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Stories from Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Flood damage to be featured in USA Today (10/05/11)
EAST PRAIRIE - While the predicament faced by farmers and small town residents in the Birds Point-New Madrid floodway has received almost daily coverage by local and regional media, it is now gaining the interest of national reporters. Kevin Mainord, East Prairie's mayor and a leader in the effort to encourage the U.S. ...
Marching to the beat (10/05/11)
New Madrid County Central took part in the annual Sikeston Marching Band Festival on Tuesday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. Several Southeast Missouri schools took part in the event that featured bands performing their halftime routines.
Officials to receive child abuse investigation training (10/05/11)
BENTON -- Money collected from offenders by the court will be used to train some Scott County officials in the latest child abuse investigation techniques. The Board of Trustees for the Scott County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund approved a total of $6,600 in expenditures for the sheriff and prosecutor's offices Monday, according to Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn...
New medical, dental center set to open in Benton (10/05/11)
BENTON -- A new medical and dental center in Benton will officially open its doors later this month to offer a wide array of services and programs to its patients. SEMO Health Network's Benton Medical and Dental Center, located at 6724 Highway 77 E next to Dollar General, will open Oct. 17...
Sikeston man killed in single-vehicle crash (10/05/11)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man was fatally injured Tuesday when his vehicle struck a ditch and overturned. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 8:02 p.m. in Scott County. Jose O. Bautista, 26, was traveling east at County Road 452 at County Road 460 when his vehicle ran off the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned,...
Chaffee rallies past East Prairie in district tune up (10/05/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- In their final tune up before the start of today's Class 1, District 1 tournament, the Chaffee Lady Devils rallied from an early deficit against the East Prairie Lady Eagles on Tuesday for an 13-4 win. "We were a little shaky defensively today," Chaffee coach Shawn Powderly said. "We were missing a couple of key players, including our shortstop whose out (sick) and another couple who are on a trip...
District tournament schedules (10/05/11)
Wednesday (4) Chaffee v. (5) Neelyville, 2 p.m. (3) Van Buren v. (6) Delta, 4 p.m. Thursday Chaffee/Neelyville winner v. (1) Naylor, 2 p.m. Van Buren/Delta winner v. (2) Oran, 4 p.m. Friday Championship, 4 p.m. Wednesday (4) Twin Rivers v. (5) Greenville, noon...
Local softball teams ready for district tourneys (10/05/11)
HILLSBORO -- Although they are tagged as the lowest seed, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team still has hope they can make some noise heading into the Class 4, District 1 tournament at Hillsboro today. "I don't think it's a bad thing," Sikeston assistant coach Paige Silverthorn said. "I think it may help us out a little bit. I feel like we are a lot better team than what we were from the beginning of the season."...
Grace Parker (10/05/11)
TUPELO, Miss. -- Grace Gloria Veoglin Parker, 87, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died Oct. 4, 2011, at her daughter's home in Tupelo. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Dorothy Raymo (10/05/11)
DEXTER -- Dorothy Lee Raymo, 86, died Oct. 2, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Frances Pharris (10/05/11)
SIKESTON -- Frances Marie Pharris, 99, died Oct. 4, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Let's take the pledge to remain united (10/05/11)
"One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Indivisible?" You know the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. Despite the efforts of some progressives who seek to remove "under God," it's the word "indivisible" that should be the focus...