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Stories from Thursday, December 16, 2010

Winter knocks: Southeast Missouri misses much of the icy mess (12/16/10)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Keeping roads as clear as possible during a winter event takes planning, preparation and the right equipment. The Missouri Department of Transportation's southeast district had all three for this winter weather event, according to Keith Gentry, maintenance superintendent for MoDOT's District 10...
Missouri helps develop technology (12/16/10)
JEFFERSON CITY -- A snowplow developed in Missouri may soon be used to clear roads across the country. The TowPLow was chosen to be a focus technology by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Technology Implementation Group...
Road information (12/16/10)
Motorists who are unsure about the condition of roads can check the Traveler Information Map on MoDOT's website that now includes weather radar imagery so viewers can see what is happening and what is coming their way. For information, visit www.modot.org or call 888-ASK MoDOT. Recorded road condition information is available at 800-222-6400...
Slick roads blamed for several accidents (12/16/10)
SIKESTON -- Ice-covered roads wreaked havoc for several Southeast Missouri motorists Wednesday. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the first reported accident occurred at 10:40 a.m. in Stoddard County. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Longtime health department leader earns statewide honor (12/16/10)
jillb@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The motto of the New Madrid County Health Department is "serving the health care and environmental needs of the residents of New Madrid County." Those involved with the Department say there is one man who has helped lead them in meeting those goals -- Dr. Charles Baker...
Area school board filings under way (12/16/10)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After the first two days of filings, a race has already developed for board of education seats in one of the area's school districts. Filing opened at 8 a.m. Tuesday for the election scheduled on April 5. Each of the following school districts has three three-year terms to fill...
Wanted man arrested (12/16/10)
MINER -- A wanted person was arrested in Miner. During a vehicle stop on Matthews Lane, 26-year-old Martin Akeen Daniel took off running, according to Chief Chris Griggs. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Son's bedtime story becomes children's book (12/16/10)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Working the night shift didn't leave much time for Anthony Cooper to tuck his youngest child into bed. So the campus police officer for Southeast Missouri State University did the next best thing he could. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Drug, assault charges filed following pursuit (12/16/10)
SIKESTON -- Additional charges were filed for a man involved in a vehicle pursuit on Tuesday. Lloyd D. Gilmore, 29, of Sikeston, was being sought on a warrant for felony stalking and domestic assault. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Sikeston home meet cancelled (12/16/10)
The Sikeston Bulldogs home-opening wrestling meet was cancelled Wednesday night.
Coaches All-State: Eight players selected from SHS squad (12/16/10)
Offensive lineman Corey Porter, quarterback Trey Lewis and linebacker Ray Clark were honored with first team selections
Latosha Greer (12/16/10)
CHARLESTON -- Latosha Marie Greer, 23, died Dec. 12, 2010. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Jean Bryant (12/16/10)
MOREHOUSE -- Ollie Jean Bryant, 76, died Dec. 15, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Wayne Riddle (12/16/10)
DALEVILLE, Ala. -- Wayne Riddle, 35, died Dec. 10, 2010, in Daleville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Patsy Bradshaw (12/16/10)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Wednesday for Patsy J. Bradshaw, who died on Dec. 12, 2010, were: Matt Gunter, Al Gunter, Bobby Haynes, Ellis Bradshaw, Stan Williams, Marty Williams and Kevin Williams.
Henry Mason (12/16/10)
SIKESTON -- Henry Mason, 88, died Dec. 15, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete.
Bonnie Smith (12/16/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Bonnie Smith, 67, died Dec. 15, 2010, at the St. Francis Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
John Heeb (12/16/10)
CHAFFEE -- John Dale Heeb, 77, died Dec. 15, 2010, at his son's home in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Tiffany Langley (12/16/10)
NEW MADRID -- Tiffany Lynn Langley, 20, died Dec. 13, 2010, near New Madrid. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Virginia Nace (12/16/10)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Virginia H. Nace, 84, died Dec. 15, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete.
Betty Wheeler (12/16/10)
ESSEX -- Betty Wheeler died Dec. 15, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete.
John Kerby (12/16/10)
BENTON -- John Kerby, 72, died Dec. 16, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete.