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Stories from Monday, November 19, 2012

Scouting for Food (11/19/12)
Joseph Heckemeyer (left), Joseph Sauceda (center) and Jake Collins (right) place cans in cart as Joe Heckemeyer keeps count during the Boy Scout's annual "Scouting for Food" event Saturday at the Bootheel Food Bank.
Troopers will be out in force on holiday (11/19/12)
POPLAR BLUFF - Those taking to the roads for the Thanksgiving holiday can be thankful for the watchful eyes of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. On Wednesday and on Nov. 25, Troop E officers will take part in the 20-Mile Trooper project in an effort to promote safety and to reduce the number of traffic crashes in the Troop E area. This means Troop E will assign a trooper every 20 miles on Interstates 55 and 57, and on other selected secondary roads...
Local students win state art contest (11/19/12)
MATTHEWS - Alissa Quaite beams as she talks about her art students at Matthews Elementary School in Matthews. The art teacher challenges them with drawing projects, working with clay and dabbling with paints. The students artistic talents are getting the notice of others as well...
Saturday fish fry (11/19/12)
Donna Jones serves a plate of fish to Diane Rowe during the Shining Light Ministries Fish Fry on Saturday.
Caruthersville's season ends after run-in with Lamar (11/19/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com LAMAR -- The Caruthersville Tigers struck first, but it didn't take long for their luck to run short. Caruthersville saw their state title ambitions dashed at the hands of the defending champions, Lamar, Saturday during a 69-12 rout in the Class 2 semifinals at Lamar High School...
Redhawks burned by special teams in season ending loss (11/19/12)
MURRAY, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State's offense, with Levi Terrell running wild, clicked better than it has all year during Saturday's second half. Unfortunately for the Redhawks, their return coverage units were about as bad as they have been in recent memory -- and likely prevented Southeast from ending the season with a win...
Job hunting, what a drag (11/19/12)
Anyone who has ever been job hunting will tell you that it is "experience" that often makes the difference between being hired or told "we'll call you." Of course, the great conundrum is how to get the first job when you have no real experience. That is exactly what Billy Joe "B. J." Schaffer faced as a young man looking for his first job...
Inez Abner (11/19/12)
BELL CITY -- Inez D. Abner, 97, died Nov. 17, 2012, at her home. Born Sept. 13, 1915, at Arbor, daughter of the late Obe and Addie Kynion Watts, she had been a homemaker and a member of the Bell City United Methodist Church. On Sept. 10, 1932, at Bloomfield, she married John Howard Abner who preceded her in death June 20, 1993...
Jerry Matlock (11/19/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Jerry W. Matlock, 52, died Nov. 17, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems at Hayti. He was born Jan. 23, 1960, at Selmer, Tenn., to the late Nig and Bessie Faye Thacker Matlock. In 1978, he married Wanda McClasland. Survivors include: two sons and a daughter-in-law, Irvin Matlock of Portageville and Christopher and Felicia Matlock of Herrin, Ill.; one brother, Timothy Matlock of Marble Hill; four sisters, Shirley Estes, Carol Williams and Judy Fisher of Portageville and Sandy Braman of Marble Hill; and four grandchildren.. ...
Glen Robbins (11/19/12)
MARSTON -- Glen Robbins, 48, died Nov. 14, 2012, at his home. Born Jan. 14, 1964, in Portageville, he was the son of Tommy Robbins of New Madrid and the late Lornene Whittamore Robbins. His wife, Kelly Robbins, survives of the home. Other survivors include: one son, Daniel Robbins; five daughters, Megan Robbins, Colleen Robbins, Rachel Robbins, Miley Robbins and Emily Robbins; one sister, Martha McKinney; one brother, Dale Robbins; and two grandchildren...
Ann Matthews (11/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Ann Draughon Matthews, 87, died Nov. 16, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Aug. 25, 1925, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Harrison and Anna Colquhoun Draughon, she was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and a longtime volunteer at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Betty Crawford (11/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Sunday at Ponder Funeral Home for Betty Jean Crawford, 71, who died on Nov. 16, 2012, were: Adam Brown, Andrew Stewart, Danny Crawford, Darrell Brown, James Duckworth and John Venable.
Joey Fowler (11/19/12)
NEW MADRID -- Joey Fowler, 57, died Nov. 16, 2012, at Hayti. Survivors include: his parents, Alex and Evelena Fowler of Kewanee; his wife, Karen Fowler of New Madrid; two daughters, Jaclyn Fowler of Orlando and Natalie Fowler of New Madrid; one sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Tom McCoy of Catron; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Emma Fowler of Kewanee and Timmy and Lynette Fowler of New Madrid...
Deborah Coleman (11/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Deborah Leigh Coleman, 57, died Nov. 16, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 27, 1955, in Kennett, to the late Robert Franklin Lee Coleman and Barbara Carol Moore, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gideon. Survivors include: five sisters, Deneise Sharp of Gideon, Diane Cahill of Cordova, Tenn., Lori Lynne Williams of Wichita, Kan., Tammy Kiestler of Halls, Tenn., and Toni Coleman of Henning, Tenn.; one brother, David Coleman of Clarkton; and her stepmother, Barbara Sue Coleman of Malden.. ...