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Stories from Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New tool for safe online communication (03/14/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- An online subscription service is helping Sikeston R-6 teachers and students communicate safely while adhering to district policy. Michelle Gilmer, R-6 technology coordinator, briefed Board of Education members on the service during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Classic fundraiser (03/14/12)
SIKESTON - It was a car with features like nothing they had ever seen before. The second graders gathered around the 1978 Camaro Z28, checking out the custom-cloth bucket seats and getting the feel for the steering wheel. But it was that extra handle in the door - that fascinated them. You could just roll down the window by cranking it with your hand, they marveled...
Driver will speak at Daughters of Sunset celebration (03/14/12)
SIKESTON -- A local businesswoman will be the speaker for the 28th anniversary celebration of the Daughters of Sunset. The program is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cornerstone Baptist Church on Trotter Street. The speaker will be Thelma Driver, a native of Caruthersville who is now owner of the Driver Funeral Service, a minority-owned and operated funeral business in Sikeston...
Duck and Cover! (03/14/12)
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Patrol to participate in 'Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over' (03/14/12)
POPLAR BLUFF - "Drive sober or get pulled over," warns Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff. Troop E officers will participate in "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" enforcement campaign Friday through Sunday. According to Ridens, impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri fatal traffic crashes...
Jays looking to finish the job (03/14/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Back in the Show-Me Showdown for the second straight year, the Charleston Bluejays will return to Columbia looking to make up for last year's semifinal letdown that left the Bluejays out of the championship game...
Braves chasing their fourth straight state championship (03/14/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Not many thought the Scott County Central Braves would be in this position. Especially this soon. After losing their superstar, Otto Porter, as well as a host of experience on the big stage from last years squad, the Braves have debunked many thoughts about them having what it takes to bring home another state championship...
Don't put your trust in political polling (03/14/12)
Polling has become big business in the political arena. And perhaps, never as scrutinized as this election year. Political polls are a combination of art and science. There's always a mathematic component that gauges the depth of the outcome. But there's an equal issue with the wording of the poll questions...
Barbara Glispie (03/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Barbara Ann Glispie, 55, died March 11, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 26, 1956, in Pinhook, to Bernice Haley Flye of Sikeston and the late Roy Lee Flye Sr., she was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Sikeston where she was a member of the choir...
Benjamin Carter (03/14/12)
CHARLESTON -- Benjamin John Lee Carter, newborn son of Amanda Lee Duty and Benjamin John Carter of Charleston, died March 11, 2012, at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. In addition to his parents, he is survived by: his maternal grandparents, Lee and Alma Harvey Duty of Anniston; paternal grandmother, Bonnie Bronson of Borculo, Mich.; and a number of cousins...
Beulah Osburn (03/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Beulah Virginia Osburn, 97, of Sikeston, died March 10, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Oct. 3, 1914, in McMullin, to the late Jason Henry and Janetta Lee Knight Unsell, she worked for the Foster Grandparent Program for 20 years and also had been employed for many years by the New Dawn State School in Sikeston. She was a member of the Church of God in Vanduser...