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Stories from Friday, January 13, 2012

Gov. Nixon makes stop at Sikeston plant (01/13/12)
Gov. Jay Nixon was in Sikeston Friday to outline his Missouri Works Strategy during a tour of Tetra Pak. "My top priority for 2012 is to create jobs to get Missourians working and keep our economy moving forward," said Nixon. His plan includes to grow the next-generation of automotive supplier jobs, expand exports, train more workers for high-tech careers, hire more Missouri military veterans, jumpstart job-creation in science and technology, target high growth industries and create jobs in rural communities. ...
Wintry blast hits region (01/13/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Thursday's snow may not have fallen in record amounts, but it did serve as a reminder for motorists to be prepared for any additional winter weather this season. "We've had quite a few accidents today -- nothing serious though," Donna Ballard, 911 supervisor for Scott County, said Thursday afternoon...
Dog's life (01/13/12)
jillb@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON - If volunteers at the Sikeston Area Humane Society were paid in tail wags and excited barks, they would be rich. Each day the 70 to 80 dogs kept by the local Humane Society watch expectantly as the volunteers arrive. The volunteers offer the dogs a chance to exercise and more importantly a bit of love...
Commission makes final payment on county jail (01/13/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County's jail is paid off. County officials discussed paperwork needed to close out the debt for the construction of the Mississippi County Detention Center during their regular meeting Thursday...
Kennett fire reward fund up to $15,000 (01/13/12)
KENNETT -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)-Kansas City Field Division, on Tuesday announced an additional $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fire that destroyed the Kennett County Club. This reward is in addition to the State Fire Marshal's previously announced reward of up to $5,000...
Governor visits Sikeston today (01/13/12)
SIKESTON - Gov. Jay Nixon will be in Sikeston at about 12:15 p.m. today at Tetra Pak to outline Missouri Works, a comprehensive strategy to create more jobs and career opportunities for Missourians. During the stop, Nixon will tour production operations, visit with workers and discuss details of the Missouri Works strategy, which will be a key component of his State of the State Address next Tuesday...
Turnovers sink Sikeston against rival Notre DameTurnovers sink Sikeston against rival Notre Dame (01/13/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Time after time, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs committed turnover after turnover. So many, in fact, they coughed the ball up more times than they put it in the basket. Sikeston was responsible for 43 turnovers against conference and district rival Notre Dame on Thursday night while being handed a 71-42 defeat at Notre Dame High School...
Tourney champs (01/13/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SCOTT CITY -- Defending their Scott-Mississippi Conference title on Thursday, the Scott City Lady Rams rode a dominant performance from senior Katie Hogan to a 56-51 win over Delta. Finishing the night with a game-high 34 points, Hogan shot 14 of 18 from the floor while adding 12 rebounds and six blocked shots to Scott City's cause...
Lady Jays knock off Chaffee for third (01/13/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SCOTT CITY -- Led by Sierra Frazier's 19 points, the Charleston Lady Bluejays earned third-place in the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament on Thursday with a 77-43 win over the Chaffee Lady Devils. "Chaffee's a pretty good team," Charleston head coach Josh Thompson said. "They're young. I felt like our biggest advantage was we were a lot more athletic than they were...
Sikeston wrestlers pick up win in Windsor quad meet (01/13/12)
WINDSOR -- The Sikeston wrestling team went 1-2 in three matches on Wednesday night at Windsor. Sikeston defeated Windsor 51-28, but lost to Jackson 62-13 and to Ste. Genevieve in a thriller 38-37. Results were: 106-Jarrett Reisenbichler (J) pin Garrick Madison (S), 5:38...
Paul Schuerenberg Sr. (01/13/12)
GRAY RIDGE -- Paul Mitchell Schuerenberg Sr., 94, of Gray Ridge, died Jan. 11, 2012, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 26, 1917, in Kewanee, to the late W.H. and Cora Lee Schuerenberg, he was a self-employed farmer and of the Presbyterian belief. ...
Melvin Happe (01/13/12)
PHOENIX -- Melvin E. Happe, 89, died Jan. 11, 2012. Born April 13, 1922, in Farrenburg, Mo., to the late Jake C. and Esther B. Happe, he was a veteran having served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed by Union Rock and Material prior to retirement...
Dora L. Adkisson (01/13/12)
CHARLESTON -- Dora L. Adkisson, 78, died at 9 p.m. Jan. 12, 2012, in the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
James Hinson (01/13/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Memorial services for James Dallas Hinson, 75, who died on Jan. 11, 2012, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie. Thomas Smotherman will officiate. Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of arrangements...