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Stories from Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Seminar offers tips to help keep farm workers safe on job (07/14/10)
SCOTT CITY -- When it comes to working in and around grain bins, it may only take five minutes to be safe, but it can take a lifetime to get over someone's death. That's the message Pam Dowdy of Bloomfield who's husband, David, died in a grain bin entrapment 11 months ago, shared with attendees at a grain bin safety seminar Tuesday at Macke Equipment in Scott City. ...
Commissioners look for ways to combine area 911 call centers (07/14/10)
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners are seeking support for a regional 911 center. Scott County commissioners and Sheriff Rick Walter met with Sikeston Mayor Jerry Pullen and Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden Friday to discuss finding an "avenue for consolidation" for area 911 call centers, Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said during the County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Farmers, gardeners bugged by tiny pest (07/14/10)
SIKESTON -- Landscapers beware: an eastern invader which targets roses and can wreak havoc on lawns is appearing here in greater numbers. The beautiful green-and-bronze Japanese beetles were first spotted in the United States in 1916 in New Jersey and first seen in Missouri in the 1950s, according to Kelly Tindall, an entomologist at the Delta Center in Portageville...
Convention Center will permit alcohol (07/14/10)
MINER -- The Miner Convention Center will be a wet facility. The Miner Board of Aldermen unanimously approved permitting alcohol at the Convention Center during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday. Alderman Rickie Hampton explained he voted no for alcohol during last month's meeting because he wanted to review the facility's rental agreement before making a final decision...
Man attempts to poison family (07/14/10)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A man is in custody after attempting to poison his girlfriend and her two small children. Caruthersville Police were called to a residence at 15th and Adams at 9:11 a.m. Tuesday following a report of a disturbance. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Arrests reported (07/14/10)
MINER -- Two Miner residents were arrested Monday on drug charges. Chris Barnes, 35, and Vickie Stanberry, 33, have been charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, according to a Tuesday news release from Chief Chris Griggs of the Miner Police Department...
Post 114 looking to make noise (07/14/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- With the regular season wrapped up, fifth-seeded Sikeston Legion Post 114 is set to kick off the District 14 AAA Legion Tournament, playing the fourth-seeded Poplar Bluff Express Thursday at 7 p.m. in the opening round. This year's tournament is being held at Notre Dame High School starting with Post 114's game Thursday and ending with a championship game Sunday, unless and additional tie-breaking game is needed Monday...
Squirrels want to repeat for fourth time (07/14/10)
CHARLESTON -- Looking for their fourth consecutive state title, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels will have the added advantage of home field this year as they host the Senior Babe Ruth State Championship. This year's tournament, kicking of Thursday at 4 p.m., consists of five teams with the winner advancing to the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament in Wellington, Kan...
Lasting impressions from elite athletes (07/14/10)
It hadn't hit me until we ran our Athlete's of the Year spread. I, along with thousands of other fans, will not have the pleasure of watching many of our young high school players that I've gotten used to seeing over my few years here at the Standard Democrat...
Curtis Barr (07/14/10)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Curtis Allen Barr, 92, of Sikeston, who died on July 10, 2010 were: Junior Watkins, Matthew Watkins, Branston Keefer, Travis Walters and Jim Watkins.
Shelia Sharp (07/14/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Shelia Jeanette Sharp, 54, died at 1:50 p.m. July 12, 2010, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Rovine Pierce (07/14/10)
CHARLESTON -- Rovine Pierce, 83, died July 10, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Mildred Schiwitz (07/14/10)
BENTON -- Mildred S. Schiwitz, 87, died July 12, 2010 at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Sweet goodness goes bad (07/14/10)
My world has been turned upside down and now I don't know what to do. The other day when I woke up I was positive the sun rose in the east and two plus two equaled four. Now I have no idea what to think. It began when I saw the headline "Fruit Roll-Ups dangerous to your health?" At first I thought it had to be a joke but then I continued to read and was even more disturbed...
It's time to make tough decisions (07/14/10)
The much-anticipated Deficit Commission is expected to report in December on steps needed to control our runaway spending economy in this country. There are early signs that the group will make some radical, though much-needed, recommendations on our economic future...