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Stories from Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Flooding worsens as levee questions increase (04/27/11)
NEW MADRID - Eyes remain on the sky to determine whether or not the Corps of Engineers will have to breach a Southeast Missouri levee to ease flooding. The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, began moving barges loaded with equipment and materials used to operate the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway from Memphis to Missouri Tuesday afternoon. ...
Communities work to help others (04/27/11)
VANDUSER -- As the waters continued to rise and levees were breached on Tuesday, those in area towns prepared to evacuate -- and wonder how much worse conditions would become. In Scott County, Vanduser seemed to be the hardest hit. Several houses had water all around them, and roadways leading in and out of town were partially covered or closed...
Commissioners trying to get aid to those in need (04/27/11)
BENTON -- Scott County Commissioners hope to have a device this evening to help volunteers fill sandbags faster. Commissioners Dennis Ziegenhorn and Donnie Kiefer met in the County Commission room for only a couple of hours Tuesday before joining Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger at the county highway department complex a couple of blocks away in Benton...
Joining forces (04/27/11)
Members of the National Guard's 1175th Military Police Battalion of Columbia rolled into town Tuesday afternoon to assist with flood-fighting efforts. Also the Headquarters Company, 1140th Engineer Battalion, will be sending about 30 soldiers. The soldiers are among 400 Guardsmen, who are conducting a number of missions in support of local authorities...
Road closings continue in Bootheel (04/27/11)
JEFFERSON CITY  - The following road closings were reported by the Missouri Department of Transportation Wednesday morning:  Mississippi County New Madrid County For more pictures and stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Sikeston's Clark to play football for Razorbacks (04/27/11)
SIKESTON -- It sounded like a long shot, but Sikeston senior Ray Clark took a leap of faith. He sent highlight tapes, information and anything else he could to the University of Arkansas for a chance to play for his favorite team. "Just thought I would take a chance and give it a shot," Clark said. ...
Rain puts damper on local sports (04/27/11)
SIKESTON -- Not only has the relentless downpour of rain wreaked havoc on some homes and roads alike, the thunderstorms have played extreme chaos on the spring sports routine. Baseball, softball, soccer and golf teams are all feeling the affects of the flash floods that have affected so many others which is driving them to practice in gyms, any dry land they can find or not at all...
SHS netters fall to Cape Central (04/27/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- In a rematch with the Cape Central Tigers on Tuesday, the visiting Sikeston Bulldogs fell 9-0. The junior varsity Bulldogs also lost to Cape Central, falling to their junior varsity squad 7-0. Next up, Sikeston will host the Dexter Bearcats today at 4 p.m...
Local athletes making mark in college (04/27/11)
SIKESTON -- Many athletes in the Standard Democrat coverage area have been performing well at the college level. Here is a list of those who are furthering their athletic careers this spring, playing either baseball or softball. Cody Stause (Dexter) is a freshman pitcher for Three Rivers College and made his presence felt last week, tossing a no-hitter against Maple Woods, striking out seven and walking one in six innings of work. ...
Nellie Bailey (04/27/11)
MORLEY -- Nellie Bailey, 92, died April 26, 2011. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Raymond Cate (04/27/11)
AQUILLA -- Raymond Cate, 88, died April 23, 2011, at his home in Aquilla. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Trinity Roberts (04/27/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Trinity Roberts, 3-month-old daughter of Jacob and Amanda Ponder Roberts, died April 25, 2011, in Portageville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Bud Mulcahy (04/27/11)
SIKESTON -- William Claudius "Bud" Mulcahy, 89, died April 24, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Carol Thurman (04/27/11)
NEW MADRID -- Carol L. Thurman, 57, died April 24, 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...
Thelma Turman (04/27/11)
BERNIE -- Thelma Pauline Turman, 88, died April 26, 2011, in the 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...
Susan Angle (04/27/11)
CAMPBELL -- Susan Oakes Angle, 79, died April 25, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Political games are hard to score (04/27/11)
For the next 18 months, the national political debate will swirl with a discussion on scorecards - as if a Presidential election has some sports comparison. The first scorecard comparison came a few months back during a discussion on unemployment. The buzz centered on an unemployment rate above 9 percent come next November. If the scorecard hit that magic number, then the odds for an Obama re-election would suffer, according to conventional wisdom...
CAIRO BRIDGE ON MISSOURI SIDE.. (04/27/11)
tHIS IS HOW HIGH THE WATER WAS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MISSOURI SIDE OF THE BRIDGE..
Flood 2011 (04/27/11)
Hwy 60 westbound
Flood 2011 (04/27/11)
Hwy 60 westbound at Grayridge
Flood 2011 (04/27/11)
Intersection of Hwy E & Hwy N at Circle City
Flood 2011 (04/27/11)
Gravel road entering Circle City
Mean Clouds (04/27/11)
rotation in these clouds
Clouds in Sikeston (04/27/11)
4/27/11
Priceless picture of Brother Bennett.. (04/27/11)
Picture of man who has bn in Dorena area and seen lots of things...this picture is so priceless and awesome....
Petroleum Street (04/27/11)
taken 4/26/11
Petroleum (04/27/11)
Petroleum
Making the best of it (04/27/11)
Neighborhood children making the best of it in Morehouse.
Flood 2011 (04/27/11)
Flooding on Highway 60 on April 27