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Stories from Sunday, June 6, 2010

Fundraiser luncheon will benefit shelter (06/06/10)
SIKESTON -- Nothing is more American than a lunch of hotdogs and hamburgers, except perhaps a lunch of hotdogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings enjoyed with the American spirit of generosity. Sikeston area residents can do just that from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday by taking part in a fundraiser luncheon to benefit the Guardian Angel Overnight Shelter. The luncheon, which will be at the Elks Lodge, 349 Dona St., is sponsored by the Sikeston Area Resource Council...
All aboard! After 65 years, Thomas still popular with youngsters (06/06/10)
SIKESTON -- Thomas the Tank Engine has been chugging along for nearly 65 years, and today the No. 1 blue engine remains, well, No. 1 with preschoolers. "Thomas has been in our house for a long time," laughed Cheryl Tarter of Sikeston. Tarter's 4-year-old son Austin currently likes to play with Thomas engines, and her oldest son, 7-year-old Leighton, used to love Thomas, too, Tarter said...
Four-Year ag degree now option at all sites (06/06/10)
SIKESTON -- More higher education opportunities are sprouting up in Sikeston. Students attending Southeast Missouri State University's Sikeston campus can now earn a four-year degree in agribusiness. School officials are making the rounds to promote the degree program...
Starting early on Early Head Start Center (06/06/10)
Crews are working to clear the site for the first Early Head Start building in the area. The building, located at the corner of Pinnell and Main streets in New Madrid, will house a new program providing care for newborns to children up to age 3. Officials with the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation, which will oversee the program, expect to be able to offer the Early Head Start program in the fall for qualifying families...
Nicholson is first girls state champ at East Prairie (06/06/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- All she wanted to do was run. The 100-meter dash, the 200-meter; it didn't matter. Early in junior high, Jennifer Nicholson considered herself a runner. There was only one problem. "I couldn't run very fast," she said. After realizing her limits in the speed department and a little persuasion from then East Prairie track coach David Kirby, Nicholson began throwing the discus and shot put for the Eagles track and field team...
SAYB RESULTS (06/06/10)
May 3 MUSIAL Ort. 4, Randy's Rx 0 Bootheel Diesel 3, Rick Leonard 2 NATIONAL American Legion 11, Kiwanis 1 1B--(A) Wyatt Pratt 2, Andrew Pearson 3, Caleb Watkins, Josh Stinnett, Josh Palmer, Jacob Sauceda. 2B--(A) Camden Sapp. 3B--(A) Wyatt Pratt. HR--(K) Trey Smith; (A) Caleb Watkins...
Post 114 holds off late Jackson rally (06/06/10)
CHARLESTON -- If the Sikeston Sr. Legion's first win of the season was short on anything, drama wasn't it. Taking on Jackson Sr. Legion Friday in the Charleston Wood Bat Tournament, Sikeston entered the bottom of the seventh holding a strong five-run lead...
Russell, Post 114 quiet Squirrels (06/06/10)
CHARLESTON -- Sikeston Legion Post 114 needed a day like Friday. They got off their winless snide with a 10-9 victory over Jackson Sr. Legion and then managed a come-from-behind victory over the Charleston Fighting Squirrels 6-2 in the last game of the night at the Charleston Woodfest wood bat tournament...
Michael Gilliland (06/06/10)
NESBIT, Miss. -- Lewis Michael Gilliland, 61, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Roger York (06/06/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Roger Lewis York, 59, died at 9:30 p.m. June 2, 2010, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Susan Babcock (06/06/10)
LAKE VILLA, Ill. -- Susan A. Babcock, 50, died June 4, 2010, at her home following an extended illness. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...