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Stories from Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mississippi County postpones Relay for Life event (04/28/11)
CHARLESTON -- Flooding in the region has led to the postponement of a Mississippi County event planned for the weekend. 
The Relay for Life, set for today and Saturday, has been postponed. It has tentatively been rescheduled for May 13 and 14 at the Charleston High School Football Field, said Sarah Ezell, community manager of development for the American Cancer Society...
Floods continue (04/28/11)
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Morehouse floods (04/28/11)
MOREHOUSE - Flood waters poured into Morehouse Wednesday. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Many residents stepping up to help those in need (04/28/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Rain poured Wednesday, but the volunteers filling sandbags at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds didn't even seem to notice. They were too busy making jokes, laughing and, most of all, working together to help victims of the area's recent flooding...
Spring is one of wettest in history (04/28/11)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- The National Weather Service is reporting this is the seventh wettest spring on record at Paducah with over a month remaining in the season. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Bollinger will retire as deputy collector Friday (04/28/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Change is coming once again to the Scott County collector's office. Over the last couple of decades, there were many changes in the office but Sonnie Bollinger was there through them all -- until now. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Shelters set up in the area (04/28/11)
SIKESTON -- No one wants to leave their home, but if local flood victims need to evacuate, they have a place to go. The American Red Cross is partnering with communities to offer safe places and resources for Southeast Missouri residents in need. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Domestic dispute is investigated (04/28/11)
SIKESTON -- Charges are expected to be filed today against a man for a Wednesday afternoon incident outside of a Sikeston bank. At 3:50 p.m., the Sikeston Department of Public Safety was called to a business in the 700 block of South Main, in reference to a man apparently stabbing a woman, and then forcing her to drive him away, traveling west on Helen Street...
SEMO Conference Tournament set to begin on Friday afternoon (04/28/11)
The nine conference teams will use wooden bats during the tournament.
Dexter's Hester signs with College of Ozarks (04/28/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Continuing a long line of Dexter players to move on to the next level, Bearcats' senior Bryn Hester has signed a letter of intent to play baseball for College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout. "The most important thing is getting a college education," Hester said of signing. "Through sports I figured I'd get the best opportunity and (College of the Ozarks) offered me the best opportunity...
New weight classes are OK'd for high school wrestling (04/28/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After considering several different proposals, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has approved a new weight class system for high school wrestling. With the new system effecting 10 of the 14 classes, the lightest classes' maximum weight will be moved up to 106 pounds from 103...
Cynthia Taylor (04/28/11)
CHARLESTON -- Staff Sgt. Cynthia R. Taylor, 39, formerly of Charleston, was killed on Saturday, April 16, 2011, by a suicide bomber while serving with the 101st Airborne Sustainment Brigade at the Forward Operation Base in Kabul Gamberi, Afghanistan...
Nellie Bailey (04/28/11)
MORLEY -- Nellie May Bailey, 92, died April 26, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Nannie Nall (04/28/11)
SIKESTON -- Nannie Lucille Nall, 84, formerly of Benton and East Prairie, died April 27, 2011 at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete.
Dorothy Porter (04/28/11)
ASHLAND -- Dorothy Porter, 80, formerly of Matthews, died at University Hospital on April 25, 2011. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...