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Stories from Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mississippi County groups get grants for vehicles, equipment (11/24/10)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Several Mississippi County entities were recognized Tuesday as recipients of over $415,000 in grant funding to acquire needed vehicles and equipment. Janie Dunning, Missouri director for United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development, hosted the event at the Mississippi County Ambulance District in Charleston...
Thanksgiving pow-wow (11/24/10)
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Trees suffering from drought (11/24/10)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The last several years have been hard on trees: they could use a drink. Anytime there is a period of dry weather, there are some landscapers that spend a lot of time on their lawns but take their trees for granted, according to David Bizzell of Bizzell Lawn Care and Nursery...
No bones about it: Holidays can be tough for animals (11/24/10)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It's a natural inclination to give pets leftovers and table scraps. But as the holiday season begins, veterinarians say that's one of the worst things that people can do. "I recommend that, as hard as it is, we practice 'tough puppy love,'" said Dr. Brian Heuring, veterinarian at the Delta Veterinary Clinic in Sikeston...
No paper on Thursday (11/24/10)
SIKESTON -- The Standard Democrat will not publish a paper Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving, and the offices will be closed. Regular publication will resume Friday with the office opening at 7:30 a.m.
Filing over for city positions (11/24/10)
SIKESTON -- There is a two-way race for an at-large seat on the Sikeston City Council. Tuesday was the last day to file for city offices in Sikeston and Charleston. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Porter, Braves try for 3-peat (11/24/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON -- They may have lost one star, but the Scott County Central Braves still have their biggest standout. Otto Porter, a 6-9 senior, will return for the Braves in his final campaign as he looks to lead the 2-time defending Class 1 state champions back to Columbia for a possible 3-peat...
Flannigan, team depth will be key for Bearcats (11/24/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com DEXTER -- The Dexter boys basketball team is hoping depth can help them survive a tough early stretch of games, made ever more difficult by a late start to practice due to the Bearcat football team's playoff run. One reason for the Bearcats to be optimistic is the return of Alan Flannigan. The 6-7 senior recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Lafayette College after scoring 20 points and grabbing nine rebounds per game last season for the 15-12 Bearcats...
NMCC will look different but play the same style (11/24/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central boys basketball team will have a different look in 2010-11, but their style will stay the same said head coach Travis Day. "We are going to come out hard, we are going to play hard, we're going to press and we're going to get up and down the floor," Day said. ...
Dannenmueller takes over quick and scrappy Rams squad (11/24/10)
SCOTT CITY -- The Scott City Rams are coming off of a difficult season which saw them undergo a coaching change at the beginning of the season and finish with a 5-17 record. Enter new coach Mark Dannenmueller who takes over a program that returns three starters and a wealth of quickness...
Charleston will be young but experienced (11/24/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com CHARLESTON -- Finishing just above .500 last at 14-13, the Charleston Bluejays enter the season with everyone one the roster having some experience on varsity from last year. Not having to go through the basic and being able to jump right into drills has Bluejays head coach Danny Farmer excited about his team hitting the ground running...
Tigers to depend on underclassmen in 2010-11 season (11/24/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com RISCO -- Graduation wasn't kind to the Risco Tigers. Coming off one of the best season's in school history, the Tigers lose six seniors including Class 1, All-State selection Brandon Bennett and All-Region selection Zack Williams...
Irby takes over Bulldog program from Bidewell (11/24/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com PORTAGEVILLE -- Taking over the reigns from legendary coach Jim Bidewell, new Portageville coach Jason Irby is hoping this year's Bulldogs squad can prevent the late season skid that left them teetering above at end of last year at 14-12...
Eagles feature tall, experienced corps of players (11/24/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com ORAN -- The Oran Eagles will return four starters from their 17-10 season a year ago. Coach Joe Shoemaker, who is in his third year at Oran, will have seniors Preston Scherer, Nathan Michelsen, Reece Mangels and Jon Morrow to lean on as the Eagles feature a a taller lineup with four players about 6-4...
Red Devils return all five starters from last season (11/24/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com CHAFFEE -- Returning five starters from last year's squad, the Chaffee Red Devils have high hopes of improving on last season's 6-15 mark. Key to those hopes will be the continued strong play Michael Rutherford and Alex Crowe, two of last year's leading scorers for the Red Devils...
East Prairie returns plenty of experience (11/24/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com EAST PRAIRIE -- Returning most of what was a young team last year, the East Prairie Eagles are hoping the extra year under their belts with lead to at least a few extra wins this season. Of the five returners that saw some varsity action in last year's 7-15 campaign, four were sophomores with the lone exception being star current senior Connor Scott...
Hawks are looking to turn fortunes around (11/24/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com BENTON -- Coming off a winless 2009-2010 season, the Kelly Hawks are hoping the combination of some veteran leadership along with plenty of fresh new faces can help turn their fortunes around. "We will have some good leadership from our returners," new head coach Josh Eftink said. "We will also need some of our newcomers to step in and contribute right away."...
Risco wins in Bell City JV Tourney (11/24/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com BELL CITY -- A 39-point outburst by Jordon Pavy helped guide the fourth-seeded Risco Tigers past the fifth-seeded Richland Rebels Monday night, winning 57-55 in overtime to open up the Bell City JV Tournament. Knotted up at 55 apiece, Pavy added the final two points of the game when he connected on two free throws with two seconds left in overtime to secure the win...
Oran native named Fontbonne athletic director (11/24/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Fontbonne University has named alumna Maria Eftink the school's new director of athletics. Eftink has been serving as interim director since July, following the retirement of longtime director of athletics Lee McKinney, who continues to coach men's basketball...
Pressing issues ahead for state (11/24/10)
Margaret Rowe (11/24/10)
HOWARDVILLE -- Margaret Allen Rowe, 79, died Nov. 22, 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...
Anthony Dial (11/24/10)
SIKESTON -- Anthony Brock Dial, 45, of Sikeston, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 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...
Rose Clemons (11/24/10)
CHARLESTON -- Rose M. Clemons, 57, died Nov. 20, 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 edition...
Isabelle Kappler (11/24/10)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Tuesday for Isabelle Marie Kappler, 89, who died Nov. 19, 2010, were: Matthew Kappler, Mitchell Kappler, Eric Rickman, James Hann, Bill Palmer and Larry Rickman.
Suzann Romines (11/24/10)
MATTHEWS -- Suzann Romines, 61, died Nov. 23, 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...
Ina Roebuck (11/24/10)
CHARLESTON -- Ina Roebuck, 94, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Nov. 19, 2010, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...