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Stories from Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Brown Shoe in Sikeston closing (03/07/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Brown Shoe Company Inc. today announced plans to close its Sikeston distribution center in 2012, as part of its ongoing portfolio realignment efforts. The phased closure is expected to begin in May and conclude in October. Sikeston Associates are being encouraged to apply for open positions with the company, and an on-site career center is being created to assist employees in their internal and external job search efforts. ...
Roof repairs on tap (03/07/12)
BENTON -- Materials for repairs to the Scott County Courthouse roof that are available here need to be bought here. Bid specifications for rebuilding the flat roof over the north wing of the courthouse were discussed by county commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday...
SCTC culinary arts students whip up win at competition (03/07/12)
SIKESTON -- A team of culinary arts students from Sikeston Career and Technology Center recently sharpened their skills after finishing in the top 10 of a statewide competition. "To go into this competition is very much like a 'Top Chef' competition," said SCTC culinary arts instructor Kerrie Swain, comparing the high school event to timed culinary challenges similar to those featured on the Bravo reality show...
Out for repairs (03/07/12)
Employees at the Sikeston Power Plant along with special contractors move the 101,000 pound rotor from the generator to a platform Tuesday afternoon. The Power Plant is currently offline as several repair projects are under way. The rotor is to be entirely reworked by General Electric and boiler tubes are going to be replaced at the plant. The work is expected to take about eight weeks to complete, plant officials said...
Naylor shooting too much for Lady Bobcats (03/07/12)
By Brent Shipman sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- For the third straight year Delta saw its season come to a close at the hands of Naylor. Facing off with the Lady Bobcats in Class 1 Sectionals, the Lady Eagles hit 10 3-pointers on the night as they rolled to a 48-23 win...
Braves' quickness too much for Tigers (03/07/12)
DEXTER -- In the Tri-County Conference, the Risco Tigers are known as the quick, athletic team. However, in Tuesday's Class 1 Sectional game at the Dexter Bearcat Event Center, Scott County Central showed a level of quickness that the Tigers couldn't match, resulting in a one-sided, 100-76 victory by the Braves...
SCC uses talk of Risco upset as motivation in sectional (03/07/12)
DEXTER -- Dominique Porter and the rest of the Scott County Central Braves needed to make something known. Despite their record, their lack of customary blowout games throughout the season and former players that have moved on, the Braves are still the Class 1 team to beat...
Abner Beck (03/07/12)
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. -- Abner Mansfield Beck of Marco Island and Collierville, Tenn., and formerly of Charleston, Mo., died March 5, 2012, at the NCH Hospital at Naples. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Alexander Davis (03/07/12)
SIKESTON -- Alexander B. "Boo" Davis, 51, died March 3, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 8, 1960, in Bell City, to the late Honey Davis and Beatrice Holland, he was employed with Tyson Foods in Dexter until retiring due to health reasons...
James Tanner (03/07/12)
SIKESTON -- James A. Tanner, 90, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. He was born Dec. 26, 1921, in Portageville, to the late Benjamin and Lillie Mae Bodi Tanner, and worked as a carpenter for over 50 years. On June 20, 1942, in Sikeston, he married Martha Jane Stoner, who preceded him in death on Dec. 17, 2003...
Ronald Freeman (03/07/12)
CHAFFEE -- Ronald Freeman, 74, died March 5, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born July 9, 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Woodrow and Elsie Merrie Arnold Freeman, he was a member of the United States Air Force and fought in the Korean War. He was a retired supervisor for Ford Motor Co. in Mahwah N.J...
Rome Scroggins (03/07/12)
MATTHEWS -- Rome R. Scroggins, 67, died March 6, 2012, at his home in rural Matthews. Born Sept. 10, 1944, in Matthews, son of the late Roma and Lavada Kirtley Scroggins, he was a member of Church of Christ in Arkansas and had farmed for Matthews Cotton Company before retiring...
Jack Smith (03/07/12)
SIKESTON -- Jack Douglas Smith, 60, died March 3, 2012, at his home. Born Jan. 11, 1952, in Sikeston, to the late Bonnie Jack "B.J." and Wilma Barnes Smith, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a self-employed painter. Survivors include: one son, Joshua Smith of Summerville, S.C.; one daughter, Tasha Richardson of Summerville; one sister and brother-in-law, Chrissie and Richard Pyland of Sikeston; one grandchild, Jackson Smith; and one nephew, Ricky Pyland...
Kenneth Phelps (03/07/12)
NEW MADRID -- Kenneth Dalton Ray Phelps, 60, died March 4, 2012, at his home. Born Nov. 26, 1951, in Kankakee, Ill., he was the son of the late Dalton Junior and Patricia Ann Ferguson Phelps. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Kristopher Dalton Ray Phelps...
Velma Jackson (03/07/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Velma Ruth Jackson, 90, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 17, 1921, in Vanduser, daughter of Thomas F. and Bertha R. Robinson Irvin. She and Willard Eugene Hankins were married June 13, 1938, in Vanduser. On Aug. 18, 1951, she married Finnas Andrew "Bill" Jackson. He passed away June 25, 1979...
There's real double standard in politics (03/07/12)
We have entered into the "double-standard" era of politics where righteous indignation is appropriate for one end of the political spectrum but clearly not the other. There's simply no other explanation. To fully implement a "double standard," first and foremost you must have a compliant media. And no one can argue we lack a liberal-media bias unprecedented in our nation's history...