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Stories from Sunday, February 21, 2010

Preparing for a quake (02/21/10)
NEW MADRID - It is a matter of planning for the worst and hoping for the best, said Joe Gillman, state geologist about the possibility of another major earthquake along the New Madrid Seismic Zone. While the possibility of a major quake which jarred much of the eastern United States 199 years ago is unlikely. Gillman said the area is way overdue for a moderate quake ranging from 6.0 to 6.5 on the Richter Scale, which could devastate roadways, waterlines and unreinforced buildings...
Bald eagles spotted in region (02/21/10)
SIKESTON -- Scott County Conservation Agent Leother Branch has fielded more than one call from an excited resident reporting what looks like a bald eagle. Branch reassures them, yes, it probably is. The bald eagle with its snowy-feathered head and white tail is not an uncommon site along the Mississippi River, Otter Slough and Ten-Mile Pond. However, recently they were also spotted in the rice fields of southeast Missouri and even in a Sikeston backyard...
Arson charges dropped (02/21/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Missouri Attorney General's office has dismissed criminal charges of arson and stealing for Billy Arnold of Bell City. The case had been transferred from Stoddard County to Cape Girardeau County. In a Friday news release, attorney James McClellan of Sikeston commended the Attorney General's office for dismissing his client's case. ...
Arrest made in beating incident (02/21/10)
BENTON - A Haywood City man was arrested in connection with a Wednesday night incident. Jim "Bug" Harris Jr., 49, is charged with first degree robbery, first degree assault and armed criminal action. He is in custody at the Scott County Jail under $100,000 bond...
Investigation continues into phishing scam (02/21/10)
SIKESTON -- Within the past week, several cell phone customers have been the target of a phishing scam. While officials continue to look into the fraudulent activity, it's been a learning experience for many. The scam uses Montgomery Bank's name in an automated message, in an attempt to retrieve information pertaining to consumers' debit or credit cards...
Homecoming royalty (02/21/10)
Sikeston senior Abby Harper smiles after being crowned Homecoming Queen on Friday night before the Sikeston/Bernie basketball game. Her escort was senior basketball player Eli Jackson.
Home Sweet Home: SHS downs Bernie to win 33rd straight home game (02/21/10)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston seniors have become accustomed to winning over their three years on the varsity team. Yet at home they seem to take it to another level. Juqualin Wiggins, Eli Jackson and Martez Evans played their final game on the Field House floor Friday night, holding off a scrappy Bernie team 71-52 to win their 33rd straight game at home...
Eagles soar past Portageville, 69-42 (02/21/10)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles used a big second quarter to cruise past the Portageville Bulldogs Friday night, 69-42. Both teams got off to an uneventful start, with NMCC holding a 16-10 lead after the first quarter of play. Although the Eagles held a six-point lead after one, it was the second quarter that was the difference in the game...
Eagles soar past Portageville, 69-42 (02/21/10)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles used a big second quarter to cruise past the Portageville Bulldogs Friday night, 69-42. Both teams got off to an uneventful start, with NMCC holding a 16-10 lead after the first quarter of play. Although the Eagles held a six-point lead after one, it was the second quarter that was the difference in the game...
District tourney kicks off Monday (02/21/10)
DEXTER -- Both the Notre Dame boys and girls basketball teams garnered the top seeds for the Class 4, District 1 that begins Monday at Dexter's new Bearcat Events Center. The Notre Dame boys currently sport an 19-5 record and are ranked eighth in the latest Class 4 poll. But while Notre Dame is the top seed, they look to be challenged by Sikeston, who is currently 18-3 and ranked third in the latest Class 4 poll...
Ronald Hill Jr. (02/21/10)
WAPPAPELLO -- Ronald Duncan Hill Jr., infant son of Ronald and Carlenna Hill of Wappapello, died Feb. 7, 2010, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Mary Cope (02/21/10)
BENTON -- Mary Cope, 68, died Feb. 19, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Mark Mosebach (02/21/10)
ORAN -- Mark Mosebach, 60, died Feb. 19, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Edith Brown (02/21/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Edith G. Brown, 76, died Feb. 19, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
David White (02/21/10)
CHARLESTON -- R. David White, 91, a resident of Charleston, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at the Charleston Manor. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...