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Stories from Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sikeston boy's wish for playground to be granted (06/23/11)
SIKESTON -- Like most kids his age, 6-year-old Chase Cobb loves playing outside. But for the nonverbal Sikeston boy who has very limited use of his limbs, finding a playground he can access by his wheelchair hasn't been easy -- until now. Through assistance from Make-A-Wish Foundation and help from local volunteers, a playground will be constructed in Chase's back yard at 815 E. Gladys St. in Sikeston...
Missouri Delta takes about progress, challenges (06/23/11)
SIKESTON -- Jason Schrumpf knows that strong communities need strong hospitals, and strong hospitals need strong communities. And during Thursday's monthly Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon, the chief executive officer of Missouri Delta Medical Center shared some of the things that make the hospital strong...
Weather causes delays in blacktopping (06/23/11)
BENTON -- Scott County is slightly behind in its blacktopping compared to pervious years -- and the weather is to blame. "We're still getting so many heavy rains and it keeps putting us behind a few days," said Jamie Burger, presiding commissioner. However, he expressed confidence that once the county is included in the Missouri Disaster Recovery Jobs Program, coordinated by the Workforce Investment Board and has additional labor and tools, the process will go much more quickly...
'Fun'damentals (06/23/11)
Brandom will host meeting on recovery aid (06/23/11)
SIKESTON - The public can voice their opinions on how the state can aid them in recovering from recent flooding. Representative Ellen Brandom, who was appointed to serve on the Interim Committee on Disaster Recovery by House Speaker Steven Tilley, will host a meeting at 1 p.m. June 30 at the Clinton Community Building, 501 Campanella Drive in Sikeston, as part of the Committee's continuing efforts to research how the state can best aid in the immediate recovery process...
SHS's Blissett named honorable mention all-state (06/23/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The 2011 All-State soccer teams were recently announced in recognition of the 2011 high school soccer season and the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs have one representative. Keyonna Blissett was a Class 2 honorable mention selection after aiding the Lady Bulldogs to a 10-9 regular season finish...
Contact camp (06/23/11)
Woodpeckers blanked in Beussink's return (06/23/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Back on the mound Wednesday after over a two week absence, Jackson ace Alex Beussink gave his Senior Babe Ruth squad the kind of performance it needed to finally break over the .500 mark on the season. Facing the Charleston Woodpeckers, Beussink allowed only one hit and no walks while striking out seven to guide Jackson to a 10-0 win after five innings on the mercy rule...
National League tourney (06/23/11)
Melissa Hunter (06/23/11)
NEW MADRID -- Melissa "Missy" Dawson Hunter, 53, died June 21, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Otis Watts (06/23/11)
BLOOMFIELD -- Otis Watts, 87, died June 21, 2011, at his home near Bloomfield. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Shirley Gibbs (06/23/11)
RISCO -- Shirley Jean Gibbs, 82, died June 21, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Pauline Brown (06/23/11)
ESSEX - Pauline Brown, 89, died June 17, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Betty Yeargain (06/23/11)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held at 1 p.m. Wednesday for Betty Jo Yeargain, who died June 18, 2011, were: Brad Branum, Bill Branum, John Johnson, Bryan Wilkerson, Cecil Owen and Ryan Dennis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
David Lape (06/23/11)
SIKESTON - David Lape, 56, died June 22, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete.
Scott Brian Fields (06/23/11)
BLOOMFIELD -- Scott Brian Fields, 44, died June 21, 2011, near Bloomfield. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Dalton Wasson (06/23/11)
BERNIE - Dalton Wasson, 16, formerly of East Prairie, died June 22, 2011, near Bernie of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete.
Marie Merrick (06/23/11)
CHARLESTON -- Marie Augusta Carson Merrick, 85, died June 23, 2011, at her home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete.