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Stories from Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Brides-to-be are looking three-dimensional in 2011 (01/05/11)
SIKESTON -- When it comes to 2011's gown trends, many of the future brides want ruffles, ruching and three-dimensional accents. "The new trends are more of a couture look and the gowns have lot of sculpture like three-dimensional flowers," said Joy Gooch, owner of Joy's Bridal and Formal Wear in Sikeston...
Goal is raised for Relay for Life event (01/05/11)
SIKESTON -- Brandy Mason knows that it's huge to raise the goal for this year's Scott County Relay for Life to over $100,000. "That's the largest goal in this region's history," said Mason, chair of this year's event. Last year, just over $81,000 was raised during the Scott County Relay...
Local official suggests outsourcing county's economic development (01/05/11)
BENTON -- A local chamber of commerce director has a solution to Scott County not being able to afford an in-house economic developer: outsource. Missy Marshall, executive director for Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, proposed during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday that she handle the county's economic development...
Two local residents are back in prison on firearms charges (01/05/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Firearms violations by two previously convicted Sikeston men landed both of them back in federal prison. On Tuesday, Stacy L. Townsend, 37, was sentenced to 188 months in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm...
Wrong number brings arrest (01/05/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A wrong number proved costly for a Caruthersville man Tuesday. About 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, a Caruthersville police officer received a phone call from a man who unknowingly dialed the wrong number and attempted to sell some hydrocodone pills, according to a news release from the police department. The officer -- realizing the man had the wrong number -- continued to talk to him and agreed to purchase the prescription medication...
Chaffee, Scott City both earn wins (01/05/11)
CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee basketball team topped their win total from last season on Tuesday night, dropping Saxony Lutheran 55-50 at home. The Red Devils, who finished 6-15 last season, improved to 7-2 on the season as a strong third quarter put Chaffee up by four heading into the final frame. The Red Devils then closed out the game late for the five-point win...
NMCC surges past Portageville (01/05/11)
NEW MADRID -- In their first game back from Christmas break, New Madrid County Central head coach David Crockett emphasized one thing -- intensity. "We've been off since the Christmas tournament so, we wanted to come out and play hard," he said. "We wanted to come out with some intensity."...
NMCC surges past Portageville (01/05/11)
NEW MADRID -- In their first game back from Christmas break, New Madrid County Central head coach David Crockett emphasized one thing -- intensity. "We've been off since the Christmas tournament so, we wanted to come out and play hard," he said. "We wanted to come out with some intensity."...
Sikeston and SCC both sit atop poll (01/05/11)
SIKESTON -- The first Associated Press prep basketball rankings of the season were released today and the Sikeston Bulldogs find themselves in the top spot in Class 4. Sporting a 12-0 record including championships in the SEMO Conference Tournament and St. Dominic Christmas Tournament, the Bulldogs reach the top spot for the first time in recent memory...
Oran, Delta advance to semifinals of New Year's Tournament (01/05/11)
DELTA -- Getting 23 points from senior Cheyanne King, the third-seeded Oran Lady Eagles defeated the sixth-seeded Woodland Lady Cardinals 71-45 Tuesday night to advance to the semifinals of the Delta New Years Tournament. Holding a three-point lead after the first quarter, the Lady Eagles used a dominant second frame to put some room between themselves and the Lady Cardinals, going in to the half up 17 at 37-20...
Dessie Gaines (01/05/11)
DELTA -- Dessie Gaines, 94, died Jan. 4, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Bertha Dumey (01/05/11)
NEW HAMBURG - Bertha Dumey, 90, died Jan. 4, 2011, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Aura Hampton (01/05/11)
LILBOURN -- Aura Lue Mead Hampton, 53, died Jan. 2, 2011, 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...
Jerome Moore (01/05/11)
CHARLESTON -- Jerome Moore, 59, died Dec. 30, 2010, at the 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...
Gallivan Hunter (01/05/11)
NEW MADRID -- Shapley Gallivan Hunter, 78, died Jan. 3, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Lillian Milligan (01/05/11)
DEXTER -- Lillian Milligan, 82, died Jan. 4, 2011, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Genevieve Griffin (01/05/11)
HAZELWOOD -- Genevieve Theresa "Gen" Griffin, 87, formerly of Chaffee, died For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Mildred Cross (01/05/11)
WILSON CITY -- Mildred Cross, 81, died Dec. 31, 2010, at the 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...
Here are hopes for more change (01/05/11)
The man who campaigned on a slogan of Hope and Change has delivered on half of that promise. To be certain, we've experienced our fair share of change over the past two years. To paraphrase an old commercial, "Where's the Hope?" The ardent Obama supporters - and they still remain numerous - see hope where there is little. ...