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Stories from Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Board welcomes new members (04/13/11)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston R-6 Board of Education reorganized and welcomed two new members during its monthly meeting Tuesday at the district office. Current board member Amy Blanton and new members Deke Lape and Mike Marsh took their oaths of office for three-year terms. Outgoing board members Rick Adams and Ken Stone didn't seek re-election to the board so an election for R-6's school board was not needed...
Public meeting to be held to discuss Morehouse Elementary (04/13/11)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston R-6 School District has established a tentative process to address school building and budget issues for the 2011-2012 school year. Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller met on Friday with the staff at Morehouse Elementary to tell them he would be asking the Board of Education to consider -- as part of the budget process -- mothballing the school building due to financial and academic challenges there...
Depro sworn in as new member of city council (04/13/11)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston City Council has reorganized with its newest member. For the first order of business during the Council's reorganizational meeting on Tuesday, Bob Depro was sworn in as an at-large member of the Council by City Clerk Carroll Couch following the presentation and acceptance of the election verification board...
Miner Baptist brings back passion play with 'More Than Just A Man' (04/13/11)
MINER -- Pastor Mitchell Jackson at Miner Baptist Church firmly believes it's a church's job to present the story of Christ to the community. And that's exactly what the church will do this weekend, as it brings back its passion play, which chronicles the life of Jesus...
Spring streetwork begins in city (04/13/11)
SIKESTON -- Several city streets are closed or have been reduced to one lane during street improvement projects. North Ingram Road between Linn and East Malone will remain completely closed to traffic until about April 27. Malcolm between William Street and Murray Lane will remain reduced to one lane for spot repairs and crack sealing until Monday...
Tuesday accident (04/13/11)
Shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, a pickup truck flipped over on Harlene Drive. Apparently the passengers received only minor injuries in the accident. Further information was not available from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety as of press time...
Standard Democrat Scoreboard (April 13) (04/13/11)
Local scores from Wednesday (April 13)
SCC's Porter commits to Hoyas (04/13/11)
SIKESTON -- After a weekend visit to Georgetown University, Scott County Central prep star Otto Porter has committed to being a Hoya next season. Scott Central head basketball coach Kenyon Wright confirmed numerous reports Tuesday morning. "I didn't talk to him for a long time (about his decision), but the reason I think is that he's going there is because there's a lot of opportunities for him (at Georgetown)," Wright said. ...
Sikeston boys, girls win NMCC open meet (04/13/11)
NEW MADRID -- With scores in the triple digits, the Sikeston Bulldogs track team posted easy wins on both the girls and boys side of the New Madrid County Central open track meet Monday afternoon. The Bulldogs scored of 198 on the boys side easily outpaced Scott City, whose 114.5 points left them in second place. Coming in third was Chaffee with 66...
Townsend pitches NMCC over East Prairie (04/13/11)
NEW MADRID -- When many people think of the New Madrid County Central softball team they think of ace pitcher Kelly Robey. However, the Lady Eagles are more than just a one woman show. The East Prairie Lady Eagles found that out on Tuesday afternoon, when sophomore Michaela Townsend got the start, leading NMCC to a 10-0 victory...
Dexter run-rules Bluejays (04/13/11)
CHARLESTON -- It was a game the Charleston Bluejays would like to quickly forget. After giving up six unearned runs in the top of the first inning, the visiting Dexter Bearcats held on to win 11-1 in five innings. "It's not a good day for the Bluejays," Charleston head coach Michael Minner said. ...
Kelly beats Portageville for second win of season (04/13/11)
BENTON -- The Kelly Hawks picked up their second win of the season, defeating Portageville 14-9 on Tuesday afternoon. The Hawks pounded out eight hits and took advantage of six Bulldog errors on their way scoring 14 runs, six of which came in the third inning. Jeff Gates and Ian Householder each finished the game 2-for-4 with Gates slapping a double. Kelly's Gabe Felter hit a home run in the contest as well...
Catherine Rodgers (04/13/11)
DEXTER -- Mary Catherine Wilson Rodgers, 81, died April 11, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Louis Robertson (04/13/11)
ADVANCE -- Louis Edward Robertson, 62, died April 11, 2011, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Loretta Duba (04/13/11)
BLOOMFIELD -- Loretta Duba, 77, died April 11, 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...
J.W. 'Sonny' Poe (04/13/11)
CHAFFEE -- J.W. "Sonny" Poe, 84, of Chaffee went to heaven surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Voters' message is heard at last (04/13/11)
A combination of election-year politics and the realization of what message voters sent last November has forced President Obama to become a late-blooming, last-minute convert to the concept of reduced federal spending. That's what I call leadership!...