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Stories from Friday, July 11, 2008

DPS makes arrest following fire (07/11/08)
SIKESTON -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety arrested a subject on drug charges Thursday afternoon. According to DPS officials, the subject was arrested in connection with drugs found at his home following an early morning kitchen fire. The home is located in the 600 block of West Salcedo, and firefighters were called out to the scene at 6:21 a.m., according to DPS' incident report...
DTF car's return sought (07/11/08)
By Michelle Felter michellef@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Budgetary cuts and other issues will lead to the discontinuation of a Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force vehicle in Scott County. But, it won't bring about any real problems, according to the sheriff and county commissioners...
Assault charges filed (07/11/08)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston man is charged with two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action following a bizarre chain of events set in motion Tuesday when he learned he and his wife were being evicted. The charges stem from two attempts by Rodger D. Tillman to kill his wife, Linda, according to a probable-cause statement by detective Jerry Bledsoe of the Scott County Sheriff's Department...
Growing up: Grant will fund expansion of Sikeston child development center (07/11/08)
By Leonna Heuring leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Child Development Center at Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston is expected to receive a state grant to expand its services. Gov. Matt Blunt recently announced 17 recipients of the 2008-2009 Missouri Preschool Project grants which totaled $1.6 million...
Child rapist sentenced to prison (07/11/08)
BENTON -- A Scott County man was sentenced on Thursday to 75 years for sex charges. Jimmy Decker, 40, was sentenced to 75 years for statutory rape in the first degree, statutory sodomy in the first degree and incest. He was found guilty May 16 of one count of first degree statutory rape, three counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree and one count of incest after a jury trial conducted by Scott Horman, associate circuit court judge for Division 5. ...
New Madrid teen is selected to entertain at U.S. Transplant Games in Pittsburgh (07/11/08)
By Mollie Landers news@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central senior Hunter Borton will perform in front of an audience of 10,000 people this weekend at the opening ceremonies of the National Kidney Foundation U.S. Transplant Games in Pittsburgh, Pa...
Commission expands blacktopping program (07/11/08)
By Scott Welton scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Rising asphalt prices will not have an effect on Mississippi County's resurfacing plans for this year. Adding in a bit more asphalt to the project will, however. County commissioners discussed this year's blacktopping program during their regular meeting Thursday...
Annual New Hamburg picnic features friendships, fun and whole lot of food (07/11/08)
By Mollie Landers news@standard-democrat.com NEW HAMBURG -- Although Pat Moore is unsure of the exact year the New Hamburg picnic started, she said it has gone on "as long as she can remember." "My parents worked (there) and we always went along, and we always looked forward to meeting with friends and family," Moore, said. "In those days, we didn't get to travel as much."...
Oran offense too much for Squirrels (07/11/08)
Chris Pobst sd_sports@yahoo.com ORAN -- The Charleston Squirrels could not get the job done against the host team Oran on Thursday afternoon as the Squirrels fell 5-2. Mark Freed for the Squirrels and Cody Dirnberger for Oran each went the distance on the mound with Dirnberger receiving the win in seven innings...
Lindell Fowler (07/11/08)
CHARLESTON -- Lindell Marie Fowler, 87, died July 10, 2008, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 29, 1921, near East Prairie, to the late Lennie Boyd and Clara Lee George Berry, she had lived her entire life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston. She had been employed with Brown Shoe Company in Charleston for 26 years and was later employed as the kitchen supervisor at the Charleston High School until her retirement...
Ted J. Rayburn (07/11/08)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ted J. Rayburn, 70, died July 10, 2008 at his home. Born Sept. 22, 1937, in Wyatt, to the late Jessie and Lola Mathis Rayburn, he was a retired steel worker with Maverick Steel. He was of the Baptist belief. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army as a corporal...
Willie Ellis Sr. (07/11/08)
SIKESTON -- Willie James "Cadillac Willie" Ellis Sr., 67, died July 8, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 26, 1941, in Belene, Miss., son of the late James and Viola Wilson Ellis, he was a member of the West End Missionary Baptist Church...
Martha Allstun (07/11/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services held Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel for Martha Louise Allstun, 78, who died July 7, 2008, were: Harold Reaves, Dustin Hadley, Dean Reaves, Gary Reaves, Cliff Reaves and Raymond Reaves.
Randall Drake (07/11/08)
SIKESTON -- Randall Jerome Drake, 34, formerly of Portageville, died July 8, 2008, near Marston. Born Feb. 5, 1974, at Hayti, son of Macarther Drake of Kennett and Geraldine Drake of St. Louis, he was a graduate of Portageville High School. In addition to his parents, other survivors include: one son, Aaron Jerome Drake of St. ...
Dorothy Rogers (07/11/08)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy Rogers, 75, died July 8, 20058, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born May 1, 1933, in New Orleans, to the late Charles Norman and Esther Godson Paris, she was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where she had been an organist. She had also been an organist at Northcrest Baptist Church in Meridian, MIss. and was a secretary for the Boy Scouts of America...
Dorothy Faulkner (07/11/08)
HOUSTON -- Dorothy Brown Faulkner, 49, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2008. She was born on March 4, 1959, in Caruthersville, Mo., daughter of Louise Brown and the late James Brown Jr. A wonderful mother, daughter, sister and cherished friend to many, Dorothy worked at Exxon Mobil for many years. She was an active member of Progressive Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her children and friends, working with various charity organizations and was always able to assist those in need...
Raymond Brandenburg (07/11/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Raymond L. Brandenburg, 68, of Portageville, died July 9, 2008, at his home. Born Nov. 12, 1939, in Pemiscot County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary "Madge" Copeland Brandenbug. He married Bonnie Sutton who survives of the home...
Ada Morgan (07/11/08)
HENDERSON, Ky. -- Ada G. Morgan, 99, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Methodist Hospital in Henderson. Born Aug. 28, 1908, in Mississippi County, Mo., to the late Alonzo and Jane Tompkins Gordon, she had lived in East Prairie most of her life where she was a member of the Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church and its Belle Bennett Circle and the Welcome Sunday School Class. ...
Looking Back 7-11 (07/11/08)
SIKESTON - Construction on an addition to the Dement Motor Company building was started yesterday morning on the south side of the company's garage and offices on South New Madrid Street. SIKESTON - Alex C. Waters announced today that he would be a candidate on the Democratic ticket for the office of surveyor...
Speakout 7-11 (07/11/08)
Mr. Editor, are there 80 jobs here to replace those lost at the Cott Beverage Co.?And where would those 80 jobs be? What jobs did the people from Hart's Bakery move to in town? And the people that worked at Malone and Hyde, when it closed and the 600 or so jobs were lost from there, what jobs did those people move to here in town? And the Essex Wire, what jobs did those 250 people move to? I'm just curious to know the demographics of the job scene here in Sikeston. ...
Your view: Scriptures guide us (07/11/08)
Thursday evening, June 26 08, I had the great privilege of being the guest of the city and one participant among a beautifully diverse gathering of citizens who are helping to set the sail for Sikeston, Mo. Every proposal had merit that if incorporated would benefit our community for decades to come...