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Stories from Sunday, March 7, 2010

Battle of Sand Ridge (03/07/10)
SIKESTON -- Confederate soldiers of the 10th Tennessee Company B are anticipating their biggest clash with the Yankees here since, well, the Civil War. This year being Sikeston's sesquicentennial celebration, Rick Justice of Sikeston, organizer of the annual Battle of Sand Ridge, has been working to muster up a record number of re-enactors for this year's battle -- and the timing couldn't be better...
Charleston man dies in auto crash (03/07/10)
CHARLESTON - A driver was killed in a single-vehicle rollover accident early Saturday morning. Christopher Q. Groves, 23, of Charleston was driving eastbound on Highway 62, a tenth of a mile west of Route EE at 2:45 a.m. Saturday According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's crash report, Groves' vehicle ran off the right side of the road and when Groves overcorrected the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway overturning multiple times and ejecting him...
New Madrid Park will pay honor to veterans (03/07/10)
NEW MADRID - General Douglas McArthur told a joint session of Congress in 1951: "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away." But New Madrid County is working to ensure the memories of those who served in the nation's Armed Forces don't fade away. Fundraising continues for a Veterans Park, which will honor all of those from the county, who served in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard...
Clinic makes primary care more accessible to veterans (03/07/10)
SIKESTON -- One of the goals of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is to make its medical services more convenient for veterans to use. And that's exactly what the VA has done with the opening of a Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Sikeston, said Glenn A. Costie, chief executive officer of the VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff during a Friday ribbon cutting ceremony at the Sikeston facility. "This clinic represents those efforts," he said...
Pumping up players (03/07/10)
Sikeston head basketball coach Gregg Holifield stands with seniors (from left) Juqualin Wiggins, Eli Jackson and Martez Evans at a pep rally held Friday afternoon. After winning the Class Four Sectional, the team is set to take the court against St. Francis Borgia on Saturday night. Look in Monday's edition of the Standard Democrat for a game recap...
Pharmacy burglary nets two arrests (03/07/10)
BENTON -Two men are in jail after they attempted to burglarize a Scott City pharmacy. The Scott County Prosecuting Attorney charged Charles Damon Dobyns of Benton and Carlos R. Miniel of Cape Girardeau with one count of second degree burglary, four counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and property damage following their arrest Friday at the Medicap Pharmacy. Bond is set at $50,000 cash only for each...
Kennett girls start fast, blow past Lady Jays (03/07/10)
KENNETT -- The Kennett Lady Indians were more than Charleston could handle Friday night. Kennett jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, knocking off the Lady Bluejays 52-26 in the Class 3 District 1 championship game. The first few minutes of the game were a preview of things to come. ...
Ice cold Charleston can't get going against Indians (03/07/10)
KENNETT -- Bad shooting nights happen to teams every now and then. Unfortunately for the Charleston Bluejays, one of those bad shooting nights would be their last. The Kennett Indians ended the Bluejays season on Friday night during the Class 3, District 1 championship game with a 75-62 win at Kennett High School...
Mary Ann Kennedy (03/07/10)
WARSON WOODS -- Mary Ann Kennedy, 83, died March 1, 2010, at her home. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m Thursday, March 11 at the St. Genevieve Du Bois Catholic Church in Warson Woods. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
James McDermott (03/07/10)
CHARLESTON - James Edward McDermott, 66, died March 5, 2010, at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. McMikle Funeral Home 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...
Christopher Groves (03/07/10)
CHARLESTON - Christopher Q. Groves, 25, died March 6, 2010, on Highway 60/62 near Wyatt, from injuries sustained in car accident. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Charlotte McMikle (03/07/10)
SIKESTON - Charlotte McCain McMikle, 75, died March 5, 2010, at her home in Sikeston. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date under the direction of McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston . Online condolences may be shared at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com...
James Martin (03/07/10)
SIKESTON - James Martin, 71, died March 5, 2010, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
James A. Denton (03/07/10)
SIKESTON - James Denton, 73, died March 4, 2010, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ponder Funeral Home 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...
Moving Wall's return welcomed (03/07/10)
This week's announcement that the Vietnam War Moving Wall is returning to Sikeston is especially welcome news. The emotional tribute to those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War will highlight a week in September as part of our sesquicentennial celebration...