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Stories from Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Street work comes in under budget (03/06/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The city's annual street program will come in under budget even after adding in the cost of a computerized management tool. Construction bids for the 2012 Street and Stormwater Drainage Improvement Program were approved as submitted by city staff during the regular Sikeston City Council meeting Monday...
Springtime nears (03/06/12)
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Stormy weather: Dramatic arrival of tornado season prompts concern from safety officials (03/06/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Last week's severe weather across the region proved tornado season has arrived -- and, already, it's proven to be an above-average year. Between February and March from 1950-2011, the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., recorded 123 tornadoes, which is an average of about two each month during that time span, said Beverly Poole, meteorologist in charge at the Paducah office...
Soldiers will occupy state site (03/06/12)
NEW MADRID -- Visitors to Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site in New Madrid on March 10 and 11 will experience what a town under occupation may have been like during the Civil War. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, The Occupation of New Madrid living history event will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. The event is free and open to the public...
Young artists' works on display at Depot (03/06/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Depot's latest art show features pieces sure to go down in history as these budding artists' early work. The Sikeston Elementary School Art Show opened Friday, according to Mike Marsh, director of the Sikeston Depot...
Stops signs approved on Railroad Street (03/06/12)
news@standard-democrat.com MINER -- The Miner Board of Alderman approved during a special meeting Monday an ordinance which adds two stop signs near the Miner Convention Center. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
SCC-Risco highlights sectional play (03/06/12)
davidj@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Several local teams will be taking part in playoff basketball this week, beginning with sectionals in Class 1 today and Class 2 and 3 Wednesday. Here is a breakdown of the games featuring local teams. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Bearcat Event Center (Dexter)...
NMCC girls to take on undefeated Seymour (03/06/12)
davidj@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Two local girls teams will be taking part in playoff basketball this week, beginning with sectionals in Class 1 today with Delta and Class 3 Wednesday with New Madrid County Central. Here is a breakdown of the games featuring local teams...
Blake DeWitt hits home run against Oakland A's (03/06/12)
MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs' Blake DeWitt hit a three-run homer off Oakland A's starter Bartolo Colon in the second inning of an 8-7 split squad loss on Monday afternoon. The Sikeston native also scored two runs while serving as the team's designated hitter...
Acie Myers (03/06/12)
DOGWOOD -- Acie L. Myers, 71, died at 8:43 a.m. March 4, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 1, 1941, at Vicksburg, Miss., to the late Acie and Eva Mae Warren Myers, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired construction worker and was of the Baptist belief. He was a member of the former East Prairie Masonic Lodge and was a veteran of the United States Army...
Randy Johnson (03/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Randy Johnson, 57, died March 5, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 23, 1955, in Dexter, to the late James Riley and Fern Brewington Johnson, he had been employed by Market Place in Sikeston and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston...
Pat Thomason (03/06/12)
DEXTER -- Pat J. Thomason, 75, died March 4, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born June 1, 1936, in Leachville, Ark., she was the daughter of the late John Harvey Thomason and Flossie Evans Thomason. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene Thomason and Jerry Thomason, and one sister, Jewell Batchelor...
Jerry Rosson (03/06/12)
CHARLESTON -- Jerry Wayne Rosson, 63, died March 4, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 21, 1948, at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to the late Stevie and Veliah "Billie" Simpson Rosson, he was a 1968 graduate of Charleston High School. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in the Vietnam War, he was a member of the Missouri National Guard, serving until 1980. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church...
Jack Smith (03/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Jack Douglas Smith, 60, died March 3, 2012, at his home. Born Jan. 11, 1952, in Sikeston, to the late Bonnie Jack "B.J." and Wilma Barnes Smith, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a self-employed painter. Survivors include: one son, Joshua Smith of Summerville, S.C.; one daughter, Tasha Richardson of Summerville; one sister and brother-in-law, Chrissie and Richard Pyland of Sikeston; one grandchild, Jackson Smith; and one nephew, Ricky Pyland...
Ella Moore (03/06/12)
CHARLESTON -- Ella Mildred Moore, 97, formerly of Houston, Texas, died March 5, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Dec. 6, 1914, on the Goodin farm in Mississippi County, to the late Charles and Maude Kidd Jackson, she was employed as a supervisor for Weingarten's Supermarket in Houston for over 30 years and was of the Baptist belief...