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Stories from Monday, January 30, 2012

Sikeston teen convicted of child sodomy (01/30/12)
NEW MADRID -- It took a New Madrid County jury less than an hour to convict a Sikeston teen of sodomizing a 21-month-old child. Jonathan Ervin, 17, was found guilty of first degree statutory sodomy following a trial heard in New Madrid on a change of venue. Sentencing for Ervin is set for March 13...
Fish fry (01/30/12)
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Fish fry (01/30/12)
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10 will be honored at annual banquet (01/30/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Every community has its unsung heroes, who constantly go above and beyond to make a difference. Again this year, 10 of those individuals from the Sikeston-Miner area will be honored at the annual Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce awards banquet. And there is still time to get nominations in...
Sikeston library awarded funding (01/30/12)
JEFFERSON CITY - A Library Program Grant will make for some happy campers at the Sikeston Public Library this summer. The $8,609 grant will be used to continue to expand the Sikeston Public Library's popular summer reading programs to include children attending the YMCA of Southeast Missouri Summer Day Camp and the Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Summer Enrichment Camp...
Coaches v. Cancer Shootout (01/30/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Avenging a 15-point loss to New Madrid County Central earlier this season, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Eagles 64-59 on Saturday at the 3rd Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout in Charleston. "That's what we talked about in practice," Schonhoff said of the loss earlier this season. "Thursday, Friday and (Saturday) morning when we had practice we preached that if we play our game we'll be fine...
Sikeston 9th graders place third in tourney; end season 11-3 (01/30/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- The Sikeston freshman basketball team recovered from a slow start to defeat Poplar Bluff 41-33 in the third place game of the Jackson Tournament on Saturday. Sikeston fell behind 8-4 after one quarter but rallied to take a 23-16 lead into halftime as the Bulldogs' Zach Jackson and Hunter Taylor combined to score 13 of the Bulldogs' 18 points in the frame...
Billy Cook (01/30/12)
NEW MADRID -- Billy Dan Cook of New Madrid passed away Jan. 29, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau where he has been a resident since June of 2011. Bill was a rural mail carrier for Route 3 in Portageville for over 30 years. Along with his wife, he also owned Cook's Jewelry and Gifts in Portageville where he was a watch and jewelry repairman. ...
Marie Myers (01/30/12)
NEW MADRID - Alice Marie Myers, 92, died Jan. 27, 2012, at the Golden Age Living Center in New Madrid. Born Jan. 11, 1920, in Marston, the daughter of the late Raymond W. and Alice Hodges Nelson, she was raised in Marston where she attended the Marston School. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church at New Madrid...
Ellen Holt (01/30/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Ellen J. Holt, 72, died Jan. 28, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Cecelie Pike (01/30/12)
CHARLESTON -- Cecelie Elliott Pike, 46, died at 4:30 a.m. Jan. 29, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.