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Stories from Thursday, September 8, 2011

DAEOC office locations changing (09/08/11)
PORTAGEVILLE - The tightening of the budget at the federal level is creating a tighter budget for local programs. "Due to drastic cutbacks in the Federal Community Service Block Grant program which drives many of the services provided, DAEOC will no longer be able to operate a full-time physical outreach office in every county of our service area," said Joel Evans, chief operation officer with the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation. ...
Fall Cleanup begins Monday in Sikeston (09/08/11)
SIKESTON -- Dates for the city of Sikeston's Fall Cleanup are set for two weeks beginning Monday. The Fall Cleanup program gives residents an opportunity to dispose of bulky rubbish during their regular solid waste pickups. Residents with Monday and Thursday trash collection will have their Fall Cleanup opportunities on Sept. 12 and 15. Those with Tuesday and Friday solid waste pickup will have their Fall Cleanup collections on Sept. 20 and 23...
Grandparents serve as heroes in eyes of their grandchildren (09/08/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- This year Grandparents Day falls on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The two observations may have more in common than one would think. Like the survivors and victims of Sept. 11, grandparents often serve as heroes in the eyes of their grandchildren...
Grandparents as caregivers (09/08/11)
SIKESTON -- More and more grandparents today are raising their grandchildren. New census data shows a 9 percent increase in the white population and 2 percent increase in the black population. One in 10 grandchildren is now being raised by their grandparents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau...
Drug roundup yields vehicles and money (09/08/11)
SIKESTON - It wasn't just suspected criminals that "Operation Clean Sweep" brought in. In addition to the more than 40 people taken into custody by officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and other participating agencies during the Aug. 31 round up, officials report seizure of four vehicles and over $6,000 in cash...
Kelly holds off Sikeston in seventh (09/08/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Trying to fight back from a six-run deficit against the Kelly Lady Hawks, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs mounted a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh before falling 6-3. "It took awhile for our bats to wake up," Sikeston assistant coach Paige Silverthorn said. "Same story over and over again, it's our errors that killed us this game. At the end we showed a little drive, a little want for it and we hit the ball and put it in play...
'Measuring stick' (09/08/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- After two weeks and a 1-1 record, Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs is looking at Week 3 to see just where his Bulldogs are at. Sikeston will travel to Dexter on Friday night to take on the Bearcats, who are continuing to ride their post season hot streak from a season ago...
SHS volleyball falls to Saxony Lutheran (09/08/11)
JACKSON -- Playing the Saxony Lutheran Lady Crusaders on Wednesday, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs fell in straight sets 25-19, 25-18. Leading Sikeston's effort, Asia Liggins had five kills, two blocks and an ace with Trenice Greer contributed three kills, two blocks and an ace. Darqueshionna Howard and Keyonna Blissett had four and two kills respectively with Howard also collecting an ace...
Chaffee softball defeats Delta (09/08/11)
DELTA -- Jumping out to an early five-run lead, the Chaffee Lady Devils held off the Delta Lady Bobcats for a 7-2 win. After jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, Chaffee came back in the second and rallied for another two runs to extend their advantage to five...
Scott City softball rolls to 12-1 victory (09/08/11)
SCOTT CITY -- Backed by a one-hitter from starting pitcher Becky Burger, the Scott City Lady Rams defeated the Fredericktown Lady Cats 12-1 in five innings on the mercy rule. Scoring two runs in the second and three in the third, the Lady Rams had build a built a 5-0 advantage going into the fifth...
Oran softball drops game to Clearwater (09/08/11)
ORAN -- The Oran Lady Eagles fell behind early and was never able to recover. The Clearwater Lady Tigers scored five runs in the first two innings to snag a solid lead which eventually led to a 6-3 win over Oran on Wednesday. "That's when we made a couple miscues with runners in scoring position," Oran coach Wade Sanders said about the first few innings. ...
Helen Miller (09/08/11)
SCOTT CITY -- Helen Ann Miller, 57, died Sept. 7, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Flora Hodge (09/08/11)
PUXICO -- Flora Louise Hodge, 83, died Sept. 6, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Sylvia Puyear (09/08/11)
ADVANCE -- Sylvia Lee Puyear, 63, formerly of Mississippi County, died Sept. 7, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Elizabeth Rice (09/08/11)
BERNIE -- Elizabeth A. Rice, 94, died Sept. 7, 2011, at the Malden Nursing Center in Malden. Arrangements are incomplete.
Leo Tibbs (09/08/11)
DEXTER -- Leo Tibbs, 92, died Sept. 8, 2011, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete.