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Stories from Friday, July 1, 2011

Man found dead in Pemiscot County (07/01/11)
PEACH ORCHARD -- A man was found dead early Friday morning in the floodway ditches in Pemiscot County after an apparent all-terrain vehicle accident. At around 10 p.m. Thursday, Pemiscot County deputies were called to the floodway ditches near Peach Orchard after the family of Larry "Joe" Crafton contacted authorities with concerns, according to a news release issued by Lt. Ryan Holder...
House reps tour flood sites, listen to public (07/01/11)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Members of the Missouri House of Representatives' Interim Committee on Disaster Recovery listened for over four hours Thursday in Sikeston as the public voiced their opinions on how the state can aid them in recovering from recent flooding...
Swimming for the Sharks (07/01/11)
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Funds requested to repair ditches damaged by flood (07/01/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County officials will hope for the best and begin putting projects together for another round of Emergency Watershed Protection Program projects. Mark Nussbaum, area engineer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Darin Gant, district conservationist for the NRCS, advised County Commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday that the NRCS has requested EWP funding to repair ditches damaged by this spring's flooding.. ...
Rising river levels, FEMA projects discussed (07/01/11)
news@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County commissioners are concerned about the rising river levels that threaten to send water back into the floodway. During the Mississippi County Commission meeting, Presiding Commissioner Carlin Bennett and Commissioner Robert Jackson discussed how the Mississippi River, if it crests as expected, will send water back through breaches that remain open in the frontline levee...
Blood donors in high demand (07/01/11)
news@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- With today's blood drive in Benton, the Red Cross is looking for any blood type donation. However, one blood type is desired more than any other. Type O negative blood is always in high demand because it is the "universal donor" type. According to the Red Cross, O negative is the "universal donor" because it can be transfused to any blood type...
Committee sees spillway (07/01/11)
BIRDS POINT -- Before listening to what the public had to say about state aid regarding the recent flooding on Thursday, members of the Missouri House of Representatives' Interim Committee on Disaster Recovery toured the site of the levee blast and portions of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway...
Marijuana operation uncovered (07/01/11)
CHARLESTON - An East Prairie couple are charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Richard "Rick" Hensley, 48, and Melinda Larkins Hensley, 46, were arrested by Mississippi County Sheriff deputies, after being called to a residence on a report of a domestic dispute on June 19...
KRCC: Success due to help from many donors (07/01/11)
SIKESTON - Thursday was a chance to say thanks. The Kenny Rogers Children's Center opened its doors to the public to tour its 7,000 square foot expansion and improved facilities. Michelle Fayette, KRCC executive director, recalled how three years ago the center had reached its limit...
Squirrels show potential with 10-0 win over NMC (07/01/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Fighting Squirrels Senior Babe Ruth baseball team may not have the most glamorous record around, but that is just fine with head coach Michael Minner. Playing a brutal schedule that includes four losses to the Missouri Bulls prospect team this season, the tough competition that the Squirrels have faced may be paying dividends...
Jackson SBR sweeps Scott City Thursday (07/01/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth team swept a doubleheader against Scott City on Thursday 12-2 and 14-5. Clay Roth got the win in the first game for Jackson, going the distance while allowing two runs and five hits, walking two and striking out three. Hunter Cox took the loss for Scott City...
Jean Holland (07/01/11)
SMYRNA, Tenn. -- Florence Jean Holland, 88, died at 8:15 p.m. June 29, 2011, at Mayfield Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center in Smyrna. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Veola Quarles (07/01/11)
SIKESTON -- Veola Henry Quarles, 93, died June 28, 2011, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Imory Kee (07/01/11)
HOWARDVILLE -- Imory Jerrell Kee, newborn son of Tykeiah Jones of Howardville and Isiah Kee of Phoenix, died June 28, 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...