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Stories from Thursday, February 12, 2009

What a game! (02/12/09)
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High winds add to power woes for Southeast Missouri residents (02/12/09)
SIKESTON -- High winds created power problems Wednesday afternoon, just days after several had their electricity restored. Just after noon, a big portion of Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities customers lost power when the southeast and northeast substations and several circuits were shut down...
Chamber of Commerce celebrates area's finest (02/12/09)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for a big celebration. Ten awards will be given to various individuals and businesses April 2 at the organization's 59th annual award banquet. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Nominations accepted (02/12/09)
The public can nominate individuals or businesses for the following awards: Business of the year Small business of the year (typically less than 20 employees) SACC volunteer of the year Community volunteer of the year Lifetime achievement award (for those 60 or older)...
Burglaries plague Cape Girardeau (02/12/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Cape Girardeau police continue to investigate more than 50 late fall and winter burglaries they say appear to be the work of professionals. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Game was win-win for all (02/12/09)
On Wednesday night, people from all across the area converged on the Show Me Center to watch two schools, located just nine miles apart, do battle on the basketball floor. What they got was a game they will remember for years and years to come. For the complete column and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Instant classic: Sikeston beats Scott Central in thriller (02/12/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- One point separated them in 1971. One point decided it again 38 years later. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Saxony holds off Oran 45-39 (02/12/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- In the opening contest of the showdown at the Show Me Center, the Saxony Lutheran Crusaders fought off the Oran Eagles to win 45-39. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Betty Wiggins (02/12/09)
SALEM, Ill. -- Betty L. Taylor Wiggins, 76, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Feb. 9, 2009, at the Salem Township Hospital in Salem. 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...
Lucille Carter (02/12/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lucille Walden Carter, 92, died at 2 a.m. Feb. 11, 2009, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. 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...
Ruth Johnson (02/12/09)
DEXTER -- Ruth Flannery Johnson, 72, died Feb. 7, 2009, at her home. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Virginia Polley (02/12/09)
SIKESTON -- Virginia Mae Polley, 81, died at 7:12 p.m. Feb. 9, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Mamie Campbell (02/12/09)
DEXTER - Mamie Alice Gibson Campbell, 83, died Feb. 10, 2009, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. Funeral arrangements are with the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
David Tanner (02/12/09)
GIPSY -- David Houston Tanner, 50, died Feb. 11, 2009, at his home. Funeral arrangements are with the Morgan Funeral Home in Advance. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...