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Stories from Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Officials discuss emergency director issues (02/01/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Scott County's interim emergency management director will take care of any pressing business that comes up but will not be able to man the office in the month of February. "I hate to leave you guys in a bind, but I can't be here in February," Amber Scudder, interim emergency management director, said during the regular county commission meeting Tuesday. "If something comes up, you know I'll be here."...
February Calendar Girl (02/01/12)
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SHS Chamber Choir going back in time with madrigal dinner (02/01/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON - It is a trip back in time to ensure the future of the arts at Sikeston High School. Proceeds from the second annual Ye Olde Madrigal Dinner, scheduled for Feb. 11 at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, will benefit the Sikeston Public Schools Foundation and in particular the Collins Foundation which supports the arts programs throughout the school district...
Help still needed for choir to turn back the clock (02/01/12)
SIKESTON - Recreating the Renaissance isn't easy. Sikeston High School Chamber Choir Director Abe Leach is looking for some help in turning the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall into a Medieval castle. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Meadow Heights halts Dexter steak (02/01/12)
davidj@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- To say the Dexter Lady Bearcats basketball team has been dominant the last 14 games is an understatement. Since Dec. 8, the Lady Bearcats have won 14-straight games, winning by an average of 50 points, with their closest game a 26-point win over Kennett in the finals of the Lady Royals Holiday Classic in late December...
Sikeston sweep (02/01/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Honoring their seniors between meets on Tuesday, the Sikeston wrestling team picked up a pair of wins against New Madrid County Central and Dexter to wrap up the regular season. "We finished 4-0 at home and I think that's critical," Bulldogs' coach Seth Harrell said. "When you have home matches and your home crowd you need to be able to win those. We were able to do that this season."...
Scott Central blows out Kelly; Risco tops North Pemiscot (02/01/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- The Scott County Central Braves rolled past Kelly 88-44 on the road Tuesday night. Scott Central raced out to a 25-11 lead after one quarter and built a 48-21 lead at the half. Dominique Porter scored 22 to lead the Braves (12-7) while LaMarcus Steward added 19, Antonio Johnson 16 and Larandis Banks 12...
Charleston gets past Jackson (02/01/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The spark and the intensity they were seeking came just at the right time for the Charleston Bluejays. Up by just one point to the visiting Jackson Indians heading into the fourth quarter, something clicked for Charleston sparking an 11-0 run to crush any hopes of a Jackson upset on Tuesday night...
Winter champions (02/01/12)
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Alex Cooper Jr. (02/01/12)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Alex Axel "Maxie" Cooper Jr., 53, died Jan. 27, 2012. Born Oct. 29, 1958, to Alex Axel Cooper Sr. of Hayti and the late Arthur Louise Cooper, he was a 1976 graduate of Hayti Public Schools. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in political science from Westminster College in Fulton, in 1980, and in 2002, he received a culinary arts cooking degree from Laney College. ...
Neara Jeffries (02/01/12)
HAYTI -- Neara Jeffries, 92, died Jan. 27, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Feb. 10, 1919, in Lauderdale County, Tenn., to the late Frank and Eliza Hennings Parr, she had been employed as a nursing assistant at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital...