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Stories from Friday, October 15, 2010

Field work (10/15/10)
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Investigation nets arrest for cocaine distibution (10/15/10)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man was arrested Thursday for distribution of crack cocaine, as part of an ongoing investigation. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Four-year program introduced (10/15/10)
SIKESTON - At the beginning of the semester, there was a new path for agriculture students at three of Southeast Missouri State University regional campuses in the Bootheel. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Talent needed for November event (10/15/10)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Bootheel's talent needs to step forward and show their stuff. The Westend Empowerment Community Betterment Association's "Bootheel's Got Talent II" contest is scheduled for 7 p.m Nov. 6 at the Clara Drinkwater Newnam Auditorium at the Charleston Senior High School...
Grant to expand Work Assistance Program (10/15/10)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A grant announcement made this month will provide more funds and expand services for needy families in Southeast Missouri. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Birds cause brief BMU power outage (10/15/10)
SIKESTON -- Nearly one-fourth of Sikeston was briefly without power Thursday afternoon. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Charleston man charged for robbery, chase (10/15/10)
MINER -- A Charleston man has been charged for attempting armed robbery and leading police on a high-speed chase Thursday is behind bars. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Event canceled (10/15/10)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Area Humane Society's Doggie Ball, scheduled for Oct. 23, has been canceled. For more information, call Geri Way at 471-4637.
Sikeston football team ready for district kickoff (10/15/10)
The Bulldogs will look to repeat as Class 4, District 1 champions starting with the winless Perryville Pirates.
Charleston, East Prairie primed for rivalry game (10/15/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays have had their struggles and East Prairie has blossomed into a playoff caliber team. Although the two teams differ in the win-loss column, things such as points per game and yardage totals don't mean much when discussing the Battle for Mississippi County...
Seedings set for SEMO Conference Tourney (10/15/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com NEW MADRID -- Going undefeated in pool play Thursday evening, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs earned the top seed in Saturday's SEMO Conference Tournament where they will open up against fourth seed Charleston. "Overall I'm pleased," Sikeston coach Steve Beydler said. "We had some times where we really let up, got a little lazy and let a couple matches get a little too close...
SJHS sweeps East Prairie (10/15/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com EAST PRAIRIE -- Both the seventh and eighth grade Sikeston girls basketball teams notched victories on Thursday night at East Prairie. The seventh grade, paced by Hayly Chapman and Mercade Campbell's eight points apiece, held East Prairie scoreless in the first half, 22-0, on their way to a 32-12 final...
Scott City's Shemonia tops at SEMO Conference meet (10/15/10)
sd_sports@yahoo.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Scott City's Brandon Shemonia topped the overall standings with a run of 16:20 but it wasn't enough to secure a team win in the SEMO Conference cross country meet on Thursday in Cape Girardeau. Teammates Eric Essner (17:37) and Luke Keesee (18:19) tried their best to help with finishes of sixth and 15th, while Tyler Adams chipped in a 28th place finish with a time of 19:30. ...
Grace McGarity (10/15/10)
SIKESTON -- Grace Pearl Golden McGarity, 87, died Sept. 16, 2010. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Barbara Swallows (10/15/10)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Barbara Ann Swallows, 65, died Oct. 12, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Joan Lewis (10/15/10)
DEXTER -- Joan Elizabeth Appleton Lewis, 58, died Oct. 14, 1952, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Shirley Perry (10/15/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Shirley M. Oliphant Perry, 72, died at 11:05 a.m. Oct. 13, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Jeannette Steck (10/15/10)
SIKESTON -- Jeannette Steck, 72, died at 5:25 p.m. Oct. 14, 2010, at her home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete.
James Sanders (10/15/10)
BLOOMFIELD -- James T. Sanders, 73, died Oct. 13, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Jud Bostic (10/15/10)
BLOOMFIELD -- Julius P. "Jud" Bostic, 68, died Oct. 14, 2010, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...