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Stories from Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Malco officials surprised at decision (10/12/11)
SIKESTON - When Sikeston city officials forced the Malco Trio to lock its doors Oct. 5, no one was more surprised than company officials. Jimmy Tashie, executive vice president of Malco Theaters, said he was totally amazed by the city's decision to shut down the business after determining the building had numerous code violations. The violations ranged from electrical problems to failure to have an automated fire sprinkler system to comply with the 2000 National Builders Code...
Judgement House (10/12/11)
The opening nights of Miner Baptist Church's Judgement House have drawn large crowds. This year's presentation "Finally Forgiven" is based on a true story involving a fatal crash and a man's attempt to deal with the consequences. The nine-scene walk through drama concludes with a scene in heaven which includes actors Robbie Greer, Luke Tripplett, Levi Tripplett, Mitchell Pullen, Grace Hester, Emily Tumbleson, Kaitlyn Sullivan (hidden) and Karsyn Stone. ...
Student survey is shared with R-6 Board (10/12/11)
SIKESTON -- Half of the students who attend Sikeston R-6's New Horizons said in a recent poll they would either be at home or drop out of school if the alternative school didn't exist. In briefing the R-6 Board of Education about the district's at-risk services, Lynn Crader, principal of New Horizons, shared the student survey results with board members during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Fire drill (10/12/11)
Patrick Young, emergency management director for Scott County, provides instructions to county personnel during a courthouse fire drill Tuesday. This is National Fire Protection Week, Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger noted.
Officials to choose bridge engineer (10/12/11)
BENTON -- Scott County Commissioners will pick a bridge engineer on Thursday. Commissioners interviewed the last of four engineering firms for two upcoming Off-System Bridge Replacement Program projects during their regular meeting Tuesday. The BRO program allocates Federal Highway Administration funding in Missouri through the Missouri Department of Transportation to counties based on each county's total number of bridges and the number of its deficient bridges...
Lady Bearcats open up SCAA Tourney with win (10/12/11)
ADVANCE -- Opening up the Stoddard County Athletic Association Volleyball Tournament against seventh-seeded Woodland, the second-seeded Dexter Lady Bearcats won in straight sets 25-8, 27-25. Jessica Lindsey had 11 kills and three blocks on the contest while Brittany Harris had a team-high six blocks and two kills. Lindsey Hindman had 10 digs, two kills and a pair of aces on the match...
Sikeston 7th, 8th grade dominates Charleston (10/12/11)
SIKESTON -- Opening up the season on Tuesday, the Sikeston junior high school Lady Bulldogs picked up a pair of big wins as both the seventh and eighth grades defeated their respective Charleston Lady Bluejay counterparts. "We got off to a good start," eighth grade head coach Keyth Blissett said. "The good thing about both these seventh and eighth grade teams is everybody is unselfish...
SHS continues winning ways with win over Terriers (10/12/11)
CARBONDALE -- Picking up their 14th win of the season on Tuesday, the Sikeston Bulldogs defeated Carbondale, Ill., 2-1. After 50 minutes of play, Brandon Goodwin put the Bulldogs up 1-0 off a pass from Tyler McClinton, giving him 11 goals in the last four games...
Sikeston takes top seed in SEMO Conference Tourney (10/12/11)
SIKESTON -- Looking to make a run at their fourth-straight SEMO Conference volleyball championship on Tuesday, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs performed like repeat champs. During the first round of pool play, Sikeston finished the night with an unblemished record of 3-0 against conference foes such as New Madrid County Central, Oran and Charleston to earn the bracket's top seed...
Dial falls in sectional singles match (10/12/11)
SIKESTON -- For over two hours Tuesday afternoon, Sikeston's Kelsey Dial and Lutheran South's Jessica Rakers played each other shot for shot in numerous long rallies, but as sunlight faded, so did Dial's season, as the junior fell 6-4, 7-5 in a Class 1 sectional...
Ray Freedman (10/12/11)
SIKESTON -- Charles Ray Freedman, 79, of Sikeston, formerly of Valley Mills, Texas, died Oct. 7, 2011, at his residence. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Verna Lyons (10/12/11)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Verna Dee Saulter Lyons, 92, died Oct. 5, 2011. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Johnny Taylor (10/12/11)
SIKESTON -- Johnny Lee Taylor, 20, died Oct. 6, 2011, as the result of an accidental drowning in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Claude White (10/12/11)
MARSTON -- Claude White, 85, died Oct. 9, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Mary McAfee (10/12/11)
SIKESTON -- Mary Frances Malcolm McAfee, age 84, of Sikeston, died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at the Miner Nursing Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Michael Gardner (10/12/11)
SIKESTON -- Michael Alan Gardner, 52, died Oct. 10, 2011, at his home in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
John Dowling Jr. (10/12/11)
CHARLESTON -- John Henry Dowling Jr., 78, of Charleston, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at the Charleston Manor. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Betty Harris (10/12/11)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Betty C. Harris passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at the age of 82 years and one day. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Leonard Brown (10/12/11)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Leonard Jackson Brown, 58, died at 9:54 p.m. Oct. 6, 2011, in El Paso. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
John Wyrick (10/12/11)
MARION, Ill. -- John D. Wyrick, 52, of Marion, passed away at 2:36 p.m. Oct. 6, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Media should shine light on the protests (10/12/11)
The Occupy Wall Street folk are getting their fair share of attention - though most Americans must be confused with just exactly what these people are protesting. Despite their laundry list of grievances, the protesters are basically attempting to call attention to the "greedy" Wall Street bankers and other faceless corporate rascals...