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Stories from Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Therapy patients can now pedal to healthier lives (12/21/11)
SIKESTON -- For some local individuals with neurological impairments, a cardiovascular workout isn't easy to come by in Southeast Missouri -- until now. A Sikeston rehabilitation service provider has installed a motorized functional electrical stimulation bicycle...
Commissioners are ready to move forward on 911 consolidation plan (12/21/11)
BENTON -- The Scott County Commission's meeting with the Sikeston City Council to discuss consolidating 911 services was a good first step but there is still a lot to do. Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger described Monday's meeting as "very productive" during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Filling the red kettle enables Salvation Army to fill needs (12/21/11)
SIKESTON -- Ching, ching, ching. Ching, ching, ching. It's some of the bells of Christmas. Salvation volunteers stationed in front of the Sikeston Walmart ring the brass bells hour after hour. Hopefully with every peal of the bells, there follows a clank, clank, clank of coins into the big, red kettle...
Last chance to pay up (12/21/11)
BENTON -- Scott County taxpayers have until noon on the last day of the year to pay their taxes in person. Mark Hensley, collector, said he will come in at 8 a.m. Dec. 31 and keep his office open until noon. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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MoDOT work closes street (12/21/11)
SIKESTON - North and South New Madrid Street at the West Malone intersection is now closed due to traffic light modifications by MoDOT. The work will take approximately six hours to complete. Please use caution in the construction area.
Scott City holds off late surge by Bearcats (12/21/11)
SCOTT CITY -- The Scott City Rams withstood a late charge by the Dexter Bearcats on Tuesday, coming away with a 65-62 win. A strong second quarter lifted the Rams to a 39-30 lead, but Scott City was outscored 32-26 in the second half to put the Rams in a position they haven't been in all year...
Lady Bluejays pound East Carter, 75-52 (12/21/11)
BROSELEY -- Rebounding from their opening round loss to Twin River at the Lady Royals Christmas Classic Tournament, the Charleston Lady Bluejays picked up a 72-52 win over East Carter County to advance to the consolation semifinals. "We couldn't quite put them away," Charleston head coach Josh Thompson said of East Carter. "That says a lot about them. We picked up our defensive intensity and that really made a big difference for us. That's where we want to hang our hat, is defensively."...
Portageville, Kelly ousted from tourney (12/21/11)
BROSELEY -- Plagued by cold shooting, the Portageville Lady Bulldogs fell 67-33 to the Clearwater Lady Tigers in the consolation quarterfinals of the Lady Royals Christmas Classic Tournament. "The biggest thing was we competed hard," Portageville head coach Barry Branscum said. "We just couldn't seem to buy a basket. We had some good shots that wouldn't fall. I have to give Clearwater credit, they shot the ball well tonight."...
Braves cruise past Oak Ridge, 68-56 (12/21/11)
SIKESTON -- The Scott County Central Braves may not have the services of three-time all-stater Otto Porter anymore, but they still appear to be a factor in Class 1 basketball this season. The three-time defending state champion Braves used a huge first quarter to distance themselves in a 68-56 home victory against Oak Ridge on Tuesday night...
Margaretta Latamondeer (12/21/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Margaretta Latamondeer died Dec. 19, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Granville Deshazier (12/21/11)
MORLEY -- Granville Lowell "Boe Hopper" Deshazier, 78, passed away Dec. 16, 2011, at his home in Morley. He was born Jan. 4, 1933, in Savannah, Tenn., to Lillie Mae Deshazier and "Tone" Worley. He and Marie Deshazier have been happily together for 50 years. Granville was an original "Plow Boy" and with many talents. He was looked up to by all and loved by all his family and friends. He will be missed dearly...
Ella Turner (12/21/11)
SIKESTON -- Ella Mae Turner, 78, died Dec. 18, 2011, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 12, 1933, in Painton, daughter of the late John Henry "Snap" and Elnater Luster Turner, she was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: three sons, Corlin Turner Jr. ...
Guy Bunyard (12/21/11)
CHAFFEE -- Guy W. Bunyard, 90, died Dec. 19, 2011, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born May 2, 1921, in Piedmont, to the late Lyman and Ella Collins Bunyard, he worked on the Frisco Railroad in Memphis, Tenn., as a car man and then retired from Beachnut Company in Amsterdam, N.Y. After retiring from Beachnut, he moved to Mt. Vernon and then in 1992 to Chaffee where he was a member of The First Baptist Church and the Chaffee Elks Lodge 1810...
Lisa Coatney (12/21/11)
SIKESTON -- Lisa Dawn Coatney, age 43, died Dec. 20, 2011, at her home in Sikeston. She was born June 2, 1968, in Sikeston, the daughter of Louise Whittley Coatney of Sikeston and the late Raymond Coatney. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and a veteran of the U.S. ...