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Stories from Sunday, July 4, 2004

Newspaper office closed Monday (07/04/04)
SIKESTON -- In order to allow the employees of the Standard Democrat to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday, no newspaper will be published on Monday and the Standard Democrat offices will be closed. Publication will resume on Tuesday and the newspaper's offices will reopen at 7:30 a.m...
Body is found in Mississippi River (07/04/04)
NEW MADRID -- The body of a missing Kentucky man was found Friday in New Madrid County. Around 11 a.m., officers with the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department were notified by a local farmer that a body had been found off the shore of the Mississippi River at Robert Henry's boat ramp, which is located at Highway AB in New Madrid County...
Things don't change when celebrating Fourth of July (07/04/04)
SIKESTON -- Fireworks. Family. Barbecue. Some things never change when it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July. "It was a family affair -- and I guess it still is," said Margaret Evans, who will turn 90 on July 10. "We usually had big picnics at my home in Cloverport, Ky., and our families would get together."...
Search dogs are asset in county (07/04/04)
SIKESTON - When a person is missing, time is a crucial factor. "The quicker you are to find the person the more likely you are to have a happy ending," said Marshia Morton, founder of the Scott County Search and Rescue K-9 Unit. According to the National Association of Search and Rescue, "one canine unit is the equivalent of 20 ground searchers," Morton said...
Sikeston teen qualifies for AAU regional in track meet (07/04/04)
FESTUS - Sikeston teen Dominic Fondon recently qualified for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Regional Track and Field meet when he placed third in the long jump with a leap of 16-feet at the AAU Qualification meet in Festus. Fondon, 14, will compete in the regional in Joplin, which started Saturday and will also be held today...
Sikeston father/son combo wins Malden Father's Day Golf Tourney (07/04/04)
MALDEN -- Joe and Tanner Fritz of Sikeston took first place honors in the Malden Country Club's annual Father-Son/Daughter golf tournament. They shot a ten-under-par 62 on Saturday and a seven-under-par 65 on Sunday for a final score of 127 -- 17 strokes under par...
Hooters pro golf tour returning to Sikeston (07/04/04)
SIKESTON -- Professional golf comes to the Bootheel when the National Golf Association/Hooters Tour returns to Sikeston. The NGA/Hooters Health Facilities Rehab Center Classic tees off at the Bootheel Golf Club on July 12-18. Bootheel Golf Club, a 6,891-yard, par-72 layout located at 1218 N. Ingram Rd. hosts the event for the fifth time...
MDMC employees honored for work (07/04/04)
SIKESTON - Two employees at Missouri Delta Medical Center were honored in May at the Employee Awards Banquet. Brooke Reed, occupational therapist for In-patient Rehab and ReStart was named "Employee of the Year." Maggie Buckley, MSW, director of social services, was selected "Manager of the Year."...
Lilbourn man is 'Young Insurance Agent of the Year' (07/04/04)
LILBOURN - The Missouri Association of Insurance Agents recently named Tim Dambach of Dambach Insurance Agency in Lilbourn as Missouri's Young Insurance Agent of the Year. The award recognizes a young agent whose focus has broadened beyond his or her own personal career and who has worked to help other agents, consumers and the industry as a whole...
Business briefcase 7/4 (07/04/04)
SIKESTON - Southern Aire, 919 S. Kingshighway, has added two new employees to its staff. Tina Wilson is the new massage therapist. A 1993 graduate of Charleston High School, Wilson received massage therapy training at the Metro-Business College in Cape Girardeau and is a nationally certified therapist...
Lambert's: Moving on up (07/04/04)
SIKESTON - It is almost as close to their old location as you could toss a roll. However, the new Lambert's Cafe, which opened July 1, at 2305 E. Malone Ave. is bigger and better than before, agree owners and employees. The newest Lambert's Cafe is a group effort with employees pitching in on the construction and set up over the past three months on the new 23,000-square-foot restaurant...
SACC maps ready soon (07/04/04)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce publishes many items such as magazines and maps that are used by area residents and businesses. Unfortunately, there are vendors who come into our area and pretend or insinuate that they are partnering with the Chamber on products like maps, directories, calendars, etc. This has happened recently in reference to a city/county map...
Tri-County Wireless (07/04/04)
Tri-County Wireless held their grand opening ribbon cutting recently at 514 S. Main. Cutting the ribbon is owner Becky Beaird. From left are: Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce; Wilda Beaird; Gavin Beaird; Alison Fortner; Ryan Bateman, store manager; Jenni Gillespie, employee, Becky Beaird; Harold Beaird and Karen Beck, SACC member. ...
Operations combined (07/04/04)
Charter Communications has combined its operations into one location with the move of the payment center to 919 E. Malone Ave. The warehouse had been at this location since September 2003 while the Scott County Health Department prepared to move to its new site. ...
Ted Yarbrough (07/04/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Granville Ted Yarbrough, 86, died July 1, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Born March 11, 1918, in Casa, Ark., son of the late James T. and Florence Hubbard Yarbrough, he was a brick mason before retiring. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. In 1949, he married Edna Olene Hartlein who preceded him in death on May 17, 1974...
Earl Stewart (07/04/04)
BUCHANAN, Tenn. - Elmer "Earl" Stewart, 63, died June 28, 2004, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. Born Sept. 16, 1940, in Tiptonville, son of Haultress Walker Stewart of Buchanan and the late James Elmer Stewart, he retired as a welder for the Caterpillar and Tractor Company in Illinois...
Dennis Gordon (07/04/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- Dennis Gordon, 44, formerly of Morehouse, died July 2, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Morehouse. Born Dec. 24, 1959, in Sikeston, son of the late George Riley and Leoma Wells Gordon, he had lived in Bloomfield for the past six years and was a carpenter...
Laverne Lovett (07/04/04)
DEXTER -- Laverne Lovett, 75, died July 2, 2004, at her home. Born May 7, 1929, at Grayridge, daughter of the late John Edward and Alta Tyler Pratt, she was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church and was a former employee of Brown Shoe Co. in Charleston...
Births (published 7/4) (07/04/04)
CHARLESTON - Ginger Rodgers and Allen Mason are the parents of their third son, born at 1:19 a.m. May 20, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Brandon Lee Mason weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce and was 18 1/4-inches long. Rodgers, daughter of Cindy Rodgers, is a teaching assistant...
Looking Back 7/4 (07/04/04)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Buford Riley and family of Canalou spent the weekend with Mrs. Clayton Brumley and children and her mother, Lizza Halford. SIKESTON - The Riverside Regional Library of Scott-Cape-Perry counties, in cooperation of the civic organization remind all persons who have bells to ring them for five minutes at noon on Independence Day. ...
Election monitoring by U.N. isn't needed (07/04/04)
I was furious this morning when I read where nine members of the United States House of Representatives have asked the United Nations to monitor the upcoming presidential elections in this country. This misguided effort is nothing more than an attempt - and an obvious one - to rehash the presidential election of 2000 when chaos in Florida sent the process in a spin...
Speakout 7/4 (07/04/04)
I love it when I see a SpeakOut from the Clinton haters out there. Poor baby, you are so jealous. He really got to you, didn't he? The majority of Americans admire his brilliance and competence in spite of his moral failings and would elect him again. I wonder how many times George Bush got behind the wheel of a car back in his 20 years of drunkenness. That's worse than anything Bill Clinton did. Your name calling and ridicule are childish and indicative of your frustration. I understand...