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Stories from Saturday, December 1, 2012

East Prairie man charged with multiple sex-related counts (12/01/12)
CHARLESTON -- An East Prairie man was arrested on several sexual-related charges in Mississippi County. According to Missouri Case.net, Jewell D. Woods was arrested by the East Prairie Police Department on two charges of sexual misconduct and one charge of sexual abuse...
December Calendar Girl (12/01/12)
SACC names new director (12/01/12)
davidj@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce hired a familiar face to fill the role of executive director. Susan Glasgow Lawrence was hired effective Dec. 1 to fill the role. Lawrence has served as the interim executive director for the past six months and came from Mid-South Economic Development before that...
DPS mourns loss of K9 Eros (12/01/12)
SIKESTON -- At a formal ceremony, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety mourned the loss of a fellow officer whose crime fighting record includes the capture of two murder suspects and a lengthy career in the local battle against illegal drugs. Eros, the department's K9 officer, died Nov. 24 of health complications. Eros joined the Department in April 2005...
LCRA continues work to make Sikeston a welcome home for families (12/01/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority has been clearing -- and will continue to clear -- blighted properties. But board members are ready to see results from development efforts. "Right now we're actively working on a plan for redevelopment so that we can sell the vacant properties to people that are interested in constructing owner-occupied homes," said Dan Marshall, chairman of the LCRA commission...
Sikeston's Gibbs inducted into Hall of Fame (12/01/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com OSAGE BEACH -- Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs achieved what few have and probably will throughout a coaching career. After 23 years of coaching football, Gibb's name was enshrined in the Missouri Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame Friday at Tan-Tar--A Resort in Osage Beach...
Domination (12/01/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Just two games into the season, the Sikeston Bulldogs have shown why coaches around the state have them pegged as one of the favorites in Class 4 this year. In the season opener on Tuesday against Blytheville, a quick start led to an insurmountable lead in a blowout victory against the Chickasaws...
Scott Central holds off Advance for fifth-straight tourney title (12/01/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Unlike their last four trips to the Oran Invitational championship game, the Scott Central Braves were feeling the pressure Friday as the final few minutes wound down against Advance. With a few key turnovers and a key and-one from junior Larandis Banks, however, the Braves were able to hold off the Hornets 75-71 for their fifth straight Oran Invitational title...
SEMO Conference Tournament to begin on Monday at Field House (12/01/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Since the rebirth of the SEMO Conference Tournament in 2006, only two teams have hoisted the traveling trophy given to the winner of the event. Those two teams, Charleston and Sikeston, are once again favored to win this year's tournament as they were voted the one and two seeds, respectively, by the coaches...
Risco drops third place game (12/01/12)
CAMPBELL -- The Risco Tigers dropped the third place game of the Campbell Invitational Tournament to Twin Rivers 71-63 on Friday night. Risco led 40-31 at halftime but were outscored 21-7 in the third quarter and could not recover. "It seems like every game we've had a really bad quarter," said Risco coach Brandon Blankenship. "We need to be more consistent."...
Sikeston seventh graders win tourney (12/01/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston 7th grade team captured first place in its own 7th grade invitational tournament with a 65-48 win over a previously undefeated Cape Central team on Friday. Sikeston led 15-8 after one quarter and had built a 32-22 lead by halftime. They continued to extend the lead to 49-37 heading into the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs led by as much as 25 points in the final frame...