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Stories from Monday, March 3, 2008

Ice storm aftermath: Crews to focus on cleanup (03/03/08)
SIKESTON -- Weather permitting, state road crews will soon begin focusing their efforts on cleaning up downed limbs and trees. "We really haven't started with our clean up as far as brush and tree removal and such," said Keith Gentry, maintenance superintendent for the the Missouri Department of Transportation's southeast district. "We're hoping to get started here within the next couple of weeks."...
Family moves into new home (03/03/08)
SIKESTON -- With tears in her eyes, Sherri Walker told the group of people gathered at her new home on Saturday it was a day she would never forget. The owner of Sikeston's first Habitat for Humanity house, she was presented with keys to the three-bedroom, one-bathroom house on Heath Street during a dedication ceremony...
Flood watch issued for SE Missouri counties (03/03/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Bollinger, Cape Girardeau and Scott counties are included in the flood watch starting this afternoon, according to a statement issued by the National Weather Service office in Paducah, Ky. Heavy, widespread rainfall was predicted to start late Sunday night and last 24 hours, the statement said...
Defending the Depot (03/03/08)
Union soldiers make a last stand against the 10th Tennessee Cavalry's raid on the Sikeston Depot Saturday while spectators watch the Civil War re-enactment.
One arrested in stabbing death (03/03/08)
HAYTI - One person is in custody in connection with the stabbing death of a Pemiscot County woman. At 8:46 p.m. Sunday, officers took a 31-year-old Hayti man into custody in connection with the death of Anita Elizabeth Sims, 42, of Homestown. Sims died from an apparent stab wound to the chest on Thursday...
Priday extends hitting streak as Mizzou readies for home opener (03/03/08)
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- No. 5 Mizzou wrapped up its four-game trip to San Diego with a 6-3 win over Cal Poly on Sunday in the final day of the USD Tournament. The Tigers were 3-1 at this weekend's tournament and stand at 6-2 on the year and now get ready for their home opener on Tuesday...
Cleo Cleary (03/03/08)
CHAFFEE -- Cleo Alberta Cleary, 89, died at 6:45 a.m. March 1, 2008, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 4, 1918, at Caruthersville, to the late Joe and Eunice Shrum Green, she was a retired secretary from Calvary Baptist church of St. Louis where she was also a member...
Tristen Beedle (03/03/08)
SIKESTON -- Tristen Beedle, 5-month-old son of Stephan and Kimberly Beedle, died March 2, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Vickie Short (03/03/08)
DEXTER -- Vickie Short, 47, died Feb. 29, 2008, at her sister's home in Dexter. Born Dec. 11, 1960, in London, Ky., to the late Alvin and Mary Inman Wells, she had lived in Dexter for the past five years. Survivors include: one son, Donald Alvin Inman of Pittsburg, Ky.; one daughter, Deanna Torres of Tijuana, Mexico; two sisters, Kathy House and Sandy Brown of Dexter; and two grandchildren...
Dean Buttery (03/03/08)
LABADIE -- Geraldine "Dean" Buttery, 78, died at 5:47 p.m. March 1, 2008, at her home. Born Jan. 17, 1930, at Matthews, to the late Roy and Pearl Cox Woods, she lived most of her life in St. Louis and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Overland Park...
Mary Morris (03/03/08)
DEXTER - Mary Lois Morris, 70, died March 1, 2008, at Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter. Born May 21, 1937, in Stoddard County, to the late John and Elizabeth Wyman Payne, she grew up in St. Louis and moved to Dexter 14 years ago. She worked as an inspector for U.S. Poly, was a member of the Dexter Eagles Lodge and was of the Baptist belief...
D.L. Cook (03/03/08)
MARSTON -- D.L. Cook, 65, died Feb. 29, 2008, at his home. Born July 13, 1942, at Marston, to the late Henry C. and Martha Meinz Cook, he was a retired farmer and a U.S. Army veteran. On Nov. 23, 1962, at Marston, he married Pauline Kirk who survives of the home...
Looking Back 3/3 (03/03/08)
SIKESTON - Lady Luck was surely riding with the Bulldogs last night as Pat Davis dumped in a field goal with two seconds left to put the Sikeston quintet on the log end of a 44-43 score against Anniston in their first game of the Dexter Regional Tournament...
Your view: Rx for medical care (03/03/08)
Dear Standard Democrat: Did you know that an American Medical Association survey determined that the scheduled cuts in MEDICARE (and thereby TRICARE) coming this July 2008 will result in the following - Currently about 25 percent of MEDICARE patients seeking a new primary care physician already have problems finding one, according to the MEDICARE Payment Advisory Commission, the group that advises Congress on MEDICARE...
Your view: Changes under way (03/03/08)
To the Editor: As new owners of Sikeston Memorial Park, Garden of Memories and Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, we would like to thank the community for their support and patience. While we are saddened and disheartened by the tragedies of the past, we are committed to restoring, maintaining and preserving the sanctity of these properties...
SpeakOut 3/3 (03/03/08)
I wanted to call about an officer in Sikeston. I had my brights on one night because it's hard for me to see at night. It was an emergency and I had to get out. This officer did a huge u-turn to pursue me for having my brights on. He pursued me all the way to my house. ...