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Stories from Friday, June 1, 2012

Summer school: Making learning a game (06/01/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Local students are taking a chance with Kelly schools' Monopoly-themed summer school this year. "Hawkopoly" -- the district's version of the board game -- began Tuesday throughout the district in Benton, which is the home of the Kelly Hawks...
Local woman seriously hurt (06/01/12)
BELL CITY -- A Sikeston woman received serious injuries after her vehicle struck an embankment Thursday in Stoddard County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 7:30 p.m. Deana M. Latham, 21, of Sikeston was driving westbound on county road 518...
Future job training center draws interest from area officials (06/01/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- It isn't that Mississippi County officials are eager to see a business leave -- but they are interested in knowing when, if it has to happen. Gates Rubber Company announced in March that their Charleston plant would close but did not release an anticipated date for that closure...
Bridge work (06/01/12)
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Ending in style (06/01/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SPRINGFIELD -- For the second straight year Oran players found themselves faced with the task of getting up early after an emotional loss in the semifinals and fighting for third-place in the Class 1 Show-Me Showdown. Like last season the Eagles didn't disappoint, jumping on top early and pounding out 12 hits in a 9-4 win over the Sturgeon Bulldogs on Thursday that secured Oran's eighth third-place finish in school history...
Arthur Viverette (06/01/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Arthur Lewis Viverette, 44, died May 31, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Aug. 1, 1967, in North Carolina, to the late Gracie "Alene" and Arthur Lewis Viverette Sr., he graduated from Portageville High School and served in the U.S. Navy...
Frances Farris (06/01/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services to be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Frances Fox Farris, who died on May 27, 2012, will be: Jim Barnes, Lee Shell, Mike Jensen, Don Swilley, Rudy Ponder and Woody Woods. Honorary pallbearers will be: Phil Chartrau, Maurice Hixon and Marvin Jensen...
Rachel Bowers (06/01/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers for services held Thursday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Rachel Bowers, 36, who died on May 27, 2012 were: Thomas McDonnold, Brent Hann, Roger Johnson, P.J. Flanders, Robbie Orr and Chris Rainwater.
Robert Morgan (06/01/12)
CHARLESTON -- Robert A. Morgan, 80, of rural Charleston, died June 1, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Becky Presson (06/01/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Becky Presson, 71, died at 4:10 a.m. June 1, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.