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Stories from Sunday, June 22, 2003

Lifeguarding not just fun in the sun (06/22/03)
SIKESTON -- When people think of lifeguards they imagine a tanned person, wearing sun glasses watching over people swimming. But lifeguarding is more than just fun in the sun, requiring a intense certification course while often times working long hours...
Bed and breakfasts offer couples quiet, romantic getaway (06/22/03)
SIKESTON -- Couples looking for a quiet, romantic getaway can hop into their vehicles and enjoy a short drive to area bed and breakfasts this summer. For instance, at the Klein House Bed and Breakfast in Sikeston, guests often take advantage of the large porch and enjoy sitting on the swing of the 100-year-old historic home, said owner Vicki Rubenacker...
Flintlock maker is 'one of the lucky' (06/22/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Ending up a full time craftsman of custom flintlocks may have been an accident, but Chuck Edwards of Bloomfield wouldn't have it any other way. "This is not a business you get rich at, but I'm one of the lucky, fortunate ones that love their job," Edwards said. He estimated there are only around 10-15 top flintlock makers in the United States "who are doing it full time."...
Oran's Graviett kept everybody guessing (06/22/03)
ORAN -- Smiling and easygoing, Trey Graviett is of the unpredictable sort. He'll have teammates scratching their heads with a tangent thought in midconversation. He bats right-handed and uses his right hand to eat and write. But just when it's apparent he's right-handed, he throws a curve -- or possibly a slider or fastball -- left-handed. ...
The 2002-2003 Athletes of the Year (06/22/03)
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. ...
First State announces new officer (06/22/03)
SIKESTON - Stephen Austin has joined First State Bank and Trust Company Inc. as a vice president. Austin, who has been in finance and lending for 17 years, is working as a commercial loan officer. A 1986 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Austin has been a resident of Sikeston since 1988. He is married to Debbie Tomlinson Austin, an elementary teacher in the Sikeston Public Schools, and they have two daughters...
SFOS get on board 'Fill the Bus' campaign (06/22/03)
SIKESTON - An effort launched by VF Factory Outlet to assist teachers is the driving force behind a new campaign at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores. Now the public can get on board and help "Fill the Bus" with classroom supplies for area teachers...
Karen Smith (06/22/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Karen Ruth Smith, 47, died June 18, 2003, at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born March 26, 1956, at Aurora, Ill., daughter of Harlan and Joyce Fletcher Gillett of Appleton, Wis., she was employed with Save-A-Lot in Dexter. On Jan. 12, 1974, in Poplar Bluff, she married Daniel A. Smith who survives of the home...
Larry Hendrickson (06/22/03)
SIKESTON - Larry M. Hendrickson, 65, died at 5:55 a.m. June 19, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born July 12, 1937, in Kearney, Neb., son of the late Albert and Merna Lucille Mahn Hendrickson, he was employed by Heartland Potato Farms. Survivors include: one son, Mike Hendrickson of Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters, Heidi S. ...
Norma Richards (06/22/03)
NEW MADRID - Norma Jean Richards, 56, died June 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 29, 1946, in New Madrid, daughter of Clarence Ellis of Peoria, Ill., and the late Rubel Hayes, she was a member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn...
Jeffrey Taylor (06/22/03)
COLDSPRING, Texas - Jeffrey Neal Taylor, 58, nephew of Imogene Holmes of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Paul Homes died June 20, 2003, at his home. Born June 13, 1945, in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late Ewart S. Taylor and Jessie Holmes Taylor, he graduated in 1963 from Sikeston High School. ...
Births (Published 6/22) (06/22/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Crystal Lorita Gogol and Jeremy Allen Calhoun are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 6:08 p.m. May 21, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Aubrey Reese Calhoun weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long...
Hays-Smith (06/22/03)
TRENTON, Tenn. - Eason and Elijah Smith are proud to announce the forthcoming marriage of their parents, Megan Elizabeth Hayes and Barry Neil Smith. Megan is the daughter of Jimmy Hayes of New Madrid, Mo., and Robin and Guy Shoemate of Malden, Mo. Her paternal grandparents are Anna Lee Hayes and the Late Calvin Hayes of New Madrid. Maternal grandparents are Lucille Alexander and the late Earl Alexander of New Madrid...
Looking Back 6/22 (06/22/03)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A.B. "Chick" Jewell is now located in Memphis, where he has a civil service appointment and a dispatcher's rating. --- A complimentary ticket from the Sikeston Standard will admit Miss Anna Randol and a friend to see "Whistling in Dixie" at the Malone Theater...
Blaming parents is not a good defense (06/22/03)
It was just a matter of time. A teenage criminal who kidnapped a businessman and then tried to kill pursuing police with his AK-47, is using a unique defense that I or you could have predicted long ago. The teenager's attorney said he should be spared extreme punishment because his parents did not adequately supervise him as a youth...
Speakout 6/22 (06/22/03)
I want to thank whoever was in Wal-Mart on June 11 and found the $100 I had lost, and actually turned it in to the customer service desk. It meant more to me than you'll ever know. It is a reminder to me and should be to others that there is still at least one honest person out there who puts other people's needs first. I wish I could have thanked you in person. I hope this message reaches you...