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Stories from Friday, August 22, 2008

Rash of break-in create problems for small Scott County community (08/22/08)
NEW HAMBURG -- Scott County Sheriff's Department officers are investigating a rash of break-ins reported early Thursday in New Hamburg. About 15 vehicles were burglarized in six locations early Thursday morning in the small Scott County town, according to Sheriff Rick Walter. Money, gloves, CDs and backpacks were among items reported stolen from vehicles, he said. Schindler's Tavern was also broken into early Thursday...
No injuries in bus-car crash (08/22/08)
DEXTER -- Passengers aboard a Dexter school bus escaped without injuries after another vehicle rear-ended the bus Thursday in Stoddard County. According to the Dexter Police Department, at 3:35 p.m. officers and Stoddard County Ambulance crews responded to a school bus accident on U.S. Business Highway 60, east of Locust Street in Dexter...
Scout councils merging (08/22/08)
DEXTER -- Rounding out a year of work to merge five Girl Scout Councils into one larger regional council, official steps are being taken to approve the merger. "The merger vote is the final act of the realignment process," said Libby Mobley, president of the Cotton Boll Area Council, who has served as the co-chair of the Realignment Committee. ...
Teacher's dream becomes reality for youngsters (08/22/08)
Leonna Heuring leonnah@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- When school began last week, Kelly Elementary School students set foot on an all-student accessible playground-- an upgrade made possible by the late Marc Boardman. Boardman, who worked as a teacher in the school district for 28 years, died in June from cancer. Prior to his death, he had been working to make the school's playground accessible to all students regardless of any mental or physical disabilities...
Open again (08/22/08)
A Department of Public Safety patrol car crosses the reconstructed bridge on County Line Road between Illinois and Andrea streets. The crossing opened Thursday after being closed since April 17 when it collapsed due to flood waters.
Commission OKs more roadwork (08/22/08)
By Scott Welton scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County will resurface some more blacktop roads. Commissioners agreed during their regular weekly meeting Thursday to get prices for 1-inch hot mix asphalt overlays on three county roads near East Prairie...
Upcoming events 7-22 (08/22/08)
Monday Softball Farmington at Sikeston, 4:30 p.m. Kelly at East Carter, 4 p.m. Girls tennis Jackson at Charleston, 4 p.m. Tuesday Girls tennis Carbondale, Ill. at Sikeston, 4 p.m. Charleston at Kennett, 4 p.m. Softball Perryville at Sikeston, 4 p.m...
Sikeston cross Country squad preparing for upcoming season (08/22/08)
By Matthew Bain sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON-- As football season and the various fall sports begin to crank up, Sikeston's unsung athletes are hard at work. These athletes are Sikeston's cross country team. Cross country is coached by Gregg Holifield, an avid runner himself, who also coaches varsity basketball. Holifield brings his running knowledge to bear to help his team increase their endurance and all around conditioning...
Sikeston advances to semis (08/22/08)
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. -- Sikeston, Missouri of the Midwest Plains exploded for 11 runs in the first inning and knocked out Ohio Valley, 11-9 in a quarterfinal game at the 13-Year-Old Babe Ruth World Series in Jamestown, N.Y. on Thursday evening. Sikeston advances to the semifinals and where they will face Bryant, Arkansas of the Southwest Region at 5:30 p.m. on Friday...
Pauline Jones (08/22/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel for Pauline Jones, 79, who died Aug. 18, 2008, were: Mark Adams, Corry Adams, Greg Adams, Lee Adams, Donnie Brown and Mike Adams.
Amanda Thatch (08/22/08)
PARMA -- Amanda Thatch, 90, died Aug. 20, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Sept. 12, 1917, in Mississippi, to the late Melvin and Georgia Sain Walker, she lived in Missouri for over 60 years. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Parma where she served as a Sunday school teacher and was on the Mother's Board and Senior Choir. She was also a member of many other gospel singing groups...
Elva McRoy (08/22/08)
DEXTER -- Elva A. McRoy, 88, died Aug. 21, 2008, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Born Dec. 2, 1919, near Dexter, to the late Thomas Lee and Amanda Trammel Garner, she was a homemaker and member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene at Dexter...
Troy Hartle (08/22/08)
BERNIE -- Troy Lee Hartle Sr., 80, died Aug. 20, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 30, 1927, at Bernie, to the late Elmer Lee and Carrie Celious Stearns Hartle, he was a farmer and a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church in rural Bernie...
Lillian Lee (08/22/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lillian Barbara Lee, 68, died at 1:30 a.m. Aug. 15, 2008, at her home. Born Dec. 2, 1939, in Kokomo, Ind., to the late John Biggs and Luella Eastman Likes, she had lived in East Prairie for the past 16 years after moving from Indiana...
Looking Back 8-22 (08/22/08)
SIKESTON - Sixteen people have completed the Junior Red Cross lifesaving course taught at the Municipal Pool Aug. 16 by Al Back and Charles Berthe. They are: Sue Sikes, Jimmy Jones, Joe Birth, Jerry Aufdenburg, Doyne Sizemore, Janice Morse, Tommy Dunaway, George Rice, Jeff Smith, Donna Howard, Jerry Allen, Pat Nickens, Samy Tanner, Billy Stropp, Billy Stearnes and Bobby Stearnes...
Speakout 8-22 (08/22/08)
If Sikeston can just do away with Section 8 (part of the federal HUD program), get an ordinance against saggy pants, have a litter hotline and get rid off the low paying jobs that make Section 8 necessary, it'll be a great place to live! This is to the young woman who got out of her car and directed traffic off of the Rodeo grounds on Thursday evening after the entertainment was concluded for the evening. ...