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Stories from Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Road crews stay busy battling wintry weather (02/10/10)
SIKESTON -- Clearing roads after Monday night's snow was easy enough for area road crews -- thanks to some timely sunshine. "Mother nature is helping us a whole bunch," Norman Brant, highway superintendent for the Scott County Road and Bridge Department, said Tuesday afternoon. "The heat from the sun is helping. Our roads are in pretty fair shape overall."...
School calendar set for 2010-11 (02/10/10)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 School District's calendar for the 2010-2011 school year will include less student days but more professional development days for staff members than in recent years. Lisa Vaughn, vice chair of the district's calendar committee, presented the school board with two options during Tuesday's monthly meeting at the Board of Education office...
Patrol finds over 3,500 pounds of marijuana (02/10/10)
STEELE -- Two were arrested on Sunday on charges of transporting a controlled substance. Around 7 p.m., a commercial vehicle inspector with the Missouri State Highway Patrol signaled for a truck pulling a box trailer to stop at the Steele weight station...
Federal program keeps rural residents in touch (02/10/10)
SIKESTON -- In the past 25 years, the way people communicate has changed. And Lifeline, a Federal Communications Commission program created in 1984 to ensure landline phone access was affordable to rural and poor communities, is modernizing itself in a move that can affect nearly 712,000 Missouri households...
Here's a solution to health care (02/10/10)
Over the weekend, it hit me like a ton of bricks. We're going about this national health care crisis all the wrong way. We don't have a health care crisis. We have a health crisis. Duh! Instead of stealing money from those who have adequate health care coverage, we should instead manage health itself...
SCC and Sikeston squads set for third meeting in nearly 40 years (02/10/10)
Two points separate the Braves and the Bulldogs in their previous two games -- a 68-67 overtime win for Scott Central in 1971 and an 86-85 win for Sikeston last year.
Quick glance - Scott County Central (02/10/10)
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Quick glance - Sikeston (02/10/10)
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Shirley Warner (02/10/10)
SIKESTON -- Shirley P. Warner, 72, died Feb. 8, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center 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...
Loretta Belsheim (02/10/10)
BALLWIN -- Loretta C. Belsheim, 91, died Feb. 5, 2010. Funeral arrangements are with the Wolfersberger Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Lorene Edwards (02/10/10)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Monday at Ponder Funeral Home for Lorene Moore Edwards, 98, who died on Feb. 3, 2010, were: Chester Bell, Joe Karnes, Wendell Pearson, Jerry Terrell, Charles Ulmer and Edsel Wylie.
Hershel Townsend Sr. (02/10/10)
SIKESTON -- Hershel Lee Townsend Sr., 56, was born Sept. 21, 1953, in Sikeston to the late Roger Banks Sr. and Mollye Agnes Townsend. He was one of seven children. 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...
Nick Tackett (02/10/10)
MOREHOUSE -- Nick Tackett, 42, died Feb. 9, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston .
Jeanette Frazier (02/10/10)
NASHVILLE -- Jeanette L. Frazier, 80, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 8, 2010, in Nashville. 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...