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Stories from Friday, January 7, 2011

Missouri Supreme Court rejects Clay's plea (01/07/11)
JEFFERSON CITY -- With a single sentence, the Missouri Supreme Court Thursday rejected Richard Clay's appeal for a stay of execution. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Preschool screening (01/07/11)
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Officials review county's budget (01/07/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County's new presiding commissioner got his first look at the county's financial status during the commission's first meeting of the year. County Clerk Junior DeLay presented Presiding County Commissioner Carlin Bennett and Steve Jones and Robert Jackson, associate county commissioners, with a statement of changes in fund balances for the county's five largest funds during Thursday's meeting...
Flood maps to take effect in August (01/07/11)
BENTON -- If all goes according to plan, the preliminary flood plain maps drawn by the Federal Emergency Management Association should go into effect in mid-August. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
In control: Sikeston controls the tempo in 58-30 win over Kelly (01/07/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com BENTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs are much like the Bulldog boys team in that to have a good game, they need to control tempo and create turnovers for easy baskets. That's exactly what they did against the Kelly Lady Hawks on Thursday night at Kelly High School coming away with a 58-30 win...
Charleston holds off Lady Tigers for third win (01/07/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com CHARLESTON -- Despite getting a late scare by Caruthersville, the Charleston Lady Bluejays were able to hold on and claim their third win of the season Thursday night. Facing Charleston's younger role players in the fourth after the Bluejays had built a dominant 35-point lead, the Lady Tigers offense suddenly sparked to life, opening the frame on an 18-2 tear to cut their deficit to 17 with just under two minutes to play...
Scott City girls roll; Sikeston eighth and ninth graders win (01/07/11)
sd_sports@yahoo.com SCOTT CITY -- The Scott City Lady Rams got 24 points from Katie Hogan and used a big third quarter to put away Malden 58-35 at home on Thursday. Scott City (8-2) led 26-14 at the half but broke the game open with an 18-5 third quarter putting the Lady Rams comfortably ahead 44-19...
James Cowger (01/07/11)
SIKESTON -- James Robert Cowger, 77, died Jan. 5, 2011, at 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.
Aura Hampton (01/07/11)
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...
Chester Smith (01/07/11)
EAST PRAIRIE - Chester Smith, 72, died at 11 p.m. Jan. 6, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete.
Franklin Box (01/07/11)
DEXTER -- Franklin J. Box , 77, died Jan. 6, 2011, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete.
William Bullard (01/07/11)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- William Lee Bullard, 67, died Jan. 5, 2011. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Leland Hendrix (01/07/11)
WAPPAPELLO -- Leland Hendrix, 89, died Jan. 4, 2011, at the the Westwood Hills Health Care Facility in Poplar Bluff. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...