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Stories from Sunday, January 31, 2010

Winter storm blankets much of state (01/31/10)
SIKESTON - At least one fatality was reported as a winter storm swept through Southeast Missouri. On Saturday morning snow continued to fall and winds created drifts causing more problems for drivers for nearly all of the southern half of Missouri. At 8 a.m. Saturday, the Sikeston Power Station reported six inches of snow had fallen...
Dreams coming true: USDA Rural Development makes home ownership possible (01/31/10)
SIKESTON -- Almost half of Sikeston residents rent their homes. But financial institutions are looking to change that and help more people achieve the American dream of homeownership by pushing the USDA Rural Development home financing programs. "This is one of the best programs for low to moderate income families," said Whitney Watts, guaranteed housing loan specialist for Southeast Missouri. ...
Annual weeklong event is time of fun, appreciation and reflection (01/31/10)
SIKESTON -- Catholic schools are gearing up to celebrate their students, staff, volunteers and the community through a weeklong celebration. "The kids look forward to Catholic Schools Week every year. It's a good time to reflect on our community here and appreciate what a good education the kids get. We're proud of to be part of a long history of service to God," said Tricia Rone, principal of St. Eustachius School in Portageville...
Game on! (01/31/10)
The Sikeston-Scott County Central Game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, according to Al McFerren, superintendent at Scott County Central. A 6 p.m. girl's game between the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs and the Scott County Central Bravettes will start the night off. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday at the Show Me Center ticket office and online at www.showmecenter.biz...
Snow takes toll on local schedule (01/31/10)
SIKESTON -- Snowfall around the area has led to the cancellation of several local basketball games around the area for tonight and this weekend. The homecoming game between Sikeston and Kelly tonight has been postponed with no make-up expected. Also postponed is Kennett at Charleston and East Prairie at Hayti with no make-up dates announced...
Risco's Burnett to play volleyball for Shawnee (01/31/10)
RISCO -- The recent success of Shawnee Community College has caught the attention of numerous local volleyball talent over the recent years. Brittany Burnett has also taken notice. Burnett, a senior from Risco High School, signed a letter of intent to join the Saints on Thursday afternoon to help keep Shawnee on that same path...
Is it Scott Central or is it Scott County? (01/31/10)
Scott Central or Scott County -- that is the question. I was stopped by a Scott County Central fan the other day after an article ran in our sports section. The fan told me that the article didn't make any sense because the team is known as Scott Central, not Scott County...
Edra Joyce Cook (01/31/10)
PUXICO - Edra Joyce Cook, 72, died Jan. 29, 2010, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Facility. Funeral arrangements are with the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Joyce Brents (01/31/10)
ESSEX - Joyce Brents, 73, died Jan. 30, 2010, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Georgia Baudendistel (01/31/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Georgia Ann Story Baudendistel, 64, a resident of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Charleston, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. 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...
Violet C. Moore (01/31/10)
CHAFFEE -- Violet C. Moore, 85, died Jan. 28, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Kathy Anglin (01/31/10)
SIKESTON -- Katherine Ann "Kathy" Anglin, 56, died Jan. 28, 2010, at her home 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...
Larry Allmon (01/31/10)
SIKESTON -- Larry Wayne Allmon Sr., 61, died Jan. 28, 2010, at the Clearview Nursing Center. 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....
Pete Welch (01/31/10)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Paul "Pete" Welch, 81, died at 2 p.m. Jan. 28, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the DeLisle Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Drug testing bill is a good idea (01/31/10)
If I were a politician - and thankfully I am not - I would jump on the bandwagon to drug test welfare recipients. The possibility of drug testing welfare recipients has boiled under the surface for quite some time but, in Missouri, the movement is gaining momentum...