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Stories from Sunday, February 20, 2011

No newspaper published Monday (02/20/11)
SIKESTON -- The Standard Democrat will not publish a paper Monday in observance of Presidents' Day, and the offices will be closed. Regular publication will resume Tuesday with normal business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Homecoming queen (02/20/11)
Sikeston senior Sarah Hopson is all smiles after being named the 2011 Winter Homecoming Queen before the Bulldogs' basketball game against Bernie on Friday night at the Sikeston Field House. Escorting Hopson is freshman Colton Black. For more photos from Friday night's Homecoming game, see our Web gallery at www.standard-democrat.com...
911 dispatching: Area officials study options (02/20/11)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston city officials will meet with area county officials Wednesday to discuss 911 dispatching issues and options. "One of the things that came out of our VISION meetings when we talked about ways to improve not only Sikeston but the region was the idea that 911 might be something we could do regionally," City Manager Doug Friend said Friday...
Children learn more about impact farmer have on their lives (02/20/11)
SIKESTON -- Suzy Johnson wants to make children aware of where their food and the material items in their life come from. "Whenever they climb in bed at night into their cotton sheets, dry their face with a cotton towel, sit down and have hot dogs, chips and sodas, that's directly connected to agriculture," said Johnson. And that's the message she shared with fourth grade students at Scott County Central to mark "Thank A Farmer Week."...
Murder trial delayed (02/20/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A jury trial scheduled for next week in the stabbing death of a New Madrid man won't take place for another six months. The murder trial for Robert D. Rooker was originally set for Feb. 24 in Pemiscot County. It was rescheduled on Thursday to Aug. 4 and 5...
It's a hit! Spring training scores with residents (02/20/11)
SIKESTON -- With Albert Pujols' contract negotiations (or lack thereof) shelved until the end of the 2011 baseball season, St. Louis Cardinals fans are forced to shift their focus to spring training. For some local baseball fans, that's not a problem, especially for those who've experienced spring training...
Sikeston boys basketball ends regular season with 24-0 mark (02/20/11)
Sikeston closed out the regular season undefeated for the first time in school history with a 69-36 homecoming victory Friday night.
Portageville honors Bidewell on night when Bulldogs down NMCC (02/20/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Ever since retiring a season ago, Portageville Hall of Fame coach Jim Bidewell still takes time to keep an eye on his former basketball team. "He's always around," Portageville senior Jake Young said. "You can always see him peeking in. He helps out with the coaches a lot and talks to us a lot too."...
Sikeston aims for third-straight title (02/20/11)
DEXTER -- The Class 4, District 1 Tournament will kick off on Monday at the Bearcat Event Center in Dexter as the Sikeston Bulldogs will be looking for their third straight district title in the boys division. Sikeston enters the game with a 24-0 record and will play on Thursday night against the winner of fourth-seeded Perryville and fifth seeded Fredericktown who play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sikeston beat both teams earlier this season, topping Ste. Genevieve 89-44 and Fredericktown 94-54...
Sikeston wrestlers eliminated (02/20/11)
COLUMBIA -- The three Sikeston wrestlers remaining in the Class 3 state tournament were all eliminated on Friday. In the 140-pound championship quarterfinals, Sikeston's Kenton Robinson lost by major-decision 9-0 to Carter Boatright of Neosho. Robinson was then eliminated in the consolation second round, losing a thrilling 1-0 match to Frank Elsrode of Staley...
RIsco loses double overtime thriller in Tri-County Tourney (02/20/11)
WARDELL -- The Risco Tigers lost a thrilling double overtime contest to North Pemiscot 89-84 in the finals of the Tri-County Tournament on Friday night. The two teams were tied 30-30 at halftime but the Mustangs began to pull away in the third quarter and led 48-38 in the fourth. However North Pemiscot's James Macklin was forced to the bench with four fouls late in the third quarter and Risco took advantage behind Chris Pavy as the Tigers junior scored a game-high 43 points...
Charleston hammers Poplar Bluff, 72-28 (02/20/11)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays pushed their current winning streak to nine Friday night with a 72-28 win over the Poplar Bluff Mules. "We played the way I wanted to play," Bluejays' coach Danny Farmer said. "It's the end of the season and I was telling (my players) we have to take this game as if we're playing a Cape Central or a Sikeston. We're going to have to have the same focus and go out and play...
Buddy Crosier (02/20/11)
CHARLESTON -- Ray "Buddy" Crosier, 74, died Feb. 18, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Bobbie McAnulty (02/20/11)
MOREHOUSE -- Bobbie Ruth McAnulty, 88, died Feb. 18, 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...
J.W. Miller (02/20/11)
DIEHLSTADT -- Jasper William "J.W." Miller, 86, died at 8:15 a.m. Feb. 17, 2011, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Billie Butler (02/20/11)
SIKESTON -- The Rev. Billie James Butler, 85, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Voter ID proposal just makes sense (02/20/11)
I have a serious question for a Democrat - any Democrat. Why would the Democratic Party in Missouri oppose a simple requirement that would require Missouri voters to produce an ID when they vote? I have an assumption. I would assume that many urban Democrats might be reluctant - for whatever reason - to provide some form of identification at the polling precinct. But that's just an assumption...