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Stories from Friday, August 31, 2012

FEMA officials set to visit Mississippi County (08/31/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Federal and state emergency management officials are returning to Mississippi County but won't be bringing their checkbooks this time. Representatives from both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and State Emergency Management Agency are scheduled to visit the county Sept. 19, County Clerk Junior DeLay advised county commissioners Thursday during their regular meeting...
Healthy fun (08/31/12)
davidj@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Teaching kids to eat healthy and take care of themselves can sometimes be difficult, but the YMCA of Southeast Missouri is looking to make it a bit easier by adding fun into the mix. The YMCA Healthy Kids and Community Fun Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the YMCA North Field in an effort to promote health and fun while giving back to the community as well...
YMCA planning large Halloween event (08/31/12)
SIKESTON -- The YMCA of Southeast Missouri is planning a communitywide event called Hallow-Bash, for Halloween evening. The YMCA is collaborating with other groups in the community in an effort to reach out to the children and families residing in Sikeston...
Living History Day will be Sept. 8 (08/31/12)
news@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- Families once again will have the opportunity to enjoy a day of old-fashioned fun during the 24th annual Living History Day. Set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at Big Oak Tree State Park near East Prairie, the event sponsored by Missouri State Parks is free and open to the public...
Statutory rape case investigated (08/31/12)
BENTON -- A St. Louis woman is in custody following a sexual-assault investigation in Scott County. Searea Ann Miller, 21, is charged with one count of statutory rape in the second degree, according to a news release from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter...
Run down (08/31/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- In East Prairie's media program, Grandview's Curtis Kellar is labeled as a wide receiver. If the senior would have lined up outside, he probably could have flourished there too. Kellar, Grandview's quarterback, atoned for over 300 yards on both the ground and air Thursday night against East Prairie during a 44-12 Grandview win...
Lady Bulldogs open Softball Fest 0-2 against Kelly, Scott City (08/31/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com KELSO -- Playing in the Notre Dame Softballfest on Thursday, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs dropped a pair of close pool play games against Kelly and Scott City that extend their current losing streak to four. "It seems like I'm saying the same things over and over, but we just can't buy the breaks," Sikeston head coach Tiffany Morgan said. "It seems like the other team is getting them. Scott City's shortstop made a couple good plays (against us today)...
SHS soccer drops opener in Notre Dame Soccer Fest (08/31/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team dropped a close 1-0 decision to the Jackson Indians during the opening round of the Notre Dame Soccer Fest Thursday at Notre Dame High School. Jackson scored the only goal of the contest at the 15 minute mark on a free kick...
Seventh grade Bulldogs down NMCC (08/31/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston Bulldogs seventh grade football team defeated the New Madrid County Eagles Eagles 24-8 on Thursday, coming just seconds from a shutout. On Sikeston's first play from scrimmage, Fred Thatch put the Bulldogs in the lead for good with a 66-yard run into the end zone...
Charles Kohlbaker (08/31/12)
BERTRAND -- The Rev. Charles Edward Kohlbaker, 88, a resident of Bertrand, passed from this life to receive his reward from his Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 6, 1924, at Wood River, Ill., to the late Solomon and Sallie Ann Burnett Kohlbaker, he grew up in Wood River during the Depression era. ...
John Stokes (08/31/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- John Nolen Stokes, 56, died Aug. 29, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 1, 1956, in Wyatt, to the late John Brashears and Velma Stokes, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, had been a truck driver for 20 years and later worked as a security guard for ABM Security Services. He was of the Pentecostal belief...
Yvonne LaFerney (08/31/12)
NEW MADRID -- Yvonee Jean LaFerney, 75, died Aug. 29, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born June 18, 1937, at Ypsilanti, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Rufus Perry and Bethel Womack Jackson. On May 20, 1955, in Ypsilanti, she married James LaFerney Sr. who preceded her in death June 15, 2006...
Rocky Walker (08/31/12)
PARMA -- Rocky Walker, 56, died Aug. 29, 2012, at his home in Parma. Born Nov. 25, 1955, in Leechville, Ark., he was son of the late William and Vernice Fletcher Walker. He was also preceded in death by four brothers. Survivors include: two children, Shawn Walker of Marston and Autumn Crawford of Steele; two brothers, Ricky Walker of New Madrid and Jack Walker of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Sheila Marks and Lisa Greenwalt of Jackson; and three grandchildren...