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Stories from Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Matthews man in critical condition (06/09/10)
DEXTER -- A Matthews man remains in critical condition following a deadly motorcycle accident Monday in Dexter. According to Dexter Police Department, at 5:41 p.m. on U.S. Highway 60 and One Mile Road, officers responded to a single-motorcycle accident involving the driver, James Young and his passenger, Sharon Kirby, both of Matthews...
Sikeston School Board: Summer school enrollment down (06/09/10)
SIKESTON -- A decline in summer school enrollment came as no surprise to the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education members as the uncertainty of state funding played a major role in making changes to this year's program. Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller briefed school board members on the summer school program during Tuesday's monthly meeting...
Local health, emergency officials promote safety in and around water (06/09/10)
SIKESTON -- At least one drowning has already occurred in Southeast Missouri this year, but local health and emergency officials said there are several steps people can take in and out of the water this summer. "You never know when an emergency is going to occur -- whether it's a family member a friend, a co-worker or a stranger. ...
Voters approve change in tax levy (06/09/10)
BENTON -- Voters in the Scott County Central School District approved a no-tax increase levy adjustment during a special election Tuesday. The unofficial vote was 141 "yes" votes to 34 "no" votes, according Scott County Clerk Rita Milam. Officially, voters decided to allow the district to increase the operating tax levy ceiling by 40 cents to $3.6457 per $100 of assessed valuation to provide the district with extra funding to retain staff, maintain facilities and meet the operating expenses of the district.. ...
Commissioners updated on E-911 adjustments (06/09/10)
BENTON -- Changes by the Scott County Rural Fire Protection District will mean some adjustments at the Scott County E-911 Communications Center and for other emergency service agencies within the county. Joel Evans, emergency management director for the county, updated county commissioners on the changes during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Contact camp set for Friday, Saturday (06/09/10)
Sikeston lost the services of 20 seniors from last years' 13-1, state semifinalist team. Coach Kent Gibbs said that the upcoming contact camp will be a good way to see how and who will fill those voids.
Blissett named top offensive player (06/09/10)
Sikeston sophomore Keyonna Blissett was named Co-Offensive Player of the Year in the Class 2 Southeast Region while being named to the All-Region team.
New Madrid County opens summer season with win (06/09/10)
New Madrid County's Sr. Babe Ruth team kicked off their season Tuesday afternoon with a win, combining for seven hits as they took down host Chaffee 6-1.
Sharon Kirby (06/09/10)
MATTHEWS -- Sharon Kirby, 60, died June 7, 2010, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident at Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Geneva Walker (06/09/10)
BERNIE -- Geneva Walker, 73, died June 8, 2010, at her home in Bernie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Donald Tippen (06/09/10)
DEXTER -- Donald Lee Tippen, 71, died June 7, 2010, at St. 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...
Jerome Marshall (06/09/10)
CHARLESTON -- Jerome Johnson Marshall, 57, died June 5, 2010, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Herb Hasty (06/09/10)
SIKESTON -- Herbert Edgar "Herb" Hasty, 81, died June 6, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Red Ditto (06/09/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Marvin J. "Red" Ditto, 78, died at 5:17 p.m. June 7, 2010, at his home For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Albert Halter (06/09/10)
CHAFFEE -- On Monday, June 7, 2010, at 2:49 p.m. Albert Halter, 83, completed his work here on earth and accepted his invitation to his heavenly home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Tomorrow isn't for sale (06/09/10)
Summer has finally arrived and there is nothing like the heat and humidity of Missouri, perfect to head outside for some swimming, golf and, of course, suffocation. It also means dreaded yard sale season. That's right, the time to sell your junk to other people who are looking for junk. Of course every summer my wife collects all our unwanted stuff for a yard sale she has at a friend's house...