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Stories from Sunday, August 1, 2010

Local man jailed on sodomy charges (08/01/10)
BENTON -- A rural Sikeston man is in jail on charges of having sexual relations with a child. Ronald L. Parkhurst Jr., 32, was charged Thursday with 10 counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree with a person less than 14 years old. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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August Calendar Girl (08/01/10)
Sikeston native earns accolade for teaching, inspiring college students (08/01/10)
SIKESTON -- When Susan Hinze began work as an assistant professor of sociology, she knew how important connecting with students was. And now she's won a university award for her mentoring work, the John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Mentoring. "It's wonderful to be nominated," said Hinze, a 1981 Sikeston High School graduate who is tenured at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. "It means something you're doing is working."...
Some local nonprofits could lose tax status (08/01/10)
SIKESTON -- Some small local nonprofit organizations may be at risk of losing their tax-exempt status. The IRS is working to get the word out to the organizations that they have failed to file required returns for 2007, 2008 and 2009. However, a one-time relief program offered by the IRS will let the groups preserve their status if they file returns by Oct. 15...
9U CAL RIPKEN: Midwest Plains Regional: Rippers' pitchers quiet potent Sikeston offense (08/01/10)
KELSO -- Coming off a 21-3 win over Emporia Kan., to open the Midwest Plains Cal Ripken 9-and-under Regional Tournament, the Scott County Rippers once again showed run support is no problem when they took on Sikeston Friday afternoon. Combining for 12 hits, the Rippers scored in all five innings of play to beat Sikeston 14-0 in the fifth on the 10-run mercy rule...
John Bader (08/01/10)
BLOOMFIELD -- John T. Bader, 63, died July 30, 2010, at his home in rural Bloomfield. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Wilma Jones (08/01/10)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Wilma Sue Jones, 56, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 1:31 a.m. July 30, 2010, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Herman Ressel (08/01/10)
ORAN -- Herman Joe Ressel, 75, died July 29, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Paul Meadows (08/01/10)
RISCO -- Paul Levearn Meadows, 69, died July 29, 2010, at 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.
Everett Craig (08/01/10)
SIKESTON -- Everett Craig, 89, died July 30, 2010, at the Gideon Care Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Martha Housman (08/01/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Martha Elizabeth Housman, 79, died at noon July 29, 2010, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Cast your vote this Tuesday (08/01/10)
Tuesday is primary election day across most of the country but for many candidates in our region, primary day is the same as the general election. For that reason alone, it's an important election. It's human nature, I assume, to focus on the larger and more publicized races. But it's often the local races that have the greatest impact on our lives...