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Stories from Thursday, December 27, 2012

First snow (12/27/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Nine-year-old Bryce Morgan of Benton said he was expecting snow when he woke up Wednesday morning. He just didn't know how much. The night before Bryce had heard family members discussing a blizzard warning for the region, which was issued by the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky...
Dorena-Hickman Ferry open today (12/27/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is scheduled to resume winter operating hours today, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. High winds and ice on landing ramps forced the ferry to close Wednesday. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, log on to our electronic edition...
Cold day, hot fire (12/27/12)
The Sikeston Department of Public Safety's Fire Division responded to a fire at a residence on Lake Street on Wednesday morning. The blaze apparently began in the attic area. Further information was not available.
First round winners (12/27/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com O'FALLON -- Most area basketball tournaments were postponed due to heavy snow, but the Sikeston Bulldogs beat the weather by leaving a day early, and then defeated Lutheran-St. Charles 71-53 on Wednesday in the first round of the 19th Annual St. Dominic Christmas Tournament in O'Fallon...
Wardell, BBQ, MFA, and LBJ (12/27/12)
There is a story behind this photo taken in Wardell, Missouri, in the 1950s. Most readers will recognize the central figure in the dark suit holding a Stetson hat in his right hand as Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president of the United States. Popularly known as LBJ, Johnson at the time of the photo was the Senate majority leader...
Roe Jackson (12/27/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Roe Jackson, 80, died at 4:32 a.m. Dec. 24, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 15, 1932, in New Madrid, to the late Willis Earl and Ida Mae Stanfield Jackson, he lived all his life in New Madrid and Mississippi counties where he was a retired heavy equipment operator and attended the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Brian Cole (12/27/12)
DEXTER -- Brian Lewis Cole, 58, died Dec. 20, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter Born Nov. 10, 1954, in Whitehall, Mich., son of Harriet Cole of Whitehall and the late Max Cole, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter and a former line worker for U.S. Poly in Dexter...
Delora Schmittzehe (12/27/12)
DEXTER -- Delora Schmittzehe, 94, died Dec. 24, 2012, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.