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Stories from Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Commissioners consider Citizen Corps grant funding options (06/10/09)
BENTON -- Scott County will accept a Citizen Corps grant -- provided it doesn't cost the county anything. Scott County Commissioners discussed the grant during their regular meeting Tuesday while Joel Evans, county developer, provided information to commissioners about the grant via Internet and phone from the grant's workshop in Jefferson City...
Drug testing policy amended (06/10/09)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 Board of Education members voted Tuesday to amend its random drug testing policy to include students who park their vehicles on the district's campus. Board members also amended student discipline in the district's tobacco use board policy and approved a student-athlete handbook for grades 7-12 during their regular monthly meeting at the district's board office...
Boyd to help KRCC (06/10/09)
SIKESTON -- Neal E. Boyd admits that since winning "America's Got Talent" last summer and seeing his singing career launch, he's living his dream. But the tenor also makes sure to help others' dreams come true, too. And his voice will definitely do that for the Kenny Rogers Children's Center in two weeks, when he will open a benefit concert with Kenny Rogers at the Sikeston Field House on June 24...
DPS rescues trapped man (06/10/09)
SIKESTON - High-pressure extrication bags were used to free a man trapped under his vehicle. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Man holds girlfriend at knife point; flees (06/10/09)
BENTON -- A Scott County man is in custody after holding his girlfriend at knife point and attempting to flee from officers. Ricky Wayne Counts, 53, of Benton is charged with kidnapping, assault on a law enforcement officer, second degree domestic assault, felonious restraint, resisting arrest, first degree property damage and unlawful use of a weapon. Funeral arrangements are with the...
Local, federal officers join forces to make local arrests (06/10/09)
SIKESTON - The U.S. Marshal Service and Sikeston Department of Public Safety teamed up Tuesday for "Operation Falcon." Each year, members of the U.S. Marshal Service across the nation along with local law enforcement work together to apprehend people with federal and local arrest warrants...
Redhawk coaches talk about upcoming seasons to boosters (06/10/09)
SIKESTON -- The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks have been on a roller coaster ride in the athletic department for quite some time, but this year the outlook is nothing but positive. The slogan for this year at SEMO is 'restore the pride' and booster club members and coaches on staff met Tuesday afternoon to discuss the new theme over lunch at the Sikeston Country Club...
Garrett wins tourney (06/10/09)
LAKE BARKLEY -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their fourth tournament of the year, a two-day event, on Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake on May 30-31. Ty Garrett won the tournament with a two-day total of nine bass weighing 25 pounds, 13 ounces; Jerry Dement was second with seven bass weighing 17-7 and Leven Cox was third with seven bass weighing 17-5...
Errors doom Squirrels (06/10/09)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Squirrels could have done without the top of the sixth inning on Tuesday night. Four runs were scored against them in that particular inning with three hits and, maybe more importantly, three errors causing the damage. "If we don't make five errors we win the ballgame. That's pretty muck cut and dry," Squirrels head coach Michael Minner said. "You can't give a good team a lead like that. If we make the routine plays, we're right there in the ballgame."...
Golf game full of ups, downs (06/10/09)
Man's best friend is commonly known as a dog. My new best friend is my four iron. I've spent countless hours researching the 'perfect' driver on the web and trying to figure out my slicing issue. Tuesday afternoon I semi-corrected it, 'it' being the slice, and by semi, I mean not completely, but I'm hitting fairways...
John Robeson (06/10/09)
SIKESTON - John I . Robeson, 78, died June 9, 2009, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday.
Mary Merritt (06/10/09)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Mary Jewel Merritt, 71, who died on June 4, 2009, were: Samuel Merritt Jr., Marshal Russom Jr., Gary Corder, Gary Corder Jr., Mark Pearson and Brent Russom.
David Jones (06/10/09)
MATTHEWS -- David Chester Jones, 62, died at 9 a.m. June 5, 2009, at his home. Funeral arrangements are with the Blanchard Funeral Chapel. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...