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Stories from Sunday, August 14, 2011

Additional charges are filed in illegal drug operation in Missouri, Kentucky (08/14/11)
CHARLESTON -- An East Prairie man now faces additional charges in an alleged marijuana operation which crossed into Kentucky. The Mississippi County Sheriff's Department reported Richard Eugene "Rick" Hensley, 48, was charged by Ballard County, Ky., authorities with three counts of cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, with a bond of $150,000 cash only. ...
Dealing with diabetes: SEMO Health Network adds educator to staff to aid patients (08/14/11)
SIKESTON - Kelly Golightly knew she was fatigued, had excessive thirst and even noticed blurry vision. But she was young, she told herself, there's no problem. Golightly was wrong, there was a problem. In July she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes...
Facebook connects users by hometown (08/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Social networking has brought back the oral history tradition in a big way. Facebook is an Internet-based social networking service and website on which registered users can post information about themselves, their business or organization, exchange messages and receive automated updates on the activities of those added to a list of "friends."...
Dirnberger remembered for devotion to citizens (08/14/11)
ORAN - When people recall the late Tom Dirnberger, it is his devotion to those who elected him to public office that they first mention. Dirnberger, who began serving as Scott County's recorder of deeds in 1995, died Thursday from cancer. "Tom was the type of person who showed up every morning at 7:30 because he wanted to be the one to open his office. ...
Friday night under the lights (08/14/11)
The rain cleared away at Friday night's Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo making way for entertainer Pat Green to take the stage. Green entertained the crowd with such hits as "Footsteps of Our Fathers" and "Feeling Pretty Good Tonight."
Jerry Dement wins Bootheel BassBusters' fifth tournament (08/14/11)
HARDIN, Ken. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their fifth tournament of the year, a dusk and dawn tournament on Saturday evening and Sunday morning on July 30-31. The launch site was KenLake Marina on Kentucky Lake. Jerry Dement won the tournament with nine bass over the two days weighing 20 pounds, six ounces. John Wilson was second with six bass weighing 13 pounds, 14 ounces, and Stan Pace was third with six bass weighing 13 pounds, one ounce...
Dove season opener demands special safety consciousness (08/14/11)
JEFFERSON CITY--Dove hunting is unique among Missouri's hunting seasons in several ways, some of which make safety awareness extra important. Conservation Department statistics show that eight of 10 dove hunters made only one foray for doves last year. Furthermore, the overwhelming majority of dove hunting trips occur during the first few days of the season...
Fishing clinic is planned for Aug. 20 (08/14/11)
KENNETT -- Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium Inc. and the Fatherhood First Program will have their annual Fishing Clinic and Take a Kid Fishing Day from 9 a.m. until noon, followed by lunch until 1 p.m., on Aug. 20 at Combs Lake in Kennett. Transportation will be provided at designated sites in Sikeston, Caruthersville, Hayti, Malden, Kennett, New Madrid and Charleston. ...
Doves plentiful, fields spotty for opening day (08/14/11)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Visit dove fields before opening day, and buy plenty of ammunition. That's the advice from Missouri's top dove expert. Resource Scientist John Schulz says Missouri doves have raised a bumper crop of young this year. Missouri's dove hunting season runs from Sept. 1 through Nov. 9. Mourning, collared and white-winged doves all are legal. The limit is 15 doves of all three species in the aggregate daily and 30 in possession...
Bowhunter class planned (08/14/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Bowhunters of every skill level are invited to the upcoming Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Discover Hunting event, Bowhunting 101. Experts from the United Bowhunters of Missouri, On Target Christian Archers and the MDC will host the course, Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Maintz Wildlife Area Archery Range from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m...
Local student chosen for U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention internship (08/14/11)
ATLANTA - A Sikeston resident is learning first hand about the links between human health and the environment. Brandon Sauceda, who will be a senior at Southeast Missouri State University this fall, along with 11 other university students from across the United States served an internship at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health Internship Program hosted the program...
Timothy McMahon (08/14/11)
SCROGGINS, Texas -- Timothy Daniel McMahon, 48, died July 26, 2011, at the Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Barbara Chouinard (08/14/11)
TROY, Ill. -- Barbara A. Blanke Chouinard, 43, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., died Aug. 11, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Tom Dirnberger (08/14/11)
ORAN -- Tom R. Dirnberger, 53, died Aug. 11, 2011, at the family home in Oran. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Lillie M. Hutson (08/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Lillie M. Hutson, 65 years, formerly of Charleston, died at 2:55 a.m. Aug. 13, 2011, in the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete.
Carrol Lutes (08/14/11)
MOREHOUSE -- Carrol D. Lutes, 65, died Aug. 13, 2011, 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...
Ervin Taylor (08/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Ervin Taylor, 90, died Aug. 12, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements incomplete.
Let the adventures of learning begin (08/14/11)
Dear Chloe: It was 30 years ago - though it seems like yesterday - that I wrote a letter to your mother on her first day of school. And soon you will follow the same path as you begin the adventure that will surely shape your life. Recently a friend shared a worn, black and white photo taken when I was in the third grade. I glance at the faces of those kids and treasure the fact that many remain among my closest friends to this very day...