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Stories from Friday, May 25, 2012

Class of 2012 (05/25/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The first outdoor graduation ceremony in 20 years at Sikeston High School proved to be one to remember for the class of 2012. Clay Driskill said he had mixed feelings prior to Thursday night's commencement...
Hot days are ahead (05/25/12)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Record or near record heat is expected this holiday weekend. Southeast Missouri residents should be prepared for a Hot Memorial Day weekend with near record high temperatures in the mid 90s or even upper 90s in some locations,, according to the National Weather Service...
Asphalt overlays discussed (05/25/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County will spend nearly $280,000 on asphalt overlays this year. County commissioners accepted during their regular meeting Thursday a bid of $279,331.51 by Delta Asphalt, the lower of the two bids received for asphalting...
Carrying the torch for the Special Olympics (05/25/12)
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Sikeston Junior Legion gearing up for new season (05/25/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With a new coach and a host of experience, the Sikeston Junior Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 baseball team is ready for the 2012 summer season. As the team's first time coach, Matt Johnson takes over the 19-man roster...
YMCA action (05/25/12)
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Ronald Givens (05/25/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ronald Lloyd Givens, 55, died May 23, 2012, at his home. Born Oct. 21, 1956, in East Prairie, to Mary Francis Ditto Givens of East Prairie and the late Carl Emerald Givens, he lived most of his life in New Madrid and Mississippi counties where he was a retired boilermaker. He was a member of the New Beginnings Church in East Prairie...
Colin Speakman (05/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Colin Lumarr Speakman, 67, died May 23, 2012, at his daughter's home in Sikeston. Born Aug. 6, 1944, in Graniteville, to the late Irving and Eva Speakman, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by: one daughter, Kimberly Arnold of Sikeston; three sons and daughters-in-law, Paul Wayne and Julie Speakman of Jackson, Steven and Emily Speakman of St. ...
Robert Alaniz (05/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Robert J. Alaniz, 81, died May 17, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 18, 1930, in Chicago, to the late Antonio and Domitila Munoz Zaragoza, he was a retired printer manager, having worked in Chicago for many years. He was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston and the League of United Latin Americans (LULAC)...