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Stories from Sunday, August 22, 2010

High School returns to closed campus (08/22/10)
SIKESTON -- For the first time since 1974, all Sikeston High School students are eating lunch under the same roof. With the new school year that began Wednesday came the final phase of the high school's transition back to a closed campus. In 2008, the Board of Education, who had the safety and welfare of the students in mind, voted to close all campuses during school hours by the start of the 2010-2011 school year...
2 are charged in robbery incident (08/22/10)
SIKESTON -- The suspect in a Thursday afternoon strong armed robbery at a Sikeston grocery store is now behind bars, as well as an accomplice. Ronnie Anthony Stokes, 35, of New Madrid, was arrested Friday evening by the Lilbourn Police Department. He is accused of forcibly stealing a purse from a 59-year-old woman while she walked into Food Giant, located at 945 E. Malone in Sikeston...
Drug arrests made for cocaine, meth (08/22/10)
SIKESTON -- A collaborative effort amongst law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of a man in possession of half a kilo of powder cocaine on Friday. The Drug Enforcement Administration, SEMO Drug Task Force and Sikeston Department of Public Safety's ongoing investigation ended with a vehicle stop just north of Sikeston, according to Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for DPS...
DPS continues to investigate Gray death as murder (08/22/10)
SIKESTON -- Although a grand jury declined to charge a Miner teen with murder in connection with a hit-and-run death, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety continues to investigate it as one. "We still consider this as a murder investigation," said Chief Drew Juden, director of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. "We do not feel in any way that this was an accident."...
Miner woman found dead (08/22/10)
STE. GENEVIEVE (SMNS) -- The body of a woman found at Hawn State Park in Ste. Genevieve County on Thursday was that of a Scott County woman. The woman was identified as Michele Irene Boyd, 35, of Miner. Boyd's body was discovered when authorities received a call from the state park's superintendent about a vehicle that had been parked on the park grounds for several days, according to a news release from the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff's Office...
Remaining installation work will begin soon (08/22/10)
BENTON -- Scott County Public Water Supply District No. 4 officials are hoping to be providing fresh, clean water to the Kelly and Scott Central school districts by mid September. "We have the (water treatment) plant started up and making water," said John Chittenden, president of Waters Engineering in Sikeston, the engineering firm for the project...
Legal troubles (08/22/10)
SIKESTON -- In addition to having their contract to install the Scott County Public Water Supply District No. 4's water distribution system terminated, Municipal Construction, Inc. of Goodrich, Mich., and its principals are facing several legal problems...
Sikeston football takes long trip to prepare for first game (08/22/10)
With a long trip ahead of them in week one of the regular season, the Sikeston Bulldogs thought it would only make sense to take a long trip a week before to try and prepare.
Fans get first look at Dexter, East Prairie, NMCC football (08/22/10)
NEW MADRID -- Fans of Dexter, East Prairie, Kennett and New Madrid County Central got their first taste of football this season Friday night, as NMCC hosted the other three in its jamboree. Each school was given 12 plays on offense and 12 on defense against all three opposing schools, allowing them to work some things out before the regular season opens next week...
Chaffee, Charleston put tune up time to good use on Friday night (08/22/10)
CHARLESTON -- Jamboree night usually serves one valuable purpose. It gives coaches and players both the opportunity to see what needs to be tweaked against real competition without the repercussions of a real game being on the line. At Charleston High School on Friday night, Charleston, Chaffee, Malden and Fredericktown all had that chance to see what last minute changes needed to take place before games begin to count...
Scott Wall (08/22/10)
SIKESTON -- Vincent Scott Wall, 49, died at 4 p.m. Aug. 19, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
DeLola Findley (08/22/10)
DEXTER -- DeLola V. Findley, 87, died Aug. 19, 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...