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Stories from Thursday, December 20, 2012

Coming down (12/20/12)
Meeting to address Big Oak (12/20/12)
EAST PRAIRIE-- The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting tonight at Big Oak Tree State Park near East Prairie. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the park's shop building. In addition to the park, the meeting will address services and operations for Towosahgy State Historic Site near East Prairie. Recent accomplishments at the park and site and future plans will be highlighted during the informational meeting...
Hearnes Elementary reaps benefits of rewards program (12/20/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Students at Hearnes Elementary in Charleston are being rewarded for their good behavior with quarterly shopping trips to the "Brock Buck Store." Named after Hearnes Principal Tammy Brock, the Brock Buck Store is designed to promote positive behavior and actions among students...
Arrest results in the seizure of over 30 pounds of marijuana (12/20/12)
CHAFFEE -- Police say they seized 31 pounds of marijuana and arrested two people in Chaffee on Tuesday. The SEMO Drug Task Force said in a news release that officers intercepted the drugs, which were coming from El Paso, Texas. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, log on to our electronic edition...
High winds close ferry (12/20/12)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is halting operations due to high wind. Captain Ed Floyd reports sustained winds of about 30 miles per hour with gusts to about 40 mph on the Mississippi River near Hickman, Ky. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry connects KY 1354 at Hickman with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena...
Sikeston-Charleston rivalry moved to Show Me Center (12/20/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The game is being dubbed "The Rivalry". Wars between the Sikeston Bulldogs and Charleston Bluejays have certainly stood up to that name so far as fans have packed both the Sikeston Field House and Charleston High School on numerous occasions...
NMCC's Hewitt signs with Crowley's Ridge (12/20/12)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central High School senior Hunter Hewitt signed a letter of intent with the Crowley's Ridge College volleyball team of Paragould, Ark., Tuesday. CRC head coach Cindy Henry said she expects that the middle hitter can make a big impact for the Lady Pioneers...
Redhawks use familiar formula to defeat New Orleans a second time (12/20/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU  -- Southeast Missouri State's second win of the season over New Orleans followed a similar script. The Privateers hung around for a half before the Redhawks pulled away to a convincing 94-71 victory Wednesday night. "We're always going to come out strong in the second half," senior guard Corey Wilford said. "That's how we won both games."...
Alicia Mowery (12/20/12)
QULIN -- Alicia Marie Tunnell Mowery, 25, died Dec. 18, 2012, at her home. Born Oct. 20, 1987, in Sikeston, to Michael Lee Tunnell of Urbana, Ill., and Tammy K. McCain Doll of St. Mary, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morehouse. In addition to her parents, she is survived by: her fiance, Robert Ruessler of Qulin; two sons, Gavyn Tunnell and Garrett Ruessler of Qulin; one daughter, Gabryella Ruessler of Qulin; stepfather, Brad Doll of St. ...
Brenda Pirtle (12/20/12)
BELL CITY -- Brenda Sue Pirtle, 62, died Dec. 18, 2012 at her home. Born Feb. 22, 1950, in Painton, to the late Loomis Elden and Emma Naoma Edwards Pirtle, she retired as a machine operator from Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee and was a member of the Bell City General Baptist Church and the Oran Needle Club...
Richard Hoyer (12/20/12)
SIKESTON -- Richard Eugene Hoyer, 77, died Dec. 19, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 14, 1935, in Oldham, S.D., to the late Hans and Lottie Durfey Hoyer, he was a self-employed farmer. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association in Painton and the Concordia Lutheran Church of Sikeston...
Wayne Babb (12/20/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Ancy W. "Wayne" Babb, 67, died Dec. 20, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
James DeHart (12/20/12)
DIEHLSTADT -- James Edward DeHart, 80, died Dec. 19, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. The Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of all arrangements...