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Stories from Sunday, January 9, 2011

Vehicle rollover (01/09/11)
Seven persons were injured, including three children, in a single-vehicle accident at 11:50 a.m. Friday on Interstate 55, four miles south of Sikeston. For more information on the accident, that left two with serious injuries, see page 5A of today's edition...
Blumenberg leaves office (01/09/11)
CHARLESTON -- Every political career has its ups and downs. Jim Blumenberg certainly saw his share while serving 22 years on the Mississippi County Commission. A resident of East Prairie, Blumenberg started as the associate county commissioner representing the southern half of the county in January 1989. His last official day in office was Dec. 31...
Recount will be first since Blumenberg was elected (01/09/11)
CHARLESTON -- In what some would see as an interesting coincidence, a recount has been ordered for later this month in the race for Jim Blumenberg's replacement as presiding county commissioner. Carlin Bennett, a Republican, was sworn in to the office Monday...
Questions should be asked when buying firewood (01/09/11)
SIKESTON -- Knowing how to measure firewood and understanding the terms of the transaction are just as important as the price. Kyle Cunningham, forestry/business development specialist for University of Missouri Extension's Southeast Missouri Region, said one of the biggest tips he can give is to know where the wood being purchased originated...
Roundup: Leopold too much for Risco (01/09/11)
LEOPOLD -- The Risco Tigers fell to 5-4 with a 92-66 road loss to Leopold on Friday night. The Wildcats jumped out to a 22-15 lead after one quarter and led 55-35 at the half as Risco couldn't slow the Leopold offense. "You can't give up 90 points and expect to win a lot of games," Risco head coach Brandon Blankenship said. "Defensively, we're not anywhere close to where we need to be...
SHS explodes in second half to down Charleston 87-60 (01/09/11)
CHARLESTON -- With the Sikeston Bulldogs, its usually just a matter of time. Just a matter of time that they will wear a team down. Just a matter of time that they will turn a close game into a blowout. The Bulldogs did it again on Friday, turning a halftime deficit against arch rival Charleston into a convincing 87-60 SEMO Conference victory...
Bearcats stay hot; dominate Woodland (01/09/11)
DEXTER -- Fresh off a big win over Notre Dame Thursday, Dexter kept things rolling Friday evening with a 68-40 romp over the visiting Woodland Cardinals on Homecoming night. "We came out a little flat it felt like and never really picked up the energy 100 percent," Dexter's Alan Flannigan said. "But that's kind of coming off a tough game last night. We still played well enough to get the job done."...
NMCC shuts down Kelly 64-28 (01/09/11)
BENTON -- Going into Friday night's contest, both the New Madrid County Central Eagles and the Kelly Hawks each had one win on the season. NMCC hadn't won a game since Nov. 27, 2010, their second game of the season during the Riverbend Classic, while the Hawks recently broke a 29-game losing streak against Woodland on Dec. 17, 2010...
Frank Box (01/09/11)
For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition. DEXTER -- Frank J. Box went to be with the Lord peacefully on Jan. 6, 2011, at the age of 77, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter...
Thelma Offord (01/09/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Thelma Offord, 88, formerly of Charleston, died Jan. 5, 2011, at the Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Louise Heisserer (01/09/11)
CHAFFEE - Helen Louise Heisserer, 89, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, 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...
Chester Smith (01/09/11)
EAST PRAIRIE - Chester Carl Smith, 72, died at 11:15 p.m. Jan. 6, 2011, at his residence. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Linda King (01/09/11)
MORLEY - Linda Ann King, 66, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, 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...
Ozzie Jones (01/09/11)
OSAGE BEACH -- Ozzie C. Jones, infant son of Minor Jasen Jones and Paige Elizabeth Wansing Jones, died Dec. 17, 2010, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Michael Calvin (01/09/11)
DIEHLSTADT - Michael John Calvin, 66, died Jan. 7, 2011, at Sikeston Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
The Friedman era will be missed (01/09/11)
David Friedman and his wife, Shirley, will soon close their popular downtown Sikeston men's store - Falkoff's - after nearly 44 1/2 years in operation. The couple have been a strong foundation for our downtown retail community since they first opened their doors long ago when Sikeston was a far different community than today...