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Stories from Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Would Mother Nature do it again? (01/27/10)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- The National Weather Service in Paducah forecast a potential winter weather event for Thursday night and Friday but warns it will not resemble the 2009 ice storm. An upper level storm system is forecast to move across the area Thursday night and Friday and be accompanied by wintry precipitation...
2009 ice storm: Many lessons learned from disaster (01/27/10)
SIKESTON -- A year ago today Southeast Missouri residents like Altha Robinson of Sikeston awoke to ice-covered roads and downed trees and power lines. Robinson, who worked part-time for a local school district, said she turned on the TV the morning of Jan. 27 to see if her school was canceled. It was so she went back to bed like she did every other snow day...
Sikeston woman is sentenced for murder (01/27/10)
NEW MADRID - A Sikeston woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the death of a 13-month-old child. For more pictures and stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Area farmer honored at SACC meeting Thursday (01/27/10)
SIKESTON - A Southeast Missouri farmer will be honored during Thursday's Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce meeting. Kenny Mayer is this year's recipient of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Farm Family of the Year Award. Mayer will formally receive the award at the SACC's annual Farmers Recognition Luncheon held at noon Thursday at the Clinton Building in Sikeston...
Tuesday night fire (01/27/10)
Firefighters with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety work to extinguish a fire Tuesday night on Dempster Street. The fire started at around 8:30 p.m. and officers were on scene for several hours. No further information was available at press time...
Operating budget approved for 2010 (01/27/10)
BENTON -- With a conservative budget having worked out well for Scott County last year, county officials have charted a similar course for this year. Commissioners approved the county's 2010 operating budget during their regular meeting Tuesday. "There's nothing spectacular in the budget, just enough to make the county operate," County Clerk Rita Milam, the county's budget officer, said, during the public hearing...
Risco, NMCC boys post wins; Chaffee falls (01/27/10)
RISCO -- The Risco Tigers improved to 7-6 and 4-2 in the Tri-County Conference with a 62-50 win over Gideon Tuesday night. The Tigers trailed 13-11 heading into the second quarter but a 20-6 run in the second helped put Risco in front for good. "We started moving the ball well and finally started hitting some shots," said Risco coach Brandon Blankenship of his team's second quarter. "We really got the inside-outside game going."...
Sikeston uses depth to blow past Jackson, 86-46 (01/27/10)
JACKSON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs have it. They have what many teams struggle with and what many other teams wish they had. They have depth. The Bulldogs used that depth to punish the Jackson Indians on Tuesday night with an 86-46 victory. A total of 10 players contributed in the win with points, but possibly more important is what they contributed on the defensive side of the ball. The Bulldogs rarely lost a step in their daunting pressure defense when someone off the bench was put on the court...
Helton resigns at Charleston (01/27/10)
CHARLESTON -- For the second time in as many years, the Charleston Bluejays are seeking a head football coach. Jeremy Helton recently submitted his resignation as head football coach at Charleston after one season, effective at the end of the school year...
Delta's Taylor Smith hits milestone as Lady Bobcats down Sikeston (01/27/10)
SIKESTON -- For two quarters the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs gave the Delta Lady Bobcats fits Tuesday night at the Sikeston Field House, but when the final buzzer sounded the night belonged to Delta and Taylor Smith. Sikeston led 10-9 after one quarter but Delta turned up the defensive pressure to win 61-31 but the victory was overshadowed by the Lady Bobcats' Taylor Smith scoring her 1,000th point late in the fourth quarter...
Lois Davenport (01/27/10)
CHARLESTON -- Lois L. Davenport, 70, died at 3:35 a.m. Jan. 27, 2010, at her home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Ercie Benefield (01/27/10)
CHAFFEE - Ercie Evelyn Benfield, 96, died Jan. 25, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Emma Pinkerton (01/27/10)
SIKESTON -- Emma B. Pinkerton, 91, formerly of Diehlstadt, died at 9:15 p.m. Jan. 25, 2010, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Funeral arrangements are with the McMikle Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Estelle Cook (01/27/10)
WALDORF, Md. -- Estelle Cook, 53, died Jan. 19, 2010. Funeral arrangements are with the Williams Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Della Johnson (01/27/10)
MARBLE HILL -- Della Faye Johnson, 92, formerly of Vanduser, died Jan. 24, 2010, at Woodland Hills in Marble Hill. Funeral arrangements are with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Betty Summers (01/27/10)
DEXTER -- Betty Summers, 78, died Jan. 26, 2010, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Sandy Younger (01/27/10)
SIKESTON -- Sandra "Sandy" Younger, 60, died Jan. 25, 2010, at her home. Funeral arrangements are with the Ponder Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Our good deeds bring no thanks (01/27/10)
The Italians are blaming the United States for a "poor" response to the tragic earthquake in Haiti. The French are accusing the United States of using the earthquake as an "excuse to occupy" Haiti. Venezuela is blaming the United States of...well it's Venezuela so they blame us for everything...