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Stories from Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Council denies zoning change on Highway 61 (02/28/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- City zoning on State Highway 61 North will remain as it is now: commercial. During its special meeting Monday, the Sikeston City Council voted down a request to rezone approximately 30 acres alongside the highway north of the Scott County Health Department from C-1 neighborhood shopping and C-3 highway commercial to O-1 office district...
Reading circle (02/28/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corp. is looking to the community to put more books in children's hands when they're outside of the classroom. Beginning Thursday local Head Start Centers will collect new and gently used books for children up to 5 years old in an effort to fill the bookshelves in their newly formed lending libraries...
Charleston rolls; NMCC's season ends (02/28/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com BLOOMFIELD -- Despite a strong fourth quarter surge on Monday, fifth-seeded New Madrid County Central couldn't overcome a rough first half against fourth-seeded Caruthersville. Playing the Tigers in the quarterfinals of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament, the Eagles saw their season come to a close with a 66-56 loss...
Without Tucker, Jays still cruise into semifinals (02/28/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com BLOOMFIELD -- Even with leading scorer, Greg Tucker, sitting on the bench in street clothes, the top-seeded Charleston Bluejays had little trouble advancing to the semifinals of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament. While letting Tucker spend a few extra day resting a nagging thigh injury, the Bluejays opened up the quarterfinals on Monday with a 80-40 win over eighth-seeded Twin Rivers...
Ruth Wood (02/28/12)
DEXTER -- Ruth N. Wood, 86, died Feb. 24, 2012, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 24, 1925, at Wardell, to the late Henry and Jennie Caraway Hickerson, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. She was a former public school educator, working in various school districts, and the former assistant librarian at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar...
Beulah Lee (02/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Beulah L. Lee, 75, died Feb. 26, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 8, 1936, in Birmingham, Ala., to the late Archie Ball and Maxi May McKay Lee, she was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. On June 26, 1961, in Birmingham, she married Jack D. Lee, who preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1989...
Betty Sorrells (02/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Betty Sorrells, 78, died Feb. 28, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
David Rendleman (02/28/12)
SPRINGFIELD -- David Rendleman, formerly of Dexter, died Feb. 27, 2012, at Springfield. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Tiny Smith (02/28/12)
DEXTER -- Tiny Louise Smith, 83, died Feb. 26, 2012, at her home. Born Oct. 18, 1928, in Dexter, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Lillie Ramsey Sadler. In April 1950, at Piggott, Ark., she married Gene Barney Smith who preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1967...