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Stories from Thursday, February 9, 2012

'Land of Smiles' (02/09/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON - The performers with Delta Dental want to make it clear: This show features the Tooth Wizard - not to be confused with the Tooth Fairy. "That's his sister," insists Tyson Blanquart. "She's in collections. The Tooth Wizard is in prevention."...
Sikeston native hosts the StarLite Film Festival (02/09/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com WINTER GARDEN, Fla. -- Films in the StarLite Film Festival came from around the globe but the host is from Sikeston, Mo. The four-day event conducted at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden through Sunday last weekend was a huge success, according to Alauna McMillen, managing director...
Signing on (02/09/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It took a few seasons to get his shot, but Sikeston senior Connor Hamra made his final year as an offensive lineman for the Bulldogs pay off. Hamra signed a letter of intent to play football for Central Methodist University on Monday after one full year playing on a line that produced record rushing numbers...
Kelly's Grojean signs with Three Rivers College (02/09/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- With her stellar four-year career as a Lady Hawk coming to a close this past season, Kelly standout Emily Grojean didn't have to look far when deciding where she wanted to continue her softball career. Joining a long line of Lady Hawks before her, Grojean recently signed a letter of intent to play softball for Three Rivers College starting this fall...
DeWitt designated for assignment (02/09/12)
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs designated infielder Blake DeWitt for assignment Monday to make room for infielder Adrian Cardenas, who they claimed off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. DeWitt, who the Cubs acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers in July 2010, batted .265 with 11 doubles, five homers and 26 RBIs in 121 games last season. The 26-year-old has a .260 career batting average with 21 home runs and 134 RBIs in 404 games...
Ratchet Davis (02/09/12)
ARNOLD -- Clarence Fred "Ratchet" Davis, 57, formerly of New Madrid County, died Feb. 6, 2012, in St. Louis. Born Feb. 3, 1955, in East Prairie to Mary "Polly" Organ Davis of New Madrid and the late Jessie D. Davis, he lived in New Madrid County most of his life and was a self-employed truck driver. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War...
George Patterson (02/09/12)
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- George F. "Pat" Patterson, 84, died Jan. 17, 2012, at his home. Born May 20, 1927, in Milwaukee, to the late Archie and Altha Patterson, he served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. He traveled extensively with the military and spent three years in the South Pacific. He worked many jobs including Boeing, long-haul trucking and the Washington State Highway Dept...
Edward Woodruff (02/09/12)
OSCAR, Ky. -- Edward I. Woodruff, 79, died Feb. 7, 2012, at Medco in Paducah. Originally from Wyatt, Mo., son of the late Luther Earl and Helen Dismore Woodruff, he moved to Oscar in 1964. He began working as a deckhand on the river for ACVL in 1973 and retired in 1992. He was of the Baptist belief...
George Shelby (02/09/12)
JEFFERSON CITY -- George Wilson Shelby, 26, formerly of Charleston and Columbia, died Feb. 3, 2012, in Jefferson City. Born Aug. 8, 1985, in Cape Girardeau, to Roy Baker and Frances Wilson Shelby of Phoenix, he was a graduate of Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, had attended Westminster College in Fulton and was currently a student at Metro Business College in Jefferson City. He had been a volunteer of the Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia...
Shirley Williams (02/09/12)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Shirley Williams died Feb. 9, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo.
Sadye Scoles (02/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Sadye Scoles, 97, died Feb. 8, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Ruth Holtzhouser (02/09/12)
BERNIE -- Ruth Holtzhouser, 82, died Feb. 9, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.