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Stories from Thursday, September 15, 2011

Water services may expand to Scott County highlands (09/15/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Scott County's Public Water Supply District No. 4 is taking steps to expand service to the county's highlands. When such an expansion would begin in the northern part of the county, which is generally a hilly region at higher elevations than other parts of the county, depends on the residents there...
On a mission (09/15/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Amanda Jeane knows how busy the teens and young adults can be, but the 29-year-old is on a mission to remind them: no matter how old they get, the library will always be a welcoming place for them. In February Jeane took over as the young adult services and technical librarian for the Sikeston Public Library...
Bootheel man facing charges in Tuesday shooting (09/15/11)
news@standard-democrat.com CARUTHERSVILLE - A Homestown man faces multiple charges in connection with a shooting Tuesday evening. Lamar King, 40, is charged with first degree assault, armed criminal action, discharge of a firearm at a motor vehicle and unlawful use of a weapon...
Man arrested on drug charges (09/15/11)
CARUTHERSVILLLE - Law enforcement officers discovered illegal drugs following a traffic stop. Agents with the Bootheel Drug Task Force, deputies with the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department and Caruthersville Police Officers stopped a vehicle at 9:28 a.m. Saturday on County Road 534...
I-55 bridge contract is awarded (09/15/11)
SIKESTON - The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a contract during its regular meeting today for bridge rehabilitation on the southbound Interstate 55 bridge over the diversion channel in Cape Girardeau County. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Familiar foes (09/15/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- When Mark Barousse left Poplar Bluff after a successful five-year run in 2001, Sikeston fans were probably not too sad to see him leave. That's because in Barousse's time as head coach, his Mules never lost to Sikeston...
SHS wins three-set match over Cape Central (09/15/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs pulled out a tough three-set match against the visiting Cape Central Lady Tigers on Wednesday night, finding out more about themselves than anything else. "That's the kind of 'don't give up, have some mental toughness' that we're really trying to push," Sikeston coach Steve Beydler said. "You can't just talk about it, you have to go and do it. That's where it matters."...
Corey Martin (09/15/11)
DEXTER -- Corey "Petey" August Martin, 34, died Sept. 13, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Patricia Gutierrez (09/15/11)
DEXTER -- Patricia Gutierrez, 65, died Sept. 13, 2011, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Wilma Coffee (09/15/11)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday for Wilma Lola Coffee, 93, who died on Sept. 11, 2011, were: Scott Riley, Sammy Taylor, Kyle Taylor, Mike Algier, David McClarty and Keith Kimball. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Mildred Brown (09/15/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mildred Brown, 85, died Sept. 14, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete.
Ruth Crow (09/15/11)
DEXTER - Ruth Thomas Crow, 96, died Sept. 14, 2011, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete.