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Stories from Sunday, September 1, 2002

Bonnets make sure newborns leave MDMC in style (09/01/02)
SIKESTON - Babies who enter the world at Missouri Delta Medical Center are going home in style these days, clad in red, blue, yellow, pink and rainbow-colored bonnets handmade just for them. It's been done in other places, Virginia Bonner is quick to point out, taking no credit for the idea. But it's something she thought sounded like a good project to localize and new parents are delighted with the idea...
Company earns international rating (09/01/02)
CHARLESTON - Big Lake Transport Inc. is on a roll. And now with their International Organization for Standardization certification, the trip is taking them to bigger and better things every day. But it all began small in Southeast Missouri. From its founding in 1969, Big Lake Transport emphasized dedication to professionalism that continues to fuel the company. ...
Center shares latest research (09/01/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - From computers to seeds, agriculture related information was on display at Lee's Farm near Portageville Friday as the University of Missouri Delta Center hosted the 41st Annual Field Day. The purpose of the annual event is "to share our latest findings and research with the farmers," explained Thomas E. "Jake" Fisher, superintendent of Delta Center...
Calendar girl (09/01/02)
Ashley Forrest, daughter of Jon and Kathy Forrest is the Standard Democrat's September Calender Girl. Forrest, a finalist in the Miss Sikeston contest, is attending Southeast Missouri State University this fall and plans to major in nursing.
American labor deals with world of change (09/01/02)
SIKESTON -- Whether planning to barbecue, catch a ballgame or simply relax, take a moment on Labor Day to honor the creator of most of the nation's strength, economy and freedom -- the American worker. American labor has certainly seen some changes through the years, but it's also seen its fair share of consistencies. These days workers must be able to apply their knowledge and adapt to changes, especially with the emergence of new technology...
Locals compete in world sereis run (09/01/02)
PLANT CITY, Fla. -- The Northwest Tennessee Spirits traveling softball team completed their season by winning third place in the ASA 18 and under World Series Aug. 1-4 at Plant City, Fla. The Spirits are made up of some local girls from Southeast Missouri. Abby Sexton of Sikeston and Morgan Hodges of Matthews both play for the team. Many businesses gave money to make the trip possible...
Bluff spoils SHS home opener (09/01/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston girls softball team suffered an 11-4 loss to Poplar Bluff on Friday at the Sikeston Recreational Complex. Poplar Bluff jumped out to a 6-0 lead before Sikeston (1-1) could get on the board. The Lady Mules plated four runs in the top of the seventh to lead 11-1 before the Lady Bulldogs scored three runs in the bottom half of the inning to keep the score more respectable...
Volleyball teams ready to play (09/01/02)
SIKESTON -- Last year Sikeston's volleyball team had an overachieving season. The Lady Bulldogs were expected to struggle, but finished with a record of 16-16-2, placing first and second in two major tournaments. A good nucleus from that team returns this year, along with some promising young talent...
Coaches call Sikeston Jamboree a success (09/01/02)
SIKESTON - For the sixth year, area teams participated in a preseason jamboree, this time held at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium for the first time since 1997. Sikeston hosted East Prairie, New Madrid County Central and Jennings of St. Louis on Friday night...
Bearcat, Portageville defense dominate Dexter Jamboree (09/01/02)
DEXTER -- Dexter's jamboree scrimmage on Friday night was dominated by defense. Not counting two junior varsity matchups, Fredericktown scored two touchdowns, Portageville and Scott City each had one, and the Bearcats failed to score. Of all the teams, Dexter's defense looked the strongest. In 12 plays against the Bearcats, Scott City's offense finished with negative 16 yards and Portageville was negative 14...
FSSB opens local branch (09/01/02)
SIKESTON - Officials with First Security State Bank like to describe their bank as an innovative mix of old-fashioned, first-name customer service combined with state-of-the-art banking products and services. That emphasis on state-of-the art was apparent Aug. ...
