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Tuesday, Sep. 2, 2014

Stories from Wednesday, October 2, 2002

Calender Girl (10/02/02)
Lauren Cauthorn, daughter of Fred and Joy Cauthorn, is the Standard Democrat's October Calender Girl. Cauthorn, a finalist in the Miss Sikeston contest, plans on attending Southeast Missouri State University this winter.
WHALE of a good idea: Program could be lifesaver for children (10/02/02)
SIKESTON - When there's an accident that incapacitates everyone in the vehicle, rescue personnel can have a difficult time identifying and obtaining vital medical information about children riding in car safety seats, especially when the infants are not related to anyone in the vehicle...
TIF paves way for mall improvements (10/02/02)
BENTON - Scott County commissioners reviewed all 47 pages of the Tax Increment Financing agreement for the Sikeston Outlet Mall renovation with Jim Schwaninger, county economic developer, during Tuesday's meeting reviewing the latest edits for a final draft...
Caution: road work (10/02/02)
Jim Williams, Sikeston Public Works employee, breaks concrete with a jack hammer on North Kingshighway. City workers are replacing a section of the road due to base failure.
Teens honor friend (10/02/02)
SIKESTON -- A group of high school boys and the Bootheel Men's Golf Association took time last weekend to remember their friend and fellow golfer, Jonathan K. Spence, who died June 29 in a mo-ped accident. As they remembered Spence with a benefit golf tournament, they were able to heal some of their wounds in the process...
Chaffee spikers defeated (10/02/02)
CHAFFEE -- Chaffee's volleyball team was defeated by Cape Central on Tuesday night in three sets. The Lady Red Devils lost the first set 4-15, won the second 15-6, then lost the third 8-15. "We came out tonight and faced a hungry Cape team," said Chaffee coach David Mirly. "They wanted it just a little more than we did. Hopefully we can bounce back against Poplar Bluff tomorrow."...
Simmons wins 2002 points championship (10/02/02)
Here are the weekend race results from tracks around the area. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON -- Jack Camden Jr., of Murphysboro, Ill., won the Super Pro Class on Saturday night. With a 6.02 dial, he ran 6.02 at 111 m.p.h. His reaction time was .506. Second place went to Liden Hills, of Fremont. Hills ran 5.23 on a 5.22 dial at 131 m.p.h. His reaction time was .505...
Jackson shuts out Sikeston soccer squad (10/02/02)
JACKSON -- Sikeston's soccer team was shut out by Jackson on Tuesday, 7-0. The Bulldogs were outshot 16-9, falling to 2-8-1 on the year. "They're a pretty good team, but I don't believe they are seven goals better than us," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. ...
SHS netters serve up Fredericktown (10/02/02)
FREDERICKTOWN -- Sikeston's tennis team defeated Fredericktown on Tuesday, 6-3. Elizabeth Killion defeated Fredericktown's Morgan Kemp 9-8 with a 7-3 tiebreaker. Lindsay Leible shut out Fredericktown's Julie Cooper 8-0. In the No. 3 spot, Charlie Richey lost to Fredericktown's Jessy Cooper 5-8...
Sophomore Essner leads Kelly to victory (10/02/02)
POPLAR BLUFF -- One might say Kelly pulled through for Kelly on Tuesday. Sophomore Kelly Essner pitched a gem against Poplar Bluff and scored the winning run, leading the Kelly Lady Hawks to a 3-2 victory. On the mound, she allowed two earned runs on two hits, two walks and had three strikeouts, improving to 4-0 on the year. At the plate, she was 2-for-4 and scored the go-ahead run in the fifth inning...
Sikeston softball team rebounds with blowout win over East Carter (10/02/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's softball team picked up an impressive win on Tuesday, blistering East Carter 17-6 in five innings. Freshman Molly Brinkmeyer had a huge game for the Lady Bulldogs, batting 2-for-2 with a home run, a triple, 5 RBIs and scored three runs...
