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Stories from Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winter wash down (01/26/11)
As the slush melts away and before the arrival of the next snow, Sikeston residents hit the car wash Tuesday afternoon. Theo Morris is silhouetted as he washes his vehicle at the car wash on Linn Street.
Autopsy conducted in child's death (01/26/11)
SIKESTON -- An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death for a 17-month-old girl. Sikeston Department of Public Safety officer and emergency medical personnel were called to a residence in the 500 block of East Gladys Street at 7:50 p.m. Monday following a report of a medical emergency...
Leadership class (01/26/11)
Leadership Sikeston class members listen as Stan Pace, mechanical maintenance supervisor at the Sikeston Power Station, explains how the plant works. The 2011 Leadership Sikeston class kicked off Tuesday. Throughout the day, members learned about city government, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and Board of Municipal Utilities and power station. The class of 16 is expected to graduate in July...
Week honors service of school boards (01/26/11)
SIKESTON -- Few will deny now isn't the most glorious time to serve on a local school board. With the ever-decreasing funding at the local, state and federal levels, today's school board members are faced with their biggest challenges yet. "We've got a real tight budget, and the talks are that this budget year will be tighter than the past," Sikeston R-6 School Board President Scott Crumpecker said. "We didn't give out pay raises last year, and that's not popular with folks...
Officials presented updated emergency plan (01/26/11)
BENTON -- Amber Scudder, emergency management director for Scott County, presented an updated emergency plan for the courthouse to County Commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday. One significant addition to the plan is the addition of emergency codes for the courthouse...
Jetton assault trial is rescheduled for June (01/26/11)
NEW MADRID -- Former Missouri House speaker Rod Jetton's assault trial has been rescheduled for June. A jury trial was set to take place Feb. 3, but in a pretrial conference Tuesday it was moved to June 2 and 3 after the prosecution submitted a motion to continue the case. A reappearance date was set for May 24...
Chaffee man dies in crash (01/26/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Chaffee man was fatally injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle accident in Cape Girardeau County. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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R-6 candidate withdraws; race not needed (01/26/11)
SIKESTON -- A candidate who filed for re-election to the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education has withdrawn his name from the race. According to R-6 Board Secretary Pete Burns, current board vice president Ken Stone, whose three-year term ends in April, asked on Tuesday that his name be removed from the ballot of the April 5 election...
Bulldogs' bench shines in 60-32 win (01/26/11)
SIKESTON -- All season long the unsung heroes of the Sikeston basketball team has been the play of their bench. However, the Bulldog bench played a leading role in Sikeston's 60-32 win over Jackson. With Jackson holding the Bulldogs' top three scorers to only 12 points Tuesday, the Sikeston reserves stepped in and filled the void nicely, led by Eldridge Gibson, who was thrust into a starting role. ...
NMCC dominates Scott City 69-37 (01/26/11)
NEW MADRID -- After watching Scott City pull out a five-point lead late in the first quarter, New Madrid County Central was able to keep little else from going the visiting Rams' way on Tuesday night. Forced to call a timeout to keep things from getting out of hand after a Hunter Cox layup put them back 14-9 with 1:47 left in the first, the Eagles came out of the huddle and completely changed the tone of the game...
Seeds hold in SCAA Tourney, Risco survives (01/26/11)
BLOOMFIELD -- The seeds held up in the first round of the Stoddard County Conference Tournament on Tuesday as third seeded Bloomfield and fourth seeded Advance both moved on to the semifinals. Bloomfield, led by Dylan Bader's 21 points, had no trouble with Puxico 74-47 while Advance got past Richland 76-53 despite 26 points from the Rebels' Ryan Kleffer...
SHS ends losing skid (01/26/11)
DELTA -- A lopsided loss to Notre Dame and hard-fought battles against both Poplar Bluff and state-ranked Kennett had the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs feeling empty handed. Although the first of their previous three-straight losses wasn't pretty, the latter two could have just as easily went the other way with the Lady Bulldogs contending late in each...
Justin Spears Jr. (01/26/11)
MATTHEWS -- Justin Clay Spears Jr., one-month-old son of Justin and Marisa Patterson Spears of Matthews, died Jan. 23, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Benjamin Nabors (01/26/11)
MILWAUKEE -- The Rev. Dr. Benjamin L. Nabors, 51, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Dec. 4, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Mildred Shuffit (01/26/11)
SIKESTON -- Mildred Shuffit, 84, died Jan. 24, 2011, at her home in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Danny Lewis (01/26/11)
SIKESTON -- Danny Allen Lewis, 55, died Dec. 24, 2010, in St. Louis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Goldie Depriest (01/26/11)
DEXTER -- Goldie Fortner Watkins Depriest, 88, died Jan. 24, 2011, 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...
Derriah Hall (01/26/11)
SIKESTON -- Derriah Hall, 18 months, died Jan. 24, 2011, 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...
One issue won't make campaign (01/26/11)
Granted, the 2012 presidential election is still far away. But in the political world, it might as well be tomorrow. It has not always been this way. But that was then, this is now. I've noticed over the past week an intriguing story line being promoted exclusively by the Obama network - MSNBC...