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Stories from Thursday, February 16, 2012

Regular season ends (02/16/12)
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Extension to offer exercise program beginning in March (02/16/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A free, 10-week exercise program offered through the University of Missouri Extension aims to improve local adults' overall health and strength. Set to begin at 9:30 a.m. March 5 at the OAKS Center in Sikeston, "Stay Strong, Stay Healthy," is designed for those who are 18 and older...
County Circuit Courts continue digital efforts (02/16/12)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Circuit Court is taking another step -- albeit a small one -- into the digital age. Sitting in front of a computer screen, Virginia King placed a divorce decree from 2011 into the scanner next to her. With a click and a whir, the document moved through the machine and in seconds the information became part of the court system's digital records...
Two arrested after marijuana found in vehicle (02/16/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Two people were arrested after law enforcement officers found 150 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle. At 9:31 p.m. Feb. 8 in Pemiscot County, a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a northbound vehicle on Interstate 55 for a traffic violation, according to a news release from the Highway Patrol...
Risco routs Southland 93-47 (02/16/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CLARKTON -- Looking for a return trip to the Tri-County Conference Tournament finals, the second-seeded Risco Tigers took their first step on Wednesday with a 93-47 opening round win over the seventh-seeded Southland Rebels...
Sour finish (02/16/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- After winning five of their last seven games, including their last two, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs were looking to keep their streak alive heading into the Class 4, District 1 tournament next week. Cape Central wouldn't allow it...
Chaffee girls fall to Saxony (02/16/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils were held scoreless in the third quarter and fell to visiting Saxony Lutheran 48-38 on Wednesday. Saxony led 24-21 at halftime but a scoreless frame from Chaffee gave the Lady Crusaders a comfortable 35-21 advantage heading into the fourth...
Virgil Knuckles (02/16/12)
SIKESTON -- Virgil Eugene Knuckles, 85, died Feb. 14, 2012, at his home in rural Sikeston. Born April 27, 1926, in Morehouse, he was the son of the late Avery Ernest and Betty Brock Knuckles. He worked for Shell Oil Company in Illinois and later moved to Missouri when he bought a farm south of Morehouse to become a farmer -- which he was for more than 45 years before retiring...
Stanley Foster (02/16/12)
MARSTON -- Stanley Foster, 56, formerly of Portageville, died Feb. 15, 2012, at Memphis, Tenn. Born April 8, 1955, in Boekerton, he was the son of the late Hester Quick Foster and Roy Foster. On Feb. 12, 1977, in Portageville, he married Angela Gail Glover who preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 2011...
Edward Flowers (02/16/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Edward E. Flowers, 82, formerly of Portageville, died Feb. 14, 2012, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 29, 1929, in Center Ridge, Ark., to the late Arlie and Lona Bartlett Flowers, he was a former member of the First Church of God in Portageville. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he retired from Billy Hayes Ford Motor Co. in Portageville...
Nan Pollock (02/16/12)
SIKESTON -- Nan Pollock, 88, died Feb. 15, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.