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Stories from Monday, July 9, 2012

Yard work (07/09/12)
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Sikeston woman killed in accident (07/09/12)
MINER -- A Sikeston woman was killed in an automobile accident early Sunday morning. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Kylie D. DeWitt, 23, was driving east on County Road 532.. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Analysis: Politics surround Missouri ballot measures (07/09/12)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Should Missouri residents and small businesses be denied access to affordable health care plans? Most people probably would say no. Yet a question similar to that could appear before voters on the November statewide ballot. Republican lawmakers, who referred the measure about President Barack Obama's health care law to the ballot, are hopping mad about the official summary of it prepared by Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan...
Altenburg museum honors group of immigrants (07/09/12)
news@standard-democrat.com ALTENBURG -- A group of immigrants coming to America to start a new life - that's what the Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum in Altenburg commemorates. In 1839, approximately 700 Lutherans from the German state of Saxony came to eastern Perry County, said museum director Carla Jordan...
Missourian writes book on history of 2011 flood (07/09/12)
jillb@standard-democrat.com ST. LOUIS -- Charles A. Camillo found himself a part of history in 2011 as the Mississippi River crept higher and higher, lapping at the top of the levees. As the historian for the Mississippi River Commission and the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project, there was no where else he wanted to be...
State Tournament (07/09/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Rebounding from their second round loss to Jackson, the Charleston Fighting Squirrels kept their championship hopes alive with a 7-0 win over Park Hills on Friday in the Senior Babe Ruth Tournament. "We took bad cut, after bad cut, after bad cut," Charleston head coach Michael Minner said. "Then we finally found a way to squeeze out a few runs. We got a lead and found a little breathing room and with Paul Fox on the mound we felt pretty good."...
Chaffee lets lead slip away against Thunder (07/09/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The floodgates opened for the Poplar Bluff Thunder. Chaffee found themselves sunk shortly after. Once holding a 7-2 lead, the Chaffee Honey Badgers watched their season take a hit Sunday as the Thunder poured out six runs in the bottom of the fourth to eventually take the lead and the game during the second round of the 2012 Missouri Senior Babe Ruth State Tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Kylie DeWitt (07/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Kylie Danielle DeWitt, 23, died July 8, 2012, near Sikeston of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born June 14, 1989, to Kevin DeWitt of Sikeston and Alyssa Roberts DeWitt, also of Sikeston, she was a 2007 graduate of Kelly High School in Benton and had attended Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield...
John Whitehead (07/09/12)
CHARLESTON -- John David Whitehead, 63, died July 8, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 14, 1948, in Mississippi County, to the late William C. and Lucy Pauline Farmer Whitehead, he had lived most of his life in Charleston where he was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church. A graduate of Charleston High School, he was employed at French Implement Company for many years until his retirement...
Michael Ross (07/09/12)
HAYWARD -- Michael William Ross, 59, died July 7, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 9, 1952, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late John and Mable Dunn Ross. Survivors include: one daughter, Toshia Briley of the state of Tennessee; one sister, Patricia Frankum of Willis Point, Texas; two brothers, John Wayen Ross of the state of Mississippi and Gordon Lay of Steelville; and three grandchildren...
Helen Wilson (07/09/12)
WHITEWATER -- Helen Ruth Wilson, 80, died July 6, 2012, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born May 6, 1932, at Puxico, to the late James Ervin and Anna Frances Westbrook Maples, she lived in Chaffee until 1970 before moving to Whitewater. She was a member of the Puxico Eastern Star Chapter 422 and operated the concession stand at Lake Girardeau for 14 years...
Walter Ivy (07/09/12)
NEW MADRID -- Walter L. Ivy, 82, died at 7:30 p.m. July 8, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.