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Stories from Monday, July 2, 2007

Managing habitat and hosts help reduce ticks (07/02/07)
SIKESTON -- When it comes to reducing your exposure to ticks, experts recommend managing habitat and hosts. Ticks prefer bushy, tall grass, often on the edge of wooded areas, and brushy growth, according to Richard Houseman, associate professor of entomology at the University of Missouri...
Area seeing high tick population (07/02/07)
SIKESTON -- Authorities are advising extra precautions when it comes to ticks this year. "Most indications that I've gotten are that we have a high tick population right now," said Richard Houseman, associate professor of entomology at the University of Missouri...
DPS officers trying out cool new look (07/02/07)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers are trying out a cool new look. "We're in the process of evaluating shorts for police and fire personnel," said DPS Director Drew Juden. "We had some requests, some interest from employees."...
DeWitt catches fire for 66ers (07/02/07)
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- Former Sikeston Bulldog All-American baseball player Blake DeWitt has overcome a slow start for the Inland Empire 66ers and has been on fire for the past month. DeWitt is batting .295 with eight home runs and 45 RBIs through 75 games this season. He also has 25 doubles, two triples and 43 runs scored...
Vera Griffin (07/02/07)
CHAFFEE -- Vera Marie Griffin, 85, died at 11:58 a.m. July 1, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 19, 1922, in Oran, daughter of the late Joseph William and Frieda Sophia Westrich Dannenmueller, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Daughters of St. Ambrose and Legion of Mary...
James Dickerson (07/02/07)
BERTRAND - James Dickerson, 80, died at 9:10 a.m. July 1, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Wilbur Caid (07/02/07)
CHARLESTON -- Wilbur Caid, 89, died at 4:45 p.m. June 30, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 9, 1917, in Leslie, Ark., to the late Cecil and Ola Branum Caid, he served with the U.S. Army during World War II, spending four years in the European Theatre. ...
Looking Back 7/2 (07/02/07)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Eli Willams entertained Sunday with a dinner for her son, Hiram Allen, who that day celebrated his birthday. SIKESTON - A junior circus will invade Sikeston Wednesday. There will be a jungle and safari with elephants, monkeys, ponies and dogs. The one-day event on the South Elementary school lot on West Malone will be sponsored by the Optimist Club...
Your view: Errors in article (07/02/07)
Dear Editor As a farmer, it was disappointing to read the headline "Ag Related Pollution Is A Problem In Missouri" in the Monday June 25 Standard Democrat. While there may have been an element of truth in this article, the picture painted is broadly mistaken and puts agriculture in an undeservedly bad light...
Speakout 7/2 (07/02/07)
While you are fussing about the farmers having their crops sprayed, don't forget about the city spraying up and down your streets in order to kill the mosquitoes. I doubt that the chemical they use is all that good for you. I would like to speak out concerning the cellular phones. ...