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Stories from Friday, March 19, 2010

Telethon time (03/19/10)
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Officials adopt nuisance ordinace (03/19/10)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County officials believe they now have what they need to clean up the county. A revised county nuisance ordinance was adopted during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Woman hit by train dies (03/19/10)
SIKESTON -- A 71-year-old woman has died after being struck by a train while seated near the tracks at the Wakefield railroad crossing Thursday morning. Around 7:15 a.m. Thursday, a northbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train struck the woman, whose name was not released by authorities...
Commission says roads are in decent condition (03/19/10)
michellef@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Aside from potholes, Scott County's roads are in decent shape. During Thursday's meeting, Scott County commissioners reflected on what they saw during a four-hour tour of some of the county's roads on Tuesday...
Railroad easement signs, cost discussed (03/19/10)
scottw@standard-democrat.com MINER -- Putting a sign on the city of Miner's railroad easement may soon be slightly more costly. Peggy Holman, board member, suggested during the Board's regular monthly meeting Thursday that the cost to place a sign on the city's easement on Malone Avenue should be raised to cover the city's cost of mowing around it...
Spring is near (03/19/10)
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Man killed in Butler Co. shooting (03/19/10)
POPLAR BLUFF -- One man is dead and another in jail for allegedly shooting him during an alcohol-related verbal dispute Wednesday night at a rural Butler County home. An autopsy was to be performed Thursday on the dead man, whose name was being withheld, according to Butler County Coroner Jim Akers...
Braves roll to finals (03/19/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com COLUMBIA -- Scott County Central junior Otto Porter single handedly gave his team the kind of start they always want. Porter was unconscious from the field knocking down his first seven shots and finishing with a game-high 33 points and 14 rebounds as he gave the Braves one of their well-known, early leads in the first quarter...
Porter follows in dad's footsteps (03/19/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com COLUMBIA -- It should come as no surprise that Otto Porter used his first time playing at the Hearnes Center to etch his name among the all-time greatest state tournament performers. You could say his family has a bit of a history on this particular court...
Carl Tanksley (03/19/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Carl Wilborn Tanksley, 65, died March 16, 2010, near East Prairie. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelby Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Henrietta Ferrell (03/19/10)
SIKESTON -- Henrietta Ferrell, 91, died March 18, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. 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...