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Stories from Sunday, August 10, 2008

Marston crop processing facility has open house at future location (08/10/08)
MARSTON -- A global processing company will open in New Madrid County this fall, and on Friday, officials took the chance to meet with those it will serve and get a better idea of the needs amongst farmers and others in the community. Archer Daniels Midland held an open house and meet and greet Friday at its facility under construction in the St. ...
Vision for Tomorrow: Survey findings to be released (08/10/08)
SIKESTON -- Results of a survey measuring how residents perceive Sikeston will be revealed Thursday during the city's "Vision for Tomorrow" meeting. Sikeston's "Vision for Tomorrow" participants will learn about the recently completed Civic Index Survey which measures civic infrastructure, or residents' perceptions, on a number of issues...
Vision statement (08/10/08)
Public safety highlighted in periodical (08/10/08)
SIKESTON -- A nationally-distributed magazine for law enforcement agencies is highlighting the Sikeston Department of Public Safety this month. The August edition of FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin features an article written by Sikeston DPS Director Drew Juden entitled "The Sikeston Department of Public Safety: How One Community Joined Two Forces."...
Economic impact from rodeo felt long after event ends (08/10/08)
SIKESTON -- Hotels book up months before the annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. As rodeo week arrives, longer-than-usual lines form outside of local eateries and retailers get a boost from the event that draws old and new fans to one of the top 25 rodeos in the world...
Practice set to kick off on Monday (08/10/08)
SIKESTON -- The hottest days of the year are expected to have come and gone already and it's time to hit the gridiron under the Friday night lights. All is well for football fans young and old, but it costs the teams a lot to get prepared for the grueling season...
Squirrels win World Series opener (08/10/08)
NEWARK, OHIO -- The Charleston Fighting Squirrels got off on the right foot on Friday night by winning their first game in the 2008 Senior Babe Ruth World Series against the host team Licking County, Ohio 8-5. "For having nerves like we did I thought we played pretty well," Squirrels head coach Michael Minner said. "We had opportunities early in the game but we couldn't put one across. But finally we started swinging the bats and we did a better job of being patient in the later innings."...
Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo: Action wows overflow crowd (08/10/08)
SIKESTON -- The 56th annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo played host to an over flowing sea of people Friday night as many were left standing during the third round action. In the bareback riding event Kelly Timberman earned the highest marks, scoring an 87 while Luke West took second with a 75. Chuck Kite finished third with a 73...
No strings attached (08/10/08)
SIKESTON -- New technology at Autry Morlan's service center are making check-ups using the front-end machine more accurate and quicker. "We've got the latest, most updated front-end machine," said General Sales and Service Manager Jeff Williams. He noted the service center has used the machine -- out on the market for under two years -- for the past seven or so months. "The system knows what to be looking at and what the specs should be."...
Business Briefcase 8/10 (08/10/08)
SIKESTON -- Do you have a "dirty job?" Or know someone who does? To mark Labor Day, the Standard Democrat will feature some of the dirtiest jobs in the area in its business section. Suggestions can be made to Business Editor Michelle Felter by calling 471-6980 or e-mailing them to michellef@standard-democrat.com. Deadline is Aug. 20...
Stocking up on spirit (08/10/08)
Save-A-Lot, located at 621 S. Main in Sikeston, was recognized by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce as the July Spirit Award Business of the Month.
Welcome to Sikeston (08/10/08)
Sikeston Mayor Mike Marshall presents Joe Orgill of Orgill Inc. with a key to the city at an Aug. 1 luncheon. The luncheon was part of the festivities to officially welcome the new business to town.
Timothy Lawrence (08/10/08)
WAPPAPELLO -- Timothy R. "Nibbs" Lawrence, 48, formerly of Sikeston, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008 in Reynolds County. Mr. Lawrence was born Jan. 3, 1960, in Dexter. He graduated from Sikeston High School class of 1977 and completed two years of vocational school. Mr. Lawrence was an avid baseball fan and especially enjoyed the St. Louis Cardinals. He also enjoyed listening to music and working on the computer...
Nancy Smith (08/10/08)
SIKESTON -- Nancy Ellen Smith, 87, died at 5:54 a.m. Aug. 8, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston . Born Oct. 9, 1920, in Bertrand, to the late Fred H. and Ova Emma Delk Groves Sr., she lived in Bertrand most of her life, moving in 1983 to Sikeston, where she was a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ...
Steve Moore (08/10/08)
CHARLESTON -- Stephens Pemberton "Steve" Moore, 62, died Aug. 7, 2008, at his home. Born Dec. 2, 1945, at Cairo, Ill., to the late Paul Lon Stephens Moore and Dorothy Gail Pemberton Moore Harrison, he had lived all his life in Charleston. He had been employed with the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department for a number of years, had served in the Missouri National Guard and attended the Cornerstone Church in Bertrand...
Dennis Riddle (08/10/08)
BERNIE -- Dennis Floyd Riddle, 62, died Aug. 7, 2008, at his home near Bernie. Born March 14, 1946, at Dudley, to the late Alvis Russell and Reva Lucille Bollinger Riddle, he had lived and farmed in rural Bernie all his life and had worked for 28 years at the Brown Shoe Co. in Bernie. He was the yard manager at Riddle Lumber Co. in Dexter and attended the Bethany General Baptist Church near Campbell...
Mildred Evans (08/10/08)
SIKESTON -- Mildred C. Evans, 73, died Aug. 8, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Louise Johnson (08/10/08)
CHARLESTON -- Pallbearers for services scheduled at 1 p.m. Sunday at the McMikle Funeral Home for Louise Johnson, 87, who died on Aug. 8, 2008, will be: David Andrew Johnson, John Clayton Hancock, Larry Secoy, Bill Aycock, Doug Simmons, Kevin Small and Tommy Butler...
Viola Fisher (08/10/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Viola Fisher, 96, died Aug. 8, 2008, at Pemiscot Memorial Health System in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Heuring (08/10/08)
Mendez-Copeland (08/10/08)
FRESNO, Calif. -- Jeannette Christine Mendez and Michael Eric Copeland have announced their engagement. A 2003 graduate of Fresno State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, the future bride is employed as a social worker at the Division of Children and Family Services for Fresno County. She is the daughter of Anita and Ronald Mendez of Fresno...
Scherer-Douglas (08/10/08)
SIKESTON -- David and Bevelry Scherer of Bell City have announced the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Jayne Scherer, to Patrick Roy Douglas, son of Jerry and Judy Douglas of East Prairie. A 1998 graduate of Bell City High School, the future bride is a 2001 graduate of Southeast Arkansas College in Little Rock, Ark. She is employed by Dr. C.W. Boyce in Sikeston. She is the granddaughter of Robert and Mona Scherer of Dexter and Junior and Zoda Dockins of Bell City...
Looking Back (08/10/08)
60 years ago Aug. 10, 1948 SIKESTON - Today the Malone Theater will present "On An Island with You" with Esther Williams and Peter Lawford. 40 years ago Aug. 10, 1968 CHARLESTON - Works by Dr. W. Wilson McNeary of Bucks County, Pa., will be shown during the next two months at the Mississippi County Historical Society and Art Gallery...
The headlines were bad news for GOP (08/10/08)
This past week was not a good one for Missouri Republicans. And the bad news had nothing to do with Tuesday's primary election. For starters, Rep. Scott Muschany, R-Frontenac, was indicted Wednesday by a Cole County grand jury on a felony charge of deviate sexual assault. ...
Speakout (08/10/08)
Batman and bands Anyone having pictures of the Batman Club in Sikeston or pictures of the 1968 State Battle of the Bands at the Rodeo grounds, preferably first, second and third place winners of the contest, call 379-3882 in Portageville. Funky smelling tobacco...