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Stories from Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mum is the word (09/09/09)
As cooler weather moves into Southeast Missouri, local nurseries, including Diebold Orchards in Benton, have welcomed the fall planting season with a large supply of chrysanthemums. As they have become a staple for fall outdoor decorating, potted mums are sold in large quantities during the season. Different species are available for different blooming times in the planting season...
Obama gives school speech (09/09/09)
SIKESTON -- President Barack Obama steered clear of politics in his school speech on Tuesday, despite controversy and concerns it was an attempt to sell his political agenda. ''Every single one of you has something that you're good at. Every single one of you has something to offer,'' Obama told students at Wakefield High School in suburban Arlington, Va., and children watching his speech on television in schools across the country. ...
Funds allotted for January storm (09/09/09)
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide the state of Missouri with $28,240,930.69 in federal grant money to help repair damage resulting from the severe ice storms. SEMO Electric Cooperative will receive $12,334,360.55 to support repair of the damaged electrical systems, including electrical poles, transformers, cross arms, reclosers and regulators...
Board OKs tuition increase (09/09/09)
SIKESTON -- Following the state's recommendation, the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education approved an increase in its tuition rate during Tuesday's regular monthly meeting. "As you are aware, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's has a formula used to calculate tuition for public school systems," said Lori Boardman, R-6 director of business services...
County to finish ice storm cleanup (09/09/09)
BENTON -- With the completion of this year's blacktopping program, Scott County can get back to cleaning up the mess left by the January ice storm. "We have 58 trees identified by FEMA that need to be cut down and removed," Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Lady Bulldogs improve to 6-3 (09/09/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs put the aluminum to good use on Tuesday afternoon as they dominated the Cape Central Lady Tigers on the diamond 9-1. A combination of nine hits between seven Lady Bulldogs provided enough offense to earn the road victory...
Junior varsity Bulldogs roll 36-0 (09/09/09)
SIKESTON-- The Sikeston Bulldogs junior varsity football team kept things rolling on Tuesday, as they downed the visiting New Madrid County Central Eagles 36-0 in Sikeston. The Bulldogs (2-0) were dominant right out of the blocks on Tuesday, as Sikeston's Shaquille Sherrod returned the opening kickoff 75 yards to begin the game. A 2-point conversion gave the Bulldogs an 8-0 edge...
Lady Hawks overcome slumping bats in 4-0 win (09/09/09)
SCOTT CITY -- Coming off of being shutout over the weekend, the Kelly Lady Hawks continued their struggles at the plate but still managed a 4-0 win over the Scott City Lady Rams on Tuesday afternoon at Scott City High School. "We couldn't hit," Kelly head coach Rhonda Ratledge said. ...
Dexter loses three-set match to Cape Central (09/09/09)
By Josh Mills sd_sports@yahoo.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats volleyball team suffered a tough loss on Tuesday evening on the road at Cape Central. At first it appeared that the Lady Tigers had their backs against the wall to the visiting Lady Bearcats but at the end of the third set it was the home team tacking up the win with scores of 19-25, 25-21 and 25-18...
Cardinals, Yankees fodder continues (09/09/09)
If you failed to tune into last week's column, you missed a little bit of reader's input. The topics I touched on varied from the start time of high school games (which I received positive feedback from) to why the Cardinals should sign Matt Holliday at the end of the season (which he proved his case on Tuesday evening). So I'd like to personally thank everybody for their topic ideas and opinions and for getting me through one more Wednesday...
Novella Johnson (09/09/09)
DEXTER -- Novella Johnson died Sept. 9, 2009, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Pauline Gaddy (09/09/09)
DEXTER -- Pauline Gaddy, 79, died Sept. 9, 2009, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. The Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
David L. Johnson (09/09/09)
SIKESTON -- David L. Johnson, 46, died Sept. 6, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are with the Williams Funeral Home of Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
John Sparkman (09/09/09)
John Sparkman CHAFFEE -- John L. "J.L." Sparkman, 81, died Sept. 7, 2009, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...