[Nameplate] Fair ~ 42°F  
High: 65°F ~ Low: 40°F
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Stories from Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bridge removal cost comes in lower than expected (12/08/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- A local excavator is hoping there isn't more to a bridge removal project than he figured on. Mississippi County commissioners opened bids for the removal of the County Road 310 bridge from the bottom of the ditch during their regular meeting Thursday...
Two injured in Sikeston bar stabbing (12/08/11)
SIKESTON -- A stabbing early today at a Sikeston bar injured at least two people and remains under investigation. About 1:20 a.m. today Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a call in reference to a disturbance with a weapon at Cheers Bar and Grill, located at 1212 Linn St, according to a news release from Lt. Jim McMillen of DPS. Police were told one subject was armed with a knife and fighting staff members...
Corps installs temporary flood protection measures at Birds Point (12/08/11)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Corps of Engineers began on Wednesday the installation of a temporary structure to offer flood protection through spring in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway. Based on National Weather Service forecasts of unseasonably high river levels and more to come, Maj. Gen. John Peabody, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi Valley Division, on Tuesday directed an orderly shutdown of the Birds Point-New Madrid project area...
New traffic lights (12/08/11)
For more pictures and stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
A Victorian Christmas (12/08/11)
For more pictures and stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Charleston Chamber will get proceeds of liquidation sale (12/08/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Santa Claus has arrived early for the Charleston Chamber of Commerce. Karen Teeters, executive director of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, said she learned last week the organization will receive proceeds from a liquidation sale...
Conveyer belt burns at Sikeston Power Plant (12/08/11)
SIKESTON -- A coal conveyor belt caught fire at the Sikeston Power Plant late Tuesday. Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a call at 9:50 p.m. that a coal conveyor belt had caught on fire on the ninth floor of the coal-fired plant located on West Wakefield Avenue, according to Lt. Jim McMillen of DPS...
Lady Devils Invitational continues (12/08/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Eventually, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs' torrid pace wore down the Woodland Lady Cardinals. The size and strength of the Lady Cardinals posed challenges for the No. 1 seed in the Lady Devils Invitational Tournament early on but, unlike Woodland, Sikeston kept up their fast-paced style to eventually pull away for a 60-51 win...
Kelly edges out Chaffee, Delta downs East Prairie (12/08/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Although they are loaded with freshman and sophomores, the inexperienced Kelly Lady Hawks learned a lot the last time they played the Chaffee Lady Devils. Kelly was blistered by the Lady Devils, 56-28, in their first meeting earlier this month but avenged that loss with a 39-36 win on Wednesday to eliminate the host team in the Lady Devils Invitational Tournament...
Inkey Brunck (12/08/11)
MOREHOUSE -- Elsie Ione "Inkey" Brunck, 59, died at 9:17 p.m., Dec. 6, 2011, at her home. Born May 3, 1952, at Wyatt, to the late Harrison Ray and Audrey Mae Allen Marshall, she had lived in Morehouse a number of years and had been the manager of the Family Dollar in Sikeston for 16 years...
Beulah Brown (12/08/11)
ADVANCE -- Beulah Ann Brown, 90, died Dec. 6, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 29, 1921, in Beaverton, Ala., to the late Walt Green Flynn and Zona Dodd, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Piney Grove, Ala., and also attended the Brownwood General Baptist Church...
George Sutton (12/08/11)
MATTHEWS -- George Sutton, 80, died Dec. 8, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Richard Drerup (12/08/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Richard "Trader Dick'' Drerup, 85, died Dec. 7, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Maedine Butler (12/08/11)
CHARLESTON -- Maedine Butler, 77, died Dec. 1, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1934, in New Madrid, to the late John and Elnora Butler Jones, she was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church where she served on the Mother's Board and was a former usher. She attended Lincoln School in Charleston and retired from the Charleston R-1 School District in the culinary department...
Rosezetta Beene (12/08/11)
NEW MADRID -- Rosezetta Beene, 58, died Dec. 4, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 8, 1953, in Baderville, she was the daughter of the late Robert Beene and Mary Davis Givens Bell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters...
Mary Ellen Noles (12/08/11)
SIKESTON -- Mary Ellen Noles, 73, died Dec. 4, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 18, 1938, in Philadelphia, to the late John and Mary McDevitt Netzel, she was of the Catholic belief. In 1938, she married Harvey Noles, who survives...
David Bramlett (12/08/11)
WYATT -- David Dewayne Bramlett, 49, died Dec. 7, 2011, at the Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Myrul Pullum (12/08/11)
ESSEX -- Myrul Jean Pullum, 75, died Dec. 6, 2011, in Sikeston. Born Jan. 24, 1936, in Bernie, to the late Willie Whitehead and Nellie Mae Loyd, she lived most of her life in Essex. On Sept. 12, 1952, in Bernie, she married Oscar Leo Pullum who survives of the home.a...