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Stories from Saturday, September 1, 2012

Noranda, Union to continue negotiations (09/01/12)
NEW MADRID -- Noranda Aluminum has agreed with the United Steelworkers of America to extend the collective bargaining agreement at the aluminum smelter in New Madrid, Missouri. The agreement was set to expire on Aug.31. The extension, which expires on Sept. 7 is needed to allow local USW leadership to bring Noranda's proposal for a new agreement to a vote by local union membership...
Game day practice (09/01/12)
Sikeston fall sports athletes, cheerleaders, marching band and spirit clubs all practice a dance for a video that will be played during the football team's game against Farmington on Sept. 15 at the Edward Jones Dome. Tickets for the game, which begins at 1:45 p.m., are $11 in advance and $15 if purchased at the Edward Jones Dome...
September Calendar Girl (09/01/12)
Taylor Kirkpatrick, daughter of Kevin and Melinda Kirkpatrick, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for September. Kirkpatrick, a finalist in the 2011 Miss Sikeston Contest, is attending Missouri State University where she is majoring in child development...
Documentary features local farmers' lives (09/01/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Three Southeast Missouri farmers are helping to tell the story of agriculture through a nationally syndicated documentary special set to broadcast locally this weekend. "Against the Grain: The Year Mother Nature Struck Back" will air at 4 p.m. ...
Delta Center's Field Day a success despite rain threat (09/01/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- High winds and cloudy skies weren't enough to put a damper on the Delta Center's Field Day Friday. "It was a very good turnout," said Trent Haggard, director of the T.E. "Jake" Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville. "The threat of rain did not keep them away."...
Infant's skull fractured in assault (09/01/12)
CHARLESTON - A Bertrand woman will be arraigned Wednesday in connection with fracturing the skull of an infant. Maria Foy, 27, is scheduled to appear at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday before Associate Judge T. Lynn Brown on a charge of first degree assault. Foy was arrested Aug. 24 following an investigation led by Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore and Deputy Janice McCameron...
More charges filed following burglary in Mississippi County (09/01/12)
CHARLESTON - A woman is facing charges in connection with a Mississippi County burglary. On Aug. 10, Deborah Scofield, 23, of Charleston, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property following an investigation led by Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore and Deputies Marc Tragesser, Mike Borders and Michael Tarver...
Late touchdown lifts Poplar Bluff over Dexter (09/01/12)
DEXTER -- The Dexter Bearcats saw a 7-0 halftime lead slip away late in the fourth quarter to rival Poplar Bluff on Friday night, falling 14-7. Dexter got a 20-yard touchdown pass from quarterback DJ Dowdy to Trevor Waldner in the second quarter to take a 7-0 lead into halftime...
Bulldogs hold NMCC  to 77 yards in 12-0 win (09/01/12)
NEW MADRID -- For the second straight game, defense was the catalyst for the Sikeston Bulldogs. In a game that had its start time bumped up an hour and a half due to the threat of inclement weather from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac, the Sikeston defense was wreaking havoc of its own as it pitched a shutout in a 12-0 victory at New Madrid County Central on Friday...
Portageville surges past Kennett in second half (09/01/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- After a few down years they'd prefer to forget about, the Portageville Bulldogs don't mind being an 'under the radar' team. As a matter of fact, they relish it. "We've been down for a few years so it's kind of easy for teams to overlook us -- which, it's not something I really don't want to complain about. I hope they continue to," first-year head coach Jeff Bullock said...
Chaffee struggles to find offense in loss (09/01/12)
CHAFFEE -- The rain and sloppy conditions certainly didn't help Chaffee's offense on Friday, but probably the biggest impact in their 16-8 loss to St. Pius X was the absence of sophomore quarterback Peyton Montgomery. Just a week ago with Montgomery at the helm, the Red Devils passed for 342 yards and four touchdowns in a 36-14 win over Grandview in their season opener...
Michael Johnson (09/01/12)
CHAFFEE -- Michael David Johnson, 26, died Aug. 30, 2012, in Chaffee. Born Nov. 9, 1985, in Paducah, Ky., to Thomas Kevin Johnson of Jackson and Jenny Lou Shemwell of Chaffee, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cairo, Ill., and a delivery driver for Morley Building Supply in Morley...
John Stokes (09/01/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- John Nolen Stokes, 56, died Aug. 29, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 1, 1956, in Wyatt, to the late John Brashears and Velma Stokes, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, had been a truck driver for 20 years and later worked as a security guard for ABM Security Services. He was of the Pentecostal belief...
Annis J. Fortner (09/01/12)
DEXTER -- Annis J. Fortner, 75, died Aug. 31, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 25, 1936, in Bloomfield, to the late Wilber and Glena Atherton Fortner, she was a 1954 graduate of Bloomfield High School and retired from the State of Missouri Family Services where she served as secretary for many years. ...