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Stories from Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Charges filed in officer's death (08/17/11)
news@standard-democrat.com CARUTHERSVILLE -- Arraignment is set for 10 a.m. Thursday for a man accused in the death of Caruthersville Police Officer Evan Burns. Deonta Jamarr Williamson, 29, of O'Fallon and Hayti, was arrested early Tuesday following an incident where his car crashed into two Caruthersville Police cars...
Path to class (08/17/11)
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After school program is hit with local parents, kids (08/17/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Convenience for parents and familiarity for children are among the top reasons a Sikeston after school care program is a hit with local families. Enrollment for the YMCA of Southeast Missouri's after-school-care program for Sikeston R-6 students is well under way as the first day of school is Wednesday...
Softball preview (08/17/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team will open this season with some healthy competition on the practice field as they look to fill the holes left by last year's graduating class. "There's still about three or four spots that aren't held down by any one person," Sikeston coach Tiffany Morgan said. "It's just going to be hard work and dedication and the ones that show that hard work are the ones that are going to have those starting spots."...
No enjoyment when our heroes fail us (08/17/11)
There's a lesson to be learned in the Tiger Woods story. And the lesson is even bigger than the legend. This past week, Woods came close to embarrassing himself in the final major golf tournament of the year. Not only did Woods fail once again to win a golf tournament, he played so poorly he was eliminated from the final two rounds of the tournament...
Laurie Ann DeWitt (08/17/11)
MOREHOUSE -- Laurie Ann DeWitt, 42, died Aug. 16, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Horace McClellon (08/17/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Horace Vermont McClellon, 47, died Aug. 12, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Velma Davis (08/17/11)
SIKESTON -- Velma Dickerson Davis, 97, died Aug. 15, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Rita Curtis (08/17/11)
SIKESTON -- Rita Marie Curtis, 48, died Aug. 13, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Clara Hinton (08/17/11)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Clara Beatrice Hinton, 79, formerly of Portageville, died Aug. 16, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete.
George Norman (08/17/11)
SIKESTON -- George Norman, 79, died Aug. 15, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Gene McLarty (08/17/11)
LILBOURN -- Jesse "Gene" McLarty, 63, died Aug. 14, 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...
James Sain (08/17/11)
SIKESTON -- James Sain, 76, died Aug. 9, 2011, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.