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Stories from Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Patrol will survey radio coverage area (01/10/12)
POPLAR BLUFF - A radio coverage survey is under way in Troop E. According to Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, Poplar Bluff, Patrol members and retired Patrol personnel are conducting the radio coverage survey on new communications equipment for the entire Troop E area in Southeast Missouri. The survey must be done on every road and area to ensure overall system performance, he said...
City, BMU now equal on Board of Economic Development (01/10/12)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston City Council and Board of Municipal Utilities will now be on equal footing while guiding the city's Department of Economic Development. The City Council approved a bill during the regular Sikeston City Council meeting Monday amending city code relating to the Board of Economic Development...
Outdoor fun (01/10/12)
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'Hope is not just a dream' theme for MLK celebration (01/10/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The changes Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of can be made real -- but only through involvement and participation. Sikeston's 26th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration and Motorcade Parade will be Monday at the West End Missionary Baptist Church, 1004 Maude Street...
Musical event set for Saturday (01/10/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A musical event to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. will begin festivities in honor of the late civil rights leader this weekend in Sikeston. Set for 5 p.m. Saturday at Green Memorial Church of God in Christ in Sikeston, the gospel celebration -- now in its second year -- will feature singing, skits and poems in honor of King...
Under construction (01/10/12)
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Route D in New Madrid County reduced for bridge repairs (01/10/12)
SIKESTON - Route D in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge repairs. This section of roadway is located between Route JJ and Railroad Drive. Weather permitting, work will performed today through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily...
Sikeston boys basketball team downs unbeaten De Soto (01/10/12)
Just 48 hours after defeating Imagine Prep 69-62, the Bulldogs took down undefeated and state-ranked De Soto 76-73 on Monday night.
Wipeout (01/10/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It didn't take long for the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs to get it going as they blistered the visiting Caruthersville Lady Tigers 85-29 at the Sikeston Field House on Monday night. The Lady Bulldogs showed just how dominant they can be when their bread and butter -- the full-court press -- is working to the best of its ability...
Charleston, Chaffee advance to semifinals of Scott-Miss Tourney (01/10/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SCOTT CITY -- Led by Dazique Gillespie's 21 points, third-seeded Charleston took down sixth-seeded Kelly on Monday to earn a trip to the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament semifinals. "We've talked about in the last week that we wanted to make sure we play hard all the time for 32 minutes," Lady Bluejay head coach Josh Thompson. "With six girls we gave it everything we had. We played hard and when we play hard we have really good results."...
Bonnie Lewis (01/10/12)
PUXICO -- Bonnie Jean Lewis, 72, died Jan. 7, 2012, at her home. Born Oct. 24, 1939, in Kinder, to the late James and Etta Belle Massey Daniels, she had lived in the Puxico and Kinder areas most of life. She attended the General Baptist Church in Puxico. She and her husband were the owner's of Cliff's Market and also worked at the Puxico Nursing Center...
Herman Campbell (01/10/12)
PUXICO -- Herman L. Campbell, 92, died Jan. 8, 2012, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab. Born Aug. 5, 1919, in Puxico, to the late Hobert and Esther Crews Campbell, he was a member of the United Methodist Church in Puxico and was a church clerk for several years. ...
Derick Bramlett (01/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Derick A. Bramlett, 28, who died Jan. 8, 2012, will be: Chase Sweet, Colt Sweet, Eric Jones, Andrew Croxford, Brandon Tanksley, Chris Moore and Josh Norvill...
Doris McDaniel (01/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Monday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Doris Ann McDaniel, 66, who died on Jan. 6, 2012, were: Nathan Mays, Keith Brown, Barry McDowell, Wayne Holmes, Josh Holmes and Mark Woolums.
Tom Murchison (01/10/12)
NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Daniel T. "Tom" Murchison, 75, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 7, 2012. Born Oct. 26, 1936, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Dan and Margaret Murchison, he had practiced law in Natchitoches since 1963 and served as city attorney for more than three decades. ...
Roma Garrison (01/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Roma R. Garrison, 88, formerly of Doniphan, died Jan. 7, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born March 12, 1923, in Cherryville, daughter of the late Robert and Edna Carey Pyatt, she retired as a nurses' aide. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Garrison, one sister, Edith Adams, and three brothers, Reo Carey, Edwin Carey and Delmar Pyatt...
Roxie Beyerbach (01/10/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Roxie Beyerbach, 89, died at 9:10 p.m. Jan. 9, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Bert Wilmurth (01/10/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Alberta N. "Bert" Wilmurth, 78, died Jan. 9, 2012, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Patricia Pullum (01/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Patricia Pullum, 64, died Jan. 7, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 15, 1947, in Dexter, to the late Rex G. and Margie Pauline Jones Kilmer, she had lived in the Dexter and Sikeston area most of her life and was a member of the Life Church in Sikeston...