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Stories from Tuesday, March 31, 2009

'Waste of taxpayer dollars' (03/31/09)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Reversing work on the St. John's Bayou-New Madrid Floodway Project is "a shame -- a waste of taxpayer dollars," according to the project's sponsors. Furg Hunter, a supervisor for the St. Johns Levee and Drainage District, the local sponsors for the St. John's Bayou-New Madrid Floodway Project, spoke about efforts to see the project through and expressed frustrations at the waste of reversing work Monday during a public meeting in Caruthersville...
Program looks for the positives in kids' behavior (03/31/09)
NEW MADRID - While the teacher was busy helping the other children in the classroom, one little boy was struggling at the computer. The child at the next computer noticed, leaned across and explained what to do. It took just a second but it was noticed...
License office plans are studied (03/31/09)
SIKESTON - Missouri's Office of Administration and Department of Revenue are evaluating proposals submitted by two Sikeston residents seeking to run the Sikeston License Bureau. Following a month-long open bid process which ended March 24 for the Sikeston fee office, the Office of Administration's Division of Purchasing Web site reports current fee office operator Terry Cole and former fee office operator Sharon Ferrell have submitted proposals to run the bureau...
SHS drops thriller to rival (03/31/09)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs have seen their fair share of close losses early this season. Tack on another Monday night. After losing in double overtime to Cape Central Thursday and then following that with a loss on a late goal to Perryville Friday, the Lady Bulldogs found themselves with a corner kick trailing rival Notre Dame 2-1 with less than two minutes remaining Monday night...
Charleston takes advantage of Caruthersville mistakes (03/31/09)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays were out-hit 9-to-8 on Monday afternoon but still managed to post 12 runs against the Caruthersville Tigers for a 12-2 win in five innings at Hillhouse Park. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Rams blow past NMCC on Monday (03/31/09)
NEW MADRID -- The Scott City Rams picked up their first victory of the season Monday afternoon as they soundly defeated the New Madrid County Central Eagles 23-1 in a five-inning mercy rule shortened game. Both clubs' records now rest at 1-2 on the year...
Robey strikes out 30 in 12 inning win (03/31/09)
DEXTER -- An astounding performance from New Madrid County Central's Kelly Robey led the Lady Eagles to a 2-0 victory in 12 innings over the Dexter Lady Bearcats on Monday afternoon. BENTON -- The Kelly Hawks baseball team improved to 2-0 on the season Monday afternoon as they held off the Chaffee Red Devils by a final of 9-5 in seven innings...
Lexie Burke (03/31/09)
SIKESTON -- Lexie Watkins Burke, 94, died March 30, 2009, at the Saxony Lutheran Village 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...
Tommy Jackson Sr. (03/31/09)
ANNISTON -- Shirley Clifford "Tommy" Jackson Sr., 80, died at 3:21 p.m. March 29, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. 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...
Billie Jean Ellis (03/31/09)
DEXTER -- Billie Jean Ellis, 77, died March 28, 2009, at her home. Born Aug. 29, 1931, in Luxora, Ark., to the late Robert Arthur and Lula Bell Funeral arrangements are with the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Lilith Creg (03/31/09)
DEXTER -- Lilith Ivorene Creg, 90, died March 29, 2009, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Beverly Holden (03/31/09)
SIKESTON -- Beverly H. Holden, 70, died March 28, 2009, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. There will be a memorial service held at a later date under the direction of Ponder Funeral Home.
Mary Killmer (03/31/09)
DEXTER -- Mary Killmer, 74, died March 28, 2009, in St. John's Hospital in Joplin. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.