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Stories from Wednesday, November 21, 2012

No paper Thursday (11/21/12)
The Standard Democrat will not print an edition on Thursday and offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Normal printing and office hours will resume on Friday.
Thanksgiving prep (11/21/12)
New lagoon operational in Miner; old one will be destroyed (11/21/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com MINER -- With Miner's new wastewater lagoon up and running it's time to take down the old one. "The lagoon is operational," Norman Lambert, city engineer, reported during the Miner Board of Alderman's regular monthly meeting Tuesday. "It's operating great. It's what we expected."...
Two Miner hotel employees are credited with saving life of guest (11/21/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com MINER --Two Miner hotel employees gave new meaning to good customer service after a guest complained of a headache and requested their assistance. Lisa O'Meara of Collierville, Tenn., credits Chris Winfield, front desk supervisor, and Lesa Polivick, guest service agent, of Drury Inn and Suites in Miner for saving her life this past August while she was staying overnight in the Sikeston area on business...
Filing for city races closes; only one to be decided in April (11/21/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Filing for seats on the Sikeston and Charleston city councils closed Tuesday with only race to be decided in the April 2 municipal election. Three Sikeston City Council seats are up for election this cycle: Mike Conway's Ward 1 seat; the Ward 4 position currently held by Maude Harris; and the at-large council seat occupied by Michael Bohannon...
Sikeston tops Class 4 preseason poll (11/21/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com Several local basketball teams graced the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association/MOsports preseason basketball rankings. Sikeston took the top spot in Class 4 after a 23-5 season last year and being one win away from reaching the state semifinals for the second time in three years...
SEMO North All-Conference team released (11/21/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com A number of Sikeston Bulldog football players were selected as SEMO North All-Conference recipients following a 9-2 season. The SEMO North consists of Sikeston, Jackson, Cape Central, Poplar Bluff and Farmington. Representing the offense, quarterback Kyland Gross was given the nod, as was running back Chris Word and offensive lineman Blake Flannigan...
Tied up (11/21/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- Nothing went right. The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs struggled from the field, they couldn't generate turnovers and failed to keep Saxony Lutheran under wraps. Two points were even deducted from their final score after the game had ended when it was figured out that a phantom bucket was given to Sikeston by accident...
Third quarter dooms Lady Bluejays (11/21/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Kicking off their season against visiting Woodland on Tuesday, the Charleston Lady Bluejays were unable to overcome a rough third quarter where they failed to score a basket. Led by a 25-point effort from Josie Long, the Lady Cardinals were able to hold off a fourth quarter push by the Lady Bluejays for a 69-47 win...
Tips for Black Friday shoppers (11/21/12)
After weeks of investigating I have discovered that Friday is actually Black Friday. And if the nearly three pounds of ads in today's paper are any indication, a day that many stores and shoppers will be taking part. I experienced the Black Friday insanity one dark day years ago. ...
Betty Pettigrew (11/21/12)
BENTON -- Betty Sue Pettigrew, 70, died Nov. 19, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 18, 1942, in Dorena, to the late Raymond Wayne and Edith Mattie Johnson Hannah, she was a resident caretaker for Sunshine Villa in Scott City and was of the General Baptist belief...
Beatty Miller (11/21/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Beatty P. Miller, 93, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 14, 2012, at Friendship Village Chesterfield in St. Louis. Born Dec. 18, 1918, in Osage County, to the late John Jefferson Miller and Dice Rhoads Miller, he was a World War II veteran of the U.S. ...
Kenneth Walters (11/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Kenneth James Walters, 66, died at 9 a.m. Nov. 19, 2012, at his home. He was born Sept. 20, 1946, in Sikeston, son of the late James Edward Walters. On Aug. 13, 1971, he married Catherine M. Kem who survives of the home. In addition to his wife, he is survived by: two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin J. and Julie Walters of Paducah, Ky., and Keith M. and Talia Walters of Schertz, Texas; one daughter, Kris Walters of San Diego; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Brenda Bryant (11/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Brenda Joyce Bryant, 69, who died on Nov. 15, 2012, were: Mark Thorne, Derek Masters, Justin Ruedrich, Dustin Hale, Tyler Hale and Cody Hale.
Mary Ferrenburg (11/21/12)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mary "Cookie" Ferrenburg, 68, formerly of Morley, died Monday Nov. 19, 2012, at 11:07 p.m. in East Prairie. Born March 10, 1944, in St. Louis, to the late Lester and Marion Wescoat Ferrenburg, Cookie was a member of Morley Baptist Church for many years and currently a member of Full Gospel Church of East Prairie. She was a 1962 graduate of Scott County Central High School and she was a store manager for over 18 years...
Bobbie Duncan (11/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Bobbie Joyce Duncan, 78, died Nov. 19, 2012, at her home. Born Dec. 1, 1933, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of Mary Esther Hoskins Springer and the late Charles Springer, she was a member of Morehouse Assembly of God Church. On Aug. 24, 1953, in Hernando, Miss., she married Taylor Duncan who survives of the home...
Sharon Bryant (11/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Sharon A. Bryant, 52, died Nov. 19, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 10, 1960, in Dexter, daughter of the late Clara Fern Brown and Carl "Dick" Tubbs, she was a loving mother, wife, grandma and sister. On March 30, 1979, in Miner, she married Ricky L. Bryant, who survives of the home...
Charlotte Johnson (11/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Charlotte Jean McGahey Johnson, 79, who died on Nov. 16, 2012 were: Chris Davidson, ­Billy Roberts, David Parker, Jeff Limbaugh, Mike McReynolds and Brad Couch...
Anthony Hasty (11/21/12)
OZARK, Ala. -- Anthony Todd Hasty, 37, died Nov. 9, 2012. Born Dec. 16, 1974, in Landstuhl, West Germany, to Ron and JoAnn Southard Hasty, he was a 1993 graduate of Carroll High School. In addition to his parents, survivors include: paternal grandfather, Ettel L. Hasty; and a brother and sister-in-law, Christopher L. and Emily M. Hasty...
Andrea Garris (11/21/12)
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Andrea Fuwell Garris, 30, died Nov. 20, 2012, in Shreveport. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo.