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Stories from Friday, November 4, 2011

BREAKING NEWS - Man sought for shooting. (11/04/11)
SIKESTON -- The search continues today for a man wanted in connection with a shooting Halloween night. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is seeking information about the whereabouts of Dominique Duval Tipler, 24, of Sikeston. Tipler is charged with first degree assault and armed criminal action for the shooting of a 24-year-old Sikeston man...
Two communities cast ballots Tuesday on financing issues (11/04/11)
NEW MADRID -- Residents in two New Madrid County communities will go to the polls next Tuesday to vote on funding community improvements. The city of Matthews is asking residents whether they are in favor of issuing $2 million in revenue bonds to acquire, construct, extend and improve the city's existing water and sewer system...
Man jumps from I-155 river bridge (11/04/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Authorities continue to monitor the Mississippi River today in a search for a man who reportedly jumped from a bridge. At 4 p.m. Thursday, the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department received a call that a man was seen jumping from I-155 bridge into the river...
Tuning up (11/04/11)
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Search continues for armed robber (11/04/11)
SIKESTON -- A suspect is being sought in an armed robbery at a Sikeston business. According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, a black male came into Title Cash, 903 S. Main St., at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. The victim told officers the man was armed with a knife and demanded money...
Outreach efforts (11/04/11)
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Grant application filed to help pay for flood recovery efforts (11/04/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County officials found out about an important disaster relief grant opportunity just in time to apply before the deadline. During their regular weekly meeting Thursday, county commissioners approved a resolution to apply for a Community Development Block Grant which routes federal funding through the Missouri Department of Economic Development...
Ditch dirt is used for levee reconstruction (11/04/11)
CHARLESTON -- To the rebuilders go the spoils. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is welcome to pretty much any spoil located on a county ditch bank, Mississippi County Commissioners agreed during their regular meeting Thursday. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Plenty of positives (11/04/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Although to some it may have been an early and disappointing way to end the Sikeston football season, but with what they lost to graduation and the players they had to develop to fill those holes throughout the year, the Bulldogs may have overachieved when it came to wins and losses...
SJHS girls sweep by Lady Tigers Thursday (11/04/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Avenging an overtime loss at home to Cape Central earlier this season, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs seventh grade team went on the road Thursday and defeated the Lady Tigers 33-21. "They came out focused," Sikeston coach Keyth Blissett said of his team. "They had already beaten us once this season, so it was a good win for the girls."...
Winberry travels with US Olympic wrestling to Turkey (11/04/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Looking to break into the head coaching ranks of high school wrestling, Sikeston native Jerry Winberry got a special opportunity to travel with the United States' Olympic team this past September. One of eight people chosen through the coach's apprentice program, Winberry spent the week of Sept. 11-18 getting advice from some of the best minds in the sport as the United States competed in the Wrestling World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey...
Vera Cheatham (11/04/11)
SIKESTON -- Vera Edna Cheatham, 92, died Nov. 2, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Winfred Whitley (11/04/11)
MOREHOUSE -- Winfred Whitley, 77, died Nov. 3, 2011. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Lois Allen (11/04/11)
DEXTER -- Lois Allen, 73, died Nov. 3, 2011, in Arkansas. Arrangements are incomplete.
Dorothy Nichols (11/04/11)
DEXTER -- Dorothy Nichols, 92, died Nov. 2, 2011, at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.