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Stories from Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuition rate decreases for Sikeston R-6 due to declining expenditures (09/14/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Declining expenditures last school year have resulted in a lower annual tuition rate for the Sikeston R-6 School District this year. During Tuesday's regular Board of Education meeting, members approved a $574-decrease in the district's annual tuition rate for the 2011-2012 school year. ...
Dexter officer seriously injured in altercation (09/14/11)
DEXTER -- A police officer was seriously injured after an altercation Monday night, leading to the arrest of Dexter man. Dexter patrolman Kevin Moore was injured while trying to break up a fight on Monday evening. Austin Mace, 20, is charged with first degree assault of a law enforcement officer for his involvement in injuring the officer. Mace is being held on $250,000 cash only bond...
Sticking around (09/14/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Having a courthouse county residents can be proud of is something that shouldn't be taken for granted. "I'm so very proud of how our courthouse looks on the outside and on the inside," said Jamie Burger, Scott County's presiding county commissioner. "That doesn't happen without a lot of hard work and a caring staff that want it to continue to look that way and I think that is what Don Jones exemplifies."...
Sikeston featured in new country music video (09/14/11)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON - Marc Christian sings of the lost love of a rodeo clown. To bring it to life in a music video, Christian, the lead singer for Brother Slade, an alternative country rock group, decided to head to a town already known for its mix of rodeo and music...
One in custody following shooting in Homestown (09/14/11)
HOMESTOWN - A man is in custody as an investigation continues into a shooting Tuesday evening. Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell said his deputies were called to a residence in Homestown about 6 p.m. Tuesday "It was reported several shots were fired towards a vehicle in the area and an occupant was possibly struck as a result of those shots being fired," Greenwell stated in a news release...
SHS netters use strong singles play to top Jays (09/14/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs tennis team used strong singles play to defeat visiting Charleston on Tuesday afternoon. Sikeston won four of five singles matches on their way to a 5-2 victory against the Lady Bluejays...
Scott City gets past Dexter in two sets (09/14/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER --Every time the Dexter Lady Bearcats narrowed the gap, Scott City put their foot on the gas. In both sets on Tuesday night, the Lady Rams finished strong after battling Dexter tooth and nail throughout. It eventually led to wins of 25-20 and 25-18 keeping their undefeated streak alive at 12...
Sikeston soccer downs Cape Central for first time since '98 (09/14/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE CENTRAL -- For only the second time in school history and for the first time since 1998, the Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team took down the Cape Central Tigers, winning by a 3-2 final. "We played good defense and we took chances," Sikeston coach Doyle Noe said...
Lady Hawks pull out win over Twin Rivers (09/14/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- Although the Kelly Lady Hawks committed four defensive errors in key situations, they still pulled out a 7-5 win over the Twin Rivers Lady Royals on Tuesday. "We just have to get tighter," Kelly coach Rhonda Ratledge said. "There were only three earned runs and a lot of two out errors. We've been struggling to get that third out for some reason...
Oran can't overcome Notre Dame 10-run first inning (09/14/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Unable to overcome a 10-run first inning by the Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday, the Oran Lady Eagles fell 14-1 on Tuesday in five innings on the mercy rule. "We've had a little bit of that problem with that throughout the year," Oran coach Wade Sanders said. "I don't know if it's nerves or jitters in that first inning or two, but we settled down and played four innings of good softball (after the first)."...
Political correctness hinders our society (09/14/11)
As I watched what seemed like hours of the endless observances on the 9/11 anniversary, I was struck by the role political correctness played in the disaster. During interviews, two airport ticket boarding agents both said they had "reservations" about the future terrorists as they were at their ticket counters. But both said they did nothing for fear of being labeled as profiling Middle Eastern men...
Tammie Cain (09/14/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Tammie Gayle Blasingain Cain, 49, died Sept. 11, 2011, at her brother's home near East Prairie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Ruth Liley (09/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Ruth Alora Liley, 95, died Sept. 12, 2011, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
James Shell (09/14/11)
ST. LOUIS -- James H. Shell, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died at 9:10 a.m. Sept. 12, 2011, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Cory Martin (09/14/11)
DEXTER -- Cory Martin, 34, died Sept. 13, 2011, at Dexter. Aarrangements are incomplete.
Larry Turner (09/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Larry Ambrose Turner, 72, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5:05 a.m. Sept. 13, 2011, at the St. 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...
Charles R. Lee (09/14/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Charles R. Lee, 79, died Sept. 10, 2011, at St. 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...
Bucky Ditto Jr. (09/14/11)
BERTRAND -- Johnny Wayne "Bucky" Ditto Jr., 46, died Sept. 11, 2011, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Maxine Hayes (09/14/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Maxine Hayes, 82, died Sept. 14, 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 Statler (09/14/11)
CHAFFEE -- Addie Mae "Betty" Statler, 85, died Sept. 12, 2011, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...