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Stories from Sunday, June 20, 2004

Reading program is going 'On the Trail' this summer (06/20/04)
SIKESTON -- Ann Thompson remembers learning about Lewis and Clark in grade school, but it wasn't until recently when she began researching the events of the famous explorers that, once again, she became hooked on their fascinating adventures. "I've gotten so into it," admitted the children's librarian at the Sikeston Public Library...
Report of shoplifter leads to meth arrest (06/20/04)
SIKESTON -- A report of a shoplifter has led to the arrest of a Sikeston woman on drug charges. Rebecca Glass, 32, is currently being held on possession of Ephedrine through Scott County with a bond set at $5,000. More charges are pending through both Scott and New Madrid County...
Other area libraries also offer reading programs (06/20/04)
SIKESTON -- As summer gets under way, several other public libraries are offering reading programs for area youngsters. The New Madrid County Library is sponsoring a four-week summer reading program for boys and girls ages 6-12 beginning July 6 and ending July 30...
Jaycees preparing for rodeo (06/20/04)
SIKESTON - While area residents and businesses may be beginning to prepare for the upcoming Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, for the Jaycees it is just business as usual. "I started before last year's rodeo ended," said Lloyd Stoner II, general chairman for the 2004 Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo scheduled for Aug. 11-14...
Eight arrested on drug charges (06/20/04)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell reported the arrests of eight individuals when warrants were served Friday by members of the Bootheel Drug Task Force. According to Greenwell, the warrants were the result of an ongoing investigation by the sheriff's department and task force. Also working on the investigation were deputies with the Pemiscot County Sheriff's office and officers with the Hayti and Caruthersville police departments...
Athlete of the Year: Paige Silverthorn (06/20/04)
SIKESTON - Ever since she was young, Paige Silverthorn has been involved in sports. Even today the competitive juices are still flowing. A standout in softball, basketball and soccer, the Sikeston High School sophomore is our Standard Democrat Female Athlete of the Year...
Standard Democrat Players of the Year (06/20/04)
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Athletes of the Year: Scotty Keenan (06/20/04)
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School has had many standout athletes over the years, but there hasn't been one recent memory that excelled in three sports the way Scotty Keenan did this season. Keenan, who graduated from SHS in May, set records in football, reached the state championships in wrestling and was a vital cog in the Bulldog baseball team's third place finish at state...
Business briefcase 6/20 (06/20/04)
SIKESTON - Becky Prindle was named customer service representative of the Sikeston Aliance Bank location. The announcement was made by J. Michael Pobst, community bank president. "I am very excited to add Becky to the staff here at Sikeston. She has worked in the customer service business all of her life which brings an enormous weath of experience," said Pobst. ...
Local CPA is honored by state association (06/20/04)
SIKESTON - Lonnie G. Hasty, a CPA and Sikeston resident, was named Outstanding Certified Public Accountant in Business and Industry by the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). Hasty was chosen for his contribution to the advancement of Missouri's accounting profession and was honored for his achievements at the MSCPA's annual convention June 3-5 in Lake of the Ozarks...
Growing tourism (06/20/04)
Getting an agricultural tour together for a group from upstate Indiana who will be here for four days hasn't been an easy task. lessed here in the River Heritage Region because we live on some of the most fertile soil in the world. Our area is home to many different crops -- cotton, wheat, corn, soybeans, milo, potatoes, watermelons, cantaloupes, rice, sunflowers, trees, turf and various vegetable crops. ...
Variety is the key to Mall's success (06/20/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Walking through the aisles at the Olde Town Traders Mall, you never know just what you might find. Around one corner are fragile pieces of china and Depression glass while the next room might be filled with antiques, LP records and toys. Another room offers a selection of guns and knives for today's hunters...
Local banker leads state association (06/20/04)
SIKESTON - Troy L. Wilson, president and CEO of Montgomery Bank in Sikeston, was congratulated by former First Lady Barbara Bush as he was elected chairman of the Missouri Bankers Association. Mrs. Bush was the keynote speaker at the Association's 114th annual convention June 3 at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson...
Cody Phillips (06/20/04)
MORLEY - Cody Lynn Phillips, 3-year-old son of Daniel Lynn and Angelia Marie Glueck Phillips, died at 5:45 p.m. June 17, 2004, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran. Born Aug. 9, 2000, in Cape Girardeau, he is also survived by two brothers, Nathaniel Phillips and Brayden Phillips of the home; his paternal grandparents, Don and Joan Phillips of Oak Ridge; his maternal grandfather, Marvin Glueck of Oran; and maternal great-grandmothers, Jacqueline McAtee of Greenville and Vernita Schott of Oran.. ...
Diana McGowan (06/20/04)
BERNIE - Diana L. McGowan, 47, died June 18, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Joan Schwartz (06/20/04)
SCOTT CITY - Ruth "Joan" Schwartz, 73, died at 3:10 a.m. June 18, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 24, 1930, in Yankton, S.D., daughter of the late James Frank and Alyce Ellen Fallon Ross, she was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso...
Thomas Carle (06/20/04)
MIAMISBURG, Ohio - Thomas Franklin Carle, 62, died June 16, 2004, at the Hospice Center in Dayton. Born March 13, 1942, in West Palm Beach, Fla., son of the late Homer Franklin and Virginia Stafford Carle, he was raised in Houston, Texas, and retired from AT&T. He was a member of Eagles Aerie 2306 in Miamisburg...
Dora Warren (06/20/04)
BERNIE - Dora Bates Warren, 85, died June 18, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born June 26, 1918, in Bernie, daughter of the late James Sylvester and Martha Emeline English Bates, she was a member of the Bernie United Methodist Church...
Fred Golightly (06/20/04)
CHAFFEE - Fred Golightly, 83, died at 2 p.m. June 18, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 16, 1921, in Chaffee, son of the late Otto and Maude Doughty Golightly, he retired as a fleet mechanic for the Central Food Packing Company in Cape Girardeau. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and VFW Post 3127 in Chaffee...
Births (published 6/20) (06/20/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Eddie Dean and Teresa Michelle Sanders Jr. are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 5:53 p.m. May 5, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Lance Charles Sanders weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19-inches long...
Looking Back 6/20 (06/20/04)
SIKESTON - The Scott County Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis has awarded a scholarship to Dr. E.J. Neinstedt of Sikeston for the study of the Kenny Treatment for Infantile Paralysis at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis...
Brutal act should be wake-up call for U.S. (06/20/04)
I fully admit to having no knowledge of warfare such as underway halfway across the world in Iraq. All I know about this tragic war against terrorism comes from what I watch and read. I assume you're like me on that count. But when savage, brutal murders like the beheading of American contractor Paul Johnson occur, it makes me wonder why the greatest military machine in the history of mankind is not being used fully against our enemy...
Speakout 6/20 (06/20/04)
I want to SpeakOut about Father's Day and give recognition to our YMCA. Did you know that Father's Day started at a Spokane, Wash., YMCA in 1906? As a resident, I was totally shocked to learn that the Mississippi County Courthouse did not close its offices for the Day of Mourning in memory of President Ronald Reagan. How disrespectful can you be? And just who made the decision not to close? I want to know...