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Stories from Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Heat causing some problems to streets (07/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Concerned about what ridges and bumps in the pavement are doing to your wheel alignment and tires? Call it in. Streets located within a municipality are probably a city street while those outside of cities and towns are maintained by the state or county...
Learning the basics (07/11/12)
Scott County Central baseball coach Matt Limbaugh shows campers the proper way to field a ground ball at the YMCA of Southeast Missouri Baseball Camp. The camp, being held at the Junior Babe Ruth field at the Sikeston Sports Complex, teaches the campers the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, batting and base running...
Small-town picnic serves up big fun (07/11/12)
NEW HAMBURG -- When asked what makes the annual New Hamburg Picnic so special, event chairman Nathan Dirnberger didn't have to think long before answering. "It's just good, small-town fun," he said. "It's a good atmosphere, and everybody is always happy."...
Bootheel man returning home as director of research center (07/11/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Trent Haggard is coming home to the Bootheel. On July 16, he'll report to work as the new director of the T.E. "Jake" Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville. Haggard grew up on his family's farm in Pemiscot County, where he was involved in all aspects of the 3,200-acre operation, growing core Bootheel crops: rice, cotton, soybeans, wheat and corn...
Scott County takes Bulls by the horns (07/11/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Blasting over 25 hits the Scott County Junior Legion Post 369 baseball team defeated the 14U Missouri Bulls 23-9 Tuesday at Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau. Scott County had 26 hits in the contest led by Layne Sties who went 4 for 7 with three runs scored and six RBI...
Charleston saves season with back to back wins (07/11/12)
By Brent Shipman sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- If the Charleston Fighting Squirrels wanted to get to the championship game at the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth Missouri State Tournament they were going to need a little luck and a lot of runs to fight their way out the loser's bracket...
Local organizing adult baseball league (07/11/12)
SIKESTON -- He's trying to bring a little of San Diego to Sikeston. He needs your help. After four years of playing in the San Diego Adult Baseball League, New Madrid County Central graduate Travis Russom is trying to organize a Southeast Missouri Adult Baseball League...
Louis Banks (07/11/12)
WILSON CITY -- Louis Banks, 85, died July 7, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Williams Funeral Home in Charleston.
Norma Bishop (07/11/12)
RIDGELAND, Miss. - Norma Jean McNece Bishop died at 11:06 a.m. July 9, 2012. Survivors include: one daughter, Joann Bishop Hoover, of Dickson, Tenn.: four sons, Earl Everete Bishop Jr. of Mansfield, Texas, David Earl Bishop Sr. of Ridgeland, Kevin Levi Bishop of Bedford, Texas, and Kelvin Franklin Bishop of Jackson, Miss.; one sister, Helen Wright of Springfield, Mo.; three brothers, Wendell McNece of Oxford, Miss., Verl "Bud" McNece of Bernie, Mo., and Carl Keith McNece of East Alton, Ill.; ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.. ...
Christien Jones (07/11/12)
SIKESTON - Christien Jharelle Jones, the four-month-old son of Chris Howard and Deonna Jones of Sikeston, died July 5, 2012, in Sikeston. He was born Feb. 20, 2012 in Sikeston and was a member of Glory of God Church of God in Christ in Sikeston. In addition to his parents he is survived by four brothers, Tre Barnhill, Christopher Howard Jr., Keondra McCain and Amondre Hines; one sister, Unique Mitchell of Sikeston; maternal grandparents Chanda Jones and Lewis Moore III of Sikeston and John Turner Jr. ...
Gaylon Lawrence (07/11/12)
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Gaylon M. Lawrence, 78, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 7:21 p.m. July 10, 2012, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Ludie Joyce (07/11/12)
PARMA -- Ludie Opal Joyce, 96, died July 9, 2012, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born Oct. 7, 1915, in Scott County, daughter of the late Joe Skidmore and Laura Jane Ketchum Skidmore, she was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Parma...
Geri Crow (07/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Geraldine "Geri" Crow, age 79, died July 7, 2012, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. She was born July 12, 1932, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Samuel and Pauline Easterbrook Greenhill. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. ...
Cheston Pierce (07/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Cheston Pierce, 86, died July 9, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 17, 1926, in Lamar, Ark., to the late Eara and Sinda Phillips Pierce, he had been a maintenance worker for the Sikeston Country Club and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Canalou...
Phillip Rodgers (07/11/12)
CHARLESTON -- Phillip Rodgers, 58, died July 5, 2012, at his home. He was born Jan. 4, 1954, in Charleston, to the late Bryant and Amanda Moore Rodgers. He was a 1972 graduate of Charleston High School and a member of St. Matthews Full Gospel Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston...
Pork-n-Guns (07/11/12)
A recent visitor to our town's Main Street recalled his participation as a boy in the 4-H Fat Barrow Show held for many years each spring in New Madrid. Begun in 1946 and sponsored by the local Rotary Club, the show included a parade down Main Street, a hog show and finally a sale. Children in 4-H clubs across the county raised the hogs as a learning experience and a money-making project. The visitor said he always won a White Ribbon for his hog...
Behind the failure of education reform (07/11/12)
With nary a whimper, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) education reform law has all but slipped into history. The controversial 2002 law was a well-intentioned plan to monitor teaching and school accountability. It established learning benchmarks for all schools in critical areas of education - reading, math and science...