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Stories from Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Discrepancies found on tax bills (11/17/10)
BENTON -- A change of software in the Scott County Assessor's Office has resulted in some taxpayers having additional personal property showing up in county records. "Vehicle discrepancies have been found on some tax bills," Scott County Collector Mark Hensley said Tuesday. ...
Officials to decide on waste funding (11/17/10)
BENTON -- Scott County Commissioners are deciding on an appropriate use for the county's allocation from the Bootheel Solid Waste Management District. During their regular meeting Tuesday, commissioners discussed with Joel Evans, county developer, the annual $5,000 allocation the county is slated to receive provided they have an approved use for the funds...
Game day prep (11/17/10)
The Sikeston High School Graphics Arts class is busy preparing some 700 specially designed Final Four shirts for Bulldogs fans. The shirts, sizes youth through XXXL, will be available at the SHS office Friday and Saturday morning and are $10 each. The Booster Club has declared Saturday's game a "Black Out," according to Kevin Collins Booster Club president. Here, Sarah Hopson, left, and Chelsea Jennings sort and fold the newly printed shirts...
Raise is refused for city collector (11/17/10)
MINER -- A raise for the next person elected as Miner's city collector was shot down by the mayor. "I don't really feel there should be any raises given in the city," Mayor Frank Tatum said during the regular monthly Miner Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday...
Month helps draw attention to deadly disease (11/17/10)
SIKESTON -- To Bob Medlock of Sikeston, Alzheimer's disease is worse than death itself. For five years, Medlock cared for and watched as his wife of 55 years, Bernice, progressed through the stages of Alzheimer's disease-- the most common form of dementia. Dementia is a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life...
DPS increases focus on seatbelt violators Thursday (11/17/10)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety will join the Missouri Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Division in their efforts to crack down on seatbelt violators on Thursday. According to Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for DPS, Nov. 18 is set aside as "Occupant Protection Enforcement Day" and is much like a one-day "Click It or Ticket" campaign...
Reward offered after theft from trucking company (11/17/10)
SIKESTON -- A $20,000 reward is being offered for information which could help law enforcement solve a major theft from a local trucking company. According to Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, employees with PTI Trucking contacted police at 8 a.m. Saturday about the theft of a 53-foot white aluminum box trailer. The theft is believed to have occurred between midnight and 5:30 a.m. Saturday...
Offense is perfect fit for Sikeston football team (11/17/10)
Since offensive coordinator Mark Jackson was brought on by Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs three seasons ago, Jackson's idea of the misdirection offense has yielded record-breaking numbers.
Preparation key to SHS defense (11/17/10)
SIKESTON -- Knowing what an offense is going to do before the snap can never truly be predicted. But the Sikeston Bulldogs defense does nearly the closest thing to it. Just as quarterback Trey Lewis reads an opposing defense, the Bulldog's defense does the same against an offense. Their ability to spot certain habits within an opposing offense makes it look as if they actually do know what play is coming next...
Cheerleaders work hard for 'three minutes to shine' (11/17/10)
Months of preparation. Hours of practice. Three minutes of performance One team. One dream. One chance. The Sikeston High School Cheerleading squad is an outstanding group of 26 young women that have put in hundreds of hours of work in preparation for the 2010 Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association State Championship. ...
Joe Sumner (11/17/10)
CHAFFEE -- Ronald "Joe" Sumner, died Nov. 16, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
David Cannon (11/17/10)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for David L. Cannon, 70, who died Nov. 12, 2010, were: Brandon Laminack, Zack Laminack, Joe Sutton, Danny Stidham, Jacky Hays and Jason Williams.
Carl E. Johnson (11/17/10)
MOREHOUSE -- Carl Edward Johnson, 66, died at 12:51 p.m. Nov. 11, 2010, in the emergency room at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, following an acute heart attack. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Ruth J. Dunn (11/17/10)
CHAFFEE -- Ruth J. Dunn, 84, died Nov. 15, 2010, at St. 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...
James Rampley (11/17/10)
BLOOMFIELD -- James Dale Rampley, 76, died Nov. 16, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic editio...
Clifford Dugan (11/17/10)
WYATT -- Clifford Love Dugan, 83, died at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Study deserves consideration (11/17/10)
I'm both disappointed and surprised that the deficit reduction committee's preliminary report has received such universal scorn. Perhaps I was overly optimistic, but I thought this select committee could provide some political cover and still advance ways to seriously address our growing financial crisis...