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Stories from Friday, February 5, 2010

Discounts nixed (02/05/10)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- MoDOT has nixed a ferry discount for fishermen and special treatment for farmers. Mississippi County commissioners had approved a fare increase for the Dorena-Hickman Ferry from $12 to $14 per space during their Feb. 28 meeting...
Sikeston man to set mixed martial arts age record (02/05/10)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Most people think mixed martial arts competition is a young man's game. A Sikeston man may prove them wrong. Don "the Rock" Davis Sr. will compete in his first mixed martial arts fight Saturday at Scooters II in Poplar Bluff. Once the opening bell rings, Davis will set a world record by becoming the oldest mixed martial arts fighter...
Game on! (02/05/10)
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Gov. Nixon announces state ice storm reimbursement (02/05/10)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Missouri will reimburse communities in Scott County and across southern Missouri more than $4 million for expenses incurred as a result of last year's ice storm. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Man is injured in meth lab explosion (02/05/10)
NEW MADRID - A man was seriously burned following a meth lab explosion early today. At 4:25 a.m. today, the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department and the SEMO Drug Task Force responded to a report of an explosion on County Road 820. Upon arrival they found a victim with serious chemical burns...
Hunt is planned to eradicate beavers (02/05/10)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County's road and bridge department chief has the green light for a beaver hunt. "We've got a beaver problem," Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday...
Arrest solves crimes (02/05/10)
SIKESTON - Authorities believe they have solved several recent burglaries following the arrest of a Sikeston man. Howard Hudson, 41, is charged with five counts of burglary and one count of attempted burglary in Scott County Associate Court. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Late run lifts SCC past Eagles (02/05/10)
The Scott County Central Braves were able to hang on and defeat the New Madrid County Central Eagles 75-69 Thursday.
Charleston takes advantage of Oran start to win 62-51 (02/05/10)
A strong second half performance by Oran was not enough to overcome its offensive woes of the first half and the Lady Bluejays came away victorious.
Lady Rams hold off SHS (02/05/10)
The Lady Rams used rebounding and key free throws to put away the upset-minded Lady Bulldogs 64-56 Thursday night.
Queen Ester Thomas (02/05/10)
CHARLESTON -- Queen Ester Thomas, 69, died Feb. 1, 2010, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. 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...
Wilma Williamson (02/05/10)
ESSEX -- Wilma Williamson, 86, died Feb. 2, 2010, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Bud Buchanan (02/05/10)
PUXICO -- Louis "Bud" Buchanan, 78, died Feb. 4, 2010, at the Puxico Health and Rehab Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Laurence Braden (02/05/10)
SIKESTON -- Laurence Parker "Larry" Braden, 78, died at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 3, 2010, at his home. 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...
Mary Oliver (02/05/10)
CHARLESTON -- Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at the Williams Funeral Home in Charleston for Mary Lee Oliver, 95, who died on Jan. 29, 2010. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Opportunity Church of God in Christ in Charleston...
Virginia Parker (02/05/10)
SIKESTON -- Virginia Elizabeth Parker, 82, died Feb. 4, 2010, at the Barry County St. John's Hospital in Cassville. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Gertrude Grymes (02/05/10)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Gertrude Grymes, 92, died Feb. 4, 2010, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete with the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Shelby Copeland (02/05/10)
MORLEY -- Shelby Houchins Lutes Copeland, age 62, died Feb. 4, 2010, at her home in Morley. 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...
Norman Spitzmiller (02/05/10)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at the First United Methodist Church for Norman L. Spitzmiller, 84, who died on Feb. 3, 2010, were: Mike Kilgore, Walter Spitzmiller Jr., Jerry Spitzmiller, Steve Spitzmiller, Tom Spitzmiller and Charlie Dye...
Lorene Edwards (02/05/10)
SIKESTON -- Lorene Moore Edwards, 98, died Feb. 3, 2010, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. 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...