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Stories from Sunday, June 25, 2006

Tattoos no longer taboo (06/25/06)
SIKESTON -- One thing Mike Groves has learned is that tattoos can be addictive. When he got his first tattoo, he intended to get a few more, sporadic designs on his body. But now, 14 tattoos later, he said that he is "slowly but surely making it into one big piece, like a puzzle...
Fast facts for tattoos (06/25/06)
Sikeston is typically at the tail end of trends in the tattoo world, said Erin Thurman, owner and tattoo artist at Monster Tattoo. Currently, tribal, Old English and Oriental (Chinese and Japanese) symbols are the craze. Thurman said he looks for meanings of the tattoos and tries to have them interpreted by at least three sources, using the Internet and a friend in Japan to help verify the meanings...
China stem cell study may help Sikeston man to walk again (06/25/06)
SIKESTON -- Terry Cole longs for the day he can throw out his handicap parking plaque. And now the Sikeston resident may finally be getting that chance. Paralyzed at 19, Cole's lived each day of his life in a wheelchair since he suffered a spinal cord injury in a car wreck in 1975...
Kimball signs to play for Arkansas State (06/25/06)
NEW MADRID -- For the last three years, New Madrid County Central's Jordan Kimball has been known as one of the top pitchers in the area. But it's his middle infield defense and lively arm that caught the attention of Arkansas State University coaches...
Bowling can provide family entertainment (06/25/06)
SIKESTON - The age-old question that has haunted many a Sikeston resident for years, "what is there to do in this town?" While Sikeston is not a St. Louis with a variety of entertainment to choose from, there are some jewels that will sparkle if only used...
SAYB results 6/25 (06/25/06)
SAYB RESULTS Sikeston Area Youth Baseball MINOR LEAGUE 6-09-06 Rick Leonard H/AC 14, Pratt Construction 12 Leading hitters -- Rick Leonard: Fred Thatch (3-3), Ross Walters (3-3, RBI), Josh Williams (3-3, 4 RBIs), Will Leonard (2-3, 2 RBIs), Reid Walters (3-3, HR, 3 RBIs), Bryce Bays (3-3), Logan Gardner (1-3, HR, RBI). Pratt: Noah Brown (3...
Heading to nationals (06/25/06)
Morgan Krokstrom, a member of the Sikeston Gymnastics National Team, level 3-6, practices her routine. Krokstrom along with Adison Shoaf, Sydney Henson, Alexis Arthur, Jessica Gott, Courtney Potts and Lexi Curtis will compete in the AAU-National Gymnastics Competition June 29-July 1 at Rodchester, Minn...
Staffing changes (06/25/06)
SIKESTON - Changes in the staffing at the Standard Democrat are designed to improve customer service, according to newspaper officials. Lisa Cox is a new advertising consultant with the newspaper. Kathie Archie, a long-time member of the advertising staff, is now serving as the advertising director for the Standard Democrat...
Local academy earns nationial recognition (06/25/06)
SIKESTON - When Dance Spirit magazine and Dance Teacher magazine combined for the annual 2006 Yearbook edition, members of Sikeston Academy of Dance were all a twirl. There on Page 28 was their school featured as one of "50 Studios on the Move." In presenting the 50 studios, the magazine explained the winners were chosen from among thousands of studios for exhibiting "a passion for dance, a reputation for sportsmanship and an active presence on the competition circuit."...
Business briefcase 6/25 (06/25/06)
ST. LOUIS - Edward Calvin Matthews IV has passed the Missouri State Bar exam and is a member of the Missouri State Bar Association. Currently he is employed by Guilfoil Petzall and Shoemake, LLC in St. Louis. The firm of Guilfoil Petzall and Shoemake is recognized for its expertise in complex business and commercial litigation. ...
Business shows SACC spirit (06/25/06)
Dexter Bar-B-Que, 124 N. Main St., was named the June Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Spirit Award winner recently. Presenting Kathy Vancil, left, owner, with the window placard is Missy Marshall, executive director of the SACC.
Award created to honor area administrator (06/25/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Recently, Linda Sutton, East Prairie Senior Center administrator, received what she called one of the biggest surprises of her life. At the Administrators' and Cooks' Conference in Cape Girardeau, Sutton became the first recipient of the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging's Mighty OAKS Award...
William E. Grissom (06/25/06)
DEXTER -- William Edmond Grissom, 59, died June 22, 2006, at his home in Dexter. Born Oct. 18, 1946, at Sikeston, son of the late Floyd Edmond and Clara Mabel McGuire Grissom, he was a production worker for Intertherm Heating and Cooling at Poplar Bluff...
Harold Gisi (06/25/06)
ESSEX - Harold Hubert Gisi, 83, died June 23, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 14, 1922, at rural Essex to the late Edmond Perry Gisi and Mary Iva Morrison Gisi, he was a member of the Hopewell General Baptist Church near Essex and a retired farmer. A veteran of the United States Army, he served in World War II...
Judith Ann Tennon Jones (06/25/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Visitation and funeral services for Judith Ann Tennon Jones will be held this afternoon, Sunday, June 25, 2006, at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. The visitation will begin at 12 p.m. with the funeral immediately following at 2 p.m...
Donell Whitfield Jr. (06/25/06)
TAI CHUNG, Taiwan - Donell R. "Buggs" Whitfield Jr., 39, died May 9, 2006, in Tai Chung. Born April 30, 1967, in Lilbourn, Mo., son of Donell Whitfield of St. Louis and Geraldine Whitfield of Portageville, Mo., he graduated in 1985 from Roosevelt High School in St. ...
Eberhard- Carmack (06/25/06)
SIKESTON -- James and Diane Eberhard have announced the engagement of their daughter, Erin Lynne, to David Allen Carmack, son of Dennis and Terry Carmack of Sikeston. A 2002 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride graduated in May from Southeast Missouri State University, where she majored in social work...
Tully - Clinard (06/25/06)
ABINGDON, Md. -- Vincent and Tricia Tully have announced the engagement of their daughter, Erin Siobhan Tully, to Christopher Gray Clinard, son of Russell and Nancy Clinard of East Prairie, Mo. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mary Carey of Woodside, N.Y. She received a master's degree in speech pathology from University of Tennesee-...
Couple will celebrate milestone (06/25/06)
ROGERS, Ark. -- Mr. and Mrs. Everett Wiss, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., will celebrate their diamond anniversary June 29. Wiss and the former Mary Noyes were married June 29, 1946, at Concordia Lutheran Church by the Rev. E.E. Weis. Mrs. Wiss was born and raised in Sikeston, graduating from Sikeston High School in 1942. ...
Looking Back 6/25 (06/25/06)
SIKESTON - Two new business establishments and three new residences, that will cost an estimated $22,500, will be erected for Sikeston people in the near future. SIKESTON - Farmers who want to be considered for a new farm allotment for the 1967 crop of winter wheat on a farm that does not have a 1966 wheat allotment are urged to contact the New Madrid County ASCS office during the next few weeks...
Making some sense out of 1 cent pieces (06/25/06)
Here's a penny for your thoughts. Do you realize it takes more than a penny to make a penny? With rising prices on all metals, including the small amount of copper that is actually in our 1-cent piece, it costs 1.4 cents to make a 1- cent coin. Now that, my friends, is government in action and perhaps, government at its worst...
Speakout 6/25 (06/25/06)
I just want to call and maybe try to point out a few things about the Miner Council. It is amazing that for the last several years there has not been any front page council meetings and all of sudden as soon as someone comes back to the Miner City Council we are back on the front page again. How mysterious...