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Stories from Wednesday, January 21, 2009

BMU flushing water mains during the week (01/21/09)
SIKESTON - Sikeston residents may notice some discoloration in their water as the Board of Municipal Utilities is flushing water mains. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Two killed on Bootheel roads (01/21/09)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man was fatally injured Tuesday morning after he pulled into the path of a tractor-trailer, and a Sikeston pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle later in the day near Miner. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Bank to amend contract to help county capitalize (01/21/09)
BENTON -- Scott County's bank is amending the contract to help the county not miss out on interest. During their regular meeting Tuesday, Scott County commissioners approved an addendum to the depository agreement with the First State Bank in Sikeston...
Races are finalized across the area (01/21/09)
SIKESTON -- There will be races for police chief and to fill board of aldermen spots during the April 7 municipal election. Filing for non-charter city offices closed Tuesday. In Miner, races have developed for each of the three positions to be decided in the April election...
Sikeston wins thriller (01/21/09)
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs won a come-from-behind thriller on the road Tuesday night, as they slipped past the Farmington Knights 77-75. The Bulldogs (13-2), who currently holds the no. 8 ranking in the Class 4 poll, got off to an extremely slow start Tuesday. The Knights, who only recently fell out of the state polls, put Sikeston on their heels early in the contest, jumping out to a 20-10 lead six minutes into the game...
Chaffee and Oran move on in tourney (01/21/09)
ORAN (SMNS) -- The Chaffee boys basketball team had a big reason to celebrate Tuesday night. Chaffee beat rival Scott City for the first time since 1985, 60-57 in the opening round of the Scott-Mississippi Conference tournament at Oran. Senior Taimen Taylor, who turned 18 points Tuesday, scored 20 points to lead the fourth-seeded Red Devils past fifth-seeded Scott City...
Cooter holds off late Risco rally Tuesday (01/21/09)
RISCO -- Cooter held off Risco's late surge. With the Wildcats having as much as a 16-point lead at one point in the first half, the Tigers came crawling back to tie the game at 64 early in the fourth quarter.
Charleston holds on to defeat Notre Dame (01/21/09)
CHARLESTON -- For 32 minutes the Charleston Bluejays and the Notre Dame Bulldogs played their hearts out, but in the end it was the Bulldogs who went home suffering defeat as the Bluejays defended their nest, winning 56-52. The first few minutes showed each team exchanging the lead but at the end of the first quarter the visiting Notre Dame squad led 13-10...
Local barriers may be broken (01/21/09)
On a day in which historic heights were reached on the national scene, local barriers seem to be crumbling as well. In case you've missed out on the big news, the Scott Central vs. Sikeston matchup we all asked Santa for back in December is in the works for a February 11 date...
John Harmon (01/21/09)
NEW MADRID -- John Dee Harmon, 88, died Jan. 20, 2009, at John J. Pershing VA Center in Poplar Bluff. Funeral arrangements are with the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Cord Dooley (01/21/09)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Cord W. Dooley, 47, died Jan. 19, 2009, at his home in Portageville. Funeral arrangements are with the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Donna Cox (01/21/09)
SIKESTON - Donna Cox, 51, died at Jan. 20, 2009, at Doctors Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Funeral arrangements are with the Ponder Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Paul Glaus Sr. (01/21/09)
SIKESTON -- Paul D. "P.D." Glaus Sr., 66, died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Jan. 20, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Ponder Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Larry Hart (01/21/09)
CHARLESTON -- Larry Hart, 63, died at 3:48 a.m. Jan. 20, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the McMikle Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Ronnie Stanford (01/21/09)
DEXTER -- Ronnie Lee Stanford, 62, died Jan. 19, 2009, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are with the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Herbert St. Mary (01/21/09)
SIKESTON -- Herbert Lee St. Mary, 73, died Jan. 20, 2009, at his home in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are with the Ponder Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Garmelia Goss (01/21/09)
SIKESTON -- Garmelia Goss, 86, died Jan. 17, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are with the Williams Funeral Home of Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Responsibility begins with you (01/21/09)
I had no plans of revisiting the Obama inauguration in today's column because you and I both know that more than enough words have been spoken or written about this special event. But I cannot escape the news that surrounds me and for some unknown reason, I am compelled to write one final time on the emotions that blanket our nation.\...