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Stories from Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mississippi County residence destroyed in fire (12/28/11)
DOGWOOD -- A former school building-turned-residence was destroyed in a fire early today in Mississippi County. East Prairie Fire Chief Kyle Hutcheson said the volunteer department received a call at 9:43 p.m. Tuesday of a fire at the residence located at 1011 South Highway B in the Dogwood community between Bertrand and East Prairie...
Three killed on roadways during holiday (12/28/11)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Three people died during the Christmas holiday counting period, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports. During the counting period -- from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, the Patrol investigated 213 traffic crashes, which included two fatalities and 67 injuries. Troopers arrested 56 people over the Christmas holiday weekend for driving while intoxicated...
Tournament time (12/28/11)
DPS to be out in force on New Year's Eve (12/28/11)
SIKESTON -- This New Year's Eve Sikeston Public Safety will be cracking down on traffic violators, particularly those driving while drunk. On Saturday, DPS will take the initiative to step up enforcement on traffic violators, Lt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for DPS, said in a news release...
DPS looking to return lost gift (12/28/11)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Public Safety is trying to return a lost Christmas gift. While on duty Dec. 22, a Sikeston Department of public Safety Officer found a Christmas present at the intersection of Taylor and College Streets, according to Lt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for DPS...
New monthly seminar educates senior citizens (12/28/11)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston area senior citizens have the opportunity to receive extended education on various health topics through a new monthly seminar at the local nutrition center. First Friday Focus on Health is presented by Missouri Delta Medical Center from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first Friday of each month at the OAKS Nutrition Center in Sikeston. Each month a seminar on various health topics by physicians and health specialists is presented...
Sluggish SHS gets past Lutheran St. Charles (12/28/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com O'FALLON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs advanced to the semifinal round of the St. Dominic Christmas Tournament on Tuesday with a 70-57 victory over Lutheran-St. Charles. The top-seeded Bulldogs (8-2), who are the defending champions in the tournament, had a tough battle against the No. 8 seeded Cougars for most of the game but they were able to pull away in the second half to achieve the victory...
Charleston holds off resilient Scott City; Scott Central rolls (12/28/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- If the Scott City Rams wanted a chance to knock off the top-seeded Charleston Bluejays, they needed to muster a near flawless game to do it. As it would turn out, they almost did. In a somewhat unexpected outing, the Rams gave one of the top teams in the area a big scare on Tuesday during the quarterfinal round of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament with he Bluejays narrowly escaping, 83-76...
Portageville, Dexter advance to tourney semis at Bloomfield (12/28/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com BLOOMFIELD -- For the second night in a row, the Portageville Bulldogs shrugged off a slow start to advance to the next round of the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament. Playing Bernie in the quarterfinals on Monday, the Bulldogs trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half, but fought back to take a slim one-point lead with two minutes to play...
NMCC falls in Dyersburg Tournament opener (12/28/11)
DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles fell into the loser's bracket of the Dyersburg Christmas Tournament with an 86-60 loss on Tuesday afternoon. NMCC fell behind 18-11 after one and could only watch as hot shooting Brighton exploded for 51 points in the next two quarters to take a comfortable 69-35 lead into the final frame...
Gene Recker (12/28/11)
NEW MADRID -- Welton Eugene "Gene" Recker, known to all of us as "Guru," left his earthly confines to be with his heavenly father on Dec. 25, 2011, at the age of 52. He was born on Feb. 26, 1959, in Sikeston, to Virginia Ransburgh Recker and Lewis H. Recker Sr. He was a veteran, having served our country in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed by Noranda Aluminum until his retirement and was a lifelong member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Madrid...
Ida Mathenia (12/28/11)
IMPERIAL -- Ida Mae Mathenia, 97, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 22, 2011, at Crystal City. Born April 11, 1914, in Crystal City, she was the daughter of the late Archie and LuAnn Honeysuckle. She married Earl Thomas Mathenia who preceded her in death on March 5, 1960...
Bob Tankersley (12/28/11)
CHAFFEE -- Bobby "Bob" Tankersley, 75, died Dec. 27, 2011, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Nov. 1, 1936, in Bessville, to the late Earnest and Mildred Lincoln Tankersley, he was of the Baptist belief and worked at the Florsheim Shoe Company as a cutter until he retired...
Ruby Dowdy (12/28/11)
DEXTER -- Ruby Dowdy, 95, died Dec. 26, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Born Aug. 12, 1916, at Pyletown, to the late John Henry Moore and Mary Gaines Moore, he was a homemaker and member of the Pleasant Grove Community Church at Pyletown...
John Hill (12/28/11)
WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. -- Pallbearers for services held Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for John W. Hill, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., who died on Dec. 21, 2011, were: Alex Hill, Bryan Hill, Brent Hill, Ron McElyea, David Goins and Cody Reed.