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Stories from Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rodeo acts announced (03/15/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- There's one thing the four entertainment acts for this year's Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo all have in common -- the energy the organization expects them to bring to this year's event. Acts for the 60th annual Rodeo were announced today at the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon. They are: The Band Perry, Aug. 8; Jerrod Niemann, Aug. 9; Easton Corbin, Aug. 10; and Justin Moore rounding out the lineup Aug. 11...
Special events are being planned for Rodeo's 60th anniversary (03/15/12)
SIKESTON -- As the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo marks its 60th year, some special events are in the works. "We really want to key in on this being our 60th anniversary and have several things planned, as well as a retro logo this year," said Zach Fayette, chairman of publicity and advertising for the Jaycees...
Shooting suspect in custody (03/15/12)
NEW MADRID -- A suspect in a shooting is in custody. New Madrid City Police Chief Claude McFerren reported today a man wanted for a shooting Tuesday night in New Madrid is being held by law enforcement authorities in Allen, Texas. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Visible address numbers can help save lives (03/15/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A loved one needs immediate medical attention. Or a maybe a neighbor's burning leaves are spreading fire to your home. In emergencies like these, seconds can make a critical difference. "These are but a few common scenarios that require immediate attention from emergency services and time is of the essence," said Lt. ...
Benton resident is sentenced to 30 years on sodomy charge (03/15/12)
NEW MADRID - A man charged with sodomizing a young child will spend the next 30 years in prison. Jonathan T. Ervin, whose address is listed as Benton on Missouri's Case.net, was sentenced by Judge Fred Copeland Tuesday to serve 30 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections...
Lofty goals (03/15/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Banking on their depth and experience, the Sikeston Bulldogs golf team is looking to have one of it's best seasons in recent years. Three-time state qualifier Evan Deere leads a pack of seasoned players as well as a few up and comers as they try to improve as individuals and as a team -- something they struggled with last year...
Julia Morse (03/15/12)
ESSEX -- Julia Ruth Morse, 96, died March 14, 2012, at her home near Essex. Born Feb. 20, 1916, in Horine, to the late John and Emma Schwebel Day, she had lived St. Louis and Jefferson County before moving to Southeast Missouri 71 years ago. She was a member of the Beech Grove General Baptist Church and had worked at Maupin's Variety Store for many years...
Walter Tilley (03/15/12)
BOLIVAR -- Walter Junior Tilley, 71, died March 13, 2012, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1940, in Bloomfield, to the the late Walter Tilley and Lydia Lucresia Elledge Vonruedgisch, he had lived most of his life in Bloomfield where he attended the First General Baptist Church and was a member of the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge 153 and the Bloomfield American Legion. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he had worked as a salesman for Haque Quality Water Conditioning...
Merrill Silman (03/15/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Merrill Dee Silman, 78, died March 13, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 21, 1933, in Gideon, to the late A.J. and Ercil Pavey Silman, he had worked as a roofer and was self-employed until retirement. Survivors include: one daughter, Bernice Simmons of Alton; five sons, Delbert Silman and Danny Silman of Portageville, Robert Silman of Marston, Jerry Silman of Hitchcock, Texas, and Phillip Silman of Lilbourn; four sisters, Jo Ann Little of Yorba Linda, Calif., Nancy Edgar of Portageville, Barbara Dabney of Columbus and Terri Joiner of Malden; and four grandchildren.. ...
Brenda Chandler (03/15/12)
CHARLESTON -- Brenda Sue Chandler, 59, died Jan. 31, 2012, in St. Louis. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston. The Rev. Gerald Penn, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Charleston, will officiate...
Lottie Mon (03/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Lottie Mon, 87, died March 14, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Bernice Bradley (03/15/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Bernice Faye Bradley, 64, died March 15, 2012, at her home. Born July 6, 1947, in Birmingham, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Willie "Bill" and Bernice Olene Springer. On Sept. 15, 1962, in New Madrid she married Richard Lee Bradley Sr. who survives of the home...
Dorothy Faris (03/15/12)
CHARLESTON -- Dorothy Marylou Herndon Faris, 84, died March 14, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.