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Stories from Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Program boosts ACT scores (01/13/10)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A new program aimed to help Sikeston High School students boost their ACT scores proved successful following its first implementation. Sikeston R-6 counselor Lisa Vaughn discussed the "ACT Blitz" program during the Board's regular meeting Tuesday...
Busy week (01/13/10)
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March and speaker to highlight celebration (01/13/10)
SIKESTON - The 24th annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration on Monday will feature a march and guest speaker. The march will be reminiscent of the historic Selma to Montgomery march of 1965 which was lead by Dr. King and others, said Michael Harris, one of the organizers...
County highway department marks safe year (01/13/10)
scottw@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Scott County's highway department is celebrating its second year in a row without any worker's comp claims. "This is our second year without any sort of accidents," said Norman Brant, the department's superintendent. "The men have worked really hard to be safe and to make sure they, as well as their fellow worker, go home in one piece."...
E-mail hoax is circulating (01/13/10)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Law enforcement agencies are responding to a hoax circulating largely through e-mail. The Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department has received calls from residents and municipalities regarding an e-mail that details how gang members are reportedly placing child car seats along major highways and interstates with baby dolls in them...
Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed due to ice (01/13/10)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Cave-In-Rock Ferry on the Ohio River and the Dorena-Hickman Ferry on the Mississippi River both remain closed due to ice. Captain Ed Floyd with the Dorena-Hickman Ferry halted operation due to ice that has accumulated at the mouth of the Hickman Harbor. He says it is difficult to predict when the ferry might resume service...
New Madrid County Central holds off Charleston's upset bit (01/13/10)
The Eagles were able to overcome their woes at the free throw line late and hold on for a 55-51 victory over their Class 3 rival on Friday night at New Madrid County Central High School.
SHS gets defensive against Blackcats (01/13/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON -- All season long the Sikeston pressure defense has wreaked havoc on their opponents. Unfortunately for the Fredericktown Blackcats, that trend continued on Tuesday night. Sikeston forced Fredericktown into 12 first quarter turnovers and 25 in the game as the Bulldogs cruised to a 90-30 win over their district foe...
Delta gets past Oran, Scott City downs Scott Central to advance (01/13/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com CHAFFEE -- For 24 minutes of Tuesday evening's contest the Oran Lady Eagles gave the Delta Lady Bobcats a major fit. Intense defensive pressure and great ball movement held the Lady Eagles in tact as they tried to advance to the semifinal round of the Scott-Miss Conference Tournament in Chaffee...
COLUMN: Good things keep happening (01/13/10)
Big Mac finally released what we all already knew, that he really wasn't just downing can after can of whey protein, Matt Holliday is once again a Cardinal and Lane Kiffin is no longer the head football coach at the University of Tennessee.
Racism remains a thorny issue (01/13/10)
Myrtle Smith (01/13/10)
BLOOMFIELD -- Myrtle Flora Smith, 90, died Jan. 11, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Funeral arrangements are with the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Alma Galemore (01/13/10)
SIKESTON -- Alma E. Galemore, 85, formerly of Charleston, died at 10:20 a.m. Jan. 12, 2010, at her home. 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...
Lum Swinford (01/13/10)
SIKESTON -- Lum C. Swinford, 88, formerly of Tallapoosa, died Jan. 10, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
William Whalen (01/13/10)
BLOOMFIELD -- William L. Whalen, 72, died Jan. 12, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Teddy George (01/13/10)
HOWARDVILLE -- Teddy Ray George, 51, died Jan. 8, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. 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...
Faith Fodge (01/13/10)
SIKESTON -- Faith Fodge died Jan. 12, 2010, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.