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Stories from Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sikeston electric rates to increase (05/10/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After a quarter century without an electricity rate hike, Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities customers are slated to see an increase of about 17 percent on their August bill. Members of the Sikeston City Council met Wednesday with BMU's board members and Ed Throop, BMU's executive director, to discuss the proposed rate increase...
Governor visits (05/10/12)
CHARLESTON -- Gov. Jay Nixon made a stop in Southeast Missouri bringing good news for city and county officials: Additional funds to repair damage from last year's floods are on the way. The state will provide nearly $1.5 million in additional assistance to help several Missouri towns and counties in repairing or replacing roads, bridges and other public infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the devastating floods of 2011. ...
Finalists for director of SEMO Sikeston will meet with public (05/10/12)
SIKESTON - With the planned retirement of Southeast Missouri State University's Sikeston campus director, the search is heating up to find her replacement. Sikeston Southeast campus Director Judy Buck's official retirement date is set for June 30. On Friday and Monday, the public can join in on the interview process for the four finalists...
Two Sikeston men are jailed on meth charges (05/10/12)
BENTON - Two Sikeston area men are in jail on methamphetamine-related charges. Donald W. Freeman, 39, and Dean S. Robinson, 46, are charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and manufacturing a controlled substance, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter. Bond is set at $50,000 on Robinson and $5,000 on Freeman...
Arraignment set on sodomy, child pornography charges (05/10/12)
CHARLESTON -- An arraignment is set for an East Prairie man in jail on sodomy and child pornography charges. Kenneth N. Allen, 36, of East Prairie is charged with three felony counts of first degree statutory sodomy of deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years old and one felony count of possession of child pornography, according to Missouri Case.net...
Eagles flying high (05/10/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It's a win New Madrid County Central needed heading into districts. It was also a loss the Sikeston Bulldogs possibly couldn't afford. The Eagles defeated Sikeston 4-3 Wednesday at VFW Stadium by quieting the Bulldogs' lineup behind the arms of Kyle Harris and Denton Daugherty...
East Prairie drops district tune up to Bloomfield (05/10/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- In their final tuneup before postseason play starts this weekend, the East Prairie Eagles saw a late three-run rally by the Bloomfield Wildcats seal a 7-5 loss on Wednesday. "Our kids played hard today against a pretty good Bloomfield team," East Prairie head coach Gary Scott said. "We gave ourselves opportunities to score some runs we just couldn't come through with the big hit, especially early."...
Charleston, Scott Central both fall on Wednesday (05/10/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays dropped an 11-1 decision to Cape Central Wednesday in five innings. The Bluejays totaled just two hits in the contest scoring their only run in the fifth inning. Vance Toole knocked in three runs and Christian Cavaness plated two for the Tigers...
Terry Standridge (05/10/12)
GREENVILLE -- Terry Allen Standridge, 60, of Greenville, formerly of Sikeston, went home to be with the Lord on May 8, 2012. Born Oct. 25, 1951, in Sikeston, to U.L. Standridge, who survives of Bertrand, and Geraldine Newman Standridge of Sikeston, he served in the U.S. ...
William Acord (05/10/12)
CAMPBELL -- William Leroy Acord, 56, formerly of Dexter and Malden, died May 5, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Aug. 25, 1955, son of the late Benjamin Leroy and Ruth Beatrice Cates Acord, he was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. In January 1993, he married Shirley Finch, who survives of the home...
Lionell Brown (05/10/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lionell Brown, 58, died May 9, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Chuck LaValle (05/10/12)
NEW MADRID - Charles "Chuck" LaValle died May 10, 2012, in Cape Girardeau. Richards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Marie Burger (05/10/12)
SCOTT CITY -- Marie Elizabeth Burger, 90, died May 9, 2012, at her home. Born May 6, 1922, in rural Illmo, to the late David Frederick and Amelia Auguste Sander Held, she was a lifelong member of the Eisleben Lutheran Church of Scott City, Eisleben Lutheran Ladies Aid and served on the Christian Kitchen service committee preparing bereavement meals for families...
Higgerson's Food Grater (05/10/12)
Andrew Higgerson made things. Andrew's family lived in the isolated river bottoms along the Mississippi River 12 miles east of New Madrid. When Andrew was growing up, coming to New Madrid from Higgerson Landing was a difficult trip of several hours--each way in a wagon drawn by mules. Back then, if someone needed some tool or other device, it was usually needed right then. It was easier, faster, and cheaper just to make it...