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Stories from Wednesday, December 31, 2008

January Calendar Girl (12/31/08)
Ashley Angle, daughter of Anthony and Lisa Angle, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for January. Angle, the first runner-up in the 2008 Miss Sikeston Contest, plans to attend the University of Missouri and major in accounting.
Meth lab is found along roadside (12/31/08)
Legislator will continue to involve constituents in issues (12/31/08)
Second in a two-part series. SIKESTON -- It has always been a priority of Rep. Ellen Brandom, R-160, to make sure her constituents are represented when it comes to legislation. "I am really committed to having the voice in my district heard in Jefferson City," said Brandom, who will be sworn in for her second term on Jan. 7...
New Year means new effort for many to drop those unwanted pounds (12/31/08)
SIKESTON -- Losing or maintaining weight is a year-round struggle for most people, and for many of them, the decision to get serious about shedding pounds begins in January with their New Year's resolutions. According to a new survey commissioned by Weight Watchers, about 45 percent of Americans say losing weight will be their New Year's resolution for 2009...
Y work (12/31/08)
Curtis Glastetter, a carpenter with Keifer and Brothers, works on some final touches on the water slide at the YMCA of Southeast Missouri. The expanded portion of the center, which includes the pool, basketball courts, a walking trail and exercise rooms, is in its final stages and slated to open Jan. ...
Assessment forms are in the mail (12/31/08)
BENTON -- Personal property assessment lists for 2009 have been mailed in Scott County. Assessor Teresa Houchin said the lists should be filled out and returned to her office by March 1 in order to avoid penalty. Lists will come in envelopes and include an envelope for taxpayers to return them...
Scott Central wins first title since 1990 (12/31/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- It took a quarter, but the Braves continued their tournament dominance. The first quarter was when Notre Dame's attack was the most effective. They slowed the pace down on the offensive side and worked the ball around on a team that has put up an average of 26 points in the first quarter of their first three games of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament...
Sikeston, NMCC both earn wins at Showdown (12/31/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- It didn't even take 24 hours for the Sikeston Bulldogs to get back into the win column as they soundly defeated the Forrest City Mustangs 81-54 Tuesday evening in the Poplar Bluff Showdown. The intensity on Tuesday was like night and day from Monday's close defeat as the Bulldogs had Forrest City's number from the opening tip...
Bernie overcomes odds to win championship (12/31/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Bernie Mules overcame tremendous obstacles to capture the championship trophy of the 52nd Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament with an impressive 69-45 defeat of the previously undefeated Portageville Bulldogs. The Mules regained the Christmas Tournament title for the first time in 15 years Tuesday night and appeared in their first final since 1996...
SCC states their case (12/31/08)
The proof is in the pudding. It's an old saying, but Tuesday it became more clear as the Scott County Central Braves made an obvious case for themselves as a legitimate contender with upper class teams as they handed the Notre Dame Bulldogs an 80-62 loss on the SEMO Redhawks' floor. ...
Theolone Spencer (12/31/08)
HAYWARD -- Theolone Burgess Spencer, 84, died Dec. 30, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include: three sons, Larry Wayne Spencer and Charles Henry Spencer of Hayward and Joseph Emery "Jimmy" Spencer of Nashville, Tenn.; one daughter, Linda Jo Wagner of Hayward; three sisters, Alma Jean Cook of Nashville and Margaret Boblitt and Juanita Stewart of Memphis, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Linnie Andrew (12/31/08)
SIKESTON -- Linnie Lee Andrews, 45, died Dec. 25, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 25, 1963, in St. Louis, to Flora and Harold Granger of St. Louis, he graduated from Scott Central High School then moved to Marion, Ind., where he was employed by RCA...
Jonathan Morrow (12/31/08)
BENTON -- Jonathan Howard Morrow, 30, died Dec. 29, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 19, 1978, at Cape Girardeau, to Richard R. and Connie Sue New Morrow who survive of rural Benton, he had lived in Scott County his entire life and was a 1997 graduate of Kelly High School. Baptized at the New Savannah Baptist Church, he was a member of the Unity Baptist Church and had been employed at the Sheltered Workshop in Sikeston until 2005...
Edna Holt (12/31/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Edna Euladene Holt, 84, died Dec. 29, 2008, at Casper, Wyo. Born Feb. 22, 1924, at Portageville, to the late Benjamin Conley and Icie Elizabeth Todd Wrather, she attended Scott and Portageville Schools. In 1971, she graduated from Career Girl Beauty College in Michigan. In 1976, she returned to Portageville and later moved in 2007 to Casper, Wyo. She was of the Baptist belief...
Sam Bodine (12/31/08)
SIKESTON -- Samual Joseph Bodine, 84, formerly of Marston and New Madrid, died Dec. 29, 2008, at his home. Born Aug. 3, 1924, in Marston, to the late Clarence E. and Mary Ester Latimer Bodine, he was a Marston High School graduate. He served in Europe during World War II and later graduated from Southeast Missouri State. ...
Looking Back 12-31 (12/31/08)
SIKESTON - The new Reiss Dairy "Cow Bell," the milk bar of the modernistic plant located at Highway 61 South, will be opened to the public Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. B.D. Blackburn will manage the business. CAPE GIRARDEAU - The quarterfinal rounds of the 24th Annual College High Christmas Tournament ended abruptly Saturday night with two upsets being staged and what appeared to be the first-seeded Delta came back with a last-quarter surge and downed the Jackson Indians. ...
Beginning the New Year with resolution (12/31/08)
The Associated Press this week asked a couple dozen people of prominence about their New Year's resolutions. And as you would expect, most of those quizzed wanted to make both personal improvements as well as improvements in society during the coming year. Few people would actually resolve to have a worse year so it comes as no surprise that we all want to start the new year fresh and improved...
Speakout 12-31 (12/31/08)
I hope the 60-year-old, post-menopausal lady who said she doesn't recognize Barack Obama as her president doesn't go postal. Today is Dec. 22, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon and it's 3 degrees outside. I just stopped by the Sikeston Area Humane Society to look at the dogs that are trying to live outside. ...