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Stories from Thursday, October 18, 2012

'Fall fun' (10/18/12)
Communities receive grant funds totaling over $165K (10/18/12)
COLUMBIA -- Several Southeast Missouri communities will benefit from grant funds provided through Rural Development. "These grants will enable communities to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors," State Director Anita J. (Janie) Dunning said in announcing the awarding of funds totaling $165,010. "With the funds, the communities can provide better communications, advanced public warnings, greater public safety and quicker clean-up when disasters strike."...
Night at the Museum (10/18/12)
Night at the Museum (10/18/12)
Commission to hold public hearing in Charleston (10/18/12)
CHARLESTON -- A panel of legislators and citizens will meet in Charleston Tuesday to take public input from farmers and other Missourians who have suffered as a result of this year's drought. Rep. Steve Hodges, D-East Prairie, will join his colleagues with the Interim Commission on Agriculture Innovation and Economic Recovery in a series of hearings designed to better assess the impact of the extreme weather as well the ongoing economic recession. ...
Familiar territory ahead for Lady Hawks at Class 2 state tournament (10/18/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SPRINGFIELD -- After a one year absence from the Class 2 final four, the Kelly Lady Hawks will find themselves in familiar territory this weekend as they head to Springfield for the biggest two games of their season. "We've practiced the last three days and the girls are real excited," Kelly head coach Rhonda Ratledge said. "They're happy to be there and they know that the top four teams are going to be good...
Within reach: Top district seed, third undefeated regular season on the line for SHS (10/18/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Friday's regular season finale against the Cardinal Ritter Lions may not grab many headlines around the area, but for the Sikeston Bulldogs, this game carries a lot of weight. For one, it's a chance for the Bulldogs to secure, for certain, the top seed in the Class 4, District 1 bracket. ...
PREP FOOTBALL Week 9 Glance (10/18/12)
Records: NMCC (2-6); Portageville (7-0) Series History: Portageville leads 3-2 Last Meeting: 1985, NMCC won 7-0 Last Week: Fredericktown 42, NMCC 6; Portageville was idle Outlook: The two schools, separated by just 15 miles, will meet for the first time in 27 years tonight. ...
Rhonda Lane (10/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Rhonda Lane, 54, died Oct. 16, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 12, 1958, in St. Louis, to Mildred Shockley Lane of Sikeston and the late James Robert Lane, she attended First Baptist Church in Morehouse. She had worked for McDonalds and also cleaned houses...
Janice Tanner (10/18/12)
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Janice G. Tanner, 79, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died on July 28, 2012. She was surrounded by family at her time of death. She was born on Aug. 28, 1932, to James Tyler and Lula Mae (Norman) Gregg. She was married to Ned W. Tanner Sr. on Feb. 3, 1952, in Belleville, Ill. He preceded her in death on May 1, 2009, in Houston, Texas...
Ervin Brokaw (10/18/12)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- Ervin Everett Brokaw 93, died Oct. 13, 2012, at his home. Born Nov. 17, 1918, in Harrisburg, to the late Everett and Lilli Black Brokaw, he was the longtime owner/operator of Lazy Lee Resort in Table Rock Lake, Mo., and worked for Archer Daniels Midland. He attended Grace Baptist Church in Granite City and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II...
Maureen Carman (10/18/12)
CHARLESTON -- Maureen Catherine McCarthy Carman,70, died Oct. 17, 2012, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Buddy McClaine (10/18/12)
BENTON -- Buddy McClaine, 73, died Oct. 16, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 4, 1938, in Clarksville, Ark., son of the late Garland and Ola Voss McClaine, he had been a marshal for the towns of Oran and Vanduser and served on the Oran School Board. He had worked on the dock at Bunny Bread, farmed for a number of years for Lois Newman, worked as a bus driver and had owned a restaurant and doughnut shop in Arkansas before retiring...
Charles Reed (10/18/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Charles Edward Reed, 59, died Oct. 13, 2012, at his home. Born June 19, 1953, on Portageville, to the late Arthur and Odell Hamilton Reed Sr., he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had been a deputy with the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department...
Betty Hill (10/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Betty Jane Sides Hill, 79, died Oct. 17, 2012, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 22, 1933, at Blytheville, Ark., to the late Bob and Lillie Lovelace Sides, she had lived in Sikeston most of her life. On July 28, 1951, she married Paul Edward Hill who preceded her in death in March 1997...
Transporter (10/18/12)
Our connection to the Mississippi River in New Madrid is not what it used to be. Until the arrival of the railroad in the 1890s and then the automobile and improved roads after the turn of the century, all commerce and travel was on the great river...