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Stories from Thursday, April 19, 2012

Job fair expanding, changing location (04/19/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- To reach more job seekers and employers, the annual Four-County Job Fair is expanding its time frame and moving to a bigger location this year. Set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16 at the Sikeston Field House, the job fair was previously housed at the Clinton Building in Sikeston, and it was held for half a day in March...
Trying to keep up (04/19/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston Public Library board members are looking downward to keep up with the number of users. "Our children's library services keep expanding," said Greg Colwick, president of the library board. "We're getting more numbers and our programs are getting bigger and involving more kids. We need to look at the feasibility of expanding for all those children's programs and services."...
MoDOT asks motorists to 'Rate Our Work Zones' (04/19/12)
JEFFERSON CITY -- As the road construction and maintenance season begins, motorists are seeing highway work zones popping up across the state. MoDOT's job is to make the work zones clear to understand and navigate, and above all, safe. Part of the ongoing process to continually improve work zones is to solicit feedback from those traveling the roadways. This year, new signs will ask drivers to "Rate Our Work Zones."...
Reconstruction (04/19/12)
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Cape Central slips past Kelly in late innings (04/19/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A sacrifice fly off the bat of Christian Cavaness was what it took for the Cape Central Tigers to upend the Kelly Hawks Wednesday. With one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth, Cavaness lifted a ball into right field which led to Cape Central's 3-2 win...
'Game of inches' (04/19/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Despite taking an early lead on a three-run home run from Chase Young in the bottom of the first on Wednesday, the Dexter Bearcats couldn't find enough offense late to stay on top of the Poplar Bluff Mules. After watching the Mules rally for runs in both the fifth and sixth frames to take the lead, the Bearcats fell 6-5...
NMCC softball team edges Twin Rivers; SHS boys track team wins meet (04/19/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central softball team edged past Twin Rivers 7-6 on Wednesday to stay unbeaten on the season. The Lady Eagles scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth for a 7-2 lead and held on to beat the Lady Royals, improving to 11-0 on the season and notching their 54th straight win...
Deborah Gammons (04/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Deborah Ann Gammons, 59, formerly of East Prairie, died at 8:25 p.m. April 16, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 8, 1953, in East Prairie, to the late Marshall Glenn and Erma Lee Hubbard Loflin, she had lived in Sikeston for the past 15 years...
Chester Thomas (04/19/12)
NEW MADRID -- Chester Thomas, 66, died April 17, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 17, 1945, in Fort Gordon, Ga., he was the son of the late Wilma Goodman Thomas and Chester Lee Thomas. On July 30, 20222, in Holts Summit, he married Brenda Kingston who survives of the home...
Mary Jane McLain (04/19/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. April 28 at the East Prairie Cemetery for Mary Jane McLain, 77, who died on March 23, 2012, in Fenton.
Marilyn Dorsey (04/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Marilyn G. Dorsey, 55, died April 17, 2012, at her home. Born Dec. 8, 1956, in Shelby, Miss., to the late James and Ruby Mae Mercer Dorsey, she was the owner of Toyland Day and Night Care and a foster parent for the state of Missouri. She was a member of Sikeston Disco Riders M.C. Club and of the Baptist belief...
Leon Rushing (04/19/12)
DORENA -- Leon Rushing, 63, died at 1:45 p.m. at his home in the Dorena community near East Prairie. Born Jan. 25, 1949 in Tiptonville, Tenn., to the late Edgar and Annie Myrtle Maynard Rushing, he lived in Dorena most of his life where he worked for Bryant Farms. He was a member of the New Beginnings Church in East Prairie...
Ruby Yeats (04/19/12)
RISCO -- Ruby Yeats, 84, died April 18, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Cynthia Ray (04/19/12)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Cynthia L. Ray, 64, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 18, 2012, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo.