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Stories from Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Breached: Corps activates Birds Point-New Madrid floodway on Monday night (05/03/11)
michellef@standard-democrat.com BIRDS POINT -- With a blast that rattled homes across Southeast Missouri, the Birds Point New Madrid Floodway was activated just after 10 p.m. Monday. Again citing public safety and the stress on the river system, Major General Michael J. Walsh, commander of the Mississippi Valley Division, gave the order Monday afternoon to activate the Floodway...
State politicians voice opinions on breach (05/03/11)
BIRDS POINT -- There were several reactions to the announcement by Missouri politicians. U.S. Rep Jo Ann Emerson said the decision puts residents' lives and livelihoods at "unacceptable risk" in a news release. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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City officials OK computer system upgrade project (05/03/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The city computer system is going virtual. An information technology virtualization project bid was awarded to Technology and Networking of Cape Girardeau during the regular Sikeston City Council meeting Monday...
Wells to continue wrestling career at Missouri Baptist (05/03/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com ST. LOUIS -- When looking at colleges during his senior year, Sikeston Bulldogs' wrestler Dustin Wells was searching for the perfect blend of academic and athletic opportunities at prospective universities. Finding what he was looking for at Missouri Baptist, Wells signed a letter of intent on Thursday to join the Spartan's wrestling program starting next school year...
Local baseball teams helping communities (05/03/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With the devastation of flooding still running rampant within our area, local baseball teams are doing their part to chip in and help. The Sikeston Bulldogs, Scott County Central Braves and members of the Charleston Bluejays have all spent time helping their communities...
Conference tourneys, meets are postponed (05/03/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Additional heavy rains over the weekend, added to an already saturated ground, has forced the postponement of the SEMO Conference Baseball Tournament finals that were scheduled for Monday. The games will now be played on Saturday at Poplar Bluff High instead of Capaha Field and will held in conjunction with the junior varsity conference tournament that is to be played this week...
Linda Steward (05/03/11)
SIKESTON -- Linda Boyce Steward, 73, died at 11 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Kathleen Davis (05/03/11)
WAPPAPELLO -- Kathleen Davis, 71, formerly of Bloomfield, died April 29, 2011, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Ruby Oliver (05/03/11)
SIKESTON -- Ruby L. Oliver, 87, died May 2, 2011, at the Miner Nursing Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Wayne Link (05/03/11)
WAPPAPELLO -- Steve "Wayne" Link, 67, died April 30, 2011, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Veda Adams (05/03/11)
BLOOMFIELD -- Veda Adams, 58, died May 1, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete.
Bob Carlisle (05/03/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Robert R. "Bob" Carlisle, 75, died April 30, 2011, in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete.
2011 Flood (05/03/11)
My parents house which is located outside of Bell City, Mo