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Stories from Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Boyd to remain prosecutor (08/04/10)
BENTON -- Scott County will keep its prosecuting attorney. Voters chose incumbent Paul R. Boyd over former prosecuting attorney Cristy Baker-Neel -- 1,697 votes to 1,137 -- during Tuesday's primary election. "I think it's a stamp on the job this office has tried to do the last eight years -- and will continue to do so," Boyd said after learning of his victory. He also thanked his supporters...
Holiman wins heated race for clerk of Circuit Court (08/04/10)
NEW MADRID -- A heated countywide race brought voters out on one of the hottest days of the year. In the single countywide race, which was on the Democratic ticket, incumbent Clerk of the Circuit Court Marsha Meatte Holiman held on to her office. Holiman defeated Jami Geske polling 1,132 votes, or 58.9 percent, to Geske's 790 votes or 41.1 percent of the total Democratic ballots cast...
Six races decided by low turnout (08/04/10)
CHARLESTON -- With six contested county races, voters in Mississippi County had several choices to make at the polls during Tuesday's primary election. However, that didn't equate to a large turnout. A total 3,135 of the county's 9,137 registered voters -- or just over 34 percent -- went to the polls on Tuesday to cast their votes...
Caruthersville police car stolen, wrecked (08/04/10)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A Caruthersville man got more than he bargained for when he stole a police car. He also got a helicopter ride to the hospital after crashing the vehicle. The Caruthersville Police Department was called to domestic assault Tuesday afternoon at the East Haven Federal Housing Complex...
Man arrested for child molestation (08/04/10)
BENTON - A Scott City man is in jail on charges of child molestation. John Greenlee, 28, of Scott City was arrested Monday after investigators were called to Southeast Hospital for a reported sexual assault according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter...
Six races decided by low turnout (08/04/10)
CHARLESTON -- With six contested county races, voters in Mississippi County had several choices to make at the polls during Tuesday's primary election.
Nicholson wins discus at AAU Jr. Olympics (08/04/10)
NORFOLK, Va. -- East Prairie senior Jennifer Nicholson won the discus throw at the 2010 AAU Junior Track and Field Olympic Games at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va. Nicholson, the Missouri Class 2 state champion in the discus last year, began her chase for gold on Tuesday when she defeated some of the top young throwers across the nation in the discus with a 145-feet, 3-inch hurl, which was also a new personal record for her as well...
Sikesotn 14-year-olds look to repeat (08/04/10)
SIKESTON -- Coming off their second straight Missouri State Babe Ruth Championship, the 14-year-old Sikeston All-Star squad will head to the Midwest Plains Babe Ruth Regional Championship starting this Friday looking to repeat as champions there as well...
Lessons of life learned on the links (08/04/10)
Obviously, I haven't learned a thing. In my 23 years of existence I've been prancing around in my own little fantasy world thinking that I'm 'sub-par' when it comes to the demands of sports and participating in them. Of course, if I was to look back through my past, the list of my physical sports accomplishments is about as long as a hobo's grocery list if he had anything to write with...
Jordan Lewis (08/04/10)
DEXTER -- Jordan Lee Lewis, newborn son of Joshua Allen Lewis and Tiffany Nicole Stout of Dexter, died July 30, 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...
Going to bat for Blake (08/04/10)
Of all the teams in all the world, he had to be traded to the Cubs. On Sunday, Sikeston's own Blake DeWitt suited up for the Chicago Cubs for the first time and many around town cringed as he walked out onto the field wearing the Cub blue. For some, rooting for the Cubs might be too much to ask regardless of who their second baseman is...
Race card fails to trump facts (08/04/10)
When all else fails, there's always the race card. With ethics probes under way on Charles Rangle and Maxine Waters, some members of the Congressional Black Caucus floated the notion over the weekend that the investigations were race-based. Unfortunately for the anonymous members of the CBC, the facts simply don't support the charge. But since playing the race card is the bastard child of hypocrisy and arrogance, facts matter little...