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Stories from Friday, January 25, 2013

Miner police warning residents of mail scam (01/25/13)
MINER -- Area residents are once again being warned of a scam by mail. Miner Police Chief Chris Griggs said the department has received several complaints of the most recent scam hitting the area. "Residents are receiving letters claiming they have won money, and a check is enclosed. Instructions are sent on how to deposit the check and ask that a portion of the money is sent back to them for payment of taxes," Griggs said...
Libertarian committee considering two candidates (01/25/13)
BENTON -- The Libertarian Party committee that will nominate a candidate to run in a June special election for the 8th Congressional District is considering two candidates and will meet next month. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, log on to our electronic edition...
Good food and fellowship (01/25/13)
Dave Warren and John Neeley go through the line at the Wildlife Supper on Thursday night at the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston. The Supper will continue tonight with "Men's Night" and conclude Saturday.
Some county bridges are deemed unsafe by state inspectors (01/25/13)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- An unprecedented number of Mississippi County bridges deemed to be unsafe by state inspectors following the activation of the floodway is no coincidence, according to county officials. Carlin Bennett, presiding county commissioner, said during the County Commission's regular meeting Thursday that a state inspector recently contacted him and Richard Wallace, county road and bridge superintendent, about a bridge on County Road 307...
Kander provides grant to preserve local records (01/25/13)
CHARLESTON -- The Mississippi County Historical Society received a grant to inventory their archives and stabilize records requiring preservation treatment. The society was one of 17 historical records repositories in the state awarded funding through the Missouri Historical Records Grant Program (MHRGP), a competitive regrant program overseen by the Missouri State Archives, a division of Secretary of State Jason Kander's office...
Local schools ready to celebrate Catholic Schools Week (01/25/13)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Catholic schools are gearing up to celebrate their faith, academics and service through a weeklong celebration. Observed this year beginning Sunday and through Feb. 2, Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops...
Taking charge (01/25/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Fans looking to see New Madrid County Central's Benesha Childress break the school's all-time scoring record were likely disappointed to see the senior in street clothes for Thursday night's game against Sikeston...
Freshman Bulldogs advance to tourney finals (01/25/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs ninth grade basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Jackson tournament Thursday with a 49-42 semifinal win over Notre Dame. The Bulldogs (9-0) will play Poplar Bluff on Saturday at noon for the tournament championship...
Phonzie Brown (01/25/13)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Phonzie William Brown, 95, died Jan. 22, 2013. Born March 3, 1917, in Boles, Ill., to the late Clyde Dewitt and Avis Howells Brown, he was a retired businessman and rural letter carrier. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II and was an Iwo Jima survivor, a participant in the battle for Okinawa and was part of the occupying forces of Japan. ...
Joyce Pointer (01/25/13)
WEST ALTON -- Joyce Bard Pointer, 69, died at 11:50 p.m. Jan. 17, 2013, in the Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 28, 1943, in the Sugartree community of New Madrid County, to the late William Carl and Mary Nell Tyner Bard, she lived in the St. Louis area where she was employed as a seamstress for a sporting goods company...
Ronnie Allstun (01/25/13)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ronnie Clayton Allstun, 71, died Jan. 23, 2013, at his home. Born April 28, 1941, to the late Roy Clayton and Leah Laverne Hubbard Allstun, he lived all his life in East Prairie where he farmed and was a member of the First Church of God. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War...
Rachel Childers (01/25/13)
DEXTER -- Rachel A. Childers, 59, died Jan. 23, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 1, 1953, in Dexter, to the late Leon and Mildred Marie Purcell McCoy, she was a homemaker and a former employee of Tyson Foods Inc. and Elder Manufacturing of Dexter...
Steve Waters (01/25/13)
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. -- Steve Waters, 63, died Jan. 16, 2013. Born Aug. 11, 1949, in Alton, Ill., to the late Wade David and Dorothy Bosley Waters, he was a senior vice-president of American Savings Bank and a past president of the Jaycees in Quincy, Ill...
Bobby Kinsey (01/25/13)
LILBOURN -- Bobby Lou Kinsey, 85, died Jan. 23, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Jan. 19, 1928, in Frisco, she was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Hattie Bon Wallace Rushing. Her husband, Howard Kinsey, preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1993...
Don Smith (01/25/13)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Don W. Smith, 90, died Jan. 24, 2013, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 19, 1922, in Morehouse, to the late Lawrence and Myrtle Maddox Smith, he was a longtime resident of Butler County and was a member of the Cornerstone Tabernacle Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World War II...
Bradley Kelley (01/25/13)
CHAFFEE -- Bradley J. Kelley, 41, died Jan. 23, 2013. Arrangement are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.