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Stories from Sunday, June 27, 2010

Potato harvest begins (06/27/10)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- For the past two weeks, trucks hauling potatoes from fields to their local plants and then processing facilities have been on the roads. And officials at Southeast Missouri's two potato farms say as this year's harvest continues, they can only hope for a break in the temperatures...
Summer camp keeps children active and entertained (06/27/10)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Zhane Robinson said if it weren't for the summer enrichment camp offered by Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, she'd be bored at home, watching TV all day and probably eating potato chips. But fortunately, the 10-year-old doesn't have to worry about finding things to keep her busy because the camp, now in its sixth year, continues to provide entertainment and education for local youth this summer...
ACS rolls out new program (06/27/10)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- If you have a car, a drivers license and a few spare hours you might just help save someone's life. The American Cancer Society's Sikeston office is looking for volunteer drivers in Scott and New Madrid counties to kick off its Road to Recovery Program, a program in which volunteers drive patients to treatment centers and home again...
Book unveiled (06/27/10)
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2010 Standard Democrat Baseball Player of the Year (06/27/10)
After a season in which he threw both a no-hitter and a perfect game Scott City's Skylar Cobb had been named the 2010 Standard Democrat Baseball Player of the Year. "It feels great just to have all the hard work pay off," Cobb said. An anchor on a Scott City Rams team that went 17-5 on the season while making a run to Class 2 Sectionals, Cobb always came up big when his team needed him the most...
Madgeleene Wood (06/27/10)
SIKESTON -- Madgeleene Matlida "Meg" Wood, 85, went to meet her Lord and Savior Thursday, June 24, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kan. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Leona Hernandez (06/27/10)
ORAN -- Leona Marie Hernandez, 72, died June 24, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Paula Jean Kester (06/27/10)
SPRINGFIELD -- Paula Jean Kester, 49, formerly of Bloomfield, died June 21, 2010 at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Terry Woods (06/27/10)
DEXTER -- Terry Wayne Woods, 61, died June 25, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Joe Black (06/27/10)
BOAZ, Ky. -- Joe Darrell Black, 81, died June 25, 2010, at the Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Verlon Pritchett (06/27/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Verlon Pritchett, 89, died at 1 p.m. June 26, 2010, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete.
Berneal Carroll (06/27/10)
ORAN -- Berneal Elizabeth Carroll, 94, died June 25, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...