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Stories from Saturday, March 1, 2008

Calendar girl (03/01/08)
Danielle Ahlfield, daughter of Dan and Tina Ahlfield, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for March. Miss Ahlfield was named the third alternate in the Miss Sikeston contest during the Sikeston American Legion Cotton Carnival. Ahlfield plans to attend the University of Missouri and major in pre-pharmacy...
Bootheel Food Bank will move to Cape (03/01/08)
SIKESTON -- The Bootheel Food Bank is moving from Sikeston to a 25,700- square-foot building on Nash Road near the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. The move, which will be completed later this month, will increase visibility for the food bank, which distributes federal surplus commodities and donated food to 150 agencies in 16 Southeast Missouri counties, executive director Karen Green said in a news release issued Friday...
Family fued shooting leads to two arrests (03/01/08)
SIKESTON -- Two men are in the Scott County Jail on felony charges and another is in a Cape Girardeau hospital following a shooting early Friday morning. The incident occurred a little after 2 a.m. just north of Sikeston, according to a news release from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, after an argument between two cousins who are neighbors on Sandywood Street...
Poor scores in the area (03/01/08)
SIKESTON -- Southeast Missouri counties continue to score poorly in the overall rankings of children's health, according to the latest Kids Count report. Despite showing improvements last year, Scott County increased in overall state rankings from 83rd worst county to 91st; New Madrid went from 103 to 110; and Mississippi County from 98 to 106. Stoddard County improved its overall ranking from 111th worst to 108th...
Despite trend, farmland values are up (03/01/08)
SIKESTON -- Studies show that while some real estate values across the country have been falling or remaining flat, prices for agricultural land remain strong. That's thanks, in part, to higher crop prices. "The value of farmland is just like any other asset," said David Reinbott, agriculture business specialist at Scott County's University of Missouri Extension Office. "If the incomes are going up for the crops, of course it's going to push the farmland value up."...
Mock City Council finds no solution to litter problem (03/01/08)
SIKESTON -- A proposal to prohibit grocery retailers from giving away plastic bags generated plenty of discussion but no decision from the mock City Council. The mock City Council meeting was held Friday as part of the annual Ron Creed Memorial Youth in Government Day sponsored by the Sikeston Optimist Club, Sikeston Public Schools and the city of Sikeston...
Weather is major obstacle spring teams face early on (03/01/08)
SIKESTON -- Spring sports are now underway, as the week of try-outs are now over and teams will begin forming their identities as they go about their routines. For many teams, however, the bitter cold has limited the ability to practice in the great outdoors, as the winter chill has forced things inside...
Braves, Cubs set for rematch (03/01/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- For the last four years in-a-row, the Scott County Central Braves and the Bell City Cubs have battled against each other in the post season to decide who goes on, and who goes home. With another Class 1 sectional game on the way, why would anyone not expect these two rivals to meet at least one more time...
Bizzell making impact at Rhodes (03/01/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- They may not be making our local headlines, but the Rhodes Lynx baseball team at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. is making quite a buzz in the national spotlight. In 2007, the squad finished up with an overall record of 36-10. Sikeston native Jon Robert Bizzell has been a steady part of the Lynx success, as he takes on his daily role at shortstop for the Division 3 club...
New owner wants customers to be 'in good hands' (03/01/08)
SIKESTON -- After almost 14 years of working in the automobile business -- mostly in finance -- Eddie Wright was ready for a change. "I worked 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. six days a week," he said. "I never got to see them," Wright continued, pointing to collages of his 2- and 6-year-old children on the wall "and I just got tired of it. I got tired of having to beg to go watch a soccer game."...
SACC visits Capitol (03/01/08)
I had an opportunity this month to attend Chamber Day at the Capitol. I attended panel discussions on a wide variety of topics that pertain to our work here in the Sikeston and Miner area. The discussions were on Education, Economic Development, and Health Care focusing on consumer-driven initiatives...
Drop in prices, despite inflation (03/01/08)
O'FALLON -- As reports of food price inflation continue to dominate the news, ALDI is taking steps to further lower its already everyday low prices on more than 100 of some of the most commonly purchased items in its St. Louis-area stores, including one in Sikeston...
They've got the spirit (03/01/08)
Serenity Massage and Bodywork, located at 1222 Linn St., is the February Spirit winner for business, an award given by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. Standing with the award are owners Melissa Massey, left, and Joy Cochran.
Business Briefcase 3/2 (03/01/08)
SIKESTON -- Regina Long has been chosen as the January Employee of the Month for Sikeston Health Care. Long has worked there for 17 years, and is a certified nurse aide, certified medication technician and is also certified in rehabilitation and restorative nursing as cardiopulmonary resuscitation. She has her CDRL and provides transportation for residents at Sikeston Health Care...
