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Stories from Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Madrid man charged with rape (08/14/12)
NEW MADRID - A 45-year-old New Madrid man is in custody, charged with rape. Isaac Leodis Green was charged Saturday forcible rape - sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion by New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney Lewis Recker. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Route 60/62 bridge at Cairo to close (08/14/12)
CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling in the Cairo area that the US 60/62 bridge over the Mississippi River will be closed. The closure is scheduled to begin on Monday and will extend through Aug. 22. The closure will be effective during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily...
Breaking ground (08/14/12)
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As private wells dry up, rural water district use is on the rise (08/14/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com MORLEY -- One of the top reasons people decline to hook up to their local rural water district -- already having good water from a private well -- has dried up for some area residents. Not only does Scott County's rural water supply district offer customers clean, safe drinking water, but it has now demonstrated it can provide that water even during a severe drought...
As students return to class, officials ask drivers to watch out for school buses (08/14/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- As schools start back up for the new year, communities are reminded to heed the big, yellow school buses returning to the roadways. Certified school bus driver's trainer Aquilla Blissett said motorists need take time to observe school buses closely...
Bus safety 101 (08/14/12)
Safety tips for students: -- Be on time for your school bus and never run after or next to a bus. -- If the windows are down on a hot day, keep your head and arms inside the bus. -- Stay away from the Danger Zones. Areas within 10 feet to the front, back and sides of a bus are considered the most dangerous spots...
Moving on (08/14/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- They know what it feels like now. They've experienced great success and want nothing more than to repeat it. The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team broke numerous solo and team records last season and set new heights inside their own program. The most wins, most shutouts, and most goals in one game from an individual are all school records that fell...
Longtime Charleston football coach dies (08/14/12)
CHARLESTON -- Dan Kesselring, 51, a longtime Charleston football coach and athletic director, died Monday near Charleston. Kesselring, who started with the Charleston School District in 1987, served two stints as the head football coach for the Bluejays from 1992-1999 and from 2007-2008. ...
Dan Kesselring (08/14/12)
CHARLESTON -- Joseph Daniel Kesselring, age 51, a resident of Charleston, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, near Charleston. He was born June 7, 1961, in Bonne Terre, to Joseph John Kesselring who survives of Potosi and Roddie Marcella McClain Vavak who survives of Arnold...
J.W. Bizzell (08/14/12)
SIKESTON -- J.W. Bizzell, 80, died Aug. 12, 2012, at his home. Born Oct. 1, 1931, in Conway, Ark., to the late John Wesley and Effie Hillis Bizzell, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. On Oct. 9, 1951, in Piggott, Ark., he married Veda Glodine Bean who preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 1990...
Henry Cook (08/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Henry L. "Hank" Cook, 83, of Sikeston died Aug. 12, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Hank was born May 28, 1929, in Peoria, Ill., to the late Karl and Rosa Miller Kreiter. He was preceded in death by the loving parents who raised him, Alva and Mildred Shook Cook; one daughter, Virginia Cook; four sisters, Lena, Alma, Dorothy and Caroline; and four brothers, Charles, Rupert, William and Frank...
Dub Holman (08/14/12)
DEXTER -- James "Dub" Holman, 89, died Aug. 13, 2012, at his home. Born May 28, 1923, in Featherston, Okla., to the late Walter Franklin and May L. Moody Holman, he had lived most of his life in Jefferson County until 1981 when he moved to Bloomfield. He had worked as a heavy equipment operator for Alpha Portland Cement Company for many years before his retirement. He was a member of the Faith Apostolic Church of Sturdivant and was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II...
Clifford Gregory (08/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Monday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Clifford Gregory, 84, who died Aug. 9, 2012, were: James Wilson, Eric Richardson, Greg Catt, Ricky Buchheit, Daniel Wilson and Clayton Jansen.
John Wright (08/14/12)
ORAN -- John Wright, 96, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Born Dec. 29, 1915, to Mack and Ethel Henley Wright in Oran at their home, he was a carpenter by trade, owning a construction company at first with Duke Robison of Oran and then J.M. ...
Judith Hines (08/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Judith Ann Hines, 73, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at her daughter's home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 3, 1938, in Cleveland, to Edward and Rosina Liebman Klammer, she was the best mother and grandmother to her daughters and grandchildren. ...
Jane Wiggins (08/14/12)
CHAFFEE -- Jane Wiggins, 69, died Aug. 10, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 13, 1942, at Glade Springs, Va., to the late John and Sarah Shew Murray, she was a member of the Allenville Baptist Church. On Jan. 21, 1961, she married Lendy Wiggins who survives of the home...
Nora Lawrence (08/14/12)
WEIR, Kan. -- Nora Blyth Lawrence, 92, died Aug. 12, 2012, at her home. Born April 1, 1920, in Greenway, Ark., to the late Hyram and Dolly Tinker Whitaker, she had lived in Catron, Mo., and Parma, Mo., before moving to Kansas 10 years ago. She attended the Church of God in Parma...