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Stories from Friday, July 6, 2012

Sikeston DPS investigating child death (07/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers are currently investigating a child death that occurred on Thrush Street Thursday afternoon. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Two local men are charged with stealing (07/06/12)
CHARLESTON - Two area men are charged with stealing and more arrests are expected. "Our county as many neighboring counties have been experiencing an increase of burglaries. We are currently investigating these cases and have leads and suspects on several of these crimes, which we hope clear soon," said Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore...
Plentiful peaches (07/06/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A mild winter and early spring have created a plentiful peach crop in Southeast Missouri as some varieties have been available for over a month now. "The peaches that we're picking right now we usually pick toward the end of July so we're about three or four weeks early," said Janet Johns, who runs her family's business, Cates Orchard in Dudley...
Mississippi Co. officials approve no burn order (07/06/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Hot, dry conditions constitute a public emergency in Mississippi County by placing the public's health and safety in jeopardy, according to officials. County Commissioners approved during their regular meeting Thursday a resolution supporting the no burn order signed by the county rural fire district's two fire chiefs, Robert Hearnes, northern district fire chief, and Kyle Hutcheson, chief of the southern district...
Squirrel v. Squirrel (07/06/12)
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Local teams ready for Senior Babe State tourney (07/06/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- With a slough of arms at his disposal, Charleston Squirrels manager Michael Minner is ready to see if his team can earn their way to a Midwest Plains Regional berth. His Squirrels will have to navigate through a tough bracket as eight other teams try and do the same during the 2012 Missouri Senior Babe Ruth State Tournament at Hillhouse Park in Charleston...
Alma Spikes (07/06/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Alma Patricia Spikes, 82, formerly of St. Louis, died at 10:09 p.m. July 3, 2012, at her home. Born March 17, 1930, in East Prairie, to the late Thomas R. and Sara Bailey Murphy, she lived in the St. Louis area most of her life before moving back to East Prairie in the last year...
A.J. Miller (07/06/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Arthur J. "A.J." Miller, 84, died July 5, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 29, 1928, in New Hamburg, to the late Sereno W. and Catherine Halter Miller, he had grown up in Chaffee and lived in California, the state of Washington and Chicago before moving to Bloomfield 12 years ago. ...
Melissa Bateman (07/06/12)
DEXTER -- Melissa Marie Bateman, 27, died July 4, 2012, at her home. Born Dec. 20, 1984, in Fort Hood, Texas, to Alfred Bert and Norma Jean Mitchell Lawhorn of Dexter, she had grown up in Mattoon, Ill., and 10 years ago moved to Dexter where she attended the Lighthouse Christian Center...
Dora Mantel (07/06/12)
JACKSON -- Dora Esther Mantel, 90, died July 2, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 16, 1922, in Morley, to the late Ray and Cora Watson Shores, she was a florist at Gilmers Flower Shop in Chaffee and also worked at Sports Specialty Shoe Factory as a machine operator. ...