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Stories from Thursday, September 1, 2011

List of arrested (09/01/11)
The following individuals were indicted on federal warrants and taken into custody on Wednesday: Joe Lenzie Turner of Sikeston, one count of conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms cocaine hydrochloride and six counts of aiding and abetting the possession of cocaine hydrochloride with the intent to distribute;...
Joint investigation nets many arrests (09/01/11)
SIKESTON -- The streets of Sikeston and surrounding communities had a little cleanup on Wednesday. "Operation Clean Sweep" kicked off before dawn, with officers from various law enforcement agencies in the area setting out with indictments for some 60 individuals, concentrated in the Sikeston area but reaching as far north as Cape Girardeau and as far south as Blytheville, Ark...
Unloaded handgun found on school bus (09/01/11)
SIKESTON -- A parent's observation ultimately led to the discovery of an unloaded handgun on a Sikeston R-6 school bus Wednesday. Early in the school day Wednesday, the district received information from a parent who said there may be an elementary child who has a weapon, according to Sikeston R-6 Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller...
Closed Welcome Center set to reopen (09/01/11)
SIKESTON - Just in time for the last big summer driving weekend, the Welcome Center at Hayti will again welcome visitors. The Center reopens today after being closed since July 18 due to problems with mold in the air conditioning system. Chris Rutledge, assistant district engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation, said the mold was discovered in the the duct work of the air conditioning system. ...
Circuit Clerk's office, House of Refuge host 'In Her Shoes' event (09/01/11)
BENTON -- Looking to regain any lost compassion, some Scott County employees who work with domestic violence victims were recently reminded what it's like to walk in their clients' shoes. "We all get stuck in a rut of routine, and we need to remember those files represent people and lives and complicated situations," said Scott County Circuit Court Clerk Christy M. Hency. "Sometimes we need that reminder."...
Art preview (09/01/11)
As part of the Sikeston Depot Museum's new outreach efforts, youngsters who are being home-schooled will have an afternoon each month to learn more about art and history. On their first visit the youngsters got the first look at the submissions for the 27th Annual Bootheel Regional Adult Judged Art Show. ...
Rivalry matchup (09/01/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Both the Sikeston Bulldogs and the Charleston Bluejays are coming off of rare occurrences from their Week 1 games. The Bulldogs will go without a perfect regular season for the first time since 2008 after losing 34-14 to Gateway Tech while Charleston won their first game since 2009 during their dramatic come from behind victory over the Kennett Indians...
Scott City rallies but falls to St. Vincent in extra innings (09/01/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SCOTT CITY -- Trying to extend their season-opening win streak to three games, the Scott City Lady Rams mounted a four-run rally in the seventh frame against St. Vincent on Wednesday only to fall 8-7 in extra innings. "We started off the game kind of slow with our energy down," Scott City coach Amy Pobst said. ...
Sikeston netters drop two matches (09/01/11)
DEXTER -- The Sikeston girls tennis team has found the early going tough this fall, dropping a match to Jackson on Tuesday and a match to Dexter on Wednesday. The Lady Bulldogs dropped both matches 9-0 to fall to 0-3 on the young season. No further information from the matches was available at press time...
Thelma Russell (09/01/11)
MALDEN -- Thelma Omega Russell, 95, died Aug. 30, 2011, at 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...
Sherrill Karnes (09/01/11)
SIKESTON -- Sherrill Ann Karnes, 70, died Aug. 31, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Joe W. Gibbons (09/01/11)
DEXTER -- Joe W. Gibbons, 83, died Aug. 31, 2011, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Myrtle Joshlin (09/01/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Myrtle Ivie Joshlin, 96, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died at 9:48 a.m. Aug. 30, 2011, in 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...