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Stories from Friday, October 29, 2010

MDMC fun (10/29/10)
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Suit filed for 2005 accident (10/29/10)
BENTON -- Scott County, as well as nine individuals, were named in a personal vehicular injury civil lawsuit filed Oct. 21. Timothy Q. Ingram Jr. filed a suit through his attorney of record, Russell D. Oliver, against Gary D. and Sharon Ratledge, Scott County, Jamie Burger, Dennis Zeignehorn, Donnie Keifer and Martin Priggel in their representative capacity of the County Commission, and Charles E. J. and Marilyn A. Weber involving an incident that occurred on Sept. 15, 2005...
County office move discussed (10/29/10)
michellef@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- The Scott County Public Administrator's office may have a different address in the coming months. On Thursday, Pam Dirnberger, public administrator, informed commissioners that since 2005, her caseload has more than doubled. Her office is located at a storage facility in Sikeston, and there is quite a bit of wear and tear on the building...
Walking trail is now open (10/29/10)
news@standard-democrat.com MATTHEWS - More New Madrid County residents are hitting the trail -- walking trail that is. A cooperative effort between the Missouri Foundation for Health and the New Madrid County Health Department with assistance from the New Madrid County Commission, the County Highway Department and local governments has resulted in five walking tracks in the county...
Brandom highlights priorities (10/29/10)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- When Missouri's General Assembly begins meeting in January, there will be a lot of work to do. Rep. Ellen Brandom, who represents the 160th District, outlined some of her priorities for the upcoming session at Thursday's monthly luncheon of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce...
Bridge project is selected (10/29/10)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County commissioners have selected a bridge on County Road 326 for their next bridge replacement project. Dennis Cox, an engineer for Smith and Co. of Poplar Bluff, met with commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday to advise of the county's available Off-Systems Bridge Replacement Program funding and provide cost estimates for replacing three eligible bridges...
Sikeston rallies in second half to win district championship (10/29/10)
Sikeston's second half turnaround rejuvenated the players and the fans in red as it began a string of 35 consecutive points for a 41-27 Bulldog win on Thursday night.
Big plays sink Charleston football team in Caruthersville (10/29/10)
The Bluejays gave undefeated Caruthersville all it wanted for one quarter, but ended their season at 0-10 with a 45-0 loss on Thursday night.
Green Wave sink East Prairie's playoff hopes (10/29/10)
While holding the Eagles to 116 yards of total offense, the Green Wave rode their ground game to 342 yards and three scores to wrap up the 27-0 win.
Bernice Morgan (10/29/10)
OZARK -- Bernice Morgan, 78, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at Riverview Manor in Ozark. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
James Emery (10/29/10)
BLOOMFIELD -- James Michael Emery, newborn son of Jody and Amanda McCollom Emery of Bloomfield, died Oct. 27, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Michael Jay Ramsey (10/29/10)
BELL CITY -- Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday for Michael Jay Ramsey, 51, who died Oct. 25, 2010, were: Brian Ramsey, A.J. Henry, Jerry Yates, David Kight, Jim Clark and Rodney Mitchem. Honorary pallbearer was Richard Mitchem.
John MacBride (10/29/10)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services held Thursday for John Henry MacBride, 82, who died on Oct. 25, 2010, were: Jason Pounds, Daryl Finney, Woody Woods, Richard Bundy, Wade Hall and Mike Keefer. Honorary pallbearer was Earl McConnell.
Velma Bridges (10/29/10)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Tuesdayl for Velma Mae Bridges, 97, who died on Oct. 23, 2010, were: Gary Taylor, Ron Davis, Wayne Davis, David Garner, Dyer "Sonny" Garner and David Stenstrom.