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Stories from Tuesday, June 29, 2010

R-6 board approves budget (06/29/10)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Members of the Sikeston R-6 School Board approved the district's budget for the upcoming school year during a special session Monday at Central Office. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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It's our birthday (06/29/10)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Throughout the year, several Sikeston events have taken on a sesquicentennial theme as the city celebrates its 150th birthday. But on July 17, a big celebration is planned -- complete with cake and ice cream -- to bring attention to the event...
Council working to better airport (06/29/10)
SIKESTON -- The city has taken a step toward securing funding for more improvements at the Sikeston Memorial Municipal Airport. Waters and Associates of Sikeston was selected as the airport engineering consultant by City Council members during a special meeting Monday morning...
DPS investigating rash of thefts that target unlocked cars (06/29/10)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A simple click of the button may be all it takes to deter someone from breaking into a vehicle. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Organization takes flight with animal rescues (06/29/10)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A local animal rescue organization has found a way to put homeless animals in the hands of those who want them -- even if those hands are hundreds of miles away. Pilots N Paws is a Web site that provides a forum used by animal rescues and animal-loving pilots to arrange and coordinate air transportation for animals...
Bernie resident found dead (06/29/10)
BERNIE -- Local law enforcement agencies are investigating a homicide in Bernie. According to Bernie Police Department, shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, officers -- who were acting on information received from New Madrid County Sheriff's Department -- went to check on a 67-year-old man at his home in Bernie city limits and found him dead...
Two plead guilty to wildlife violations (06/29/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Two Mississippi County men entered guilty pleas to violations of the Endangered Species Act and false labeling in their commercial fishing operation. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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East Prairie man is sentenced (06/29/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - An East Prairie man was sentenced on gun and drug charges in Federal Court on Monday. Jose M. Strayhorn, 34, was sentenced to 180 months on one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm and to one felony count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base...
Late rally (06/29/10)
Alex Davie's go-ahead double in the seventh inning gave the Chaffee's Red Devils summer a 5-4 victory over Oran Eagles summer squad Monday evening.
Junior Babe Ruth action (06/29/10)
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Rachael Moore (06/29/10)
DEXTER -- Rachael Adelia Moore, 87, died June 28, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Armella Henley (06/29/10)
CHAFFEE -- Armella Rose Henley, 92, died June 27, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Barbara Williams (06/29/10)
BLOOMFIELD -- Barbara F. Williams, 63, died June 27, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Betty Milam (06/29/10)
DIEHLSTADT -- Betty Jean Milam, 81, died June 28, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete.
Maggie Sterling (06/29/10)
EAST PRAIRIE - Maggie B. Sterling, 74, died at 9:41 a.m. June 28, 2010, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Clayborn Brasher (06/29/10)
SCOTT CITY -- Clayborn D. Brasher, 78, died June 28, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete.
Joe Haney (06/29/10)
DEXTER -- Joe Haney, 70, died June 28, 2010, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete.