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Stories from Sunday, May 22, 2011

Disaster extended (05/22/11)
Relay For Life (05/22/11)
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Flooded farmers present concerns to federal official (05/22/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- A high-level U.S. Department of Agriculture official listened to concerns and fielded questions during a public forum for local farmers affected by the 2011 flood Friday. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
No place like home: Morehouse residents repair flood damages (05/22/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com MOREHOUSE -- When floodwaters began creeping up to the front door steps of Edward and Aleen Eakers' home late last month, the Morehouse residents fled the home the two built together 48 years ago. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Field Day fun (05/22/11)
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Sikeston's Porter signs with SEMO (05/22/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston senior Corey Porter has been instrumental in raising the bar for Sikeston athletic programs the past two years. He will get the chance to do the same thing for Southeast Missouri State University next fall...
Sectional showdowns: Oran set to meet Cooter once again in sectionals (05/22/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com COOTER -- The Oran Eagles will face a familiar foe during their Class 1, Sectional 1 game. The Eagles (20-2) will square off against the Cooter Wildcats for a chance to move on in the post season. "They're a good ball club," Oran head coach Mitch Wood said. "I should be an interesting ball game."...
Sectional showdowns: Charleston, Malden both in unfamiliar territory (05/22/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- Fresh off of their first district championship in school history, the Charleston Bluejays will have little time to celebrate as they gear up for their next challenge in the Class 2, Sectional 1 bout scheduled for Monday...
Naile named Player of the Year as Scott-Miss baseball, softball teams are released (05/22/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- The 2011 Scott-Mississippi All-Conference boys baseball team was recently released with Charleston's James Naile being named Player of the Year. Charleston coach Michael Minner and Brian Horrell were named co-coaches of the year...
Risco well represented on all-conference team (05/22/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com RISCO -- The 2011 Tri-County All-Conference boys baseball team was recently released. Members of the first team, second team and honorable mention are as followed. Zack Watkins, Sr., Cooter Joe Campbell, Sr., Campbell Caleb McCord, Soph., Risco...
Science can not explain all things (05/22/11)
And I thought Stephen Hawkings was smart. Just goes to show you what I know! Hawkings is the British scientist touted as one of the smartest men on the planet. His 1988 international best-seller, "A Brief History of Time" helped to solidify his position as a leading researcher and modern-day thinker...
Sonny Burcks (05/22/11)
CHARLESTON -- Charles Lee "Sonny" Burcks, 79, died May 20, 2011, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Talmadge Donoho (05/22/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Talmadge Donoho, 92, died May 21, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete.
Nova Williams (05/22/11)
BERTRAND - Nova Williams, 100, died at 5:10 p.m. May 20, 2011, at the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete.
Frances Green (05/22/11)
SIKESTON -- Frances Etta Green, 84, died May 19, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Annie Ledbetter (05/22/11)
SIKESTON -- Annie Lee Ledbetter, 99, died May 19, 2011, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Dorothy Bard (05/22/11)
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...