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Stories from Friday, July 23, 2010

Blacktop budget may increase (07/23/10)
money from the county's reserves and hiring contractors to help fix its county roads. The road conditions and progress by the Road and Bridge Department were discussed during Thursday's meeting. "We are short on staff here," said Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg. ...
Cub Scouts participate in three-day camp (07/23/10)
For the 45 Cub Scouts, Day Camp is all about fun. For the Cub Scout Day Camp organizers and leaders, the three-day camp, which continues through Saturday, is about much more. The Scouts will participate in crafts, nature and sports activities. With these activities, the Scouts will expand their skills and learn about Scouting, said Bill Bailey, program director...
Leadership Sikeston graduates first class (07/23/10)
SIKESTON -- Although a big part of the workforce in Sikeston was born and raised in the community, they don't know the inner workings of the city and its industry. About a year and a half ago, members of the Sikeston Young Professionals, a subset of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, recognized this and suggested doing some sort of a leadership course. ...
Child's welfare prompts arrest (07/23/10)
BENTON -- An investigation into children's welfare led to the arrest of a Benton man. Gary Taylor, 48, is charged with the class C felony of forgery, C felony of unlawful possession of a firearm and a class A misdemeanor of delivery or concealment of prohibited articles in or about the premises of any county or private jail or other county correctional facility. Bond was set at $15,000, and he bonded out...
Sikeston wins first ever regional softball game (07/23/10)
SIKESTON -- For the first time in Midwest Plains Regional history, the 14-and-under Sikeston Lady Bulldogs won a game. They did so in impressive fashion with a 12-1 win in four innings over the Buhler, Colo. Bruisers on Thursday night at the Sikeston Sports Complex during the 2010 Babe Ruth Midwest Plains Regional Tournament...
Girls softball: Heartland Nationals split doubleheader (07/23/10)
SIKESTON -- Opening up pool play in the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon, the Heartland Nationals split a double header with the Rose Hill Strikers and the Sante Fe All-Stars. The Nationals started the afternoon with a solid win over Rose Hill, beating the Strikers 9-5...
Girls softball: Sikeston drops first game in pool play (07/23/10)
SIKESTON -- It was a tough start to the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament for Sikeston's 10-and-under softball team Thursday afternoon, as the Lady Dogs we no-hit by the Mineral Area Fusion, falling 13-0. "Part of the game was definitely their pitcher," Sikeston's coach Doyle Noe said. "She came in, she threw hard and she threw strikes...
Dorothy Payne (07/23/10)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy Payne, 89, died July 23, 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...
Rosie Gordon (07/23/10)
DEXTER -- Rosie Gordon, 76, died July 21, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Donald Merideth (07/23/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Donald G. Merideth, age 57, died July 22, 2010, at Saint 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...