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Stories from Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bootheel in poorest health (02/17/10)
aMADISON, Wis. -- Southeast Missouri did not fare well in a snapshot of well-being by counties across the United States. Pemiscot County is the least healthy county in Missouri and Platte County has the healthiest residents in the state, according to a new report released today by the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. ...
During Lent, world's Christians set aside time for reflection, sacrifice (02/17/10)
SIKESTON -- Today, Christians will begin a 40-day period of repentance, fasting and sacrifice during the season of Lent. And Church leaders urge that individuals make it a time of spiritual renewal, in an effort to grow closer with the Lord. For more pictures and stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Church leaders join in prayer for city (02/17/10)
SIKESTON -- Church leaders in Sikeston will join together this Lenten season in a prayer campaign dubbed "Seek God for the City 2010." "This is a 40-day program where we bring attention to praying for the city," said the Rev. Ira Sandifer, pastor at Smith Avenue Church of God and secretary of the Sikeston Area Ministerial Alliance, which is leading the program...
Three enter guilty please over drugs (02/17/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Three area residents now await sentencing in federal court on drug-related charges. Robert L. Woods, 37, of Sikeston pled guilty to two felony counts of distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Sikeston Library welcomes visit from Mark Twain (02/17/10)
SIKESTON -- While it sounds hard to fathom, Mark Twain is as entertaining today as he was during his own lifetime. "A Visit with Mark Twain," scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Sikeston Public Library, features the award-winning portrayal of the iconic American author and humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Branson impersonator Dave Ehlert...
Roundup: Shorthanded Charleston downs Cape Central (02/17/10)
All the results that were reported to the Sikeston Standard Democrat on Wednesday.
SHS slips past Portageville (02/17/10)
The Bulldogs pulled out a 62-59 victory on the road Tuesday.
Sikeston ends losing streak; wins share of SEMO Conference title (02/17/10)
Sikeston used their potent pressure defense to create 29 New Madrid County Central turnovers and routed the Eagles 87-64.
Dexter falls in possible district title match-up (02/17/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Defense gave Notre Dame an early lead at home Tuesday night, and it helped them preserve a lead in the final minutes. In a preview of a potential Class 4 District 1 showdown, the Lady Bulldogs held on to defeat Dexter 60-50. Defensive pressure from Notre Dame caused problems for the Lady Bearcats in the first quarter. In the first eight minutes, Notre Dame forced seven turnovers and scored several transition buckets to jump out to an 18-10 lead...
Mitch Allen is 2009 Angler of the Year (02/17/10)
The Bootheel BassBusters held their annual banquet on Feb. 6 at Cheers in Sikeston.
Rosalie Shelly (02/17/10)
SIKESTON -- Rosalie Shelly, 76, died Feb. 16, 2010, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Travis Holt (02/17/10)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Tuesday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Travis Holt, 77, who died Feb. 13, 2010, were: Kenny Holt, Tyler Holt, Andy Holt, Jerry Gibbs, Al Wooley and Randy Eakins.
Dixie Holt (02/17/10)
SIKESTON -- Dixie Darlene Holt, 59, died Feb. 13, 2010, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. 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...
Myrtle C. Tucker (02/17/10)
DEXTER -- Myrtle C. Tucker, 91, died Feb. 16, 2010, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Vernon Harris (02/17/10)
BERNIE - Vernon Carl Harris, 86, died Feb. 15, 2010, at his rural Bernie home. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
James Treadwell Sr. (02/17/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- James Delmer Treadwell Sr., 92, died at 5:39 p.m. Feb. 14, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelby Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...