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Stories from Sunday, February 7, 2010

Resident finds dream job leading safaris (02/07/10)
SIKESTON -- On the surface, Nathan Askew had it made in the early 2000s. He lived in Houston, Texas, where he had a stable, well-paying job. " "I only needed a house, lawnmower and 2.5 kids to have the American dream," said the 1996 Sikeston High School graduate...
Africa's big game offers a challenge for local hunters (02/07/10)
SIKESTON -- Nathan Askew said most people who complete an African safari with him summarize it as "the best hunting vacation they've ever been on." And two Sikeston residents who have explored the wilderness in Africa with Askew, a Sikeston native, couldn't agree more...
Five face drug charges (02/07/10)
BENTON -- Undercover investigations by the Scott County Sheriff's Department led to the arrest of five Scott County residents. In the first incident, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said officers learned of a residence in Sikeston where illegal drug activity may be occurring during an undercover investigation...
Some seeds may be in short supply for spring planting (02/07/10)
SIKESTON -- Experts say those planning to plant a garden this spring should be able to plant the vegetables they want, but if they want a specific variety, they may want to purchase those seeds now. A poor growing season and increased orders from Europe could make it difficult for home gardeners to get seeds for the most popular cucumber variety and some vegetables this spring...
After slow start, SHS runs past Mules 73-54 (02/07/10)
SIKESTON -- It didn't start out the way the Bulldogs wanted it to. A 12-0 run by the visiting Poplar Bluff Mules had Sikeston facing a first quarter deficit they usually do not see in the course of a game but junior Janeil Hatchett knew there was still a long game yet to be played...
Delta downs Kelly (02/07/10)
BENTON -- The Kelly Hawks had high hopes for a win on Homecoming night, but those hopes were dashed by the solid defense and hot free throw shooting of the Delta Bobcats. Despite some early offensive success, the Hawks were defeated 62-37. Kelly looked to be on the right track in the first quarter, shooting the ball well and leading by as many as six points halfway through the frame. ...
Roundup: Richland slips past Risco in final minutes (02/07/10)
RISCO -- The Richland Rebels rallied from a three-point deficit with less than a minute remaining to defeat Risco 75-70 Friday night and stop a three-game losing streak. Richland led 53-46 heading into the fourth but Risco fought back to take the late lead before the Rebels came through in the end. Richland hit 18-of-22 free throws and were perfect in the final 30 seconds to help seal the win...
Sikeston refuses to play close games (02/07/10)
I really thought the Sikeston Bulldogs were going to have a close game for a change Friday night when they were tied at half with Poplar Bluff. I guess the Bulldogs had other plans. Since their loss to Notre Dame in December, Sikeston is 9-0 and has outscored their opponents by 36.3 points per game. The Bulldogs' closest win was a 14-point decision over Blytheville on Jan. 13...
Melvin Teel (02/07/10)
BERNIE -- Melvin Teel, 60, died Feb. 4, 2010, at Bernie. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Mary Brown (02/07/10)
SIKESTON -- Mary E. Brown, 80, died Feb. 5, 2010, in Lilbourn. 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...
Harvie Jackson (02/07/10)
HOMEWOOD, Ill. -- Harvie S. Jackson died Feb. 1, 2010, in Homewood. 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. Online condolences may be sent at www.ponderfuneralhome.com...
Gertrude Grymes (02/07/10)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Gertrude Grymes, 92, formerly of Portageville, died Feb. 4, 2010, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Funeral arrangements are with the DeLisle Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Virginia Parker (02/07/10)
SIKESTON - It is with great sadness that the family of Virginia Elizabeth Parker announces her passing on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2010, at the age of 82 years. 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...
Cap-and-trade bill will only boost our utility rates (02/07/10)
If you liked your utility bill this month just wait until the feds approve new cap and trade legislation. You ain't seen nothing yet! Utility customers throughout the region are shaking their collective heads this week with the arrival of January electric bills. A combination of higher rates and a prolonged cold spell is forcing many consumers to dig deep just to pay their utility bill...