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Stories from Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Route P Whitewater River Bridge work begins Monday (07/13/11)
SIKESTON-Work to replace the Route P bridge over Whitewater River in Scott County is expected to begin Monday weather permitting. The roadway will remain closed from Route W in Scott County to Route O in Stoddard County as construction is under way. Completion is anticipated in mid-September...
Route 25 In Stoddard County reduced for bridge repairs (07/13/11)
SIKESTON - Route 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge maintenance. This bridge is located between Route 91and Stoddard County Road 220. Weather permitting, the work will take place Thursday, July 14 and Monday, July 18 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day...
Drug arrest made (07/13/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- An individual is being held on drug charges in Caruthersville. Around 10 p.m. Tuesday, officers with the Caruthersville Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of West Eighth Street, according to a news release issued by City Marshal Chris Riggs...
Bootheel quilters prove to be some very crafty ladies (07/13/11)
SIKESTON -- Every two years, members of the Bootheel Quilters' Guild sponsor a quilt show. While visitors can browse through the dozens of quilts on display, see demonstrations and even vote for an award, it's also a great place to shop. "We have a variety of handmade items -- quilted and crafts -- available," said Carol Messmer, group member who is helping to head up the crafts...
Orthopaedic care available again in Sikeston (07/13/11)
SIKESTON -- Orthopaedics are back. "It's been over 20 years since we've had orthopaedics here in Sikeston," said Jason Schrumpf, president of Missouri Delta Medical Center. "The hospital is excited to have all the elements in place to once again provide a comprehensive orthopaedic service line. This is the first step in providing our patients with a local orthopaedics program focusing on compassionate, convenient, cost-effective and quality care."...
Donations needed to keep local program feeding the children, families in Sikeston (07/13/11)
SIKESTON -- In the two years the BackPacks For Friday program has been implemented in Sikeston elementary schools, Kathy Lake said it's offered so much more than food in a backpack for local children. "It goes so much further than that," said Lake, who serves as the BackPacks For Fridays site coordinator for the Sikeston R-6 district. ...
Former Bulldog football players playing in Lions All-Star Game (07/13/11)
WARRENSBURG -- Three former Sikeston Bulldog football players will participating in the 35th Annual Missouri Lions All-Star Football Game on which will be played in Warrensburg on Saturday. The game features outstanding 2011 graduated high school football players from the entire state and Sikeston's Ray Clark, Darryl Howard and Treston Pulley will be taking part...
Local teams ready for postseason play (07/13/11)
CHAFFEE -- For seven teams, a season's worth of work will all come down to how they perform starting Thursday at this year's Senior Babe Ruth Tournament being held at Chaffee City Park. Taking part in the double-elimination tournament will be four local teams that includes host Chaffee along with the Charleston Squirrels, Charleston Woodpeckers and New Madrid County. Those rounding out the field are Missouri Valley, Mineral Area and the defending state champions, Jackson...
Gary Neal (07/13/11)
SIKESTON -- Gary Neal, 57, died at 10:08 p.m. July 12, 2011 at his home in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Becky Marler (07/13/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Rebecca "Becky" S. Marler, 62, died July 12, 2011, in Hayti. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Tiffany Anderson (07/13/11)
CHARLESTON -- Tiffany Anderson, 26, died July 5, 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...
Effie Presson (07/13/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Effie Verna Brantley Presson, 87, formerly of East Prairie, died July 12, 2011 at the St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Earlie Ramey (07/13/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Earlie Mae Ramey, 66, died July 7, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Lillie Glasener (07/13/11)
PUXICO -- Lillie M. Glasener, 97, died July 12, 2011, at the Puxico Nursing Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Betty Groves (07/13/11)
CHARLESTON -- Betty Lou Dorris Groves, 76, died July 12, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Government won't make cuts needed (07/13/11)
There are but two guarantees locked into the "grand bargain" deal proposed by President Obama to end the debt ceiling stalemate. First, the taxes he proposes will be with the American people for all eternity; second, the cuts he proposes will most likely be undone by future members of Congress...