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Stories from Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Missouri Court of Appeals visits Scott County (10/20/10)
BENTON -- History was in the making Tuesday in Scott County. All seven judges of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, were in session at the Scott County Courthouse to hear oral arguments for an appeal on a workers compensation case. It is believed this was an unprecedented event here...
Armed robbery suspect sought (10/20/10)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety has named the suspect in Monday afternoon's grocery store robbery. Officials are on the lookout for Drew A. Dollar, 29. "Dollar's whereabouts are currently unknown however it is believed that he is still in the immediate area," said Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for DPS. "Dollar should be considered armed and dangerous, believed to still be armed with the handgun he used in the crime."...
Officials will poll residents about business (10/20/10)
MINER -- The Board of Aldermen will poll city residents and business owners before giving their blessing to a business wanting to relocate to Miner. Dan Grier, regional manager for Delta Concrete, advised the Miner Board of Aldermen during their meeting Tuesday that Delta would like to close down its Sikeston facility and open one in Miner...
Road show (10/20/10)
Students at the Sikeston Head Start got an upclose look at the equipment used by the Missouri Department of Transportation Tuesday. Kevin White and Alan Hueckel explained the workings of a their heavy equipment and discussed safety with the youngsters. Above Hueckel helps a Head Start student get a view of the cab of his vehicle...
Stoddard County native shares her story, invention with the world (10/20/10)
SIKESTON -- Looking to help other women feel better about themselves after having their breasts amputated, former Stoddard County resident and breast cancer survivor Lisa Crites came up with The Shower Shirt. Crites, who lives in Cocoa Beach, Fla., created the water-resistant garment after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy herself in May 2009...
Sikeston football team set to take on undefeated Cape Central (10/20/10)
"We know this is the big game of the year," Sikeston quarterback Trey Lewis said. "We marked this game on our schedule a long time ago. We knew after the contact camp it was going to be a big game. We're all ready to go."
Hogan, Scott City spike Cape Central (10/20/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU (SMNS) -- Katie Hogan had eight kills, four aces and two kill blocks in Scott City's 25-16, 25-12 win over Cape Central Tuesday night. Mikah Simpson added three kills and three kill blocks followed by Whitney Froman with seven kills. Andy Gray recorded 11 assists as Scott City improves to 25-5-2...
Advance stings SHS in three sets (10/20/10)
SIKESTON -- Overcoming a 25-16 loss in the first set to Sikeston Tuesday night, the visiting Advance Lady Hornets regrouped to take the final two sets in the Lady Bulldogs final home game of the regular season. Holding off a late rally in the second game to beat the Lady Bulldogs 25-21, Advance dominated the second half of the third set to secure the match with a 25-14 win...
Sikeston seventh, eighth grade teams win finales (10/20/10)
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston seventh and eighth grade football teams finished their seasons on Saturday by winning two games from the Farmington Knights. The seventh grade Bulldogs rolled over Farmington 48-12, getting touchdowns from Dominique Dyes, Jaylen Mallory, Ernest Fobbs and Nathan Hampton. The seventh grade Bulldogs finished the season with a perfect 5-0 record...
Arnold Jones (10/20/10)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Arnold W. Jones, 61, died Oct. 16, 2010, as a result of a train accident in rural Poplar Bluff. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Duell Criss (10/20/10)
NEW MADRID -- Duell Criss, 96, died Oct. 18, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Preston Adams (10/20/10)
PINHOOK -- Preston Adams, 81, died Oct. 17, 2010, at his son's home in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Nelth Williams (10/20/10)
CATRON -- Nelth "Zanda" Williams III died Oct. 16, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Otto Roberts (10/20/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Otto William Roberts, 91, died Oct. 17, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Retta Mohorc (10/20/10)
CHAFFEE -- Loretta "Retta" Mohorc, 64, died Oct. 19, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Gridlock may be good government (10/20/10)
It appears the best argument the Democrats have against a Republican take-over of Congress is that it will lead to massive "gridlock" for the foreseeable future. Well folks, given the "progress" handed down by Washington over the past two years, gridlock looks warm and inviting...