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Stories from Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Unilever layoffs deemed 'seasonal' (10/19/11)
SIKESTON -- A spokesman for one of Sikeston's top employers said layoffs are just a seasonal occurrence. Unilever's Good Humor-Breyers plant in Sikeston has laid off employees over the last couple of weeks. Dean Mastrojohn, Unilever's corporate media relations manager for North America, said the following statement is all the information his company is willing to provide at this time:...
Challenge features ultimate reward (10/19/11)
SIKESTON -- The YMCA of Southeast Missouri is seeking a dozen individuals to compete in its lifestyle-changing challenge which features the ultimate reward: a healthier, happier and longer life. Through an application process, 12 individuals will be selected to participate in the YMCA Healthy Living Challenge. ...
Drainage district seeking support for change (10/19/11)
BENTON -- Officials from the St. John's Bayou Basin Drainage District are seeking support for changes they say are needed to keep up with significant changes in local conditions. Scott Matthews, a board member for the St. John's Bayou Basin Drainage District, discussed his district's short-term and long-term plans during the regular Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Scott County Health Department offers extended hours walk-in clinic (10/19/11)
SIKESTON -- Scott County residents who can't seem to make any of the flu vaccination clinics during the daytime are in luck. Their health department will offer an extended hours walk-in clinic from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at its Sikeston office. A daytime clinic will be offered earlier in the day from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m...
Litterbugs in Miner will face stiffer fines (10/19/11)
MINER -- Litterbugs in Miner will now face a stiffer fine if caught. The Miner Board of Aldermen approved an amendment to the city's illegal dumping and littering ordinance during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday. The change raises the fine for littering offenses to $25 for a first offense, $50 for a second offense and $100 on a third offense...
New Madrid man receives five year prison sentence (10/19/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A New Madrid, Missouri man was sentenced on drug and gun charges in federal court. Tommie Williams, 56, was sentenced to 60 months on one felony count of being previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm and one felony count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base...
Prison inmate found guilty for assault; fined, jail sentence extended (10/19/11)
BENTON -- An inmate at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston was convicted for an assault on a prison employee. Joseph Williams, an inmate at the SECC serving lengthy prison sentences for other convictions, was found guilty Friday of committing violence against a Missouri Department of Corrections employee after a one-day jury trial at the Scott County Courthouse in Benton, according to a news release from the Mississippi County Prosecuting Attorney's office...
Sikeston volleyball keeps goal alive with win over Advance (10/19/11)
ADVANCE -- Keeping pace with a goal they set to begin the week, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team defeated Advance on Tuesday night in three sets, 9-25, 25-17 and 25-21. Sikeston's goal was to sweep their three opponents for the week, although it didn't start in a positive way...
Scott City overcomes sloppy first set to stay unbeaten (10/19/11)
SCOTT CITY -- It's tough to admit, but Scott City volleyball coach Erin Hoffman thought her team was a little sloppy -- especially in the first set. "I don't think we were ready to play," Hoffman said. "We have a really big game coming up and I think our heads were somewhere else."...
Oran wins tough three-set match over Saxony Lutheran (10/19/11)
ORAN -- Rallying back from a late deficit in the second set to avoid a potential sweep on Monday, the Oran Lady Eagles defeated the Saxony Lutheran Lady Crusaders 22-25, 25-23, 25-22 for their fifth win of the season. "A win's a win, so we performed fairly well," Oran head coach Sara Heisserer said. "We were down a lot and had to come from behind, which usually when that happens we end up with a loss so I'm very pleased...
Men's Senior Golf League holds annual tourney (10/19/11)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Country Club Men's Senior Golf League recently held their year-ending handicap tournament. Ron Greenlee - playing in the Class B bracket - took low net honors for the 18-hole event. Greenlee was honored at the league's year-end luncheon last week...
Randy Klinger (10/19/11)
SIKESTON -- Randy Keith Klinger, 48, formerly of St. Louis, died Oct. 15, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Ashley Wilson (10/19/11)
LILBOURN -- Ashley Nicole Wilson, 28, died at 6:22 p.m. Oct. 12, 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...
Philip Alsobrook (10/19/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Julius Philip Alsobrook, 90, died Oct. 17, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Carl Dial (10/19/11)
SIKESTON -- Carl E. Dial, 87, died Oct. 17, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Mark Smith (10/19/11)
PEVELY -- Mark Allen Smith, 21, formerly of Dexter, died Oct. 15, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Verna Kelly (10/19/11)
SCOTT CITY -- Verna Mae Kelly, 82, died Oct. 18, 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.
Politics of baseball (10/19/11)
To heck with politics, let's talk baseball! The action begins tonight when our beloved St. Louis Cardinals take on the Texas Rangers. Even if it does nothing other than to lift the spirits of the Cardinal fans, it's simply wonderful that Missouri's favorite team has made it to the big show...