Sherri Ivey of Hickory and the late Mike Ivey. Parents of the bridegroom are Dennis and Vanessa McGarity of Sikeston, Mo. Maid of honor was Linsey Ivey of Hickory. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Prince and Nicki Thompson, both of Wingo and Holly Elliott of Mayfield...
Griffin - Stallings (02/02/08)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Louie D. Griffin have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sarah R. Griffin, to Homer Lee Stallings IV of Sikeston, son of Brenda and John Sailors of Sikeston and H. Lee and Pat Stallings of San Antonio. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Sikeston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is an agent for Farmers Insurance and owner of Griffin Insurance Agency Inc...
Payne - Adrian (02/02/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mr. and Mrs. Roger Jaynes have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Payne, to Justin Anthony Adrian, son of Anthony and Jill Adrian of St. Charles. A 2002 graduate of Kelly High School and a graduate of St. Charles Community College, the future bride is employed as a coder at St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis...
Ware - 40th (02/02/08)
SIKESTON -- The Revs. Betty and James Ware recently renewed their vows after being married for over 40 years. The couple are pastors of the Powerhouse of God Church. They also own Betty's Hat Boutique in Sikeston, which is managed by Mrs. Ware. Ware has been employed at Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid for over 35 years...
Looking Back 2/3 (02/02/08)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Graham Lindley moved Saturday from Columbia to Sikeston. Mr. Lindley completed his bachelor of science degree in agriculture, majoring in animal husbandry, on Jan. 20. He is now teaching at the high school in the farm training program, replacing John Wilson, who will manage his own farming interest during the coming year...
The political twists are tricky to follow (02/02/08)
In a span of less than two weeks, the Missouri political landscape has taken more twists and turns than a John Grisham novel. The opening chapter captured our attention with the stunning announcement by Gov. Matt Blunt that he would not seek re-election. A running theme throughout this novel will revolve around why Blunt made the surprise announcement. Why at this time? Why no prior notice apparently to anyone? Why, why, why?...
SpeakOut 2/3 (02/02/08)
Someone in the Mormon Church told me Jesus is God. Sorry to say, my church and my Bible says that Jesus is the son of God and sits at the right hand of God. Either way, who do you think made Adam and Eve? In response to the Jan. 17 speak out, whoever wrote in Go Hillary, you're wrong all over the place. ...