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Stories from Thursday, June 28, 2012

Heat advisory runs through Sunday (06/28/12)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- With record or near record high temperatures forecast, the National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Southeast Missouri A heat advisory is in effect today and continues through Sunday. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Extreme heat arrives (06/28/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With record or near-record temperatures expected to soar into the triple digits today and into next week, local officials urge residents to take necessary precautions to keep safe and cool. The National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., has issued a heat advisory, or a period of hot temperatures, for the region including Scott, New Madrid, Mississippi and Stoddard counties through 7 p.m. Sunday...
'No Burn Notice' issued in New Madrid County (06/28/12)
NEW MADRID - Fire concerns are spreading rapidly. The New Madrid County Commission met in a special session Wednesday to issue a "No Burn Notice" for New Madrid County. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Games roll on (06/28/12)
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Traffic stop leads to arrest (06/28/12)
POPLAR BLUFF - More than 50 pounds of marijuana were discovered during a traffic stop by the Missouri Highway Patrol. At 3:40 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 55, a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a truck driven by Jose S. Herrera, 35, of Houston, Texas, for a traffic violation...
Late charge (06/28/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- Scoring a combined 10 runs in the seventh and eighth innings on Wednesday, the New Madrid County Quakes broke out of a tie with the Charleston Fighting Squirrels for a 19-9 win via the mercy rule. "The way it started off I was looking for one of those 5-4 baseball games," New Madrid County head coach Kevin Lyons said. "We had some mixups early, but there late they had real trouble throwing strikes and we made them pay for it."...
Ralph Sexton Sr. (06/28/12)
MATTHEWS -- Ralph Laverne Sexton Sr., 88, died June 26, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 18, 1924, in Canalou, to the late James Allen and Lillie Gilliam Sexton, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific, specifically in Okinawa, Japan. He received the Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the Army of Cooperation Medal Japan...
Sharon Beck (06/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Sharon Jeanie Beck, 57, died June 19, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 25, 1955, in Sikeston, to the late Spurlin and Betty Sue McBroom Beck Sr., she was previously employed as a secretary and was of the Protestant belief...
Lexis White (06/28/12)
CHAFFEE -- Lexis Renee White, 10, died June 26, 2012, at the Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis. Born June 20, 2002, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Nicole LuAnne White of Chaffee and the late Billy Jones, she was a student at St. Ambrose Catholic School and a member of the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee in Chaffee. She also attended the Christian Mission Church in Benton...
Johnny Slaten (06/28/12)
CHARLESTON -- John C. "Johnny" Slaten, 49, died June 25, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 7, 1962, in Cairo, Ill., to Gene and Ruth Steward Slaten who survive of Charleston, he was a 1981 graduate of Charleston High School and studied computer science at M.I.T. ...
Kimberly Coffman (06/28/12)
NEW MADRID -- Kimberly Coffman, 34, died June 27, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Medical Center. Born Jan. 24, 1978, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of Patricia Coffman Decourey who survives of Perryville and the late J.C. Coffman. In addition to her mother, survivors include: one brother, Jimmy Lynn Coffman of Farmington; and one sister, Carmella Uhrig of St. Louis...
Dwight Crader (06/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Dwight Crader, 86, died June 27, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
4th of July (06/28/12)
Harl "DoRight" Johnson remembered his best 4th of July ever. The custodian at the New Madrid County Courthouse for many years, DoRight had a long and colorful life in New Madrid. Even after he died at age 80 in 2001, there are many stories recalled about him. His widow, Sidney, now lives with their son Nate...