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Stories from Friday, August 3, 2012

County looking to use former Gates Rubber building (08/03/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Whether a new business moves in to the Gates building or it becomes a jobs training center, it's a win for Mississippi County. Either outcome beats a vacant building falling into disrepair. Carlin Bennett, presiding commissioner of Mississippi County, said during Thursday's County Commission meeting that he recently heard some good news during an informal meeting with Devin Stephenson, president of Three Rivers College...
Band camp (08/03/12)
Sikeston woman is arrested for drugs (08/03/12)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston woman is being held on drug charges after her arrest on Tuesday. Christen Blaire Williams, 30, of Sikeston, was charged through Scott County with trafficking drugs in the first degree, a Class A felony and a misdemeanor of possession of marijuana...
Charleston man jailed on child sex charges (08/03/12)
CHARLESTON - A Charleston man is being held without bond on charges of child molestation and sodomy. The Charleston Department of Public Safety began an investigation into a report of child molestation on Sunday. On Wednesday, officers arrested Darrell Irish, 37, of Charleston...
Scott County sheriff warns of phone scam (08/03/12)
BENTON -- Scott County law enforcement is warning the public of a possible phone scam that could lead to computer damage. The Scott County Sheriff's Department has received complaints over possible cybercriminals posing as technicians from Microsoft, according to a criminal activity advisory sent Thursday afternoon...
Local farmers set to show off antique tractors at caravan (08/03/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com NEW HAMBURG -- A caravan of nearly 50 antique tractors will putt along a 23-mile route Saturday in Scott County. "We're going to have all kinds of sizes shapes and colors," said ride organizer and farmer Elmer Kenkel of New Hamburg, who will drive a 730 Case tractor in the ride...
Pete Britt (08/03/12)
SIKESTON -- Pete Britt, 82, died Aug. 1, 2012, at his home. Born May 12, 1930, in Anniston, to the late Calvin and Mae Moore Britt, he was a member of First United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a self-employed barber in Sikeston and had worked in sales for the Sikeston City Directory for Johnson Publishing...
Calvin McRoy (08/03/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Calvin McRoy, 87, died Aug. 1, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Feb. 25, 1925, in Bloomfield, to the late Harvey Jackson and Martha Jennings McRoy, he lived in Bloomfield all of his life. He attended the General Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Germany during World War II. He had been a truck driver with Cassens Transport...
Harold Warren (08/03/12)
SIKESTON -- Harold Junior Warren, 77, died July 28, 2012, at his home. Born Nov. 12, 1934, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Harold and Nadean Woods Warren, he was a self-employed mechanic and had served in the U.S. Military. He was married to Patricia Dozier, who preceded him in death...
Ivena Porter (08/03/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for graveside services held today at Garden of Memories Cemtery for Ivena Jean Porter, 85, who died on July 30, 2012, were: Michael Porter, Kevin McCord, Keith McCord, Steve McCord, Scott Harper and David Harper. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...