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Stories from Thursday, July 16, 2009

Storm blows through area (07/16/09)
SIKESTON -- Summer storms blasted through the Bootheel Wednesday evening, bringing damaging winds and rain. In New Madrid, strong winds caused extensive damage to the New Madrid Historical Museum, which lost its roof on the original part of the building. The 1991 addition was not damaged...
Sikeston man killed in accident (07/16/09)
NEW MADRID -- A Sikeston man was fatally injured in a Wednesday afternoon vehicle accident just south of Sikeston. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 2:52 p.m. on Highway 61, five miles south of Sikeston. A northbound vehicle driven by Larry "Lynn" Traw, 28, of Sikeston, crossed the center line and struck head-on a southbound vehicle driven by Wallace G. Hastings, 40, of Kewanee...
Shake, rattle and read (07/16/09)
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Residents take part in Poverty Simulation (07/16/09)
SIKESTON - What do you do when your unemployment check doesn't cover all the bills? Do you go without your medicine or do you ignore the bill for your utilities? Will the landlord wait a little longer or kick you out? For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Run will kick off rodeo week Aug. 1 (07/16/09)
SIKESTON -- A walk/run for participants of all ages and abilities will kick off the week-long festivities of the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo next month. The Rodeo Run, now in its fourth year, sets the pace for the annual Sikeston rodeo, scheduled for Aug. 5-8...
Salvage yard fire burns many vehicles (07/16/09)
PORTAGEVILLE - More than 200 vehicles at a salvage yard went up in flames Wednesday. At 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Portageville Fire Department was called to Daugherty Auto Parts and Salvage, 1519 Highway 61 of Portageville. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Dexter approved for tax credits (07/16/09)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that four Missouri not-for-profit organizations have been approved for a total of $1,011,865 in tax credits under the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Jury finds man guilty (07/16/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Caruthersville man was found guilty Wednesday of methamphetamine conspiracy, money laundering and gun charges. Timmy Nathan Johnson, 49, of Caruthersville was found guilty of one felony count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, one count of money laundering and two counts of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm...
District tourney starts today (07/16/09)
SENATH -- Sikeston American Legion Post 114 will begin their district tournament on this evening in Senath. Post 114, heading in as the No. 5 seed in the tournament, will go up against Poplar Bluff, the No. 4 seed in the double elimination tournament...
Familiar names atop Lassies leaderboard (07/16/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A pair of familiar names sat atop the leaderboard Wednesday after the first day of the Lassies Classic golf tournament at the Cape Girardeau Country Club. Harriette Myers and Diane Fowler, both of New Madrid, shot a 64 to hold a share of the lead in the two-day scramble tournament, made up of 96 teams...
Jean Sikes (07/16/09)
WARNER, Okla. -- Gennive "Jean" Archie Sikes, 72, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 1:25 p.m. July 14, 2009, in the Country Estates Care Center in Warner. 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...
Calvin Fletcher (07/16/09)
MALDEN -- Calvin Benjamin Fletcher, 77, died July 12, 2009, at his home in Malden. 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...
Sue Fuller (07/16/09)
UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas -- Sue K. Fuller, 81, died July 10, 2009. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Lynn Traw (07/16/09)
SIKESTON -- Larry Lynn Traw, 28, died July 15, 2009, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Matthews. Funeral arrangements are with the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Arvella Smith (07/16/09)
CHAFFEE -- Arvella Smith, 59, died at 11:35 a.m. July 15, 2009. Funeral arrangements are with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Doris Catron (07/16/09)
PARMA -- Doris J. Catron, 81, died July 15, 2009, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are with the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...