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Stories from Thursday, June 17, 2010

Heat, humidity can be dangerous (06/17/10)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Summer weather conditions have combined to cross the line from uncomfortable into dangerous. Missouri Delta Medical Center has already treated five people for heat-related illnesses since temperatures and the humidity shot up over the weekend, according to Joy Cauthorn, safety and disaster manager for MDMC...
2-year-old twins found dead in car (06/17/10)
PORTAGEVILLE - Autopsies are scheduled today for twin 2-year-old girls found dead inside a hot car in the town Wednesday afternoon. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens said law enforcement officials received a 911 call at 4:13 p.m. Wednesday reporting the discovery of the children, Alloynia Larry and Alliyah Larry, in a locked car at an apartment complex in Portageville...
Weird Science (06/17/10)
NEW MADRID -- The things they teach in schools these days are shocking. For students in the New Madrid County R-1 District's summer school program, the shock was part of a lesson on static electricity, magnetics and positive and negative charges. David Busby, one of the three Americorps volunteers working with the Bootheel Youth Museum, powered up the Van de Graaff generator to begin the program, which is part of the district's enrichment classes offered during the four-week summer school session. ...
Skate park takes shape (06/17/10)
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New leadership for Sikeston girls basketball (06/17/10)
Matt Schonoff is the new coach of the Bulldogs girls basketball team.
Jimmy Aters (06/17/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Jimmy Fred Aters, 64, died at 3:43 p.m. June 15, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Billy Gaines (06/17/10)
DEXTER -- Billy Gaines, 63, died June 15, 2010, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Jesse Warren (06/17/10)
EAST PRAIRIE --Jesse Allen Warren, 77, died at 4:25 a.m. June 17, 2010, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete.