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Stories from Thursday, November 19, 2009

Robber sought: Local business robbed at gunpoint (11/19/09)
SIKESTON - The search continues today for an armed robber. An employee of Check Into Cash, 1305 S. Main, reported she was robbed at gunpoint around 1:20 p.m. Wednesday. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Sikeston man is guilty of firearm charges (11/19/09)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man pled guilty Wednesday to federal firearms charges. Derrick Washington, 42, entered a guilty plea to one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm, according to a news release from Acting United States Attorney Michael W. Reap. Washington appeared before United States District Judge Charles A. Shaw...
Tree to bring community together (11/19/09)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- This Christmas season, Sikeston families will be able to share their stories with one another -- through their ornaments. This will be the first year for the Community Christmas Tree, which will be set up in the main gallery at the Sikeston Depot...
Arrests made in magazine sale scam (11/19/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Law enforcement in Mississippi County are investigating a magazine sale scam. It's been reported that six young people were taken into custody in East Prairie Tuesday night for selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Scott County is under flood watch (11/19/09)
PADUCAH, Ky. - A flood watch was issued early today by the National Weather Service in Paducah for Scott County. According to the Weather Service, due to several days of light to moderate rains along the lower Missouri River Valley and mid-Mississippi River valley, water levels along the Mississippi River south of St. Louis continue to slowly rise...
Bodies identified in Cairo fire (11/19/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The two women found dead in a Cairo home after a fire died from gunshot wounds, the Illinois State Police announced. The victims were identified by the Alexander County, Ill., State's Attorney's office as Beatrice Barber, 29, of Cairo, and Eva Hill, 27, of Charleston, Mo., a news release from the state police said...
One win away (11/19/09)
sd_sports@yahoo.com JEFFERSON CITY -- This coming Saturday, the Sikeston Bulldogs will be in a spot they have never been before: a state semifinal game. The Bulldogs will travel to take on the storied Helias Crusaders in our state capitol for a shot at the Edward Jones Dome and a chance to write yet another chapter in history...
Jerry Steward (11/19/09)
DEXTER -- Jerry Joe Steward, 66, died Nov. 17, 2009, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Hospital In Poplar Bluff. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Eva B. Hill (11/19/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Eva B. Hill, 27, died Nov. 16, 2009, at her home. Funeral arrangements are with the Williams Funeral Home of Charleston, Mo. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Oather Woodham (11/19/09)
MATTHEWS -- Oather L. Woodham, 75, died Nov. 18, 2009, at Close To Home in Matthews. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Jessie Graham (11/19/09)
CHARLESTON - Jessie Ann Thurman Graham, 68, died at 12:45 a.m. Nov. 19, 2009, at her home. Funeral arrangements are with the McMikle Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
John B. Groves (11/19/09)
SIKESTON -- John B. Groves, 86, died Nov. 18, 2009, at the home of his son in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are with the Ponder Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Kathryn Blythe (11/19/09)
DEXTER -- Kathryn Skelton Blythe, daughter of the late Everett and Hettie Bacon Kinworthy, was born in Dexter, on June 3, 1931, and passed away at her home in Dexter on Nov. 18, 2009, at the age of 78 years, five months and 15 days. Funeral arrangements are with the Watkins and Sons Funeral Service...