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Stories from Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pemiscot County deputy killed in off-duty accident (01/20/11)
KENNETT - A Pemiscot County deputy was killed in an off-duty vehicle accident. Rocky Bost, 56, of Bragg City, an officer with the department for the past year and a half, was reported killed Tuesday afternoon. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, Bost was working on a truck at a salvage yard west of Kennett when he died...
Bertrand man faces trafficking charges (01/20/11)
SIKESTON -- A joint narcotics investigation led to the Tuesday arrest of a Bertrand man suspected of trafficking large amounts of heroin into Southeast Missouri. Daniel Shemar Murray, 28, is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. One county is through Scott County with a bond of $100,000 cash only while the other is through Mississippi County and the bond is $75,000 cash only...
Jetton trial set for Feb. 3 (01/20/11)
NEW MADRID - A trial date is set for a former legislator accused of assault. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Under construction (01/20/11)
The new Dr. Leo A. and Dortha M. Bruce Medical Building is taking shape. On Tuesday, workers used the recent break in the weather to work on the building's exterior. When completed later this year, the 17,700 square-foot single story building will provide a dedicated orthopedic clinic for Missouri Delta Medical Center patients. ...
Extension Center doesn't need any more funding -- yet (01/20/11)
CHARLESTON -- The Mississippi County University of Missouri Extension Center doesn't need increased funding from the county -- yet. Staff and board members for the Extension office presented their annual report and funding request to county commissioners during their regular weekly meeting conducted Wednesday instead of Thursday due to an election recount scheduled Thursday...
Dexter man killed in crash (01/20/11)
DEXTER -- A Dexter man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday in Stoddard County. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Candidates for local municipal elections set (01/20/11)
MINER -- The winner of a three-way race will serve the next two years as Miner's city marshal. The unexpired term as Miner's police chief was created by the resignation of Roger Moore in June. Filed for the position are: Chris Griggs, who was appointed by the city's board to replace Moore as interim police chief, Stephen Chamberlain and James Alsup...
Races finalized for April 5 school board elections (01/20/11)
SIKESTON -- School board races for the April 5 election are set as filing for candidacy ended Tuesday. The following individuals are seeking election to their local boards of education. Each district has three three-year terms to fill. In the Sikeston R-6 School District, voters will choose three of the four candidates: incumbent Amy Blanton, incumbent Ken Stone, Deke Lape and Mike Marsh. Rick Adams, the third incumbent, opted to not seek re-election...
Naile joins prestigious junior college program (01/20/11)
CHARLESTON -- The decision weighing on Charleston senior James Naile's mind can finally be lifted. Naile committed to Parkland College in Champaign, Ill. on Tuesday making this the first step towards a possibly bigger baseball career. "I'm glad it's out of the way," Naile about signing. "I think it's a small step, hopefully, towards my goal."...
McKinney to walk on at Williams Baptist College (01/20/11)
CHARLESTON -- After just three years of playing competitive baseball, Charleston senior Danny McKinney will have a chance to play at the next level. McKinney made a commitment to Williams Baptist University as a walk-on on Tuesday with the intentions of doing what he's been trying to do the last few seasons -- get better with as much playing time as possible...
Oran flies by Kelly (01/20/11)
BENTON -- Jumping out to an early lead Wednesday night, the second-seeded Oran Eagles secured a spot in the Scott-Mississippi Conference tournament semifinals with a 73-39 win over the seventh-seeded Kelly Hawks. "We played okay," Oran head coach Joe Shoemaker said. "We still had some defensive mental lapses that we have to correct and still had too many turnovers tonight, but overall I'm satisfied with how we moved the ball."...
Sikeston eighth graders win in OT (01/20/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston eighth grade boys basketball team escaped the Jackson Indians during overtime of their end of the year tournament at Cape Girardeau on Wednesday night with a 29-28 victory. It took late game heroics by Dominique Dyes, who finished with a team-high 12 points, in the fourth quarter to force the extra quarter. Dyes came up with a steal and zipped down court to knock down a floater in the lane to tie the game at 28 points with just a few seconds remaining...
Rickey McDonnold (01/20/11)
SIKESTON -- Rickey McDonnold, 11, died Jan. 19, 2011, at Children's Hospital in St. Louis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Johnnie Copeland (01/20/11)
NEW MADRID -- Johnnie Copeland, 99, died Jan. 19, 2011, at 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.
Brenda Ling (01/20/11)
NEW MADRID -- Brenda Essary Ling, 60, died at 6:36 p.m. Jan. 19, 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...
Norma Morrison (01/20/11)
NEW MADRID -- Norma Morrison died Jan. 19, 2011, at Saint 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...
Thelma Freese (01/20/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Thelma Ashlock Freese, 91, died at 10:20 a.m. Jan. 19, 2011, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Willis Hicks (01/20/11)
NEW MADRID -- Willis Lee Hicks, 65, died Jan. 10. 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Dusty Anthony (01/20/11)
WAPPAPELLO -- Dusty Lee Anthony, 17, died Jan. 18, 2011, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center's emergency room. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...