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Stories from Friday, September 14, 2012

Reflections (09/14/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- On Sept. 17, 1944, Allied forces began Operation Market Garden, which, had the attack on German forces in the Netherlands been successful, might have brought the war to an end by Christmas of that year. The war ended less than a year later but not soon enough for Clarence Edward Felker Jr., who was serving in World War II as a fighter pilot, to make it home to Sikeston...
Week is aimed at suicide prevention (09/14/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Nearly 9 million Americans had serious thoughts about committing suicide over the past year, according to a federal report. "If you ask the general public, most people will know someone who has completed suicide," said Angela Lutmer, licensed professional counselor and coordinator of crisis services for Bootheel Counseling Services in Sikeston. ...
Charleston man gets 20 years for murder (09/14/12)
CHARLESTON -- Devonte Marquez Johnson, 19, of Charleston, was sentenced to 20 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections by Circuit Judge Michael Pritchett for the second degree murder of Nicholas Munn. The sentencing hearing was held Tuesday in the Butler County Courthouse in Poplar Bluff. Johnson entered a plea of guilty to murder in the second degree on July 17...
Sikeston soccer team upends rival Notre Dame (09/14/12)
Zach Harrison, who is listed as a defender on Sikeston's roster, scored the game's only goal.
NMCC doesn't back down, battles to overtake Oran (09/14/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Already down a set and facing a 10-1 deficit in the second, New Madrid County Central looked to be on the verge of an early night on Thursday as host Oran set their sights on a sweep. Rallying back to take the second game, however, NMCC came back and fought through a tight third game to pick up their sixth win of the season, 19-25, 25-21 and 25-22...
Lady Bulldogs edge Twin Rivers, Kelly moves to 9-0 (09/14/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com BROSELEY -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs hit the .500 mark on the season Thursday with a 2-1 win over Twin Rivers. After three scoreless innings, the Lady Bulldogs grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth before adding an insurance run in the fifth. The extra run proved to be the difference in the ball game as the Lady Royals rallied for a run in bottom of the seventh, but came up short in an effort to tie...
Sikeston seventh graders tie, eighth grade beats Kennett, 30-12 (09/14/12)
KENNETT -- The Sikeston Bulldogs seventh grade football team traveled to kennett on Thursday and fought the Indians to a 14-14 tie. Building a 14-0 lead, Sikeston saw Kennett score 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to knot things up at the end of regulation. With no overtime in middle school football the game ended in a tie...
Reflections on Visiting the United States Military Cemetery in the Netherlands (09/14/12)
Every year as I attend the Memorial Day Service in Veterans' Park, I think poignantly of those I know who have given all. The most personal of those memories is the one my uncle Clarence Edward Felker, Jr. who was a P-47 pilot in the European Theater...
Johnny Thomas (09/14/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Rev. Johnny Thomas was born July 30, 1940 in Oran. He confessed his hope in Christ at an early age. Rev. Johnny departed this life Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He and Earlean Clark Thomas were married Sunday, May 13, 1962, at Sikeston...
Mary Lou Duncan (09/14/12)
NEW MADRID -- Mary Lou Duncan, 77, died Sept. 5, 2012, at the Heritage Gardens of Senath. She was born Aug. 11, 1935, in Aberdeen, Miss. On Feb. 4, 2006, her husband, Henry Duncan, preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Walter Whitfield...
Susie Noe (09/14/12)
LILBOURN -- Susie Nell Crockett Noe, 74, died Sept. 13, 2012, at Heritage Gardens of Senath. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Lawrence Johsens (09/14/12)
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Lawrence Johsens, born Nov. 10, 1930, in Oakland, Calif., the son of German immigrants, died Sept. 6, 2012, at the Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz from a heart attack following a recent surgery. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1953 and began his teaching career at McClymonds High School in Oakland. He spent the majority of his career teaching English at Saratoga High School, retiring in 1985...
Bonnie Sindle (09/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Bonnie Sharion Sindle, age 70, died Sept. 13, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 20, 1941, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Robert and R.L. (Bizzell) Sindle. Bonnie was a "Good and Faithful Servant," always putting others' needs before her own. ...
Christopher Prescott (09/14/12)
PARAGOULD, Ark. -- Christopher RAy Prescott, 31, died Sept. 13, 2012, at Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, Mo.
Marvin Allen (09/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Marvin Russel Allen, 91, died Sept. 13, 2012, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Lillie Williams (09/14/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Lillie Williams died Sept. 13, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Larry Triplett (09/14/12)
CHARLESTON -- Larry Triplett, 57, died Sept. 11, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 27, 1954, in Charleston, to Albirdie Clemons Triplett Shaw of Wyoming, Mich., and the late Haney Triplett II, he served in the U.S. Navy until 1974 and was a retired construction worker...
Jordan Stewart (09/14/12)
AVA -- Jordan Stewart, 23, formerly of Portageville, died Sept. 12, 2012, at Gainesville. Born May 13, 1989, in Kennett, to Tina Asher of Gainesville, he worked at BassCat Boat Company. In addition to his mother, he is survived by: his grandmother, Betty Jackson of Gainesville; one sister, Melissa Stewart of Gainesville; three uncles, Manuel Asher of Gainesville, Matthew Asher of West Plains and Ervin Asher of St. ...