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Stories from Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Burn ban issued for Mississippi County (07/03/12)
CHARLESTON -- A no-burn order has been issued for Mississippi County and portions of southern Scott County, in effect until further notice, according to a news release. Open burning, as well as the use of fireworks, is prohibited under the order. The order was issued by the Mississippi (Scott) County Rural Fire District...
Council hopeful for flood plain map revision (07/03/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- City officials are hoping to see a map revision in FEMA's hands for consideration by the end of the year. John Chittenden of Waters Engineering in Sikeston presented information to the Sikeston City Council during their regular monthly meeting Monday about efforts to revise the city's new flood plain maps...
Beating the holiday heat (07/03/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Some local towns aren't letting the heat get the best of them this Fourth of July as several individuals and groups are carrying on with their annual traditions to celebrate America. Lt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for Sikeston Department of Public Safety, encouraged residents to take advantage of the local, organized fireworks displays...
New walking club planned (07/03/12)
SIKESTON -- Residents can blaze a personal trail to a healthier lifestyle. The Trailblazers program, a walking club, is set to kick off Aug. 7 at the new trail in the Recreation Complex next to the Clinton Building. The program is sponsored by the Scott County Health Department in cooperation with the city of Sikeston Parks Division. Membership is free and open to the public...
Sikeston Junior Legion squeaks out win (07/03/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- They held on when it mattered most. The Sikeston Junior Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 baseball team held a four-run lead heading into the sixth inning against Cape Girardeau, who ended up tying the game in the top of the seventh...
Pitcher's duel (07/03/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- In one final tuneup before the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth tournament gets underway this weekend, the Chaffee Honey Badgers hosted the Poplar Bluff Thunder on Monday for a doubleheader. Kicking off the evening, the two squads got locked in a pitchers' duel with Thunder starter Scott Foster guiding his team to a 1-0 decision...
Sikeston All-Stars (07/03/12)
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DeAngelo Williams (07/03/12)
SIKESTON - DeAngelo Williams, 19, died June 30, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau the result of gunshot wounds. Born June 16, 1993, in St. Louis, the adopted son of Chester and Lesia Brown Williams of Sikeston, he attended Sikeston Public Schools and was of the Baptist belief...
Jeanette Holt (07/03/12)
CHARLESTON -- Jeanette Scott Holt, 91, died July 1, 2012, at the Charleston Manor. Born Dec. 16, 1920, in Russellville, Ark., to the late Bleve and Ruth Thelma Morphis Scott, she moved to Missouri in 1932 and lived in New Madrid and Mississippi counties until moving to Hartford, Mich., in 1946, then to Hayward, Calif., in 1949, where she lived until moving to Charleston in 1972. She was of the Protestant belief...
Emmelene Rhoden (07/03/12)
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -- Emmelene Wood Kerr Rhoden, 79, died June 30, 2012, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. Born April 19, 1933, in Delaware, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Leslie Edward and Hazel Berry Wood. She was an educator who later worked implementing programs for the care of those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's. ...
Betti Frazier (07/03/12)
NEW MADRID -- Betti Elizabeth Galligan Frazier, 69, died July 1, 2012, at her home. Born July 11, 1942, in Bon Aqua, Tenn., daughter of the late Emery and Ruth Galligan and Elizabeth Galligan, she was a stewardess for Trailways Busline. She owned a daycare prior to her retirement in April...
Ednia Stokes (07/03/12)
SIKESTON -- Ednia Stokes, 69, died July 2, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born July 6, 1942, in Sikeston to the late A.D. and Louise James Dixon, she was a foster grandparent and a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston where she was a member of the Usher Board...
G'Rajae Moore (07/03/12)
CHARLESTON -- G'Rajae ReSon Moore, three-month-old son of Mary Ann McCatrey of Charleston and the late George O. Moore, died June 30, 2012, in Charleston. He was born March 31, 2012, in Sikeston. In addition to his mother, he is survived by five brothers, DeLontre Fisher, Zatyrus Moore and Giontaye Rivers of Charleston, Martez Cleaves of Cape Girardeau and DeQuavious Moore of Aurora, Ill.; nine sisters, Soronya McCatrey, Qualithia McCatrey, Zatyriara Moore, Gatayria Moore, Lonntria Fisher, Faith Gilespie and Akyova Rivers of Charleston, Brittany Sharp of Bloomington, Ill., and Brianna Harden of Chicago; his maternal grandmother, Essie Mae McCatrey of Charleston; paternal grandparents, Rose Graham of Charleston and George and Karen Graham of Cape Girardeau; maternal great-grandmother, Katherine Owens of Charleston; and paternal great-grandmother, Earlene Graham of Wilson City.. ...
Pam Turley (07/03/12)
PORTAGEVILLE - Pam Turley, 52, died July 2, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 4, 1959, in Hayti, to Donald J. Boatwright of Wardell and the late Mary (Crafton) Boatwright, she worked many years at Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation where she was executive administrative assistant. She was a graduate of North Pemiscot High School...
Dora Glisson (07/03/12)
LILBOURN -- Dora Bell Glisson, 87, formerly of Lilbourn, died June 30, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 25, 1925, in Silverdale, she was the daughter of the late H.W. Haygood and Willie Mae Ray. On Sept. 20, 1954, in Bokerton, she married Flossie Row Glisson Jr. who preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1978...
Carolyn Porche (07/03/12)
JACKSON -- Carolyn Joan Porche, 69 years, five months and 11 days, a resident of Jackson, passed away Friday June 29, 2012, at Jackson Manor. Born Jan. 18, 1943, in Sikeston, to the late James David and Saphrey Juanita Pruitt Crawford, Carolyn married Carlton Joseph Porche, who survives of the home, on June 12, 1965, in Hinesville, Ga...
Winford Taber (07/03/12)
SUTTONS BAY, Mich. -- Winford Glen Taber, 78, of Suttons Bay, died June 28, 2012. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Suttons Bay. Interment with military honors will follow the service at the Lutheran Cemetery in Suttons Bay...
Ronald Reynolds (07/03/12)
DEXTER -- Ronald Reynolds, 54, died July 2, 2012, at his home near Dexter. Born Feb. 10, 1958, in Poplar Bluff, to Betty L. Denkins Reynolds Acton and the late E. J. Reynolds, he had lived most of his life in Dexter. On June 24, 1989, at Bloomfield, he married to Ruth McRoy who survives of the home...