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Stories from Sunday, February 8, 2009

Pruning, time could save trees (02/08/09)
SIKESTON -- In the 15 years, David Bizzell has lived in his Sikeston home, he's never been able to see the city's water tower due to the trees in his yard. After the recent winter storm, Bizzell now has a clear view of the tower, which is about five blocks from his house, he said...
Compost site open (02/08/09)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston's compost site is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice. Public Works asks that residents make their own deliveries if possible. It may be several weeks before Public Works will be able to pick up limbs at Sikeston homes. Residents should stack limbs on their property, placing limbs in front of the house, near the curb. Limbs must not block intersections and must not cover up fire hydrants...
Stores take storm in stride (02/08/09)
SIKESTON -- As residents and officials continue to assess the damage, the local business community is looking at whether it gained or lost from the storm. "Depending on what your business was, it was good," said Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. Over the past week, she has talked to several businesses about their experiences...
YMCA of Southeast Missouri opens new facility (02/08/09)
SIKESTON -- The community's new hot spot for fitness is now open. The YMCA of Southeast Missouri's new state-of-the-art facility was originally slated to open the day the ice storm shut the entire city down, according to Jeff Partridge, executive director of the Y...
Bill's amendment aids businesses (02/08/09)
JEFFERSON CITY - Legislation that will expand Missouri's Quality Jobs Program will impact local companies, too. House Bill 191 will allow the Quality Jobs Program to issue an unlimited amount of tax credits to businesses that create jobs that pay at least the average wage in the county and provide health insurance benefits. Currently the amount of credits that can be issued is capped at $60 million...
Bulldogs drop heartbreaker (02/08/09)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston Bulldogs lost a heartbreaker on the road Friday as they fell to the Poplar Bluff Mules 70-65. The Bulldogs (14-3, 3-1 SEMO Conference) came out on fire Friday night. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Braves ground Eagles (02/08/09)
SIKESTON -- With over a two week layoff from the hardwood, the New Madrid County Central Eagles finally got back to playing basketball on Friday night. Unfortunately, waiting for their return was the Scott County Central Braves who ran away with a 94-58 win over the Eagles...
Risco explodes in fourth quarter to defeat Richland (02/08/09)
RISCO -- The Risco Tigers exploded for 40 fourth quarter points on Friday night which aided them in a win over the Richland Rebels, 79-73. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Bell City rolls by Oran on Friday (02/08/09)
ORAN -- The Bell City Cubs spoiled the Homecoming festivities of the Oran Eagles on Friday evening, defeating the Eagles 74-40 in front of a large crowd. The Cubs jumped out early on Oran and never looked back. For more pictures and stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Comer Aldridge (02/08/09)
ATOKA, Tenn. -- Comer Laverne Aldridge, 70, died Feb. 3, 2009, at his home. Funeral arrangements are with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Billy Baker III (02/08/09)
JONESVILLE, La. -- William Sikes "Billy" Baker III, 52, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 29, 2009, at his home. Funeral arrangements are with the Young's Funeral Home of Jonesville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Fred Hartman Sr (02/08/09)
NEW MADRID -- Fred Hartman Sr., 87, died Feb. 6, 2009, at his daughter's home in Conran. Funeral arrangements are with the Richards Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Dorothy Hasty (02/08/09)
VANDUSER -- Dorothy Imogene "Dot" Hasty, 81, died Feb. 5, 2009, at Heartland Care and Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Ralph Bradshaw (02/08/09)
SIKESTON -- Ralph Edwin Bradshaw, 71, died Feb. 6, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Carroll LeSieur (02/08/09)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Carroll LeSieur, 66, died Feb. 6, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the DeLisle Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Geralene Hartline (02/08/09)
DEXTER -- Geralene Hartline, 64, died Feb. 5, 2009, in the Saint Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Glenn Lewis (02/08/09)
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Glenn Nicholas Lewis, 63, died Jan. 28, 2009, at the VA Medical Center in Atlanta.\ Funeral arrangements are with the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Byrum-Gilliland (02/08/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Susan Amy Byrum and Ronald Neal Gilliland were united in marriage during a ceremony Oct. 25, 2008, at the home of Ed and Marsha Adkisson. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Perry-Harris (02/08/09)
SIKESTON -- Winford and Delina Cureton have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Joann Perry, to John Alan Harris, son of Donald and Peggy Harris of Jefferson City. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...