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Stories from Friday, December 23, 2011

Making a list (12/23/11)
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Filing slow to fill spots on ballots (12/23/11)
news@standard-democrat.com MINER -- Although filing for municipal elections is now in its second week, many city clerks are still waiting for candidates to walk through the door. Candidates have until Jan. 17 to file their intention to seek office. The general municipal election is set for April 3...
DNR says landfill is in need of work (12/23/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County needs to tidy up its closed landfill. County Commissioners reviewed a report from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources on the county landfill during their regular meeting Thursday...
There's still hope (and gifts) for Christmas-shopping procastinators (12/23/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- For those who wake up Christmas morning only to realize they've forgotten someone on their gift list -- fear not. While the major national retailers are closed Christmas Day, several convenience stores and travel center are open for business, with many offering a wide selection of gifts -- from lottery tickets to local and national chain gift cards to brand name candles...
CHAMPIONS (12/23/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- Living up to the expectations that come with being the first seed, Dexter took down second-seeded Kennett on Thursday night to win the 2011 Lady Royals Christmas Classic Tournament. Coming out to a torrid start, the Lady Bearcats amassed an 18-point lead in the first quarter before holding off a resurgent Lady Indian squad in the final three frames to win 69-45...
NMCC conquered by Neelyville in third place game (12/23/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- Falling down by 20 points at the half, New Madrid County Central saw Neelyville hold on for a 73-34 win to earn third-place at the Lady Royals Classic Christmas Tournament. "We just weren't ready to play," Lady Eagles' head coach David Crockett said. "We can't choose when we want to play and when we don't. We have to come ready to play every night. Tonight we didn't, it showed and the better team won."...
Linda Collier (12/23/11)
ROWLETT, Texas -- Linda Sue Collier, 55, formerly of Bertrand, Mo., and Sikeston, Mo., died Dec. 20, 2011, at Rowlett. Born April 30, 1956, to the late Robert Leonard and Antoinette Marie Sgarlata Collier, she moved to Rowlett in 1986 and began working at Dallas Center for the Developmentally Disabled. She was a 20-year member of the Rylie Rounder Special Olympic Team participating in track and field events and bowling...
Bob Foushee (12/23/11)
ST. PETERS -- Robert Lynn "Bob" Foushee, 61, formerly of Dexter, died Dec. 21, 2011, at his home. Born Jan. 11, 1950, at Gideon, son of the late Joseph Boyce "J.B." Jane Lucille Sharp Foushee, he was a graduate of Dexter Senior High School and had been an accountant...
Joseph Hall (12/23/11)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Joseph Allen Hall, 55, died Dec. 21, 2011, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 17, 1956, in Sikeston, to the late Arnold Elmo and Alice McGill Hall, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include: four sisters, Alice Hall of Poplar Bluff, Judy Dykes of England, Ark., Mary Smith of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Jerri Theofarstou of St. George, Vt.; and one brother, George Hall of Poplar Bluff...
Margaret Helms (12/23/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Margaret Ann Russell Helms, died Dec. 22, 2011, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Catherine Kirschner (12/23/11)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Catherine Gaty Kirschner, a resident of Washington, D.C., for 42 years, died at home in the early hours of Friday, Dec.16, 2011. She was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to John and Elva Gaty in 1931, and grew up in the town of Bertrand, Mo. ...
Claudeen Russell (12/23/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Claudeen Russell, 64, died Dec. 21, 2011, at the Doctors Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salem, Ill. Born March 24, 1947, in Cairo, Ill., to the late Claude and Voneita Phillips Myracle, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a retired cashier...
Ida Mathenia (12/23/11)
IMPERIAL -- Ida Mae Mathenia, 97, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 22, 2011, at Crystal City. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Sharon Kruse (12/23/11)
DEXTER -- Sharon Mae Kruse, 69, died Dec. 22, 2011, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 8, 1942, in Corning, Ark., to the late Bernie and Eva Allison Caldwell, she was a member of the Light House Christian Center in Dexter. In St. Louis, she married James Kruse who survives of the home...