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Stories from Friday, May 20, 2011

FEMA assistance is phone call away (05/20/11)
MOREHOUSE -- For those facing damaged homes from recent flooding and the mounting bills to make the repairs, there is help. John Mills, external affairs field specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said Thursday that FEMA has approved $4.6 million in grant money for the five counties recently declared federal disaster areas...
Economic development lesson (05/20/11)
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Right time (05/20/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- As another school year comes to a close, Scott County Central High School Principal Eileen Owens is relating to the graduating senior class more than ever before. After 33 years in the school district, Owens is retiring from her full-time position. Her official last day is June 30...
Recovery efforts are discussed (05/20/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Repairing Mississippi County's infrastructure is going to take a lot of time or a lot of money -- and maybe both. With water receding enough in some areas of the spillway to reveal land again, county commissioners began discussing disaster recovery efforts during their regular meeting Thursday...
Corps opens St. John's flood gates (05/20/11)
NEW MADRID -- Back water flooding may soon be diminishing. The Army Corps of Engineers reported the flood gates from the St. John Bayou into the Mississippi River were opened at 2:25 a.m. Thursday. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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'Extra Special' (05/20/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Since taking over the Charleston program, Bluejays' head coach Michael Minner has had one thing on his mind: to bring home the first district title in school history. Fittingly enough it was a group of seniors that have been with Minner through two near misses that helped him capture that coveted title Thursday afternoon in front of their home crowd in the Class 2, District 2 Tournament championship game...
Butch Wagoner (05/20/11)
ORAN -- Ray "Butch" Wagoner, 64, died May 19, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Jim Owens and Mary Owens (05/20/11)
DARIEN, Ga. -- George Melvin "Jim" Owens, 90, formerly of Essex, Mo., died March 2, 2011, in Georgia. Mary Louise Owens, 86, died March 20, 2011, in Georgia. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Skipper Thompson (05/20/11)
NEW MADRID -- Billy Burl "Skipper" Thompson Jr., 61, died May 16, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Dorothy Bard (05/20/11)
ANNISTON - Dorothy Bell Bard, 73, died at 5:18 p.m. May 19, 2011, at her son's home in Kennett. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Annie Ledbetter (05/20/11)
SIKESTON -- Annie L. Ledbetter, 99, died May 19, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete.
Frances Green (05/20/11)
SIKESTON -- Frances E. Green, 84, died May 19, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete.