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Stories from Sunday, May 17, 2009

Locks of Love (05/17/09)
promise made earlier this year SIKESTON -- Temperatures climbed into the 80s, and sweat rolled down Pierre N. Antoine's face on Friday as barber Glenn Pinkerton of Sikeston took electric shears and buzzed the sides of Antoine's hair. The crowd of St. Francis Xavier students, who were gathered on the paved play area behind the school, started to chant: "Mohawk! Mohawk! Mohawk!"...
5 charged with sex crimes (05/17/09)
BENTON -- Five men have sex-related charges against them in Scott County in connection with a runaway juvenile investigation in Oran. According to a news release issued Friday from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, his department received a report of a runaway female juvenile on May 7. The juvenile was located the next day, and in an initial interview, she indicated that she had numerous sexual encounters with older males during the past two years...
All public pools have new safety guidelines (05/17/09)
SIKESTON -- As the time to open pools for the summer nears, there seems to be more and more interest in the safety of pool drains, likely prompted by new legislation. "We get calls every day on it," said Jill Sherrill, retail manager for Sunset Pools and Spas, which stores in Sikeston and Poplar Bluff. "People are concerned about it."...
MDMC sets up information hotline (05/17/09)
SIKESTON -- A number of questions about the H1N1 virus -- as well as rumors circulating about a possible local impact -- have led one local healthcare agency to set up a way to disperse the facts. "We have set up a public information number," said Sharon Urhahn, director of marketing at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. "It has a 30-second update on what's going on with the H1N1 virus and tells them about the symptoms and what to expect if they come into our offices."...
Districts in full force on Monday (05/17/09)
DEXTER -- As the weather begins to heat up, so will the competition on the diamond as the high school baseball district tournaments begin to take place for Classes one, two and three on Monday. In Class 3, District 1 the No. 2 seed Dexter Bearcats, who is also the host team for the tournament, will begin their quest for a district title by taking on Doniphan at 3 p.m. ...
Strom headed to state (05/17/09)
SIKESTON -- Several local netters were successful in Friday's Class 1 District 1 Tennis Championship, held at Sikeston High School. Sikeston Bulldog No. 1 Stuart Strom had a stellar day, advancing all the way to the singles finals. Strom began his day defeating Festus's Chandler 6-3, 7-5. Next, Strom knocked off Farmington's David Pang 6-2, 6-1. Strom downed Windsor's hard-spinning Matt Aiello 6-1,6-0 in the semifinals to advance to the finals and automatically qualify for the state tournament...
Cheering standouts: Five SHS seniors will cheer in college (05/17/09)
SIKESTON -- Many Sikeston High School seniors will be off to college this coming fall, but five young ladies will have a bit more on their plate than just classes and tests. Former Sikeston cheerleaders Arianne MacGillivray, Ashley Angle, Abbi Keefer, Kortney Cook and Kacie Evans will all be members of college cheerleading squads this fall...
Pauline Jones (05/17/09)
ARNOLD -- Pauline Jones, 83, formerly of Sikeston, died May 15, 2009 at The Woodlands Care Facility in Arnold. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Larry Ray Sr. (05/17/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Larry Ray Sr., 70, died at 11:15 p.m. May 15, 2009, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are with the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Marlene Stubbs (05/17/09)
CHAFFEE -- Marlene Stubbs, R.N., 81, of Chaffee passed away Tuesday May 12, 2009, at Village Care Center in Lee's Summit. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Lorene Culbertson (05/17/09)
SIKESTON -- Lorene Culbertson, 88, died May 15, 2009, at her daughter's home in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...