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Stories from Monday, March 12, 2012

One suspect dead, trooper wounded in shootout (03/12/12)
news@standard-democrat.com MATTHEWS -- A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper is recovering today following a weekend shootout along I-55 in New Madrid County that left one of four suspects dead. The driver of the vehicle, Tonya M. Brown, 42, of Dallas; and two passengers, Jermaine K. Dennis, 24, of Mesquite; and Maurice A. Ely, 18, of Mesquite, are charged with second-degree murder, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with an intent to distribute...
Taste of history (03/12/12)
jillb@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Steve LaBarre has been a Union officer and fought for the Confederacy. He has been a Civil War sutler and a civilian. But the job that had him sweating at the re-enactment of the siege of New Madrid was cook...
Charleston boys basketball team heads back to final four (03/12/12)
Senior Greg Tucker knocked down all 10 of his free throws in the fourth quarter to help guide the Bluejays to a 71-63 win.
Scott Central back in semifinals (03/12/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com POPLAR BLUFF -- In surviving a rough first half against Eminence on Saturday, the Scott County Central Braves moved one step closer to their fourth-consecutive state championship. Led by 24 points from senior Lamarcus Steward, the Braves took a three-point lead into the half before holding on for a 65-51 quarterfinal win to book their trip to the Class 1 final four...
Huge second half lifts Hayti over Oran (03/12/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- The Hayti Indians are known for being an athletic team that crashes the boards hard. Combine that aspect with accurate perimeter shooting and it's a combination that proved to be too much for Oran to overcome as Hayti rolled to a 74-48 victory in a Class 2 quarterfinal game at Dexter High School...
Beulah Osburn (03/12/12)
SIKESTON -- Beulah Virginia Osburn, 97, of Sikeston, died March 10, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Oct. 3, 1914, in McMullin, to the late Jason Henry and Janetta Lee Knight Unsell, she worked for the Foster Grandparent Program for 20 years and also had been employed for many years by the New Dawn State School in Sikeston. She was a member of the Church of God in Vanduser...
Jessie Abernathy (03/12/12)
MORLEY -- Jessie Lee Abernathy, 92, died March 9, 2012, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 15, 1919, at Oran, to the late William and Ada Taylor Black, she was a member of the Morley Baptist Church and a retired machine operator with the International Hat Co. in Oran...
Grayson Malloy (03/12/12)
SIKESTON -- Grayson Charles Malloy, newborn son of Ryan Malloy and Trista Keener of Sikeston, died March 9, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one brother, Arlin Malloy; paternal grandparents, Bobby and Stephanie Malloy; and maternal grandparents, Hope and David Lucas. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins...
Britton Davis (03/12/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Britton Davis, 24, died March 11, 2012, at his home in East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Tennie Houchins (03/12/12)
ESSEX -- Tennie L. Houchins, 86, died March 9, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born April 12, 1925, in Risco, to the late William Louis and Lucy Ann Branch Tate, she had lived at Sikeston for many years and had moved to Essex in 1980. She was a member of the Full Gospel Pentecostal Church and was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone for many years...
Mary Pyles Leary (03/12/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mary Lee Pyles Leary, 86, died March 9, 2012, at her home. Born Feb. 10, 1926, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Ocie Lee Byers Morefield. She married David Pyles who preceded her in death. She later married Kebie Leary who also preceded her in death...
Anna Forsythe (03/12/12)
SIKESTON -- Anna Marie Forsythe, 91, died March 11, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 3, 1920, in Lilbourn, to the late James B. and Nellie Elliott Ward, she was a self-employed beautician for 23 years and was employed by Anchor Toy Co. for 16 years. She was a member of the North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she also worked as the custodian for 23 years...
Benjamin Carter (03/12/12)
CHARLESTON -- Benjamin John Lee Carter, newborn son of Amanda Lee Duty and Benjamin John Carter, died March 11, 2012, at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.