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Stories from Thursday, October 11, 2012

Branson found not guilty of murder (10/11/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Twenty-year-old Brianna M. Branson of Miner looked straight ahead Wednesday afternoon as 34th Circuit Court Judge Fred Copeland told a full courtroom he found her not guilty on charges of felony murder, assault in the second degree and armed criminal action for the July 24, 2010, death of 18-year-old Kendra Gray...
Fire safety lessons (10/11/12)
SEMO Alumni Association honoring alumni, faculty with 2012 Merit Awards (10/11/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Local residents will see some familiar faces among those slated to receive Merit Awards presented by the Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association Oct. 19 at the Copper Dome Society/Merit Recognition Program during the Homecoming celebration...
Harris one of four being honored with distinguished service award (10/11/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Sikeston resident is among the four who will receive the Distinguished Serve Award presented by the Alumni Association at Southeast Missouri State University during Homecoming festivities Oct. 20. Michael K. Harris Sr., who is retired from the Missouri Army National Guard, is a Sikeston civic and church volunteer...
Sectional win (10/11/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com POPLAR BLUFF -- Just two years removed from their last appearance in the MSHSAA Show Me Showdown, the Kelly Lady Hawks took another big step toward a return appearance to high school softball's biggest stage. Able to shake off a rough start against Twin Rivers in Class 2 Sectional play Wednesday, the Lady Hawks combined for 14 hits while getting a brilliant pitching performance from freshman Alexis Dock to mercy-rule the Lady Royals 12-1 in five innings...
SHS prepares for road test against Jennings (10/11/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com JENNINGS -- With conference play already wrapped up as well as a large lead in the district standings, the Sikeston Bulldogs will try to keep its undefeated season alive with a Saturday afternoon game in St. Louis against an unfamiliar opponent...
PREP FOOTBALL Week 8 Glance (10/11/12)
Records: Chaffee (2-5); Jefferson (3-3) Series History: first meeting Last Week: Malden 46, Chaffee 22; Jefferson 53, Grandview 34 Outlook: Chaffee's defense that had played so well for most of the season was gashed last week against Malden, allowing 463 rushing yards, including 310 yards to the leading rusher in Southeast Missouri Romello McCoy (1,439 yards). ...
Sikeston junior high girls sweep Lady Bluejays in season opener (10/11/12)
CHARLESTON -- The Sikeston Junior High girls basketball team opened the season on a high note Tuesday night, sweeping Charleston. The seventh grade Lady Bulldogs rolled to a 43-15 win behind 17 points from Gloria Bennett. Sikeston jumped out to a 12-2 lead after one quarter and led 20-6 at halftime...
David C. Keenan (10/11/12)
SIKESTON -- David C. Keenan, 87 of Sikeston, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born June 27, 1925, in Robert Lee, Texas, to the late Jesse Walter and Annie Belle Landers Keenan, he graduated from San Angelo, Texas, High School and and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an aviation electronic technician from 1944 until May 1946...
Mildred Carter (10/11/12)
MATTHEWS -- Mildred Irene Carter, 95, died Oct. 7, 2012, at the Close to Home Care Center in Matthews. She was born March 31, 1917, in Clarksville, Ark., to the late Ewell and May Russell Pearson. Survivors include: one son, Ray Carter of St. Louis; one brother, Namon Pearson of Sikeston; two grandsons and their spouses, Brian and Sabrina Carter and Mike and Shannon Carter; and five great-grandchildren...
Dorothy DeField (10/11/12)
CHARLESTON -- Dorothy Lee Bryant DeField, 83, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 11, 1929, at Charleston, to the late Harry Totts and Dorothy Lee Burnett Bryant Sr., she was a lifelong resident of Charleston. ...
Larry Buttry (10/11/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Larry Dale Buttry, 71, died Oct. 9, 2012, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born April 7, 1941, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Willie and Bessie Holloway Buttry, he lived in Poplar Bluff and Puxico most of his life and retired from Buttry Construction LLC. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Puxico and the Wappapello Eagles...
Vernon Vanover (10/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Monday at Ponder Funeral Home for Vernon Vanover, 74, who died on Oct. 3, 2012 were: Kevin Jordan, Terry Cooper, Bob Pulliam, Andy Vanover, Eddie Vanover and Kevin Vanover.
Billy Wilkerson (10/11/12)
BERTRAND -- Billy Joe Wilkerson, 76, died Oct. 9, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 18, 1936, at Wyatt, to the late Joseph Aaron "Joe" and Wretha Violet Ervin Wilkerson, he had lived in Bertrand most of his life and owned and operated Wilkerson Trucking for over 45 years. He then owned and operated T and J's Package Store. A former member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Charleston, he was of the General Baptist belief...
Billy Masterson (10/11/12)
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. - William W. "Billy" Masterson, 51, died Oct. 8, 2012, in Collierville. He was born Oct. 16, 1960, in New Madrid, Mo., to Pearlene Nance Masterson of New Madrid and the late William W. Masterson Jr. He was married to Bobbie Arnett Masterson, who survives of the home...
Elizabeth Henry (10/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Elizabeth Henry, 65, who died Oct. 6, 2012, were: Dewayne Barnett, Chris Newell, B.J. Barnett, Curtis Barnett and Gary Eaton.
Doris Riley (10/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Doris Riley, 75, died Oct. 10, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.