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Stories from Friday, January 20, 2012

9-1-1: City, county study merger options (01/20/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Setting up an up-to-date, consolidated E-911 center may cost seven figures. Representatives from the city of Sikeston and Scott County met Thursday with AT&T reps to discuss preliminary cost estimates to set up a communications center that would take E-911 calls and dispatch for both the city and county...
Shooting findings released (01/20/12)
CHARLESTON - No charges will be filed against a Charleston police officer who shot and killed a Charleston man. On Thursday, Mississippi County Prosecuting Attorney Darren Cann announced the completion of an investigation by the Missouri Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control into the Nov. 8 incident. On that date, Murry Lee Asberry, 34, was fatally shot by an officer during a confrontation with the Charleston Department of Public Safety...
Leadership Sikeston (01/20/12)
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It's back: Time for taxpayers to begin filing (01/20/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Income tax filing season is here, which means it's time for individuals to start gathering their receipts, canceled checks, W-2 forms and other documents needed to file a tax return. "I've received tons of phone calls and several people have already been in (the office), and it's still early in the season," said Phil Cluck, owner of Fax Tax in Sikeston...
$25,000 stolen from business; woman charged (01/20/12)
SIKESTON - A local woman was arrested for stealing from her employer. On Thursday, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety took the suspect into custody for stealing more than $25,000 from Sav-A-Lot. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Tough loss (01/20/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs played the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules nearly point-for-point on Thursday night, with the exception of a three minute stretch at the end of the third quarter. It was that stretch that sealed the Lady Bulldogs' fate, however, as Sikeston dropped a SEMO Conference contest 55-49 to Poplar Bluff...
Scott Central, Scott City to play for title (01/20/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Scoring a game-high 25-points in the fourth quarter on Thursday, the Scott Central Braves pulled away from the Oran Eagles for a 79-65 win in the Scott-Mississippi Conference tournament semifinals. "Oran had a good plan," Scott Central coach Kenyon Wright said. "They spread us out a little bit and that was fine. We went out there and switched our defense up a little bit (going into the fourth)...
NMCC wins up-and-down game over Charleston (01/20/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Similar ways of pushing the basketball left for a ping pong style of game between the Charleston Lady Bluejays and the New Madrid County Central Eagles on Thursday night. NMCC won the battle of relentless action, however, defeating visiting Charleston 70-56 at New Madrid County Central High School...
Lady Bearcats score 103 on Portageville; Charleston boys in finals of Superman (01/20/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats improved to 15-2 on the season with a 103-26 thrashing of Portageville on the road Thursday night. Dexter led 22-9 after one quarter and then took control in the second quarter to go ahead 54-18 at the half...
Jennifer Slaten Moseley (01/20/12)
SIKESTON -- Jennifer Leah Slaten Moseley, age 64, died Jan. 18, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau after a very short battle with small cell lung cancer. She was born Feb. 9, 1947, in Blytheville, Ark. She grew up in Caruthersville, until moving to Sikeston in the fifth grade. ...
Anita Cullum (01/20/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Anita O. Cullum, 69, died Jan. 18, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 21, 1942, in Holcomb, daughter of the late Herschel T. "Jack" and Dolly O. Wilson Farmer, she was a homemaker and affiliated with the Church of Christ...
Johnny Jones (01/20/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Johnny C. Jones, 62, died at 11:50 p.m. Jan. 18, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Jan. 20, 1949, in Wolf Island, to the late J.T. "Bud" and Margie Marie George Jones, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and worked at the Sikeston Walmart for the past several years. He attended the Diehlstadt General Baptist Church...
Carl McLain (01/20/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Carl Edward McLain, 84, died at 2:30 a.m. Jan. 19, 2012, at his home. Born Nov. 10, 1927, at East Prairie, to the late Floyd Edward and Annie Powers McLain, he was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army. He served for over 20 years during which he was stationed in Germany, Ft. Leonard Wood and at the Pentagon. He returned in 2010 to East Prairie where he was a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Katherine Boone (01/20/12)
DEXTER -- Katherine Irene Tucker Boone, 98, died Jan. 18, 2012, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Born Jan. 8, 1914, in Diehlstadt, to the late Elmer and Birdie Mable Lightell Tucker, she was a retired seamstress at Elder Manufacturing and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter...
Ruth Stuckey (01/20/12)
PONDER, Texas -- Ruth Stuckey, 76, formerly of Benton, Mo., died Jan. 17, 2012, at her home. Born June 24, 1935, in Blodgett, Mo., to Dennis and Estella Strayhorn James, she owned and operated a fabric store in Claremore, Okla., and was of the Baptist belief...