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Stories from Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Former Benton High School recycled for community use (02/25/09)
BENTON -- For years, Benton residents and members of community organizations there have wanted to restore some of the life to the former Benton High School Building. "We've been planning on doing something for a long time, but there weren't any funds," said Jeffrey Scherer, treasurer of the town's Chamber of Commerce. The group formerly owned the building and was involved in plans to spruce up the building...
County inmates assist Sikeston in park cleanup (02/25/09)
BENTON -- Scott County still has plenty to clean up of the mess left by the January ice storm. Even so, the county will be lending Sikeston's parks some helping hands. Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger estimated during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday that even with volunteer help from Scott County Jail inmates, county workers have only picked up about 15 percent of the limbs on county right-of-ways and road ditches...
SEMA briefing set (02/25/09)
SIKESTON -- SEMA is now conducting Public Assistance briefings for disaster recovery from the January ice storm. A briefing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Clinton Building in Sikeston located at 501 Campanella in the Sports Complex. During the three-hour briefing, officials will be asked to complete and submit a Request for Public Assistance...
Driver killed in Stoddard County (02/25/09)
FISK -- A Carter County man was killed in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in Stoddard County. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Annie Bankhead (02/25/09)
Annie Bankhead SIKESTON -- Annie Pearl Bankhead, 79, died Feb. 21, 2009, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Williams Funeral Home in Charleston For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Kennett shocks NMCC on last second shot (02/25/09)
KENNETT -- Kennett's Jarvis Finley hit a shot with two seconds remaining to give the Indians the win over visiting New Madrid County Central on Tuesday night. Kennett trailed 11-10 after one quarter but took a 27-20 lead into halftime. The Eagles fought back in the third quarter but Kennett was able to squeak out the win in the end...
Free throws lift Kelly over Bloomfield Tuesday (02/25/09)
BENTON -- One statement commonly mentioned by coaches following every basketball game is that free throws will win ballgames. On Tuesday evening free throws won the ballgame for the Kelly Hawks as they were a solid 24-for-30 from the charity stripe in their 74-67 home win over the Bloomfield Wildcats...
Braves sting Hornets (02/25/09)
ADVANCE -- The press wasn't working. Neither was the 2-3 zone. So for one of the few times this season the Scott County Central Braves went to a man-to-man defense against the Advance Hornets on Tuesday night. It turned out to be just as effective as the Braves rolled to a 53-29 win...
Dexter uses second half surge to advance (02/25/09)
SIKESTON -- With the game tied early in the third quarter and Fredericktown seemingly getting every rebound and loose ball the Dexter Bearcats could have folded. Instead the third-seeded Bearcats finished the game on a 28-11 run to defeat the Blackcats 54-37 in the opening round of the Class 4, District 1 Tournament Tuesday night at the Sikeston Field House...
Marion Gipson (02/25/09)
DEXTER -- The Rev. Marion Gipson, 88, died Feb. 24, 2009, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Carolyn Kindle (02/25/09)
PARRISH, Ala. -- Carolyn Ann Kindle, 67, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 2:10 a.m. Feb. 24, 2009, at the Princeton Baptist Regional Hospital in Birmingham. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Ovaline Allen (02/25/09)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Ovaline Allen, 75, who died Feb. 21, 2009, were: David Bosley, Ronnie Bosley, Gregory Coleman, Carl Harvel, Mike Williams and Kenny Wells.
Theodore Tucker (02/25/09)
SIKESTON -- Theodore Tucker, 89, formerly of East Prairie, died at 2:10 a.m. Feb. 25, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
James Killion (02/25/09)
SIKESTON -- James Roy Killion Sr., 79, died Feb. 22, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. 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...
Flora Hall (02/25/09)
Flora Hall NIXA -- Flora Mae Pulliam Hall, 74, died Feb. 22, 2009. Funeral arrangements are with the Barnes Family Funeral Home of Ozarks. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Tommy Davis (02/25/09)
FLORISSANT -- Tommy Lee Davis, 61, formerly of Essex, died at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 22, 2009, in Madison County, Ill., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral visitation was at the Way of Life Church in St. Louis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Eunice PixleyFuneral arrangements are with the (02/25/09)
DEXTER -- Eunice Pixley, 86, died Feb. 23, 2009, at her home. Born Nov. 2, 1922, in Parma, daughter of the late Walker and Amanda Norman Jarrell, she was a homemaker and member of First Assembly of God Church in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home...
Rosalie Burch (02/25/09)
ROCHESTER, Ill. -- Rosalie Burch, 89, formerly of Matthews, Mo., died on Feb. 22, 2009, after a brief stay at the Taylorville Care Center. 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...
Eleanor Dunmire (02/25/09)
SIKESTON -- Eleanor V. Dunmire, 83, died Feb. 23, 2009, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. 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...
Annie Bankhead (02/25/09)
Annie Bankhead SIKESTON -- Annie Pearl Bankhead, 79, died Feb. 21, 2009, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Williams Funeral Home in Charleston For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...