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Stories from Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tuesday collision (07/17/12)
The Sikeston Department of Public Safety's Police and Fire Divisions responded to two-vehicle collision at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Malone Avenue and Ingram Road. The impact of the vehicles ejected one of the drivers and left the other driver trapped inside the vehicle. For more on the story see Wednesday's Standard Democrat...
Jackson man gets 15 years for theft from DeWitt Co. (07/17/12)
SIKESTON - A Jackson man will spend 15 years in prison for his theft from his Sikeston employer. Jason Mitchell was sentenced Monday by Judge William L. Syler. A jury on June 19 found Mitchell guilty in the theft of more than $500,000 from Dewitt Co., a Sikeston-based landscaping material firms...
Father now faces charges in daughter's shooting (07/17/12)
SIKESTON - A father and son will face charges in the shooting of a 9-year-old Sikeston girl. Bobby Cantrell, the father victim, was charged late Monday with first degree endangering the welfare of a child, a class C felony. According to Lt. Jim McMillen, Sikeston Department of Public Safety information officer, a 12-year-old boy, the victim's brother, will face charges of first degree assault and armed criminal action through the Juvenile Court. Authorities did not release the boy's name...
Welding wonders (07/17/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Ever been fascinated about how metals are welded and shaped? Local Boy Scouts learned those skills, and even managed to get a merit badge or two on the way. The Sikeston Career and Technology Center offered instruction on the Welding and Metalwork merit badges to four local Boy Scout troops on Monday...
Deadline nears for delinquent taxes to go into paper (07/17/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sometimes peer pressure can be a good thing. "We're getting our list ready to go in the paper for delinquent personal property taxes owed to the city," said City Collector Vicky Lewis. "It will run Aug. 15 in the Standard Democrat."...
Burn ban still in effect for Sikeston (07/17/12)
SIKESTON - Last week's rain has brought some welcome relief but those planning to burn outside should first check with local officials to ensure it is safe and legal. According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Information Officer Lt. Jim McMillen, the city's burn order is still in effect...
Season ender (07/17/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With the absence of five regular starters for Monday's Junior Legion District 14 tournament title game against Jackson Post 158, Sikeston Auxiliary Unit 114 faced an uphill battle if they wanted to keep their season alive...
Alfreda Mae Oldham Brashears (07/17/12)
1925-2012 Alfreda was born April 9, 1925 in Sikeston, MO. She passed July 14, 2012 at age 87 years. She lived in Sikeston all of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Brashears, Jr.; her son Milton Allen Brashears; 2 brothers, Cotton Oldham and Ernest Chester Oldham; a sister Rozella Oldham Lovelace; and her parents Alfred A. ...
Doyle Corlew (07/17/12)
DEXTER -- The Rev. Doyle Corlew, 93, died July 15, 2012, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born June 18, 1919, in Essex, to the late William Chester "Bill" and Versie Helen Kimbrell Corlew, he had lived in Essex and Dexter all his life. He graduated from Oakland City General Baptist College and received a master's degree in education and counseling. ...
Gary Fortner (07/17/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Gary Alan Fortner, 69, died July 4, 2012. Born July 13, 1944 in Detroit, son of Louise Waggoner and the late Norman Fortner, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1968, achieving the rating of Aviation Boatswain's mate Fuels Second Class Petty Officer, receiving multiple decorations including Vietnam Service and Campaign Medals, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal and the Navy Unit Commendation Medal. ...
Dixie Counts (07/17/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Dixie L. Counts, 70, died at 4:45 p.m. July 15, 2012, at her home. Born Sept. 12, 1941, in East Prairie, to the late Lloyd and Elsie Myers Clark, she lived in East Prairie most of her life and was of the Protestant belief. On Feb. 14, 1969, at East Prairie, she married Kenneth Eugene Counts who survives of the home...
Sarah Simmons (07/17/12)
NEW MADRID -- Sarah Simmons, 60, died July 16, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Dec. 26, 1951, in Osceola, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Gene Owen and Annie Faye Gann Parnell. She was married to Michael Simmons, who survives of the home...
Jeff Lincoln (07/17/12)
LEAWOOD, Kan. -- Jeffrey Don "Jeff" Lincoln, 51, died July 13, 2012, at Menorah Hospital in Overland Park. Born May 25, 1961, in Indianapolis, son of Don and June Lincoln of Dexter, Mo., he attended the Dexter School System and graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in health service management. ...
Raymond Duke Jr. (07/17/12)
BLOOMFIELD - Raymond Duke Jr., 80, died July 15, 2012, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 7, 1932, in LaForge, the late Raymond Sr. and Oma Meredith Duke, he had lived in Belleville, Ill.. and New Madrid County most of life and recently moved to Bloomfield. He was a member of the Mormon Church and was employed with Riceland Foods, retiring in 1994...
Willie Stafford (07/17/12)
DEXTER -- Willie Stafford, 76, died July 15, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Dec. 24, 1935, in Sidney, Ark., to the late Willard and Vada Dale Stafford, he had lived in Essex and Dexter most of his life. He was a retired construction worker and attended the Freewill Baptist Church in Malden...
Shannon Davis (07/17/12)
SIKESTON -- Mural D'Shannon "Shannon" Davis, 42, died July 16, 2012, in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Bubba Davis (07/17/12)
SIKESTON -- Ernest D'Shannon "Bubba" Davis, 22, died July 16, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Junior Hayes (07/17/12)
MARSTON -- Ralph Henry "Junior" Hayes, died July 16, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Howard Adkisson (07/17/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Howard L. Adkisson, 97, formerly of Benton, died at 5:25 p.m. July 16, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Visitation is from 11 a.m. Wednesday until service time at 2 p.m. at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. Joyce Story will officiate...