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Stories from Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lilbourn biodiesel plant re-opens (09/12/10)
LILBOURN -- After sitting empty for almost three years, the biodiesel plant in Lilbourn is up and running under the new name of ME Bio Energy LLC. New owners Mike Ellis and Ruby Mladenobic signed contracts at the Bank of New Madrid on the $7 million plant in mid-May. The plant opened shortly after, working to produce its first batch of biodiesel...
After 80 years, girls still want to be 'greenies' (09/12/10)
SIKESTON -- From the moment she went to her first Sikeston football game as a small child, senior Sarah Hopson knew that one day, she wanted to be a Red Pepper. "I couldn't do flips or anything so I knew cheerleading wasn't the way to go," said Sarah, treasurer of the organization. "My mom was also a Red Pepper, so she told me what it was all about, and I knew I wanted to do it."...
Cape man shares life's funny stories through new book (09/12/10)
SIKESTON -- A Cape Girardeau man's debut book is a collection of funny stories gathered over a lifetime in Southeast Missouri. "The Gordonville Grove: Stories of Tombstones, Tambourines & Tammany Hall" by Jerry Ford was released Sept. 3 by Copperdome Press, an imprint of the Southeast Missouri State University Press...
Scott Central awarded grant (09/12/10)
SIKESTON -- Scott County Central Elementary School announced on Friday it has received over $20,000 in grant money to replace playground equipment. The school received $23,256 from the Monsanto Fund, a private foundation and philanthropic arm of Monsanto Co., to support the replacement of playground equipment, which is designed to improve the safety of present and future students...
Local teams take part in SEMO Spike tourney (09/12/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The SEMO Spike volleyball tournament kicked off on Friday with the first day of pool play as several local teams took part. Sikeston came away 1-3 in the first day of pool play, splitting their match with Gideon 25-21, 20-25 and falling to Bloomfield 25-23, 25-10...
Eagles stave off Scott City (09/12/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The entire time Phillip Latomondeer was running towards the end zone, his East Prairie teammate Aaron Miller was wishing he wasn't. "I was just thinking fall. Fall, Phillip fall! Please don't fumble it," Miller said. "I knew he could get out if they were all coming towards us but, I just didn't want him to fumble it."...
Portageville gets past scrappy Charleston 30-16 (09/12/10)
CHARLESTON -- What a difference nine seconds can make. Tied at 16-16 in the closing seconds of the third quarter against Charleston, visiting Portageville strung together 14 points in a nine second span during the final 13 seconds of the quarter, holding to win 30-16 at the Bluejays homecoming...
Sikeston holds Dexter to 140 yards of offense (09/12/10)
SIKESTON -- The Dexter Bearcats defense showed that they were ready for Sikeston's high-powered offense on Friday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. But they weren't ready for Trey Lewis. The senior had a career night in just his third game ever at quarterback, rushing for 217 yards on just six carries while throwing for 147 yards in leading the Bulldogs to a 41-0 shutout of the Bearcats...
Dalma Lockhart (09/12/10)
SIKESTON -- Dalma K. Lockhart, 92, died Sept. 9, 2010, at Monticello House in Jackson. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Addie Cowger (09/12/10)
ADVANCE - Addie Edwardean Cowger, 92, died at 2:41 a.m. Sept. 11, 2010, at the home of her daughter Dolly Davault in Advance. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Peggy Adcock (09/12/10)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Peggy Jewel Adcock, 79, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Sept. 10, 2010, in Memphis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Dorothy Russell (09/12/10)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Dorothy Lee Russell, 79, formerly of East Prairie, died at 1:05 a.m. Sept. 10, 2010, in the Mark Twain Care Center in Poplar Bluff. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Lawrence Scherffius (09/12/10)
FERGUSON -- Lawrence M. Scherffius, 79, died Sept. 9, 2010. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Local United Way deserves support (09/12/10)
The 2010 Sikeston Area United Way campaign got under way this week with a larger fund-raising goal and more agencies participating. We hope the United Way reaches their goal and is able - once again - to help with the funding of some very worthwhile programs...