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Stories from Monday, May 2, 2011

Corps to breach levee (05/02/11)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have decided to operate the floodway project at the Birds Point New Madrid Floodway. On Monday afternoon, Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh, president of the Mississippi River Commission, announced the Corps will begin blasting at 9 p.m. tonight. The work will continue throughout the night with the final execution of the project set for between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday...
Waters, anxieties rise (05/02/11)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues taking steps to activate the Birds Point New Madrid Floodway, although no official decision to blast the levee at Birds Point has yet been made. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Caruthersville casino closed (05/02/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Lady Luck Casino is closed temporarily until flood waters recede. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.

National Guard increases support to flood region (05/02/11)
SIKESTON -- The Missouri National Guard is adding additional capabilities in Southeast Missouri to support communities there. In response to requests from Southeast Missouri local authorities, Gov. Jay Nixon orders 100 additional Missouri National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen to support emergency response activities in the region...
Tourney continues (05/02/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs bounced back from a round one loss to the Cape Central Tigers during the SEMO Conference Tournament with a 9-0 win over the Kelly Hawks at Cape Central High School on Saturday. "We didn't make the mistakes that we made against Cape," Sikeston head coach Kevin Self said. ...
NMCC gets past Bearcats then falls to Poplar Bluff (05/02/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Holding off a late Dexter rally, the New Madrid County Central Eagles pulled out a 9-7 win Saturday to advance the next round in the SEMO Conference Tournament loser's bracket. "We played well," NMCC assistant coach Brad Kolwyck. "We did the little things right. We hit the baseball, we caught the baseball...
Steve Woods (05/02/11)
SIKESTON -- Stephen Wayne Woods, 61, died at 8:35 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at his home following a brief illness. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Classie Canady (05/02/11)
ARMORY, Miss. -- Classie Mae Galloway Canady, 92, died April 29, 2011. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Shirley Carter (05/02/11)
NEW MADRID -- Shirley Jean Jimerson Carter, 65, died May 1, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Ruby L. Oliver (05/02/11)
SIKESTON -- Ruby L. Oliver, 87, died May 2, 2011 at the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete.
Sally Wehmeyer (05/02/11)
CHAFFEE -- Sarah Ann "Sally" Wehmeyer, 91, died May 1, 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...