Business briefcase (09/01/02)
SIKESTON - Dr. Jeff Nagle joined an elite group of chiropractors in June in San Diego, Calif., when he was awarded membership in the Grand Tour Organization of the Parker Seminars. Nagle has become one of only 2,000 recipients, gaining over 230 hours of postgraduate education in the past 13 months. The GTO Award is based on courses involving recent research and developments in chiropractic, advanced patient care, modern examination procedures and health-serviced administration...
Sonic opens second drive-in in Sikeston (09/01/02)
SIKESTON - A new Sonic Drive-In is now open in Sikeston. Sonic Industries Inc., franchiser of America's largest chain of drive-in restaurants, announced the opening which was Aug. 1. "We are very excited to open a new Sonic in Sikeston," said Stacy Latham, manager. "We are looking forward to serving the community and delivering the great service Sonic Drive-ins are known for across the country."...
Chamber hosts economic forum (09/01/02)
With rodeo and Redneck Barbecue over, you would think things would start slowing down at the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce offices. That is definitely not the case. We are busy working with Sikeston's Department of Economic Development on our third annual Business Invitational Golf Classic scheduled for Sept. ...
Times have changed but service still key to success (09/01/02)
SIKESTON - It was 1962. Pillbox hats and white gloves were all the rage. Polaroid introduced its fast developing film. Teen-agers were singing "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Blowin' In the Wind." And that was the year Charles M. Mitchell opened his real estate office on North Main Street...
Bobby Owens (09/01/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bobby Owens, 69, died Aug. 31, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Visitation is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Shelby Chapel.
William Pruitt Sr. (09/01/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted for William Pruitt Sr., 78, who died Aug. 29, 2002, were: Elliott Pruitt, Rich Groseclose, John Whitten, Jason Whitten, Tracy Bowman, Larry Beckham and Johnny Wright. Services were held Aug. 31 at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Burial followed at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery...
Lesa Blankenship (09/01/02)
ADVANCE - Lesa J. Blankenship, 42, died Aug. 29, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 12, 1959, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Mary McMillion Thompson of Advance and the late Charles "Sonny" Thompson. On Sept. 27, 1980, at Advance, she married Harold Blankenship who survives of the home...
Hazel Davis (09/01/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Hazel L. Davis, 92, died Aug. 31, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Millie Bratton (09/01/02)
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Millie Bratton, 92, formerly of Dexter, died Aug. 28, 2002, at the Guinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville. Born Nov. 28, 1909, at Mount Carmel, Ill., daughter of the late Joseph and Laura Kolb Moeller, she was a member of St. Edward's Episcopal Church in Lawrenceville. She was a dress designer before retiring and former member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter...
William Bohannon Jr. (09/01/02)
SIKESTON - William L. Bohannon Jr., 78, died at 7:08 p.m. Aug. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 19, 1923, north of Sikeston, son of the late William Lee and Iva Mae Gray Bohannon Sr., he lived in Scott County most of his life. On Nov. 16, 1946, in Sikeston, he married Willa "Billie" Menz who survives of the home...
Births (published 9/1) (09/01/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Cynthia Evans and Michael Atkins are the parents of their second daughter, born at 8:26 a.m. July 29, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Makyia Ashanti Evans weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19-inches long. Evans, daughter of Charlotte Evans, is employed by Sells Rest Home in Matthews...
Looking Back 9/1 (09/01/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston General Hospital. Mrs. Lawrence Cleek was dismissed Tuesday after undergoing a minor operation. SIKESTON - Mrs. Lorraine Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor, has been notified of her acceptance at Southeast Missouri State College in Cape Girardeau. Miss Taylor, a 1962 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, will major in elementary education...
Some battles man isn't meant to win (09/01/02)
There's an amazing story published by the Associated Press this week on the final days of former St. Louis Cardinal catcher Darrell Porter. The story tells of Porter's struggle with cocaine and ultimately, the lost battle with the drug. Let me share just the opening paragraphs of the story. Then we'll talk...
Speakout 9/1 (09/01/02)
I was glad to see Jack Anderson's column of Aug. 9 in the Standard Democrat explain what a farce the so-called Social Security Trust Fund is. There is not, and never has been, one penny in the so-called trust fund. All Social Security money is spent as soon as it's collected and has been ever since the days of Roosevelt. ...