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Stories from Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Corps gears up for predicted flooding (03/09/11)
MEMPHIS -- The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, initiated a Phase I floodfight at 10 a.m. on March 7 due to high Mississippi and Ohio River stages with increasing levels forecasted. The lands affected by the current high water are located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers at Cairo, Ill., and southward to the New Madrid, Mo., area...
Emergency plans for county and courthouse OK'd (03/09/11)
BENTON -- Scott County Commissioners approved updated emergency plans for the county and the courthouse during their regular meeting Tuesday. "One is 300 pages long and the other is about 25," said Amber Scudder, emergency management director for the county...
Board OKs new technology plan (03/09/11)
SIKESTON -- Technology was the main topic during Tuesday's monthly meeting of the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education. The Board approved the district's new technology plan for 2011-2014 and also received an update on the final year of its 2008-2011 plan from R-6 technology coordinator Michelle Gilmer...
City meets for third time about quiet zone (03/09/11)
SIKESTON -- A consultant will need to visit railroad crossing sites in Sikeston before the city's cost to establish a quiet zone for train whistles can be estimated. City officials met with Rick Mooney, president of Mooney Consulting in Jefferson City, Don R. ...
Roundtable luncheon held Tuesday (03/09/11)
SIKESTON -- The Mid-South Economic Development Alliance is working to utilize every available resource in the six-county region it serves. And to do that, it's reaching out to the individuals who experience it every day. On Tuesday, the first business leaders roundtable luncheon was held, sponsored by M-SEDA and Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Team spirit (03/09/11)
Sikeston fans are getting decked out to support the Sikeston High School Bulldogs as they prepare to play in the Class 4 semifinals on Thursday at the Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Over 2,000 Final Four shirts were printed and on Monday almost half were sold to local fans. ...
The party's over (03/09/11)
Mardi Gras is over but before it ended Tuesday, the YMCA of Southeast Missouri invited members to celebrate with some beads and king cake. Roxie Emerson, YMCA front desk employee, replenishes the beads on the table at the entryway to the Y. With Ash Wednesday today, the Lenten season begins...
Braves scorch nets in 108-41 win over Risco (03/09/11)
DEXTER -- The Risco Tigers did what most teams never seem to be able to do. They slowed Scott County Central's Otto Porter to just 11 points in the first half, although the 6-9 national recruit was feeling a little under the weather. Unfortunately for the heavy underdog, Porter's sickness made little difference in the Braves' second-straight playoff victory over the Tigers...
Delta can't overcome off-shooting night in sectional loss to Naylor (03/09/11)
DEXTER -- Still dealing with the loss of leading scorer Katelyn Hughey to a thumb injury several weeks ago, the Naylor Lady Eagles managed to hold off the Delta Lady Bobcats, 55-50, Tuesday to claim their second straight trip to the Class 1 quarterfinals...
Delta can't overcome off-shooting night in sectional loss to Naylor (03/09/11)
DEXTER -- Still dealing with the loss of leading scorer Katelyn Hughey to a thumb injury several weeks ago, the Naylor Lady Eagles managed to hold off the Delta Lady Bobcats, 55-50, Tuesday to claim their second straight trip to the Class 1 quarterfinals...
Sikeston Gymnastics II adds new Level 2 team (03/09/11)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Gymnastics II has a new competitive team. This year Sikeston Gymnastics II has added a Level 2 team to their competitive entourage. The Level 2 girls, coached by Alexis Arthur, are five-year old Claire Nichols and nine-year old Haley Nichols, Madison Beck, eight-year old Layan Alkilani and six-year old Raghad Alkilani...
Charles Shipman Jr. (03/09/11)
MORLEY -- Charles Wesley Shipman Jr., 65, died March 7, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Lucille Page (03/09/11)
SIKESTON -- Lucille Katherine Page, 97, died at 4:20 p.m. March 7, 2011, at the Miner Nursing Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Gerry Stroup (03/09/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Geraldine "Gerry" Stroup, a well-known teacher and lifelong resident of Southeast Missouri, passed away surrounded by family, on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the age of 90. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Anna Bell Bohnert (03/09/11)
MORLEY -- Anna Bell Bohnert, 84, died March 9, 2011, 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...
Mike Wehmeyer (03/09/11)
CHAFFEE -- Michael W. "Mike" Wehmeyer, 64, died March 7, 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...
Vera Silman (03/09/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Vera Jean Silman, 77, died March 7, 2011, at her home in Portageville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Thelma Branum (03/09/11)
DEXTER -- Thelma McNeeley Branum, 83, died March 8, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Paul Haubold Sr. (03/09/11)
MARSTON -- Paul E. Haubold Sr. died March 7, 2011, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 85 years. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Mollie Wheeler (03/09/11)
LEAWOOD, Kan. -- Mollie Marie Wheeler, 76, formerly of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Monday, March 7, 2011, at Comfort Care Homes in Leawood. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Political, social divide growing (03/09/11)
I'm just a little confused. I was under the impression that our President was the one at long last to usher in a new era of post-partisan, post-racial America. That was the "gamble" when we elected the most inexperienced person in history to the highest office in the land...