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Stories from Friday, August 14, 2009

Down the drain (08/14/09)
A worker signals as the concrete form of the new storm drain system along Malone Avenue is lowered into place Thursday afternoon. The improvements are being made as the new Board of Municipal Utilities building goes up at the corner of Malone Avenue and New Madrid Street...
Water supply issues addressed (08/14/09)
BENTON -- There are several issues concerning Scott County's water supply. And two of the chief ones -- dealing with the formation of a new district and helping residents without access -- were addressed on Thursday. First, problems with the Public Water Supply District No. 4, for which pipes are being laid, were discussed. There have been complaints regarding road damage by the crews...
Local Girl Scouts to offer member registration with sleepover and fun (08/14/09)
SIKESTON -- Looking to recruit new members, the Sikeston area Girl Scouts are conducting a sleepover registration next weekend in Sikeston. The first-time event will begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 and end at 8 a.m. Aug. 22 at Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston. The event is open to girls in kindergarten through 12th grade who who live in the southern portion of the area, such as Sikeston, Morehouse, Matthews, Blodgett, Miner. A snack and light breakfast will be served...
Scott County tax rates approved (08/14/09)
BENTON -- A tax hearing for Scott County was held Thursday. The following rates were approved: $0.3027 for road and bridge; $0.01 for Johnson Grass, and zero county tax. The lack of a county tax was put into effect per voter approval earlier this year for a half-cent general revenue sales tax...
Diamond ready (08/14/09)
Sikeston's Sydney Davied slides headfirst during a sliding drill at the Lady Bulldogs' practice on Thursday afternoon. Sikeston, coming off a 15-win season, will open the season on the road Aug. 24 when they take on the Farmington Knightettes. The Lady Bulldogs will play their first home game on Aug. 28 when they host Poplar Bluff...
Inez Bond (08/14/09)
RISCO -- Inez Bond, 85, died Aug. 14, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.
Alice Decater (08/14/09)
CHARLESTON -- Alice Decater, 70, died at 2:40 a.m. Aug. 14, 2009, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Elsie Lackey (08/14/09)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday for Elsie Mae "Tootie" Lackey, 80, who died on Aug. 12, 2009, will be: Brian Lackey, Jimmy A. Johnson, Darrin Johnson, Jeffrey Johnson, Jeremy Johnson, Caleb Johnson and Coleman Johnson...
Ralph Rainey (08/14/09)
BLOOMFIELD -- Ralph Rainey, 81, died Aug. 12, 2009, at his home near Puxico. 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...
Sullivan Tindle (08/14/09)
LILBOURN -- Raymond Sullivan Tindle died Aug. 12, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 16 years. Funeral arrangements are with the Richards Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...