Gene Summers (03/01/08)
CANALOU -- Hilda Imogene "Gene" Summers, 90, died at 6:20 p.m. Feb. 28, 2008, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Born April 17, 1907, at Greenville, Ky., to the late Elmer and Winnie Ann Vick Carver, she was a 40-year member of the Canalou Baptist Church and also served for 40 years as the church treasurer and Sunday school teacher. She later became a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Jimmy Perkins Sr. (03/01/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Jimmy Lewis Perkins Sr., 65, died Feb. 27, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 26, 1942, at New Madrid, to the late Willie Earl and Helen Louise Metheny Perkins, he was a truck driver and had served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960-1964...
Johnny Grubbs (03/01/08)
DEXTER -- Johnny Grubbs, 87, died Feb. 29, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Michael Howard (03/01/08)
DEXTER -- Michael David Howard, 57, died Feb. 24, 2008, at his home. Born Dec. 23, 1950, at St. Louis, to the late Roy Lee and Imogene Stephens Howard, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. On Feb. 14, 1998, at Dexter, he married Sharon Diamond who preceded him in death on March 7, 2007...
Pamela Ross (03/01/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Pamela Kerease Ross, 28, died Feb. 29, 2008, at her home in Hayward. Born Nov. 9, 1979, in Hayti, to Donald R. and Heddy Thompson Cook of Portageville, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Portageville. She married James Ross who survives of the home...
D.L. Cook (03/01/08)
MARSTON -- D.L. Cook, 75, died Feb. 29, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Flossie Beaird (03/01/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Flossie Beaird, 88, died Feb. 29, 2008, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born July 7, 1919, in Malden, to the late Jerry and Vevia Pearl Skelton Garland, she had lived most of her life in Parma before she moved to Portageville. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Parma...
Arzie Baldwin Jr. (03/01/08)
ESSEX -- Arzie "Junior" Baldwin Jr., 76, died Feb. 28, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 13, 1931, at Charter Oak, to the late Arzie and Bertie Lou Barnett Baldwin, he lived most of his life in the Essex area. He took care of the Essex Cemetery and retired after 20 years of service as an Essex police officer. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Korean War...
Births (Published 3/2) (03/01/08)
Clark SIKESTON - Terry and Brittani Clark are the parents of their third child, second daughter, born at 2:01 p.m. Jan. 24, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Miley Richelle Clark weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 17 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Scott and Angela Sutton...
Roslen-Vetter (03/01/08)
NEW HAMBURG -- Kristina Elaine Roslen and Justin Wade Vetter were united in marriage during a 5 p.m. ceremony Sept. 8, 2007, in St. Vincent's-in-the- Vineyard Chapel at Chaumette Vineyards and Winery near Ste. Genevieve. Judge David Dolan of Sikeston officiated...
Scherer-Williams (03/01/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Joseph and Judy Scherer of Portageville have announced the engagement of their daughter, JoBeth Alison Scherer, to James Eric Williams, son of James Williams and Melissa Williams also of Portageville. A 2005 graduate of the University of Mississippi, the future bride is employed as community manager of development with the American Cancer Society. ...
Daniel-Applewhite (03/01/08)
SIKESTON -- Teresa Daniel and John Henry Rhoden of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Mary Jane Daniel, to Antonio Marice Applewhite, son of Vella Lee Applewhite and Robert Johnson of Sikeston. A 1998 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride is employed with Alan Wire in Sikeston...
Simpson-Bowser (03/01/08)
NEW MADRID -- Bob Simpson of New Madrid along with Glynn and Debbie Atchley of Columbia, Ill., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Dawn Simpson, to Loran Michael Bowser, son of Ken and Barb Stephens of Grand Rapids, Mich. The future bride is a stylist for JC Penney, and her fiance is a welder for CTS in Sikeston...
Thompson-Johnson (03/01/08)
MORLEY -- Larry and Candy Wright have announced the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Elaine Thompson, to Desmen O'Landi Johnson, son of Lester and Pamela Gillespie of Haywood City. A 2006 graduate of Scott County Central High School, the future bride received a cosmetologist license in 2007 from Trendsetters. She is employed at Concepts Styling Salon in Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back 3/2 (03/01/08)
SIKESTON - Today, the Malone Theatre will present "Lured" with George Sanders and Lucille Ball SIKESTON - Sikeston Recovery Inc., an organization formed to improve substandard housing broadened its objectives in a Friday meeting at the city administration building. A motion was passed making the organization's prime objective "an integrated Sikeston through elimination of prejudice by education."...
Continued efforts, time needed for new bridge (03/01/08)
It's been a while now since talk of a new bridge spanning the Mississippi near Charleston has been in the spotlight. That doesn't mean the subject is forgotten nor does it mean that efforts are not continuing between the states and communities involved. But the lack of discussion does illustrate one thing - the prospect for a new bridge in this region is a marathon, not a sprint. If anyone expects action in the next decade, it's just wishful thinking...
SpeakOut 3/2 (03/01/08)
I'm calling about the caller who said they would hide their son or daughter before they would let them fight in Bush's war. May I remind him this is not Bush's war, it's America's war. What would have happened when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor? Should we have backed out of that also? What about Germany and Korea? Should we have backed out of that also like the Democrats believe? Democrats have never been able in a time of war. ...