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Stories from Saturday, January 28, 2012

Call of the wild (01/28/12)
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Preparing for the vote (01/28/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Election officials are gearing up for a busy election year. Scott County Clerk Rita Milam held a training session for new voting machines Scott County voters will use beginning with the Feb. 7 presidential primary election...
Five are in custody on drug charges following traffic stop (01/28/12)
CHARLESTON -- Five area residents are in the county jail on drug-related charges following a traffic stop by a Mississippi County deputy. Deputy Marc Tragesser attempted to conduct a traffic stop in East Prairie on Wednesday for illegal tint on a car window. When the vehicle driven by Mark J. Owens, 26, of East Prairie failed to stop a pursuit began, according to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore...
Corps keeps watch on levees, rising Mississippi River (01/28/12)
news@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID - Daily inspections of the reconstructed levees have begun as the Mississippi River continues to rise. Major Jon E. Korneliussen with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District said daily patrols are checking the middle and upper crevasses, which were created when the Corps breached the levee last May...
Bluejay royalty (01/28/12)
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Jays fly past Kennett (01/28/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Charleston's Greg Tucker was king for the night. Although, he doesn't seem to think so. The senior poured in a game-high 36 points on a night where he was also crowned homecoming king against the visiting Kennett Indians on Friday leading the Bluejays to an 88-74 win...
Bearcats repeat (01/28/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- For the third time in the last four years the Dexter Bearcats have claimed the Stoddard County Activities Association Tournament championship. Taking on the Bernie Mules for the title game for the third straight time on Friday, the defending champion Bearcats were able to pull ahead by 10-points at the half and hold on for a 54-40 final...
SHS rallies to beat Tigers (01/28/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CARUTHERSVILLE -- The Sikeston Bulldogs have had several tough road games this season and they passed another difficult test on Friday, defeating host Caruthersville 79-71. Caruthersville had erased a 17-point first half deficit and taken a one-point lead in the third quarter, but Sikeston stepped up with a big fourth quarter and was able to seal the game at the free throw line...
Risco scores 117; Oran and Kelly fall (01/28/12)
RISCO -- The Risco Tigers put six players in double figures and rolled to a Homecoming win 117-56 over Southland on Friday night. Risco led 32-11 after one quarter and 64-36 at halftime before building a huge 106-46 lead after three quarters. "It was Homecoming so it was good to see us get a big lead early," said Risco coach Brandon Blankenship. "Our intensity was good and we came out with a lot of fire. When we have everybody clicking, we can be pretty tough."...
Beware of rhetoric of political season (01/28/12)
Citizens Against Government Waste is a good watchdog group that keeps a careful eye on foolish spending in Washington. And given the current state of the federal government, there's ample ammunition on both sides of the political aisle to highlight wasteful spending of our tax dollars...
Jerry Harwell (01/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Ava Geraldine "Jerry" Harwell, 81, formerly of Kennett, departed this life on Jan. 26, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Oct. 10, 1930, at Johnson's Island, daughter of the late Joseph Boram and Mary Jane Robinson Ford, she was a member of Southwestern Bell Pioneers and worked as a telephone operator for over 32 years. She was a member of Calvary Temple Church of Sikeston...
Bobby Mainord (01/28/12)
BERTRAND, Neb. -- Bobby Dale Mainord, 75, died Jan. 21, 2012, in Idaho. Born March 8, 1936, at Matthews, Mo., to the late Jim and Lorene Dowdy Mainord, he was raised by his late aunt and uncle, Val and Lucinda Mainord Williams after his mother died of pneumonia shortly after his birth...
May Edwards Hunter (01/28/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- May Hillis Edwards Hunter, 79, of Poplar Bluff, formerly of New Madrid, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Mrs. Hunter was born June 17, 1932, in Hillard, to Jesse and Minnie Helm Hillis. She graduated from Broseley High School in 1950. ...
Jimmie Roach (01/28/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Jimmie Roach, 74, died Jan. 26, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 29, 1937, in Hornersville, son of the late Bob and Sadie Fleeman Roach, he had lived in Bloomfield for 45 years. He worked as a supervisor at Purolator in Dexter, was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the White Oak General Baptist Church near Bernie...
Marjane Bullard (01/28/12)
SWIFTON, Ark. -- Martha Jane "Marjane" Malcolm Bullard, 74, passed away Jan. 24, 2012, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro after a brief illness. She was born June 12, 1937, in Sikeston, Mo., to Pleas and Virginia Malcolm. A graduate of Sikeston High School, Marjane met and married Jan Bullard while they both attended Arkansas State College in Jonesboro. ...
Emma Kellams (01/28/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Emma Louise Kellams, 84, died Jan. 26, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Jan. 15, 1928, in Pemiscot County, to the late Crit D. and Hettie Ellis Brock, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. On Feb. 11, 1960, in Piggott, Ark., she married Wallace Kellams who preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1993...
Marie Myers (01/28/12)
NEW MADRID -- Alice Marie Myers, 92, died Jan. 27, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at the Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.