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Stories from Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Welcome centers open (05/25/11)
MARSTON -- Motorists traveling southbound on Interstate 55 near Marston will now have a chance to stretch their legs and learn a few facts about the region in the process. A ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday celebrated the completion of the Marston Welcome Center located on southbound Interstate 55 at mile marker 42.4. A second ceremony Tuesday afternoon celebrated the Hayti Welcome Center located on northbound Interstate 55 at mile marker 20.2...
Peterson to be guest speaker at ceremony (05/25/11)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston and area residents can observe Memorial Day with a service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sikeston Veterans Park. Guest speaker will be 1st Lt. Alec Petersen of Charleston who is now on active duty with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky...
Torch run (05/25/11)
Law enforcement officers from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and other local agencies run along Main Street in Sikeston on Tuesday morning as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Locally, 14 law enforcement officers ran about three miles with the torch for the Special Olympics. T-shirts for the event remain available and are $10 for short sleeves and $15 for long sleeves, and can be purchased at DPS headquarters...
Scott County flood victims will get aid from FEMA (05/25/11)
BENTON -- Scott County residents will get help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. County commissioners are hoping the county will get the same. Amber Scudder, emergency management director, noted while meeting with commissioners Tuesday that a disaster declaration clearing the way for FEMA's Individual Assistance program was issued Friday evening,...
Raising the bar (05/25/11)
SIKESTON -- She's been in this situation before, but to Sikeston jumper Betsy Borgsmiller it just has a different feel. Going into the high jump as the state's top-seeded jumper can have that effect. Borgsmiller will be heading to her third-straight Class 3 state tournament with the top jump of any girl competitor in any class...
Oran downs Cooter 5-2 to advance to quarterfinals (05/25/11)
COOTER -- Looking for their first trip back to the MSHSAA Show Me Showdown since 2008, the Oran Eagles put themselves one step closer Tuesday afternoon with a 5-2 win over Cooter in Class 1 Sectionals. "We were all excited to come out and play today," Oran's Tyler Heuring said. "We were all down after getting rained out yesterday, but we came in knowing we had to get the job done and it turned out pretty successful."...
Howard signs to play basketball for the College of the Ozarks (05/25/11)
SIKESTON -- After visiting the campus of the College of the Ozarks, Sikeston senior Darryl Howard came away impressed on many levels. "When I took my visit they were very friendly and had a lot of hospitality," he said. "I've seen a few tapes of them and they looked pretty good, basketball wise. It's (Sikeston's) style."...
Ethel Tesney (05/25/11)
BERTRAND -- Ethel Lee Howell Tesney, 92, died May 24, 2011, at her home in Bertrand. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Mary Ann Joyce (05/25/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mary Ann Joyce, 77, died May 22, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Donald Cain (05/25/11)
MATTHEWS -- Donald Lee Cain, 73, died May 24, 2011, at his home in Matthews. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
John Murray (05/25/11)
CHARLESTON -- John Raymon Murray, 62, died May 23, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Lucille Alexander (05/25/11)
NEW MADRID -- Visitation for Lucille Virginia Jordan Alexander, 92, who died May 20, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. until time of services at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid. Jim Darter will officiate...
Maddison Hart (05/25/11)
SIKESTON -- Maddison Grace Hart, 5, died May 22, 2011, at 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...
Lillian Glass (05/25/11)
LA FORGE -- Lillian Harber Glass, 103, died May 18, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
It's time to put phrase in a box (05/25/11)
Isn't it funny how some minor issues simply bug the heck out of you? OK, so granted I get irritated and "bugged" by stupid political reasoning. I get "bugged" by cultural changes that are so blatantly ridiculous that it leaves you scratching your head. Heck, I could go endlessly into those everyday items that leave you rolling your eyes and saying, "Seriously?"...