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Stories from Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October Calendar Girl (10/06/10)
Brooke Dial, daughter of Brian and Deanna Dial, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for October. Dial, a finalist in the 2009 Miss Sikeston Contest, is currently attending Southeast Missouri State University where she is majoring in accounting.
Local ambulance district gets grant funding (10/06/10)
WASHINGTON - The United States Department of Agriculture's Community Facility Direct Grant and Loan program will provide funding for a new ambulance and medical equipment for Mississippi County residents. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Lesson in the past (10/06/10)
Matthews Elementary School in Sikeston celebrated Sikeston's 150th birthday Tuesday by recreating their own "one-room school house." Students in first through fourth grades were mixed together in the classroom with teachers and many of the students dressing in period costume. Trish Jenkins explains to the students what education was like in the 1800s as the students examine a photo of a one-room school house...
Boarding ICE prisoners brings in more money than expected (10/06/10)
BENTON -- While things have cooled off a bit, boarding ICE prisoners has turned out to bring in more money that expected. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter and County Commissioners discussed revenue received from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Women's conference will provide health, educational information (10/06/10)
SIKESTON -- Southeast Missouri women will have the chance to learn more about health issues in addition to finding creative uses for everyday items found in the home. The seventh annual multi-county women's conference will be from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. ...
Soldier returns (10/06/10)
Specialist Justin Mercer of Bertrand stands with his wife, Jessica, and son, Payton, in the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport on Tuesday. Mercer returned from an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan, during which he received a head injury, for which he is expected to receive a Purple Heart. More information on Mercer's service and injury will be in a future edition of the Standard Democrat...
Dexter wins on Senior Night (10/06/10)
DEXTER -- Although the Dexter Lady Bearcats were faced with some tough opposition in their first set against the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles on Tuesday night, Dexter was able to pull out a Senior Night victory. "I think we played really good," Dexter senior Elisha Flanigan said. "We started off kind of slow but, we picked up. We played good as a team."...
SHS winds third game in last four (10/06/10)
SIKESTON -- With a two set sweep over visiting Portageville Tuesday night, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs have won three of their last four games. After taking 16 of the final 18 points to win the first set 25-13, Sikeston was able to hold off a late Portageville surge in the second, winning 25-22 to take the match...
SHS netters ousted from district team tournament (10/06/10)
KENNETT -- Sikeston dropped their best-of-nine district semifinal match 5-0 to Kennett on Tuesday afternoon, eliminating the Lady Bulldogs from the team Class 1, District 1 Tennis Tournament. "Kennett has a very strong team and should contend for the team district title," said Sikeston coach Russ Dial. "Even though we didn't win today, we were very proud of the way we went out. Each team member played hard and to the best of their abilities and we finished the season strong as a team."...
Lady Devils explode for 17 runs in win over East Prairie (10/06/10)
CHAFFEE -- Coming off a 16-1 win over Greenville the day prior, the Lady Devils broke out for 11 runs in the third inning alone Tuesday afternoon, defeating visiting East Prairie 17-3 after five innings on the mercy rule. "Those (33) runs are almost even with what we put up the rest of the season," Chaffee's Hannah Bedwell said. "It's a good way to get into districts and get us in the (swing) of things."...
District realignment looks good for Sikeston basketball (10/06/10)
Well Sikeston fans, you may have finally gotten your way. After recent years of struggling to make it to 'the ship,' with one particular school standing in your way, the good folks at MSHSAA have cleared the roads, painted new lines and sent a squad car to lead you there...
Irvin Morgan (10/06/10)
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. -- Irvin Benjamin Morgan, 92, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Oct. 5, 2010, at Crossville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Charlie Glenn (10/06/10)
CHARLESTON -- Charles Lee "Charlie" Glenn, 54, died Oct. 5, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Bryon Busby (10/06/10)
CHARLESTON -- Bryon Lynn Busby, 37, died at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 2010, at his home in Charleston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Imogene Alexander (10/06/10)
ELBERTON, Ga. -- Imogene Wilson Alexander, 85, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Oct. 3, 2010, at the Brown Memorial Convalescent Center in Elberton. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Ellen Turnbull (10/06/10)
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. - Ellen Louise Turnbull, 82, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 5, 2010, at 4:45 p.m. in Cookeville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Wrong direction by Progressives (10/06/10)
Well the highly-promoted One Nation rally Saturday in Washington, D.C., was a bit of a flop. Organized by Progressives and labor unions - despite the rhetoric - the rally was a reaction to the recent Glen Beck rally. Primary organizers on MSNBC had all but promised the rally would far exceed the Beck rally in attendance...