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Stories from Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Street work (04/20/11)
SIKESTON -- Effective today, Rose Parkway (northbound) will be reduced to one lane due to basin repairs and Fairfield Street will be reduced to one lane due to spot repairs. The projects are estimated to be completed in approximately three days, weather permitting...
Officials updated on storm damage in county (04/20/11)
BENTON -- There was some property damage in Scott County during Friday evening's storm but with a tornado sighting confirmed it could have been much worse. Amber Scudder, county emergency management director, updated commissioners on the storm damage during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Miner Convention Center to get AEDs (04/20/11)
MINER -- The Miner Convention Center will soon be equipped with an Automatic External Defibrillator. During their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, the Miner Board of Aldermen approved getting the CPR and AED training required for the device to be provided...
Scott City man is sentenced (04/20/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Scott City man will spend more than two years in prison for stealing from his employer. John Anthony Greenlee, 29, was sentenced to 27 months on one felony count of conspiracy to commit theft from interstate shipment and 27 months on six felony counts of theft from interstate shipment. The sentences were ordered to run concurrently...
SACC awards banquet to have Vegas theme (04/20/11)
SIKESTON -- In just a few weeks, the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce will showcase just how fabulous the area is. The 61st annual awards banquet, "Welcome to Fabulous Sikeston/Miner Missouri has a Vegas theme. And organizers are betting that it will be one of the best yet...
Earth Day festivities (04/20/11)
Preschool students pet the greyhound dogs that came to visit the Sikeston Kindergarten Center. Three dogs, part of Greyhound Pets of America, visited as part of the school's Earth Day festivities. "This is about taking care of animals and the Earth -- giving something that needs a home a good home and a safe place to live," said teacher Kim Amsden, who coordinated the visit. The Greyhound Pets of America group works to have the dogs adopted once they are taken off the track in Memphis, Tenn...
Cape Central dominates SHS netters on Tuesday (04/20/11)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog tennis team battled the wind and the always tough Cape Central Tigers, falling to the visitors 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon. The junior varsity Bulldogs also lost to Cape Central. The Bulldogs will travel to Marion, Ill., on Thursday...
Lady Bearcats, Sikeston junior varsity boys win Dexter meet (04/20/11)
DEXTER -- Taking part in the Dexter open track meet Tuesday afternoon, the Sikeston Bulldogs junior varsity track team took first place on the boy's side with 171 points. "They did pretty good," Sikeston coach Terry Flannigan said of his team. "We knew all our (kids) were going to be jayvee type and that most of theirs were going to be varsity...
Bluejays stun Sikeston in extra innings, 9-8 (04/20/11)
CHARLESTON -- For a team on a five-game losing skid, there is no better way to snap the streak than to beat an arch rival. The Charleston Bluejays did just that on Monday afternoon as they defeated the Sikeston Bulldogs 9-8 in eight innings at Hillhouse Park...
Chaffee, SCC both earn wins (04/20/11)
CHAFFEE -- Getting their 12th win of the season, the Chaffee Red Devils defeated Bell City 11-1 on Thursday. Taking an early 3-0 lead in the first, Chaffee padded its lead with a five run rally in the third before scoring another three in the seventh...
Sikeston downs Cape Central 2-0 (04/20/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldog soccer team defeated Cape Central 2-0 on Tuesday evening in Cape Girardeau. Led by their defense, who had to battle both Cape Central and strong winds for one half, Sikeston managed to shutout the Lady Tigers...
Jonithan Dodson (04/20/11)
CATRON -- Jonithan Lonnie Dodson, 37, died April 18, 2011, near Bernie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Robert Hooper (04/20/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Robert Eugene Hooper, 60, formerly of Scott City, died at 8:18 a.m. April 18, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Jon Layton (04/20/11)
CHARLESTON -- Jon Derrick Layton, 58, died April 19, 2011, at his home in Charleston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Doris Jordan (04/20/11)
DEXTER -- Doris M. Jordan, 75, died April 18, 2011, in Salem. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Ruby Johnson (04/20/11)
CHARLESTON -- Ruby L. Johnson, 79, died April 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.
Heavenly Taylor (04/20/11)
SIKESTON -- Heavenly Latreviya Taylor, newborn son of Shatrilya L. Strickland and Anthony Taylor, died April 12, 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...
Jana Southern (04/20/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Jana Atteberry Southern, who was born Aug. 3, 1943, died April 17, 2011. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Betty Haynes (04/20/11)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Betty Jean Lawrence Haynes, 65, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 3:50 p.m. April 13, 2011, at the Bloomington Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Billie Rosson (04/20/11)
CHARLESTON -- Veliah Ester "Billie" Rosson, 82, died April 19, 2011, at the home of her daughter in Charleston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Martha Talbert (04/20/11)
SIKESTON -- Martha JoAnn "Posty" Talbert, 73, died April 8, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Angela Garner (04/20/11)
SIKESTON -- Angela Gwenn "Angie" Jenkins Garner, 44, died April 18, 2011, at 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...
Taxpayers carry too much burden (04/20/11)
As I quietly sat down and wrote a check to the Internal Revenue Service this week, I wondered about the 45 percent of Americans who pay no taxes. And I wondered about General Electric who paid no taxes on their $38 billion profits this past year. Sadly, I am not among the super-rich who get blamed for hoarding their riches and who, according to the Democrats, shelter way too much and unfairly avoid their "fair share" of taxes...