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Stories from Saturday, July 14, 2012

Happy campers (07/14/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- When 13-year-old Lee Gardner of Sikeston learned the local YMCA was doing away with the counselors-in-training for its summer day camp, he admitted he was bummed. "But then I got the idea to ask if I could volunteer there this summer," recalled Lee, who is a former YMCA day camper...
Two face burglary charges (07/14/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Two area residents were arrested in connection to a recent burglary. According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, Larry Lynn Taylor Jr., 27, and Hali Lauren Watson, 17, are charged with first degree burglary, second degree burglary, three counts of felony stealing of a firearm and two counts of felony stealing...
City hires law firm (07/14/12)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston City Council approved a resolution during a special meeting Thursday afternoon authorizing a professional services contract with the Greensfelder, Hempker and Gale law firm in St. Louis. The decision to hire the firm to investigate the possible mishandling of important correspondence regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency's new flood plain maps had previously been agreed to by a unanimous vote during a July 2 Council meeting closed to the public...
Sculpting with scraps (07/14/12)
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Man arrested for sexual misconduct with 9-year-old (07/14/12)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man is in jail after showing pornographic movies and undressing himself in front of a child. Willie Ray McGee, 61, is charged with five felony counts of sexual misconduct involving a child under 15 years old and five misdemeanor counts of furnishing or attempting to furnish pornographic material to a minor...
McGill named new Sikeston athletic director (07/14/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston R-6 school district has announced the hiring of a new athletic director. Andy McGill will take over the vacant spot left over by former director Brent Keefer, who took the position in 2004. "I'm honored and privileged to have the opportunity, especially with the tradition that Sikeston has had with their athletics," McGill said. ...
Junior Legion tourney (07/14/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Heading in to this weekend's Junior Legion District 14 tournament, Sikeston coach Matt Johnson worried the absence of a few key hitters for the opening round might hurt his team's chances. Johnson's fears were put to rest, however, when Auxiliary Unit 114 rattled off 12 hits to beat Cape Girardeau Junior Legion Post 63 11-1 on Friday in five innings via the mercy rule...
Scott County blistered by Jackson, 22-4 (07/14/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It wasn't the start Scott County had in mind. A barrage of errors and a lot of unearned runs to go with them had Scott County Junior Legion Post 369 looking up at Jackson's junior legion squad all night long Friday at VFW Memorial Stadium in Sikeston...
Ketterman claims KPGA senior flight (07/14/12)
MT. STERLING, Ky. -- The 2012 Kentucky PGA Classic drew a large field to Old Silo Golf Club in Mt. Sterling, but only one player was able to push his round into the 60's. Keith Ohr, PGA head professional at Louisville's Wildwood Country Club, posted a five-under par 67 to outdistance his nearest rivals by three shots...