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Stories from Thursday, March 8, 2012

Brown Shoe Co. closing its Sikeston center (03/08/12)
news@standard-democrat.com ST. LOUIS -- Brown Shoe Co. Inc. announced Wednesday plans to close its Sikeston distribution center, as part of its ongoing portfolio realignment efforts. The phased closure is expected to begin in May and conclude in October. During this time, operations will move to other locations, as the company works to reduce excess capacity in its distribution network, officials said in a news release...
Quake awareness (03/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston students knew the four little words Steve Besemer wanted to hear. "Stop! Drop! Hold on!," shouted the youngsters at St. Francis Xavier School Wednesday. Besemer, earthquake program manager for Missouri, smiled broadly in return...
ACT prep has proven to boost test scores (03/08/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- For high school juniors -- and a few seniors looking to gain an extra point or two on the ACT exam -- many resources are available to help them improve their scores before the college entrance test is administered next month...
Oran in quarterfinals for first time since 1969 (03/08/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com PARK HILLS -- Back in the same gym on Wednesday where New Haven ended their season in last year's sectional, Oran booked their first trip to the quarterfinals since 1969. Taking a 11-point lead into the half, the Eagles survived a second half surge by the Crossroads College Prep Current for a 59-54 Class 2 sectional win...
Moving on (03/08/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com WEST PLAINS -- There's no need to worry about Charleston senior Greg Tucker anymore. He's injury free and ready to lead his explosive Bluejays once again. "I'm 100 percent," Tucker said. "No nagging, no nothing." Tucker, who had dealt with a deep thigh bruise for the last month, poured in a game high 27 points on Wednesday night during Charleston's 74-64 sectional win over Liberty Mountain-View at the West Plains Civic Center in West Plains...
Unbeaten Seymour takes advantage of NMCC jitters 73-39 (03/08/12)
davidj@standard-democrat.com WEST PLAINS -- The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles were in unfamiliar territory and it showed. NMCC came out timid in Wednesday night's Class 3 sectional game against undefeated Seymour and turned the ball over 30 times falling to the Lady Tigers 73-39 at the West Plains Civic Center...
Ida Maben (03/08/12)
NEW MADRID -- Ida B. Maben, 75, died Feb. 26, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 16, 1937, she was the daughter of the late George and Rosetta Smith. She married the Rev. Wilbert Maben who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by: one son, Will Taylor; one daughter, Aritha Clark; three brothers, A.G. Smith, George Smith and Willie Smith; and five sisters, Sara Smith, Laura Currie, Alberta Maben, Josephine Brown and Georgia Mae...
Kiley Parr-Allison (03/08/12)
CHAFFEE -- Kiley Parr-Allison, 33, formerly of Oran, died March 5, 2012, at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Reva Curtner (03/08/12)
JACKSON -- Reva Curtner, 85, formerly of Sikeston, died March 7, 2012, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Thelma Beaird (03/08/12)
NEWPORT, Ark. -- Thelma Beaird, 85, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 8, 2012, at Newport. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.