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Stories from Monday, June 27, 2011

Lightning causes power outage (06/27/11)
SIKESTON -- A lightning strike caused a brief power outage in Sikeston this morning. Around 11:15 a.m., all of the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities' customers lost power for about a half hour, due to lightning hitting the Coleman substation, located on Northwest Street, said Ed Throop, general manager of Sikeston BMU...
Scott City couple arrested on child endangerment charges (06/27/11)
BENTON -- A Scott City couple has been arrested and charged with numerous counts of child endangerment. According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, Kevin F. Sparks, 36, has been charged with 10 counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree with bond set at $10,000...
DPS breaks ground for new headquarters (06/27/11)
SIKESTON -- Today was a long time in the waiting. After years of discussion and budget planning, the city of Sikeston and Department of Public Safety broke ground for a brand-new facility, to be built at South Kingshighway and Trotter Street. "I think this is a great day for the city as well as DPS," Chief Drew Juden, director of the Department, said after the morning ceremony...
Touring the corn (06/27/11)
The rain stopped and the sun peaked out of the clouds occasionally as more than 700 bikers took part in the 10th annual Tour De Corn charity bicycle ride in East Prairie. The ride, which features four different routes, begins with a mass start on Main Street. ...
Several area youths take part in Boys State (06/27/11)
SIKESTON - With some Americans concerned about the country's future, they can rest a little bit easier now that the next generation is training to solve tomorrow's problems. From June 11 to June 18, over 900 Missouri youth attended the 72nd session of Missouri Boys State, a leadership program sponsored by the American Legion in Warrensburg. During their time at Boys State, citizens built a state government from the ground up, from electing a municipal judge all the way up to the state governor...
Sikeston DPS seeing increase in fire calls (06/27/11)
SIKESTON -- As wet as it was in Southeast Missouri just weeks ago, it's hard to believe that there is a dry spell. The small amounts of rainfall, combined with hot weather, have created a recipe for danger when it comes to fires, and the Sikeston of Department Safety has seen a bump in the number of fire calls over the past couple of weeks...
DPS responds to vandalism, meth lab explosion over weekend (06/27/11)
SIKESTON -- Early Sunday morning was busy for the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, the window of a Sikeston Department of Public Safety patrol car was broken by a rock near the intersection of William and Coleman streets...
Route 25 in Stoddard County continues to be reduced for pavement repairs (06/27/11)
SIKESTON - Southbound Route 25 in Stoddard County will continue to be reduced to one lane while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located from Route 60 (Dexter) to Route E (at Bloomfield)...
Jackson Sr. Babe sweeps doubleheader (06/27/11)
JACKSON -- The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team swept a doubleheader at home over Metropolis, Ill., on Friday. Jackson (13-9) won the first game 4-3 as Jesse Long pitched a complete game, allowing seven hits and striking out four. Spencer Sander had two hits in the game including a two-RBI triple in the first inning for Jackson...
Dennis Strauser (06/27/11)
BLOOMFIELD -- Dennis Ray Strauser, 43, died June 25, 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...
Kenny Slinkard (06/27/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Charles Kenneth "Kenny" Slinkard, 65, died June 25, 2011, in 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...
Fairrell Thompson (06/27/11)
MATTHEWS - Fairrell Thompson, 80, died June 26, 2011, at Matthews. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Vesta VanBibber (06/27/11)
DEXTER -- Vesta Lillian VanBibber, 93, died June 24, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Buck Davis (06/27/11)
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Walter "Buck" Davis, 60, died June 24, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Donnie Noles (06/27/11)
SIKESTON -- Donald "Donnie" Noles, 50, died June 25, 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...
Lloyd Robbins (06/27/11)
KENNETT -- Lloyd Robbins, 86, died June 26, 2011, at Twin Rivers Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Lucas Ressel (06/27/11)
KELSO -- Lucas John Ressel. 85, of Kelso, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...