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Stories from Monday, December 5, 2011

City gives go-ahead for Vision recommendations (12/05/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The first two recommendations from the Vision for Tomorrow Commission have been green-lighted. The Sikeston City Council approved proceeding with plans to establish a leadership academy and a jobs training program during the regular City Council meeting Monday...
City will seek bids on street projects (12/05/11)
SIKESTON -- The city of Sikeston will put around three quarters of a million dollars into city streets this round. During their regular meeting Monday, City Council members authorized staff to solicit bids for the 2012 Street and Stormwater Drainage Improvement Program...
Sikeston man arrested on drug charges (12/05/11)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man is charged with distributing drugs following an investigation by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety's Narcotics Division. Thomas Harris, 25, is charged with second degree drug trafficking. He is currently being held in the Scott County Jail with a cash-only bond set at $100,000...
Sikeston Little Theatre to present "Annie Junior" (12/05/11)
SIKESTON -- Featuring an all-children cast, the Sikeston Little Theatre aims to brighten the holiday season as it tells the story of a cheery orphan through four performances later this week. The Theatre will present its children's production of "Annie Junior" with shows set for 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Albritton-Mayer Cultural Center in Sikeston...
Rains flood area roads (12/05/11)
SIKESTON - The Missouri Department of Transportation has closed routes in Southeast Missouri due to the recent flooding. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution and plan alternate routes. Routes that are closed include: Route V-from Rt 80 to Rt. P...
Deputies bust meth lab at hotel (12/05/11)
BENTON -- A Doniphan man was arrested over the weekend for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine in a local motel. Gary Lee Davis Jr., 35, is charged with attempting to manufacture a controlled substance. Bond is set at $75,000 cash only and as of Monday, Davis remains in custody at the Scott County Jail...
County Christmas (12/05/11)
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Safety check (12/05/11)
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DPS joins statewide campaign against DWI (12/05/11)
SIKESTON - Officers from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety will join in the statewide holiday DWI Enforcement Campaign to stop people from driving impaired this holiday season. Enforcement efforts will increase Dec. 5 through Dec. 12 and will focus on reducing deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers...
SHS shoots down Valley View 93-64 (12/05/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com RECTOR, Ark. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs continued their torrid shooting pace to start the season with a 94-63 victory over Valley View on Saturday at the Rector Sports Hall of Fame Classic in Rector, Ark. The Bulldogs, which hit 15 combined 3-pointers in their first two games this season, dropped 13 more longballs against Valley View, a Class 4 state-ranked team in Arkansas that returned all five starters from last year's playoff squad...
Dexter girls fall to Miller Career Academy (12/05/11)
FARMINGTON -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats fell behind by 11 points to start the Farmington Invitational championship game on Saturday and could never recover, falling to Miller Career Academy 50-33 on Saturday. "It's tough getting down 11-0," Dexter coach Chad Allen said...
Mildred Hartwell (12/05/11)
NEW MADRID - Mildred Marie Chartrau Halford Hartwell, 88, died at 6:45 a.m. Dec. 3, 2011, in the Golden Living Nursing Center at New Madrid. Born May 3, 1923, in New Madrid County to the late Emma and Everett Chartrau, she lived most of her life in New Madrid County and was a member of the First Baptist Church at New Madrid. ...
Glenneth Robison (12/05/11)
JACKSON -- Glenneth Jewell Goff Robison, 91, formerly of Bloomfield, died Dec. 3, 2011, at the Jackson Manor. Born July 16, 1920, in Stoddard County to the late Herbert Franklin and Pearl Marie Kinder Goff, she was a former seamstress at Elder Manufacturing in Bloomfield...
Judy Wills (12/05/11)
SIKESTON -- Judy Kenser Wills, 70, died Dec. 4, 2011, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Veryl Riddle (12/05/11)
SIKESTON -- Veryl Riddle, 89, died Dec. 5, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.