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Stories from Thursday, November 8, 2012

November shines light on adoption, foster parenting (11/08/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- For those who want a child but are unable to have one biologically, adoption has long been the answer for many. In light of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Brenda Miller, adoption specialist for the 33rd Judicial Circuit of the Missouri Children's Division in Sikeston, is encouraging and reminding those hoping for children to consider the option of adopting or foster parenting a child...
Internet increases adoption awareness (11/08/12)
SIKESTON -- This year's theme for National Adoption Month is "Virtually: Adoption in the Digital Age." Brenda Miller, adoption specialist for the 33rd Judicial Circuit of the Missouri Children's Division in Sikeston, said the Internet increases the awareness of adoption and creates more avenues for people to pursue when considering adoptions -- not only locally but nationwide...
Ready for a show (11/08/12)
jillb@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON - It's beginning to look -- and sound -- a lot like Christmas. Friday night, the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities will help residents and visitors in Sikeston get a little bit of the holiday spirit when they turn on their holiday musically synchronized light display...
Rocket Science (11/08/12)
Practice continues (11/08/12)
Marty Hedge (11/08/12)
CHARLESTON -- Larry Martin "Marty" Hedge, 50, died Nov. 3, 2012, at his sister's home in Charleston. Born June 6, 1962, at Wyatt, to Bertha Vinson of Charleston and the late Melvin Curtis Hedge, he had lived in Mississippi County most of his life and had been employed as a mechanic for Emmett Groves...
Jane Hammock (11/08/12)
MATTHEWS -- Jane Hammock, 69, died Nov. 6, 2012, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 3, 1943, to the late Elmer and Leila Evans, she was a nurse's aide for many years. On Dec. 25, 1961, in Canalou, she married Donald Hammock Jr. who preceded her in death Aug. 21, 1995...
Beverly Cureton (11/08/12)
ORAN -- Beverly Ann Cureton, 31, died Nov. 5, 2012, in Oran. Born June 3, 1981, in Dexter to Robert Wayne Brown and Carol Lucile Johnson, she worked as a teller for the Southern Bank of Sikeston. On May 22, 2004, she married Thomas Cureton, who survives...
Dennis Andrews (11/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Dennis Andrews, 39, died Oct. 31, 2012, at his home. Born May 27, 1973, in Sikeston, son of the late Leroy and Ednia Dixon Stokes, he was of the Baptist belief. He attended Sikeston High School and was previously employed as a cook at several area restaurants...
Trudy Moore (11/08/12)
CHAFFEE-- Trudy Diane Moore, 63, died Nov. 5, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 11, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Wright Hull and Maggie Bell Warner Shelton, she formerly attended New Hope Apostolic Church in Chaffee. She worked many years as a certified medical technician at Chaffee Nursing Center and Ratliff Nursing Center...
Eunice Mathis (11/08/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Eunice Marie Mathis, 87, died Nov. 7, 2012, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Allene Taylor (11/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Allene Taylor, 97, who died Nov. 2, 2012, were: Mike Keller, Larry Keller, Joe Ross, Douglas Taylor, Robert Cooksey and Tom Eiceman.
Orval Boze (11/08/12)
SIKESTON -- Orval Lee Boze, 63, died Nov. 6, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 19, 1949, in Pop City, son of the late Alvie and Gladys Fraizer Boze, he was a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as an engineman and fireman. He received the Navy Commendation Medal and a Purple Heart during the Vietnam War. He was employed by his lifelong best friend, Rick Evans, and was of the Baptist belief...
Gerry Poley (11/08/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Gerry Poley, 83, formerly of Grand Chain, Ill., died at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 7, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 31, 1929, in Nolan, W.Va., to the late William and Nora Lucas Blevins, she lived in Grand Chain for several years before moving back to East Prairie. She was of the Baptist belief...