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Stories from Thursday, February 19, 2009

Big plans for Miner (02/19/09)
MINER -- Miner has taken the first steps toward finally getting a convention center. Architectural drawings by Hu Somjee of Drury Inns Inc. in St. Louis were presented to the Miner Board of Aldermen during their regular meeting Feb. 10. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Kezer is out of jail (02/19/09)
BENTON - A man who has spent the last 15 years in prison is now a free. Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul R. Boyd said Wednesday that he sent the Missouri Department of Corrections a letter seeking the release of Joshua Kezer, 34, for the 1992 death of Angela Mischelle Lawless. The 19-year-old Benton woman was found dead in her car on the Interstate 55 exit ramp near Benton. Kezer, arrested as an 18-year-old in 1993 for the crime, was tried and convicted of murder in the case...
School bells will ring a little longer for some districts (02/19/09)
SIKESTON -- Spring breaks will be shortened and the school year extended for some school districts as all of them were forced to cancel classes for several days following the recent winter storm. Since returning to school, officials were busy trying to decide when to make up the missed days...
Gift of farmland is the Foundation's largest (02/19/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A New Madrid County resident and her late husband will be honored Friday by Southeast Missouri State University. June Barton and the late David M. Barton of Catron will receive the 2009 Friend of the University Award from the Southeast Missouri University Foundation...
SHS freshman begins state competition today (02/19/09)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston freshmen Blake Angle will travel to Columbia today to represent the Bulldogs wrestling team at the Class 3 State Championship meet. Angle compiled a 37-7 record in his first year while wrestling in the competitive 103-pound weight class. The freshman finished third last weekend in the Class 3 District Tournament to qualify...
Lady Hawks fly in three overtimes (02/19/09)
CHARLESTON -- The Kelly Lady Hawks and the Charleston Lady Bluejays locked up Wednesday evening for a triple-overtime thriller and when fans finally filed out of the gym, one fan was overheard saying, 'That's the second best game I've seen, behind the Sikeston and Scott Central game last week.'...
Turnovers doom Lady Bulldogs (02/19/09)
SIKESTON -- Another turnover filled game from the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs on Wednesday night turned out like 14 other Lady Bulldog games have this season; with a loss. The Lady Bulldogs (2-15) coughed the ball up 31 times against the visiting Cape Central Lady Tigers as that was more than enough to declare Cape Central the 73-19 victors...
Charlie Hendley (02/19/09)
CALIFORNIA -- Charles August "Charlie" Hendley, 75, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at his home. Local funeral arrangements are with the Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Shirley McGehee (02/19/09)
SIKESTON -- Shirley Ann McGehee, 71, died at 7:18 a.m. Feb. 17, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Blanchard Funeral Chapel. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Wilma Dorris (02/19/09)
DEXTER -- Wilma Jean Dorris, 87, died Feb. 17, 2009, at Southern Missouri Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Davy Crutcher (02/19/09)
DEXTER -- Clarence W. "Davy" Crutcher, 90, formerly of Essex, died Feb. 18, 2009, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. 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...
Brenda Wicks (02/19/09)
NEW MADRID -- Brenda Joyce Wicks, 52, died Jan. 29, 2009, at her home. Born Dec. 27, 1956, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Harold and Velma Reed Funeral arrangements are with the Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Bill Whitson (02/19/09)
SIKESTON -- William A. "Bill" Whitson, 83, died at 8:35 p.m. Feb. 18, 2009, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Blanchard Funeral Chapel. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Ronald Froman (02/19/09)
ZALMA -- Ronald Froman, 68, died Feb. 17, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...