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Stories from Friday, September 28, 2012

Another shooting under investigation (09/28/12)
SIKESTON -- A bullet narrowly missed a Sikeston man, who was sitting inside his vehicle. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is searching for a suspect who fired a gun at Christopher Jackson, 28, as he was sitting inside his vehicle behind a residence in the 300 block of Lee Street...
DPS seeking shooting suspect (09/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Officers with Sikeston Department of Public Safety now have a suspect in the shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon. Ricky Dewayne Davis Jr., 26, of Sikeston, is now being charged with assault in the first degree and armed criminal action with a bond of $50,000 cash only...
Setting up (09/28/12)
Officials award bridge contract (09/28/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After carefully considering their options, Mississippi County commissioners have reached a decision on who will build the county's next bridge. Commissioners awarded the contract to build a new bridge on County Road 325 to the low bidder, A.E. Simpson Construction of Scott City, during their regular weekly meeting Thursday...
Mo. Department of Ag director speaks at Chamber luncheon (09/28/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Since being appointed as the Missouri Department of Agriculture director in 2009, Dr. Jon Hagler has spent a lot of time in Southeast Missouri. The spring 2011 flooding which led to the Bird's Point Levee Breach, in addition to this year's drought, have brought him to the area several times in the past year and a half. "I kind of feel like we are next of kin right now," he said...
Cotton Carnival fun (09/28/12)
New Madrid County Sheriff's office to take back unwanted prescription drugs Saturday (09/28/12)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Sheriff's Department will give the public a chance to prevent pill abuse and theft on Saturday. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department, officers will accept potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal...
Briefly: NMCC notches win over Dexter, 28-13 (09/28/12)
Sophomore TJ Clark scored three touchdowns for the New Madrid County Central Eagles in an all-purpose fashion.
Sikeston volleyball team falls to Dexter (09/28/12)
After falling in a tight first set against Dexter on Thursday, Sikeston's three-match win streak was snapped.
Lady Bulldogs drop regular season finale to Kennett (09/28/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs tennis team finished the regular season with a 8-1 loss to visiting Kennett Thursday at Sikeston High School. "Gave it all we had last regular season match," Sikeston head coach Russ Dial said. "All the ladies had good matches. The match game counts were more reflective of how close, overall, the match was."...
Oran drops two-set match at home, Risco shut out in championship (09/28/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- The Oran Lady Eagles volleyball team lost a home match against Leopold Thursday. The Lady Wildcats won in two sets, 25-9 and 25-17. Scott City 25-25-25, Bell City 18-27-20 BELL CITY -- The Scott City Lady Rams won a three set game on the road against Bell City Thursday...
Sikeston seventh grade rolls 18-0, eighth grade stopped short in thriller (09/28/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Continuing their undefeated season, the Sikeston seventh grade Bulldogs shut out visiting Poplar Bluff Thursday, 18-0 at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. Sikeston, who are 3-0-1 on the season, received a heavy dose of Austin Branch and Fred Thatch -- both running backs -- to keep their offense rolling...
Billy Johnson (09/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Billy Gene Johnson, 85, of Sikeston, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Feb. 6, 1927, in Sikeston, to the late Leslie Robert and Lorene Monroe Johnson, he was a 1945 graduate of Blodgett High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. A farmer and member of the Miner Baptist Church, he also was a member of the Masonic Lodge as a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the SEMO Shriner's Mounted Patrol of Sikeston for many years...
Florence Shaw (09/28/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Florence Lucille Meyer Shaw, 61, died Sept. 26, 2012, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 27, 1950, in Cairo, Ill., to the late Carl A. and Lucille Francis Watley Meyer Sr., she was a member and 2004 Member of the Year of the Marine Corps Ladies Auxiliary. She was active in Toys for Tots and Bingo fundraisers...
Jerry Gann (09/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Jerry Ray Gann, 64, died Sept. 26, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 6, 1948, in Watsonville, Calif., to the late Edward Wilson and Mary Waldon Gann, he served for 25 years in the U.S. Army National Guard at Fresno, Calif., and had been a truck driver for Interstate Transport in East Prairie before retiring...
Clyde Cleaves (09/28/12)
CHARLESTON -- Clyde Cleaves, 57, died Sept. 26, 2012, at the Charleston Manor. Born April 12, 1955, in Diehlstadt, to the late Jessie and Callie Nicholson Cleaves, he was of the Baptist belief. He is survived by: three sons, Mark Carter and Ananizer Carter of Chicago Heights, Ill., and Clyde Carter of Louisville, Ky.; one daughter and son-in-law, Kizzie and Jody Willis of Chicago Heights; nine brothers, Tommie Cleaves and Randy Cleaves of Cape Girardeau, James Cleaves of Charleston, Samuel Cleaves, Steve Cleaves, John Cleaves and Timothy Cleaves of Columbus, Ohio, Jessie Cleaves of Louisville and Phillip Cleaves of Queens, N.Y.; three sisters, Delores Hall of Charleston and Larcene Robinson and Diane Cleaves of Cape Girardeau; and eight grandchildren.. ...
Fern Hutchison (09/28/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Fern Hutchison, 78, died Sept. 27, 2012, at her home. Born Aug. 21, 1934, in Dorena, to the late Mack Edwin and Elois Faye Doss Jones, she lived all her life in East Prairie where she was a member of the Victory Baptist Church. On Dec. 26, 1952, she married Howard Hutchison who preceded her in death on March 27, 2002...
Lavanna Gaskins (09/28/12)
CHARLESTON -- Lavanna Jean Jones Gaskins, 66, died Sept. 28, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.