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Stories from Wednesday, June 16, 2010

City council OKs budget for FY-2011 (06/16/10)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston's next fiscal year will be all about maintaining reserves while waiting for the economy to fully recover. City Council members approved the city's Fiscal Year 2011 municipal budget along with the staffing and compensation ordinance during a special meeting Tuesday...
Some liquor control duties will now switch to city (06/16/10)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston businesses can expect enforcement of liquor laws to take on a more local flavor. City Manager Doug Friend said during the special meeting Tuesday that due to cutbacks in the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, various liquor control duties will be shifted to the city...
Team building (06/16/10)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- There is tons of competition this month as various businesses fight for bragging rights in the 13th Corporate Games. "This is a good team-building event for companies," said Jiggs Moore, director of the Sikeston Parks Department, which sponsors the now biennial event...
Rains reduce wheat harvest (06/16/10)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Farmers have been out in the fields harvesting their wheat crop for about a week now. And although yields are above average, this year's harvest is projected to be far less than typical, due to fewer acres being planted...
Numbers show how bracelets can save money (06/16/10)
scottw@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Scott County commissioners have said electronic monitoring bracelets could save the state money. Now they have a concrete example of just how much that could be. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Northwest Tennessee blazes past Squirrels (06/16/10)
The visiting Blazers scored four runs in the final inning to secure an 8-3 win over the Charleston Squirrels.
A Natural (06/16/10)
Oran's Haley Glastetter won the school's first track-and-field state championship in the 100-meter hurdles despite having no hurdles for practice.
Scott City, Risco players head up coaches all-state team (06/16/10)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The 2010 all-state baseball teams have been selected by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association. Scott City's Skylar Cobb was a first team selection in Class 2 as a utility player. The senior has already signed to play at Three Rivers Community College next season. The left-handed Cobb went 7-1 with a 1.10 ERA over 50 2/3 innings. He struck out 95. At the plate, he batted .426 with two homers, 26 RBIs and 22 runs scored...
Honest criticism lacking in politics (06/16/10)
Over the past two weeks - following a self-imposed sabbatical - I have had the time to more fully view the political landscape as presented by the mass media. Granted, it's impossible to get any honest assessment from watching the talking heads on television but I tried nonetheless...
A few burning issues (06/16/10)
While my wife has a lot of great qualities, common sense is not always one of them. As a matter of fact, I think somewhere along the way she lost her common sense and just has not been able to find it...
Lillian Braden and Larry Braden (06/16/10)
SIKESTON -- A joint memorial committal service will be conducted Friday for Laurence P. and Lillian Braden. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Rose Mary Littleton (06/16/10)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Tuesday for Rose Mary Littleton, 83, who died on June 11, 2010, were: Harry Littleton, Clayton Rakey, Scott Barnes, Justin Rakey, Ben Littleton and Andrew Littleton.
Patricia Ohmes (06/16/10)
SIKESTON -- Patricia J. Ohmes, 61, died June 14, 2010. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Gloria Bagby-Coleman (06/16/10)
SUMTERVILLE, Fla. -- Gloria Jean Bagby-Coleman, 69, died Feb. 19, 2010, at the Lane Purcell Hospice House in Sumterville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Jimmy Aters (06/16/10)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jimmy Aters died June 15, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete.
Eddie Watson (06/16/10)
BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. -- Eddie Watson, 70, formerly of Haywood City Mo., died June 13, 2010 at the Glen Oaks Medical Center in Glendale Heights. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Dennis Ledbetter (06/16/10)
SULLIVAN -- Dennis J. Ledbetter, 51, died May 23, 2010. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.