STANDARD DEMOCRAT GAME OF THE WEEK: Charleston Bluejays at Malden Green Wave (10/02/02)
MALDEN - Despite identical 1-3 records, the Charleston Bluejays and the Malden Green Wave have been on different paths. Charleston is coming off an emotional come-from-behind 35-32 win against SEMO Central rival New Madrid County Central, while Malden is riding a three-game losing streak after defeating Scott City in the season opener...
Brendralyn Smith (10/02/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Brendralyn Smith, 41, died Sept. 27, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 11, 1961, in Hernando, Miss., she was the daughter of Pauline Moore Williams of Portageville and the late Roosevelt Williams. On April 28, 2001, in Portageville, she married Terry Smith who survives of the home...
Annie Taylor (10/02/02)
CHARLESTON - Annie Lee Taylor, 74, died Sept. 27, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 6, 1927, in Iuka, Miss., daughter of the late Charles and Climmie Aushbrooks Johnson Sr., she lived in Chicago Heights, Ill., where she was employed as a housekeeper until retiring and returned to Charleston in 2001. She was a member of the Union Evangelistic Baptist Church in Chicago Heights, where she served on the Usher Board...
Architect and former Sikeston councilman, Theon Grojean, dies (10/02/02)
SIKESTON - Theon Francis Grojean, 78, died at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 1, 2002, at his home. Born March 27, 1924, in New Hamburg, son of the late Theon Charles and Ida Menz Grojean, he was a pilot with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. A 1949 graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering, he was a registered professional engineer and registered professional architect. ...
Michael Kildow (10/02/02)
ESSEX - Michael Kildow, 50, died Oct. 1, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 26, 1952, in Malden, son of the late Neil and Melba Smith Kildow, he was a set-up person at Arvin-Meritor Automotive in Dexter, where he worked for the past 27 years...
Janet Fountain (10/02/02)
SIKESTON - Janet Fountain, 43, died Sept. 28, 2002, at St. Louis University Hospital. Born Jan. 2, 1959, in Hayti, daughter of Dorothy Fountain Brewer of Portageville and Sammie Campbell of Chicago, Ill., she was a member of the New Life, New Beginnings World Outreach Center in Lilbourn, where she served as a missionary...
Lowell Tanner (10/02/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - Lowell Russell Tanner, 78, died Sept. 30, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 25, 1923, at Calm, son of the late Robert Esco and Etta Miller Tanner, he graduated from Couch High School. He also graduated from Arkansas State University, where he played for the Arkansas Greyhounds Independent team. ...
Melvin Johnson (10/02/02)
LILBOURN - Melvin K. "Grasshopper" Johnson, 42, died Oct. 1, 2002, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in New Madrid. Born July 5, 1960, in Piggott, Ark., he was the son of the late Melvin and Ann Simmons Johnson and was employed as a roofer. His wife, Tammy Sweat Johnson, survives of the home...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 2 (10/02/02)
SIKESTON - We wish to announce that Luke Baker, one of Southeast Missouri's best known mechanics, is now employed in our service department and will be glad to welcome his friends and customers at his new location, Garner-Dement Motor Co. MATTHEWS - Fire of as yet undetermined origin destroyed 44 bales of cotton with an estimated loss of $7,500 and damaged the trailer on which they were loaded to the extent of about $500...
Fixing the broken child care system (10/02/02)
It's clearly a matter of too little, too late but Gov. Bob Holden has appointed a two-man task force to investigate the state's foster care program in the Springfield area. We hope their probe turns into a statewide investigation. Also under the spotlight will be the actions of the Division of Family Service...
SpeakOut 10/2 (10/02/02)
It's not fair that the Standard Democrat is not giving everybody a chance to be in the supermarket shopping spree because we are not subscribers. We get the free Wednesday paper but we also purchase the Sunday paper from the machines. I just don't think it's fair. I think everybody should have a chance...