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Stories from Friday, March 18, 2011

Rising water (03/18/11)
The Mississippi River has taken over New Madrid's Riverfront park and boat landing. With continued rain and snow melt pouring into the Ohio River, the Mississippi River at New Madrid is forecast to continue to rise through Saturday when it will reach 41.0 feet. However more rain is predicted for Southeast Missouri with forecasters calling for a 30 percent chance of showers on Saturday and a chance of rain again on Tuesday and Wednesday...
DPS bids are in (03/18/11)
SIKESTON -- Bids for the construction of a new Sikeston Department of Public Safety building were opened Thursday. "We got seven bids," said Doug Friend, city manager. The architect is now reviewing bids to make sure specifications were met and will provide a recommendation to the city soon, according to Friend...
Prisoner labor to return (03/18/11)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County has once again reached an agreement with the Southeast Correctional Center for prisoner labor to be used by the county. Presiding Commissioner Carlin Bennett said he would be signing a contract with the SECC warden following the regular county commission meeting Thursday...
Family, friends help cancer patient (03/18/11)
SIKESTON -- It may not be the most commonly known cancer type, but epithelioid angiosarcoma is equally devastating. Just ask the friends and family of Michelle Bundy, a 24-year-old Southeast Missouri mother of two -- a 2-year-old daughter and 8-month-old son -- who was recently diagnosed with the cancer...
Harris is guest speaker at Sunday celebration (03/18/11)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston resident Dr. Maude Harris is the guest speaker at the 27th anniversary celebration of The Daughters of Sunset set for 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Sikeston. In 1985, Harris received a Bachelor of Science in food and nutrition from Southeast Missouri State University, where she received a Master of Arts in home economics with a food and nutrition emphasis in 1995. ...
Class is in session (03/18/11)
Erin Alcorn, a member of the current Leadership Sikeston class, tries out her balance on the Biodex at ReStart on Thursday, as classmates look on. Other visits on "Healthcare Day" included Missouri Delta Medical Center, Health Facilities Rehab, the Bethedsa Cancer Center, SEMO Health Network and Bootheel Counseling Services...
Scott Central downs Jefferson 78-42 to avenge 2008 semifinal loss (03/18/11)
COLUMBIA -- The Scott County Central Braves didn't let this chance slip away. After waiting for three years to avenge only their second Show-Me Showdown loss in school history, the Braves took care of the Jefferson Eagles, 78-42 during the Class 1 semifinals at Mizzou Arena in Columbia...
Porter breaks scoring record (03/18/11)
COLUMBIA -- Lost in the wake of the Scott Central's 78-42 thrashing of Jefferson in Thursday's Class 1 semifinal game at Mizzou Arena was a remarkable achievement by the Braves' incomparable senior Otto Porter. Coming into Thursday's contest, Porter needed just 31 points to break the all-time Show-Me Showdown scoring record of 161 points, held by CBC's Gary Garrison from 1958-60...
Charleston drops OT heartbreaker to Hogan Prep (03/18/11)
COLUMBIA -- With all the athletic teams that the Charleston Bluejays see in the SEMO Conference every year, there isn't much that could surprise them. But Charleston may not have seen a team with quite the athletes that Hogan Prep Academy Charter displayed on Thursday night as the Bluejays lost an overtime heartbreaker, 86-79 in a Class 3 semifinal game at Mizzou Arena...
Maudie Taylo (03/18/11)
LILBOURN -- Maudie Lee Taylor, 76, died March 12, 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...
F.D. Morgan (03/18/11)
DEXTER -- F.D. Morgan, 79, died March 17, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Zelma Porter (03/18/11)
HOWELL, Mich. -- Zelma Treva Porter, 81, formerly of Ypsilanti, died March 14, 2011, at the Howell Care Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Harry Miller (03/18/11)
SIKESTON -- Harry S. "Buster" Miller, 86, died March 17, 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...