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Stories from Sunday, March 14, 2010

Fertilizer plant opens in Marston (03/14/10)
MARSTON -- One of New Madrid County's newest businesses is not only contributing jobs and revenue, it's also providing an environmentally-safe product for farmers. Agrium Advance Technologies began production of its coated, time-release fertilizer in early February, said Jon Berg, operations manager...
Plans for new Sikeston Housing Authority facility set (03/14/10)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Housing Authority is hoping to add to the momentum of downtown's revitalization with a new facility of its own. "It's decided," confirmed Bobby K. Henry, executive director of the Sikeston Housing Authority. "The architect is working on the plans and specifications and it should be ready to go out for bid the first of April."...
Singer ready to perform at KRCC telethon (03/14/10)
SIKESTON -- In his blog about his fifth USO Holiday Tour to the Middle East last December, southern country rocker Keni Thomas wrote: "Use the gifts you've been given to do the absolute most good. Show up and give it your whole heart." That's exactly what Thomas -- along with his band Cornbread -- plans to do during the 30th Annual Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon set for March 20-21 at the Sikeston Field House...
KRCC's telethon marks 30th year (03/14/10)
This coming weekend will bring the 30th annual Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon to our community. By all accounts, this may well be the biggest and best telethon ever. And that's saying a lot! In many ways, it seems unreal that this annual fundraiser is about to celebrate 30 years. From some very humble beginnings, through countless growth spurts, the telethon has become an important tradition in Sikeston...
Track Preview: Looking to repeat as Class 3 champions, Sikeston will need returners to take on bigger roles (03/14/10)
SIKESTON -- It may be a huge void to fill but the defending Class 3 boys state champions are up to the challenge. A team led heavily by their jumpers, the Sikeston boys track and field team is facing big question marks after graduating a trio of jump standouts. Individual state champion Cal Lane, Domonic Fondon and Demetrius Jackson were all a huge chunk of that 44 points that gave the Bulldogs their first boys state championship in school history...
Prep Softball: Lady Eagles are seeking another big season (03/14/10)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles go into every season looking to have the perfect season. This season will be no different. "Our goal every year is to go undefeated," NMCC head coach Steve Rogers said. "We were close last year. We were probably a pitch or two here or there from doing that."...
Violet Matthews (03/14/10)
DEXTER -- Violet Matthews, 70, died March 12, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Jerri Willis (03/14/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Geraldine "Jerri" Willis, 56, died at 11:05 p.m. March 11, 2010, at her daughter's home near East Prairie. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Phyllis Calhoun (03/14/10)
SCOTT CITY - Phyllis Jean Calhoun, 54, died at 2:05 a.m. March 12, 2010, in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Betty Jo Harp (03/14/10)
MOREHOUSE -- Betty Jo Harp, 79, died March 12, 2010, at her home. Funeral arrangements are with the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Perry Merrick (03/14/10)
CHARLESTON -- Perry Ryles Merrick, 87, died at 10:53 p.m. March 12, 2010, at his home in Charleston. McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.