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Stories from Friday, July 10, 2009

Officials address 'junky' properties (07/10/09)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County officials may have found a way to force landowners to clear their junk. County Commissioner Robert Jackson said during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday that he is looking into county nuisance abatement to address fire and health hazards...
Settling into the job (07/10/09)
SIKESTON -- Cheryl Franks says she doesn't have a shy bone in her body. And that extroverted attitude is what makes her right at home with just over a month under her belt at the administrator at the Sikeston Senior OAKS Center. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Charleston bank robber sentenced (07/10/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A man involved in a February bank robbery in Charleston was sentenced Thursday. Isiah Mathis, 26, will serve 46 months in prison on one felony count of bank robbery. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Sikeston man is sentenced on child porn charges (07/10/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Sikeston man, who admitted downloading hundreds of child pornography images, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Danny Clayton White, 39, was sentenced Thursday to 120 months imprisonment on one felony federal count of possession of child pornography...
Squirrels wallop SEMO North (07/10/09)
CHARLESTON-- The Charleston Squirrels looked unstoppable yet again on Thursday night, as they trounced the visiting SEMO North Senior Babe team from Scott City 20-2 in four and a half innings at Hillhouse park. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Legion Landmark: Post 114 wins first game of the year (07/10/09)
SIKESTON -- In the past few games the Sikeston American Legion Post 114 squad has proven what it takes to win ballgames. The problem for Post 114 is that the games haven't ended with a tally in the 'W' column for them, but rather for their opponent...
Marty Nelson (07/10/09)
BERTRAND -- Marty Jaye Nelson, 48, died Wednesday, July 8, 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...
Myrtle Dodge (07/10/09)
DEXTER -- Myrtle Dodge, 85, died July 9, 2009, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. 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...
Patsy Day (07/10/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Patsy Ruth Day, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died July 9, 2009, at her daughter's home in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Toby Wyandt (07/10/09)
GALENA --Toby Griffith-Wyandt, 90, died July 7, 2009, at Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minn. Funeral arrangements are with the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Edith Evans (07/10/09)
ANNISTON -- Edith Susan Chandler Evans, 44, died at 9:25 a.m. July 7, 2009, at her home. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Arthur Nunley (07/10/09)
BERTRAND -- Arthur Gale Nunley, 48, died July 9, 2009, near Fulton. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Velma Smith (07/10/09)
LILBOURN -- Velma M. "Peach" Smith, 70, died July 9, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Funeral arrangements are with the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Willie Patterson (07/10/09)
AURORA, Ill. -- Willie R. Patterson, 57, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died July 3, 2009, in Aurora. Funeral arrangements are with the Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, Mo. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...