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Stories from Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Summer school popular with Sikeston students (08/15/07)
SIKESTON -- A high summer school attendance rate contributed to student growth in math and reading and continued state funding for the Sikeston R-6 School District. Dr. Marisa Bowen, assistant superintendent of curriculum and middle grades, provided a summer school report to the board of education during Tuesday's regular meeting...
Teachers learn about safety and technology (08/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Knocking on a podium with his hand, Lt. Ken Dicus of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety said "Police, open the door." Then he asked the group of teachers sitting before him how they would respond if that happened in the midst of an intruder or hostage situation...
Pansy Glenn resigns from her CVB post (08/15/07)
MINER -- Miner and Sikeston will be seeking a new executive director for the Sikeston-Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Miner Board of Aldermen accepted several resignations during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday including the resignation of Pansy Glenn from the CVB...
Kelly celebrates expansion (08/15/07)
BENTON -- For its 50th birthday, the Kelly School District is getting something it has wanted for the past several years: an addition to its campus, which will house most of the high school classrooms. And on Tuesday evening, about 400 faculty, students, parents and other district residents came to celebrate at the school's dedication, reception and open house...
County tax rates to stay the same (08/15/07)
BENTON -- Real estate and personal property tax rates for 2007 will remain the same as last year in Scott County. Following a public hearing, Scott County commissioners decided during their regular meeting Tuesday to keep the general revenue rate at 10 cents per $100 assessed valuation...
Blaze setting tourneys on fire (08/15/07)
The Bootheel Blaze 8-and-under traveling baseball team recently competed with 11 other teams at Draffenville, Ky., in the Back-to-School Bash Tournament, Aug. 3-5. The Blaze went undefeated to claim the championship first place trophy. The Bootheel 8-year-olds have played in the championship bracket of every tournament they have been in this summer...
Sometimes making plans can be a little dangerous (08/15/07)
Now that I have settled into my new job as sports editor, I would like to outline for you, the readers, a few ideas I have been thinking about. My plans for The Standard Democrat's sports section include a vast amount of local game coverage, feature stories on area athletes and columns expressing the opinions of the sports editor and his sports reporter...
Listen to the school bells ring (08/15/07)
With the last horse trailer pulling out of Sikeston, that can mean only one thing: It's school time again. For me it is a great time of year. It signifies football season is right around the corner, kids are off the street and invariably on my way to work I will get stuck behind a school bus that stops at every intersection. But it also brings me back to my first days of school...
Maggie Rogers (08/15/07)
CHARLESTON -- Maggie Rogers, 84, died Aug. 14, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Armean Heard (08/15/07)
WYATT - Armean Dale Heard, 96, died Aug. 10, 2007, at the Charleston Manor Nursing Facility. Born June 14, 1911, in Bossburg, Miss., to the late William and Ora Barnett, she had lived in Missouri since 1994. She attended Rust College and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg, Miss., where she was a choir member, class leader, Methodist Youth Fellowship director and was honored by United Methodist Women Circle in her name...
Alonzo Frazier Jr. (08/15/07)
CHARLESTON - Alonzo "Big Al" Frazier Jr., 60, died Aug. 11, 2007, at his home. Born March 23, 1947, in Charleston, to the late Alonzo and Thressa Kirkwood Frazier Sr., he attended Charleston Public Schools and had retired from Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid...
Lena Daugherty (08/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Lena Daugherty died Aug. 14, 2007, at West Ridge Place. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Births (Published 8/15) (08/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Erica Faulkner and Nicholas Rice are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 12:03 p.m. July 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Nicholas Alexander Rice weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Aaron Faulkner and Lisa Brinkmier...
Looking Back 8/15 (08/15/07)
SIKESTON - Pete Golightly, hard-hitting Charleston golfer, emerged as the new champion of the Southeast Missouri Golf Association after pounding out a nine below par 99 at the association's annual tournament held at the Sikeston Country Club yesterday...
Our political parties lack true leadership (08/15/07)
I know it's pure fantasy but what if voters in next year's presidential election were given the choice of " of the Above?" What if the American people were allowed to express their disdain and distrust for each and every candidate seeking our country's highest office?...
Speakout 8/15 (08/15/07)
Concerning Mr. Jensen's column of 8/7/07, there may be a difference between a union employing others to walk the picket line to achieve the union's goals and political powers employing middle and lower class soldiers to achieve theirs, but I fail to grasp it. To quote the final line of the column, "And in the back of my mind I'll wonder if they are convinced their cause is just or if they're just waiting for the end of the day and the cash that will go into their hands."...