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Stories from Thursday, August 2, 2012

Renovations and repairs (08/02/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- When classes resume later this month, East Prairie R-2 students will return to a cooler campus -- literally. "These schools are the community, and we take pride in that," said East Prairie R-2 Superintendent Scott Downing...
Deputies looking at rash of thefts from vehicles (08/02/12)
BENTON - The Scott County Sheriff's Department is investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles. Since mid June the Sheriff's Office has responded to a number of thefts from unlocked motor vehicles, authorities said. The majority of thefts are in and around the Oran and Vanduser areas...
Charleston program instructs students in both multimedia and music arts (08/02/12)
news@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- A local program is providing new opportunities for children in the Charleston community. The Sy Williams Multimedia and Music Arts Academy started meeting on Feb. 4. It provides instruction for children in middle school and high school...
No Smoking (08/02/12)
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Redhawks report for preseason football camp (08/02/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Southeast Missouri football team reported for its preseason camp on Aug. 1. Players spent the day checking in, getting fitted for equipment and moving into their places of residence. Southeast's camp officially opens when the Redhawks take the field for conditioning and fitness testing exercises at Houck Stadium Thursday afternoon...
12U softball team places fourth (08/02/12)
BURLINGTON, Colo. -- Out of eight teams that made the trek to Burlington, Colo., the Sikeston 12U All-Star softball team did better than expected. Sikeston placed fourth in the 2012 12U Midwest Plains Regional softball tournament. "We were the first Sikeston softball team to ever compete at a regional tournament," coach Doyle Noe said. "We beat some good teams and I think we did a lot better than anyone expected us to do."...
8U All-Stars (08/02/12)
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Pops Hester Sr. (08/02/12)
ESSEX -- Lee Arthur "Pops" Hester Sr., 78, died July 29, 2012, at his home. Born Aug. 24, 1933, in Armorel, Ark., to the late Willie B. Hester and Grace Hester Barber, he had lived his entire life in Southeast Missouri, residing in Essex for over 45 years. He served in the U.S. Army for two years and worked for the A.F. Evans family for over 35 years...
Wanda Pearson (08/02/12)
CHARLESTON -- Wanda Mae Gaines Pearson, 81, died Aug. 1, 2012, at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1931, at Bernie, to the late William Ezra and Bertha Gladys Douglas Gaines, she had lived in Mississippi County most her life. She was member of the Southside Baptist Church in Charleston...
Eloise Marsh (08/02/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services held Wednesday at First United Methodist Church for Virginia Eloise Marsh, who died on July 22, 2012, were: Chris Curtis, Chris Grojean, Shawn Richards, Jonah Richards, Robbie Marsh and Jake Marsh. Honorary pallbearers were: William Hahs, Homer Trigg, Bill Taylor, Bill Deane, Doug Marsh, Tony Neely, Larry Nickell and Jim Graham...
Pete Britt (08/02/12)
SIKESTON -- Pete Britt, 82, died Aug. 1, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Robert Tilson (08/02/12)
PARMA -- Robert L.C. Tilson, 82, died July 30, 2012, at his home. Born Dec. 16, 1929, in Earle, Ark., to the late Robert and Eula Butler Tilson Sr., he was a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Parma and had been employed as a truck driver with Ohio Pacific Transportation...
Virginia Ellsworth (08/02/12)
O'FALLON -- Violet Virginia Ellsworth, 92, died July 31, 2012, at the Garden View Care Center in O'Fallon. Born May 12, 1920, at Bernie, to the late John O. and Jesse Pearl Watkins Wilson, she was a member of The Pilgrim's Rest Church in Fairdealing. She had worked as a caterer for Serv O Nation in St. Louis and as a cook for Newberry's in Poplar Bluff...
Karyn Placek (08/02/12)
MINER -- Karyn Joyce Placek, 43, died July 31, 2012, at her home. Born Jan. 25, 1969, in Sikeston, to the late Jack and Loretta Welch Skelton, she was a graduate of Sikeston High School and Metro Business College. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Bertrand...