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Stories from Friday, January 27, 2012

Mississippi County will seek federal funding (01/27/12)
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...
Boost for small business (01/27/12)
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Sikeston man jailed for child molestation (01/27/12)
BENTON - A Sikeston area man is in jail on drug and child molestation charges. Ronnie G. Newell, 41, is charged with first degree child molestation, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. Bond is set at $75,000...
Farmers, ag-related business owners earn recognition (01/27/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Some of the area's best in agriculture took a break from their work on Thursday, as several individuals were honored at the annual Farmer's Recognition Banquet held in conjunction with the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon...
Two arrested for burglaries are identified (01/27/12)
BENTON -- Two Oran teenagers are in jail in connection with burglaries in Oran. Jesse S. Brown, 18, and Michael W. Williams,18, are charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of stealing and first degree property damage. Bond is set at $20,000 each...
Dexter rolls into finals of SCAA Tournament (01/27/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- For the third straight year Dexter and Bernie will square off for the Stoddard County Activities Association Tournament championship. Shortly after the Mules upset Advance 62-54 Thursday evening in the semifinals, the defending champion Dexter Bearcats took to their home floor to set up the rematch with a 71-59 win over the Bloomfield Wildcats...
Shootout tune-up (01/27/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Coming in to Thursday night's game as a heavy favorite, the Charleston Lady Bluejays needed little time to prove their bias. The Lady Bluejays burst out to a 23-point lead after the first quarter as they cruised past the visiting Malden Lady Wave 70-32 at Charleston High School...
Lady Bobcats get by Chaffee; Scott City and Kelly girls win (01/27/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- The Delta Lady Bobcats got a combined 33 points from junior Machela VanGennip and senior Tori Burton and held off the Chaffee Lady Devils 41-35 on Thursday. Burton scored 18 points and VanGennip had 15 as Delta (8-6) used a 15-4 second quarter to build an 11-point halftime lead 25-14 that they would not relinquish...
Coaches v. Cancer Shootout is Saturday in Charleston (01/27/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Lady Bluejays basketball team will once again be doing their part to raise money and awareness for cancer. On Saturday, the Lady Bluejays will be one of 12 teams participating in their annual Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout at Charleston High School...
Ruby Curtis (01/27/12)
DEXTER -- Ruby Inez Curtis, 97, died Jan. 25, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healtcare in Dexter. Born April 1, 1914, in Ouachita, Ark., to the late Lee and Laura Jones Walker, she was a retired worker for Inland Shoe Company in Parma and also helped her husband on the farm. She was of the Assembly of God belief...
Leonard Etienne (01/27/12)
LILBOURN -- Leonard E. Etienne, 91, died Jan. 24, 2012, at Saint 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. In 1946, in Steele, he married his wife of 65 years Kathryn Etienne, who preceded him in death on July 13, 2003...
Kelvin Wooten (01/27/12)
DEXTER -- Kelvin Edward Wooten, 43, died Jan. 25, 2012, as a result of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Dexter. Born Oct. 1, 1968, in Hayti, son of Dale and Della Walker Wooten of Calico Rock, Ark., he was a farmer and affiliated with the Light House Christian Center in Dexter...
Neva Pharris (01/27/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Thursday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Neva Pharris, who died on Jan. 24, 2012 were: Byron Miller, Daniel Pharris, Kenny Stokes, Bill Stokes, Zach Griffaw and Tom Siebert.
Wilbur L. Walker (01/27/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Wilbur L. Walker, 86, of Poplar Bluff died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Mr. Walker was born Nov. 10, 1925 in East Prairie, Mo. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher, and had retired as a homebuilder. ...
Kathryn Vinson (01/27/12)
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Ethel Kathryn Vinson, 80, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Jan. 25, 2012, in Shelby Township. Born Jan. 28, 1931, in the Crosno community of Mississippi County, Mo., to the late Claude Walter and Marie Hutson Housman, she had lived in Shelby Township a number of years and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Emma Kellams (01/27/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Emma Louise Kellams, 84, died Jan. 26, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangement are incomplete with the DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Lloyd Brewer (01/27/12)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Rev. Lloyd Frank Brewer Jr., 70, died Jan. 24, 2012, in Columbia. Born in Orangeburg, S.C., to the late Rev. Lloyd Frank Brewer Sr. and Ruby Williams Brewer, he was a member and minister of music at Cayce United Methodist Church...