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Stories from Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rooker bound over for trial (07/21/10)
NEW MADRID - Based on the testimony from four witnesses, Robert "Bobby" Rooker was ordered to be tried on charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action. Rooker, 48, of New Madrid is charged in the April 23 stabbing death of Patrick Bradley...
Sikeston R-6 working with surplus, for now (07/21/10)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston R-6 School District's budget for the 2010-2011 school year may be balanced with a surplus just over $100,000, but board of education members and administrators know that could change on any given day. "The budget surplus looks good on paper, but the reality is that we expect more revenue cuts during the fiscal year," said Sikeston R-6 Business Services Director Lori Boardman...
Convention Center work (07/21/10)
Nathan Ellet, left, and Shane Tyler, of S&S Interiors in Cape Girardeau put up drywall at the Miner Convention Center Tuesday. The facility is scheduled for completion by the end of August with the first event there, a convention for the Missouri County Clerks Association, scheduled in September...
Local pageant featured on TV show tonight (07/21/10)
SIKESTON -- Southeast Missouri viewers of "Toddlers and Tiaras" may spot children and parents they know on tonight's new episode of the TLC reality show. According to TLC's official website, the episode will follow the Show-Me Smiles Fantasy Pageant in Bernie, which was taped in December...
County receives new flood plain maps from FEMA (07/21/10)
BENTON -- Scott County has received new flood plain maps from FEMA but county officials are still unsure what, if anything, has changed. Joel Evans, flood plain manager for the county, said 69 map pages, each of which is 24 by 36 inches, were received in a package from the Federal Emergency Management Agency earlier this month...
Gipson is named associate head coach at UNCG (07/21/10)
GREENSBORO, N.C. - UNC Greensboro men's basketball coach Mike Dement announced Tuesday the promotion of former Richland Rebel Corey Gipson to the position of associate head coach. Gipson came to UNCG as an assistant coach last summer and is being promoted into the slot vacated by Rod Jensen when he was named the head coach at the College of Idaho...
Softball league used as outreach ministry (07/21/10)
SIKESTON -- More times than not the lights of the First Assembly softball field on N. Ingram Road shine down on hundreds of casual softball players wanting to participate in a friendly game of the sport they love. The Sikeston Church Softball League provides that type of atmosphere for such an occasion and has for quite some time. They offer a family-friendly environment with intentions of showing what they're all about...
Sikeston to host two regionals (07/21/10)
SIKESTON -- Starting tomorrow, Sikeston is set to host the 10-and-under and 14-and-under divisions of the 2010 Babe Ruth Midwest Plains Regional Softball Tournament. "We're really excited to have the tournament here," tournament coordinator and operations manager for Sikeston softball, Glen Cantrell said. "It's the first time Sikeston has hosted this tournament and to my knowledge we haven't had the 10-and-under and 14-and-under regional tournaments this close to Southeast Missouri before."...
Story calls for more than just reporting (07/21/10)
Just when I thought I was out, it pulled me back in. As you will see to the right of my beautiful mugshot and my masterful column this week, Tuesday night I ventured out to the First Assembly Church of God softball field for a story about the Sikeston Church Softball League...
Owen Kearby (07/21/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Owen Kearby, 59, died at 6:55 a.m. July 20, 2010, at his home in East Prairie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Jimmy Smith (07/21/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- James "Jimmy" Smith, 70, died July 20, 2010, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition....
Linton Jacobs (07/21/10)
SIKESTON -- Linton Jacobs, 53, died July 20, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Crystal Cooper (07/21/10)
CHARLESTON -- Crystal Rene' Cooper, 32, died July 17, 2010, at the home of her mother in Charleston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Juanita Anderson (07/21/10)
EDMOND, Okla. -- Norma Juanita "Weedie" Anderson, 88, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died July 20, 2010, at her sister's home in Edmond. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Anglyn Frazier (07/21/10)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Anglyn Rene Frazier, 51, formerly of Sikeston, died July 12, 2010, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Chuck Dyson (07/21/10)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Charles Edward "Chuck" Dyson Jr., 36, died July 16, 2010, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Essie Welch (07/21/10)
WYATT -- Essie Mae "Big Sister" Welch, 83, died July 15, 2010, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Let's tax sofas rather than sodas (07/21/10)
If some in Illinois have their way, your favorite two-liter soft drink may soon cost you another buck or more. And it's all about obesity. Actually, it all about modifying behavior with more taxes. But who am I to quibble about facts! Illinois may soon join a growing number of states who want to fight obesity with higher taxes. ...