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Stories from Friday, October 19, 2012

On safari (10/19/12)
Celebrating life (10/19/12)
From rubble to roads (10/19/12)
Mississippi County officials approve insurance plan (10/19/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- With the future of healthcare remaining uncertain, Mississippi County Commissioners approved a change that makes the best of a bad situation. During their regular meeting Thursday, commissioners approved going to a "dual option" health insurance plan offered by the county's current carrier, Anthem...
Jaycees change hayride to Haunted Acres to allow for more interaction (10/19/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It will be a totally different experience for those looking for spooks at the Sikeston Jaycee Rodeo Grounds this year. "This year, we changed the name to the Haunted Acres and did away with the hayride," said Kris Eastwood, who is co-coordinating the event this year. "It's now more of a walk through, allowing people to interact more with all of the scenes."...
Season spoilers: Eagles ruin Portageville's undefeated season 46-0 (10/19/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- The last time New Madrid County Central and Portageville met on the football field, none of its players were even born. But that didn't take away from the intensity on the field between the two county rivals on Thursday night at Portageville High school as the two schools played for the first time since 1985...
Richland rolls (10/19/12)
Lady Bulldogs cap season with win, conference title (10/19/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 25-20, 25-23 win over New Madrid County Central Thursday at NMCC High School. With the win, Sikeston (16-15-1) became the out-right champions of the SEMO Conference exactly a week after winning the conference tournament for the fifth year in a row -- against NMCC, for that matter...
Kennett girls take fourth in Class 1 state tennis tournament (10/19/12)
SPRINGFIELD -- Kennett girls tennis coach Janet Hilburn had few complaints about her team's performance at the Class 1 state final four in Springfield, Mo., after play concluded at Cooper Tennis Complex Thursday afternoon. "The girls played well all day and I cannot ask for more effort," coach Hilburn said, when asked on her overall thoughts on her team's performance at the state final four. "They've given me a great season."...
Maureen Carman (10/19/12)
CHARLESTON -- Maureen Catherine McCarthy Carman, 70, of Charleston, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Charleston Manor. Born Jan. 6, 1942, in St. Louis, to the late Vincent and Kathryn Bennett McCarthy, she graduated from Ritenour High School in Overland and continued her education at the Barnes Hospital School of Nursing where she graduated in 1962. ...
Jeremy Willcut (10/19/12)
PUXICO -- Jeremy Doyle Willcut, 51, died Oct. 17, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 27, 1960, in Sikeston, son of Francis Montoya Willcut of Arnold and the late Franklin D. Willcut, he lived in Puxico most of his life. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he had worked at Southeast Missouri Residential Services in Poplar Bluff and was of the Baptist belief...