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Stories from Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fire service on the ballot at Vanduser (07/30/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com VANDUSER -- Vanduser voters will be asked Tuesday to approve becoming a part of the Scott County Rural Fire Protection District. "It's very important to our town," Harold Graviett, mayor of Vanduser, said of the ballot issue. "It's just come to the point where we can not afford to have our own fire department."...
Bird's eye view (07/30/11)
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Nation's deficit debate creates local concerns, debate (07/30/11)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- While Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals and the legislative and executive branches bicker over the debt ceiling, local residents as well as the rest of the nation are voicing concerns over what will happen should Congress fail to reach an agreement...
Morehouse center will close doors (07/30/11)
MOREHOUSE -- August 6 will be the last day to visit the Disaster Recovery Center in Morehouse. A total of 1,103 survivors have been served at Morehouse DRC locations, according to the news release from Federal Emergency Management Agency officials. "We opened up our center in Morehouse on the 17th of May at the fire station," said Sylvia Hatcher, DRC manager for FEMA...
Volunteer advocates sought for Sikeston (07/30/11)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- For 39 years, the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, through its volunteers, has served as an advocate to Missouri's long-term care facility residents. However, the program is looking for volunteers in Sikeston, according to Region Two Ombudsman Coordinator Jan McFerron...
Scott Central's Boese signs to play baseball at Shawnee (07/30/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After visiting Shawnee Community College, Scott County Central senior Josh Boese couldn't help but feel like he was right at home. After two successful years at Scott Central, Boese is hoping to keep to his roots and achievements by signing a letter of intent to play baseball at Shawnee...
Rib City Shootout (07/30/11)
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Regional begins (07/30/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Rallying for three runs in wild sixth inning, the Scott County All Stars pulled out a 6-5 win over Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on Friday in the Cal Ripken 11U Midwest Plains Regional Tournament. "We kicked it around for six innings," Scott County coach Scott Nichols said. "But we just kind of hung around and then finally we got a few breaks...
'Just Saying...' offers another view of area (07/30/11)
Let me get this disclaimer out of the way right up front. Today's column is a shameless plug for a relatively new feature at the Standard Democrat. On the Standard Democrat website you'll find a video each week called "Just Saying..." This weekly feature gives Steve McPheeters and myself an opportunity to speak with some area residents who we believe are important for our community...
Concert set to celebrate anniversary (07/30/11)
Staff report news@standard-democrat.com MARION -- In August, Pepsi Mid-America will celebrate 75 years of business. On Aug. 6, there will be a concert extravaganza at Rent One Park in Marion, Ill. Employees, customers and friends are invited. Set to begin at 2 p.m., the family-friendly event will feature performers Kellie Pickler, Little Big Town, Gloriana, and Francesca Battistelli, and wrap up with a fireworks show after dark...