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Stories from Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Harvest time (10/27/09)
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DNR's budget crunch means cuts to local state park sites (10/27/09)
scottw@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Job cuts in the Department of Natural Resources Division of State Parks announced last week will hit close to home with at least one local post lost. On Oct. 19, DNR officials announced that about 100 state parks employees would be laid off as a cost-cutting measure to deal with plummeting sales tax revenue...
Officials impressing safety on Halloween (10/27/09)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Most towns have set curfews -- and some even age limits -- for trick-or-treaters this Halloween. But all city officials encourage pedestrians and motorists to be alert during trick-or-treating Saturday. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Merchants prepping for Christmas season (10/27/09)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Halloween decorations may still be out, but merchants are already gearing up for Christmas. And they'll be stocking the latest merchandise and running special sales for customers in upcoming weeks with holiday open houses...
MOU goals are being met (10/27/09)
SIKESTON -- Members of the minority community and local public officials say communication is improving between the two groups. Mayor Jerry Pullen and City Manager Doug Friend recently met with Sikeston NAACP President Jessie Bonner, Westend Community Betterment President Harry Howard and Bishop Charlie Green to discuss the progress made on the Memorandum of Understanding that was jointly ratified by the groups earlier this summer...
OT Thriller (10/27/09)
sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team ended the regular season with a thrilling double-overtime victory over the visiting Poplar Bluff Mules. One goal in the first half and a plateful of goals in the second half served up an exciting game for all of the fans in attendance in the Senior Night contest...
Sikeston's season ends with loss to Cape Central (10/27/09)
sd_sports@yahoo.com JACKSON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team's 2009 season came to a close on Monday, as they fell to the Cape Central Lady Tigers 25-21, 25-19 in the opening round of the Class 4 District 1 tournament in Jackson. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Lady Eagles fall to Kennett in first round (10/27/09)
sd_sports@yahoo.com DEXTER -- The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles volleyball team saw their season come to an end on Monday night at the hands of the Kennett Lady Indians during the Class 3, District 1 tournament at Dexter High School. The Lady Eagles were able to keep it fairly close throughout the first halves of each set. But as each set went on, Kennett began to pull away for a 25-21 win in the first set and a 25-18 win in the second...
Oran, Charleston end season on Monday (10/27/09)
sd_sports@yahoo.com BERNIE -- The Oran Lady Eagles had their season come to an end Monday night in the Class 1, District 2 Tournament, but not before pulling an upset in the process. BLOOMFIELD -- The Charleston Lady Bluejays season came to a close Monday night to the hands of Bloomfield in the Class 2, District 2 Tournament...
Sam Gilmore (10/27/09)
MALDEN -- Sam Gilmore, 53, died Oct. 19, 2009, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are with the Landess Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
David Tackett (10/27/09)
MOREHOUSE -- Carl Bailey David Tackett, 72, died Oct. 23, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are with the Ponder Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
James Stallings (10/27/09)
DESOTO -- James W. Stallings, 70, died Oct. 24, 2009, in De Soto. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Bertha Merrick (10/27/09)
ELLISVILLE -- Bertha Angotti Merrick, 90, formerly of Charleston, died at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 26, 2009 at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Freda Grim (10/27/09)
ESSEX -- Freda Imogene Grim, 81, died Oct. 25, 2009, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. 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...
Gary James (10/27/09)
DEXTER -- Gary Douglas James, 80, died Oct. 25, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Marcia Manning (10/27/09)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Sunday at the Hunter Memorial Presbyterian Church for Marcia Smith Manning who died on Oct. 17, 2009, were: Earl Henderson, Dr. Fred Thornton, Robert Harless, Richard Howard, Jim Starks and Robert Smith...
Phillip Sweatt (10/27/09)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Phillip Sweatt, 55, died Oct. 26, 2009, at his home in Portageville. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Ruth Hart (10/27/09)
CHARLESTON -- Ruth C. Hart, 92, died at 5:10 a.m. Oct. 26, 2009, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the McMikle Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Audrey DeLay (10/27/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Audrey Deann DeLay, 70, died Oct. 26, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.