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Stories from Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Gov. to be guest at open house (10/28/09)
MARSTON - Gov. Jay Nixon is scheduled to be the keynote speaker on Nov. 5 when Crop Production Services celebrates its open house. The event will begin at 11 a.m. at the CPS Facility located at the New Madrid County Port near Marston. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Loca man makes case for broadband (10/28/09)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston businessman is making the case for rural areas getting broadband Internet access. James Gleason, president and CEO of NewWave Communications and former chairman of the American Cable Association, is presenting testimony today to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business regarding a $7.2 billion broadband stimulus program...
Dusty hog-nosed snakes can no longer be kept as pets (10/28/09)
SIKESTON --A recently amended law makes it illegal for Missourians to keep an energetic -- yet harmless -- snake mostly found in sand prairies in Scott, New Madrid and Mississippi counties. The targeted snake whose population is at risk of being harmed is the dusty hog-nosed snake...
Officials look to resolve property damage issue (10/28/09)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners are hoping a meeting with Public Water Supply District No. 4 officials will resolve concerns about property damage from water district construction. For more pictures and stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Sign of the Times (10/28/09)
Scott County commissioners Donnie Kiefer, left, and Dennis Ziegenhorn look over examples for new county road signs. Ziegenhorn said the sign he is holding, pictured on the right, is the size and shape county officials plan to use when replacing missing or damaged county road signs but with reflective yellow lettering, as shown on the larger sign held by Kiefer, that will soon be required to meet Federal Highway Administration standards...
Lady Rams win sixth-straight title (10/28/09)
BLOOMFIELD-- The Class 2 No. 1 ranked Scott City Lady Rams survived a first set scare and defeated the Lady Wildcats of Bloomfield 25-23, 25-15 to capture the Class 2 District 2 championship Tuesday in Bloomfield. The first set of Tuesday's championship match was a back and fourth struggle, something both coaches attributed to Scott City mistakes...
Scott City escapes sluggish first set (10/28/09)
BLOOMFIELD -- Scott City's road to their sixth-straight district title wasn't easy as the Lady Rams struggled to find their groove in the first set against Bloomfield. For more pictures and stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic editio...
Teams are still alive for playoffs (10/28/09)
SIKESTON -- As area football teams enter the final week of district play, there are still many playoff spots and many different scenarios still remaining. With the top two teams in each four-team district advancing to the playoffs, most local teams are still alive for a playoff birth while others, like Sikeston, have already clinched a spot in the playoffs...
Notre Dame defeats Dexter for district championship (10/28/09)
DEXTER -- For the third straight year the Dexter Lady Bearcats could not figure out the Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs. Notre Dame got by the Lady Bearcats in two sets on Tuesday night to win their fourth straight Class 3, District 1 title at Dexter High School...
Week that was leave impression (10/28/09)
It was a week to remember last week. Sikeston notched their first district title on the gridiron since 1995, they continued their undefeated season, the Yankees paved their road to the World Series, LaRussa announced his return, McGwire jumped on board and Alabama almost (and should've) lost to Tennessee...
Phil Sweatt (10/28/09)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Phillip Ray "Phil" Sweatt, 55, died Oct. 26, 2009, at his home. Funeral arrangements are with the DeLisle Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Bertha Merrick (10/28/09)
ELLISVILLE -- Bertha D. Merrick, 90, formerly of Charleston, died Oct. 26, 2009 at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield. 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...
James A. Bolden (10/28/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The Rev. James A. Bolden, 84, died at 10:25 p.m. Oct. 26, 2009, at the Rehab and Care Center in Murphysboro, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Audrey DeLay (10/28/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Audrey Deann DeLay, 70, died Oct. 26, 2009, at her home. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelby Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Velma Sisk-Reynolds (10/28/09)
CHAFFEE -- Velma Jane Sisk-Reynolds, 76, died Oct. 27, 2009, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Chaffee. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...