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Stories from Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Several races highlight ballot in Mississippi County (07/28/10)
CHARLESTON -- Several Mississippi County office holders have an opponent to get past in the primary election if they are to appear on the November ballot for another term in office. On the Democrat Party's primary ballot, Circuit Clerk Leigh Ann Colson will face challenger Dottie McKenzie; Hubert "Junior" DeLay, county clerk, is up against Clinton Wolford; George Bays is competing with Judy Rolwing, the recorder of deeds; and Treasurer Sandra Smoot Morrow is facing a challenge from Tonya Triplett Pullen.. ...
Branson in court today (07/28/10)
BENTON -- An arraignment is set for this morning for the suspect in an incident early Saturday morning that left a Sikeston teen dead. Brianna M. Branson, 17, of Miner, is due in Scott County Associate Court before Judge Scott T. Horman at 10:30 a.m. today...
Rooker will return to court in August (07/28/10)
NEW MADRID - A New Madrid man accused in a fatal stabbing will return to court in August. Robert "Bobby" Rooker, 48, entered a not guilty plea and waived his formal arraignment before Circuit Judge Fred Copeland Tuesday in New Madrid County Circuit Court, according to Casenet. Rooker, 48, is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action for the April 23 stabbing death of Patrick Bradley in New Madrid...
Sales tax holiday will begin on Aug. 6 (07/28/10)
SIKESTON -- Parents gearing up for their child's new school year may want to hold off on purchasing supplies until Missouri's sales tax holiday weekend. The three-day holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 6 and runs through Aug. 8. Certain back-to-school purchases such as clothing, shoes, classroom supplies, computers and other items are exempt from state sales tax during the period...
Scott County officials get updated flood plain maps from FEMA (07/28/10)
BENTON -- Scott County does not appear to have any big changes in its flood plains. That's what Joel Evans, flood plain administrator, and county commissioners found on Tuesday after reviewing the 69 updated map pages received by the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
Miner close to agreement with local union workers (07/28/10)
MINER -- After several months of delays, the city of Miner expects to act on a tentative agreement between it and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 702, by Sept. 1. Mark Baker, business representative for the IBEW, met with the Board of Alderman during a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the issue. He shared with the Board a brief summary timeline, regarding representation for local employees...
Tuesday accident (07/28/10)
The Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to a two-vehicle accident at Tanner and Main streets on Tuesday morning. According to the dispatch report, DPS received a call regarding the accident at 10:48 a.m. One person was treated for injuries stemming from the accident. No further details were available as of press time...
Soccer Camp (07/28/10)
Sikeston boys and girls soccer players who will be in grades 9-12 in the upcoming school year are taking part in a soccer camp this week at the Sikeston Sports Complex. Above: Josh Bill (center) and Trey Tigart (left) take part in conditioning drills...
Kelso hosting Midwest Plains Regional (07/28/10)
KELSO -- Kelso will host its first ever Midwest Plains Regional as teams from Missouri, Kansas and Colorado will kick off the nine-and-under Cal Ripken Regional Tournament starting Thursday. "It's going to be a good one," Scott County Rippers coach Danny Dumey said. "We have a lot of local talent right here at home (taking part)."...
Bill Faire (07/28/10)
CHARLESTON -- Bill "Poochie" Faire, 58, died July 27, 2010, at his home in Charleston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Trust Williams (07/28/10)
NEW MADRID -- Trust Williams, 13-day-old son of Chanica Williams of New Madrid and Chris McLeod of Mississippi, died July 22, 2010, at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Linda Tucker (07/28/10)
SIKESTON -- Linda D. Tucker, 42, died July 25, 2010, at St. 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...
Walter Roberts (07/28/10)
LILBOURN -- Walter Jefferson Roberts, 53, died July 26, 2010, at Lilbourn. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Lorrie Mayberry (07/28/10)
MARSTON -- Lorrie Ann Townsend Mayberry, 39, died July 28, 2010, at her home in Marston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Dorothy Turnbo (07/28/10)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dorothy R. Turnbo, 89, died at 8:55 p.m. July 27, 2010, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Bessie Kraus (07/28/10)
ORAN -- Bessie Mae Kraus, 96, died July 24, 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...
Bonnie Horman (07/28/10)
CHAFFEE -- Bonnie Mae Horman, 83, died July 26, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Joe Buell (07/28/10)
ORAN -- Joe Buell, 96, died July 25, 2010, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Ray Grant (07/28/10)
ELKHART, Ind. -- Roy "Ray" Grant, 56, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 24, 2010, at Elkhart General Hospital. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Larry Simpkins (07/28/10)
CHARLESTON -- Larry H. "Tubb" Simpkins, 70, died July 21, 2010, at 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...
Not all deserve our assistance (07/28/10)
The Obama administration's relentless pursuit of bigger government, higher taxes and the now-famous "redistribution of wealth" is the most divisive approach to governing in my memory. Those in power want to turn the focus to race or partisan politics or whatever excuse du jour. But the reality is that a growing segment of Americans - some would argue a clear majority - simply resent and oppose the expansion of Mother Government on the backs of working Americans...