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Stories from Sunday, January 3, 2010

Former resident killed in crash (01/03/10)
BENTON -- The oldest daughter of the late Missouri Gov. Warren Hearnes died in a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
January Calendar Girl (01/03/10)
Emily Eaves, daughter of Marc and Jane Eaves, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for January. Eaves, third runner-up in the 2009 Miss Sikeston Contest, is planning to attend college in the fall and major in marketing.
Sikeston celebrates 150 years (01/03/10)
SIKESTON -- Now that Sikestonians have rung in the new year, it's time for a new celebration to begin -- the year-long sesquicentennial, which will mark Sikeston's 150th birthday. "We want to celebrate the city of Sikeston, increase the sense of community and celebrate the many achievements of the community over the past 150 years," said Linda Lowes, director of governmental services with the city of For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.. ...
Four arrested on drug charges (01/03/10)
BENTON - Four area men are in custody on drug-related charges stemming from two investigations. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Ice storm chills out at top of list of stories impacting Southeast Missourians last year (01/03/10)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston and the surrounding area will remember 2009 as the year of the ice storm. There were plenty of other memorable news stories throughout the year as well, however. Based on an informal poll of the Standard Democrat's staff, coverage and local relevance, our choices for the year's top 10 new stories are:...
Notre Dame slips past Charleston for third place (01/03/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Coming out of the timeout, Charleston head coach Danny Farmer wanted either Deonte Jones or Greg Tucker taking the game-winning shot. With eight seconds left and the Bluejays down by two, 62-60, it was the 6-2 sophomore Tucker who fired off the potential game-winning 3-pointer. Tucker's shot was off the mark...
Rebels stun Bloomfield in final second for fifth (01/03/10)
BLOOMFIELD -- For a second it looked as if Richland and Bloomfield were headed to overtime in the fifth place game of the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament Wednesday night. Richland's Ryan Kleffer and Mac Thornton had other plans. After Bloomfield's Garrett Rice hit a driving layup to tie the game at 48-48 with under five seconds remaining, Kleffer grabbed the ball and threw a pass to a streaking Thornton on the other end of the floor for a game-winning layup with one-tenth of a second remaining, giving the Rebels a 50-48 win.. ...
Lake County Knocks out NMCC 58-53 (01/03/10)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Despite a huge third quarter, the New Madrid County Central Eagles fell to Lake County, Tenn. 58-53 in the consolation bracket of the Southern Illinois Orthopedic Center Carbondale Holiday Tournament on Wednesday. NMCC trailed 35-29 at halftime but outscored Lake County 18-4 in the third quarter to take a 47-39 lead entering the fourth. However, Lake County took control in the fourth to earn the 58-53 win...
Dexter rallies late to beat Portageville for third (01/03/10)
BLOOMFIELD -- Missed shots and turnovers highlighted a sloppy third place game of the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament but Dexter settled down in just enough time to pull out a 49-45 win over Portageville Wednesday night. "We were really struggling for energy all night, Portageville probably was too," said Dexter coach Rob Nichols. "It wasn't a very pretty game from an offensive standpoint. A lot of missed layups by both teams. Everybody was kicking the ball around a little bit."...
Scot Central claims second straight tourney title (01/03/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Scott County Central senior Bobby Hatchett is always smiling. When he gets a steal and makes a layup -- he smiles. He leaves his defender with a knee-buckling cross-over and then scores -- he smiles. He even misses a dunk and there's still a smile...
Holiday tourneys are finally at an end (01/03/10)
After seeing more than my fair share of "basketball" and hospitality rooms in the last few days, I'm glad that Christmas tournament basketball is officially over and so is my waistline. Outside of the Delta New Year's Tournament which takes place this week, tournament basketball is finished for a while until districts roll back around...
Toy Reynolds (01/03/10)
SIKESTON -- Villa Pearl "Toy" Reynolds, 84, died Dec. 29, 2009, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. 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 editio...
Donald Sexton (01/03/10)
MATTHEWS - James Donald Sexton, 75, died at 9 a.m. Dec. 31, 2009, at the Sells Rest 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...
Ola Woods Ledbetter (01/03/10)
BETHPAGE, N.Y. -- Ola Woods Ledbetter, 96, formerly of Matthews, Mo., died Dec. 28, 2009 at NSUH at Syosset in Oyster Bay. 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...
Ronald Black (01/03/10)
BLOOMFIELD - Ronald Black, 53, died Dec. 30, 2009, at the Southeast Missouri Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. 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...
Martha "Pink" Bacher Clay (01/03/10)
JACKSON -- Martha "Pink" Bacher Clay, 85, died at 12:55 p.m. Dec. 31, 2009, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. 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...
Lynn Hearnes (01/03/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Lynn Cooper Hearnes, 60, died Dec. 31, 2009, in a car accident near Benton. 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...
Join Sikeston's big celebration (01/03/10)
The calendar has turned to 2010 and that means a year-long Sesquicentennial celebration for Sikeston residents. Our proud community turns 150 this year and from the look of things, there will be ample to celebrate throughout the entire year. For those of us who remember the centennial celebration in 1960, we vividly recall the pageantry of that massive undertaking. It will be hard to match that celebration but it won't stop Sikeston residents from trying...