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Stories from Wednesday, August 11, 2010

District discusses retention rates (08/11/10)
SIKESTON -- The number of Sikeston R-6 students retained in kindergarten through eighth grades during the 2009-2010 school year decreased over 30 percent compared to figures from the previous year. Cindy Griffin, assistant superintendent of elementary and special education, provided the district's retention rates report during Tuesday's regular Board of Education meeting...
Board briefed on SHS athletics (08/11/10)
SIKESTON -- Brent Keefer, R-6 athletic director, briefed the board on the 2009-2010 Bulldog athletics season. He said 221 boys lettered in a varsity or junior varsity sport and 138 girls lettered in a varsity or junior varsity sport, which are on track with the 10-year averages...
Jaycees make a few changes to rodeo events (08/11/10)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Jaycees have made a few tweaks to their rodeo parade. Some may have noticed, for example, that while the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo begins today the parade hasn't happened yet. "The biggest change about the parade is it's always been held on the Saturday before the rodeo," said Daniel Beck, parade chairman for the Sikeston Jaycees. ...
MDMC, DPS and EMS team up to beat heat (08/11/10)
SIKESTON -- With this year's annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo taking place in the midst of a heat wave, Missouri Delta Medical Center, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and area emergency medical services agencies led by the South Scott County Ambulance District have teamed up and prepared...
Noe named new soccer coach (08/11/10)
SIKESTON -- Beginning the 2010 Sikeston boys soccer season, a not-so-new face will be taking over as the new head soccer coach. Doyle Noe, who has been an assistant at Sikeston High School for eight years, is the new coach of Sikeston soccer after previous coach, Derrick Long, recently turned in his resignation...
Top talent taking part in rodeo (08/11/10)
SIKESTON -- Among the 482 contestants in this year's Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo will be some of the best contestants in their respective events. Rodeo Chairman Justin Wibbenmeyer partly credits the timing of the event with bringing in so much top talent...
Sikeston knocked out of regional (08/11/10)
WILLISTON, N.D. -- The Sikeston 14-year-old All-Stars saw their chances at winning the 14-year-old Midwest Plains Regional slip away in an extra inning heartbreaker late Tuesday night. Leading Ottawa, Kan., 3-2 entering the bottom of the 10th inning, Shelby Rockhold delivered a bases loaded single off of Sikeston pitcher Nick Noble, plating two runs to end the Sikeston season 4-3...
Football expertise learned through Madden (08/11/10)
Eight days, 13 hours and 14 minutes. No, it's not a countdown to the end of the world. Although, some may view it that way. That my friends is actually how much time I've logged playing a PlayStation 3 game titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. I've actually used over a week of my life playing one video game. ...
Cletus Shipman (08/11/10)
BLOOMFIELD -- Cletus L. Shipman, 63, died Aug. 10, 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...
Christine Armstrong (08/11/10)
SIKESTON -- Christine Armstrong, 73, died Aug. 8, 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.
Vernis Ramsey (08/11/10)
BELL CITY -- Vernis C. Ramsey, 70, died Aug. 9, 2010, at his residence. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Ruby Dorsey (08/11/10)
SIKESTON -- Ruby Mae Dorsey, 92, died Aug. 8, 2010, at the home of her daughter in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Bud Jobe (08/11/10)
SIKESTON - Harold Lloyd "Bud" Jobe, 82, a resident of Sikeston and formerly of Bertrand, died Aug. 10, 2010, at the 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...
Sharon Berger (08/11/10)
ARNOLD -- Sharon Kay Brown Berger, 62, formerly of Sikeston, died at 3 a.m. Aug. 9, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Wilson McMullin (08/11/10)
SIKESTON -- Wilson S. McMullin, 93, died Aug. 9, 2010, at his residence. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic editi
Paul Howard (08/11/10)
VERNAL, Utah -- Paul Truett Howard, 87, died June 25, 2010. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Thurman Almond (08/11/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Thurman A. Almond, 89, died Aug. 10, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Mary Harbison (08/11/10)
MATTHEWS -- Mary Kathleen Harbison, 80, died Aug. 9, 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...
Out of the mouth of a babe (08/11/10)
One of my favorite people in baseball is Yogi Berra. I know I never got to see him play but he has given some of the greatest quotes I can remember. Who can't laugh at quotes like: "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore." "He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious"...
Pairing political polar opposites (08/11/10)
As a self-confessed, dyed-in-the-wool conservative, I'm always exploring ways for our government to spend less and save more. Given the current political climate, I fear I may be in the extreme minority. But the "spend like there's no tomorrow" political approach does not deter me from trying to chisel a few bucks off the deficit - or at least so in my mind...