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Stories from Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Courthouse work (05/23/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- The Scott County Courthouse will have fewer holes once the current project is finished. The first step in making repairs to the roof over the courthouse's north wing -- tearing up the roof to see what needs to be replaced --began Monday, County Commissioners said during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Outdoor graduation prep (05/23/12)
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DPS joins Special Olympics Torch Run (05/23/12)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers will join other local law enforcement to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics by participating in the Torch Run. At 9 a.m. Thursday, local officers will carry the flame for Sikeston's part of the run...
McInnis to speak at Sikeston Memorial Day service (05/23/12)
SIKESTON - A decorated military officer with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan is the guest speaker at Monday's Memorial Day Service. Capt. Kent W. McInnis will speak at the service scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Veterans Park in Sikeston. Local veterans from the Veteran of Foreign Wars and the American Legion will also participate...
'Jump City's back' (05/23/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com JEFFERSON CITY -- After slaying personal records and setting season-best times, the Sikeston track and field team is hoping to do the same Friday and Saturday. Led by their jumpers, Sikeston will be sending 14 athletes to the Class 3 state meet in 11 different events at Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City on the campus of Lincoln University...
Tri-County awards are released (05/23/12)
HOLCOMB -- The Tri-County Conference baseball awards have been released. Cooter's Jordan Anderson has been selected as the Tri-County Conference Player of the Year. Anderson, who has signed to play baseball at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff next season, went 4-1 on the mound and compiled a 1.65 ERA. Anderson batted .439 with three home runs, seven doubles and 26 RBIs in 83 plate appearances...
SAYB action (05/23/12)
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Meyers makes run at title but finishes in second (05/23/12)
JOPLIN -- Stephany Powell held on to win the Missouri Women's Golf Association's 20th Senior Women's Amateur Tournament on Tuesday at Twin Hills Country Club. Powell held a three-shot lead when the final round began this morning and an opening bogey didn't help settle her nerves...
Keep our elections free from fraud (05/23/12)
Were it not a serious issue, I'd get a laugh out of the news from Florida this week that 53,000 deceased Floridians have been uncovered - no pun intended - on the current voter registration rolls in that all-important state. Let me quickly point out that I don't hail from the conspiracy school of politics. This latest revelation from Florida is not some Democratic Party scheme to steal an election in the Sunshine State...
Roy Yarber (05/23/12)
LITHONIA, Ga. -- Roy B. "R.B." Yarber, 82, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 19, 2012, at his home. Born March 4, 1930, in Sikeston, to the late Robert and Lottie Green Yarber, he had served in the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist belief. He is survived by: nine sons, Roy Yarber Jr. ...
Marvin Johnston (05/23/12)
PUXICO -- Marvin Lee Johnston, 71, died May 21, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 1, 1940, in Puxico, son of Edith Glenda Law Johnston of Jackson and the late Andrew Jackson "A.J." Johnston, he had lived all his life in Puxico where he was a retired row crop farmer, truck driver and member of the First Baptist Church. He was a former member of the Puxico School Board...
George Moore (05/23/12)
CHARLESTON -- George Oliver Moore, 34, died May 18, 2012, in Charleston. Born Oct. 3, 1977, in Sikeston, to George A. Graham of Cape Girardeau and Rosie L. Moore Graham of Charleston, he was a 1996 graduate of Charleston High School and was of the Baptist belief...
Patricia Schneider (05/23/12)
SIKESTON -- Patricia Ann "Patty" Schneider, 59, died at 12:34 p.m. May 22, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Feb. 14, 1953, in Fort Campbell, Ky., to Doris E. Housman Stash Mitchell of the home and the late Martin M. Stash, she had previously lived in St. Louis and Atlanta and had been employed as a restaurant hostess...
Rodney Keeton (05/23/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Rodney H. Keeton died May 22, 2012, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Carolyn L. Butrum (05/23/12)
SIKESTON -- Carolyn Louise Butrum, age 69, died at 10:40 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. She was born Oct. 4, 1942, at Wolf Island, Ky., to the late Byoma and Addie May Wilson Long. On April 4, 1958, at Benton, she was united in marriage to Marvin L. Butrum who survives of the home...
Mary Williamson (05/23/12)
SIKESTON -- Mary Williamson, 101, died May 21, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 6, 1911, in Grenada, Miss., to the late Charlie and Francis Mitchell, she had lived since 1957 in Sikeston where she was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist and served on the Mother's Board...
Earl Simpkins (05/23/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Earl D. Simpkins died May 22, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Tuf-Nut (05/23/12)
The Shainberg Store operated for many years at the corner of Main and Mill Streets in New Madrid. Wagley Furniture now occupies the building. What I remember best about Shainberg's is when you purchased a pair of Tuf-Nut jeans you received a Tuf-Nut pocket knife. ...