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Stories from Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Breaking ground (10/02/12)
Under construction (10/02/12)
'Cookin' for the Cause BBQ Cook Off' set for Oct. 19-20 (10/02/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- The Oran Jaycees are looking to hone local residents' barbecue skills while increasing community involvement and benefiting a nonprofit organization. The Jaycees' first "Cookin' for the Cause BBQ Cook Off" is set for Oct. 19-20 at the city park in Oran, which is formally known as Tilles City Park...
Fall color peak could come early this year (10/02/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It's still early to tell, but fall color in Southeast Missouri may not be as dreary as others are anticipating. "I think the general consensus is that this year will not be as good because of the drought ... but my feeling is let's not count our chickens yet," said Rocky Hayes, urban forester for Missouri Department of Conservation's Southeast Regional Office...
Finale sweep (10/02/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Wrapping up their regular season schedule with their Hits For Hope cancer benefit on Monday, the Dexter Lady Bearcats swept the visiting Puxico Lady Indians 25-16, 25-22. "It was a good one to win," Dexter head coach Carmen Morgan said. "Puxico is a good, tough team. I'd like to play them about every week. We had a lot of good rallies in that (second) game...
Lady Bulldogs hoping to make noise in district tournament (10/02/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- It's been an up and down season for the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team. They end the year at 10-9 with good wins and bad losses throughout. They have reaped the benefits of having a deep roster and, as of late, been devastated by injuries to both key players and those who have certain roles...
Bulldogs best Blackcats 3-1, Lady Bulldogs lose last regular season game (10/02/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com FREDERICKTOWN -- The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team won their 13th game of the season Monday 3-1 in Fredericktown. The Bulldogs held a 1-0 lead at halftime, but it quickly turned into a 1-1 game two minutes after the break. Sikeston added two more goals in the second half to ensure the victory...
LaRue Cunningham (10/02/12)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- LaRue DeField Cunningham, 92, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Sept. 19, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born April 18, 1920, in East Prairie, Mo., to the late Mayme and Clyde DeField, in 1937, she graduated from East Prairie High School in East Prairie and in 1941 graduated from Arkansas State College with a double major in business administration and French...
Jane Ann Bennett (10/02/12)
NEW MADRID -- Jane Ann Bennett, 60, passed away Sept. 28, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Born May 7, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, to Betty Belle Bloomfield Sides of New Madrid and the late Raymond Sides, she was a lifetime member of the Immaculate Conception Church in New Madrid where she had been serving as parish secretary. She was employed with Noranda Aluminum for 29 years until her retirement...
Billy Johnson (10/02/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Billy Gene Johnson, 85, who died on Sept. 24, 2012, were James Hodges, Andrew Hodges, Adam Hodges, Travis Hogan, Spencer Hogan, Steve Hodges and Mike Hogan. Honorary pallbearers were Patrick Hodges and Peyton Hodges...
Billie Jean Taylor (10/02/12)
LILBOURN -- Billie Jean Taylor, 82, died Oct. 1, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 26, 1930, in Selmer, Tenn., to the late Bill and Eula Francis Arnold Ingle, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Tyronza, Ark., and attended the Church of God in Lilbourn...
Anna Brucker (10/02/12)
NEW HAMBURG -- Anna Marie Brucker, 80, died Oct. 1, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 27, 1931, in Gordonville, to the late Walter J. and Hazel Eakins Hennecke, she worked at Florsheim Shoe Company of Chaffee as a machine operator and for 28 years as a presser at Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee. She was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg and the St. Ann Sodality...
Michael McDowell (10/02/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers for services to be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Michael McDowell, 61, who died on Sept. 29, 2012, will be: Pete Leija, Don Adams, Zach Caudel, Billy Miller, Anthony Pearson and Mark Scudder. Honorary pallbearers will be: Tony Scudder, Ben Swallow, Shelby Gordon, Barry McDowell and David McDowell...
Sonny Sanford Jr. (10/02/12)
BENTON -- Rufus Roy "Sonny" Sanford Jr., 77, died Sept. 30, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 15, 1935, in Ancell, son of the late Rufus Roy and Ethel Angelyn Stone Sanford Sr., he was a self-employed carpenter for the past 20 years...
Louis Taylor (10/02/12)
SIKESTON -- Louis F. Taylor, 74, formerly of Bernie, died Sept. 30, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. Born Feb. 22, 1938, at Lilbourn, son of the late Charles Colin Taylor and Florence Melissalee Gammons Taylor, he was a welder for Tempo Metal Products in Toluca, Ill., and a former police officer at Lawston, Ill...
Dewayne Self (10/02/12)
SIKESTON -- Donald Dewayne Self, age 55, died at his home in Sikeston on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. He was born Oct. 25, 1956, in Kennett, to Don and Jerrolyn Pritchett Self. He was a member and Deacon of Miner Baptist Church; he was an avid golfer, hunter, a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He was employed by United Parcel Service...
Junior Holman (10/02/12)
MATTHEWS -- Pink "Junior" Holman, 86, died Sept. 30, 2012, at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 1, 1926, in Lamar, Ark., to the late Pink William and Clara Alpha Grace Holman, he was a farmer for Calvin Farms, retiring in 1997, and was a member of the Matthews Church of the Nazarene...
Marie Eftink (10/02/12)
ORAN -- Marie J. Eftink, 89, died Sept. 30, 2012, at her home. Born April 18, 1923, in Randles, to the late W.J. and Wilhelmenia Brand Trankler, she was a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran and St. Ann Sodality. On Nov. 12, 1940, she married Paul J. Eftink who preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1997...
Jeffrey Chapman (10/02/12)
SIKESTON -- Jeffrey Lee Chapman, 41, died Oct. 1, 2012, at his home. Born Aug. 8, 1971, in Sikeston, son of Betty Holt Finley of Sikeston and the late Donnie Chapman, he had worked as a landscaper for Bizzell Lawn Care and Nursery. In addition to his mother, survivors include: one daughter, Brandi Chapman of Sikeston; one stepson, Bryan Todd of Morehouse; one brother, Michael Chapman of Poplar Bluff; and his stepfather, Ronnie Finely of Sikeston...