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Stories from Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Snow Day Fun (02/08/11)
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Sikeston saw an increase in home building (02/08/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston saw a decent gain in new home construction last year as compared with 2009 but couldn't match the '09 figure for commercial construction. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Nominations being sought for SACC Awards (02/08/11)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Every year, the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce honors those who work hard to make the community a better place. But the organization needs help. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Coaches weigh in on new playoff proposal (02/08/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com COLUMBIA -- The 2011 high school football season will mark the final year of a four-year trial period pertaining to the two-team playoff system. The Missouri Sports High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) is currently exploring new ideas for after the trial with three possible options for the MSHSAA Board of Directors to choose from...
Sweet revenge (02/08/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com DELTA -- Having fallen to visiting Scott City twice already this season, the Delta Lady Bobcats had the chance for a little revenge when the Lady Rams came to town Monday evening. Riding a combined 34 first half points by Samantha Bartels and Machela VanGennip, the Lady Bobcats were able to build a 16-point halftime lead before holding on for a 59-41 win...
Snowfall changes schedule (02/08/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON -- Heavy snowfall that blanketed the area on Monday morning created havoc with local basketball schedules Monday night. Sikeston's much-anticipated matchup with DeSoto was forced to be postponed and rescheduled for the second time this season. The No. 1 ranked Bulldogs will now host the Dragons on Wednesday with junior varsity action beginning at 5 p.m...
Neoma McKinney (02/08/11)
CHARLESTON -- Neoma Beth McKinney, 80, died Feb. 5, 2011, at The Net Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Gwen Robey (02/08/11)
DEXTER -- Gwen Robey, 79, died Feb. 7, 2011, in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete.
Bobby Cole (02/08/11)
CHARLESTON -- Bobby Cole, 72, died Feb. 8, 2011, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete.
Snowball fight anyone? (02/08/11)
Boy's being boy's.
Snow in Portageville 2-7-11 (02/08/11)
Snow in our back yard. 2-7-2-11