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Stories from Thursday, February 26, 2009

Judge sentences man to 30 years (02/26/09)
SIKESTON -- A rural Sikeston man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 2007 murder of a Morehouse man. Lee Roy "Chuck" King II, of 7698 Route E in rural Sikeston, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years for voluntary manslaughter and 15 years for armed criminal action in the Missouri Department of Corrections...
Drug, weapon charges result in 22 arrests (02/26/09)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Several agencies teamed up on Wednesday to conduct a warrant roundup in Pemiscot County and Mississippi County, Ark. Twenty-two were arrested on warrants, part of "an on-going investigation of drug activity and weapons offenses," according to a news release from Tommy Greenwell, sheriff in Pemiscot County...
Troops ready to do battle (02/26/09)
SIKESTON -- A farm just south of Sikeston will turn back the clock almost 150 years this weekend, as Civil War re-enactors come together for the Battle of Sand Ridge. "You almost get the feeling they really are experiencing what our ancestors went through during the Civil War," said Rick Justice, leader of the group which is spearheading the event...
Impact of ice storm continues; nursing applications are down (02/26/09)
SIKESTON -- Despite being plugged as a "recession-proof career," registration for Sikeston R-6 Schools Practical Nurse Program isn't getting its usual overwhelming response from applicants. The deadline to apply for the nursing school isn't until noon March 6, but Richard McGill, R-6 adult education supervisor, said the number of returned applications is lower than usual...
Housing grant aids patients (02/26/09)
POPLAR BLUFF - Family Counseling Center has been awarded a one million dollar grant through HUD to build a living center in Poplar Bluff, for patients in need of safe and affordable housing, thanks to the efforts of Senator Kit Bond. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Easy does it: Dexter rolls into finals with 79-38 win (02/26/09)
SIKESTON -- Throughout the regular season the Dexter Lady Bearcats have used almost impenetrable defense to fuel their offense. "That's all coach preaches in practice and that's all we do in practice," Dexter senior Ashlee Taylor said. "We just let the offense run off of our defense."...
Nina Merrick (02/26/09)
BURKE, Va. -- Nina Belle Merrick, 92, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at Leewood Health Care Facility in Annandale. 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...
Marion Gipson (02/26/09)
DEXTER -- The Rev. Marion R. Gipson, 88, died Feb. 24, 2009, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Carolyn Kindle (02/26/09)
PARRISH, Ala. -- Carolyn Ann Kindle, 67, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 2:10 a.m. Feb. 24, 2009, at Princeton Baptist Regional Hospital in Birmingham. 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...
Boyd Slusher (02/26/09)
MARSTON -- Boyd Melvin Slusher, 84, died Feb. 23, 2009, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Landess Funeral Chapel in Malden. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Betty Mott (02/26/09)
ESSEX -- Betty Ruth Mott, 69, died Feb. 24, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. 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...
Michael Garner (02/26/09)
TIPTONVILLE, Tenn. -- Michael Claude Garner, 63, formerly of Kewanee, Mo., died Feb. 25, 2009, in Jackson, Tenn. Funeral arrangements are with the DeLisle Funeral Chapel in Portageville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...