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Stories from Monday, November 19, 2007

Arrests made in armed robbery (11/19/07)
SIKESTON - Two persons are in custody and a third is being sought by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety for an armed robbery Sunday evening. About 7 p.m. Sunday, DPS received a panic alarm from the Murray Lane Mini Mart, 626 W. Murray Lane. When officers responded, an employee, Shawn Stutts, told them he had been robbed at gunpoint. ...
Scouting for Food is success (11/19/07)
Members of the three Cub Scout Packs and two Boy Scout Troops in Sikeston were busy "Scouting for Food" on Saturday. The youngsters collected 6,703 canned goods, and more than 1,500 other food items in Sikeston which they brought to the Bootheel Food Bank where they unloaded the bags. The food bank will use the items to assist other food pantries throughout Southeast Missouri...
6-year-old is bitten on face by dog (11/19/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A 6-year-old boy is recovering after being attacked by a dog. Caruthersville Police were called to 609 W. Fifth Street at 2:10 p.m. Sunday in response to a report of a animal attack. Christian Morgan told officers he was playing in his front yard when the dog attacked him. As the child attempted to get away from the dog he was bitten on the face and eye...
Possible arson is investigated (11/19/07)
SIKESTON -- The city fire marshal is investigating a possible arson. A report of fire showing at the vacant house located at 711 W. North was reported to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety at 5:27 a.m. today, according to Capt. Jim Hailey, fire division commander for DPS...
Clarkton woman is killed in accident (11/19/07)
CLARKTON -- A Clarkton woman was killed after being ejected from her vehicle late Friday in Dunklin County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 11:20 p.m. on Missouri Highway 25, one mile north of Clarkton, as 21-year-old Monica E. Cody of Clarkton ran her vehicle off the road and overturned...
Shoppers noticing increased costs of groceries (11/19/07)
SIKESTON -- Gasoline pumps aren't the only places where prices are rising these days. Many cooks planning their Thanksgiving meals are also noticing increased costs in the grocery store aisles. ' "Everybody's feeling the crunch," said Marlene Stevens, who organizes the annual Thanksgiving Day community dinner in Sikeston, which feeds about 600 people...
Sikeston, East Prairie cheerleaders win state championships (11/19/07)
SIKESTON -- Two cheerleading squads from the area won top honors in their divisions at the Missouri Cheer Coaches Association state competition held in Columbia over the weekend. Sikeston won first in the 4-large division for the second consecutive year, while East Prairie was the champion in the 3-small division...
Basketball season opens tonight (11/19/07)
East Prairie junior Blaire Peters prepares to catch a pass in a recent practice. Several girls basketball teams open their season tonight, including the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs who host Saxony Lutheran. For previews on all area girl's and boy's teams, see the Standard Democrat Basketball Preview that will be in Sunday's paper...
Deborah Gaylord (11/19/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Deborah Jean Gaylord, 52, died Nov. 16, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 4, 1955, at Sikeston, daughter of the late Gene and Lena Greenlee Warren, she was raised in Matthews. She moved from Dexter to Cape Girardeau three years ago and was a member of Fruitland Community Church in Fruitland...
Bessie Fockler (11/19/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bessie M. Fockler, 83, died at 10:10 a.m. Nov. 17, 2007, at her home. Born Feb. 26, 1924, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Leo and Pearl Rich Uhl, she lived in East Prairie for the past 17 years. She was married to Hoyt Carroll, who preceded her in death in October 1958, On Dec. 6, 1979, she married William Fockler, who survives of the home...
Roberta Gardner (11/19/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Roberta Meekins Gardner, 67, died Nov. 16, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Oct. 9, 1940, in Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Fern Meekins. On March 19, 1973, she married Marlin Gardner who survives of the home...
Thelma Lucy (11/19/07)
SIKESTON - Thelma Lucy, 91, of Sikeston and formerly of Kewanee, passed from this life at home, surrounded by family, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007. She was born Oct. 7, 1916, in Rombauer, daughter of Robert Elijah and Nancy McGowan Emerson. On Oct. 23, 1936, she married Leroy "Ted" Lucy in Kennett. He preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1993...
Herbert Hubbard (11/19/07)
AUBURNDALE, Fla. - Johnie "Herbert" Hubbard, 78, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 9 a.m. Nov. 15, 2007, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. Born Feb. 2, 1929, in Corning, Ark., to the late Thomas Butler and Clida Ellen Flanigan Hubbard, he attended Trinity Chapel Church...
Tootsie Wing (11/19/07)
OXFORD, Miss. - Lolita "Tootsie" Bard Wing, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Nov. 18, 2007, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Carmen Basham (11/19/07)
NEW MADRID -- Carmen U. Basham, 80, died Nov. 17, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 2, 1927, in New Madrid, to the late Ernest Unsel and Edna Gasaway Unsel, she was a member of the New Madrid Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star and American Legion Women's Auxiliary 595...
Buel Curtis (11/19/07)
MATTHEWS -- Buel Curtis, 84, died at 3:35 p.m. Nov. 18, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1923, in Waverly, Tenn., to the late A.R. and Ollie Elizabeth Winters Curtis, he served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Caribou during World War II and was a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church. He was a farmer, cement construction contractor and part owner of the Curtis Bros. Construction Co...
Looking Back 11/19 (11/19/07)
SIKESTON - Work of painting the woodwork on the outside of the Sikeston Public Library is in progress this week. SIKESTON - The first of four Accent on Youth concerts, which starred Allin Leslie, played to a 275-seat packed house Sunday afternoon at the Holiday Inn banquet room...
Your View: Inquiry needed (11/19/07)
While soaring prices of gasoline and other fuels, which affect the economy as a whole, there is little effort put forth by our elected officials in Washington. Yes, Congress and Senate members with long winded oratory supposedly vent their anger over escalating prices. Then pursue the matter no further...
SpeakOut 11/19 (11/19/07)
Will someone please put it in the paper if you know what these are. It's a sort of a tan, big bug, looks like a humped-back camel and they jump around and act like black crickets. I catch a lot of them on glue boards, but there's a bunch of them jumping around here in the house. ...