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Stories from Sunday, June 1, 2003

Calendar Girl (06/01/03)
Jennifer Medlin, daughter of Ronald and Brenda Medlin, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for June. Medlin, a finalist in the Miss Sikeston contest, plans to attend college in the fall and play basketball. She intends to major in nursing.
Battle for the beans: Farmers must watch for diseases after planting (06/01/03)
SIKESTON -- Many area farmers are working around the clock and taking advantage of the warmer and drier weather since they began planting soybeans late last week. But in a farmer's world, getting the crop planted is only half the battle, especially when unpredictable weather and disease worries are sure to follow...
Trail blazer in history tells story of Bloomfield's past (06/01/03)
BLOOMFIELD - There's more to Bloomfield that the Stars and Stripes Museum-Library. Much more, according to Robert H. Forister. His 400-book on the small Stoddard County town, "Bloomfield, Missouri: Highland in the Swamps," began appearing on shelves Monday...
Elks blank Market Place 12-0 (06/01/03)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Area Youth baseball was back in action Friday night. Here are the results: Jerod Scott threw a five innings shutout for the Elks as he struck out nine batters and did not walk anyone. Zach Culver has the hot stick for the Elks on the night as he was 3-for-4. Chris Carnell, Michael P. Sansagraw and Scott were all 2-for-4. Scott and Carnell both had 2 RBIs...
Sikeston netters ousted at state; Charleston advances (06/01/03)
SPRINGFIELD - The Sikeston tennis team was eliminated at the Class 1 state tennis tournament on Friday in Springfield. While the doubles team of Ryne Vickery and Peter Jones, and singles player Marc Leible, each won one match, but it wasn't enough to advance to the finals on Saturday...
Nunnelee tourney under way (06/01/03)
Stuart Strom returns a serve during the Nunnelee Tennis Tournament on Friday. There were more than 130 participants signed up for this year's 13th annual tournament in memory of Ed Nunnelee.
The 2003 All-Standard Democrat softball team (06/01/03)
ABOUT THIS TEAM: The 2003 All-Standard Democrat Softball Team is a collection of the best softball players in the Standard Democrat coverage area. Players were selected by position, based on their performance in the spring season. Teams in our coverage area include Oran, Chaffee, New Madrid County Central, Portageville, Scott City, Bell City, Charleston, East Prairie, Delta, Richland, Dexter and Scott County Central. Photos were taken by Lance Hanlin...
Larry, Lincoln place at state (06/01/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - The Sikeston track and field team picked up a few points in the first round of the Class 3 state meet in Jefferson City on Friday. Through five events Sikeston had accumulated eight points, good enough for a five-way tie in ninth place...
Oran Final Four bound, again (06/01/03)
ORAN - As expected, the Oran Eagles (22-2) rolled over Ellington's Whippets (15-6) Friday afternoon in the Class 1 quarterfinals. The Eagles went yard three times while waxing off the Whippets 12-3. The nine-run victory was the most lopsided win in any Class 1 baseball quarterfinal game this season...
Signing on: Kinders find success in a niche in the market (06/01/03)
SIKESTON - You might just say it was a sign of the times. As Kinder Signs and Design Co. sought to get the messages of their customers out to the public, their small facility was soon overflowing. In less than 10 years of business they had outgrown their Main Street home. And even more space was needed as they planned to add equipment to better meet customer needs...
SACC fills many needs (06/01/03)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce was busy in May with Springfest, ribbon cuttings, grand openings, economic development and referrals to our members. It is our goal to promote our members and we do that in many different ways such as referrals to individuals and other businesses over the phone, by fax, in person, by mail and of course, by the Internet. ...
Business briefcase 6/1 (06/01/03)
SIKESTON - Ronald Ballard, package car driver for United Parcel Service, was recently honored for completing 30 years of service with the company. A resident of Sikeston, Ballard works out of the UPS facility in Sikeston. UPS is the world's largest package distribution company...
Nadine Koch (06/01/03)
SIKESTON - Nadine Francis Pennington Koch, 83, a resident of the Clearview Nursing Center, died at 4:15 p.m. May 30, 2003. Born Dec. 20, 1919, near DeWitt in rural Carroll County, daughter of the late Fred O. and Ada Goodbar Pennington, she was a florist. ...
Roger Clark (06/01/03)
CARDWELL - Roger Dale Clark, 49, formerly of Sikeston and Cape Girardeau, died at 7:24 p.m. May 29, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 2, 1953, in Mount Carmel, Ill., he was the son of the late James Ervin and Anna Mae Florence Clark. He had been a painter for the Lloyd Slinkard Painting Co. in Cape Girardeau and Truss Specialists Inc. at Cardwell...
Marshall Vowels (06/01/03)
DEXTER - Marshall Lee Vowels, 74, died May 29, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 8, 1928, in Wyatt, son of the late Albert and Gladys Miller Vowels, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. He owned and operated Vowels Tire and Appliance in Dexter. A former board member for Dexter Memorial Hospital, he was active in the Dexter Chamber of Commerce and served with the U.S. Army in the Korean War...
Hoang Nguyen (06/01/03)
MINER - Hoang Xvan Nguyen, 81, died May 30, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Blane Stafford (06/01/03)
DEXTER - Blane Stafford, 92, died May 31, 2003, in Nashville, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Norma Jarrell (06/01/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Norma Jean Jarrell, 56, who died May 28, 2003, were: Doug Sitze, Joey Rhodes, Ross Ganus, Shawn Stiger, Phillip Jarrell and Matt Yount.
Births (published 6/1) (06/01/03)
BERNIE - Mark Eric and Kimberly Michelle Thurston are the parents of their second son, born at 4:29 a.m. April 22, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Laken Kahl Thurston weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19-inches long. The former Kimberly Wilson, Mrs. Thurston is the daughter of Neva and Francis Wilson of Bernie. She is employed with the Bernie School District...
Looking Back 6/1 (06/01/03)
SIKESTON - "Save by Sacrifice" is the slogan of National Flag Week, which begins next Tuesday, June 8, and which has for its primary purpose this year the raising of a hundred million dollars in war bonds and stamps, "above and beyond" normal purchases for the week. John G. Powell was named Sikeston chairman by Mayor G.W.H. Presnell...
When should 'Big Brother' watch us? (06/01/03)
The term "Big Brother" has been around since George Orwell penned his landmark novel "1984" to describe an oppressive government always watching the citizenry, always invading private lives, always eroding freedoms. It has come to be a symbol and battle cry against larger government and especially those aspects of government that lean toward the questionable side of monitoring society...
Speakout 6/1 (06/01/03)
For people who don't live in Blodgett but who would like to move there, I just want to let you know that your water bill in Blodgett is about half as much as your house payment. And people used to think Bertrand was bad because of the high water bill? Well, the water bill in Blodgett is ridiculous and something needs to be done about it...