[Nameplate] Rain Fog/Mist ~ 55°F  
Wind Advisory
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Stories from Thursday, January 26, 2012

Emergency Watershed Protection funds available again (01/26/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Federal funding will again flow into local ditches. "They are funded again this year for the Emergency Watershed Protection program," Carlin Bennett, presiding commissioner, said during the regular Mississippi County Commission meeting Thursday...
Money Island (01/26/12)
news@standard-democrat.com BENTON - Who says learning about compound interest and the importance of paying bills on time can be fun? The students at Kelly Elementary School do. Fourth and fifth graders have discovered MoneyIsland. Provided to the Kelly School District as well as nine other Southeast Missouri Schools by Focus Bank, MoneyIsland takes participants into a virtual world to learn real-life principles about being responsible with their money...
Women's ag group seeks new members (01/26/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Scott County Women in Agriculture are looking for a new crop of members. Sponsored by the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District, the group was formed on Oct. 5, 2000, according to Kay Dover Wilson, charter member. Wilson said the idea to start the women's ag group was suggested by her counterpart at New Madrid County's Soil and Water Conservation District who had established one in that county...
Dexter man dead in vehicle vs. train collision (01/26/12)
news@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- A Dexter man is dead following a train/vehicle collision on the Union Pacific railroad tracks that cross near ZZ, one mile south of Highway 60 in rural Dexter. The accident occurred at 2 p.m. when a southbound vehicle driven by Kelvin Wooten, 43, failed yield at railroad tracks...
Arson is suspected in Tuesday vehicle fire (01/26/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON - Arson is suspected in a vehicle fire that occurred late Tuesday night. At 11:53 p.m., the Sikeston Department of Public Safety was alerted to a vehicle fire at 1317 Shelby. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Sikeston ninth grade downs NMCC, 53-44 (01/26/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- The Sikeston freshman basketball team took care of the New Madrid County Central Eagles 53-44 on Wednesday night at the Jackson tournament. With the win, the Bulldogs move on to the semifinals where they will face Notre Dame at 6:30 p.m. tonight...
SCC hero returns (01/26/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- He became a legend at Scott County Central, broke out as a star at Southern Illinois University and won championships overseas. Now, Marcus Timmons wants to return home. TImmons was honored during the Scott County Central-Notre Dame basketball game on Tuesday night as one of the school's most recognizable figures through his accomplishments on the basketball court...
Lavern Harty (01/26/12)
ADVANCE -- Lelah Lavern Schrader Harty, 83, of Advance, was born Aug. 5, 1928, at Zalma, daughter of the late Vernie Simmers and Ella Grace Limbaugh and passed away Jan. 24, 2012, at her home. Lavern retired as a tech from Superior Electric and was a member of the Zalma General Baptist Church...
Betty Scott (01/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Betty Jayne Taylor (Fears) Scott, 76, of Sikeston passed away Jan. 24, 2012, at her home. She was born Sept. 17, 1935, at Stanford, to the late Joe and Lucille Taylor. Mrs. Scott was a 1953 graduate of Stanford High School where she was an outstanding basketball player. She remained an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching her grandchildren play. She loved to shop and spend time with her friends...
Bill Fitzpatrick (01/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Billy Don Fitzpatrick, age 76, passed away Jan. 24, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. He was born May 17, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, to Freda Mae (Wyatt) Nelson. On April 26, 1963, he married Grace Anita Burchyett who survives of the home in Sikeston...
Isabella Keller (01/26/12)
COLUMBUS, Neb. -- Isabella Grace Keller, one-day old infant daughter of Kevin and Victoria Pearson Keller, died Jan. 22, 2012, at Methodist Women's Hospital in Omaha. She is survived by her parents of Columbus; grandparents, Mark and Mary Pearson of Oakland; grandfather, Jim Keller of Sikeston, Mo.; great-grandmothers, Eva Weeks and Gayle Pearson both of Lyons and Barbara Mims of Sikeston; godparents, Bob andTeresa Hausman of Columbus; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins...
Kelvin Wooten (01/26/12)
DEXTER -- Kelvin Wooten, 43, died Jan. 25, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funereal Home in Dexter.
Donald Keller (01/26/12)
JACKSON -- Donald Carl Keller, 62, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 20, 1949, in Hayti, to Rex and Mabel Phillips Keller. He and Grace Moll were married March 31, 1979, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit. Their union was blessed with two wonderful children, Brian and Laura...
Clelah Bradley (01/26/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Clelah W. Bradley, 59, died Jan. 24, 2012, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born July 27, 1952, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Willie Monrow and Bonnie Hicks Medley, she had lived in Blanchard, Okla., for 20 years before returning in 1989 to Poplar Bluff where she was a member of the Second Baptist Church and the Ruth's Group. She had worked as a supervisor at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in the Central Sterile Department for 22 years...
Louis Jones (01/26/12)
NEW MADRID -- Louis Franklin Jones, 87, of New Madrid, lost his battle with cancer on Jan. 22, 2012, at his home. He was born on July 27, 1924, to the late Louis Daniel and May Henry Jones of New Madrid. On Sept. 8, 1948, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Cobb who preceded him in meeting the Lord on March 12, 2003...
Leonard Etienne (01/26/12)
LILBOURN -- Leonard E. Etienne, 91, died Jan. 24, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 18, 1920, in Leopold, Ind., he was the son of the late Pete and Janie Avis Etienne. His wife, Kathryn Etienne, preceded him in death on July 13, 2003...
Ruby Curtis (01/26/12)
DEXTER -- Ruby Curtis, 97, died Jan. 25, 2012, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.