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Stories from Sunday, May 1, 2011

Crews ordered to load pipes with blasting agent; floodway still not activated (05/01/11)
SIKESTON -- Major General Michael Walsh, commander of the Mississippi River Commission, has directed that crews move barges carrying explosives across the river to Missouri and load the pipes at the Birds Point New Madrid Floodway with the blasting agent...
Insurance questions arise (05/01/11)
SIKESTON -- As the water continues to rise in some areas and recedes in others, property owners are beginning to assess the damage of the flooding and storms over the past week, and see what coverage they have. "I think there is a lot of confusion," said Laura Green, co-owner of Anderson Green Insurance in Sikeston. "A lot of people think that flood coverage is in their homeowners policy, but it's not."...
Morehouse School to temporarily relocate (05/01/11)
SIKESTON -- Due to flooding in Morehouse, students and staff of the town's school will temporarily operate out of other Sikeston R-6 buildings beginning Monday. Sikeston R-6 Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller said students in Morehouse Elementary's first through fourth grades will attend classes at the Alternative Center, 835 W. Murray Lane, while kindergarten students will attend the Kindergarten Center, 1310 E. Salcedo Road...
May Calendar Girl (05/01/11)
Kaley Wilcox, daughter of Davis and Kim Wilcox, is the Standard Democrat Calendar Girl for May. Wilcox, fourth runner up in the 2010 Miss Sikeston Contest, plans to attend Mississippi State University in the fall and major in nursing.
Soldier 'loved what she was doing' in Army (05/01/11)
CHARLESTON -- Even though Cynthia Taylor was 32 years old when she joined the U.S. Army, her mother said serving her country is something Taylor always wanted to do. "At 17 and again at 19 years old, she wanted to join the Army, and my sisters convinced her not to," recalled Taylor's mother, Judy Ann Hart of Charleston...
Rough start: Bulldogs bats go silent against Cape Central (05/01/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Since the inception of the SEMO Conference Baseball Tournament in 2001, the Sikeston Bulldogs have been a championship contender almost every year. But for just the second time in the tournament's 11-year history, the Bulldogs will be competing in the loser's bracket as they fell 5-1 to fourth-seeded Cape Central on Friday afternoon in the first round at Cape Central High School...
Notre Dame run-rules Bearcats (05/01/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Despite an early lead, the Dexter Bearcats could not hang on to defeat the defending champions. The Notre Dame Bulldogs turned out to be too much for the Bearcats on Friday in the first round of the 2011 SEMO Conference Tournament at Notre Dame High School in a 12-2, six inning loss...
Oran and Chaffee open Red Devil Classic with wins (05/01/11)
ORAN -- Still undefeated on the season, the Oran Eagles picked up their 14th consecutive win on Friday 7-1 over Perryville in the Red Devil Classic. "We did a real good job of being patient, hitting the ball and working the strike zone," Oran coach Mitch Wood said. "We even walked in a run. We did everything today it seemed like. Had some big hits, some big bunts. The kids did some good things."...
Sikeston golfers place second at district tournament (05/01/11)
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston golf team finished second in the Class 3, District 1 tournament on Friday at Crowne Point golf course in Farmington. The Bulldogs ended with a team score of 338. Under the new playoff structure, Sikeston will move on to the Sectional round...
Mother Nature tests us again and we survive (05/01/11)
You learn a great deal about a community or a region during difficult times. The overwhelming response of volunteers to assist in our latest battle with Mother Nature is a reflection of the character and spirit of our residents. We witnessed a similar spirit of "neighbor helping neighbor" during the 2009 ice storm. Countless stories emerged of neighbors lending a helping hand to others in need. And we came through that nightmare a stronger and better community...
Jason Hunter (05/01/11)
THEBES, Ill. -- Jason Eugene Pearman Hunter was passed from his earthly mother's arms into the waiting arms of his heavenly mother on Thursday, April 28th. He celebrated his 32nd birthday on April 23rd. He passed peacefully at home, following a brief illness...
Brenda Becker (05/01/11)
SIKESTON -- Brenda Joyce Becker, 62, died at 11:30 p.m. April 28, 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 (05/01/11)
SIKESTON -- Nannie Lucille Nall, 84, formerly of Benton and East Prairie, died April 27, 2011, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Louise Conn (05/01/11)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services for Mary Louise Conn, 94, who died on April 28, 2011, will be: Charles David Springs, Jim French, Jim Cullison, Blair Moran, Jim Bonner and Steven Clinton. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Clinton and Ralph Boyer...
Billie Sue Mulcahy (05/01/11)
DEXTER -- Billie Sue Davis Mulcahy, 59, died April 29, 2011, at Saint 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...
Nellie Bailey (05/01/11)
MORLEY -- Pallbearers for services held Saturday at the Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville, Ala., for Nellie May Bailey, 92, who died on April 26, 2011, were: Gary Holifield, Jordan Holifield, Greg Rulo, Chuck Loflin, Jeremy Gardner and John Wayne Riddle...