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Stories from Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Woman dies in late night house fire (01/22/13)
SIKESTON -- A woman was found dead in a late night house fire in Sikeston. Sikeston Department of Public Safety received the fire call around 11:35 p.m. Monday at 327 E. Gladys Street in Sikeston. According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden, after the fire was extinguished, firefighters found the body of Barbara Jones, 56, in her bedroom, where the fire apparently began...
Fast moving winter storm approaching (01/22/13)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- A fast moving winter storm system is forecast by the National Weather Service to race across the region Thursday night and depart Friday morning. "The latest available forecast model guidance suggests while it is still too early to pinpoint exact amounts and locations, it is looking increasingly likely that at least some accumulation of snow and ice is expected with this system," said forecasters...
Celebrating Dr. King (01/22/13)
Sikeston man to serve as missionary in Korea (01/22/13)
jillb@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID - Raising six children in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Diana and Mike Comer expected one day one of their children would be called to serve as a missionary. When her 20-year-son Shane Comer received notification he would be a missionary from their Sikeston church to Korea for two years, Mrs. Comer said she was happy for him...
High School Art Show (01/22/13)
Swatted (01/22/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- For the first time this season the Dexter Lady Bearcats got a chance to see what life was like without leading scorer Brittany Harris on Monday when visiting Perryville came to town. If their effort against the Lady Pirates is any indication Dexter has little to worry about as they posted five girls with double-digit scoring totals en route to a 81-34 win...
Bulldogs take 4th at SEMO tourney, Bravettes get past Woodland (01/22/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team tied for fourth during the SEMO Conference wrestling tournament at Poplar Bluff Saturday. Sikeston, who finished with 174.5 points, fell into a fourth place tie with Poplar Bluff...
Former SHS star out for year (01/22/13)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Southeast Missouri forward Michael Porter will miss the rest of the season after re-fracturing his left foot against Tennessee Tech on Jan. 19. Porter initially broke his foot in October and was sidelined for the first 20 games before making his return Saturday. He scored six points and grabbed three rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench against the Golden Eagles. Porter left the game with 8:27 remaining and did not play again...
Shirley Brown (01/22/13)
PRINCETON, W.Va. - Shirley Ann Simmons Brown, 77, of 6 Valley Drive in Princeton, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at her residence. Born Jan. 17, 1935, in Marston, Mo., she was the daughter of Martha Christine "Mama Tine" Scobey Simmons of Princeton and the late Marvin J. ...
Ola Berry (01/22/13)
BERTRAND - Ola Hurley Berry, 92, died Jan. 21, 2013, at Miner Nursing Center. Born June 9, 1920, at Bertrand, to the late Jesse and Daisy Williams Hurley, she lived her entire life in Bertrand and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. On Oct. 24, 1947, she married Jesse D. Berry, who preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 2007...
Paul Miller Sr. (01/22/13)
BERTRAND -- Paul Richard Miller Sr., 79, died Jan. 18, 2013, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 5, 1934, in Wyatt, to the late John N. "Buck" and Mildred "Memie" Richardson Miller, he had lived in Charleston most of his life and was employed as a truck driver. A member of the V.F.W., the Sikeston Elks Lodge and the American Legion, he had served three years in the Missouri National Guard...
Orval Payton (01/22/13)
DEXTER -- Orval Payton, 79, died Jan. 19, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 31, 1933, in Aid, son of the late Crit Payton and Mary Martha Malin Payton, he worked in the shipping department of Purolator Filter Co. in Dexter and was of the Baptist belief...
Barbara Blocker (01/22/13)
BLOOMFIELD -- Barbara Ann Blocker, 62, died Jan. 20, 2013, at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter. Born Jan. 23, 1950, to the late John and Mintie Chumley Rodgers, she had lived in Kennett before moving to the Bloomfield area in 1980...
Glenn Harper (01/22/13)
SIKESTON -- Glenn C. Harper, 92, died Jan. 17, 2013, at the Missouri State Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 18, 1920, in Sikeston, to the late Hulbert H. and Cora May Ford Harper, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a 1941 graduate of Sikeston High School and in 1950 received his bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Jim Freshour (01/22/13)
COLUMBIA -- James Louis "Jim" Freshour, 85, died Jan. 5, 2013, at South Hampton Place in Columbia. Born Jan. 11, 1927, in Greenville, to the late James Everett and Lydia Bounds Freshour, he grew up in Lepanto, Ark., before he and his family moved to Salcedo. ...
Velma Stewart (01/22/13)
SIKESTON -- Velma Rea Stewart, 72, of Sikeston, died Jan. 21, 2013, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Feb. 24, 1940, in Lamar, Ark., to the late John and Edith Ewing Parsons, she was employed by Potlatch/Tetra-Pac for 29 years, retiring in 1994...
Harvey Taylor (01/22/13)
LILBOURN -- Harvey Taylor, 87, died Jan. 21, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of God in Lilbourn. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements...
Nadine Ford (01/22/13)
ADVANCE -- Nadine Joyce Ford, 73, died Jan. 20, 2013, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 1, 1939, in Avert, daughter of the late Harold James Carter and Beatrice Perry Carter, she was a member of the First Methodist Church in Bell City. Employed as a cook at Bell City schools, she was a former employee of Elder Manufacturing in Bloomfield and Paramount Hat Co. in Advance...
Henry Cates (01/22/13)
CHARLESTON - Henry Ervin Cates, 91, died at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 20, 2013, at the Charleston Manor. Born March 12, 1921, in Doniphan to the late John Henry and Eliza May Belcher Cates, he had lived in Charleston most of his life and worked for Leather Black Farms until his retirement...
Michael Harlan (01/22/13)
HAWAII -- Michael T. Harlan, 27, died Jan. 13, 2013, in Hawaii. Born March 31, 1985, in St. Louis, to Michael M. and Debra A. Dougherty Harlan of Gray Ridge, Mo., he had lived in Gray Ridge all his life. He graduated from Richland High School and Southeast Missouri State University. He was an active member of the U.S. Army and had just enlisted for the second time...
Barbara Jones (01/22/13)
SIKESTON -- Barbara Jones, 56, died Jan. 22, 2013, as a result of injuries sustained in a fire at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Patricia Johnson (01/22/13)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Patricia Ann Johnson, 57, died at 2:37 a.m. Jan. 20, 2013, at her residence in East Prairie. Born March 21, 1955, in Wyatt, to the late Dick and Maudie Lee Jackson Linley, she lived all of her life in Mississippi County. She was married to William Thomas "W.T." Johnson, who preceded her in death on May 16, 1972...
B.J. Edwards (01/22/13)
BONNE TERRE -- Billy Joe "B.J." Edwards, 30, died Jan. 20, 2013, in Park Hills. Born Dec. 6, 1982, in Poplar Bluff, son of Calvin Edwards of Bloomfield and Billie Kaye Edwards of Park Hills, he graduated from Bloomfield High School and was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad. ...
Edward A. Boyt (01/22/13)
DEXTER -- Edward Albert "Ed" Boyt, 80, died Jan. 22, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.