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Stories from Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sheriff: No new leads in murder case (02/18/09)
BENTON -- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said he wasn't surprised when a Jefferson City judge on Tuesday ruled that Joshua Kezer was wrongly convicted in the 1992 death of Angela Mischelle Lawless. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Voters approve half-cent tax (02/18/09)
BENTON -- A half-cent sales tax was approved by Scott County voters during a special election Tuesday. According to unofficial results provided by Scott County Clerk Rita Milam, 1,727 residents voted in favor of waiving the county portion of their real estate and personal property taxes in exchange for a half-cent sales tax...
Generous residents enable United Way to surpass its goal in 2009 (02/18/09)
SIKESTON -- Despite businesses tightening the financial belt, layoffs and other cuts, the local United Way had a successful 2008-2009 campaign, reaching 117 percent of its goal. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Winter water fun has begun (02/18/09)
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Three to compete for chief's spot (02/18/09)
MINER -- Jimmy Alsup will appear on the ballot April 7 to run for marshal in Miner. Alsup had filed for the city's police chief position along with Billy Williams and the incumbent, Roger Moore, but was initially ruled ineligible. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Volunteers join citywide cleanup (02/18/09)
SIKESTON - Sikeston area churches and civic organizations are organizing volunteers to help move limbs to the curb for the elderly and disabled citizens, or those who do not have the ability to do so. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Renovation bids higher than expected (02/18/09)
SIKESTON -- With bids coming in much higher than CDBG grant funding, Mission Missouri officials will need to confirm they have enough money before a bid for renovations is awarded. Bids for renovations to the House of Liberty homeless shelter in Sikeston were opened during the regular Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday...
SHS wins share of conference crown (02/18/09)
NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston Bulldogs won a share of the SEMO Conference Tuesday night, but it was anything but easy. Sikeston held off New Madrid County Central 66-62 in a game that looked more like football at times, finishing the conference with a 7-1 record and guaranteeing at least a tie with either Charleston or Poplar Bluff. Sikeston shared the conference crown with Jackson last year...
Sikeston's win over SCC was electric (02/18/09)
If the power had still been out in the area, then the Scott Central and Sikeston basketball game last Wednesday evening would have flipped it on in a heartbeat as the Show Me Center was electric for the big game. For those in attendance, you saw a great contest while packed into the SMC like sardines...
Advance blows out Oran on Tuesday (02/18/09)
ORAN -- The Advance Hornets downed the Oran Eagles 60-28 Tuesday night in Oran. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Risco surges into semis of Tri-County Tournament (02/18/09)
RISCO -- The Risco Tigers will advance to the semifinals of the Tri-County Conference Tournament, as they defeated the Gideon Bulldogs 72-66 Tuesday night in Risco. SIKESTON -- The Scott Central Braves racked up another victory on Tuesday evening by handing their visiting opponent, the Scott City Rams, a 100-33 loss. The game was basically decided after eight minutes as the Braves held a 34-7 lead after the first quarter...
Portageville kicks Lady Mules (02/18/09)
PORTAGEVILLE -- With the high-caliber matchup between the state ranked Portageville Lady Bulldogs and the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules on Tuesday, the game itself took a back seat. Both the Lady Bulldogs and Lady Mules took pledges and sold T-shirts to raise money for the New Madrid County and Butler County Relay for Life events in promotion for Breast Cancer Awareness...
Sikeston girls fall to Delta (02/18/09)
DELTA -- Jodi Menz collected her 1,000th career point Monday night, dropping in 21 points as Delta routed visiting Sikeston 58-22. Menz needed exactly 21 points to reach the milestone. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Elmer Glastetter (02/18/09)
CHAFFEE -- Elmer "Big E" Glastetter, 82, died at 12:29 a.m. Feb. 17, 2009, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Gloria Davis (02/18/09)
HAYWOOD CITY -- Gloria Dean Davis, 61, died Feb. 12, 2009, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are with the Williams Funeral Home in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
William Morgan (02/18/09)
DEXTER -- William Morgan, 65, died Feb. 16, 2009, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Bill Dening (02/18/09)
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -- William E. "Bill" Dening, 69, died in New Braunfels, Texas Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, following a courageous battle with cancer. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Ronald Neal (02/18/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ronald Eugene Neal, 68, died at 11:25 a.m. Feb. 13, 2009, in Jefferson Barracks Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Shirley McGehee (02/18/09)
SIKESTON -- Shirley Ann McGehee, 71, died at 7:18 a.m. Feb. 17, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Blanchard Funeral Chapel. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Charles Skelton (02/18/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Charles Edward Skelton, 69, died at 2:25 a.m. Feb. 17, 2009, in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...