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Stories from Thursday, July 5, 2012

Child death under investigation (07/05/12)
SIKESTON -- Police are currently investigating a child death that occurred at 237 Thrush on Thursday afternoon. Check back with the Standard Democrat for more on the investigation.
4th of July celebration activities (07/05/12)
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Cooling centers available in area (07/05/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- With temperatures up above or near 100 in the forecast for the weekend again, emergency management officials are urging residents to take advantage of cooling centers. "A cooling center is just a place to get out of the heat," said Tom Beardslee, emergency management director for the county, said during Tuesday's County Commission meeting. "It's for anybody that's hot and doesn't have relief."...
Morley man in custody on drug charges (07/05/12)
BENTON -- A Morley man is in custody on drug charges. Robert L. Mosbey, 37, is charged with distribution of a controlled substance near a public school, attempting to distribute a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter...
Two charged with stealing motor vehicle in Benton (07/05/12)
BENTON -- An Cape Girardeau County couple are charged with stealing a motor vehicle. Stacy A. Reid, 38, of Jackson and William R. Crass, 30, of Frohna, are being held in the Scott County Jail on $2,000 cash bonds. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Sikeston DPS helps fight local forest fire (07/05/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Members of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety's fire division responded along with other area firefighters to assist in the successful fight against a forest blaze Friday. "We left Sikeston at about 9:30 that morning and arrived home 5:30 that night," said Capt. Ken Dicus of the Sikeston DPS. "That fire is 100 percent under control right now."...
Sikeston lights up the skies (07/05/12)
The Fourth of July fireworks at the Sikeston Sports Complex lit up the sky and provided a fitting backdrop for the jet which is on display at the nearby Veterans Park.
Hall of Fame (07/05/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com ST. LOUIS -- When the Webster University baseball team steps onto the stage this November to receive the Champions Award from the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame, Southeast Missouri residents might recognize a familiar face...
Senior Babe Ruth (07/05/12)
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Bobby Gammons (07/05/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Bobby C. Gammons, 66, died at 6:03 p.m. July 2, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Dec. 5, 1945, in Dorena, to the late William and Maude Adams Gammons, he was of the Pentecostal belief and was a retired truck driver. On March 18, 2005, he married Mary Carter who survives of the home...
Pat Gregory (07/05/12)
SIKESTON -- Patsy Louise "Pat" Gregory, 67, died July 3, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 6, 1945, in Sikeston, to the late Cordie and Evelyn Ryan Raines, she had worked as a nurse at Missouri Delta Medical Center for 11 years and also at LaBonne Maison in Sikeston. She had been a member of Temple of Faith Church and had attended Canalou Baptist Church...
Gary Pearson (07/05/12)
PASADENA, Texas -- Gary DeWayne Pearson, 65, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 12:02 a.m. July 4, 2012, in the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo.
Alma Spikes (07/05/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Alma Spikes, 82, formerly of St. Louis, died at 10:09 p.m. July 3, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Dora Essary (07/05/12)
NEW MADRID -- Dora Dimple Essary, 91, died July 3, 2012, at the Golden Living Center. Born Nov. 6, 1920, in Caruthersville, to the late Thomas Marion and Katie Leona Goodrum Handley, she was a homemaker and member of the Kewanee United Methodist Church since the 1950s...