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Stories from Wednesday, July 16, 2008

'A great day' as hundreds of jobs come to Sikeston (07/16/08)
News conference is scheduled (07/16/08)
SIKESTON -- The City of Sikeston has announced a news conference for 1:30 p.m. today at City Hall. Despite rumors, officials are keeping mum on the details, but have said the conference will include a major announcement. Log on to www.standard-democrat.com this afternoon for coverage from the news conference...
Miner searches for full-time fire chief (07/16/08)
MINER -- Miner is once again looking for a full-time fire chief. Miner Board of Aldermen members were slated to make a decision on a part-time fire chief during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday. When Mayor Mitch Thompson asked for a motion from the Board to appoint interim fire chief Jack Tucker as the city's part-time fire chief, several board members and city residents expressed their wish for the city to have someone in the position full time...
Raising money (07/16/08)
Natalie Collins does the nails of Grace Antonie Tuesday afternoon during the First United Methodist Church's Fifth Grade Vacation Bible School lemonade, hair and nail stand on Kingshighway. The members were raising money for soccer balls which will be donated to children in South Africa...
More will be seeking help in county (07/16/08)
BENTON -- A changing economy may mean more Scott County families will seek assistance to make ends meet. Jean Barham of the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation met with Scott County commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday to present an overview of DAEOC's services...
Converter boxes flying off shelves in the region (07/16/08)
SIKESTON -- People around the nation are preparing for television's switch to digital broadcasting in February. And locally, the converter boxes to redirect the signals are flying off the shelves. "We actually have a waiting list on the boxes," said Jessica Vent, a sales associate at Sears in Sikeston. "The government didn't make as many as they need -- they didn't see as many people needing them."...
Officers are 'making mark' on the communities served (07/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Some of the "unsung heroes" in the community are being recognized this week for the mark they make in the areas they serve. "They are working such long and hard hours," said Angie Morfield, public information office for Probation and Parole, said of officers throughout the state. "They are out there working in the community and keeping the community safe for everyone."...
NASCAR promotion (07/16/08)
Cindy Groves is driven in a Jim Beam Racing car Tuesday afternoon at Quick Chek by Ryan Zrebiec, of Jim Beam Racing. Four people visiting the race car had the opportunity to ride in the NASCAR. The car was raced in 2004 until it was wrecked and later made street legal to promote Jim Beam Racing...
Minner signs to play college basketball (07/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston basketball standout Amber Minner signed a letter of intent to play with the Culver-Stockton Wildcats Tuesday evening for the 2008-2009 season. Planning to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia, Minner originally had hopes of walking on to the Lady Tigers' squad in the fall but that soon changed after a call from Culver-Stockton head coach Timothy Southers...
District champs (07/16/08)
The 10-year-old Sikeston All-Stars won the District 5 championship, qualifying for the state tournament that will be held in Jackson. The team consists of: Colton Davis, Jimmy Erwin, Jordan Griggs, Nathan Hampton, Austin McMillan, Connor Merideth, Andrew Pearson, Gavin Pobst, Wyn Roberds, Jacob Sauceda, Court Story and Blake Wolferding. The team is coached by Todd Davis, Mike McMillan and Tim Merideth...
Sikeston Post 114 ends season (07/16/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston American Legion Post 114 season has come to an end just before the district tournament rolls around. "We've got a new rule this year and they set it up for this, you've got to have 12 suited players," said Cape Post 63 head coach Dave Myer following the Scott County game. ...
All-star game won by the AL once again (07/16/08)
The Mid-Summer Classic... once again it has come and gone, and once again the American League managed to pull off a victory (after nearly five hours). It was only fitting that it was won in an American League park, Yankee Stadium, in the year it's going to be retired to a newly constructed building in the back yard...
Bombarded by really bad ads (07/16/08)
Why is it when you go on vacation, or staycation in my case, you always come back more tired than when you left? For me, I know why and I am going to blame everything on television. You see, my staycation was filled with reading, playing softball and watching plenty of television. But unfortunately most of my television viewing took place late at night where I was bombarded by awful TV commercials. If you have ever stayed up late to watch television you know what I am talking about...
Frances Sitzes (07/16/08)
SIKESTON-- Frances Anne Sitzes, 87, died July 14, 2008, at Westridge Place in Sikeston. She was born July 30, 1920, in Sikeston, to the late Jacob Marion Sitzes and Anna Whitener Sitzes of Sikeston. She retired from the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, where she served as the assistant to the administrator for most of her career. ...
Kerry Parr (07/16/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Kerry Parr, 48, died at 12:40 a.m. July 16, 2008, at his home in Morehouse. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Johnny Love (07/16/08)
SIKESTON -- Johnny L. Love, 61, died July 11, 2008, at the home of Melba Holmes in Sikeston. He was born Nov. 19, 1946. No services are scheduled. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Avery Crites Jr. (07/16/08)
MARBLE HILL --Avery Rosewell Crites Jr., 93, died July 13, 2008, at the Clearview Nursing Home in Sikeston. Born May 30, 1915, in Lutesville, son of the late Avery Rosewell and Sadie Ellen Hahn Crites, he was a retired oil distributor for Standard Oil, a former mayor of Lutesville, a Lutesville volunteer firefighter, a former member of the Lutesville City Council and a member of the Marble Hill First Baptist Church...
Sammy Riggens Jr. (07/16/08)
CHARLESTON -- Sammy L. Riggens Jr., 51, died July 11, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 14, 1956, in Wyatt, to Samuel L. Rigney Sr. of Charleston and the late Margie Ree McCain Riggens, he was a 1975 Charleston High School graduate. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy and was of the Baptist belief...
Births published 7-16 (07/16/08)
SCOTT CITY -- Brandy Radica and Justin Laws are the parents of their third child, third son, born at 9:29 a.m. June 3, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Wedge Damion Exavies Laws weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long...
Looking Back 7-16 (07/16/08)
COMMERCE - Mr. and Mrs. Bill Price of Commerce are parents of a girl born July 14. CHARLESTON - Robert Henzi, former plant manager for Anchor Toy Corporation, was appointed director of public works today City Manager W. Raymert Miller said. DEXTER - Construction of the $60,000 Fram Corporation factory is about 70 percent completed, William Brown of Brown Construction Company, general contractor, said today. It is expected to be completed in 60 days...
Gambling loss limits should be voted out (07/16/08)
It now appears likely a measure will be on the November election ballot in Missouri that will end the $500 loss limit at Missouri casinos and put a moratorium on the number of casinos in the state. A challenge to the proposal was ruled in favor of the measure this past week and that should set the stage for the November vote...
Speakout 7-16 (07/16/08)
This is in response to the person who complained about extra kids at birthday parties. That mother needs to lighten up. If you were a kid and saw your brother or sister being dropped off at a fun place, wouldn't you want to go? Do you honestly not have an extra cupcake? My son just had a party at the gym and we welcomed all siblings because we thought it was only fair. My son enjoyed having more kids to play with...