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Stories from Monday, May 18, 2009

Park preparation (05/18/09)
Volunteers spruced up Veterans Park in Sikeston on Saturday for the upcoming Memorial Day Service on Monday. Pictured above from left are Steve Taylor, Larry Tetley and Dennis Ziegenhorn. The Memorial Day Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Hooked on fishing (05/18/09)
The lake at the Sikeston Sports Complex was encircled by youngsters eager to cast a line Saturday during the Sikeston Parks and Recreation Division's annual Kids' Fishing Derby. Thanks to some 800 pounds of fish which were added to the lake on Friday, the children weren't disappointed reeling in some prize fish throughout the morning. ...
Police arrest four (05/18/09)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Four individuals were arrested as a result of a joint investigation between the Caruthersville Police Department and Bootheel Drug Task Force, with two to be arraigned today. The four arrests, made at two separate locations in Caruthersville, were made around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The investigation stemmed from allegations the four possessed methamphetamine and were also manufacturing the drug, according to a news release from City Marshal Chris Riggs...
Two in custody after 'joyride' (05/18/09)
SIKESTON -- A joyride went a little too far for two Sikeston women over the weekend, who were injured in a vehicle pursuit and later taken into custody. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Motorcyclist killed in crash (05/18/09)
BERNIE -- A Bernie man was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday in Stoddard County. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Oran's Glastetter qualifies for state in four events (05/18/09)
CENTRALIA (SMNS) -- Oran's Haley Glastetter won two sprints and advanced to the Class 1 state meet in four separate events with a strong performance Saturday at the Class 1 sectional in Centralia. Glastetter, a sophomore, won the 100 (13.37 seconds) and 200 (27.82). She placed second in the 400 and fourth in the 100 hurdles...
Scott City sending four to state meet (05/18/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Bright orange and lime green are not the official colors of the Scott City High School athletic teams. But they were the colors of the day Saturday for Melanie Lacey and Libby Miles. The Rams distance runners finished second and third respectively in the 1,600-meter run at Saturday's Class 2 sectional meet at Principia High School...
District champs (05/18/09)
HILLSBORO -- The Sikeston boys track and field team won their sixth district title in the last nine years in convincing fashion on Saturday. The Bulldogs compiled 134 points and several first place finishes in defeating the rest of the 16-team field. Farmington finished a distant second with 114.5...
Mildred McCoy (05/18/09)
DEXTER -- Mildred Marie McCoy, 84, died May 15, 2009, at her home in Dexter. Born Aug. 31, 1924, in Dexter, to the late Ira and Altha Lane Pucell, she was a homemaker. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Velma Legus (05/18/09)
SIKESTON -- Velma Legus, 86, died May 15, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 6, 1922, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Earnest and Zula E. (Holder) Funeral arrangements are with the Ponder Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Eldo Farrow (05/18/09)
HACKSON -- Eldo L. Farrow, 83, of Jackson, passed away Friday, May 15, 2009, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...