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Stories from Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Early harvest (08/21/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- An early corn harvest is well under way in some portions of Southeast Missouri, and other crops in the region continue to run ahead of schedule as well. Anthony Ohmes, agronomy specialist for University of Missouri Extension's Southeast Region and Mississippi County office, said earlier planting in the spring combined with hotter summer days made plants mature quicker...
SPIC works to make it easier to get home in Sikeston (08/21/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston is a great place to have a home, according to the Strategic Plan Implementation Commission. Commission members are now working to make it easier to get one here. The focus during the latest monthly meeting of the Strategic Plan Implementation Commission Thursday was "the need to create quality entry-level housing," said Geoff Posegate, chairman of the Commission. ...
Blaze battled (08/21/12)
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Inspection will close Cairo bridge again (08/21/12)
news@standard-democrat.com BIRDS POINT -- Travelers during business hours will find the bridge to Cairo, Ill., closed again -- but not for long this time. Closures for the U.S. 60/62 bridge from Birds Point to Cairo over the Mississippi River are scheduled until 5 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday...
Charleston man charged with possession of weapon at jail (08/21/12)
CHARLESTON -- A Charleston man was arrested for illegal possession/delivery of a weapon at a jail. According to Missouri Case.net, Darrell Irish, 37, was arrested by Charleston Department of Public Safety on felony charges of delivery or possession of a weapon at a jail and damage to a jail or jail property...
Bearcats tasked with filling holes with inexperience (08/21/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Filling the void left by graduates is simply part of the game. Coaches are tasked with the job every year with some being worse than others. If you're lucky, you'll have players that can step in, know the system and make the transition a little easier...
One year seasoned, NMCC is hoping to turn things around (08/21/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- After combining for three wins over the past two seasons, the New Madrid County Eagles will enter the 2012 season as a team looking to turn the corner and get back to their winning ways. Following a three year stretch where the Eagles were annual Class 3 contenders and compiled a 28-9 record, NMCC has suffered through a two year drought where graduation has took it's toll...
Pat Young (08/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Patricia Charlotte "Pat" Young, 60, died at 3:35 a.m. Aug. 19, 2012, at her home. She was born Feb. 27, 1952, at Dexter, to the late James and Charlotta Brannon. A lifelong resident of this area, she had worked at National Lock and for the past 25 years in Walmart's receiving department...
Roberto Espada-Morales (08/21/12)
DEXTER -- Roberto Espada-Morales, 85, died Aug. 18, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 25, 1927, in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, to the late Juan Espada-Rios and Isabell Espada-Morales, he had lived in Puerto Rico and New York before moving to the Dexter area in 1967. He had worked for 25 years at the Mingo Job Corps as a supervisor. He was a member of the Risen Church in Dexter and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Brenda McGuire (08/21/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Brenda K. "B.K." McGuire, 67, died Aug. 18, 2012. Born April 13, 1945, in Sikeston, to Helen McGuire of Sikeston and the late Pete McGuire, she had been employed as a factory worker for an industrial engineering equipment company. In addition to her mother, she is survived by: one son, Bernie McGuire; and one sister, Linda Luoma...
Melissa McNamee (08/21/12)
ORAN -- Melissa C. McNamee, 32, died Aug. 18, 2012, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Aug. 16, 1980, in Clarksville, Tenn., to the late Pamela Burks and Thomas McNamee, she worked as a cashier at Dave's Grocery Store in Oran and also at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 3319 in Sikeston. She was a member of West Point Pentecostal Church in Doniphan and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 3319 in Sikeston...
Helen Dalton (08/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Helen Maxine Dalton, 78, died Aug. 19, 2012, at her home. Born Dec. 30, 1933, in Dexter, to the late Joseph Eugene and Nora McDaniels Gaines, she had been employed at the El Capri Motel in Sikeston. Survivors include: four sons and one daughter-in-law, Steve Dalton, Keith and Mary Bozell, Kevin Bozell and Greg Noyes of Sikeston; two daughters, Belinda Bryan and Retha Lee of Sikeston; one sister, Virginia Ogden of Jackson; and 23 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren...
Eugene Dawson (08/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Monday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Eugene "Doak" Dawson, 85, who died on Aug. 17, 2012, were: Chase Stevens, Clay Vangilder, Scott Vangilder, Robert Buchanan, Roger Sherman and Chuck Stalker.
Mildred Northern (08/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Mildred Northern, 88, died Aug. 20, 2012, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility in Bertrand. Born Aug. 1, 1924, in Akron, Ohio, daughter of the late John and Gertrude Witherspoon Myers, she was of the Baptist belief. She married Leslie J. Northern who preceded her in death...
Hubert Woods (08/21/12)
JACKSON -- Hubert Woods, 77, formerly of East Prairie, died at 6 a.m. Aug. 21, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Scott County 4-H members benefit from NRA grant (08/21/12)