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Stories from Thursday, July 7, 2011

Floodway bridge damage discussed (07/07/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County will soon have a cost estimate on restoring county bridges damaged by the activation of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway. During the regular County Commission meeting Thursday, Dennis Cox, an engineer for Smith and Company of Poplar Bluff, reported on the inspections of bridges located in the floodway...
Y water play (07/07/11)
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FEMA's Scott County Disaster Center will close on Saturday (07/07/11)
SIKESTON -- Scott County residents looking for assistance to recover from this spring's flooding will have one less resource at hand after Saturday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced the closing of the FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center, 103 S. Kingshighway in Sikeston at 6 p.m. Saturday...
Bicycle ride will again wind its way through Bootheel (07/07/11)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Cotton Ramble is back for a third year this fall -- and organizers have announced more additions. "We've had really good response so far," said Jackie Cowan, one of the organizers of the Oct. 8 event. Last year, there were more than 200 riders -- coming from seven different states...
FEMA's Scott County Disaster Center will close on Saturday (07/07/11)
SIKESTON -- Scott County residents looking for assistance to recover from this spring's flooding will have one less resource at hand after Saturday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced the closing of the FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center, 103 S. Kingshighway in Sikeston at 6 p.m. Saturday...
PAT funding cuts impact area families (07/07/11)
SIKESTON -- As school district administrators grapple with tighter budgets, many are working creatively to figure out how they can continue offering quality programs, like Parents as Teachers, to their families. "School districts are understanding the importance of Parents as Teachers, that the service it provides to the families is invaluable and connects parents with schools," said Lana Brooks, supervisor for Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Early Childhood Education.. ...
Casey Anthony may be freed late July or early August (07/07/11)
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Casey Anthony learned Thursday she could be free in a matter of weeks after spending nearly three years in jail on accusations she murdered her 2-year-old daughter, a case that captured the nation's attention and divided many over whether a killer had been acquitted...
Squirrels go nuts in wild third inning (07/07/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Erupting for 11 runs in the third inning Wednesday evening, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels erased an early two-run deficit to the Northwest Tennessee Blazers before holding on for an 11-5 win in the first game of a doubleheader...
Chaffee, NMC split a pair (07/07/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- The Chaffee Squids and the New Madrid County Senior Babe Ruth baseball team split a doubleheader on Wednesday in Portageville. Chaffee nabbed the first game with a 13-4 win in seven innings. Chaffee starter, Alex Davie, picked up the win for the Squids...
Glenn Sitzes (07/07/11)
LOCUST GROVE, Ark. -- Glenn Sitzes, 90, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 5, 2011, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Gene Crump (07/07/11)
Chaffee -- Gene Crump, 83, died July 5, 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.
Brenda Dysinger (07/07/11)
CHAFFEE -- Brenda K. Dysinger, 69, died July 2, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Loretta Thorn (07/07/11)
LILBOURN -- Loretta W. Thorn, 81, died July 4, 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...
Carolyn Burns (07/07/11)
BLOOMFIELD -- Carolyn Burns, 70, died July 7, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete.