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Stories from Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Final bell: Schools ready for graduation (05/04/10)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Area high school seniors are busy studying for their final exams as the countdown to their respective graduation ceremonies is under way. Approximately 245 seniors at Sikeston High School and New Horizons High School are expected to graduate during a 7 p.m. ceremony May 18 at the Sikeston Field House...
Sikeston officials seeking a clean sweep of streets (05/04/10)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- When it comes to yard maintenance, taking it to streets is no longer an option in Sikeston. City officials are working to spread the word about a change to city's ordinances that went into effect April 1, according to Steve Lee, the city's street superintendent...
Sikeston resident to receive Young Alumni Merit Award from SEMO (05/04/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Sikeston residents is one of six alumni selected by the Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association to receive the University's 2010 Young Alumni Merit Award. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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SHS actors recreate '50s in upcoming production (05/04/10)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Those who attend this week's Sikeston Senior High School annual play can look forward to two hours of laughs and a flash back to the mid 1950s, as the students present "Bye Bye Birdie." For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Two injured after vehicle lands in pond (05/04/10)
MOREHOUSE -- A Bernie motorist and his Morehouse passenger were seriously injured after his vehicle traveled into a pond Monday in New Madrid County. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Sikeston soccer earns school-record 11th victory (05/04/10)
The stellar season for the Sikeston soccer team continued on Monday night as the Lady Bulldogs set their team record for wins with a 1-0 victory over Poplar Bluff.
Sikeston baseball dominates Cape Central for third place (05/04/10)
Wrapping up their SEMO Conference Tournament play Monday afternoon, the Sikeston Bulldogs defeated the Cape Central Tigers to take third-place with a 7-1 win.
SEMO South champs: Chaffee girls, Malden boys win conference meet (05/04/10)
Chaffee scored in three of the four relays and used a balanced attack to claim the conference title.
Jerry Daugherty (05/04/10)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Jerry Lee Daugherty, 71, died May 2, 2010, at Heritage Gardens in Portageville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Naoma Kiser (05/04/10)
DEXTER -- Naoma Pearl Kiser, 92, died May 1, 2010, at The Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Robert Hinton (05/04/10)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Robert L. Hinton, 81, died May 3, 2010, at Heritage Garden of Portageville. Arrangements are incomplete.
Mary Slayton (05/04/10)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for Mary Lee Slayton, 79, who died on April 29, 2010, were: Darrell Heuring, Bob Robinett, Mark Freeman, Andrew Robinett, Mike Robinett and Don Blizzard.
Ruth Gisi (05/04/10)
ESSEX -- Ruth Gisi, 87, died May 4, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete.