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Stories from Friday, December 16, 2011

Increasing mobility (12/16/11)
Mississippi County Sheriff Department clears outstanding warrant list (12/16/11)
CHARLESTON -- "Operation Jingle Bail Round Up" resulted in several arrests Monday in Mississippi County. According to Missouri County Sheriff Keith Moore, the round up was conducted to clear the unserved warrants that have accumulated over the year. A majority of the warrants served were for failure to appear (in court), child support, burglary, drug-related charges and probation violations as well a various other crimes...
Construction totals up for Sikeston (12/16/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The city of Sikeston saw increases in both residential and commercial construction this year as compared with 2010. Trey Hardy, Sikeston's community redevelopment coordinator, noted there are still two weeks left in the year so it is possible a contractor could come in and bump the figures even higher for 2011 -- but even as they are now, the numbers look good...
Chamber music (12/16/11)
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County will seek grants for airport work (12/16/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County will take on a bit of extra paperwork for county airport grants rather than "floating" design costs. During their regular meeting Thursday, county commissioners reviewed correspondence from Millicent Parker of the Missouri Department of Transportation's aviation division and Ty Sander of the Crawford, Murphy and Tilly consulting firm in St. ...
Neighbors help neighbors to make the holidays brighter through annual Southeast Missouri Christmas campaign (12/16/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Southeast Missouri Christmas Campaign began five years ago as neighbors helping neighbors, and today community remains the focus of the Christmas food and toy drive. "All of our support is local," said David McDermott, Campaign spokesperson. "We raise money from local businesses and individuals through fund raising, buy from local businesses and give to local families,"...
Turnover issues (12/16/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- The tone was set early. After 21 first half turnovers, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs could do little to climb back into the game against their Class 4 district foe, the Dexter Lady Bearcats, on Thursday at the Bearcat Event Center...
NMCC starts slow and falls to Dons 81-65 (12/16/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Plagued by a cold shooting night from the floor, New Madrid County Central saw visiting Doniphan build a 17-point lead at the half on Thursday before holding on for a 81-65 win. "We came out of the gate slow and dug ourselves a hole," NMCC head coach Travis Day said. "With good teams you can't do that, you have to be ready to play every minute. We're not doing that right now."...
VanGennip scores her 1,000th point in win over Lady Jays (12/16/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com DELTA -- Delta junior Machela VanGennip scored her 1,000th point on Thursday during the Lady Bobcats' 56-52 win over the Charleston Lady Bluejays. VanGennip scored 22 points in the victory while Tori Burton led Delta with 24 points...
Jean Brooks (12/16/11)
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Jean Hurley Brooks, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died suddenly Dec. 5, 2011, at the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Born and raised in the Sikeston area to the late William Clyde and Norma Emma Maxwell Hurley, she was a 1956 graduate of Sikeston High School and a graduate of Miss Hickey's Business College in St. Louis after which she was employed in a government position...
Mary Darter (12/16/11)
NEW MADRID -- Mary Elizabeth Darter, 14, died Dec. 15, 2011, at her home. Born Dec. 31, 1996, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of James and Melinda Beachum Darter who survive of the home. Other survivors include: six brothers and three sisters-in-law, Collin and Challis Beachum of St. ...
Granville Deshazier (12/16/11)
MORLEY -- Granville Deshazier, 78, died Dec. 16, 2011, at his home in Morley. Arrangements are incomplete wit Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Floyd Treadwell (12/16/11)
CHARLESTON -- Floyd Treadwell, 50, died Dec. 12, 2011, at his home. Born Feb. 18, 1961, in rural Charleston, to the late Henry and Louise Brown Treadwell, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri and was of the Baptist belief. He was formerly employed by Walmart in Charleston...