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Stories from Sunday, November 14, 2010

End of an era (11/14/10)
SIKESTON -- The bad news is Downtown Sikeston staple Falkoff's Men's Shop is closing its doors. The good news is it's not a result of a poor economy. Longtime owners of the 111-year-old family business David and Shirley Friedman recently decided the time was right to retire. Earlier this month, the couple started the process to close the store for good and began advertising its "quitting business sale."...
Rotary Club invites public to attend this year's auction (11/14/10)
SIKESTON -- For the first time, bidders will be able to come to the Rotary Auction this year. "We found out that a lot of people don't get the station that it is aired on," said Terry Cole, co-chair of this year's event. He said it's been a longtime complaint, that was magnified earlier this year when TV providers made changes to their lineups...
MDC makes arrests (11/14/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Just a week after conservation agents made arrests during a night patrol in New Madrid County, three more arrests have been made -- this time in Dunklin and Scott counties. On Thursday, Joshua L. McKinley, 21, of Benton, and Brian P. ...
Several toys top children's lists this year (11/14/10)
SIKESTON -- As the holiday shopping season gets under way, parents are often found trying to find the perfect toys to suit their children. As a result many are flocking to the stores and shopping online to find this year's "it" toys. "Last Saturday we were busy with some shoppers, and I think people are just beginning to shop for Christmas gifts," said Debbie Davis, toy department manager for Walmart Supercenter in Sikeston. "I'm looking for more of them to come in this weekend."...
Hot book picks (11/14/10)
For parents of bookworms, Ann Thompson, children's librarian for Sikeston Public Library, recommended several book series popular with local children. "The most popular series overall with both genders has to be Percy Jackson," Thompson said. In addition to the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series by Rick Riordan for children in fifth through eighth grades, in demand are the authors other two new series, "Heroes of Olympus" and "Kane Chronicles."...
Carl E. Johnson (11/14/10)
MOREHOUSE -- Carl Edward Johnson, 66, died at 12:51 p.m. Nov. 11, 2010, in the emergency room at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, following an acute heart attack. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
2010 Standard Democrat Volleyball Player of the Year: Towering above the rest (11/14/10)
One of the easiest things to do is spot Katie Hogan. Scott City Middle School's 7th hour P.E. class had no trouble noticing the junior was present. Surrounding her, they continually asked Hogan questions that can only asked to a 6-2 girl that towers above them...
The area's best (11/14/10)
The Area's Best Coach of the Year: Haley Jennings, Scott City ---------------------------------------------- Top Senior: Elisha Flanigan, Dexter ---------------------------------------------- Top Junior: Katie Hogan, Scott City ----------------------------------------------...
Gory photos won't deter smoking (11/14/10)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a new approach to stem the number of smokers in this country. The FDA wants to put new warning photos on packs of cigarettes that show gruesome health aspects of smoking. Among the photos are pictures of dead or dying people to help illustrate the negative health impact of smoking...
Robert Miller (11/14/10)
SIKESTON -- Robert G. Miller, 82, died Nov. 12, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Tony Land (11/14/10)
SIKESTON --Tony Dow Land 21, died Nov. 11, 2010 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Buddy Cox III (11/14/10)
SIKESTON -- Jesse Floyd Cox III, "Buddy," 77, died Nov. 11, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
George Roberds (11/14/10)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- George Junior Roberds entered into peaceful rest on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Buford Summers (11/14/10)
DEXTER -- Buford Summers, 64, died Nov. 12, 2010, at his home near Dexter.
Kay Campbell (11/14/10)
SIKESTON -- Carolyn Kay Campbell, 69, died Nov. 12, 2010, at her home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Marion Geiser (11/14/10)
SIKESTON -- Marion A. Geiser, 90, died Nov. 11, 2010, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.