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Stories from Wednesday, November 11, 2009

School board is briefed on health services (11/11/09)
SIKESTON -- H1N1 prevention and new student programs regarding asthma and blood donations are among the top health issues in the Sikeston R-6 School District. During the Board of Education's regular meeting Tuesday, Nikki Vaught, health services coordinator, briefed the board on the past year's health services within the district...
Football excitement (11/11/09)
From left: Kevin Collins, vice president of the Booster Club, Charlie Miller, member of the Booster Club, and Brent Keefer, Sikeston athletic director, set up a tent to map out the setup for Saturday's tailgate prior to the Sikeston Bulldogs quarterfinal game. ...
Courthouse roof gets repairs (11/11/09)
BENTON -- Scott County is fixing a hole where the rain gets in. During their regular meeting Thursday, Scott County commissioners Jamie Burger and Donnie Kiefer looked over roof repairs that are slated to be completed today. Kiefer said the roof problems were discovered around the time interior renovations were made to the courthouse in 2008...
Tuesday morning fire (11/11/09)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety Sgt. Todd Irwin instructs personnel how to continue fighting a fire at a house at 817 Anderson on Tuesday morning. DPS was alerted to the blaze at 11:09 a.m. and firefighters found heavy smoke on the scene when they arrived. Within 10 minutes, the fire was under control and property loss stopped. There was smoke damage in the entire house, but damage was heaviest in the kitchen, where firefighters said they believe the blaze started...
Spirit grows as Sikeston, NMCC advance to quarterfinals (11/11/09)
SIKESTON -- Drive down the streets in Sikeston and New Madrid and it's evident school spirit is in full swing, with both football teams advancing to the quarterfinals for their respective classes. "Everybody is rallying behind the team and what its doing," said Kevin Collins, vice president of the Booster Club in Sikeston. "We've always had a lot of (school spirit in Sikeston), but the last few years, we haven't had a lot to talk about."...
Practice begins (11/11/09)
Sikeston head basketball coach Gregg Holifield talks to his players at practice on Tuesday afternoon. Right: Sikeston junior Will Holifield takes a jump shot during Tuesday's practice. Winter sports practice began on Monday with the first day a team can play games being Nov. 23...
Name is needed for columist's new pooch (11/11/09)
I'm looking for a name. Not just any name; the perfect name. They say so much about who you are and what your about. It has to fit. It's not for a person or anything insignificant like that. It's for my dog. Recently, I found out that I will be receiving a boxer puppy for my birthday. I know that when your in the pressure-packed world of dog naming it can get hectic...
Tony Meeker (11/11/09)
SIKESTON -- Tony Eugene Meeker, 46, died Nov. 10, 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...
Fay McAlister (11/11/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Fay M. McAlister, 75, died Nov. 9, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Georgia Davidson (11/11/09)
SIKESTON -- Georgia Davidson, 84, died Nov. 11, 2009, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Bessie Gregory (11/11/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Bessie Gregory, 94, died at 6:44 p.m. Nov. 9, 2009, at Union County Nursing Home in Anna. Funeral arrangements are with the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Esther Gillespie (11/11/09)
CHARLESTON -- Esther B. Gillespie, 81, died Nov. 9, 2009, at her home. Funeral arrangements are with the Williams Funeral Home of Charleston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...