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Stories from Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Portageville man killed in weekend accident (10/09/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- A Portageville man was killed and another injured in a head-on collision early Saturday in Pemiscot County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports at 9:15 a.m. on Route T, two miles southeast of Portageville, eastbound motorist Deven D. McMillen, 20, of Portageville crossed the center line and struck the westbound vehicle driven by Michael W. Spencer, 41, of Portageville head-on...
Walking for a cause (10/09/12)
Three St. Louis residents arrested in drug sting (10/09/12)
SIKESTON - Three St. Louis residents intent on selling heroin in Sikeston were caught in a drug sting by Scott County Sheriff deputies. Thomas Wheeler, 28, Ginny Wattler, 31, and Scott McGuire, 32, are each charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance (heroin) and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia...
DPS to begin issuing tickets to Sikeston businesses that did not renew business/occupational license (10/09/12)
SIKESTON - Sikeston business owners who have failed to renew their business licenses will soon be getting a visit from local law enforcement. The city of Sikeston Collector's Office has completed a second billing for the non-renewal of business/occupational license. Business license are due July 1 and on Sept. 1 a 10 percent penalty was assessed for those businesses which did not renew their licenses...
Patience rewarded: Bulldogs explode for nine goals in second half (10/09/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With his team only able to convert on one goal through the first 40 minutes against the Fredericktown Blackcats on Monday, Sikeston head coach Doyle Noe stressed patience as his team entered the second half. The Bulldogs' faith was rewarded when Brandon Goodwin scored in the first minute of what turned out to be a nine-goal second half as Sikeston went on to rout the Blackcats 10-1...
Dial set for another chance at state (10/09/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com POTOSI -- Kelsey Dial will try one more time for a trip to the state tennis tournament. Dial defeated Dexter's Bailey Cooper 7-5 and 6-2 during the Class 1, District 1 singles championship for her second straight district championship in as many years...
Sikeston freshmen win last game, junior varsity falls 36-13 (10/09/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston ninth grade football team ended their season on a high note Monday defeating Cape Central 39-20. Dominique Dyes scored four touchdowns in the win, which left the Bulldogs with a 3-2 final record...
Betty Britt (10/09/12)
MARSTON -- Betty Ferguson Britt, 61, died Oct. 5, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 6, 1950, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of Lucille Martin Ferguson of Marston and the late James W. Ferguson, she retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 24 years and was a member of the Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church...
Dolly Beavers (10/09/12)
LILBOURN -- Dolly E. Beavers, 88, died Oct. 7, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 14, 1924, in Stamford, Ark., daughter of the late John O. and Hannah Dean Becknell, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Lilbourn. She was also a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary 7183 in Lilbourn, past president of Lilbourn CIC Club, past matron of Lilbourn Chapter 486 Order of the Easter Star that consolidated with New Madrid Chapter 293 O.E.S. ...
Michael Spencer (10/09/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Michael Wayne Spencer, 41, died Oct. 6, 2012, in Pemiscot County. Born Dec. 20, 1970, at Hayti, to Larry Spencer of Hayward and Susan Estes Spencer of Portageville, he was a 1989 graduate of Kennett High School and employed with Spencer Farms...
John Marshall (10/09/12)
SIKESTON - John Marshall, 88, died Oct. 9, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Elizabeth Henry (10/09/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Elizabeth Ann Henry, 65, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 6, 2012, at Saint Louis University Hospital. Born June 25, 1947, in Sikeston, to Violet Hanshew Barnett and the late Curtis Dean Barnett, she was a family nurse practitioner for many years and a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston...
Ray Walker (10/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Ray E. Walker, 79, died Oct. 5, 2012, at his home. Born March 20, 1933, in Newark, Ark., son of the late William and Blanche Lovejoy Walker, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War, and a member of the Sikeston Elks Lodge, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114. He was a truck driver for Potlatch before retiring...
James Hamilton (10/09/12)
LILBOURN -- James Edward Hamilton, 87, died Oct. 7, 2012, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born May 15, 1925, in Pontotoc, Miss., he was the son of the late Luther and Dessie Robbins Hamilton. On March 5, 1960, he married Carol Ervin, who survives of the home...
Stephen Cunningham (10/09/12)
ALBA, Texas -- Stephen Harrell Cunningham, 68, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Oct. 1, 2012, at his home in Alba. A memorial service will be held Oct. 13 in Plano and on Nov. 3 at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Dana Carter (10/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Dana Lynn Henry Carter, 47, formerly of East Prairie, died at 9:05 a.m. Oct. 7, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 30, 1965, in Sikeston, to Curtis Raymond and Sandra Mae Ingram Henry of Sikeston, she lived most of her life in East Prairie before moving to Sikeston. She was of the Baptist belief...
Pierce Burton Jr. (10/09/12)
CRANE -- Pierce Burton Jr., 85, died Oct. 6, 2012, at the Ozark Mountain Healthcare Facility in Crane. Born May 31, 1927, in Knoxville, Ark., to the late Pierce and Murl Margaret Carter Burton Sr., he lived most of his life in Southeast Missouri before moving to Crane several years ago. He was a U.S. Army veteran and of the Pentecostal belief...
James Wilmurth (10/09/12)
CHARLESTON -- James Ellis Wilmurth, 50, formerly of East Prairie, died Oct. 8, 2012, at his home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Charles Williams Sr. (10/09/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Charles Williams Sr., 75, died Oct. 8, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Tracy Lee (10/09/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Tracy Lee, 40, died Oct. 6, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.