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Stories from Wednesday, May 26, 2010

MDMC gets high ranking (05/26/10)
SIKESTON -- Survey says: Missouri Delta Medical Center is doing an outstanding job. MDMC recently celebrated a 97 percentile overall score on its most recent quarterly report from patient satisfaction surveys. "That was the highest overall score we've ever received," said Sharon Urhahn, MDMC's director of marketing. ...
Guardians of the flame (05/26/10)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety personnel and representatives of the Missouri State Highway Patrol run along Main Street in Sikeston on Tuesday morning in their three-mile leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The run raises money and awareness of the Special Olympics, which will be held in Springfield today. ...
Memorial Day event is set for Monday (05/26/10)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston community will observe Memorial Day with a service at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sikeston Veterans Park. The guest speaker will be the Junior Vice Commander of the Missouri VFW Olin Parks of Caruthersville. Parks became eligible for membership in the VFW from his service in Vietnam as a combat medic. He served with G Troop, 2nd Squadron of the 11th Armored Calvary...
Capturing the moment (05/26/10)
Surrounded by friends, Scott County Central High School graduating senior Markita Mosley looks through pictures on her digital camera before commencement Tuesday night in the Ronnie Cookson Gymnasium. Eighteen students were awarded diplomas from Scott Central, which was one of the last high schools to graduate a class of 2010...
Cooter powers past Chaffee in Class 1 sectional (05/26/10)
CHAFFEE -- Cooter's Zach Watkins tried to do what all players do when they get the pitch they want; try to get solid contact and drive it as far as they can. He did both. "He threw it right down the middle," Watkins said. "I tried to hit it hard and make good contact with it...
Little League action (05/26/10)
Christian Evans of the Sikeston Jaycees runs down Jackson Bell of Steward Steel in Rookie League action on Tuesday night at the Sikeston Sports Complex. For more photos from Tuesday night's action, see the photo gallery at www.standard-democrat.com...
Little League action (05/26/10)
Christian Evans of the Sikeston Jaycees runs down Jackson Bell of Steward Steel in Rookie League action on Tuesday night at the Sikeston Sports Complex. Kaleb Evans of Firehouse Auto Detailing connects with a ball against Duckett Truck Center in the 6-7-year-old T-ball League Tuesday night at the Sikeston Sports Complex. For more photos from Tuesday night's action, see the photo gallery at www.standard-democrat.com...
Mary Towel (05/26/10)
BONNE TERRE -- Mary Ella Towel, 87, formerly of Morehouse, died May 24, 2010, at the St. Joe Manor in Bonne Terre. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Leon Daniels (05/26/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Leon Daniels, 80, died May 22, 2010, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Vesta Ruffin (05/26/10)
SIKESTON -- Vesta Mae Ruffin, 81, died May 20, 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..
No class in some courses (05/26/10)
How would you like to go back to college and take a course called "Physics of Star Trek?" Well, if you were enrolled in a local university you could. I found this out just the other day when I came across of list of classes my wife is to choose from. She is going back to school to get her four-year degree and she apparently has to take three ridiculous university studies courses. I say ridiculous because they are just a way for the university to get more money...
Bad parenting costs taxpayers (05/26/10)
Lack of parental responsibility is a recurring theme of mine. I have long argued the obvious: many of the pressing issues in this country can be traced back to parents - more often than not a single mother - abandoning responsibilities that ultimately cost taxpayers more precious dollars...