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Stories from Thursday, July 9, 2009

Working from the bottom up (07/09/09)
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Contract awarded for I-55 projects (07/09/09)
SIKESTON -- The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a multi-million dollar contract Wednesday for improvements to Interstate 55 in New Madrid and Pemiscot Counties. The $11.6 million contract was awarded to R.L. Persons Construction Inc. in Poplar Bluff...
Five arrested following meth ring bust (07/09/09)
SIKESTON -- Five Sikeston residents were arrested after a tip led Sikeston Public Safety to a meth lab. Cleon "Cody" Milton, 34; Alicia McKenzie, 28; Heather Propst, 22; Joshua Propst, 25; and Richard Ring, 34, were charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and five counts of endangering the welfare of a child. They were charged Monday on Scott County warrants...
Long-term food storage program proves useful in many situations (07/09/09)
SIKESTON -- When the ice storm ripped through Southeast Missouri in late January, leaving many without power, Salwa Williams and her family were prepared. Unlike others who were scrambling to grocery stores for foods or eating in restaurants, she had plenty of food stored in her home, thanks to a food storage program...
Man sentenced for making threats (07/09/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A former Southeast Missouri man was sentenced Wednesday on federal charges of making threats by using the telephone. Mark A. Starkey, 44, was sentenced to ten months on one felony count of making a threat over the telephone to destroy a building by use of explosives...
Two SCC inmates are found dead (07/09/09)
CHARLESTON -- Two offenders at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston died over the past week. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Post 63 breaks loose late (07/09/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston American Legion Post 114 squad just couldn't get the ball rolling in their direction on Wednesday evening at Capaha Field as they fell to Cape Legion Post 63 by a final of 12-6. A combination of missed cut-off men, overthrows and balls reaching the backstop led to the eventual downfall of Post 114 in a game in which they had an opportunity to escape with the win...
Bulls strike it rich against Owensboro (07/09/09)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulls pulled off a come from behind win against the Owensboro Oilers on Wednesday evening at VFW Memorial Stadium. The final, 7-5 in favor of Sikeston, didn't come easy as both squads scored early then went silent until the seventh inning...
Bottom of order aids Squirrels' victory (07/09/09)
CHARLESTON-- The Charleston Squirrels kept things rolling Wednesday night as they routed the visiting Calvert City, KY Senior Legion Post 236 squad 10-2 at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Marie Tinnin (07/09/09)
FREDERICKTOWN -- Marie Tinnin, 83, died July 7, 2009, at her home. Born Feb. 12, 1926, in Marquand, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Funeral arrangements are with the Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Jake Higgerson (07/09/09)
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. -- Weldon A. "Jake" Higgerson, 75, died June 27, 2009. Funeral arrangements are with the Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, Mo. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Bobbie Foster (07/09/09)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Bobbie Dick Foster, 74, who died July 6, 2009, were: J.R. Kirkpatrick, Derek Kirkpatrick, Jarrod Kirkpatrick, Sonny Holland, Auston Kirkpatrick and Glen Bivens...
Jason Pobst (07/09/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Jason Lynn Pobst, 34, formerly of Sikeston, died at 10:50 a.m. July 8, 2009 at his residence in the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Juanita Hamilton (07/09/09)
HOWARDVILLE -- Juanita Hamilton, 74, died on July 4, 2009, at her home. Visitation will be from noon until time of services at 1 p.m. Saturday at Church of God in Lilbourn. Williams Funeral Home of Howardville is in charge of arrangements.
Velma M. Smith (07/09/09)
LILBOURN -- Velma M. Smith, 70, died July 9, 2009, at Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Marty Nelson (07/09/09)
BERTRAND -- Marty Nelson, 48, died July 8, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Myrtle Dodge (07/09/09)
DEXTER -- Myrtle Dodge, 85, died July 9, 2009, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.