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Stories from Thursday, July 14, 2011

County clerk wants out of flood plain duties (07/14/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County's flood plain administrator says he is unable to fulfill the requirements of the job and needs to be replaced. "I'm not going to do it anymore," County Clerk Junior DeLay, county flood plain administrator, said during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday. "To do the job properly, it would take almost a full-time person."...
Scott County sees increase in tax revenue (07/14/11)
BENTON -- Scott County's sales tax numbers are looking good for the year. During Thursday's commission meeting, Commissioner Donnie Kiefer reported that there was an increase again in the month of June, adding to the overall growth in sales tax for the year...
Port users may be left high and dry (07/14/11)
jillb@standard-democrat.com MARSTON - While the U.S. Corps of Engineers works to restore levees to keep water out, the New Madrid County Port would welcome their help in letting more water in. This year the Corps has announced there is no funding available for dredging and Timmie Lynn Hunter, executive director of the New Madrid County Port Authority, is worried those using the Port may be left high and dry...
Recovery under way (07/14/11)
jillb@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE - With the help of Big Oak Natural Resource Steward Chris Crabtree, Gov. Jay Nixon found the park's national champion persimmon tree and touched it for luck. It has been a year of one natural disaster after another, the governor noted, a little luck is in order...
Duck races will help raise funds for non-profit organizations (07/14/11)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- For the next couple of months, there will be a lot of quacking around Sikeston and Miner, as two non-profits bring a new event to town. DUCKAPALOOZA, a joint fundraiser between the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and YMCA of Southeast Missouri, is planned for Sept. 10...
New support group helps families of children with cancer (07/14/11)
news@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU- Cancer is a deeply troubling experience for families who have an affected child. However, a newly formed support group wants to ensure that those families won't be alone. The new support group, Families and Friends of Kids With Cancer, will have an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. July 26 at the Beef O'Brady's meeting room in Cape Girardeau. The group is open to any parents, relatives or friends of children with cancer...
District tourney time for Sikeston Post 114 (07/14/11)
They may not have the shiniest record of the bunch, but Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 knows they can compete with the rest of their district.
Willis A. Layton (07/14/11)
ESSEX -- Willis A. Layton, 57, died July 12, 2011, at his home near Essex. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Roy Simpkins (07/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Roy H. Simpkins, 77, formerly of East Prairie, died July 13, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Otelia Chapman (07/14/11)
FLORENCE, S.C. -- Otelia "Tillie" Chapman, 97, died July 12, 2011. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Patricia Parmenter (07/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for graveside services held today at Garden of Memories Cemetery for Patricia Louise Parmenter, 86, who died on July 10, 2011 were: Doug Friend, David Friend, Patrick Miller, Greg Gooch, Josh Kersey and Brent Friend.
Anna Bennett (07/14/11)
CHARLESTON -- Anna Elizabeth Stricker Bennett, 99, died at 10:30 a.m. July 13, 2011, at her home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete.
Becky Marler (07/14/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at Living Stone Baptist Church for Becky Marler, 62, who died July 12, 2011, were: Jake Fisher, Greg Day, Don Day, Ray Nabors, Gene Stevens and Don Rone. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...