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Stories from Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Track removal (04/14/10)
Approximately 10 miles of Union Pacific Railroad tracks are being removed in Sikeston and Miner, from Steward Steel west to Route BB, near the Sikeston Power Plant. Work on the project began Tuesday and will take approximately four to six weeks according to Steve Happ, owner of Happ's Inc, the company in charge of the project. ...
DPS will check seat belt usage (04/14/10)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety will join MoDOT's Highway Safety Division in their efforts to crack down on seatbelt violators on Thursday. This "Occupant Protection Enforcement Day" is much like a one day "Click It or Ticket" campaign...
Board awards bids, rehires staff (04/14/10)
SIKESTON -- Several staff employments were made official, and bids were awarded during the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education's regular monthly meeting Tuesday. The Board approved the employments of 33 administrative and 114 non-tenured staff members for 2010-2011 school year. A new staff employment of a school psychological examiner on special services team was also approved by the board...
R-6 board reorganizes (04/14/10)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston R-6 Board of Education reorganized, and two members took their oaths of office for new three-year terms during Tuesday's monthly meeting at the district office. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Significant progress is being made on ditches (04/14/10)
BENTON -- Officials of the Consolidated Drainage District No. 2 in Scott County have made significant progress on their ditches but aren't finished yet. "We've been working on these ditches now for about three and a half years, hot and heavy," said Bob Laseter, president of the Consolidated Drainage District No. ...
Local roundup: Dexter golfers top Sikeston, Jackson (04/14/10)
The host Dexter Bearcat golf team won its match on Tuesday afternoon at Hidden Trails Country Club in Dexter over Sikeston and Jackson.
Bearcats take advantage of Bluejay mistakes (04/14/10)
For the second straight day, the Bearcats pitching staff threw a shutout. This time it was senior Landon Hall who blanked the Charleston Bluejays on Tuesday afternoon 10-0 in six innings.
East Prairie slips past NMCC (04/14/10)
The East Prairies Eagles sent visiting New Madrid County Central home disappointed after coming so close to its first win of the season.
And they're off (04/14/10)
Sikeston's Tanner Bryant (foreground) and Alex Clark run in the 110-meter hurdles at a recent track meet. Sikeston hosted a track meet on Tuesday and results will appear in Thursday's edition of the Standard Democrat.
David Fraser (04/14/10)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services held Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for David Fraser, 49, who died April 10, 2010 were: Perry Waltrip, Shannon Hall, Jeff Young, Michael Harden, Steve Malone, Brad Tanner and Mark Fraser.
Brenda Scowden (04/14/10)
ST. CHARLES -- Brenda Kay Scowden, 61, died April 13, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
RosaLee Williams (04/14/10)
MCGEE -- RosaLee Williams, 82, died April 12, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Jonathan Randall (04/14/10)
CHARLESTON -- Jonathan Robin Randall, 39, died April 13, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
All wrapped up in fashion (04/14/10)
Sometimes, when my mind goes blank (and I have to admit that is quite often), I have to search headlines to come up with something to write about. So there I was, scouring the news Web sites when I came across this headline, "Iowan ready for prom with gum wrapper dress."...
We truly have a taxing situation (04/14/10)
For many of us, this week brings that special day when we pay our federal and state income tax. Notice I didn't say for most of us because the reality is that nearly half of all Americans actually pay no income taxes. Either these wage earners make too little or they receive enough credits and deductions to nullify their taxes and bring them a refund. Most of those refunds are triggered by the earned income credit, which has become a substantial source of income for many in this region...