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Stories from Thursday, November 5, 2009

Love for reading finds special place at school (11/05/09)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Brianna Buchanan, a second grader at Kelly Elementary School in Benton, is happy about the newly installed wooden benches that sit in the corner of her school library. "You don't have to sit on the floor (to read) anymore," Brianna said...
Poetic license (11/05/09)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Earlier this year, Paul Johnson decided it was time to unpack his boxes of college poetry and get back into creative writing. But when the Sikeston man began looking through the more than 30-year-old writing, he realized he had a lot work already -- and decided instead to bind those into a single edition. That led to the publication of his first volume of work, "Old Verses."...
Former official back in court (11/05/09)
NEW MADRID -- A former public official accused of stealing from those under her care waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday. Nancy C. Pardon, who is charged with three counts of theft/stealing, was ordered bound over to Division I of New Madrid County Circuit Court following her appearance Wednesday before Associate Judge W. Keith Currie, who was assigned to hear the case...
Blowout: SHS cruises into sectional with school-record 11th win (11/05/09)
sd_sports@yahoo.com SIKESTON -- After missing out on their historic 10th win last week with a leg injury, senior receiver Niquavious Dixon wanted to come out and make a difference on Wednesday night. "I didn't play last week so I had to show back up for this week," he said. "I had to make it up."...
Eagles get offensive with Blackcats (11/05/09)
sd_sports@yahoo.com NEW MADRID -- The tone was set from the New Madrid County Central Eagles' first possession on Wednesday night and it wasn't a good one for the visiting Fredericktown Blackcats. On the very first play from scrimmage for NMCC, Rodney Anderson took the ball to the house from 56-yards out with 10:28 left to play in the first quarter...
Crystal City surges past East Prairie with big second half (11/05/09)
sd_sports@yahoo.com STE. GENEVIEVE -- The East Prairie Eagles (8-3) storybook season came to an end Wednesday, as they fell in the first round of the playoffs to the Crystal City Hornets 34-7 in Ste. Genevieve. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Michael Victory (11/05/09)
CHARLESTON -- Michael Angelo Victory, 53, died Oct. 29, 2009, at his home. Funeral arrangements are with the Williams Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Helen Jones (11/05/09)
DEXTER -- Helen Jones, 84, died Nov. 3, 2009, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. 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...
Bo Taylor (11/05/09)
DEXTER -- J.H. "Bo" Taylor, 77, died Nov. 4, 2009, at his home. 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...
Blanche McDonald (11/05/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Blanche McDonald, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Nov. 4, 2009, at the City Care Center in Anna. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Warren H. Moss (11/05/09)
CHARLESTON -- Warren H. Moss, 84, died at 7:25 a.m. Nov. 4, 2009, at Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Betty L. Edgar (11/05/09)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Betty L. Edgar, 76, died Nov. 3, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the DeLisle Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Emma Thornton (11/05/09)
DEXTER -- Emma Thornton, 87, died Nov. 4, 2009, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. 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...
Gene Bennett (11/05/09)
NEW MADRID -- Harold E. "Gene" Bennett, 77, formerly of East Prairie, died Nov. 4, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.