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Stories from Friday, December 18, 2009

Sales tax to go before voters (12/18/09)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Are Mississippi County voters willing to approve a sales tax in exchange for better county roads? While the details are yet to be worked out, Mississippi County commissioners agreed during their regular meeting Thursday to put a road and bridge sales tax before voters in 2010...
Miner looking to make amends with Sikeston (12/18/09)
scottw@standard-democrat.com MINER -- The city of Miner will send Sikeston officials a letter to see if the broken relationship between the neighboring cities can be mended. The Miner Board of Aldermen made the decision to send the letter during the regular monthly meeting Thursday after hearing from several Miner business owners who say their businesses will suffer by not being included in Sikeston's local vendor preference policy...
Holiday Tunes (12/18/09)
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Budget amendments made to conform with state (12/18/09)
michellef@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Due to some unanticipated revenues, Scott County's budget was slightly higher than commissioners expected when they crafted the budget in January. And, to conform with state statute, the budget was amended in Thursday's commission meeting...
Up tempo (12/18/09)
sd_sports@yahoo.com DEXTER -- It may have took a rough start that included a few bad losses, but the Dexter Lady Bearcats may be getting back into that same type of rhythm they were so comfortable with a year ago. Now with three-straight wins including a 69-34 rout of the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs on Thursday night, the young Dexter squad is getting valuable playing experience in with just three returning members of their 28-2 team from a year ago to lean on...
NMCC pounds glass, Doniphan Thursday (12/18/09)
sd_sports@yahoo.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles went into Thursday evening's match-up against the visiting Doniphan Dons with a relatively simple game plan -- crash the paint. Following the tip, it was apparent that the plan was going to work quite well as after four quarters it was another victory in the books for the Eagles, 70-42...
Gretha McCants (12/18/09)
SIKESTON -- Gretha Lee McCants, 85, died Dec. 17, 2009, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Noah Kennedy (12/18/09)
SIKESTON -- Noah Lee Kennedy, 66, died Dec. 16, 2009, at the Missouri State Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Butch George (12/18/09)
DECATUR, Ill. -- Martha Rose "Butch" George, 61, died Dec. 13, 2009, at her home in Decatur. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Annette Pratt (12/18/09)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Annette Williams Pratt, 56, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Dec. 12, 2009, at the Heartland Healthcare Facility. 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...
Tip Clark (12/18/09)
NEW MADRID -- A memorial service was conducted Dec. 12 at New Madrid Baptist Church for Charles Clifford "Tip" Clark, 85, who died on Dec. 10, 2009. Honorary pallbearers were his son-in-laws, Johnny Jones and Larry Blunt; nephews, Kent Brasher and Stan Brasher; and Bud Hartwell, Rick Howell, Dr. Charles Baker, Jimmy Cravens, John Wescoat, Ted Medlin and Bruce Clark...