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Stories from Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Surfing the Web for Census numbers (03/01/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- City and county officials may want to stop looking in their mailbox and start looking on the Internet for detailed results of the 2010 U.S. Census. Local officials were wondering how national media outlets are releasing specific information about the country's 23rd census while they still haven't received any official results...
'Can you imagine' (03/01/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The latest exhibit at the Sikeston Depot Museum will feature a type of art rarely seen by its visitors -- ceramics. Art exhibits at the Depot often contain drawings and paintings, but rarely do they include ceramics, said Mike Marsh, museum director...
Circuit clerk's hours change (03/01/11)
CHARLESTON -- Effective today, the circuit clerk's office at the Mississippi County Courthouse has new hours. "In order to keep the 33rd Judicial Circuit's office hours uniform in both Scott and Mississippi counties, the Mississippi County Circuit Clerk's Office hours will be 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.," said Leigh Ann Colson, circuit court clerk...
Gas tanks cost more to fill, drivers wonder how high prices will go (03/01/11)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- While Southeast Missouri residents are concerned with the rising prices at the pump, it seems they are more worried about how high the prices will rise. "It's jumped up 10 cents in just one week," said Joseph Howell of Sikeston while filling up his vehicle Monday morning...
No surprises: Top seeds all advance in the Class 3, District 1 Tournament (03/01/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central saw their season come to an end on Monday night at the hands of the Kennett Indians, but the Eagles didn't go down without a fight. The Eagles kept the game close the entire way, but a strong start to the fourth quarter lifted Kennett to the 64-54 win, moving the Indians into the Class 3, District 1 semifinals on Thursday night...
Oran's season comes to close in overtime (03/01/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com ORAN -- Capped by Cheyanne King's 3-point buzzer beater to force overtime, the Oran Lady Eagles mounted an 11-point fourth quarter comeback against Lesterville Monday night in the Class 2, District 3 semifinals. Coming up empty-handed in their first three possessions of the extra frame, however, the Lady Eagles watched the Lady Bearcats jump out to a four-point lead before pulling away to a 75-64 final...
Portageville rolls into semifinals with 83-20 win (03/01/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Bulldogs advanced to the semifinals of the Class 2, District 1 Tournament by easily defeating Senath-Hornersville 83-20 on Monday. Portageville built a 50-5 lead at halftime and put 10 players in the scoring column as they eased to the win in the second half...
Ina Wyrick (03/01/11)
MOREHOUSE -- Ina Mae Wyrick, 87, formerly of Poplar Bluff, died Feb. 26, 2011, 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...
Marceda Wyman (03/01/11)
ESSEX -- Marceda Ann Wyman, 68, died Feb. 27, 2011, 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...
Ron Voss (03/01/11)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Ronald L. Voss, 68, died at 11:05 p.m. Feb. 25, 2011, at Western Baptist Hospital. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Rosetta Kellum (03/01/11)
Jay K. Rose (03/01/11)
LAKE GIRARDEAU -- Jay K. Rose, 74, died Feb. 26, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Carrie Hornback (03/01/11)
CHARLESTON -- Carrie Sisk Hornback, 95, died Feb. 28, 2011, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete.
Mary Jolley (03/01/11)
SIKESTON -- Mary E. Jolley, 82, died March 1, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete.
Lewis Gilliland (03/01/11)
SIKESTON -- Lewis Gilliland, 88, died March 1, 2011, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete.
Joyce Payne (03/01/11)
SIKESTON -- Joyce S. Payne, 72, died at 5:40 p.m. Feb. 28, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete.