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Stories from Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Fugitive featured on TV caught (06/02/04)
SIKESTON -- As first reported in Sunday's edition of the Standard Democrat, an area woman was arrested in Sikeston after her crime was featured on "America's Most Wanted." Naomi Betts, 22, of 416 Branum St. in Sikeston, was arrested Thursday night and is currently awaiting extradition proceedings from Sikeston to Indiana...
Tew serves as leader of 4-H (06/02/04)
COMMERCE - "I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service and my health to better living. For my club, my community, my country and my world." Four-H Southeast Regional representative Christine Tew has recited these words of the 4-H pledge time and again...
Tuesday fire (06/02/04)
The Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to a fire Tuesday morning at 817 Plantation. Nobody was injured in the duplex fire that took fire fighters over two hours to extinguish. The cause of the fire has not been determined.
Alliance is doing well in county (06/02/04)
BENTON - The Southeast Missouri Economic Development Alliance is on the right track, according to economic development experts. Scott County Economic Developer Jim Schwaninger reported during the regular Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday on the regional economic development forum and training seminar he attended May 25 in Cape Girardeau...
School bonds will now be sold (06/02/04)
SIKESTON - Area residents can invest in education, literally. The Scott County Central School District Board of Education has instructed its municipal bond underwriter, L.J. Hart and company of St. Louis, to make the $1.9 million General Obligation Bond available to local individual and institutional investors...
Calendar girl (06/02/04)
Mallory Courtois, daughter of Linda and Roy Miller and Brenda and Albert Courtois, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for June and was a finalist in the 2003 Miss Sikeston Contest. Miss Courtois plans to attend Murray State University and major in nursing...
Baker receives distinguished service award (06/02/04)
NEW MADRID - Dr. Mark Baker of New Madrid was presented with the Missouri Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association's (MIAAA) Distinguished Service Award. Kent Gibbs, Fredericktown High School athletic director and president of MIAAA, presented Baker with the award. The MIAAA's Distinguished Service Award goes to the individuals who have devoted a large portion of their lives to giving back to their communities, through their local schools and athletic programs...
Opportunistic Oran still alive (06/02/04)
COLUMBIA - Friday's Class 1 state final between Oran and Thayer was filled with the kind of intrigue that makes a classic playoff game. Pitchers probed the strike zone and jabbed at the hitters' weaknesses. Managers employed gamesmanship to lobby about balks...
The great outdoors family (06/02/04)
What is the first thing that comes to mind after attending the Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoor Festival in Memphis, Tennessee. "FAMILY" -- That is the bottom line of what this event is all about. Families from every state in the region were enjoying great outdoor activities together. No one event across the United States shows how strong families and the great outdoors are woven together...
Roberts' home run keys Sikeston Motors to 3-2 victory (06/02/04)
SIKESTON - Results of Friday's Sikeston Area Youth Baseball League action were as follows. Gavin Moore stroked two hits and Conner Merideth and Austin Bailey added a hit apiece to lead First National, while Torrie Helms' three hits and two each from Colton Davis and Shawn Ferguson topped 731 Realty...
Mack Haynie (06/02/04)
ADVANCE - Mack D. Haynie, 78, died June 1, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 16, 1925, at McGee, son of the late Roy and Pearl McGee Haynie Sr., he was a heavy equipment operator with Local Union 513 in St. Louis and was also a cattle farmer. A 1944 graduate of Zalma High School, he was a member of the Advance United Methodist Church and Advance Masonic Lodge for 50 years...
June Watson (06/02/04)
SIKESTON - June C. Watson, 79, died June 1, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 24, 1924, in Morley, daughter of the late C.D. and Gladys Lee Cummins, she was a member of the Ladies Golf Association and the First Baptist Church. Her husband, J.R. "Jerry" Watson, survives of the home...
Alice Grim (06/02/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Alice Grim, 83, died May 31, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 11, 1920, in Weatherford, Okla., daughter of the late Frank and Mahala Eash Brookshire, she lived in Bloomfield for 58 years, where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church. She was a seamstress for Elder Manufacturing in Bloomfield for more than 30 years...
Arnold Guzman (06/02/04)
ORAN - Arnold Guzman, 68, died at 5:55 p.m. May 30, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 14, 1935, in San Antonio, son of the late Cercenio and Ysidra Garcia Guzman, he was a retired farmer for Louis Watkins Farms. He was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Joseph Sodality in Oran...
Ernest Ray Weems (06/02/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ernest Ray (Bo} Weems, 77 years and seven months, died at 2:30 a.m. May, 31, 2004, at his home in East Prairie. Born Oct. 16, 1926, in Ridgely, Tenn., to the late James Irl and Beulah Odell Stinnett Weems, he resided in Mississippi County for the past 32 years. ...
Looking Back 6/2 (06/02/04)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Oscar Morris entertained Saturday with a party for her son, Earl Wayne, for his third birthday. VANDUSER - Charles C. Todd, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Vanduser, has taken over duties effective today in the Penney's men and boys department...
Terminal patients should control life (06/02/04)
Few topics generate as much emotion as the question of assisted suicide or right-to-die laws such as the one approved in Oregon. The issue is religious in nature and charged with emotion. And it has been a 10-year legal battle since first approved by Oregon voters...
Your view: Help is needed (06/02/04)
To Sikeston area businesses and organizations: It is once again time to plan for this year's Fourth of July celebration. Our lodge has put on the Fourth of July celebration for the community for several years. In the past, various businesses and organizations have helped in the expense of the fireworks, and to them we give a great thanks. ...
Your view: Saying thanks (06/02/04)
Thank you so much for the contributions made to the New Madrid County Eighth Grade Graduation party. The party was a huge success, thanks to wonderful friends as you. The assistance of individuals and companies like you have enabled parent committees to accomplish far more than we otherwise could. On behalf of the parents and students of the eighth grade class of 2004, we thank you for your generous contributions...
Speakout 6/2 (06/02/04)
We have innocent men and women in a foreign land where they face danger every day. Our sons and daughters are being brutally slaughtered, such as Nick Berg, by a group if insane people who have no remorse. My husband fought in Iraq and feared for his life. ...