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Stories from Thursday, October 27, 2011

Boyd steps away from state rep run (10/27/11)
SIKESTON -- Neal Boyd has announced he will not be running for office. At today's Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Boyd, who earlier expressed an interest in seeking the District 160 State Representative seat, said that it was "a very difficult decision" and he will no longer run...
Sikeston man found guilty of armed robbery (10/27/11)
CHARLESTON -- A Sikeston man will be sentenced Dec. 13 after he was found guilty of first degree attempted robbery. Tommy Cassel, 36, could face up to 30 years in prison for the Oct. 13, 2010, attempted robbery at Break Time in Miner. He was found guilty in a bench trial Monday before Judge David Dolan following a change of venue from Scott County...
'Great Pumpkin' (10/27/11)
SIKESTON -- There are Jack-o-lanterns and Jill-o-lanterns. Scary pumpkins and silly pumpkins. Even a pumpkin-pillar has wormed its way into Lee Hunter Elementary's pumpkin decorating contest. More than 100 pumpkins are competing for votes cast by pennies, nickels and dimes to earn the honor as the "Great Pumpkin," the public's favorite. The money raised will be used by the Lee Hunter Elementary School's Parents and Teachers Organization for playground equipment at the school...
Preparations under way for Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner, donations slow (10/27/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The bleak economy seems to be playing a role in the preparation of the annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Despite receiving some early September inquiries from community members and organizations, food and gift card donations are slow this year, according to Marlene Stevens, co-coordinator of the event...
Halloween is coming (10/27/11)
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Briefly: Bluejays' title hopes dashed by explosive Caruthersville (10/27/11)
By Brent Shipman sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Unable to keep up with Caruthersville's high-powered offense, the Charleston Bluejays fell 41-23 on Thursday. After taking an early 7-0 lead, Charleston watched the Tigers score 41-straight points before the Bluejays were able to find the endzone again...
Briefly: Sikeston's district reign ends against Farmington (10/27/11)
By Derek James sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- There will be no three-peat for the Sikeston Bulldogs as the Farmington Knights won both the SEMO Conference North and the Class 4, District 1 championship with a 55-21 victory on Thursday at SPS Stadium...
Winner take all (10/27/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Although they have a place in the state playoffs sewn up, the Sikeston Bulldogs want more. What they want is to be able to call themselves a three-time district champion. Once again, the Farmington Knights are standing in their way...
Jays look to slow down state-ranked Tigers (10/27/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Even after wrapping up a playoff birth in last week's 43-7 rout over Malden, the Charleston Bluejays enter their final game of the regular season with plenty at stake. When they host the Caruthersville Tigers tonight, the Bluejays will be playing for the Class 2, District 1 championship as well as home-field advantage in the first round of the postseason...
Patricia Wallace (10/27/11)
SIKESTON -- Patricia Wallace, 37, died Oct. 25, 2011, at the 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...
Charles Corlew (10/27/11)
ESSEX -- Charles William Corlew, 77, died Oct. 25, 2011. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Sandra L. Bisher (10/27/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Sandra L. Bisher, 62, died at 11:33 p.m. Oct. 25, 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...
Della Vipperman (10/27/11)
DEXTER -- Della Vipperman, 101, died Oct. 25, 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.
Bob Evans (10/27/11)
DEXTER -- Fowler "Bob" Evans, 91, died Oct. 26, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Albert Courtois (10/27/11)
LILBOURN -- Albert Courtois, 53, died Oct. 26, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete.