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Stories from Sunday, February 1, 2004

Calendar girl (02/01/04)
Kristyn Turnbow, daughter of Steve and Sandy Turnbow, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for February. The third runner-up of the 2003 Miss Sikeston Contest, Miss Turnbow plans to attend cosmetology school and later open her own business.
Any way you slice it, this is a super Sunday for pizza (02/01/04)
SIKESTON -- As the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots battle it out on the football field in Super Bowl 38 today, the pizza industry will be cashing in on its biggest sales day of the year. Whether relaxing in their homes alone or gathering with friends for the big event, football fans will more than likely be complementing their ice cold beverages with big slices of hot, cheesy and often meaty pizza...
Honor Board nominees sought (02/01/04)
SIKESTON - Nominees are now being accepted for the 2004 Honors Board installation by the Parks and Recreation Division. Since 1986, 28 individuals have been honored by having their names installed on the Honors Board in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to youth programs in the community including baseball, softball, basketball and Boy Scouts. The Honors Board is located near the Ingram Road entrance to the Recreation Complex...
SHS Homecoming queen (02/01/04)
Jenni Gillespie reacts after being named Sikeston High School Winter Homecoming Queen before the varsity basketball game between Kelly and Sikeston. Kelly downed the Bulldogs 85-55.
Federal funds flow into area (02/01/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - With the passage of the omnibus appropriations bill, millions of federal dollars are headed this way, much of it earmarked for educational purposes. "Missouri needs these critical investments to grow its economy and create jobs, modernize highways and protect and secure the future for Missouri families in areas such as health care and education," said Sen. ...
Third time a charm for Cubs (02/01/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- The third time proved to be the charm for the Bell City Cubs at the Stoddard County Tournament as they defeated the five-time defending champion Dexter Bearcats 79-67 Friday night at Bloomfield High School. "This is a big win for us and a big win for our program," said Bell City coach David Heeb, whose team ended Dexter's 44-game winning streak on the Bloomfield floor...
Vickery honored (02/01/04)
Sikeston High School principal Tom Williams presents Charlie Vickery a plaque of appreciation on behalf of Sikeston Public Schools for his service to the school district. The presentation was done at halftime of Sikeston's homecoming game against Kelly on Friday night. Vickery, who was the Sikeston Bulldogs' head football coach for 26 years, announced his resignation in November. He finished his career at Sikeston with 156 wins -- more than any other coach in school history...
Charleston, Oran win easily (02/01/04)
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Bluejays improved to 16-1 on the season with a 78-51 win against SEMO Conference foe Kennett on homecoming night on Friday. Charleston led just 30-23 at the half but exploded in the third and fourth quarter to put the game away...
Kelly stuns Bulldogs (02/01/04)
SIKESTON - Like they have done all January, the Sikeston Bulldogs were canning 3-pointers at a record pace on Friday night. Problem was, Kelly was matching them. That, combined with the Bulldogs' offense catching cold, allowed the Kelly Hawks to pull away for an 85-55 victory on homecoming night at the Field House...
NMCC pummels Doniphan, 58-44 (02/01/04)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles notched their fifth win of the season Friday night with an easy 58-44 home win over the Doniphan Dons. The Dons, who trailed by 20 points for much of the contest, had only one productive quarter when they garnered 18 points in the fourth...
Expressly for pets (02/01/04)
SIKESTON - If this is a dog's life, we should all have it so good. On Friday, the puppy "Bud Lite" was treated to a day at the doggy spa. There was the manicure, shampoo, haircut, blow dry and lots of TLC. Cindy Stevens, owner of Pet Express, was overseeing Bud Lite's care personally and from the wag of Bud Lite's tail it was appreciated...
Expo will provide insights (02/01/04)
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate a few of our manufacturing members: Tetra Pak, Cott Beverage, Alan Wire and Good Humor-Breyer on their product line expansions. Your outstanding performance continues to pay off not only for your own business, but for the Sikeston area...
