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Stories from Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Woman killed in Tuesday accident identified (05/13/09)
SIKESTON -- The name of a woman killed while cleaning up limbs in a Tuesday afternoon accident in Sikeston has been released. Diane Phelps, 44, of Newburg, was pronounced dead in the emergency room of Missouri Delta Medical Center by Dr. Brad Angelos, according to James Donner, Scott County deputy coroner...
Rural development (05/13/09)
PORTAGEVILLE -- In the midst of "rebranding" itself, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is focusing on rural development of business and industry investments to create more better-fitting and better-paying job opportunities than ever before. "Sometimes we think any job is all we should focus on," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday. "I think sometimes we sell ourselves short. I think we've got a great product to sell in rural communities."...
Yet another downed power line (05/13/09)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers secure the scene while Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities personnel attempt to deal with power line issues on the pole near North Main Tuesday. The power line pole on East Wakefield in front of Alliance Bank was struck by the pickup truck shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday...
Bids are accepted for BMU building (05/13/09)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities has taken the next step toward construction of a new BMU office building in downtown Sikeston. BMU board members accepted the low bid of $3.55 million from Penzel Construction Company of Jackson during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday...
Vote set for bond proposal (05/13/09)
MINER -- The city of Miner will ask voters to approve a $2.5 million revenue bond issue for sewer and water system improvements. During their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, the Miner Board of Aldermen approved putting the bond issue on the ballot for the Aug. 4 election...
Officials still undecided on courthouse rooms (05/13/09)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners are still not sold on the idea of numbering rooms at the courthouse. During the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday, Joel Evans, emergency management director for the county, discussed with commissioners his suggestion for numbering each of the rooms off the main hallways -- odd numbers on one side, even numbers on the other -- to help emergency responders locate people in a fire or other emergency...
Tuition for Sikeston R-6 adult programs will be increasing (05/13/09)
SIKESTON -- Tuition for three Sikeston R-6 adult programs was raised during Tuesday's regular monthly Board of Education meeting. Tuition for the Practical Nursing Program will increase from $8,800 to $9,700 for the 2009-2010 school year. The Office Technology program and full-time trade and industrial programs' fees will increase from $3,800 to $4,200...
Residents hope to promote pride with Ward 4 Cleanup Day (05/13/09)
SIKESTON -- It is a small beginning but one organizers hope will lead to big improvements. On Saturday, the Westend Community Betterment Association is asking area residents and volunteers to join them for the Ward 4 Community "Cleanup Day." At 8:30 a.m., they will meet in the vacant lot at the corner of Ruth and Branum to pick up trash block by block...
SHS baseball loses close game (05/13/09)
MAYFIELD -- The Sikeston Bulldogs fell on the road Tuesday afternoon to the Graves County Eagles by a final of 5-4. For the Bulldogs a 3-2 lead in the top of the fifth was erased in the bottom half of the inning as Graves County scored two to regain control...
Keefer's hat trick lifts SHS (05/13/09)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs won in dramatic fashion Tuesday's senior night, edging the Cape Central Lady Tigers 4-3 in overtime. The Lady Bulldogs standout senior forward Abbi Keefer provided three of Sikeston's four goals, including the game-winner...
East Prairie scores early, holds on for 13-8 win (05/13/09)
CHAFFEE -- Back-to-back innings that provided nine runs for the East Prairie Eagles on Tuesday afternoon proved to be the deciding factor in their high scoring 13-8 win over the Chaffee Red Devils. Five runs in the second inning and four more runs in the third were made possible for the Eagles by a combined five hits and four Chaffee errors...
Scott City blasts Kelly on Senior Day (05/13/09)
SCOTT CITY -- Scott City senior Jake Campbell will remember his final home game as a Scott City Rams baseball player for a long time. After the first two batters in the fifth inning reached base by drawing walks, Campbell stepped up to the plate and drilled a home run over the left field fence, ending the game against the visiting Kelly Hawks in a 14-4 mercy rule victory and giving the other eight starting seniors a Senior Day they'll never forget...
Respect now lost among athletes (05/13/09)
The word of the day is respect. In case you missed out in first grade, here's what it means -- the willingness to show consideration or appreciation (whether that be teachers, coaches, employers, etc.). The reason that it has become the word of the day is what I've witnessed as of late in the entire world of sports...
Octavia Green (05/13/09)
SIKESTON - Ocatavia Green, 90, died May 12, 2009, at the Close to Home Family Care Center in Matthews. Funeral arrangements are with Williams Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Terry Patterson (05/13/09)
OZARK, Ala. -- Terry Patterson, 39, died May 9, 2009, from injuries sustained in a four-wheeler accident in Ariton. Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid is in charge of arrangements. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Wilma Allen (05/13/09)
SIKESTON - Wilma Michelle Allen, 78, formerly of Dexter, died May 12, 2009, in Sikeston, at the home of her niece, Barbara Nimmo. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Sally Carden (05/13/09)
SIKESTON - Sally Ruth Carden, 76, died at 10:35 p.m. May 11, 2009, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are with Blanchard Funeral Home in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Viola Matlock (05/13/09)
VILONIA, Ark. -- Viola Mae Matlock, 93, died May 11, 2009, at Salem Nursing Center in Conway. Arrangements are with the Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel in Greenbrier. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Marlene Stubbs (05/13/09)
CHAFFEE -- Marlene Stubbs, 81, died May 12, 2009, at John Knox Village Care Center in Lee Summit. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Shirley Hammock (05/13/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Shirley Jo Hammock, 82, formerly of Morehouse, died at 7:25 p.m. May 11, 2009, at her residence in the Chateau Girardeau. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Hank Lippert (05/13/09)
MALDEN -- Henry J. "Hank" Lippert, 59, died May 6, 2009, at Campbell. The Landess Funeral Chapel in Malden is in charge of arrangements. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Virgie Wallace (05/13/09)
SIKESTON -- Virgie Mae "Sister" Wallace, 57, died May 8, 2009, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Williams Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Larry Duncan (05/13/09)
NEW MADRID -- Larry Eugene Duncan, 65, died May 11, 2009, at his home in New Madrid. Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid is in charge of arrangements. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
You should take my advice (05/13/09)
In these tough economic times, one can't be too careful with their spending. In fact, with newspapers dropping like flies all across the country, I'm starting to think about a second career. The only problem with finding a second career is there isn't much call for a sarcastic, below-average writer. ...