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Stories from Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Scott County's Search and Rescue Team recognized nationally for work (03/30/11)
BENTON -- The Scott County Search and Rescue K-9 Unit has received national recognition but could still use ID. The volunteer search team was presented with the 17th Annual National "Keeper of the Flame" Award Saturday by the CUE Center for Missing Persons of Wilmington, N.C., according to Marshia Morton, captain of the unit...
Event returns with the spring (03/30/11)
SIKESTON -- This weekend, an event that has been absent from the Sikeston scene for almost two decades will return -- and organizers couldn't be more excited. The Sikeston Board of Realtors Home and Garden Show will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Miner Convention Center. It will feature about 40 booths with a wide variety of products...
Early wet weather can pose plant problems (03/30/11)
SIKESTON -- Usually Southeast Missouri farmers have to worry about a lack of rain during the growing season, but this spring, too much rain has become an issue for some. "Basically, wheat does not like wet, soggy soil, and so these conditions we have had last few days are not really good on wheat," said Allen Wrather, plant pathologist for the Delta Research Center in Portageville...
Son stabs father, fights police (03/30/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A Caruthersville man is in custody after allegedly stabbing his father several times with a knife. At around 1:49 p.m. Tuesday, Caruthersville police responded to a fight that was in progress where one of the subjects was armed with a knife, according to a news release from City Marshal Chris Riggs. ...
SHS falls to Saxony in overtime (03/30/11)
JACKSON -- The atmosphere surrounding the Sikeston girls soccer team on Tuesday was a dreary one.a For starters, they were dealt a disheartening 4-0 blowout by the hands of their rivals just the night before. The Lady Bulldogs had to follow that the next day by playing a road game in 40 degree weather with pellets of sleet and rain beating down upon them...
Sikeston junior high fares well at meet (03/30/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston junior varsity track team came away with a strong showing this Monday at the Cape tri-meet. Finishing the meet with 78 points on the boys side, the Bulldogs easily captured first place. They were followed by Cape Giradreau and Perryville with 52 and 24 points respectively...
Sikeston to play for virtual national championship (03/30/11)
MCLEAN, Va. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs will have a chance to add to their trophy case after completing a perfect 30-0 season. The Bulldogs have been chosen to compete in the 2nd Annual Massey Virtual National Championship tournament on highschoolsports.net...
AP all-state teams released (03/30/11)
COLUMBIA -- The Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters released their all-state basketball teams today with several local players being honored. The Sikeston Bulldogs were well-represented in Class 4 with Janeil Hatchett being named to the first team and Darryl Howard and Corey Porter earning second team honors...
Sally Botts (03/30/11)
BERNIE -- Sally Loreda Botts, 81, died March 27, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Louise Strozier (03/30/11)
SIKESTON -- Louise "Nanny" Strozier, 92, formerly of Henderson, Texas, died March 25, 2011, at the Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Courvon Taylor (03/30/11)
SIKESTON -- Courvon Lamar Taylor, newborn son of Shathilya L. Strickland and Anthony Taylor, died March 24, 2011, at Saint 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...
Kat Woods (03/30/11)
HELENA, Ark. -- Katherine "Kat" Woods, 80, died March 26, 2011, at the Helena Regional Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Jimmy Johnson (03/30/11)
BLODGETT -- Jimmy Wayne "Chunk" Johnson, 79, died March 28, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Timothy Finney (03/30/11)
SIKESTON -- Timothy Finney, 42, died March 29, 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...
Mary Pulliam (03/30/11)
SIKESTON -- Mary Ann Pulliam, 66, died at 3 p.m. March 28, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Voter photo IDs just make sense (03/30/11)
Coming on the heels of a massively successful November election by the GOP, nearly half the states - including Missouri - are offering legislation to mandate some form of photo ID for voting. This has long been an agenda item for conservatives. The conservative legislators say the photo ID rules will eliminate any prospect of voter fraud and restore voter confidence in the election process. ...