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Stories from Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Suspects with multiple meth labs arrested in Pemiscot County (01/25/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Two persons are in custody after agents with the Bootheel Drug Task Force were tipped off to possible drug activity. After receiving a tip, agents with the Task Force, under the direction of Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, began surveillance on a farm residence which lead to a vehicle stop and a suspect being apprehended...
Burglary arrests made, stolen property recovered in Scott County (01/25/12)
BENTON -- Quick action by local law enforcement led to the arrest of two burglary suspects and the recovery of much of the stolen property. The Scott County Sheriff Department received a report this morning of a burglary at a business. According to Sheriff Rick Walter the business was broken in to Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning...
Sikeston DPS releases 2011 crime statistics (01/25/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Crime appears to be dropping in Sikeston as compared with recent years. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety submits Uniform Crime Report statistics on a monthly basis to the state which then forwards those to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on an annual basis, according to DPS Capt. John Martin...
Overcoming adversity (01/25/12)
news@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Milus and Wanda Wallace are starting over. In 2011 when the U.S Army Corps of Engineers decided the only way to slow the rising waters of the Mississippi River was to breach Southeast Missouri's levees, the Wallaces saw everything they had worked for over the past 40-plus years go under water -- literally. Their farm land and their home were swept up in the muddy waters of the Mississippi...
Hot-shooting SHS routs Jackson (01/25/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- When the Sikeston Bulldogs are shooting it well, they are difficult to beat. Just ask the Jackson Indians, who the Bulldogs throttled 85-59 on Tuesday night at Jackson High School in a SEMO Conference game. Sikeston (16-3), winners of seven straight, shot 30-of-57 (53 percent) from the field overall, 8-17 (47 percent) from 3-point range and were 17-18 (94 percent) from the free throw line...
Second half surge (01/25/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Picking up their 11th win of the season on Tuesday, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs took a nine-point lead into the half against Delta, before running away to a 61-28 final. "The first half we were still jet-lagged from our game last night against Kennett," Sikeston coach Matt Schonhoff said. "We got back late and it showed. The second half we made some adjustments and came out with a better effort...
Scott Central goes cold in fourth, falls to Notre Dame (01/25/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It wasn't as lopsided as their previous meeting, but the Scott County Central Braves once again walked off the court looking up at the Notre Dame Bulldogs. A cold-shooting fourth quarter put the Braves in a bind as the Bulldogs abused the charity stripe and pulled away for a 57-47 win...
Risco downs Gideon on Pavy's buzzer beater (01/25/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com RISCO -- The Risco Tigers won a thrilling Tri-County Conference game over Gideon 86-85 on Tuesday night, despite seven points in the last 40 seconds from the Bulldogs' Andy Rinehart. Holding an 83-78 lead with under a minute to play, Rinehart hit a jumper from the wing to cut the lead to 83-80. After a Risco turnover, Gideon hoisted a 3-pointer that was off the mark but grabbed the offensive rebound and kicked to Rinehart who hit a three to tie the game at 83-83...
Is federal hand out really compassion? (01/25/12)
The word compassion seems to be a staple in this year's Presidential campaign. But more often than not, the word is used as a sword against any and all Republicans - as in those soul-less, compassionless, fat-cat Republicans who have no empathy toward the downtrodden and oppressed...
Hubert Grubb (01/25/12)
SCOTT CITY -- Clarence "Hubert" Grubb, 78, died Jan. 24, 2012, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 23, 1933 in Parma, to the late Orlie and Almeda Scruggs Grubb, he was owner/operator of Grubbs Mobile Homes. On June 17, 1950, in Caruthersville, he married Juanita Pearl Galloway who preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 2010...
Neva Pharris (01/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Neva N. Pharris, age 80, of Sikeston, died at 1:12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born to the late Dola and Rivers Kerr York on Nov. 15, 1931, in New Madrid County at Big Opening. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston...
Walter Hill Jr. (01/25/12)
HAYWOOD CITY -- Walter Hill Jr., 77, died Jan. 19, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 30, 1934, in Yazoo City, Miss., to the late Walter and Jessie Bell Taylor Hill Sr., he was of the Baptist belief and attended HCT High School in Mississippi. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1954 and served in Germany. He was employed at Bethlehem Steel Company in Buffalo, N.Y., and moved in 1984 to Haywood City where he served as city marshal until his retirement...
Steve Mattison (01/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Steve Clark Mattison, 61, died at 2:54 p.m. Jan. 22, 2012, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Born May 7, 1950, in Sikeston, to the late Clark and Lola Ford Mattison, he had worked as a truck dock foreman and was a member of the North Acres General Baptist Church...
Jerry Tarver (01/25/12)
DEXTER -- Jerry Marshell Tarver, 24, died Jan. 23, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was born Jan. 26, 1987, in Sikeston, to William M. Watkins of Sikeston and Carla Marie Hayes Tarver of Scott City. In addition to his parents, survivors include: a daughter, Emmarie Grace Watkins of Dexter; and two brothers, Michael Tarver of Sikeston and Timmy Tarver of Metropolis, Ill...
Lonnie McWhirter (01/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Lonnie Vester McWhirter, 66, who died on Jan. 23, 2012 were: Mark McWhirter, Matthew McWhirter, Mike McWhirter, Charlie Wells, Kevin McWhirter and Gene Tidwell.
Bill Vinson (01/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Billy J. Vinson, 74, who died on Jan. 21, 2012 were: Gerald Rogers, Derek Lefler, Jack Britt, Larry Roach, Gene Tyrone and Jim Moore.
Billy Fitchpatrick (01/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Billy Fitchpatrick, 76, died Jan. 24, 2012, at Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.