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Stories from Friday, February 18, 2011

Bridge work complete (02/18/11)
SIKESTON -Minor repair work on the Route ZZ bridge over Drainage Ditch No. 2 in Scott County is complete. Both lanes of the bridge opened to traffic on Friday, Feb. 18. "Initially, the lane reduction was expected to be in place for up to three weeks," said Southeast Regional Field Engineer Andy Meyer. "However, work was accelerated and completed in less than a week."...
Winter takes toll on area's streets, roads (02/18/11)
SIKESTON -- Snow and ice wreaked havoc for motorists when they covered the roadways. The winter storms' remnants -- now in the form of potholes -- are creating a different type of frustration for drivers. "We've had a few calls from motorists -- four or five in the past week -- who've reported potholes in town," said Steve Lee, street superintendent for the city of Sikeston...
Final federally funded ditch project could be expanded (02/18/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Charleston city officials are looking at hiring the company performing the county's last Emergency Watershed Protection project to mop out a city ditch while they're at it. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Leaders on tour (02/18/11)
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SHS slays Dragons (02/18/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON -- The fourth time was the charm as Sikeston and DeSoto finally got to play after having the game snowed out three different times this year. The Class 4, No. 1 ranked Bulldogs remained undefeated with a dominating 73-36 victory over the Dragons, who were formally a state-ranked team themselves, but have slumped in recent weeks...
Strong second half lifts Scott City past Oran (02/18/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com ORAN -- For one half, the Oran Lady Eagles hung tough with the visiting Scott City Lady Rams. However, a cold shooting third quarter and a lopsided fourth led to a 57-41 Scott City win at Oran High School. "We've been doing a really good job offensively as working as a unit and we got a little impatient and sped up the tempo," Oran coach Adam Friga said about their second half downfall. ...
Lady Bluejays falls to Kennett in potential district preview (02/18/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com CHARLESTON -- If Charleston wants to make a run at the Class 3, District 1 Championship this season, they got a look at who they'll likely see in the finals when the Kennett Lady Indians came to town Thursday night. Facing the Lady Indians with just over a week to go until the district tournament, the Lady Bluejays watched Kennett jump out to a 22-point halftime lead before going on to a 66-43 win...
Three SHS wrestlers still alive in Class 3 (02/18/11)
Risco advances to finals of Tri-County Tournament (02/18/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com WARDELL -- The Risco Tigers needed overtime to do it, but they avenged an earlier season loss to the Clarkton Reindeer in a thrilling 71-69 win on Thursday during the semifinals of the Tri-County Conference Tournament at North Pemiscot High School...
Ed Roberts (02/18/11)
ORAN -- Marion Edward Roberts, 75, died Feb. 16, 2011, at Westwood Hills Nursing Center in Poplar Bluff. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Geraldine Lewis (02/18/11)
SIKESTON -- Geraldine Josephine Lewis, 86, died Feb. 16, 2011, 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...
J.W. Miller (02/18/11)
DIEHLSTADT -- Jasper W. Miller, 86, died Feb. 17, 2011, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete.
Eugene Belvin (02/18/11)
INDEPENDENCE -- Eugene Belvin, 73, died Jan. 31, 201, in Las Vegas. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Cecil H. Wilson (02/18/11)
FLINT, Mich. -- Cecil H. Wilson, 90, died Feb. 6, 2011, at the Kith Haven Nursing Home in Flint. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Charlene Fountain (02/18/11)
MARSTON -- Charlene Graham Fountain, 56, died Feb. 16, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Sue Brewer (02/18/11)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Thursday for Sue Etta Brewer, 61, who died Feb. 14, 2011, at her home near Blodgett, were: Buddy Brewer, Rick Pyland, Cody McRoy, Miguel Garcia, Cory Lenderman and Jeff Welter.
Billie Butler (02/18/11)
SIKESTON -- The Rev. Billie Butler, 85, died Feb. 17, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete.