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Stories from Sunday, September 6, 2009

Corn harvest begins (09/06/09)
A worker on Phil Hubbert's farm cuts corn on Friday outside of Morley. Several farmers have gone to work in the past week harvesting their corn crops after moisture caused a slight delay.
No paper will be published Monday (09/06/09)
SIKESTON -- The offices of the Standard Democrat will be closed Monday and no paper will be published in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The office will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The staff and families of the Standard Democrat wish you a safe and happy holiday...
UP will abandon Malone tracks (09/06/09)
SIKESTON -- The Union Pacific Railroad is abandoning the tracks running alongside Malone Avenue. What happens next is yet to be determined. Union Pacific received permission in June from the Surface Transportation Board to abandon their rail line between Essex and Miner, according to Chuck Leible, city counselor...
Idea blooms for Sikeston bike ride (09/06/09)
SIKESTON -- As the Tour of Missouri begins Monday, a Sikeston group is planning its first organized bike ride, the Cotton Ramble. Ed and Jackie Cowan, who participate in other bike rides including East Prairie's Tour de Corn, said they've toyed with the idea for several years. "From the very first time we rode it in, we thought 'Sikeston could do this, too,'" said Jackie Cowan...
Fans are saddened as 'Light' dims (09/06/09)
SIKESTON -- "Guiding Light" fan Kari Wilhelm of New Hamburg remembers the late 1990s when she was a student at Arkansas State University. She and her roommate -- a "General Hospital" fan -- each had classes that ended at 1:50 p.m. That left 10 minutes for each to return to their dorm room and catch their respective soap operas, which both started at 2 p.m...
Late touchdown lifts East Prairie over Grandview (09/06/09)
GRANDVIEW -- The East Prairie Eagles improved to 2-0 on Friday night, handing Grandview their 37th consecutive loss 20-14. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
SHS pounds Charleston, 54-0 (09/06/09)
CHARLESTON -- The 124th meeting of the Sikeston Bulldogs and Charleston Bluejays was a one-sided affair, as the Bulldogs waylaid Charleston 54-0 Friday in Charleston. "You never know how you are going to come out on any given night," Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs said. "In all honesty, if you do the things you need to do, you should get the wins from sheer numbers. But our kids stayed focused, played hard, and did what they needed to do early."...
NMCC holds off Tigers in shootout 38-35 (09/06/09)
NEW MADRID -- "This is a ball club that's not afraid to fight." Those are the words of Cape Central head coach Rich Payne describing his club after Friday night's tough 38-35 loss to the New Madrid County Central. In reality, both clubs came out of the locker room on Friday evening prepped and ready for a fight and that's exactly what both teams did for 48 minutes in New Madrid...
Portageville snaps losing streak at 32 (09/06/09)
SCOTT CITY -- The streak is finally over. After 32 straight losses over a span of three seasons, the Portageville Bulldogs finally put one in the win column on Friday night with a 35-0 romp over the Scott City Rams. "I've just waited a long time for this," senior Lee Wallace said. "Three years of playing football -- there's nothing like it. I've waited for this for so long."...
Edna Hart (09/06/09)
SIKESTON -- Edna Lou Hart, 91, died at 1:05 a.m. Sept. 3, 2009, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Joe E. Christian (09/06/09)
PORTAGEVILLE - Joe E. Christian, 88, died Sept. 4, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville is in charge of arrangements. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Evelyn Ray (09/06/09)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Evelyn Edna Ray, 85, who died on Sept. 2, 2009 were: Mike Skaggs, Jim Cowger, Andrew Cowger, Mark Capps, Corey Lowe and Tony Pugh. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...