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Stories from Monday, March 19, 2012

Route 77 in Mississippi County closed for pipe replacement (03/19/12)
SIKESTON - Route 77 in Mississippi County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert pipe under roadway. This section of roadway is located between Route TT and Route D. Weather permitting, work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday...
Champs (03/19/12)
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Debris traps, kills man (03/19/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A Homestown man was killed and a child injured Saturday after becoming trapped under debris of a fallen structure in Pemiscot County. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department, deputies responded to the Homestown community just after 6 p.m. Saturday after a residential structure collapsed to the ground, killing 43-year-old Calvin Whitaker of Homestown and injuring a 3-year-old child...
Escapee back in custody (03/19/12)
SIKESTON -- A New Madrid County jail fugitive who escaped early Saturday was reportedly caught by authorities a few hours later in Scott County. Around 11 a.m. Saturday, 31-year-old Michael P. Blackmon was reportedly located at a hotel in Miner and taken into custody to be transported back to New Madrid. No further details regarding the incident were available...
SACC seeks info on local high achievers (03/19/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Professional baseball player Blake DeWitt and "America's Got Talent" winner and opera singer Neal E. Boyd are among today's most well-known Sikestonians, but there are others who've also garnered national -- and in some cases, international -- attention over the years...
Irish princess (03/19/12)
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BACK on TOP: Charleston wins 11th state championship and first since 2007 (03/19/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Playing against the team that knocked them out of state title contention a year ago, the Charleston Bluejays did not have revenge or payback on their minds. The only thing on their minds was restoring their place as the top Class 3 team in the state...
STILL THE CHAMPS: Scott County Central wins fourth-straight championship; 16th overall (03/19/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com COLUMBIA -- Their desire to capture 'Sweet 16' can be summed up with their relentless rebounding efforts under the basket. The Scott County Central Braves defeated the Drexel Bobcats 79-72 on Saturday to win their fourth Class 1 state championship in a row and their 16th overall...
Gordon Albrecht (03/19/12)
SCOTT CITY -- Gordon Louis Albrecht, 92, died March 17, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 5, 1919, in Illmo, son of the late Louis and Edna Roth Albrecht, he was owner of Albrecht Insurance Agency in Scott City and Sikeston and also was a dairy farmer. ...
Lottie Mon (03/19/12)
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...
Mary Miller (03/19/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mary Lynn Miller, 78, died March 16, 2012, at Heritage Gardens in Portageville. Born May 24, 1933, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Florence and Edith Crockett Birdwell. On Sept, 8, 1951, in Osceola, Ark., she married Harold Miller who preceded her in death on June 2, 2005...
Spurlin Beck (03/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Spurlin Beck, 85, died March 16, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born April 23, 1926, in Matthews, son of the late Spurlin and Birdie Duke Beck Sr., he was a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marine serving in World War II and during the Korean War. He farmed and was involved in many other business ventures...
Mary McCloskey (03/19/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mary Wilson "Moddy" McCloskey, 54, died March 18, 2012, in Portageville. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Amy McCord (03/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Amy Irene Wilkinson McCord, 85, died March 17, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. Born Feb. 15, 1927, in Louisiana, Mo., to the late Carl Crow Wilkinson and Ruth Barrow Wilkinson, she was a graduate of Sikeston High School, where she was a Red Pepper, and attended Kansas State University. ...