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Stories from Friday, March 23, 2012

Sikeston R-6 teacher charged with child enticement, sexual misconduct (03/23/12)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston Junior High School teacher faces charges of child enticement of a student. Andrew J. Delles, 28, of Jackson is charged through Scott County Court with three counts of enticement of a child (unclassified felony) and three counts of sexual misconduct involving a child (class D felony), according to Lt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for DPS...
Supreme Court ruling will cut county sales tax revenue (03/23/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- A Missouri Supreme Court decision on sales tax charged for motor vehicles will have a significant effect on county revenue, according to local officials. Carlin Bennett, presiding commissioner, said during the the regular Mississippi County Commission meeting Thursday that a Supreme Court decision made Jan. 31 that went into effect Wednesday will result in the county losing its top source of sales tax revenue...
Commission tackles water woes between neighbors (03/23/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- A bridge to nowhere may be the perfect example of federal spending excess but a "ditch to nowhere" may be the only way for a county businessman to get rid of an excess of water. Britton Ferrell said he farms land across the road from Thompson Flying Service located on the north side of County Road 220 near Charleston...
Happy loser (03/23/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The YMCA's three-month long healthy lifestyle challenge officially wraps up today, but participant Amy Schaffer said she doesn't have any plans to stop her new way of living. The 33-year-old wife and mother from Lilbourn began the program through the YMCA of Southeast Missouri the Monday after Thanksgiving, and since that time she's lost 22 pounds...
Teen arrested on sexual abuse charges (03/23/12)
BENTON -- An Oran teenager remains in jail after his arrest following a sexual abuse investigation. James C. Griswell, 17, of Oran is charged two counts of deviate sexual assault, sexual misconduct in the first degree, and assault in the third degree, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter...
Hot seat? (03/23/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After winning three straight Class 1 state basketball championships, Scott County Central head coach Kenyon Wright may be shown the door. Speculation about his position as basketball coach and athletic director at Scott Central has been suspect over the last few days as rumors about replacing the state champion coach has grown...
NMCC blisters Bloomfield 27-4 (03/23/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- New Madrid County Central improved to 2-0 with a 27-4 road win over Bloomfield on Thursday. After failing to score in the first inning, NMCC blew the game open with 14 runs in the second and added 13 more in the third. Michaela Townsend earned the win, throwing two perfect innings, striking out five. She was relieved by freshman Alexa Garner who pitched the final inning...
Rumors of coach losing job hard to comprehend (03/23/12)
After every high school basketball season there always are rumors of coaches leaving and getting fired for one reason or another. So I shouldn't be surprised when I hear rumors involving local coaches, but one this year has left me shocked. For the last few weeks a rumor has been building that Kenyon Wright, head coach at Scott County Central, was not wanted back. A Facebook page entitled "Save Coach Kenyon Wright's Job @SCC" was even created in response to the rumors...
Alfred Menz (03/23/12)
KELSO -- Alfred A. Menz, 88, died March 21, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 2, 1923, in New Hamburg, to the late Theon and Bertha Hahn Menz, he was U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He worked at Missouri Electric Works, Missouri Utilities and retired from Procter and Gamble. ...
Bill Anderson (03/23/12)
CHARLESTON -- William G. "Bill" Anderson, 77, died March 22, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 25, 1934, in Mississippi County, to the late Clarence Kirb and Vern Rose Baker Anderson, he had lived in Mississippi County his entire life, was engaged in farming until his retirement and was of the Baptist belief...
Lillian Ann Gross (03/23/12)
SIKESTON -- A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Lillian Ann Gross, 55, who died on March 19, 2012. The Rev. Glenn Eftink will officiate. Burial will follow in the Sunset of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston with Williams Funeral Home of Sikeston in charge of arrangements...
Peggy Oliver (03/23/12)
CHARLESTON -- Peggy Ann Alcorn Oliver, 72, died March 22, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.