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Stories from Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Emerson tours storm damage that killed 3 (06/12/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com DIEHLSTADT -- A week after a deadly tornado swept through Diehlstadt, its residents continue to pick up the pieces. On Monday U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson along with Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter toured the community to survey the damage from the nighttime June 4 tornado that killed three residents, Loy G. Miller, 70; and two of his sons, Jasper L. Miller, 49; and Randy G. Miller, 47...
Sikeston man arrested on weapon, drug charges (06/12/12)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man was arrested on drug and weapon charges. According to the probable cause statement released by Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd, Sikeston Department of Public Safety executed a search warrant in the 200 block of Dorothy Street on April 12 in Sikeston. Upon searching the residence, an assault rifle, ammunition and approximately 15 grams of cocaine were found on the bed...
Hard hit (06/12/12)
NEW MADRID - Storms blew into Southeast Missouri Monday afternoon bringing much needed moisture and leaving behind damage from high winds. Wind speeds reached 70 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service, bringing down power lines on Highway 25, north of Malden and on a road south of Bernie. A fallen power line at the 51 mile marker on Interstate 55 brought traffic to a halt in both directions...
Construction begins on fourth Habitat for Humanity home (06/12/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It's been a groundbreaking year for the Sikeston Habitat for Humanity chapter. In addition to becoming an independent chapter, it will also begin construction on its fourth home. The groundbreaking ceremony for new home recipient Davita Robinson was Monday on Matthews Street in Sikeston...
Schedule revamp (06/12/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Along with a new district playoff format, two new teams will grace the back end of the Sikeston Bulldog football schedule this upcoming season. Class 4 Jennings and Class 3 Cardinal Ritter will give the Bulldogs a fresh look at different competition and possibly get them ready for the new playoff format...
Bulldog basketball camp set for next week (06/12/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- For kids interested in basketball and looking to improve their skills, the YMCA of Sikeston will be hosting their annual Bulldog Basketball Camp starting next Monday. Leading the camp for the second straight year will be Sikeston head basketball coach Gregg Holifield, who helmed the Bulldogs during their 2011 Class 4 state championship run. ...
Mary Ann Forbis (06/12/12)
SIKESTON -- Mary Ann Forbis, 80, died June 7, 2012, at Golden Living at Brandywood in Gallatin, Tenn. Born Sept. 10, 1931, in Sikeston, daughter of the late James and Tishie Bates Hitchcock, and she was a 1949 graduate of Sikeston High School and worked for many years at the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
James Holt Jr. (06/12/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- James Holt Jr., 38, died June 9, 2012, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 8, 1974, in Chaffee, the son of James Holt Sr. and Joyce Dial Holt Goehri of Sikeston, he was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and was a Sunday school teacher for 13 years. He was active in field trial competitions with beagles...
Murle Byrd (06/12/12)
RISCO -- Murle Lee Byrd, 81, died June 11, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 12, 1930, in Holcomb, to the late Alfred and Ada Stacy Green, she was a member of the Pleasantview General Baptist Church in Risco. On Feb. 8, 1950, at Malden, she married Charles Roland Byrd who survives of the home...
Lynn Shephard (06/12/12)
HAMMOND, Ind. -- Lynn Shephard, 93, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 9, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 11, 1918, in Hammond, to the late Rollin and Pearl Williams Shephard, he was a laboratory technician at the American Oil Company and retired in 1977. He was a World War II veteran and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post in St. John. He was also a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Orak Shrine in Michigan City...
Martha Stause (06/12/12)
DEXTER -- Martha A. Stause, 66, died June 10, 2012, at her home. Born July 13, 1945, in Dexter, daughter of the late Marcus and Margaret Stuever Bader, she was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter, a former employee of Purolator Product in Dexter and was employed at Gregory's Creations in Dexter...
James Lemmink (06/12/12)
BENTON -- James Allen Lemmink, 42, died June 9, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 24, 1969, in Rockford, Ill., to the late James Robert and Virginia May Carr Lemmink, he was a mechanic for Midwest Chassis in Chaffee, owner of Auto Works and a 17-year member of NBC Fire and Rescue...
Clyde Weaver (06/12/12)
SIKESTON -- Clyde Flora Weaver, 52, of Sikeston, died Sunday June 10, 2012, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 7, 1959, in Lilbourn, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd Neeley and Sissy Wells. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Weaver Jr., on Dec. 5, 2010...
Donna Gilliland (06/12/12)
SIKESTON -- Donna Gilliland, 73, died June 11, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Billy Swiney Sr. (06/12/12)
SIKESTON -- Billy Swiney Sr., 77, died June 12, 2012, at Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Joseph Partee (06/12/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Joseph L. Partee, 71, died June 11, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.