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Stories from Friday, January 18, 2013

Mississippi County to replace bridge (01/18/13)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County has the green light to replace a bridge. Carlin Bennett, the county's presiding county commissioner, said during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday that he received notification from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the requirement for the environmental impact statement on the county's latest bridge project was satisfied...
Getting fit (01/18/13)
For many, the new year means a renewed effort to get healthy and fit, meaning an increase of people working out at the YMCA of Southeast Missouri. Many residents took advantage of the numerous machines at the YMCA early Thursday evening.
Court date set for Bloomfield man accused of stabbing uncle (01/18/13)
BLOOMFIELD - A Bloomfield man charged with stabbing his uncle multiple times will return to Stoddard County court in February. Wesley Darrell Tackett, 21, made his first appearance in court Thursday before Associate Circuit Judge Joe Satterfield for arraignment on the Class A felony of first-degree assault and the unclassified felony of armed criminal action. The case was ordered continued to Feb. 21, according to Missouri Case.net...
Five East Prairie residents are arrested on drug charges (01/18/13)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Five East Prairie residents are facing a variety of charges after their arrested in a drug bust. According to a Thursday news release from Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore: Ryan Wheatley, 24, of East Prairie, is charged with manufacturing with the intent to distribute, driving while revoked, endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of meth precursor, resisting arrest and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.. ...
Great Scott! (01/18/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The days of blowouts and sitting comfortably with a huge lead at halftime are in the past for the Scott County Central Braves. Grinding out games and needing to find ways to win are now the norm for the defending Class 1 champions as they continue to fight to stay above the .500 mark...
Lady Bluejays edge NMCC 75-72 behind Ewing's 31 (01/18/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Before their game against New Madrid County Central on Thursday, the Charleston Lady Bluejays honored senior E'Neikqua Ewing for scoring 1,000 career points the night prior against Malden. Ewing returned the favor with a clutch 31 point, 10 rebound performance that included the game-winning shot in a 75-72 win over the Lady Eagles...
NMCC gets by Cairo, Lady Bulldogs stopped by Poplar Bluff (01/18/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles outscored Cairo, Ill., by 15 points in the second half to come away with a 73-53 win Thursday at New Madrid County Central High School. NMCC sophomore Willie Jimerson led the Eagles with a game-high 32 points. Delontre Haney added 11...
Will Monroe (01/18/13)
DEXTER -- William E. "Will" Monroe, 68, died Jan. 16, 2013, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 22, 1944, in Averett, to the late Lawrence T. and Claudine Morse Monroe, he was a U.S. Army veteran and also served in the Missouri National Guard. ...
Wanda Burton (01/18/13)
CHAFFEE -- Wanda Lee Burton, 78, died Jan. 17, 2013, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Aug. 9, 1934, in Frostburg, Md., to the late Carl and Hazel Lashbaugh Folk, she worked at the Hat Factory in Oran before retiring as a machine operator from Columbia Sportswear in Chaffee...
Daniel Whittemore (01/18/13)
ADVANCE -- Daniel Joe Whittemore, 34, died Jan. 16, 2013. Born May 4, 1978, in Hayti, son of Sherry Lynn Atteberry Whittemore of Dexter and the late Gary Joe Whittemore, he was a truck driver for Pete Tanner Solid Waste in Delta. On May 2, 2004, in Dexter, he married Sarah Walker who survives of the home...
Samuel McClellan (01/18/13)
PUXICO -- The Rev. Samuel H. McClellan, 88, died Jan. 16, 2013, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center. Born April 9, 1924, in Stanberry, to the late Samuel Nelson and Bertie Stricker McClellan, he had last pastored in Morley and Naylor for 20 years and had been the camp caretaker at the Church of God Youth Camp for 14 years. He moved to Puxico in 2005 where he attended the First Baptist Church. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the D.A.V. and the Puxico VFW Post...
James Lathum (01/18/13)
MATTHEWS -- James Franklin Lathum, 55, died Jan. 15, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 17, 1957, in Sikeston to the late Eber and Freeda King Lathum, he was a self-employed farmer and well driller. He was of the Baptist faith, and was a 32nd degree Mason, Shriner, and lifetime charter member of Big Prairie Jaycees...
Joyce Pointer (01/18/13)
ST. LOUIS -- Joyce Bard Pointer, 69, formerly of East Prairie, died at 11:50 p.m. Jan. 17, 2013, in the Christian Hospital in St. Louis County. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Helen Froman (01/18/13)
CONRAN -- Helen Froman, 83, died Jan. 18, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Glenn Harper (01/18/13)
SIKESTON -- Glenn C. Harper, 92, died Jan. 17, 2013, at the Missouri State Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Dannie Dick (01/18/13)
LUTZ, Fla. -- Dannie Wilson Dick, 72, formerly of Graves County, Ky., died Jan. 14, 2013, at his home in Lutz. Born Nov. 23, 1940, at Lynnville, Ky., he was the son of the late Dennis Melvin and Christine Wilson Dick. On May 29, 1970, he married Barbara Jean Ferrell, who survives of the home...
Gloria Adams (01/18/13)
LILBOURN -- Gloria Jean Adams, 64, died Jan. 16, 2013, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 21, 1948, in Parma, to the late Theodore and Bernice Walker Clark Sr., she was a graduate of Lilbourn High School and a member of Bethel AME Church in Sikeston where she served as a Sunday school teacher. She retired after 23 years of service from the Golden Living Center in New Madrid...
Martha Linley (01/18/13)
NEW MADRID -- Martha Linley, 47, died Jan. 9, 2013, at her home. Born Jan. 18, 1965, near East Prairie, she was the daughter of the late William O'Neal and Shirley Turner. Survivors include: four sons, Chris Linley and Timothy Rice of New Madrid and Keith Rice and DiAngelo Rice of Poplar Bluff; six daughters, Florence Johnson, LaToshia Rice, Michele Rice and Ashley Rice of New Madrid, Cynthia Davis of Sikeston and Crystal Todd of St. Louis; one sister and two brothers...