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Stories from Saturday, October 22, 2011

Rebuilding the levee (10/22/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com DORENA -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has shifted around money to build the levee a bit higher due to "life safety" concerns. Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh, commander of the Corps' Mississippi Valley Division and president of the Mississippi River Commission, made the announcement during a news conference at the center crevasse Friday afternoon...
Candidates lining up for office (10/22/11)
SIKESTON -- The three incumbents have indicated they will seek re-election to their posts on the Sikeston City Council. With the opening of filing on Tuesday, Jerry Pullen filed to serve another term as Sikeston's mayor. On Wednesday, Kathy Teachout filed to serve another term as Ward 3 council representative while Friday afternoon, Tom Hedrick filed for re-election as council representative in Ward 2...
More Americans plan to treat themselves to this Halloween (10/22/11)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- More Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year than in previous years, which means more trick-or-treaters will be out and about this holiday. According to National Retail Federation's 2011 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey conducted by BIGresearch, seven in 10 Americans plan to celebrate Halloween, up from 64 percent last year and the most in NRF's nine-year survey history...
Trick-or-treat times vary (10/22/11)
Trick-or-treating times seem to vary in each municipality on Oct. 31, which falls on a Monday this year. In Sikeston, trick-or-treating can take place until 9 p.m., and hours of trick-or-treating in Miner will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Sikeston football team sets district showdown with rout of Cape Central (10/22/11)
With a 47-17 thrashing of Cape Central on Friday night, the Bulldogs set up a home showdown with Farmington on Thursday night for the Class 4 District 1 title.
Miller ties interception record in Bearcats' 53-7 rout (10/22/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- A record setting night by ballhawk Tyler Miller against New Madrid County Central on Friday helped guide the Dexter Bearcats to a 53-7 win to seal their first SEMO Central Conference championship since 2005...
Jays run to first playoff since 2007 (10/22/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Charleston running back Maurice Moore would rather run through you than around you. And most of the time, he wins. The 5-7, 233-pounder rumbled through the Malden defense seemingly looking for someone to hit...