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Stories from Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Taking a story walk (04/22/09)
Those attending the Sikeston in Bloom Festival on Saturday can meander along the Sikeston Library's Story Walk and by the 18th stop will have read a book. The walk, beginning in American Legion Park, will take visitors throughout the historic downtown area. ...
One career goal down: Kelly grad publishes a book of short stories (04/22/09)
BENTON -- Jarod Powell always knew he liked to write. For years now, he's dreamt of becoming a published writer. "It's really been one of my main career goals," said the 2003 Thomas W. Kelly High School graduate. "It's one of the things I knew I could always do well, and I just stuck with it over the years."...
Projects funded in area communities (04/22/09)
SIKESTON- New Madrid and Bernie are among 13 Southeast Missouri communities selected to receive $1.3 million in federal enhancement funds. Twenty-one applications were received in March totaling $1.9 million in requests. The projects consist of both new and existing sidewalk improvements to enhance pedestrian safety. ...
Shelter seeks grant funds (04/22/09)
BENTON -- Scott County officials will look over information about a Sikeston homeless shelter before agreeing to apply for a grant on its behalf. Debra Standridge, co-director of the Guardian Angel Overnight Shelter, presented information on the shelter and a request for grant sponsorship during Tuesday's County Commission meeting...
Sikeston netters fall to Cape Central (04/22/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Cape Central Tigers tennis team downed the visiting Sikeston Bulldogs Tuesday 8-1 in Cape Girardeau. Sikeston head coach Russ Dial felt the change in court affected his squad. "Today's match was our first one away and I think the change in the court environment affected our play negatively," Dial said...
Sikeston boys, Dexter girls win five-team meet (04/22/09)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston boys and Dexter girls each won a five-team track meet at Sikeston Public Schools on Tuesday. Sikeston easily won the boys side, scoring 142 points with Poplar Bluff coming in a distant second at 82. Dexter slipped past Poplar Bluff on the girls side with the Lady Bearcats posting 109 points followed by the Lady Mules' 95. Sikeston finished third with 84 points...
Charleston defeats Sikeston for first time (04/22/09)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston Bluejays head coach Michael Minner said that for five years he has told his baseball teams that the year they defeat the Sikeston Bulldogs will be the year that they win a state title. Following Tuesday afternoon's contest, Minner's club now has a lot to live up to for the remainder of the season...
Sikeston falls in close contest (04/22/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team dropped another close game on Tuesday evening as they fell on the road to the Cape Central Lady Tigers by a final score of 1-0. The Lady Bulldogs are now 4-8 on the season. Sarah Uptmor was credited with the game-winning goal as she chipped one in from in front of the goal with just over four minutes to play...
St. Vincent makes quick work of Kelly Tuesday (04/22/09)
BENTON -- The St.Vincent Indians used hot bats and effective pitching to make quick work of the Kelly Hawks, defeating them 12-1 in six innings Tuesday in Benton. The Indians (6-2) got things going in the second, when they loaded the bases with the ninth batter, Darin Yamnitz, stepping to the plate. Yamnitz sent his second pitch high and deep over the left-center field wall, unloading the bases for a grand-slam home run...
Lola Nelson (04/22/09)
SIKESTON - Lola Nelson, 93, died at 3 a.m. April 22, 2009, at the Miner Nursing Center. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel will be in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Brian Tynes (04/22/09)
SIKESTON --Brian Tynes, 33, died April 16, 2009, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital 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...
James Hayes Sr. (04/22/09)
WEST PADUCAH, Ky. -- James Ralph Hayes Sr., 78, died at 3:30 a.m. April 21, 2009, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. Funeral arrangements are with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...