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Stories from Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Boyd speaks to a crowd of about 400 (11/26/08)
SIKESTON -- For Neal E. Boyd, it's been a long, crazy year. "But I can't get enough of it," he said. "It's been awesome." Boyd, the winner of NBC's "America's Got Talent," spoke to a crowd of about 400 members and guests of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday night...
Charleston resident is recovering from gunshot (11/26/08)
CHARLESTON -- A Charleston man is recovering from a gunshot wound received Monday morning. Four have been charged in connection with the shooting. According to a Tuesday news release from the Charleston Department of Public Safety, a call was received around 8:30 a.m. ...
Holiday cooking blunders can be corrected easily (11/26/08)
SIKESTON -- When Sue Guess of Sikeston first cooked gravy for her father, he asked her if she'd pass him the potatoes. That was nearly 50 years ago, and as a cook, Guess has come a long way. "I didn't get to where I am overnight," Guess said about her cooking expertise...
Having plan helps Black Friday shopping (11/26/08)
SIKESTON -- When it comes to Black Friday shopping, it's all about having a plan. "We generally plan our attack on Wednesday night," said Theresa Marshall of Sikeston, who hits the stores in the wee hours of the morning with five or six others. "We get the ads from the paper. We'll kind of scope out to see who has the best deals."...
Scott County woman honors memory of son (11/26/08)
BENTON -- A Scott County woman is honoring the memory of her son by keeping a county road clean. Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday that Angela Walker from Sikeston has volunteered to pick up trash along County Road 333...
A history of giving thanks (11/26/08)
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No paper will be published Thursday (11/26/08)
SIKESTON -- The offices of the Standard Democrat will be closed Thursday and no paper will be published in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The office will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Friday. The staff and families of the Standard Democrat wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving...
SHS has high expectations (11/26/08)
SIKESTON -- It would be a mistake to think that the Sikeston Bulldog basketball team doesn't have a target on their back entering the season. The Bulldogs said farewell to several of key players via graduation, but team leader and all-stater Michael Porter is back and is ready to hit the hardwood running. Porter has several experienced players alongside him in Juqualin Wiggins, Dominic Fondon, Eli Jackson and Cal Lane...
Class 1: Braves are seeking return to final four (11/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Coming off one of their best seasons in 14 years, the Scott County Central Braves will be trying to do it all over again in the upcoming 2008-09 season. Last year, the Braves finished with a 28-3 record and a third place finish in the Class 1 state tournament after falling to the eventual state champions, Jefferson, in the semi-finals...
Class 2: Portageville looking forward to move into 'better situation' (11/26/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Bulldog basketball team has a 'better situation' this year as they've moved to Class 2 after spending time in Class 3. "Naturally it's a much better situation for us in Class 2," said head coach Jim Bidewell. "Class 3 is very competitive and being at the bottom of Class 3 for six years we've just kind of done our best to hold our own. Some years it works for you and some years it works against you."...
Class 3: NMCC wants to continue success of last season (11/26/08)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles basketball team will look to build on their success from last season as they try to make it to the final four for the first time since 2001. The Eagles, who were 17-11 last season and state quarterfinalists in Class 3, lose hard working guards Justin Beasely, Cory Rowe, and Lance Price to graduation...
Class 4: Dexter's youth to bring winning attitude to team (11/26/08)
DEXTER -- The Dexter Bearcats will be relying mainly on youth for 2008-09 season as not much varsity experience will be returning. "We're kind of an unknown right now," Bearcats head coach Rob Nichols said. "We're kind of young and there's not a whole lot of varsity experience but, that's not always a bad thing. Maybe these guys will have some youthful exuberance out there when they play and just be excited to be out there."...
Lady Bulldog pressure too much for Malden (11/26/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Two days into the season and two victories on the board for the Portageville Lady Bulldogs on the hard court as they knocked off the Malden Lady Wave Tuesday evening 73-19. For the Lady Bulldogs it was an offensive explosion as they outscored Malden 29-4 in the second half...
Sikeston seventh, eighth graders cruise to win (11/26/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs seventh grade boys basketball team cruised past the Scott City Rams 49-3 Tuesday Night at the Sikeston Junior High Gymnasium. The Bulldogs (2-0) were in complete control the entire evening as the Rams made their only field goal in the last minute of the game...
Raymond Boone (11/26/08)
HAYWARD -- Raymond L. Boone, 96, died Nov. 25, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 8, 1912, in Pemiscot County, to the late P.L. and Inez Edwards Boone, he was honored as a Centennial Farmer. He had been the owner and operator of a grocery store for more than 50 years and was a lifelong member of Hayward Baptist Church...
Ellis Henson (11/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Ellis Duerell Henson, 84, died Nov. 22, 2008, at his home Born May 23, 1924, in Montana, Ark., son of the late William Thomas and Donie Walker Henson, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served seven years during the Korean War. He had been a self-employed plumber before retiring...
Richard Kell (11/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Richard Kell, 58, died Nov. 25, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Joan Grubbs (11/26/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Joan Gribbs, 63, died Nov. 25, 2008, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Alma Finley (11/26/08)
SIKESTON -- Alma L. Finley, formerly of East Prairie, died Nov. 25, 2008, at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Looking Back 11-26 (11/26/08)
SIKESTON - Two Sikeston Bulldog football stars, Ned Tanner and Pat Davis, were named to the Big Eight All-Star team this weekend by the coaches of the conference. On the second team, four Sikeston players, Cole, Humes, Young and Hodges, were picked for honors while Jones was named to the third team...
Beware of the evil kittens (11/26/08)
I used to think little kittens were cute, cuddly little things who liked to play with balls of yarn and give you that sweet, innocent little look with their big eyes. But that was before last week when I found out that some kittens can be evil...
When will we solve the economic crisis? (11/26/08)
I am thoroughly convinced that no one - and I mean no one - has an answer to our current economic woes. We seem to address one faltering portion of the national economy when yet another erupts. I wasn't around during the Great Depression so I have no idea if a comparison is appropriate. I suspect not...
SpeakOut 11-26 (11/26/08)
I feel so sorry for that family over at Dexter who lost their loved one. They might have came over here to Sikeston and got that stuff at one of the local doctors where you can go five days a week and get whatever you want to. I don't know when Sikeston is going to wake up to what's going on over here...