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Stories from Thursday, December 1, 2011

County approved for additional disaster project (12/01/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County will get to submit one more disaster relief project to FEMA. "The Commission has received approval," County Clerk Junior DeLay advised commissioners during their regular weekly meeting Thursday...
New location needed for drivers' exams (12/01/11)
CHARLESTON -- Wanted: a place in Mississippi County to do state driver's license exams. Exams have been offered at the armory building in Charleston for as long as county officials can remember. "I took my test there," Carlin Bennett, presiding county commissioner, recalled during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday...
Winter is opportune time for farmers to learn latest in agriculture (12/01/11)
SIKESTON -- Southeast Missouri farmers may not be working in fields during winter, but many of them do use the time to brush up on the latest developments in agriculture. "We try to have informational meetings on a range of topics -- from production to managing to marketing," said David Reinbott, agriculture business program director for University of Missouri Extension's Scott County office and Southeast Region. ...
Patrol arrests two for drugs during routine traffic stop (12/01/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Two persons are in custody after the Missouri Highway Patrol discovered about 100 pounds of marijuana as well as cocaine in their vehicle during a traffic stop. Manuel P. Rivera, 43, of Houston Texas, and Lorena Ibarra, 36, of Beach Pike, Ill., are being held in the Pemiscot County Jail on charges of second degree drug trafficking...
Serving it up (12/01/11)
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Holiday voices (12/01/11)
LILBOURN -- For 69 Christmas seasons, singers have filled the Lilbourn United Methodist Church with the joyous sounds of the holiday. This year -- the 70th -- will be no different. At 4 p.m. Dec. 11, a choir comprised of singers from nine different churches, representing five denominations, will present "The First Noel."...
Sikeston Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along set for Dec. 18 (12/01/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It's Harry Howard's belief in the community working together for the love of music that has made the Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along a success over the past 10 years. "It's a communal affair with people of all religions and ages," said Howard, organist and coordinator of the Sing-Along. "...The biggest requirement is the love of music and people who love to sing."...
Road work on Highway 80 planned (12/01/11)
SIKESTON - Route 80 in Mississippi County will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace pipe beneath the roadway. This section of roadway is located from Route 102 to County Road 522. Weather permitting, work will be performed from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday...
SHS soccer players earn postseason honors (12/01/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After a record-breaking season, the Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team has many players on post-season awards lists. The 2011 All-District and SEMO All-Conference teams each feature seven Bulldogs. Leading the SEMO Conference selections are senior Hunter Williams and junior Brandon Goodwin, who each made the first team...
Risco rolls (12/01/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com BERNIE -- Taking a 14-point lead into the half on Wednesday, the top-seeded Risco Tigers advanced to the Bernie Invitational Tournament semifinals with a 77-46 win over the eighth-seeded East Prairie Eagles. "They played hard and aggressive," Risco head coach Brandon Blankenship said of his team. "We were a little too aggressive at times and got some silly fouls out there running into people and gambling going for steals...
Sikeston seventh grade earns victory; freshman lose debut at Notre Dame (12/01/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston seventh grade basketball team squeaked out a win against the Cape Central Tigers on Wednesday during the first round of the seventh grade invitational tournament at the Sikeston Middle School, 45-41...
Farril Wells (12/01/11)
DUDLEY -- Farril D. Wells, 58, died Nov. 29, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 19, 1953, in Vanduser, son of the late Levi Adolph and Edith Phillips Wells, he worked most of his life as a dairy farmer and was of the Baptist belief...
Orlando Walker Jr. (12/01/11)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Orlando Scottie Walker Jr., 20, died Nov. 26, 2011, at his home. The son of Nicole Walker and Otis Lattin of Memphis and Orlando Scott Walker Sr. of Memphis, he was a graduate of Kirby High School and attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Barton...
Michael Jines (12/01/11)
DEXTER -- Michael Dale Jines, 31, died Nov. 29, 2011, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 26, 1980, in Sikeston, to Sherry Curtis Jines of Dexter and the late Gary Jines, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Risco and was employed by the Sandy Ridge Cotton Gin...
Frank Turnbo (12/01/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Frank Turnbo, 77, died at 8:10 p.m. Nov. 29, 2011, at his home. Born Aug. 24, 1934, in Steele, to the late William Carroll and Nora Dove Inman Turnbo, he lived most of his life in East Prairie where he was a farmer and a member of the Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church. He also served in the U.S Army...
George Baker (12/01/11)
ESSEX -- George L. Baker, 94, died Dec. 1, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Imogene Mayabb (12/01/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Imogene Mayabb, 84, died at 7:50 a.m. Nov. 30, 2011, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Arrangements are incomplete with the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Rose Marie Kearbey (12/01/11)
BENTON -- Rose Marie Kearbey, 44, died Nov. 30, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.