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Stories from Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Delta's Sikeston plant to relocate in Miner (06/21/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com MINER -- Delta Companies will be moving a concrete plant into Miner. During their regular meeting Tuesday, the Miner Board of Aldermen unanimously approved Delta's plan to establish the plant in the city. The plant will be built on 10 acres of fenced-in property located off Woods Lane owned by Apex Paving Company, a company owned by Delta Companies, Inc., that currently has an asphalt operation there...
Big losses (06/21/11)
COLUMBIA -- Potential crop value lost when the Birds Point levee was blown in southeast Missouri totaled $85.2 million, according to a report by the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute. The Army Corps of Engineers opened a 133,000-acre floodway between Birds Point, and New Madrid to relieve flooding at the junction of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers at Cairo, Ill., on May 2...
Author to kick off book tour in Sikeston (06/21/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A Jackson author will kick off his book tour in Sikeston Saturday. Toby Lynn, 42, of Jackson, will sign copies of "Daddy's Secret Christmas Wish" from 1-3 p.m. at Paul's Christian Bookstore located at 114 East Front Street in Downtown Sikeston...
Blown Glass Experiment (06/21/11)
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Garza arraigned Monday for assault on son (06/21/11)
NEW MADRID - A preliminary hearing is set for a man accused of assaulting his one-month-old son. Ricky Garza, 19, of Canalou was arraigned Monday in Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court on a charge of first degree assault and bond set at $100,000 cash only...
Route 91 In Stoddard County Closed For Pipe Replacement (06/21/11)
SIKESTON - Route 91 in Stoddard County will be closed while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe beneath the roadway. This section of roadway is located from County Road 307 to County Road 315. Weather permitting, work will be performed Wednesday, June 22 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m...
Southeast Missouri insect infestation is growing concern (06/21/11)
SIKESTON -- Several insects currently infesting in Southeast Missouri are threatening damage to plant life. According to Dr. Sven Svenson, assistant professor of agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University, and Dr. Kelly Tindall, research entomologist for the Delta Research Center in Portageville, three insects of concern are the Japanese beetle, the emerald ash borer and the gypsy moth...
Route 114 bridge work begins Wednesday (06/21/11)
SIKESTON- Work to waterproof the asphalt of the Route 114 bridge in Stoddard County will begin Wednesday weather permitting. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and is expected to be completed on Friday. The roadway will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction from County Road 731 to County Road 737 as improvements are underway. Traffic will be flagger controlled...
All-Standard Democrat Baseball Team (06/21/11)
2011 ALL-STANDARD DEMOCRAT BASEBALL TEAM FIRST TEAM UT -- Dustin Johnson, so., Scott Central P -- James Naile, sr., Charleston C -- Cody Payne, fr., Chaffee IF -- Tyler Anderson, so., Sikeston IF -- Kody Moore, so., Oran IF -- Marshall Stallings, sr., Charleston...
Post 114 unable to keep pace in 12-7 loss to Cape (06/21/11)
Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons Post 63 distanced itself over final two innings of its win over Sikeston Post 114.
Squirrels rally past Chaffee in sixth for 9-6 win (06/21/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- With the game-winning hit coming courtesy of Jonathan Boone, the Charleston Squirrels rallied back from an early four-run deficit on Monday to beat the Chaffee Squids 9-6 in the first game of a doubleheader...
Kristie Hill (06/21/11)
SIKESTON -- Kristie Lyn Hill, 30, died June 17, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Aldena Prayor (06/21/11)
WYATT -- Aldena M. Prayor, 80, died June 20, 2011, at the Charleston Manor. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Dawsey Glass (06/21/11)
BERNIE -- Dawsey Richard Glass, 90, died June 19, 2011, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Facility in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...