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Stories from Friday, November 18, 2011

Historic sites to decorate, open doors for holiday season (11/18/11)
SIKESTON -- Some of the area's historic homes are opening their doors this holiday season and taking visitors back in time to Christmases past. Scheduled for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, the Mississippi County Historical Society will open the 1899 Victorian country Moore Home, 405 N. Main St., in Charleston...
Kinder announces plans to run for re-election (11/18/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Peter Kinder announced his plans to run for re-election as lieutenant governor. In making the announcement, Kinder, a Republican, was critical of Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat. "I believe after numerous conversations with Dave Spence that he is the Republican Party's best chance of defeating Jay Nixon. ...
Road work begins Monday (11/18/11)
SIKESTON - Route 80 in Mississippi County will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs. This section of roadway is located from Route 77 to County Road 331. Weather permitting, the work will be performed Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily...
Floodplain notice included with county tax bill (11/18/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Scott County property owners are receiving a reminder along with their county tax bill this year. The Notice to Residents of Scott County advises that a floodplain development permit is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for any new construction or major renovations to an existing structure...
Fatal accident (11/18/11)
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MDMC's Wound and Hyperbaric Center is helping improve patient care locally (11/18/11)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- There is a new service at Missouri Delta Medical Center, and it's a specialized service aimed at treating those with non-healing wounds. Mary Long, nurse practitioner and director of the Missouri Delta Wound and Hyperbaric Center spoke of the services offered at Thursday's monthly luncheon of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. Before the Center recently opened, patients had to drive to Cape Girardeau or Poplar Bluff for the same care, she noted...
Pump will help fight flooding (11/18/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The Mississippi County Commission doesn't support a drainage district's efforts to get control of some flood gates but agrees a pumping station there should be a higher priority for the Corps. Commissioners said during their regular meeting Thursday that the county received a letter from the St. ...
Board clarifies policy on vehicle cell phone use (11/18/11)
MINER -- Those behind the wheel of a city of Miner vehicle must pull over to use a cell phone -- even if using a hands-free device. Mayor Frank Tatum said during the regular monthly Board of Alderman meeting Tuesday that talking on cell phones while driving a city vehicle is prohibited...
Fire damages Portageville home (11/18/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- A home was damaged in a fire Thursday evening in Portageville. At 7:48 p.m. Portageville Fire Department responded to the home at 613 Foster St. in Portageville where a wood stove had caught on fire. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
PB school bus hit in rear by car (11/18/11)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Nine Poplar Bluff school children were injured after the bus they were riding was hit by another car Thursday in Butler County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 3:15 p.m. on Route NN, two miles east of Poplar Bluff...
Season opener (11/18/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Avenging their only loss last season, this year's Sikeston eighth grade squad came back from an early deficit to beat the Kennett Indians 58-42 on Thursday. "I thought we played a really good game," Bulldogs' eighth grade coach Derek James said. "You never know what to expect in the opening game of the season when you're playing a really talented Kennett team that hasn't lost a game...
Barbara Miller (11/18/11)
OSAGE BEACH -- Barbara Ann Miller, 79, formerly of Commerce, died Nov. 15, 2011, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. Born May 24, 1932, at Sedalia, to the late George T. and Alvena A. Hassler Kincade, she was the owner of Miller Office Equipment in Sikeston and Osage Office Products in Osage Beach. She was a member of the Commerce Eastern Star and Horseshoe Bend Baptist Church in Lake Ozark...
Leo Wise (11/18/11)
SIKESTON -- Walter Leo Wise, 86, died at 12:30 a.m. Nov. 15, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born March 13, 1925, at Clarksville, Ark., to the late Walter D. and Elva B. Rhett Wise, he had been employed as a maintenance worker with Eagle Signal Co. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Tomii Craig (11/18/11)
PEKIN, Ill. -- Tomii O. Craig, 79, died at 5:55 p.m. Nov. 13, 2011, at her home. Born Sept. 20, 1932, in Tokyo, Japan, to the late Eizabaro and Ushino Shojr Otsuki, she had worked at Hiram Walker and Sons in Peoria for 13 years as a machine operator, retiring in 1979. She was a life member of the George Maple Memorial AMVETS Post No. 235 Ladies Auxiliary in Pekin where she had been a bingo volunteer...
L.C. Woods (11/18/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- L.C. Woods, 82, died at 10:22 p.m. Nov. 16, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 2, 1929, in Mississippi County, to the late George and Ethel Thurman Woods, he lived most of his life in East Prairie and was retired from Ford Motor Company where he was an assemblyman. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War...
Wilbur Forgey (11/18/11)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Wilbur D. Forgey, 78, who died on Nov. 15, 2011, will be: Bill Carpenter, Calvis Wright, Dan Brokaw, Calvin Forgey, Michael Brokaw and Ricky Brokaw. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Larry Johnson (11/18/11)
ANNISTON -- Larry Johnson, 64, died Nov. 18, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery...
Billy Collins (11/18/11)
BLOOMFIELD -- Billy Andrew Collins, 80, died Nov. 17, 2011. Born Oct. 7, 1931, in Louisiana, to the late Asis "Ace" and Loretta Duncan Collins Duffey, he lived in the Advance and Bloomfield area and worked on a farm near Avert. He was a member of the Bloomfield Church of Christ...
Edward McRoy (11/18/11)
BLOOMFIELD -- Edward Dallas McRoy, 82, died Nov. 16, 2011, at his home. Born Aug. 24, 1929, in Bloomfield, to the late Bud and Ollie B. Pruitt McRoy, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as an airplane mechanic during the Korean War. He was a retired truck driver and had served as an alderman for the city of Bloomfield in 1990...
Gene Goodman (11/18/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Gene H. Goodman, 81, died Nov. 17, 2011, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.