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Stories from Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Scott County will get updated aerial photography (11/29/11)
By Scott Welton scottw@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Low-flying planes and high resolution cameras will provide an even better map for Scott County's geographic information system. During their regular meeting Tuesday, county commissioners approved spending $63,760.50 on Pictometry, an advanced form of aerial photography that provides images that include oblique views of buildings in addition to the usual view from directly above...
Benton fundraiser offers variety of handmade crafts (11/29/11)
BENTON -- For the past 12 years, the annual Winter Wonderland of Treasures Sale in Benton has promoted its wide variety of handmade crafts. And there's a good reason for that, according to event organizer Judy Scherer. "When people come to a craft show, they want to see crafts," Scherer said, adding she limits the number of direct sales booths to only three to five of the total 55 vendors...
Clearing a path (11/29/11)
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Snowfall causes travel problems (11/29/11)
SIKESTON - It was commuters beware Tuesday morning as drivers braved wet, slick roads following the region's first snowfall. At 6:45 a.m. today, the National Weather Service at Paducah, Ky., showed the snowfall moving into western Kentucky, leaving behind a wet slushy mess in Southeast Missouri...
Bill to establish Downton CID in Sikeston fails (11/29/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A bill establishing a Downtown Sikeston Community Improvement District failed to get past a first reading. The motion for a first reading on the bill died for lack of a second during a special City Council meeting held Monday...
Top seeds roll to semifinals at Oran Tourney (11/29/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Closing out the first night of the Oran Invitational Tournament on Monday, the third-seeded Oran Eagles punched their ticket to the semifinals with a 75-49 win over the sixth-seeded Richland Rebels. "It was sloppy, but the kids played hard," Oran head coach Joe Shoemaker said. "You can tell we had a lot of inexperienced players out there. We didn't put a lot varsity time on the floor last year with some of these kids...
Runaway (11/29/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- They blistered the nets for 26 points in the first quarter and never looked back as the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs hammered the visiting Doniphan Donettes 68-34 on Monday at the Sikeston Field House. The Lady Bulldogs hounded Doniphan with a defensive pressure that made the Donettes cough up the ball on nearly every possession starting out...
Charleston girls hold on for win over East Prairie (11/29/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- Opening their season on a high note, the Charleston Lady Bluejays took a two-point lead into half over the East Prairie Lady Eagles on Monday before holding on for a 59-54 win. Charleston took a 15-12 lead after the first quarter with the Lady Eagles closing to within two at 28-26 by the end of the second frame...
Sikeston JV's 52-game winning streak snapped (11/29/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Junior Varsity basketball saw their 52-game win streak snapped on Saturday, falling to Notre Dame 64-57 in overtime in the championship game of the Notre Dame Junior Varsity Tournament. "In Saturday's championship game, we didn't do the things we needed to do to win the game," Sikeston coach Brian James said. ...
Sikeston junior high teams sweep Jackson (11/29/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- The Sikeston eighth grade boys basketball team defeated the Jackson Indians 39-15 Monday night in Jackson. "It was a good road win for us," Sikeston coach Derek James said. "Our kids played hard and we had a lot of balanced scoring, which is good to see."...
Lawrence Neal (11/29/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lawrence E. Neal, 79, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Missouri Veteran's Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 17, 1932, in Sturgeon to Russell and Alice Ott Neal. Lawrence first married Esther Ott on May 14, 1953, at Sturgeon. She preceded him in death Dec. 3, 1990...
Ronald Eakens Jr. (11/29/11)
RISCO -- Ronald L. Eakens Jr., 43, died Nov. 26, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 21, 1968, in Kirkwood, he was the son of Ronald L. and Earlene Eakens Sr. of Risco. On Nov. 25, 1989, in Risco, he married Tammy Gray who survives of the home...
Juanita Richbourg (11/29/11)
CHAFFEE -- Juanita P. Richbourg, 74, died Nov. 27, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 16, 1937, in Deering, to the late Floyd and Eunice Horn Sparks, she was a retired cook for the Chaffee Elementary School in Chaffee and a member of Calvary Baptist Church and W.M.U...
Robert Peterson (11/29/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Robert T. Peterson, 68, died at 8:40 a.m. Nov. 28, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 12, 1943, in Tiptonville, Tenn., to the late Delli Bea and Mary Ollie Miller Peterson, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer...
Buren Lee (11/29/11)
BENTON -- Buren Lee, 86, formerly of Sikeston and Poplar Bluff, died Nov. 23, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 5, 1925, in Campbell, to the late Earl and Hazel Northington Lee, he was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton, and was a former member of First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff where he served as a deacon. After 42 years, he retired from the Missouri Highway Department where he served as district supervisor in 16 counties...
Steffanie Lee (11/29/11)
NEW MADRID -- Steffanie Michelle Riley Lee, 39, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in New Madrid. She was born July 14, 1972, in Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. She attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Grade School and New Madrid County Central High School where she graduated with honors in May 1990. ...
Gene Stoker (11/29/11)
DEXTER -- Lester "Gene" Stoker, 71, died Nov. 27, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 26, 1939, in Bloomfield, to the late Lester Woodrow Stoker and Mildred Ruby Hudgens, he worked for Brown Construction Company in Dexter for many years...
Sam Sebaugh (11/29/11)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Ovis "Sam" Sebaugh, 98, who died Nov. 26, 2011, were: Jay Sebaugh, Greg Sanders, David Murray, Ben Murray, Dave Bunch and Gean Allen.