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Stories from Monday, November 14, 2011

Fire destroys cotton bales at local gin (11/14/11)
MARSTON -- A fire which started Sunday night destroyed 68 cotton modules at the Richardson Gin in Marston. The fire started at about 11:15 p.m., according to a representative at the gin. Marston was reportedly still on the scene as of press time attempting to extinguish the modules to reduce the smoke...
Matthews woman seriously injured in wreck (11/14/11)
SIKESTON -- A Matthews woman was seriously injured after her vehicle struck an overpass guardrail Sunday in New Madrid County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 6 a.m. on Interstate 55, two miles south of Sikeston, as southbound motorist Misty D. Carlyle, 28, traveled off the right side of the road and struck an overpass guardrail...
Holiday hirings happening now (11/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Those shopping for a seasonal job need to act now as any available positions are filling quickly. "We've had a few people come in today looking for seasonal jobs," said Eugene Myracle, functional leader for Missouri Career Center in Sikeston. "But to tell you the truth, it (the seasonal job market) seems like it's the same as last year."...
Winter preparedness urged (11/14/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With the warm temps that arrived on high winds, it's easy to forget: winter is coming. The National Weather Service, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and state and local emergency managers have joined forces to promote Wednesday as Winter Weather Awareness Day in Missouri...
Ferry continues to be plagued by winds (11/14/11)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has continued to be plagued by high winds today. The ferry resumed service at 7 a.m., today, after being closed much of Sunday afternoon due to winds that reached 47 miles per hour and waves in excess of 4 feet. However, weather has continued to be an issue...
Fire closes portion of highway (11/14/11)
SIKESTON - Route 61 in New Madrid County is temporarily closed due to fire at Marston Gin Co causing lack of visibility. The section of roadway is located from Route 162 at Portageville to Route AD at Marston. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area...
Leaf collection program begins today in Sikeston (11/14/11)
SIKESTON - Along with the beauty of fall foliage comes the task of dealing with a seemingly never-ending supply of fallen leaves. While some residents opt to mulch or compost their leaves, the majority of Sikeston's residents will take advantage of the City's Leaf Collection Program which begins today, according to city officials...
Giving back (11/14/11)
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Weekend fun (11/14/11)
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Movie party (11/14/11)
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Ferry reopens (11/14/11)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has resumed operation on the normal service scheduled this morning. High winds had forced the ferry to halt service just after Noon on Sunday. While winds were still running at about 17 mph this morning, they have dropped enough to allow the ferry to resume normal service at 7 a.m. today...
Dream season ends (11/14/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com ST. LOUIS -- Forced to fight out of an early hole on Saturday, the Sikeston Bulldogs saw their season come to close with a 1-0 loss to the Trinity Crusaders in the Class 2, quarterfinals. "We came out and fought," Sikeston senior Hunter Williams said. "We started a little slow and they put one in on us...
Jim Bollinger (11/14/11)
SIKESTON -- James Lewis "Jim" Bollinger, 80, died at 7:43 a.m. Nov. 13, 2011, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born May 28, 1931, at Mesler, to the late Louie Jesse and Florence Elizabeth Lewis Bollinger, he was a truck sale specialist, owner and proprietor of Bollinger Truck Equipment from 1953 until 2009. He attended Bryeans Elementary School and was a member of Trinity Gospel Church...
Nina Ellis (11/14/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Nina Martha Ellis, 84, died Nov. 12, 2011. Born March 31, 1927, to the late Robert Lee and Oma Mae Douglas, she taught Sunday school for many years at Free Pentecostal Church where she also played the piano and was a member of the choir. She worked at Prairie Manufacturing Company until her retirement in 1989...
Anna Glastetter (11/14/11)
NEW HAMBURG -- Anna Louise Glastetter, 97, of New Hamburg, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 14, 1914, at New Hamburg, the daughter and one of 10 children of Joe and Sophie Gosche Westrich, Anna was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg and the St. Ann Sodality. She loved to play bingo and cards...
Alta Plunkett (11/14/11)
WILLIAMSVILLE -- Alta Plunkett, 86, formerly of Dexter, died Nov. 12, 2011, at her home. Born Dec. 6, 1924, at Atkins, Ark., to the late Lawrence Wade Duvall and Zettie Virden Duvall, she was a homemaker and a member of the White Oak General Baptist Church near Bernie...
Billy Joe Meeks (11/14/11)
BERTRAND -- The Rev. Billy Joe Meeks, 81, died Nov. 12, 2011, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 4, 1930, in Bertrand, to the late George Franklin and Rettie Lorene Eastwood Meeks, he was a lifelong resident of Bertrand. He was active in many community activities including being a baseball coach, scout leader, volunteer fireman and member of the IOOF Lodge. ...
Donnie Walls (11/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Donnie Walls, 74, died Nov. 13, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Shannen Ledbetter (11/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Shannen Ledbetter, 81, died Nov. 12, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.