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Stories from Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Officers respond to domestic dispute (12/29/10)
BENTON - A Benton man accused of pointing a gun at his wife and throwing furniture at her and their children is in custody. Charles Bridges, 51, is charged with assault in the third degree, endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree, careless and imprudent driving and resisting arrest. Bond is set at $2,500...
Drugs discovered by deputies (12/29/10)
BENTON -- A Haywood City man remains in custody following a Christmas day arrest. Aaron Peet, 21, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, Sheriff Rick Walter said in a news release. Walter said two law enforcement officers came into contact with Peet at a local nightclub, and found him in possession of several plastic baggies of marijuana. After a brief struggle the deputies took Peet in to custody...
County seeks grant funds for vehicles (12/29/10)
BENTON -- Scott County will begin the year without its primary in-house grant writer but may still hit the ground running with Rural Development grant applications. Cathy Walters, community development specialist for the U.S Department of Agriculture's Rural Development, met with commissioners during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday to discuss upcoming grant opportunities...
Tax time (12/29/10)
Mark Young of Oran receives his receipt from Sheila Evans, deputy collector, after paying his personal property taxes Tuesday at the Scott County Courthouse in Benton. Scott County Collector Mark Hensley said his office will be open regular hours, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Friday as it is the last day to pay 2010 property taxes without incurring penalties. Pictured entering behind Young to pay his taxes is Whitney Bellis of Scott City...
Merlin Award: Talent is no illusion (12/29/10)
SIKESTON -- For years Sikeston native and mentalist Morgan Strebler has stretched the minds of his audience members through his illusions and most recently with his metal bending magic. Now his talent has earned him a 2011 Merlin Award, the most prestigious honor bestowed by The International Magicians Society. The announcement was made this month by Tony Hassini, world president, chairman and CEO of IMS...
Program helps smokers resolve to quit (12/29/10)
SIKESTON -- Quitting smoking always seems to be one of the top New Year's resolutions. And for those who aim to snuff out the habit in 2011, there are resources to keep individuals on the right track. "We go into smoking with a plan," said Brenda Freed, health educator at the Scott County Health Department. "It's not like you're going to come into the first class and throw your cigarettes away."...
Eagles' tournament run ends at Carbondale (12/29/10)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles saw their time in the 47th Annual Carbondale Holiday Tournament come to an end on Tuesday, dropping two games to out-of-state competition. In the Eagles' first game, a consolation semifinal, NMCC saw a late two-point lead slip away, falling to Cairo, Ill., 52-48...
Bulldogs advance to finals (12/29/10)
O'FALLON -- The second-seeded Sikeston Bulldogs advanced to the championship game of the 17th Annual St. Dominic Christmas Tournament on Tuesday night with a 66-48 victory over third-seeded Fort Zumwalt South. Sikeston (11-0) plays top-seeded Wentzville Holt tomorrow at 7:30 for the championship of the tournament. Holt defeated fourth-seeded Parkway North 59-51 in the other semifinal game...
Portageville holds off Crusaders (12/29/10)
BLOOMFIELD -- Building an 18-point lead by the fourth quarter against 12th-seeded Saxony Lutheran Tuesday afternoon at the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament, the fourth-seeded Portageville Bulldogs were able to hold on for a 66-46 win and secure a spot in the semifinals...
Bluejays pull off upset (12/29/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- An early lead helped stave off a furious comeback by the Notre Dame Bulldogs on Tuesday night as the fifth-seeded Charleston Bluejays pulled off a small upset, 60-54 in the quarterfinal round of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center...
Laura Haubold (12/29/10)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Laura Jo Haubold, 84, died Dec. 25, 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...
Frank G. Wright (12/29/10)
SIKESTON -- Frank G. Wright, 71, died Dec. 27, 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...
Richard Morrow (12/29/10)
BENTON -- Richard G. Morrow, 74, died Dec. 27, 2010, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Rebecca Vincent (12/29/10)
BERNIE -- Rebecca Sue Vincent, 60, died Dec. 27, 2010, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...