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Stories from Friday, September 7, 2012

Sikeston woman found dead; boyfriend arrested (09/07/12)
SIKESTON -- One person is in custody after his girlfriend was found dead in a home in Sikeston on Friday. At around 11 a.m. Friday, officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety received information about a possible dead body in the basement of 867 Stanford. Officers responded to the home and made contact with the occupants and obtained permission to search the home...
Storms strike area Thursday evening (09/07/12)
USW to vote today on Noranda proposal (09/07/12)
NEW MADRID -- United Steelworkers of America will vote today to ratify an agreement with Noranda Aluminum. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, log on to our electronic edition.
Reaching out (09/07/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Marilyn Hull of Sikeston is reaching out to those in need -- one basket at a time. A year ago Sept. 1, Hull founded Laundry Baskets Full of Love, a nonprofit organization that delivers baskets full of personal hygiene items and household products to those in need. To date, 104 baskets have been delivered...
Budget letter irritates sheriff (09/07/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The ICE business has melted away in Mississippi County. A discussion on the county's law enforcement budget during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday opened with Sheriff Keith Moore voicing his displeasure with a letter from County Clerk Junior DeLay dated Aug. 31 that was sent to him by certified mail...
Multiple football games rescheduled (09/07/12)
Thunderstorms washed away any hopes of starting or completing several high school football games Friday night.
Severe weather halts Sikeston-Portageville softball (09/07/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- For the second day in a row the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs saw mother nature bring an end to one of their contests. Unlike the day before, however, when a quick shower stopped a scoreless game against Kelly in the top of the second, Thursday afternoon's rain came while the Lady Bulldogs faced a big deficit...
Rain out (09/07/12)
Oran pulls off late comeback, Dexter volleyball spikes NMCC (09/07/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Surrendering four runs in the final three innings on Thursday the Chaffee Lady Red Devils fell to visiting Oran 5-3. After tying the game at 1-1 with a run in the bottom of the fourth the Lady Devils saw the Lady Eagles put up a three-run rally in the fifth to take the lead once again. Chaffee came back to score a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth, but couldn't come back to tie...
Lady Devil Classic kicks off Saturday (09/07/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Four local softball teams are gearing up for the Lady Devil Classic Softball Tournament, which starts Saturday in Chaffee. Chaffee, Sikeston, Scott City and East Prairie are scheduled to appear as is Clearwater, Saxony Lutheran, Neelyville and Greenville...
Juanita Sifford (09/07/12)
PUXICO -- Juanita Evelyn Ward Sifford, 89, died Sept. 6, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 2, 1923, in Detroit, to the late Willard Dell and Mary Katherine Greer Ward, she had lived most of her life in Puxico. She was a member of the Puxico Christian Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Puxico Chapter No. 422. She was a beautician and had owned and operated her own shop...
Shirley Johnson (09/07/12)
ROCHELLE, Ill. -- Shirley J. Johnson, 78, died Aug. 26. 2012, at the Rochelle Rehabilitation Center. Born March 19, 1934, in Oxly, Mo., to the late Albert B. and Zetta Agnes Krigbaum, she had been employed with Caron International. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah J. Dickson, on Oct. 20, 2007, and by one brother, Paul Krigbaum...
Marion Farris (09/07/12)
NEW MADRID -- Marion Velma Farris, 79, died Sept. 4, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 7, 1932, in Detroit, to the late Harrie Joann Newbert and Hubert Colin Scratch, she was of the Lutheran belief. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Kellie Farris of Yucaipa, Calif.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Jerry Cooperider of Santa Ana, Calif., Gina and Hubert Harris and Deborah and Earnie Starnes of New Madrid and Gail and Carlos Valdez of Bentonville, Ark.; two sisters, Ellen Brightmeyer of the state of Vermont and Janet Freeman of the state of Ohio; and 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.. ...
Paul Wilson (09/07/12)
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Paul Kenneth Wilson, 71, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, due to cancer. Born into this world on Sept. 6, 1940, in Doniphan, Mo., to the late Archie and Hallye Sheppard Wilson, Paul came to Florida 26 years ago from Houston, Texas. ...
Frieda Yates (09/07/12)
COLUMBIA -- Frieda Mae Yates, 94, died Sept. 5, 2012, at The Bluffs Nursing Home in Columbia. Born Aug. 19, 1918, in Puxico, to the late William and Anna Katherine Lenox Wilkerson, she had lived most of her life in Dudley and Puxico and she and her husband had owned and operated Yates Grocery near Dudley. For the past 45 years, she had been a member of the First General Baptist Church in Puxico where she was a Sunday school teacher, Bible school teacher and the secretary-clerk for 29 years...
Ida Ross Kerr (09/07/12)
SIKESTON -- Ida Ross Kerr of Sikeston entered her eternal rest on Sept. 5, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born May 16, 1914, near Parma, daughter of the late William Martin and Louisa Jane Odom Ross, she lived in Southeast Missouri her entire life. ...
Kenneth Williams (09/07/12)
CANALOU -- Kenneth Wayne Williams, 57, died Sept. 2 2012, at his home. Born March 30, 1955, in Sikeston, son of Lillian Brewer Williams of Sikeston and the late Charles Williams, he served in the U.S. Navy. He married Rebecca Hasty who survives. Other survivors include: one son, Levi Colt Williams of the home; one daughter, Kenon Dawson of the home; two brothers, Tim Williams of Sikeston and John Williams of Parkersburg, Va; two sisters, Cathy Holyfield of Jackson and Pam Clifton of East Moline, Ill.; and two grandchildren.. ...