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Stories from Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A hill of daffodils (03/25/09)
Eight-year-old Emma Wilhelm of New Hamburg takes advantage of a warm spring afternoon as she picks daffodils on the family farm near Benton. While the weather today is expected to be partly sunny with highs in the 60s, the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., reports a chance of rain tonight through Saturday. Highs will remain in the lower 60s for the remainder of the week...
Spring brings yard sales (03/25/09)
SIKESTON -- Warming weather plus spring cleaning add up to one thing for bargain hunters: yard sales. "They are starting to come out in the paper so it won't be long now," said Rhonda Hardin of rural Bertrand, a yard-sale enthusiast. Advertisements for garage sales and yard sales "start picking up in April -- about 30-40 a week," said Shawn Crawford, classified advertisement manager for the Standard Democrat newspaper. "The first week in May is when they really start full fling."...
Sikeston resident will tackle new job leading state's GOP (03/25/09)
SIKESTON -- In just one week, Sikeston resident Lloyd Smith will begin his first new job in 28 years, as head of Missouri's Republican party. "When you've been doing this as long as I have, it is a big change," said Smith, 57, current chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and served a total 28 years with her and her late husband, U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson. "But at this point in my career, I'm reminded as much about where I've been as where I'm going."...
Commission forwards levee information to FEMA (03/25/09)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners are sending off a package with information about the Commerce to Birds Point Levee they hope will satisfy FEMA officials. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have asked commissioners to sign documents by April 21 stating the levee is sound. ...
Ferguson is named Tri-County Player of the Year (03/25/09)
COOTER -- The Tri-County Conference has selected it first, second and honorable mention teams for the 2008-09 basketball season. Senior Dustin Ferguson of Clarkton was chosen as the Conference player of the year while senior Aaron McCaig of Cooter, junior Justin Fowler of Campbell, junior Brandon Bennett of Risco and senior Justin Brown of Clarkton made up the rest of the first team selections...
SHS netters lose first match (03/25/09)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston tennis team got off to a rocky start Tuesday afternoon, losing to Marion, Ill. 7-0 in a rain-shortened match. "The weather conditions were tough for both teams today," said Sikeston coach Russ Dial. "This was Marion's second match and they have an experienced team. I believe they adjusted much better to the windy conditions than we did. Our inexperience showed today."...
SHS drops opener to Notre Dame 9-5 (03/25/09)
SIKESTON -- Opening Day has come and gone for the Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team as they fell in defeat to the visiting Notre Dame Bulldogs by a final score of 9-5. Despite the four-run loss, Sikeston led halfway through the contest 3-1 and had the fifth inning not taken a toll on the home team then the outcome would've been different...
NMCC holds off Tigers for victory (03/25/09)
NEW MADRID -- Mother Nature must have been a New Madrid County Central Eagles fan on Tuesday afternoon as both lightning and rain hit just at the perfect time. With runners at the corners for the Caruthersville Tigers in the top of the sixth inning and only one out the Tigers needed only one run to tie the game at seven runs apiece. ...
Lady Bulldogs looking to youth in '09 (03/25/09)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team will look to continue to make progress as the program enters its eighth season. Sikeston head coach Derrick Long feels the program has come a long since the program was started. For more pictures and stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Tony Acton (03/25/09)
DEXTER -- Tony Acton, 48, of Dexter, died March 24, 2009, at the Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lowell Pettigrew (03/25/09)
RISCO -- Lowell Pettigrew, 81, died March 23, 2009, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Tom Coin (03/25/09)
NEW MADRID -- Tom Coin, 83, died March 19, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Funeral arrangements are with the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Mildred Ault (03/25/09)
CHARLESTON - Mildred Ault, 91, died March 25, 2009, at her home. McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Brenda Banks (03/25/09)
NORFOLK, Neb. -- Brenda O. Banks, 50, formerly of Haywood City, Mo., died March 21, 2009, as a result of an automobile accident. B Funeral arrangements are with the Williams Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Wilma Acord (03/25/09)
SIKESTON -- Wilma Acord, 92, died March 23, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. 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...
Icel Campbell (03/25/09)
DEXTER -- Icel Lee Campbell, 86, died March 23, 2009, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Joseph Rennier (03/25/09)
SIKESTON -- Joseph F. Rennier, 84, retired farmer from near Sikeston, died March 23, 2009, at St. 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...