Cole Street Recording Studio (02/01/04)
Darrin and Tracy Skinner opened Cole Street Recording Studio at 2107 (rear) E. Malone Ave. to provide area musicians and singers a place to record their music. The facility has everything needed from top-of-the-line instruments, studio musicians or taped music to assist with the live recordings, which can be digitally recorded on compact disc. ...
Business briefcase 2/1 (02/01/04)
ORLANDO, Fla. - Ryan Weaks, who became interested in animals and veterinary science while a member of the New Madrid County 4-Hers, is serving an internship at the Disney Wild Animal Park in Orlando. He will work with the exotic and wild animals. A student at the University of Findlay, Weaks said he was planning on returning to New Madrid County at the end of the semester to seek his veterinarian of medicine degree at a university closer to home until he happened to see a notice for applicants interested in working for Disney's Animal Kingdom. ...
Grand opening (02/01/04)
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service held a ribbon cutting recently at their 1053 E. Malone location. Cutting the ribbon are Tracy Quinter, office manager and Debbie Downing, General Manager. From left are: Missy Marshall, Executive Director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce; Rachel Wells, tax preparer; Beckie Hancock, tax preparer; Monica Appling, receptionist; Quinter; Downing; Carolyn Woodard, tax preparer; Teresa Kindred, tax preparer and Donna Ernest, Chamber representative...
Floy Gruen (02/01/04)
NEW ATHENS, Ill. - Floy Jones Gruen, 90, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died Jan. 29, 2004, in New Athens. Born Feb. 9, 1913, in Canalou, daughter of the late Leslie Logan and Coela Greer Arbuckle, she was a retired grade school teacher. During her teaching career, she taught in Charter Oak, Canalou, Kendell, St. ...
Anita DeLisle (02/01/04)
ST. LOUIS - Anita DeLisle, 67, died Jan. 30, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Demetra Westrich (02/01/04)
BENTON - Demetra Dianne Westrich, 34, died at 10:50 a.m. Jan. 30, 2004, in Morehouse. Born July 6, 1969, in Sikeston, daughter of Jeremiah "Pete" Dial of Dauphin Island, Ala., and Jo Anne Beck Dial of Morehouse, she was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton...
Mary Lusk (02/01/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mary Elizabeth Lusk, 86, died at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Feb. 17, 1917, in Brownsville, Tenn., daughter of the late Howard Samuel and Rose Carroll, she lived in East Prairie most of her life...
Tommy Beeson (02/01/04)
SIKESTON - Cecil Thomas "Tommy" Beeson, 63, died Jan. 30, 2004, at his home. Born Feb. 18, 1940, in Sikeston, son of Clera Littrell Beeson of Sikeston and the late W.T. Beeson, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and of the Baptist belief. He earned his pilot's license while being employed by Potlatch and owned and operated Beeson Flying Service until retiring in 1997. After retirement he became a driver for Rettig Enterprises and Duckett Truck Center, where he was currently employed...
Looking Back 2/1 (02/01/04)
SIKESTON - Playing the Matthews Pirates for the second time this season, the Bulldogs again overshadowed them by an overwhelming score of 50-11. In the first game, the B team, somewhat revised, jolted the Matthews B team by a score of 31-14. EAST PRAIRIE - Repaying their visitors for the loss handed them in the Scott-Mississippi Tournament last week, the host East Prairie Eagles crushed Scott County Central 79-55 here last night in a conference game...
Look at Sikeston's future when voting (02/01/04)
I've voted in enough elections to know that not all are as critical as the news media might make it seem. Having said that, Tuesday's vote in Sikeston to approve a one-cent sales tax for a number of projects and programs here is indeed one of those critical times. ...
Your view: Here's an answer (02/01/04)
Dear Editor, I think Hope Terrell made a good point in her letter on Sunday, namely: If not this, what? It's certainly valid, particularly when dealing with individuals who have some experience, to expect them to offer a substitute. Otherwise, Hope I agree, the conversation is entirely negative...
Your view: Look to future (02/01/04)
There has been a lot of discussion in the paper over the past few weeks about the management of the city's money. I will not rehash the past because neither you nor I can changed what has happened. However, we can take positive actions for the future...