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Stories from Tuesday, February 7, 2012

No.1 Super Bowl commercial features Sikeston native (02/07/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Doritos' slingshot grandma may well have honed her marksmanship during her summers in Sikeston. As of this posting, "Sling Baby," which features Sikeston native Jacqueline Scott, was leading the poll for top Super Bowl ad...
Man charged with burglary at Huck's convenience store (02/07/12)
SIKESTON -- An Illinois man faces a list of charges after being tracked down following a burglary at a Sikeston business. Max B. Boswell, 19, of McNabb, Ill., charged with second degree burglary, first degree property damage, resisting/interfering with a felony arrest and misdemeanor stealing...
Presidential primary preparation (02/07/12)
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Zoning issue heard by council (02/07/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Proponents of rezoning Sikeston's "northern corridor" for offices say it's all about aesthetics. Opponents to the change -- who also happen to own undeveloped property there -- say the city should stick to its original plan...
School screenings (02/07/12)
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Officials OK budget for Mississippi County (02/07/12)
news@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Facing infrastructure repairs and flat revenues, the Mississippi County Commissioners approved a conservative budget during a special meeting Monday. Total revenues for the county's 35 funds are projected at $7,247,568.99 with $7,953,314.34 in budgeted expenditures for a total operating deficit of $705,745.35 in 2012...
Matthews man faces charges (02/07/12)
SIKESTON - A Matthews man is charged with five counts of child molestation following an investigation by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Jewel Gross, 65, is charged with five counts of first degree child molestation. Charges were filed by Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd...
Cold shooting woes (02/07/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs shot 23 percent from the floor and fell to the visiting Jackson Lady Indians 50-25 at the Sikeston Field House on Monday night. Tyangela Gibson led Sikeston with 10 points and four steals while Quesha Howard added eight...
Dexter drops key district contest to Notre Dame (02/07/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats lost a nailbiter to Notre Dame on Monday night as the Lady Bulldogs claimed a one-point victory at Notre Dame High School, 52-51. Dexter's Hannah Noe hit a 3-pointer with 30 seconds remaining to tie the game at 51-51 and after the two teams exchanged turnovers, Notre Dame's Summer Burger was fouled with three seconds left. ...
Charleston runs past Bravettes (02/07/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Led by a pair of 21-point scorers in E'Neikqua Ewing and Kasuela Cooper, the Charleston Lady Bluejays rolled to a 25-point halftime lead on Monday before defeating Scott County Central 81-65. "We turn the ball over a lot," Charleston coach Josh Thompson said. "But, I look at it all the time and most games we have more steals than turnovers...
Raymond Grimes (02/07/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Raymond E. Grimes, 95, died at 10:05 p.m. Feb. 4, 2012, at his home. Born April 8, 1916, in Ellington, to the late Samuel E. and Mary Elizabeth White Grimes, he was a Southern Baptist minister and served at the Anniston Baptist Church a number years and then at the Barnes Ridge Baptist Church for 18 years. He was employed with the East Prairie Police Department as a police officer and then as a humane officer until his retirement...
Les Nash (02/07/12)
DEXTER -- Thomas "Les" Nash, 90, died Feb. 2, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 29, 1921, in Dudley, to the late William and Nora Jennings Nash, he had lived in St. Louis before moving to Dexter in 1992. He had worked as a core drill operator with the U.S. ...
Ruby Taylor (02/07/12)
FULTON -- Ruby L. Taylor, 74, died Feb. 6, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.