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Stories from Thursday, November 15, 2012

$4.2 Million Lotto ticket sold in Marston (11/15/12)
MARSTON -- The tiny town of Marston can lay claim to making the newest Lottery-made millionaire. A player who purchased a Lotto ticket at Pilot Travel Center, 917 E. Elm St. in Marston, is now the 215th millionaire produced in the game. The lucky winner matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday night -- 1, 4, 12, 16, 34 and 41 -- to win the $4.2 million jackpot prize...
12 arrested Wednesday after weekend fights (11/15/12)
SIKESTON -- A dozen Sikeston residents were arrested Wednesday after a public disturbance on Sunday. Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety originally responded to a disturbance with gunshots on Sunday in the William and Clayton Street area after receiving information a fight involving several individuals broke out at Westside Liquor at 889 W. Malone...
Collecting canned foods (11/15/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- There's no doubt the YMCA of Southeast Missouri offers a place for individuals to exercise, but for community members like 78-year-old Frances Barborek, it makes an even greater impact. "It's just better than anything I've ever been a part of," the Sikeston resident said about the Y. "It's hard to put it into words exactly how important it is to me."...
Two jailed on felony drug charges (11/15/12)
CHARLESTON -- Two Charleston residents were arrested on drug-related charges in Mississippi County. According to Missouri Case.net, Maurice L. Butler and Lawanda A. Moore were arrested by the SEMO Drug Task Force on felony charges of distributing a controlled substance near a school and endangering the welfare of a child...
SEMO Conference tournament seeds released (11/15/12)
SIKESTON -- The seventh annual SEMO Conference Tournament recently released it's seeds for the tournament scheduled for Dec. 3. The Charleston Bluejays, last year's tournament champions, are this year's top seed. The Bluejays, who are coming off of a Class 3 championship from last season, topped the Sikeston Bulldogs in last year's conference title game 75-71...
Dexter's Young signs with Tennessee-Martin (11/15/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Four months before his senior season even begins, Dexter standout Chase Young has decided where he wants to play his college baseball. With his friends and family gathered at the Bearcats Event Center Wednesday afternoon, Young signed his letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Tennessee-Martin...
Helen Hilton (11/15/12)
DILLON, Mont. -- Helen Hilton, 77, of Dillon, Mont., formerly of Chaffee, Mo., was a caring wife, mother and friend, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Barrett Memorial Hospital, with her husband by her side. She was born in Piggott, Ark., Jan. 6, 1935, to Fred and Hazel Thornton. She had lived in Dillon since 1974. Helenšs main love was her family and this is her legacy...
Jackie Long (11/15/12)
ATHENS, Ala. -- Jackie G. Long, 78, died Nov. 13, 2012, at his home near Athens. Born in 1934, to Vanduser, Mo., to the late Hosea and Ines Long, he graduated from Vanduser High School. He served one tour of duty in the Korean War and two tours in the Vietnam War. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1972...
Joan Kittel (11/15/12)
BERNIE -- Joan Kittel died Nov. 13, 2012, at her home in Bernie. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Johnny Kestner (11/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Johnny Albert Kestner, 67, died Nov. 14, 2012, at his home following a two-year battle with cancer. Born Oct. 19, 1945 in East Prairie, to the late John and Alta Moreland Kestner, he was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He had been a cross-country truck driver for Delta Express until ill health forced his retirement...
Sue Davis (11/15/12)
PLANO, Texas -- Sue Barr Davis, 95, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Nov. 10, 2012, at Plano. Born Jan. 12, 1917, in Maryville, Tenn., to the late Oscar and Lucy Henderson Barr, she was a nurse for most of her life, first at a hospital and later working with her husband. She was a member of First Assembly of God and a former member of First United Methodist Church in Charleston...
Katherine Nelson (11/15/12)
CHARLESTON -- Katherine Sutherland Nelson, 89, died Nov. 13, 2012, at Paragould, Ark. Born Nov. 1, 1923, in Houston, Miss., to the late W.R. and Clara Soule Davis Sr., she lived most of her life in Charleston where she was secretary of the National Compress. She served as president of American Legion, was a Girl Scout leader and a member of the Charleston United Methodist Church...
Johnnie Mills (11/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Johnnie L. Mills, 88, died Nov. 13, 2012, at Miner Nursing Center. Born July 27, 1924 in Union Hills, Ark., to the late Samuel Lawrence and Gertie May Postlwaite Mills, he worked for McDonnell-Douglass in Long Beach, Calif., before moving to Sikeston...
Helen Harris (11/15/12)
ORAN -- Helen Harris, 99, died Nov. 14, 2012, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Kevin Eskew (11/15/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Rev. Tony Kevin Eskew, 60, died Nov. 13, 2012, at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 22, 1952, in Piggott, Ark., to the late Vaval Royal Eskew and Mary Ellen Smith Eskew, he served as pastor of the First General Baptist Church of Bloomfield for 35 years. ...
James Armstrong (11/15/12)
SIKESTON -- James A. Armstrong, 89, died at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 28, 1923, in Brighton, Tenn., to the late Grover and Lora Glass Armstrong, he had since 1979 been a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a gunners mate in the U.S. Navy and during World War ll serving in the South Pacific Theater from January 1943 until January 1946 and in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company...
Mary Douglas (11/15/12)
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Mary Magdalene Douglas, 92, died Nov. 10, 2012, in Federal Way. Born Aug 20, 1921, in East Prairie, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Etta and Roland Grissom, and lived most of her life in East Prairie. She was a member of the St James Baptist Church...
Aline Johnson (11/15/12)
BROWNSVILLE, Ky. -- Aline Mae Johnson, 88, died Nov. 11, 2012, at Brownsville. Born Feb. 24, 1924, in Portageville, Mo., to the late Joseph Fred and Lennie Pearl Gremard Lavigne, she was a homemaker, a seamstress and of the Baptist belief. On Oct. 5, 1942, in Salina, Okla., she married James Otto Johnson who preceded her in death Aug. 6, 2009...