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Stories from Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Two arrested for part in scheme (02/16/11)
SIKESTON -- Two subjects were arrested Tuesday after a six-month-long investigation of a "kick-back scheme" that victimized a Sikeston business. Over the past six months detectives from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety have conducted a joint investigation with the Division of Drug and Crime Control of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, according to Sgt. Jim McMillen with Sikeston DPS...
Board denies Drury request (02/16/11)
MINER -- Miner will not extend a Tax Increment Financing rebate for Drury Inns. The Miner Board of Aldermen voted against an amendment to the TIF agreement with the company during their regular meeting Tuesday. Danielle Patrick, city clerk, said officials from Drury Inns were unable to attend the meeting...
Lifesaving techniques (02/16/11)
Pictured from left, Scott County Jail employees Stephanie Gaines, shift supervisor, and Garrett Cook, security supervisor, receive CPR and Automatic External Defibrillator training from Amber Scudder, county emergency management director, Tuesday morning at the jail. ...
Coalition receives funding for five years (02/16/11)
SIKESTON -- The Southeast Drug Free Communities Coalition will continue to fight drugs in the three counties it serves. "We met our goals for the first five years, so they saw fit to fund us for another five years," said Jane Pfefferkorn, program director and executive director at Mission Missouri. The coalition is funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, which is a division of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration...
NMCC queen (02/16/11)
New Madrid County Central senior Terrez Henderson reacts after being named the 2011 Winter Homecoming Queen on Tuesday night. Looking on is Henderson's escort, NMCC senior basketball player Jamareia Jones.
Project to renovate Charleston complex to begin on Friday (02/16/11)
SIKESTON -- A multimillion-dollar project to renovate a decaying 50-unit complex in Charleston will begin Friday, thanks to a partnership involving local and national nonprofit organizations and the federal government. The Business Research Institute of Community Economic Development, a nonprofit community development organization based in Sikeston, has purchased and will rehabilitate the 40-year-old complex after receiving loans totaling $3.73 million...
ROUNDUP: Risco rolls; Bearcats earn rare win over Poplar Bluff (02/16/11)
RISCO -- Led by Luke Bixler's 22 points, the top-seeded Risco Tigers took down the eighth seed Southland Rebels 83-56 in the first round of the Tri-County Conference Tournament on Tuesday. "It was a good way to start the tournament," Risco head coach Brandon Blankenship said. "We shot and moved the ball around well."...
Sikeston wins SEMO Conference outright with 79-37 win over NMCC (02/16/11)
NEW MADRID -- For the fourth-straight season the Sikeston Bulldogs find themselves sitting atop the SEMO Basketball Conference, only this year is a little different -- they find themselves alone at the top. Sikeston defeated New Madrid County Central 79-37 on Tuesday night, winning the SEMO Conference outright with a perfect 7-0 record, marking the seventh time in school history the Bulldogs won the conference title and only the second time winning it outright, with the other coming in 1969. ...
Sikeston wins SEMO Conference outright with 79-37 win over NMCC (02/16/11)
NEW MADRID -- For the fourth-straight season the Sikeston Bulldogs find themselves sitting atop the SEMO Basketball Conference, only this year is a little different -- they find themselves alone at the top. Sikeston defeated New Madrid County Central 79-37 on Tuesday night, winning the SEMO Conference outright with a perfect 7-0 record, marking the seventh time in school history the Bulldogs won the conference title and only the second time winning it outright, with the other coming in 1969. ...
Sikeston back on track with win on Tuesday (02/16/11)
SIKESTON -- After a slight hiccup earlier this week to the Jackson Lady Indians, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs got back on track with a 59-29 victory over the visiting Portageville Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday at the Sikeston Field House. Sikeston senior Vonteria Applewhite and junior Asia Liggins each led a very balanced scoring attack with 10 points apiece. Liggins also had nine rebounds...
SHS wrestlers hoping to make noise at state tourney (02/16/11)
SIKESTON -- After their strong showing in the Class 3, District 1 Tournament this past weekend, the Sikeston Bulldogs will send five wrestlers to this year's MSHSAA Wrestling Championships, starting Thursday in Columbia at Mizzou Arena. "It obviously ended up being a great tournament for us," Bulldogs head coach Seth Harrell said of districts. ...
Otis Hawes Jr. (02/16/11)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Rev. Otis L. Hawes Jr., 74, died Feb. 11, 2011, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
James Shannon (02/16/11)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. -- James Orvall Shannon, 85, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 2011, in the Heritage Square Nursing Center in Blytheville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Nancy Settles (02/16/11)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Nancy Settles, 60, who died on Feb. 14, 2011, will be: Horton Miller, Jerry Lathum, Blake Pearson, David Pearson, Farrell Bewley and Troy Zilafro...
Beryl Hollis (02/16/11)
SCOTT CITY -- Beryl Dean Hollis, 77, died at 8:51 a.m. Feb. 14, 2011, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
James Moore (02/16/11)
CHARLESTON -- James "Cigar Sonny" Moore, 84, died Feb. 7, 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...
Jimmy Johnson (02/16/11)
CHARLESTON -- Jimmy Lee Johnson, 56, died Feb. 12, 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...
Richard Cooper (02/16/11)
KATY, Texas -- Richard H. Cooper, 80, died Feb. 2, 2011, in the hospital at Katy. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Kennie Jones (02/16/11)
SIKESTON -- Kennie Bell Jones, 79, died Feb. 12, 2011, at the Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Kathy Heil (02/16/11)
CHARLESTON - Laura "Kathy" McKinney Heil, 43, died Feb. 14, 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...
Leaders lacking in cutting deficit (02/16/11)
If we can take our limited focus away from the ever-changing face of the Mideast long enough, we have some economic issues at home that urgently need our attention. Unfortunately, the Obama administration this week announced their budget proposals which fail to address our issues in any meaningful manner...