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Stories from Friday, November 25, 2011

Shoppers delight (11/25/11)
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Sikeston teen dies in crash (11/25/11)
BLODGETT - A Sikeston teen was killed in a single-vehicle accident early today. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported at 12:05 a.m. today Dylan T. Simmons, 17, was driving northbound on Route H, 2.5 miles north of Blodgett. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
County gets more time to finish recovering from flood (11/25/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County will get additional time from FEMA to finish some flood recovery work. "We had four projects we required an extension of time to complete," County Clerk Junior DeLay said during the regular weekly County Commission meeting held Wednesday due to the holiday. "We have been granted the time extensions."...
Local truckers provide toys for children (11/25/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A group of Sikeston-area truck drivers helping provide toys to local children has become a tradition for them, and their kindness is beginning to catch on within the community. In its first year nine years ago, Truckers for Kids served 12 children in Southeast Missouri. ...
Bridge closed for inspection. (11/25/11)
CAIRO, Ill. - The US 51/US 60/US 62 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe and Cairo is closed at this time due to a barge hit. According to the US Coast Guard reports the Motor Vessel Louis S was headed downstream and slowed to enter an fleeting area on the Kentucky shore near the bridge when the second barge in a 15 barge tow scraped against the Kentucky pier. he pilot estimated he was going about 3 miles per hour when the hit occurred at 4:55 a.m...
Sikeston JV opens season with victory (11/25/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston junior varsity boys basketball team opened the season with an easy 61-34 win over Poplar Bluff on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Notre Dame JV Tournament. Sikeston opened the game on fire, leading 23-7 after one quarter and while Poplar Bluff closed the gap to 29-20 at halftime but never got any closer...
Butch Minehart (11/25/11)
KEWANEE -- Earnest Laverne "Butch" Minehart, of Kewanee, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at his home. He was born March 5, 1924, in LaValle, son of Finis and Minnie Lape Minehart. He and Florence Opal Zuck were married May 22, 1943. She preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 1995...
Sylvester Elfrink (11/25/11)
SIKESTON -- Sylvester Elfrink, 89, died Nov. 23, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 30, 1921, at Leopold, to the late John Herman and Mary Hulshof Elfrink, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, co-owner of Elfrink Truck Lines for 40 years, a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Advance for 56 years and a current member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston...
Mary Bone (11/25/11)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Mary Kathleen Bone, 86, died at 7:05 p.m. Nov. 22, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 4, 1925, in Hickman, Ky., to the late John Argus Franklin and Eula Irene Pruitt Byrd, she lived for the past 18 years in Mounds where she was a member of the Mounds City Baptist Church...
Calvin True (11/25/11)
SIKESTON -- Calvin E. True, 56, died Nov. 22, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. He was born April 30, 1955, in Dorena, Mo., son of James True, who survives of Sikeston, and the late Maxine Thorne True. He was a member of Church on the Rock...
Paul J. Kiefer (11/25/11)
NEW HAMBURG -- Paul J. Kiefer, 88, died Nov. 22, 2011, at the Chateau Girardeau Retirement Community in Cape Girardeau. Born April 1, 1923, in Oran, to the late Theodore and Berdina Eftink Kiefer, he was a self-employed farmer and carpenter. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg, St. Joseph Sodality and Knights of Columbus Council No. 4311...
Larry Fowler (11/25/11)
NEW MADRID -- Larry Bruce Fowler, 67, passed away Nov. 23, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Jan. 4, 1944, in Morley, son of Dorothy Fowler of New Madrid and the late Coy Fowler of New Madrid. Throughout his life he farmed with his father, Coy, and his brother, Gary, and was an avid hunter...
Shirley Poore (11/25/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Shirley Ruth Poore, 75, died at 3:35 p.m. Nov. 24, 2011, at her home. Born Oct. 10, 1936, in Matthews, to the late Ely Walker and Rosie Evelyn Snow Hunt, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. Retired from the Gates Rubber Company in Charleston where she was employed for over 20 years, she was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Sikeston...