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Stories from Friday, February 6, 2009

Agencies join to provide aid (02/06/09)
SIKESTON - The ice is melting but there is still much to do to aid in the recovery from the storm. Community groups are organizing to meet those need. A one-stop shop for those who are in need of assistance in Scott, New Madrid and other surrounding counties will be up and running, beginning at noon Tuesday...
Crews continue electrical repairs (02/06/09)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Board of Municipal Utility workers continue to log in long days in their efforts to restore electricity to the city. BMU General Manager Ed Throop said Thursday afternoon about 70 percent of the city has electrical power. Throop asked residents without power to please be patient...
Residents warned: Don't get scammed after storm (02/06/09)
SIKESTON -- Before accepting help from individuals or businesses to clean up debris, residents should do a little homework of their own first. Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for Sikeston Department of Public Safety, said the department is investigating a few cases of possible fraud regarding debris removal or tree trimming services...
Library friends (02/06/09)
Sally Lape, president of Friends of the Library Committee, reads a book with her grandsons, Jay Lape and Collin Lape, at the Sikeston Public Library. A reception to celebrate the recently reformed group, Friends of the Library, will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Sikeston Public Library. Patrons can also sign up to become members of the group during the reception. For more information, call 471-4140...
Assessor's request delays budget OK (02/06/09)
CHARLESTON -- With the creation of a new fund, Mississippi County's 2009 budget will have to wait another week for approval. Mississippi County commissioners were slated to approve the county's annual operating budget during their regular meeting Thursday...
Man killed when car hits tree (02/06/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- An East Prairie man died of injuries after his car struck a tree Thursday in Mississippi County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 8:15 p.m., James L. Stone, 43, was traveling on County Road 525, two miles east of East Prairie, when his vehicle ran off the north side of the road and struck a tree...
Gun charge brings guilty plea (02/06/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Sikeston man pled guilty to unlawful possession of firearms in U.S. Federal Court. Clinton W. Helmes, 35, pled guilty to one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of firearms. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Illegal alien found in area is sentenced (02/06/09)
ST. LOUIS - Delfina Garcia-Peralta was sentenced to five months in prison for illegal re-entry. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Officer injured in fire (02/06/09)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston Department of Public Safety officer was injured while responding to an attic fire Thursday. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Dexter shakes off rust, wins battle of state-ranked teams (02/06/09)
DEXTER -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats hadn't played in 12 days due to the recent ice storm, but the rust didn't last for long Thursday night. Down 17-13 early in the second quarter to the Kelly Lady Hawks, Dexter went on a 13-0 run to finish the half and scored the first six points of the third quarter on their way to a 59-43 win, moving their record to 18-0...
Charleston surges past Oran (02/06/09)
CHARLESTON -- It was all Charleston in the second half. With a tight game at the end of the first half, the post play of freshman Kasuela Cooper freshman and senior Kariah Simpson proved too much for the visiting Oran Lady Eagles as they helped the Lady Bluejays to a 68-51 victory...
Sikeston fights off Kelly for road win (02/06/09)
BENTON -- The Kelly Hawks put up a good fight on Thursday evening, but the visiting Sikeston Bulldogs strolled out of town victorious in the end, winning by a final score of 72-45. For the first half the Hawks battled the boards with the Bulldogs, but eventually in the final 16 minutes Sikeston took charge and headed south with the win...
Sikeston girls fall to Scott City Thursday (02/06/09)
SCOTT CITY -- The Scott City Lady Rams downed the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs 60-33 Thursday night in Scott City. This was both Sikeston and Scott City's first game in almost two weeks. The game began as a hard-fought battle, as the Lady Bulldogs held a 6-4 lead three minutes into the game. The Lady Rams came alive the last five minutes of the quarter, going on a 23-4 run to take a 17-point lead...
Virgina Ridings (02/06/09)
CHARLESTON -- Virginia Goodin Ridings, 93, died Feb. 5, 2009, in Charleston. Funeral arrangements are with the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Alexis Sonnenberg (02/06/09)
SPRINGFIELD -- Alexis Raine Sonnenberg passed on serenely in the arms of her parents, Alex and Lindsey Sonnenberg, to be in the arms of her Heavenly Father on Feb. 3, 2009. Funeral arrangements are with the Greenlawn Funeral Home North. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Comer Aldridge (02/06/09)
ATOKA, Tenn. -- Comer Laverne Aldridge, 70, died Feb. 3, 2009, at his home. Funeral arrangements are with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
John Vangilder (02/06/09)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the services conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for John T. Vangilder, 96, who died on Jan. 31, 2009, were: Gary McFarlen, Larry McFarlen, Kenneth Cooper, Lloyd Hyten, Mike "Fish" Williams and Chris Hyten...
Carl Wallace (02/06/09)
PARMA -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Chapel in Parma for Carl Gene Wallace, 61, who died on Jan. 28, 2009, were: Oscar Sapp, Yancy Hardin, Dale Hardin, Raymond Dickerson, Wayne Lindley and Jerry Chaney Jr.
Billy Baker III (02/06/09)
JONESVILLE, La. -- William Sikes "Billy" Baker III, 52, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 29, 2009, at his home. Funeral arrangements are with Young's Funeral Home of Jonesville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Mary Northcutt (02/06/09)
Geralene Hartline (02/06/09)
DEXTER -- Geralene Hartline, 64, died Feb. 5, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dorothy Hasty (02/06/09)
VANDUSER -- Dorothy Hasty, 81, died Feb. 5, 2009, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Lynn Ingram (02/06/09)
SIKESTON -- Lynn Franklin Ingram, 81, died Feb. 6, 2009, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Ponder Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Dennis Ritch (02/06/09)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Dennis R. Ritch, 54, who died on Feb. 3, 2009, were: Eric Ritch, Darrell Ritch, Douglas Ritch, David Ritch, Ralph McGarity and David Midgett.
James L. Stone (02/06/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- James L. Stone, 43, died Feb. 5, 2009, near East Prairie as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Kaitlin Beckett (02/06/09)
MATTHEWS -- Kaitlin Amanda Marie Beckett, 17, died Feb. 4, 2009, at her home. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Jeanice Griffin (02/06/09)
MATTHEWS -- Jeanice Griffin, 58, died Feb. 4, 2009, at her home. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...