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Stories from Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Business honors (03/15/11)
NEW MADRID - In keeping with its mission statement to "foster community pride, enhance the quality of life and promote economic progress," the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce honored two local businesses which do just that. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Amateur radio society forms (03/15/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Local amateur radio enthusiasts are looking at banding together as the Bootheel Amateur Radio Society. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Students share thoughts on St. Patrick's Day (03/15/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Wearing green on St. Patrick's Day is likely the most popular way to celebrate the holiday, but there are other customs and legends associated with the holiday. Some kindergartners and first graders at St. Francis Xavier School in Sikeston offered insight on the holiday celebrated every year on March 17...
Internet access to be discussed at Dexter meeting (03/15/11)
JEFFERSON CITY -- As part of Gov. Jay Nixon's efforts to expand broadband and high-speed Internet access throughout Missouri, the state is hosting a kick-off meeting in Dexter to discuss the region's technology needs. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Accident nets serious injury (03/15/11)
MALDEN -- Four Holcomb residents and a Malden women were injured Monday in a single-vehicle accident in New Madrid County. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Charleston boys basketball team faces tall test in state semifinal (03/15/11)
Hogan Prep will boast a considerable height advantage on the Bluejays with four of their five starters standing at least 6-2. Comparability, Charleston's tallest player is Greg Tucker who is listed at 6-2.
Jean Geske (03/15/11)
MATTHEWS -- Nelva "Jean" Geske, 83, of Matthews, died March 14, 2011, at the Sells Nursing Home in Matthews. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Chub Gowen (03/15/11)
DEXTER -- Raymond F. "Chub" Gowen, 90, died March 12, 2011, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Maxine Poole (03/15/11)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Allie "Maxine" Lathum Poole, 95, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 14, 2011, at the Williamson Medical Center in Franklin. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Gerald Williams (03/15/11)
CHAFFEE -- Gerald Martin Williams, 71, died March 12, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.