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Stories from Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Armed robbery suspect sought (11/09/11)
SIKESTON - Law enforcement officials are searching for a suepect in an armed robbery that occurred late Tuesday. At 5:42 p.m., the Sikeston Department of Public Safety was alerted to an incident at Food Giant located at 700 N. Main in Sikeston. A man wearing a black leather jacket and gloves and full-face ski mask...
King Sidwell scheduled to speak at Sikeston Veterans Day ceremony (11/09/11)
SIKESTON -- Retired Army Major General King E. Sidwell, the former adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, will be the guest speaker for the Sikeston Veterans Day ceremony. The event will begin at 9:45 a.m. Friday at the Sikeston Field House...
Charleston police officer shoots, kills man (11/09/11)
CHARLESTON -- A Charleston man was fatally shot by a Charleston police officer Tuesday afternoon. According to witnesses at the scene, the victim is Murry Lee Asberry, 34. Hundreds of Charleston residents remained near the scene hours after the shooting, many visibly upset. Family members and neighbors are questioning why Asberry was shot after he had already been tased twice...
Morehouse Elementary now property of Morehouse (11/09/11)
SIKESTON -- The Morehouse Elementary school building is once again the property of the city where it resides. Sikeston R-6 School District and city of Morehouse officials completed the property transfer through a quitclaim deed at the close of the school board's regular monthly meeting Tuesday at the board office. Quitclaim deeds transfer or "quit" any interest in real estate property from one entity to another...
Anniston sewer improvement funds OK'd (11/09/11)
ANNISTON -- Anniston will get its sewer improvements. Anniston voters approved issuing $900,000 in revenue bonds to pay for the improvements with 24 casting votes in favor and 2 voting against the measure, according to the Mississippi County Clerk's office...
Bond, tax issues approved by voters in two New Madrid County communities (11/09/11)
NEW MADRID - Voters in two New Madrid communities backed proposals to provide funds for community improvements in Tuesday's election. Only Matthews and New Madrid had issues on the ballot and although voter turnout was low, all passed by a large margins...
Scott County to seek disaster relief funding (11/09/11)
BENTON -- Scott County will join other area counties and cites affected by spring flooding in seeking a share of disaster relief grant funding. The Scott County Commission held the required public hearing for a flood recovery Community Development Block Grant application during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Baker's defensive stop helps save season for SHS (11/09/11)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's Steven Baker didn't really know what he had done. All that was on the defenseman's mind was getting in front of an open net which was simply inviting the Farmington Knights to end the game. After Sikeston goalie Michael Gipson left his post to try and swat a ball out of the air, Baker was the last possible option to keep the ball out of the net. ...
Sudden life: Overtime goal keeps Sikeston alive in playoffs (11/09/11)
SIKESTON -- In a season where breaking records has become the new norm for the Sikeston Bulldogs, none was more historic than Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over Farmington to open up the Class 2 playoffs. In advancing to the quarterfinals, this year's Bulldogs squad becomes the first in school history to win a game past district tournament play...
Sikeston junior high girls split with Poplar Bluff (11/09/11)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston eighth grade girls basketball team blistered the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules 45-25 on Tuesday. Erica Peet led the Lady Bulldogs with 12 points while Hayli Chapman and Zaqaisha Brown each added six. Sikeston pounced on the Lady Mules early in the first quarter gaining a 13-2 lead. They extended their advantage 25-6 at the half...
It's time to address our financial crisis (11/09/11)
While the American public is focused on the "Dancing With The Stars" outcome or the Kardashian drama or the NFL schedule, there's a small matter of the failing economy that should put the target on the Congressional Super Committee. The bipartisan group is supposed to be working feverishly toward proposals to save our sagging economy. And their critical deadline is just a week away...
Theodore Roberts (11/09/11)
SIKESTON -- Dr. Theodore Wesley Roberts, 74, died Nov. 2, 2011, at the Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler in Orange City, Fla. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Leonia Jones (11/09/11)
NEW MADRID -- Leonia Jones, 101, died Nov. 2, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Bill Shaver (11/09/11)
SPRING, Texas -- Billy V. "Bill" Shaver, 62, died Nov. 6, 2011, at St. Luke's Episcopal Health System in Houston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Peggy Elleman (11/09/11)
KOKOMO, Ind. -- Martha A. "Peggy" Elleman, 80, died Oct. 29, 2011, at Waterford Place Health Campus. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Tracy Abbott (11/09/11)
JACKSON -- Tracy Michelle Abbott, 44, of Jackson, was born Sept. 21, 1967, at Dexter, the daughter of Larry Abbott and Sharon Murphy, and passed away Nov. 7, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau from injuries sustained in a car accident...
Ezell Ferguson (11/09/11)
MATTHEWS -- Ezell Ferguson, 73, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Nov. 8, 2011, at Close to Home Nursing Center in Matthews. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...