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Stories from Friday, March 16, 2012

Flower showers (03/16/12)
Daffodils bow their heads under the weight of one of Thursday's rain storms. The chance for rain continues this evening and again Saturday morning with temperatures over the weekend hovering around the 80-degree mark.
Benton sex offender gets a 30-year prison sentence (03/16/12)
NEW MADRID -- The maximum prison sentence for a Benton teen on sodomy charges will ensure a safer community, according to the Scott County Prosecutor. On March 13, Jonathan Ervin, 17, who was convicted of first degree statutory sodomy for his criminal acts involving a 21-month-old child, was given the maximum sentence of 30 years in prison by Judge Fred Copeland. A New Madrid County jury found Ervin guilty earlier this year...
Jaycees preview upcoming rodeo (03/16/12)
SIKESTON -- Sixty years is a long time -- especially when you look at the accomplishments of a group over that span. Chris Deen, general chairman of this year's Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo called attention to that fact on Thursday, when the Jaycees announced the entertainment for this year's event...
Bridge project OK'd for a priority boost (03/16/12)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County has the green light from MoDOT to bump up a bridge replacement project. During the regular County Commission meeting Thursday, Presiding County Commissioner Carlin Bennett said the county has received documents from the Missouri Department of Transportation approving the replacement of a bridge over Wilkerson Ditch on County Road 521 with the county's Off-System Bridge Replacement Program allocations...
Scott Central breezes back into finals (03/16/12)
COLUMBIA -- No Otto, no problem. The Scott County Central Braves made their Class 1 semifinal game on Thursday afternoon look almost as easy as their previous three trips to Columbia as they dispatched the Glasgow Yellowjackets 78-48 at the Hearnes Center...
Late free throws put Bluejays into championship game (03/16/12)
COLUMBIA -- The Charleston Bluejays held the lead in Thursday's Class 3 semifinal game against Mt. Vernon for exactly 15 seconds, but all that matters is that they led when the final horn sounded. The Bluejays escaped with a 58-56 heart-stopping win at the Hearnes Center to advance to the Class 3 state championship game against Hogan Prep at Mizzou Arena tomorrow at 8:40 p.m...
Second half swoon sinks Hayti title hopes (03/16/12)
COLUMBIA -- Outscored 50-32 in the second half, the Hayti Indians couldn't punch their ticket to the Class 2 finals on Thursday falling to Billings 79-60 their semifinals game at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Maurion Newbill led Hayti with 12 points off the bench while Jerome Thomas added 10 points and 11 rebounds...
Duane Chronister (03/16/12)
SIKESTON -- Duane Chronister, 88, died March 15, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Rose Nichols (03/16/12)
PARMA -- Rose Marie Nichols, 80, died March 14, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 17, 1931, in Parma, to the late Nathaniel and Ida Wilson Lewis, she had lived all her life in Parma where she worked as a secretary at the Parma Public Schools and was a member of the General Baptist Church...
Lottie Mon (03/16/12)
SIKESTON -- Lottie J. Mon, 87, of Sikeston, died March 14, 2012, at the Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Casa, Ark., to the late J.T. and Florence Hubbard Yarbrough. She was a homemaker and real estate broker, and a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston...
Louise Hughes (03/16/12)
HOUMA, La. -- Louise Hughes, 89, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died March 12, 2012, at the Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma. Born June 4, 1922, in Essex, Mo., to the late Ollie C. and Leila Kamplain Pruitt, she was a retired manager of the Holiday Inn...
Dorothy Faris (03/16/12)
CHARLESTON -- Dorothy Marylou Herndon Faris, 84, died March 14, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 31, 1927, in Helca, S.D., to the late Charles and Pearl Wassaaner Herndon, she and her husband moved to Charleston in 1962. They owned and operated Faris Shoe Repair and Boot Store in Charleston and Sikeston until they retired in 1994. She was a former member of the Trinity Pentecostal Church until its closing...