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Stories from Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Foggy bottoms (03/17/09)
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Religious leaders reflect on tragic event, impact of church shooting (03/17/09)
SIKESTON -- Local religious leaders say the recent shooting of an Illinois church's senior pastor has heightened awareness of a new danger, but it won't stop them from spreading God's word. In Maryville, Ill., the Rev. Fred Winters was shot through the heart during the March 8 early service at First Baptist by Terry Sedlacek of Troy, Ill. Sedlacek is accused of striding into the church and firing four shots at the pastor. He is also charged for wounding two other churchgoers...
Disaster drills set in region (03/17/09)
SIKESTON -- March is Disaster Preparedness Month in Missouri and serves as a reminder for individuals to ready for the next disaster. "We are going to be doing a severe weather drill at the courthouse some time this month," said Joel Evans, emergency management director for the Scott County. "The statewide tornado drill was last week. Most of the schools participated and the communities that have weather sirens activated their sirens."...
Bernie couple sentenced in federal court (03/17/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Stoddard County couple was sentenced Monday to federal prison on a felony drug charge. Nelson Lamon Hickman, 38, and Bobbie Jane Hickman, 32, of Bernie were each sentenced on one count of conspiracy to possess chemicals knowing it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine...
Bulldog netters will have new look in '09 (03/17/09)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs boys tennis team looks to achieve a variety of goals in the upcoming season. The Bulldogs will consist of some new faces as four members of last season's district winning team graduated. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Elvis Mooney Sr. (03/17/09)
BLOOMFIELD -- Elvis Alexander Mooney Sr., 97, died March 16, 2009, at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are with the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Delena Powell (03/17/09)
DEXTER -- Delena Powell, 57, formerly of Morley, died at 5:30 a.m. March 15, 2009, at the home of her son in Dexter. 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...
Paul Foster (03/17/09)
NEW MADRID -- Paul Ray Foster, 90, died March 15, 2009, at the Golden Living Center. 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...
Newt Barber (03/17/09)
DEXTER -- Newt Barber, 88, died March 15, 2009, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in 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...
Collis Moore (03/17/09)
GIDEON -- Collis Carlee Moore, 85, died March 14, 2009, at the Gideon Care Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Vern Barr (03/17/09)
DEXTER -- Eva "Vern" Barr, 76, died March 16, 2009, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in 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...
Terry Diebold (03/17/09)
DEXTER -- Terry Allen Joseph Diebold, 66, died March 15, 2009, at his home. Born April 9, 1942, in Scott County, to the late Albert and Gladys Glueck 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...