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Stories from Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Going up (01/06/10)
While the weather outside is frightfully cold, inside at the YMCA of Southeast Missouri, youngsters are working up a sweat on the Y's new rock-climbing wall. Brett Johnson looks for his next hand placement on the rock-climbing wall on Tuesday evening. ...
Legislative challenges are ahead (01/06/10)
SIKESTON -- When Missouri's new legislative session begins at noon today at the Capitol in Jefferson City, lawmakers will deal with a shrinking budget, work to create more jobs and provide adequate funding for education. State Rep. Ellen Brandom, R-Sikeston, said she knows the new session will be tough, but she likes a challenge...
County road closing debate continues (01/06/10)
BENTON -- Another public hearing on the proposal to close a Scott County road was held with representatives from both sides showing up to state their case. The petition to close County Road 353 between County Roads 351 and 352 southwest of the Lusk area was read for the second time during Tuesday's Scott County Commission meeting...
Drivers urged to use caution as wintry weather strikes (01/06/10)
SIKESTON -- With southeast Missouri under a winter storm watch this evening through Thursday afternoon, law enforcement personnel are urging motorists to use extra caution on possibly slippery roads. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Woman ejected, killed in crash (01/06/10)
MATTHEWS -- A Matthews woman was killed after being ejected from her vehicle Tuesday in New Madrid County. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
NMCC wins defensive struggle (01/06/10)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles escaped a fourth-quarter surge from the visiting Blytheville Chickasaws on Tuesday night to hold on for a 39-32 victory. The win pulls the Eagles to a 5-6 record heading into another home match-up on Friday night against the Kelly Hawks...
Second half lifts Richland over Mustangs (01/06/10)
By Chris Pobst sd_sports@yahoo.com ESSEX -- It was the classic half time pep talk. It got the Richland Rebels out of their sluggish cold spell in the first half and it put them on the right path towards a 90-79 victory over the North Pemiscot Mustangs on Tuesday night...
Local roundup (01/06/10)
Sikeston wrestlers fall to Poplar Bluff POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team lost a close dual match to Poplar Bluff 41-33 Tuesday night. Sikeston got pins from Cody Middleton (103) at 0:38; Dustin Wells (135) at 1:36; Clayten Driskill (215) at 4:28 and Josh Carlyle (hwt) at 1:27. The Bulldogs also got a forfeit win in the 112 pound division while Kenton Robinson (145) won 4-3 in overtime against Poplar Bluff's Dalton Bilderback...
Elton McMurtry (01/06/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Elton McMurtry, 72, died Dec. 26, 2009, at his home. Funeral arrangements are with the Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Tiffany Daniels (01/06/10)
MATTHEWS - Tiffany Daniels, 24, died Jan. 5, 2010, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Jimmie Lee Brown (01/06/10)
CHARLESTON -- Jimmie Lee Brown, 99, died Jan. 3, 2010, at her daughter's home in Kansas City, Mo. Funeral arrangements are with the Williams Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Jeff Stallings (01/06/10)
CHARLESTON -- Martin Jeffrey "Jeff" Stallings, 47, died Jan. 5, 2010, at his home in Charleston. 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...
Ola Ledbetter (01/06/10)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Ola Woods Ledbetter, 96 of Bethpage, N.Y., formerly of Matthews, who died Dec. 28, 2009, were: David Borg, James Woods, Mark Woods, Joey Ledbetter, Dennis Ledbetter and Tim Jones...
Raymond Daniels (01/06/10)
DEXTER -- Raymond Daniels, 64, died Jan. 5, 2010, at his home near Dexter. 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...
Elsie Shelby (01/06/10)
NEW MADRID -- Elsie Janet Frix Shelby, 87, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 5, 2010, at The Golden Age Living Center in New Madrid. 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...
Profiling makes common sense (01/06/10)
Well, it took us long enough but in the wake of the attempted Christmas Day terrorist attack in Detroit, we have finally begun profiling. The federal government announced this week that airline passengers from a handful of unfriendly countries would be subjected to "enhanced screening" when entering the United States...