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Stories from Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuning up (05/05/10)
Musicians with the Sikeston Senior High School Orchestra rehearse Tuesday afternoon. With the approaching end of the school year, concerts are planned by young Sikeston musicians under the direction of Gay French. The Seventh and Eighth Grade Orchestra Spring Concert will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Seventh and Eighth Grade Center Gym. The Senior High School Orchestra Spring Concert is planned for 7 p.m. May 11 in the Field House and will feature graduating senior Taylor Renfroe on the piano...
Electronic monitoring bracelets discussed (05/05/10)
BENTON -- If state officials really want to save money, maybe they should look into electronic monitoring bracelets for prisoners, Scott County commissioners say. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter updated commissioners during their Tuesday meeting on the first Scott County inmate placed on house arrest using the technology...
Meeting planned for park in Perkins (05/05/10)
PERKINS -- Members of the Perkins Park Board are enlisting the help of other community residents and those who live nearby to help make their dream of creating a park a reality. "This is something we've been working on for over a year," said Will Yates, a member of the Board. "I've grown up here and lived here all my life. We've never had a park in this town, and we think the kids deserve one."...
Putting together garage sale can be easy (05/05/10)
SIKESTON --So you've never had a yard sale or garage sale? Fear not. Local garage/yard sale enthusiasts say there's nothing to it really. "Put out (for sale) anything you've got that you want to get rid of," said Candy Holt of Benton, who is planning a garage sale this weekend. "And if they want it, they'll buy it. Sometimes you make pretty good and sometimes you don't."...
Risco avenges basketball loss on baseball field (05/05/10)
The Tigers extracted a small amount of redemption against Scott County Central for a state quarterfinal rout in basketball with a 4-1 win on the diamond.
Eagles rebound with 16-6 win over Chaffee (05/05/10)
NEW MADRID -- Coming off a rough SEMO Conference Tournament where they gave up a combined 26 runs in two games, the New Madrid County Central Eagles rebounded at home Tuesday afternoon with a solid win against Chaffee. Down by one entering the bottom of the fifth, the Eagles put up 11 runs in the final two innings to win 16-6 by the mercy rule in the sixth...
NMCC downs South Pemiscot on Senior Day (05/05/10)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central senior softball players are no stranger to winning. In four years with the Lady Eagle program, the seniors have won 53 games, including Tuesday's 13-3 win over South Pemiscot on Senior Day. Seniors Brandi Gardner, Shelby Lawrence and Courtney Robinson were honored with plaques before the game and then all played a part in NMCC's win over South Pemiscot. ...
It's a scary world for today's grads (05/05/10)
For many in this area - and around the country - May is graduation month. It's a very special time when high school and college students end their formal education and enter the "real world." And right now, it's a truly scary time. We all want to be optimistic about the prospects for graduating classes. ...
Dorma Angle (05/05/10)
MINER -- Dorma G. "Sonny" Angle, 74, died at 8:53 a.m. May 4, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Janice Alsup (05/05/10)
ABERDEEN, Miss. -- Carol Janice Parsons Alsup, 71, died May 3, 2010, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
'Rusty' Thomas (05/05/10)
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. -- Jacob "Rusty" Thomas, 61, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 27, 2010, at the Crittenden Hospital in West Memphis. Born Sept. 10, 1948, in Sikeston, son of the late Jacob and Celia Bishop Thomas, he was a self-employed expert tile layer prior to his retirement due to health reasons and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Earlene Kelso (05/05/10)
BARTLETT, Ill. -- Earlene Ruby Kelso, 73, died April 29, 2010, at Glen Oaks Hospital in Glendale Heights. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Darrell Kirby (05/05/10)
DEXTER -- Jene Darrell Kirby, 59, died May 4, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Robert Hinton (05/05/10)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Robert L. Hinton, 81, died May 3, 2010, at Heritage Garden of Portageville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Blaine Martin (05/05/10)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Blaine Edward Martin, 75, died May 4, 2010, at Heritage Gardens. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.