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Stories from Sunday, June 16, 2002

Local father-to-be awaits child's birth (06/16/02)
MORLEY - Today dads everywhere are being honored, showered with gifts and signs of affection. It's the one day of the year set aside to celebrate the role of fatherhood. Forget the presents, Chris Meeker just wonders what his daughter looks like. "I'm curious to see whose features she'll have," he smiled. "I think she'll have dark hair, dark eyes, dimples and big feet."...
Highway Patrol 6/16 (06/16/02)
CHARLESTON - A Charleston boy was injured Friday evening when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a second vehicle. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the incident occurred at 5:55 p.m. on U.S. 62, four miles west of Charleston, when an eastbound vehicle driven by 10-year-old Terrance Gillespie was overtaking an eastbound vehicle driven by Luis Cruz, 45, of Charleston...
Three arrested on drug charges (06/16/02)
SIKESTON -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety announced the arrest of two men and one woman on drug charges after a search warrant was issued. DPS Director Drew Juden reported that the DPS tactical team, assisted by the Scott County Sheriff's Department, searched an unidentified residence and found a quantity of crack cocaine on each of the three individuals arrested...
Son returns the gift of life to his father (06/16/02)
CHARLESTON -- Almost six years ago, Adrien Anderson gave his father the same gift he was given several years ago -- life. Adrien's father, Andrew Anderson, was suffering from kidney failure related to diabetes and was desperately waiting for a kidney when Adrien, and Andrew's six other children, tested to see if they were eligible to donate a kidney to their father. Adrien was the only one who turned out to be a perfect match...
The Top 10 All-Around Athletes of the Year (06/16/02)
ABOUT THIS LIST: The Top 10 All-Around Athletes of the Year is a collection of the top multi-sport athletes in the Standard Democrat coverage area. Athletes had to participate in at least two sports to qualify, and players that succeeded in three sports were given an edge over those who did well in two. Schools in our coverage area include Sikeston, New Madrid County Central, Portageville, Bell City, Charleston, Scott County Central, Kelly, Richland, Oran, Dexter, Chaffee and East Prairie...
Sikeston's multi-sport athletes on the rise (06/16/02)
Selecting the top athletes this year was one of the more difficult teams we've come up with. Sometimes selecting athletes for our "All-SD" teams is pretty easy -- we all know who the stars are. But this year there were so many quality athletes in the area...
U.S. Bank downs Noranda (06/16/02)
SIKESTON -- Here are Friday's results from Sikeston Area Youth Baseball: Gerald Winfield and Freddie Gilliand were both 2-for-3. Josh Jackson and Tyler Brooks were both 2-for-5. Brooks and Jackson pitched in the win. Noranda saw hits from Jordan Vanpool and Trey Glaus...
Junior Legion squad sweeps Chester (06/16/02)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Ladies Auxiliary Post 114 Junior American Legion team swept Chester (Ill.) in a double header on Friday, winning the first game 6-4 and the second 13-2 in five innings. Post 114 (11-7) has won five of its last six games. "When we play defense, obviously, we're a better team," said Sikeston coach Jeff Limbaugh. "We've got the pitching. If we can get our defense on par, we should fair pretty well."...
Henryetta J. Gibson (06/16/02)
BARTLETT, Tenn. - Henryetta Johnson Gibson, 78, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died June 8, 2002, in Bartlett. She was the daughter of the late Mary and Henry Clay Johnson. Survivors include: one daughter, Darlene Bell of Bartlett; one son, Dale Gibson of Bartlett; three grandchildren, Justin Bell of Santa Rosa, Calif., Danielle Bell of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Zachery Bell of Memphis, Tenn...
Janet Bunch (06/16/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Janet Bunch, 61, who died June 13, 2002, were: Norman Roberts, Thomas Walker, David Rice, Bill Johnson, Rick Watkins and Jim Laminack.
Johnny Bledsoe (06/16/02)
PARMA - Johnny Bledsoe, 86, died June 11, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 18, 1916, at Oxbarry, Miss., son of the late Jim and Fannie Black Bledsoe, he was a used car salesman in the Parma area and a member of the Church Of God in Christ...
Byron Smith (06/16/02)
ST. LOUIS - Byron H. Smith, 98, died June 14, 2002, at National Health Care in Maryland Heights. Born March 13, 1904, in Okawville, Ill., son of the late Joseph and Mary Juenger Smith, he lived in Puxico for many years before moving to St. Louis three years ago. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Puxico...
James Webb (06/16/02)
ANNISTON - James Howard Webb, 39, died at 5:50 p.m. June 13, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 13, 1963, in Dexter, son of Howard E. Webb of New Concord, Ohio, and Geraldine Kinder Layton of Anniston, he was a self-employed carpenter and of the Pentecostal belief...
Births (published 6/16) (06/16/02)
SIKESTON - Gail L. Files is the mother of her first child, a son, born at 7:07 p.m. May 22, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Liam Nikolai Files weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Grandparents are Jack L. and Peggy Files. SIKESTON - Bart and Pam Lowe are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 10:52 a.m. May 23, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Noah Bartlett Lowe weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back 6/16 (06/16/02)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bowman and son, Lee Austin, left Thursday to attend the graduation of their older son, John Webb Bowman from the U.S. Naval Academy. SIKESTON - Lee Austin Bowman, chairman of the Congressional Action Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, has sent out letters to businessmen. The letters urge that they attend the meeting of the Southeast Missouri round table at Cyrus Restaurant...
Your comments are welcomed on wards (06/16/02)
Passage of the home rule charter in April has set in motion a myriad of tasks for the city. Since early May, Council members Michael Harris and Sue Rogers have been spearheading the development of ward boundaries. This process started by determining the desired population for each of the four wards. ...
Tax increase could face a tough road (06/16/02)
In less than two months, Missouri voters will decide the fate of a massive tax increase proposal to fund highway projects across the state. If this seems like deja vu, it is. But this time, highway department officials promise, it will be different...
Speakout 6/16 (06/16/02)
This is to the shareholders of the farm store. If you let that president get rid of the person for stealing and you get rid of the wrong man, we're all quitting. We're all going to walk out. It's not right. You shareholders need to step in and do the right thing and get rid of the right person...