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Stories from Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lifesaving device donated (01/12/11)
BENTON -- Chances of surviving a heart attack at the Scott County Courthouse have just gone up. Larry Chasteen, director of the North Scott County Ambulance District, presented the Scott County Commission with an Automatic External Defibrillator for the courthouse during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Unilever will help fund PAT program (01/12/11)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston business is helping the R-6 School District fund its Parents as Teachers program this year. Representatives with Unilever in Sikeston presented a check for $13,706 to Board President Scott Crumpecker and Jenny Hobeck, supervisor of the Sikeston R-6 School District's PAT program, during Tuesday's regular school board meeting...
Organization works to improve opportunities for local readers (01/12/11)
SIKESTON -- The public library is typically thought of as the ideal place to find free entertainment -- whether it be through a book, the Internet or a special program being offered. But as more patrons are utilizing their local libraries, the institutions' costs are rising and funds lagging...
Two events will mark MLK Day celebration (01/12/11)
SIKESTON -- Two events will mark the 25th celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Sikeston. The first event, a musical service, will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Traveler's Rest Missionary Baptist Church located at 224 Alabama St. The celebration will continue Monday with the annual motorcade parade and luncheon...
Sikeston Depot hosting art show with a twist (01/12/11)
SIKESTON -- The bright blue Converse high-top tennis shoe that doubles as a soft seat for sports fan tells you something different is a foot (pun intended). This is an art show with a twist. This 36th Annual Regional High School Art Show is now open at the Sikeston Depot Museum, 116 W. Malone Ave. The show features student art from 11 Southeast Missouri High Schools with 162 works in nine categories ranging from drawings to paintings to sculpture...
Nominees sought for honors board (01/12/11)
SIKESTON -- Nominees are now being accepted through Feb. 16 for the 2010 Honors Board installation by the Parks and Recreation Division. Since 1986, 38 individuals have been honored by having their names installed on the Honors Board in recognition of their volunteer contributions to youth programs in the community including baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and Boy Scouts. The Honors Board is located near the Ingram Road entrance to the Recreation Complex...
Gibbs retires from teaching, remains Sikeston football coach (01/12/11)
Gibbs will be retiring from his assistant principal position at Sikeston's alternative school and his teaching duties as high school physical education teacher.
Dexter dispatches Bloomfield rally (01/12/11)
After leading the Wildcats (8-4) by as many as 20 early in the third, the Bearcats (8-6) found themselves in a one-point game following a 19-1 Bloomfield run to entering the final frame.
Clarkton surges past Risco (01/12/11)
RISCO -- The Risco Tigers could not hold back the visiting Clarkton Reindeer late on Tuesday night as the Tigers fell to their rival, 80-73. Clinging to a 1-point lead heading into the final frame, Risco was overrun by the Reindeer with three minutes left in regulation and gave up a once 9-point advantage...
Schedules change due to winter weather (01/12/11)
SIKESTON -- Overnight snow and the forecast for more on Tuesday led to the cancellation of several local high school basketball games, among them Sikeston's game against Fredericktown. The Bulldogs, who had their scheduled game against DeSoto on Monday moved to Feb. 7 because of the weather, will now travel to Fredericktown on Jan. 26. Sikeston will not play again until Saturday when they travel to Henry County, Tenn...
Basketball event helps promote fight against cancer (01/12/11)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston High School girls basketball program will once again do their part in cancer awareness by hosting the 2011 Coaches vs. Cancer Annual Shootout on Jan. 29. "I think that it is important that everyone do their part in cancer research," Charleston girls coach Josh Thompson said. "Everyone is connected to someone who has had cancer in their life. We at Charleston High School wanted to do our part."...
COLUMN: Scott Central v. Sikeston: Just play it already (01/12/11)
Once again, whispers of another Sikeston-Scott County Central matchup are beginning to grow louder. Unfortunately, that's all that's happening. Just talk.
Juanita Maynard (01/12/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Juanita Maynard, 89, died Jan. 12, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Michael Calvin Sr. (01/12/11)
DIEHLSTADT -- Michael John Calvin Sr., 66, died Jan. 7, 2011, at Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Andrew Anderson (01/12/11)
CHARLESTON -- Andrew Michael "Porter" Anderson, 68, died Jan. 4, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Charles Grant (01/12/11)
ELKHART, Ind. -- Charles Grant, 58, died Jan. 8, 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 (01/12/11)
SIKESTON -- Ray Crawford, 74, died Jan. 10, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Faddie Bonner (01/12/11)
SIKESTON -- Faddie Dee Bonner, 63, died Jan. 9, 2011, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Woman battles FDA for her life (01/12/11)
Julie Heppe is a warrior.The rural Sikeston woman has fought cancer since 1993. The diagnosis started with breast cancer back then but now has reached Stage 4 cancer including moving to the linings of her lungs. She's already experienced a health crisis greater than anyone deserves and now her essential medical decisions are squarely outside of her control...