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Stories from Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Shooting suspect captured (08/28/12)
SIKESTON - A shooting suspect was tracked to Texas where law enforcement officers took him into custody. Cortne Mantez Beasley, 25, of Sikeston fled Sunday after being involved in a shooting, which left one person injured. Following the incident, Beasley was charged with three counts of first degree assault and three counts of armed criminal action...
Sikeston's Blair Moran receives Veterans award (08/28/12)
SIKESTON - The volunteer efforts of a local veteran received recognition Monday. Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder presented Blair Moran of Sikeston with the Veterans Service Award in a special ceremony in Veterans Park. Moran was nominated for the award by Stephen Taylor of Sikeston through a letter to Rep. Ellen Brandom...
Suspect sought for Sunday shooting (08/28/12)
SIKESTON - The search continues for a Sikeston man wanted in a shooting. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety acquired Scott County warrants Monday for Cortne Mantez Beasley, 25. Beasley is charged with three counts of first degree assault and three counts of armed criminal action...
New era begins (08/28/12)
Council OKs purchase of DPS transport van with drug seizure money (08/28/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Some drug money will now help busted dealers get where they need to be: jail. The purchase of a diesel van for $33,639 from Don Brown Chevrolet in St. Louis, the only vendor to respond to the request for bids, was approved by the Sikeston City Council during their regular monthly meeting Monday...
Sharp asks for Downtown Sikeston and CVB to merge (08/28/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Downtown Sikeston and the CVB should merge and benefit from the "synergy," according to a spokesman for the Downtown group. Harry Sharp, acting president of Historic Downtown Sikeston, asked Sikeston City Council members during their regular monthly meeting Monday to consider merging the Sikeston Convention and Visitor's Bureau with Historic Downtown Sikeston...
Turnout small at public hearing for disaster preparedness committee (08/28/12)
davidj@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Members of the Interim Committee on Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery held a public hearing in Charleston on Monday afternoon, receiving public input on the state's handling of recent disasters. Only a handful of people were in attendance to testify before Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and state representatives Steve Hodges (District 161) and Don Gosen (District 84) at the Clara Drinkwater Newman Public Library...
Making history (08/28/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Kelly's Jacob Bond could finally put all of his practices, drills and anticipations to use Monday against Scott City. The senior was one of many first-year Hawks football players itching to play their first game and make Kelly High School history by doing so...
Lady Bulldogs roll past Puxico (08/28/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In their first home game of the season, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team crushed visiting Puxico 25-0 in three innings. Paige Sailors pitched two innings and struck out six in earning the win. Kayla Fodge struck out three in the last inning...
Lady Bearcats waste little time against Richland (08/28/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- It didn't take the Dexter Lady Bearcats long to notch their first win under new head coach Carmen Morgan. Starting a busy first week of the season against the Richland Lady Rebels Monday, Dexter was able to jump ahead early in both sets to sweep the match 25-3, 25-7...
Chuck Masters Jr. (08/28/12)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Charles Everett "Chuck" Masters Jr., 69, died at 11:15 a.m. Aug. 24, 2012, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Born in Crowder, Mo., he was the son of Helen Graham Masters of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Charles Everett Masters Sr. He was a former resident of Sikeston where he was a 1962 graduate of Sikeston High School. ...
Bonnie Walls (08/28/12)
MATTHEWS -- Bonnie Jo Walls, 83, died Aug. 27, 2012, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 11, 1929, in Canalou, to the late George and Audry Ginger Lefler, she was a homemaker. She was a member of Big Ridge General Baptist Church in Matthews and attended Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Kimberly Mothershead (08/28/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Kimberly K. Mothershead, 53, died Aug. 27, 2012, at her home. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Alumni Center at Southeast Missouri State University. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Jackson...
Kenneth Nance (08/28/12)
PUXICO -- Kenneth Wayne Nance, 47, died Aug. 25, 2012, at Puxico Nursing and Rehab. Born Nov. 10, 1964, in Chaffee, to Mildred Chasteen Chapman of Chaffee and the late Aquilla Chapman, he was a self-employed carpenter and mechanic. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include: two sons, Brandon Nance of Puxico and Travis Rediker of Fort Knox, Ky.; one daughter, Charity Mendoza of Puxico; two brothers, Darrell Chapman of Chaffee and Keith Chapman of Oran; one sister, Diane Miller of Mountain Home, Ark.; and three grandchildren.. ...
Michael Walker (08/28/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Michael Eugene Walker, 40, died Aug. 25, 2012. Born Feb. 25, 1972, in Pontiac, Mich., son of William Hanham of Leonard, Mich., and the late Cathy Hanham, he was a construction worker. Survivors include: one son, Matt Sherfield of Dexter; one brother, John Walker of St. ...