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Stories from Friday, July 13, 2012

60th annual rodeo nears (07/13/12)
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Height of new Birds Point levee brought into question (07/13/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County commissioners are hoping the latest news regarding the levee is just a mistake and not a change of plans. Presiding County Commissioner Carlin Bennett asked Robert Jackson and Steve Jones, associate commissioners, during their regular weekly meeting Thursday if their recollection about plans for the restoration on the Birds Point-New Madrid levee was the same as his...
SEMO Electric Coop warns of scam (07/13/12)
SIKESTON -- SEMO Electric Cooperative is warning its members to watch out for a phone scam involving their electric bill. Glen Cantrell, communication manager with SEMO Electric, said the scammers are calling and telling people their utility bills will be paid for under a new law passed by President Barack Obama as long as they provide some personal information, such as bank routing numbers or Social Security numbers...
Morehouse woman shot while sitting in vehicle (07/13/12)
SIKESTON -- Police are investigating a drive-by shooting which resulted in injuries for a Morehouse woman early today in Sikeston. About 12:10 a.m. today Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a report that a victim of a shooting had arrived in the emergency room at Missouri Delta Medical Center, according to Lt. Jim McMillen, public information officer with Sikeston DPS...
Cape Senior Legion baseball team blanks Sikeston Post 114 (07/13/12)
Cape pitcher Andrew Williams carried a no-hit bid into the sixth inning of his team's 4-0 victory.
Lifelong Sikeston businessman, civic leader dies (07/13/12)
SIKESTON -- Lifelong Sikeston businessman and civic leader Edward Calvin Matthews Jr., died July 11, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was 92. He was born Jan. 6, 1920, in Sikeston, the son of Edward C. Matthews Sr. and Cornelia Mare Bergmann Matthews, h He graduated from Sikeston High School, Class of 1938, and attended Westminster College in Fulton...
Charles Penman (07/13/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Charles Augustus Penman, 92, died July 12, 2012, at the John J. Pershing Veteran's Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Born May 25, 1920, in Portageville, son of the late Hazel Cole Penman and Thomas Abraham "T.A." Penman, he was a World War II veteran, having served overseas in Italy as a gunner and photographer on B-51s and completing 35 missions. ...
Gary Pearson (07/13/12)
PASADENA, Texas -- Gary DeWayne Pearson, 65, died July 4, 2012. Born April 29, 1947, in Cairo, Ill., to Mack Hugh Pearson and the late Ima Jo Wheatley Pearson, he worked on Mississippi River boats, was a long-haul truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Lela Limbaugh (07/13/12)
Joliet, Ill. -- Lela Ercie McDaniel Limbaugh, 97, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 11, 2012, at Deerbrook Care Center in Joliet. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester H. Clayton. She is survived by: a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Charles Eggers; and two granddaughters and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren...
Gaylon Lawrence (07/13/12)
VERO BEACH, Fla. - Pallbearers for services to be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston for Gaylon Lawrence, 78, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., who died July 10, 2012, will be: Dan Jennings, David Pearson, John Robinson, Steve Booker, Tim Woods, Kevin Bynum, Bill Wright and Larry Sisson...