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Stories from Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cookie time (01/11/11)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- One of the most popular fundraisers is back -- Girl Scout cookie sales. "We officially kicked off the sales Friday," said Gabbie Hodgkiss, service unit leader. "This is our biggest and most popular fundraisers -- a lot of people tell us they anxiously await this time of year."...
Budget is top task for state legislature (01/11/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Local state representatives may not see eye-to-eye on every issue but agree on at least one: the budget is the top concern facing the Missouri legislature. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Utility rates increase for New Madrid residents (01/11/11)
NEW MADRID -- The new year brought new - and higher - utility rates for New Madrid residents. The Jan. 1 bills received by residents will reflect an electrical rate increase for 2011 of 3 percent for residential customers and 4 percent on commercial, large power and industrial users as well as New Madrid County Central...
Highway accident (01/11/11)
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Top seeds advance at Scott-Miss tourney (01/11/11)
Kelly, Oran, Delta and Scott City were all winners on the opening night of the Scott-Mississippi Conference girls basketball tournament.
Sikeston freshmen fall to Dexter in OT (01/11/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston Bulldog freshman basketball team suffered an overtime loss to the Dexter Bearcats on Monday during the first round of the Poplar Bluff Invitational Tournament, 61-58. With a 56-56 tie at the end of regulation, Dexter outscored the Bulldogs 5-2 in overtime to gain the win...
Johnnie Jones (01/11/11)
SIKESTON -- Johnnie R. Jones, 86, died Jan. 10, 2011, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Durell Fowler (01/11/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Troy "Durell" Fowler, 79, died Jan. 9, 2011, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Johnny B. Harris (01/11/11)
CHICAGO -- Johnny B. Harris, 84, died Jan. 6, 2011. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Paula Garrett (01/11/11)
Louella Harper (01/11/11)
CHARLESTON -- Louella Burton Harper, 63, died Jan. 10, 2011, at 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...
Bud Stone (01/11/11)
IRONTON -- James Edward "Bud" Stone, 78, died Jan. 8, 2011, in Pilot Knob. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Shandra Costello (01/11/11)
ADVANCE -- Shandra Bird Costello, 41, died Jan. 10, 2011. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Michael Shea (01/11/11)
BLOOMFIELD -- Michael Shea, 56, died Jan. 9, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Ray Crawford (01/11/11)
SIKESTON -- Ray Crawford, 74, died Jan. 10, 2011 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete.