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Stories from Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Calendar Girl (04/01/12)
Shataria Flye, daughter of Robert and Crystal Jones, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for the month of April. Flye, third runner-up in the 2011 Miss Sikeston Contest, plans to attend Three Rivers College and major in nursing while also hoping to be a part of the school's dance team. (David Jenkins, Staff)...
Sikeston drug bust nabs two (04/01/12)
SIKESTON -- An ongoing drug investigation has led to the arrest of two Sikeston brothers. Demarco Simpson, 25, and his brother, Laumphiauma Simpson, 22, were each charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and drug trafficking in the second degree, according to Sikeston Department of Public Safety...
Ground broken for Miner lagoon (04/01/12)
MINER -- Miner's new lagoon will be smaller but more effective. A groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new wastewater lagoon was held Friday. The new lagoon will be 200 feet wide and 600 feet long, according to Norman Lambert, city engineer...
County primary races set (04/01/12)
SIKESTON -- The campaigning is under way with Democratic primary contests ahead for offices in Scott, Mississippi and New Madrid counties on Aug. 7. Winners in two of those contests will go on to face a Republican challenger in the Nov. 6 general election...
Warm spring triggering allergies sooner than usual (04/01/12)
By Leonna Heuring leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- An unusually warm spring with record setting high temperatures has prompted plants to bloom early, filling the skies with pollen and triggering symptoms for allergy sufferers. Dr. Michael Critchlow of Allergy and Asthma Clinic at Ferguson Medical Group in Sikeston said it's really hard to assess whether allergies are worse this year or not...
Borgsmiller signs with Missouri State (04/01/12)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's Betsy Borgsmiller has left a lasting impression on school's track and field program, owning the high jump record and a state title to boot. Now the senior has decided to jump in college at Missouri State University. "I really liked their program," Borgsmiller said. ...
Eva G. Hinshaw Memorial: Chaffee Lady Devils take first place (04/01/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The Chaffee Lady Devils took first place at the 2nd Annual Eva G. Hinshaw Memorial Track & Field Tournament Friday at East Prairie High School. Chaffee, who scored a total of 133 points, had six first place finishes. "I'm very happy with these girls tonight," Chaffee girls coach Travis Caulkins said. "The thing was, it was every event. We had a couple standouts but it was just points all over the place. That's what makes it great."...
Raymond Blattel (04/01/12)
ORAN -- Raymond B. Blattel, 91, died March 29, 2012, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 14, 1920, in Oran, to the late Martin F. and Mayme Sietman Blattel, he worked as a dispatcher for Ameren UE of Cape Girardeau before retiring. He was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, St. Joseph Sodality and Knights of Columbus Council 4311...
Mary McLain (04/01/12)
FENTON -- Mary Jane McLain, 77, died March 23, 2012, in the Fieser Nursing Center at Fenton. Born Jan. 18, 1935, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Elmer and Ethel Douglas, she was a longtime resident of St. Louis. Survivors include: one daughter, Deborah K. O'Brien of St. Louis; one brother, Bobby Douglas of Indianapolis; two sisters, Shirley Doris Turnbow of Sikeston and Deanna Rae Nelson of St. Louis County; one grandson and one great-grandson...
Lorane Blunt (04/01/12)
DEXTER -- Lorane Robert Blunt, 87, died March 30, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 26, 1924, in Aid, son of the late Henry Blunt and Violet Summers Blunt, he was a carpenter and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II...
Dona Eisenbach (04/01/12)
NEWARK, Texas -- Dona Tracy Eisenbach, 61, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 25, 2012, at her home in Newark. Born Aug. 16, 1950, in Sikeston, the daughter of the late Dr. Clarence E. and Clare B. Fishman Eisenbach, she was a minister with Ken Copeland Ministries and an avid horse lover...
$1 ticket pays way to dreamer's fantasy (04/01/12)
Today's column - because of newspaper deadlines - was written before Friday night's Mega Million lottery drawing. Because today is April Fool's Day, I actually considered announcing that a Sikeston resident had matched the magical numbers and was trying to determine how to spend a half billion bucks...