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Stories from Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Back to School (08/11/09)
SIKESTON -- Motorists are likely to notice a change in traffic this week and in the coming weeks as students are heading back to school. Whether walking, biking or driving to school, young people will be on the move, and it's critical for drivers to be alert, especially near school zones, playgrounds and bicycle paths, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports...
Orgill shaking up local economy (08/11/09)
SIKESTON -- The opening of Orgill's Mid-America SuperCenter is shaking up the local job market -- in a good way. Orgill Inc., the world's largest independent distributor of home improvement products, opened its 795,000-square-foot distribution center at the Sikeston Business, Education and Technology Park on Aug. 3...
Farm tour educates Emerson (08/11/09)
TANNER -- Although Rep. Jo Ann Emerson represents many involved in agriculture or with agricultural interests, she isn't a farmer by trade. So, she has to learn from those who work in the field on a daily basis. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
City meeting times changed (08/11/09)
SIKESTON -- There have been a number of changes for city meeting times and dates. Here is a revised list for August and September: Meeting dates and times are subject to change...
Practice begins (08/11/09)
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Lori Ditto (08/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Lori Anne Freeman Ditto, 44, died July 27, 2009, at St. Louis University Trauma Center in St. Louis following a brief illness. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Junior Grubbs (08/11/09)
DEXTER -- Charley "Junior" Grubbs, 73, died Aug. 10, 2009, at his home. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Rosie Gromer (08/11/09)
BERNIE -- Rosie Imogene Gromer, 79, died Aug. 9, 2009, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements are with the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Lillian Hester (08/11/09)
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. -- Lillian C. Hester, 93, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Aug. 8, 2009, at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega. 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...
Jack Wilson (08/11/09)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services conducted Monday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico for Robert "Jack" Wilson, 84, who died on Aug. 7, 2009, were: Scott Burge, Kenny Null, David Richard, Danny Richard, Del Ward and Carroll Ward.