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Stories from Sunday, April 3, 2011

April Calendar Girl (04/03/11)
Kelsey Dacus, daughter of Lee and Theresa Dacus, is the Standard Democrat Calendar Girl for April. Dacus, third runner up in the 2010 Miss Sikeston Contest, plans to attend Missouri State University in the fall and major in education with an emphasis on special education...
Municipal code review complete (04/03/11)
SIKESTON -- Revisions and updates to Sikeston's municipal code have been completed and are ready for the City Council's approval Monday. The project has taken nearly two years to finish, according to Linda Lowes, director of governmental services. "We actually started the process in July 2009," Lowes said. ...
Feeling at home (04/03/11)
SIKESTON -- Just a little over two weeks into her new role as assistant supervisor at the Sikeston OAKS Center, Lisa Hicks said she's beginning to feel at home. A native of the the Wyatt and Charleston areas, Hicks has lived in Sikeston since 1987. She worked for nearly 14 years on the medical surgical floor at Missouri Delta Medical Center before working about five years for Dr. ...
Sikeston businessman's work is used in Australian plant (04/03/11)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man has made his mark at an Australian business. Floyd Presley Jr., owner of Presley Sales and Service, recently completed the installation of a thermal storage unit at a foam plant in Australia. "We build 30,000 pounds of ice," Presley said of the unit. "It's basically in an insulated container that measures about 8 feet wide, 9 feet tall and 23 feet long."...
Mercy, mercy: Braves down Egyptian by mercy rule (04/03/11)
SIKESTON -- The Scott County Central baseball team is no longer an unexpected competitor. After one of their best seasons in recent memory last year, finishing 9-8, the Braves are well on their way to improving on that mark and are already realizing the moniker of a 'surprise team' is behind them...
Devils blister Meadow Heights (04/03/11)
By Brent Shipman sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Recording their third shutout of the young season Friday afternoon, the Chaffee Red Devils hammered out 13 hits against Meadow Heights to open up the Chaffee Round Robin Tournament with a 15-0 mercy rule win after five innings of play...
Sikeston baseball trounces Tigers (04/03/11)
REIDLAND, Ky. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs got a terrific pitching performance from sophomore Trey Tigart and took advantage of several Caldwell County, Ky., miscues, en route to an 11-0 win on Saturday in the McCracken County Baseball Tournament. Tigart pitched five innings, giving up only two hits and walking one while striking out nine, including seven of the last nine hitters...
Walter Mims (04/03/11)
CHARLESTON -- Walter Chatman Mims, 80, died March 28, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Ada Carroll (04/03/11)
CHAFFEE -- Ada Marie Carroll, 68, died March 31, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Betty Carroll (04/03/11)
ST. CHARLES -- Betty Wymon Carroll, 83, formerly of Sikeston, died March 31, 2011, in St. Charles. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Timothy Finney (04/03/11)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Friday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Timothy Wayne Finney, 42, who died on March 29, 2011, were: Ron Pruitt, Shawn Clinton, Rodney Bridger, John Gifford, Tony Carter and Jimbo Taylor. The Rev. Matt Butrum officiated the service...
Paul Stallings (04/03/11)
CHARLESTON - Paul Wayne "Peewee" Stallings, 61, died March 30, 2011, at the Luther Midelfort Health Center Center at Eau Claire, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Time to invest in new DPS building (04/03/11)
There is an ongoing debate in Sikeston concerning the construction of a new Public Safety Complex to replace the well-worn and far-outdated current facility in downtown Sikeston. Bids for the new Public Safety complex were opened last week and despite one last-minute glitch, it appears the construction costs will be slightly less than anticipated. That does not mean the facility is cheap nor does it mean it will be a no-brainer to nudge the facility into the city's budget...