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Stories from Friday, May 29, 2009

Ride to showcase Sikeston's agriculture ties (05/29/09)
SIKESTON -- A new event is coming to Sikeston later this year that has its organizers and several community members quite excited. Those spearheading the first "Cotton Ramble" told Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce members about the event during Thursday's luncheon. Also speaking were two Realtors about the current status of the housing market and incentives people should know about...
Man faces prison for child pornography (05/29/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Sikeston man was sentenced to prison on a federal child exploitation charge. Thomas O. Stroud Jr., 27, was sentenced Thursday to 90 months in federal prison on one felony count of possession of child pornography. Upon release from prison, Stroud will be placed on supervised release for 40 years...
Summer cut (05/29/09)
It is a hive of activity as Sikeston teens, employed by the city, are working full time now that school is out. Approximately 100 young people were hired by the city, working to maintain lots vacated through the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority. According to Lee Brooks, who was overseeing the work crew along with Brian James, Derek James and Sean Whitehead, the teens were doing a good job in their first week of full-time efforts...
Road work going well (05/29/09)
SIKESTON -- Despite the recent rainy weather, Scott County's road work is progressing well since it began a month ago. "The last three days, we've been able to blacktop when others have not," said Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger. "That means we haven't had delays while traveling back and forth for materials, so it's just making our lag times shorter."...
Personnel policy is OK'd (05/29/09)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County commissioners have approved a kinder personnel policy. Commissioners approved a change to the county policy on family/medical leave as recommended by County Clerk Junior DeLay during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday...
All-Star game to have local flavor (05/29/09)
COLUMBIA -- A local coach and several local players have been chosen to take part in the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game. Sikeston Bulldogs veteran head coach Gregg Holifield has been asked by his peers to skipper the Southeast Missouri region team. Holifield captured his fourth district title this previous season in route to becoming the Bulldogs all-time winningest coach...
Sikeston Sharks kick off season Saturday (05/29/09)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Sharks will kick off their 2009 swimming year with tons of team members and new waters to swim in. With a brand new swimming facility inside the newly built YMCA, a pool that actually has lanes, lane dividers and diving blocks, second-year head coach Taylor Allen says that the newer pool is a big upgrade from last year...
Junior League action (05/29/09)
(Above) Sikeston Ladies Auxiliary Post 114 pitcher Trent McMillan prepares to tag out a Cape Girardeau player in Junior Legion action on Thursday night at VFW Memorial Stadium. Sikeston shortstop Luke Keefer fields a ground ball against Cape Girardeau Thursday night. Sikeston Ladies Auxiliary Post 114 President Babs Looney throws out the first pitch before Sikeston's game with Cape Girardeau on Thursday night. Results from the game had not been submitted at press time...
Margaret Taylor (05/29/09)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services for Margaret Louise Taylor, 93, who died on May 27, 2009, will be: Ed Taylor, Darin Taylor, Justin Taylor, Garrett Taylor, Aron Taylor, Britt Taylor, Mike Taylor, Jr. and Chris Brown. Funeral arrangements are with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel...
Steven Kent Sr. (05/29/09)
Steven Kent Sr. DEXTER -- Steven Earl Kent Sr., 44, died May 27, 2009. 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...
Valeria Edwards (05/29/09)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Valeria Edwards, 91, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 28, 2009, at St. Joseph Care Center West in South Bend. 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...