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Stories from Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Honors Board names needed (02/11/09)
SIKESTON - Nominees are being accepted through Feb. 27 for the 2009 Honors Board installation by the Park and Recreation Division. Since 1986, 35 individuals have been honored by having their names installed on the Honors Board in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to youth programs in the community. These programs include baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and Boy Scouts...
Agenda items tabled (02/11/09)
MINER -- The Miner Board of Aldermen tabled both items on the agenda for their regular monthly meeting before moving into closed session. Mayor Mitch Thompson opened the Board's meeting Tuesday by commending the city's employees for "the excellent job they did during the recent ice storm we had."...
Election set for Tuesday (02/11/09)
BENTON -- Scott County voters will head to the polls on Tuesday. The sole issue on the ballot will be whether to waive the county portion of their real estate and personal property taxes in exchange for a half-cent sales tax. The election was originally set for Feb. 3, but rescheduled due to a petition by County Clerk Rita Milam due to the massive power outages and other issues brought by the winter storm that hit the region the last week of January...
Agencies offer one-stop-shop for resources (02/11/09)
SIKESTON -- Within the first two hours of opening Tuesday, the Multi-Agency Resource Center set up in Sikeston helped 122 local residents who were in need of assistance following the recent ice storm. Organizers expect even more residents of Scott, New Madrid and other surrounding counties to utilize the resource center, which is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Thursday at the Clinton Building in Sikeston...
Inmates to aid in cleanup (02/11/09)
BENTON -- Scott County Jail inmates will once again help clean up the county. This time it will be limbs instead of trash along county highways. County commissioners met with Rick Walter, sheriff; Norman Brant, county highway department superintendent; and Rob Furlow, jail administrator, during their regular meeting Tuesday to "work out some of the details," Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said...
Officials pleased to see enrollment numbers stabilize for school district (02/11/09)
SIKESTON -- For the first time in several school years, enrollment at the Sikeston R-6 School District isn't on a decline. "Our enrollment this year is unbelievably static, at least compared to the eight prior years I've been here," said Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller during Tuesday's regular Board of Education meeting...
Risco downs North Pem. for 12th win (02/11/09)
WARDELL -- The Risco Tigers improved to 12-5 Tuesday evening with a 65-55 win over North Pemiscot Tuesday night. Risco led 31-30 at halftime and stretched their lead to 49-41 after three quarters and held off the Mustangs in the fourth for the win. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Bulldogs make case for No. 1 ranking (02/11/09)
By Matthew Bain sd_sports@yahoo.com PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Bulldogs rolled past the East Prairie Eagles 80-37 Tuesday night in Portageville. The No. 2 ranked Bulldogs (14-1), are poised to move into the top state ranking in Class 2, as the No. 1 Bernie Mules fell Monday night 58-53 to the Bloomfield Wildcats. Portageville's only loss of the season came to the Mules in the finals of the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament in December...
Game time: Sikeston v. Scott Central (02/11/09)
By Josh Mills sd_sports@yahoo.com NEW MADRID -- It took an extra four minutes for the New Madrid County Central Eagles to put away the Notre Dame Bulldogs on Tuesday evening, but a few clutch free throws and a handful of key steals down the stretch proved big in the overtime victory...
Tonight's game will be quite a treat (02/11/09)
I'll join nearly 7,000 of you this evening as the Bulldogs battle Braves in the Show Me Center for the first time in nearly four decades. Not to be left out is the Oran Eagles and Saxony Lutheran Crusaders, as they're both solid clubs, but Sikeston and Scott Central finally hooking up will be quite a treat. It's funny, we wanted the game desperately, so desperately that was asked Santa for it back in December, and now that it's finally here, we're ready for the final buzzer...
Virgil Bell (02/11/09)
PUXICO -- Virgil Harvey Bell, 80, died Feb. 10, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Funeral arrangements are with the Watkins Sons Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Thurman Todd (02/11/09)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Thurman Todd, 65, died Feb. 9, 2009, at his home. 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...
Granny Strayhorn (02/11/09)
PINHOOK -- Louise "Granny" Strayhorn, 92, died Feb. 5, 2009, at her daughter's home. Funeral arrangements are with the Williams Funeral Home in Charleston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Louise Skinner (02/11/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Louise Hendrix Skinner, 67, died at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 9, 2009, in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelby Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
LaVerne Yates (02/11/09)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for LaVerne V. Yates, 93, who died Feb. 7, 2009, were: Stan Bandermann, Bob Patterson, Jim Leigh, David Couch, Katlin Yates, John Cooper and Hunter Yates. Honorary pallbearers were members of the First Baptist Church Fidelis Sunday school class...
Lucille Carter (02/11/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lucille Carter, 92, died at 2 a.m. Feb. 11, 2009, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Betty Wiggins (02/11/09)
SALEM, Ill. -- Betty L. Wiggins, 76, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Feb. 9, 2009, at the Salem Township Hospital in Salem. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Todd Slaten (02/11/09)
SIKESTON -- William Todd Slaten, 39, died at 3:59 p.m. Feb. 9, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center's emergency room following an acute heart attack. 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...
Virginia Polley (02/11/09)
SIKESTON -- Virginia Mae Polley, 81, died at 7:12 p.m. Feb. 9, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are with the Nunnlee Funeral Chapel For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Speakout (02/11/09)
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