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Stories from Friday, August 5, 2011

Two injured in accident (08/05/11)
MOREHOUSE - Two youngsters were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash. At 3:15 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Highway 60 and Route FF, three miles west of Sikeston, a southbound vehicle driven by Kimberly D. Wheeler, 36, failed to yield the right of way, according to a report from the Missouri Highway Patrol. Wheeler's vehicle drove into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by Renda K. Burton, 61...
School days (08/05/11)
Pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church Ron Sells and Benita Jackson, Wesley United Methodist Church children's youth director, prepare supplies for the Back to School Bash that will take place at the church from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Christian-based, free event will feature many games including face painting, a dunking booth, obstacle course and refreshments. Children will also be given free Christian-oriented supplies as well...
Mississippi County working to acquire disaster assistance (08/05/11)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County will accept the first disaster assistance that comes in and sort out "double dipping" conflicts as they come up -- if they come up. County Clerk Junior DeLay said during the regular Mississippi County Commission meeting Thursday that he is requesting from Debra Johnston, project specialist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, "pictures, maps -- all the supporting documentation" for damages in the spillway...
Morehouse post office reopens (08/05/11)
MOREHOUSE - Neither rain nor snow nor dark of night can keep the postman from his rounds, but high water can run him out of his post office. On Thursday, Morehouse officials gathered to mark the reopening of the local facility at 520 Beech St. Morehouse Mayor Pete Leija said having the local facility reopen means a lot to local residents...
Thursday accident (08/05/11)
A truck sits against a traffic sign post at Main and Malone after a two-car accident on Thursday afternoon. The accident was reported to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety at 5:25 p.m. Full details were not available as of press time, but apparently the accident occurred when a rescue squad personnel vehicle was traveling through the intersection en route to responding to another accident, using lights and sirens as directed, and was struck by another vehicle, which apparently did not see and hear the warnings. ...
Hearing waived in assault (08/05/11)
NEW MADRID - A man charged in the assault of his then one-month-old son decided to forego a preliminary hearing. Ricky Garza, 19, of Canalou waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday in Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court. He was ordered bound over to Division I for trial with his next appearance in court scheduled for Sept. 13...
Lamar, Colo., tops Mineral Area for regional title (08/05/11)
SIKESTON -- The hardships of playing in excessive heat for five straight days on top of driving over 800 miles to get to the Sikeston Sports Complex turned out to be all worth the trip for Lamar, Colo. After going 2-2 in pool play and then beating Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and Paola, Kan., the 11-year olds from Lamar wound up winning the 2011 Cal Ripken 11U Midwest Plains Regional baseball tournament by defeating the Mineral Area National All-Stars, 5-4 on Thursday...
Mineral Area knocks off Scott County 7-3 in regional semifinals (08/05/11)
SIKESTON -- Playing Mineral Area in the semifinals of the Cal Ripken 11U Midwest Plains Regional Tournament on Thursday, the Scott County All-Stars saw their season come to a close with a 7-3 loss. "We could've done more on our part," Scott County coach Scott Nichols said. "Don't take anything away from Mineral Area, they did everything they were suppose to do...
Clyde Redfering (08/05/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Clyde M. Redfering, 93, died at 1:28 a.m. Aug. 5, 2011, at the 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...
Jewell Hinshaw (08/05/11)
WARRENTON -- Jewell Hinshaw, 66, died Aug. 3, 2011, at the Warrenton Manor in Warrenton. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.