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Stories from Monday, August 17, 2009

Showcasing talent (08/17/09)
Almost two dozen acts participated in the "Bootheel's Got Talent," show held Saturday at the Albritton-Mayer Cultural Center in Sikeston. Winning first place in what organizers hope to make an annual event was Kevin Harbison, who sang "Fever." Second-place winner was Dollete Jones. The event was co-sponsored by the West End Community Betterment Association and Midwest Music. Left: Alayna O'Guinn sings "Hopelessly Devoted" to the crowd...
Sikeston receives Arts Council funds (08/17/09)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri Arts Council, a division of the Department of Economic Development, announced recently that $7 million in grants was awarded to nonprofit organizations throughout the Show-Me State. Among those reported receiving funding was the Sikeston Cultural Development Corporation. It was awarded $9,947 for community arts project support...
MFH grants awarded locally (08/17/09)
MFH grants awarded locally ST. LOUIS -- Four nonprofits in Missouri's Bootheel region have received a total of $500,000 in grants awarded by The Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH). Grants support nonprofit organizations that work to improve health care for Missourians...
Hearnes dies (08/17/09)
CHARLESTON -- A political career which made him an icon not only in Southeast Missouri but across the state and even upon the national stage has come to an end. Warren E. Hearnes, 86, died Sunday at his home. "Gov. Hearnes was a groundbreaking man of Missouri in many ways, beyond being the first Missouri governor to serve two successive terms...
Football nears (08/17/09)
Sikeston's C.J. Council carries the ball Friday night in the team's Red and Black scrimmage. The Sikeston Bulldogs will host a jamboree on Friday when they welcome East Prairie and Perryville at 6 p.m. The regular season will begin on Aug. 28 when the Bulldogs host the Fredericktown Blackcats at 7 p.m...
Winchester hits hole-in-one (08/17/09)
SIKESTON -- Matt Winchester hit his first-ever hole-in-one on Thursday at the Bootheel Golf Club in Sikeston. Winchester hit a 6-iron on the 165 yard fifth hole. The shot was witnessed by Mark Brock.
Billy Mitchell (08/17/09)
DEXTER -- Billy Ray Mitchell, 57, formerly of Texarkana, Texas, died Aug. 14, 2009, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. A memorial service will be held at a later date with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Rose Blattel (08/17/09)
SCOTT CITY -- Rose Marie Blattel, 73, died Aug. 16, 2009, at the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Nancy Sumner (08/17/09)
SIKESTON -- Nancy Winnell Sumner, 64, formerly of Matthews, died at 5:40 p.m. Aug. 14, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. 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...
Aretta Tucker (08/17/09)
DEXTER -- Aretta Tucker, 91, died Aug. 14, 2009, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are with the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Warren E. Hearnes (08/17/09)
CHARLESTON -- Former Missouri Governor Warren Eastman Hearnes, 86, died at 11:11 p.m. Aug. 16, 2009, at his home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Online condolences may be shared at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com...
Mary Gentry (08/17/09)
SIKESTON -- Mary Allene Gentry, 84, died at 11 a.m. Aug. 14, 2009, at her home. Funeral arrangements are with the Blanchard Funeral Chapel. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Adam Kimball (08/17/09)
SIKESTON -- Adam Thurman Kimball, 19, died at 8:50 a.m. Aug. 15, 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...
Kenny Lawrence (08/17/09)
SIKESTON -- Kenny Lawrence, 56, died Aug. 17, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Melvina Clay (08/17/09)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Melvina Clay, 93, died Aug. 14, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Mary "Vandever" McNay (08/17/09)
MATTHEWS -- Mary McNay, 88, entered into rest Aug. 14, 2009, at home in Matthews. 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...