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Stories from Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dog theft ring uncovered (07/21/09)
BENTON -- A Scott County Sheriff's Department investigation has resulted in three arrests and the recovery of numerous dogs. Kevin C. Rhodes, 20, of Chaffee and Larry D, Tanner, 21, of Delta, are charged with two felony counts of stealing animals. Bond is set at $5,000 on Rhodes and $10,000 on Tanner...
Different look: Area man will have quilts on display (07/21/09)
SIKESTON -- This year's quilt show by the Bootheel Quilters Guild rodeo weekend will not be just another show featuring the handiwork of women. The quilts on display this year from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8-9 at the Clinton Building will have been made by the Guild's women and one man: Gary Wilson of East Prairie...
Program will provide key information for surviving quake or other disasters (07/21/09)
DEXTER -- When an ice storm devastated the Bootheel in late January, several people learned they weren't as prepared for an emergency as they thought. Now, officials want to make sure those along the New Madrid Seismic Zone are fully prepared for an earthquake. A workshop is planned for 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Dexter Church of Christ Fellowship Building...
New bridge under construction (07/21/09)
WHITEWATER - A new Whitewater River bridge west of Millersville is under construction. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.

New enthusiasm (07/21/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Southeast Missouri State University head men's basketball coach Dickey Nutt and his staff have had a busy summer. Summer is often thought of as a time when baseball is king to many and everyone else is eyeing the approach of football, But Nutt and his staff have one goal this summer: bring the best all around student athletes into the Redhawk fold...
Oilers slip past Bulls with help from four-run second (07/21/09)
SIKESTON -- With just a little under a week left in the 2009 KIT League regular season, the Sikeston Bulls wanted to begin their final push through the rankings on the right foot. Unfortunately, that was not the case. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Gene Young (07/21/09)
ORAN -- Gene Tunis Young, 71, died July 20, 2009, at his home. Funeral arrangements are with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Benton. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Virginia McPherson (07/21/09)
EAST ALTON, Ill. -- Virginia Lee McPherson, 81, died July 19, 2009, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Karen Byrum (07/21/09)
CHARLESTON -- Karen Barber Byrum, 48, died July 20, 2009, at her home. Funeral arrangements are with the McMikle Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Sonny Horton (07/21/09)
BERNIE -- Chester "Sonny" Horton, 87, died July 19, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Vernon Houchin (07/21/09)
SIKESTON -- Vincent Vernon Houchin Jr., 55, died at 10:06 p.m. July 18, 2009, at his home. 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...
Jeffery Hicks (07/21/09)
SIKESTON - Jeffery Lee Hicks, 45, died at 12:06 a.m. July 21, 2009, at the St. Louis University Hospital. McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.