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Stories from Friday, June 29, 2012

Coming full circle (06/29/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- As Steve Borgsmiller steps into his new role as director of Southeast Missouri State University's Sikeston campus, his 31-year career in education comes full circle. Borgsmiller has spent the past 12 years as the superintendent of the Sikeston R-6 School District. Prior to that, he served as city manager for Sikeston from 1992 to 2000. He previously served as principal, assistant principal and a classroom instructor at Sikeston High School for 19 years...
Four people sentenced for passing counterfeit currency (06/29/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Three people involved in a scheme to pass counterfeit bills in Southeast Missouri communities, including Sikeston, will serve time in federal prison while a fourth received probation. Darius Antoine Lankford, 29, of Huntsville, Ala., was sentenced to 15 months on four felony counts of passing counterfeit currency; Terry D. ...
County officials continue work to improve local airport (06/29/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Discussions on improvements at Mississippi County's airport aren't over yet. County commissioners worked during their regular meeting Thursday to fine-tune a proposed county policy for building hangars at the airport and discussed improvements to be made with grant funding...
Candidates for public offices speak at chamber luncheon (06/29/12)
news @standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Politics were in the air at Thursday's Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon, as candidates hoping to represent areas in Scott and New Madrid counties were invited to address those in attendance. Before opening the floor, Susan Glasgow Lawrence, interim executive director for the Chamber, explained the rules. "You will each have two minutes to speak," she said...
Temperatures soar (06/29/12)
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Hit barrage (06/29/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Unable to put a stop to a 13-hit effort from Scott County Junior Legion Post 369 on Wednesday, Sikeston Auxiliary Unit 114 fell 14-6 as the two teams kicked off a doubleheader. "The effort wasn't there," Sikeston coach Matt Johnson said. "We're very short staffed. A lot of starters weren't here, but I think we used that as an out and didn't go hard. I'm hoping we'll pick it up in the second game."...
Squirrels fall in first game at Paducah (06/29/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com PADUCAH, Ky. -- During their first game of a Paducah Invitational Tournament, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels lost 13-5 to Terre Haute, Ind. Ryan Fortner led the Squirrels with two hits including a home run. Jacob Wilson had one hit and three RBI while Ethan Browning, Zac Chasteen and Dalton Golightly each added a hit as well...
Judson Carle (06/29/12)
AMMON, Idaho -- Judson Thomas Carle II, 13, of Ammon, passed away June 24, 2012, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Judson was born April 27, 1999, in Sikeston, Mo., the son of Judson Thomas Carle and Jessica Felker Carle. He spent the first seven years of his life in Sikeston before moving with his family to Pittsburg, Pa., where they lived for a year, and then to Blue Springs, Mo., for two years. For the past two years, Judson and his family have lived in Ammon...
Nell Rettig (06/29/12)
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Nell Mae Rettig, 100, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 27, 2012, at her home. Born Jan. 28, 1912, in Columbus, Ky., she was the daughter of the late George and Lena Dickerson Cook. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Retting...
Paul Dees (06/29/12)
DEXTER -- Paul A. Dees, 74, died June 27, 2012, at Heritage Gardens of Senath Nursing Home in Senath. Born July 6, 1937, in Perkins, to the late Rev. Phillip Arthur and Josie Gertrude Myers Dees, he had lived all his life in Dexter. He was a member of the Gospel Assembly of God Church and the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge...
Gregory Swinney (06/29/12)
SIKESTON -- Gregory Swinney, 41, died June 28, 2012, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Alvin O'Dell (06/29/12)
FREDERICKTON -- Alvin Lee O'Dell, 82, died June 28, 2012, at his daughter's home in Sedgewickville. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Donnie McCarter (06/29/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Donnie McCarter, 55, died June 28, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Sikeston attorney, civic leader Dwight Crader, 86, dies (06/29/12)
SIKESTON -- Ronald Dwight Crader, age 86, passed away at his home in Sikeston, on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. He was born Nov. 19, 1925, in Oran, to the late Dr. E. Earl Crader and Luda Dillingham Crader. He was raised in Diehlstadt where he graduated from high school in 1942. He served two years in the Army-Air Force from 1942 to 1944 and returned to school and attended Southeast Missouri State University...
Regina Zumwalt (06/29/12)
STAFFORD, Va. -- Regina Kay Zumwalt, 56, of Stafford, a lifelong heart patient who passed away due to heart transplant complications, died on June 20, 2012, at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Regina was born on Feb. 26, 1956, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Edward and Ellen Eason. Regina has been a kindergarten teacher for Stafford County Schools for the past 28 years starting in 1988 until her passing...
Jeanie Beck (06/29/12)
SIKESTON -- Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston for Sharon Jeanie Beck, 55, who died June 19, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Austin Maxwell will officiate. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements...