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Stories from Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ugly quilts (12/17/09)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Quilters have found one more way to turn one man's trash into treasure. For years, a group of women in Cape Girardeau has worked to construct "ugly quilts" -- or sleeping bags for the homeless and needy using worn, donated fabrics. And now members of the Bootheel Quilter's Guild, based in Sikeston, has joined the effort...
Food could pose danger (12/17/09)
SIKESTON -- The Scott County Health Department is asking people who may have purchased head cheese that originated from a noncommercial source in New Hamburg to discard it for fear it may be contaminated with salmonella. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Sikeston legislator selected to key economic task force (12/17/09)
jillb@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON - Local Representative Ellen Brandom will be among legislative leaders helping to shape Missouri's economic development plans in the 2010 legislative session. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Let the games begin (12/17/09)
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Three fires are under investigation (12/17/09)
PORTAGEVILLE - A series of fires is under investigation by the Portageville Police Department. Portageville Police Chief Ronnie Adams described the blazes as "suspicious" in nature. He noted none of the buildings had electrical service and the cause of the blazes has yet to be determined...
KRCC receives grant funds (12/17/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The Kenny Rogers Children's Center has been chosen as the recipient of grant funds from the Missouri Foundation for Health. The Center was awarded $16,864, through MFH's Strategic Organizations Development funding program. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Ellis to begin jail time Saturday in Kennett (12/17/09)
KENNETT -- A black school teacher whose criminal case raised concerns about race relations in the southeast Missouri town of Kennett will begin her four-day jail sentence on Saturday. The sentence was part of a plea agreement that 24-year-old Heather Ellis and prosecutors reached last month as a jury was deliberating her fate...
Christmas tournament schedules set (12/17/09)
sd_sports@yahoo.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- For the second straight year the Scott County Central Braves have been selected as the No. 1 seed in the seMissourian Christmas Tournament. The Braves (5-1) will try to repeat as champions after winning their fifth tournament title in school history last year with an 80-62 win over the No. 2 seed Notre Dame Bulldogs...
Still perfect: Younger Sikeston teams all remain unbeaten (12/17/09)
sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs seventh grade basketball team are no strangers when it comes to close games. Wednesday's 35-32 win over the Cape Central Tigers marks their fourth victory of six points or less on the season. "We've had several games just like this one and they've just keep digging down deep and keep pulling out wins," Sikeston head coach Derek James said. "I'm just proud of the guys for always making something happen towards the end of games."...
Janet F. Kearby (12/17/09)
SIKESTON -- Janet F. Kearby, 52, formerly of East Prairie, died at 12:45 a.m. Dec. 16, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Noah Kennedy (12/17/09)
SIKESTON -- Noah Lee Kennedy, 66, died at 6 p.m. Dec. 16, 2009, at Missouri State Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.