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Stories from Sunday, October 16, 2011

Jaycees' haunted event returns with fresh frights (10/16/11)
SIKESTON -- The forecast is promising the perfect weather for a hayride -- if you don't mind a few chills and thrills. The annual Sikeston Jaycees Haunted Hayride is back again at the rodeo grounds in Sikeston for three nights of goose bumps and shrieks...
Park Place (10/16/11)
Missouri's corn stocks at lowest level in 15 years (10/16/11)
SIKESTON -- Missouri's corn supply is at its lowest level in 15 years, but there's no need for alarm, agriculture officials say. Inventory of "old-crop corn," or last year's crop, in Missouri at the beginning of September totaled 17.2 million bushels -- down 67 percent from the level the prior year, the Missouri field office for USDA's National Agriculture Statistics Services reported on Sept. ...
Sikeston shows new tactics in 58-0 win (10/16/11)
PERRYVILLE -- Heading into Friday's Class 4, District 1 opener at Perryville, Sikeston wanted to throw a few wrinkles into their arsenal just to give district foes something to think about for the next few weeks. In a 58-0 victory against the Pirates, Sikeston showed new formations, the "swinging gate" on extra point tries, and a lot of different players getting touches...
Dexter sets school record in 68-20 win over Kennett (10/16/11)
KENNETT -- The Dexter Bearcats set a school record for points in a game Friday, routing the Kennett Indians 68-20. Dexter compiled 466 yards, including 362 on the ground in the district and conference win. Quarterback Cody Stevens accounted for 239 total yards and four touchdowns, rushing for 135 and two scores and throwing for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Nick Summers rushed for 96 yards and three touchdowns while Tyler Miller caught four passes for 66 yards and two touchdowns...
Charleston wins battle of Mississippi County rivals (10/16/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- After defeating the East Prairie Eagles 51-21 on Friday, players and coaches alike from the Charleston Bluejays could be seen wearing customized shirts celebrating the occasion. Emblazoned with a Superman logo fashioned into a 'C' along with the phrase 'DOD', which stands for 'Death of a Dynasty', the Bluejays had just broken up East Prairie's three-year winning streak over their county rival...
Ronald Brown (10/16/11)
Ronald Brown POPLAR BLUFF -- Ronald Brown, 61, died Oct. 13, 2011, 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...
Lindsay McConachie (10/16/11)
COLUMBIA -- Lindsay E. McConachie, 65, formerly of Charleston, died Oct. 13, 2011, at University of Missouri Hospital. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Shari Ziegler (10/16/11)
BLOOMFIELD -- Sharon A. "Shari" Ziegler, 57, died Oct. 14, 2011, at Saint 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...
Gary Don Dowdy (10/16/11)
DEXTER -- Gary Don Dowdy, 63, died Oct. 14, 2011, at 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.
Loweta Gulledge (10/16/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Loweta Gulledge, 95, died at 4:55 p.m. Oct. 13, 2011, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Odell Wyatt (10/16/11)
DEXTER -- Odell Nathaniel Wyatt, 61, died Oct. 13, 2011, in the emergency room at 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...
Community needs a safe movie theater (10/16/11)
The city's decision to close the Malco Trio Cinema over a laundry list of code violations is generating some heated opposition. The shutdown caught most of us off-guard, though it really should come as no great surprise. During a recent public hearing concerning a tax proposal to fund improvements at the Malco, a representative of the company acknowledged openly that the Malco was a "dump" in need of substantial repair...