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Stories from Saturday, October 6, 2012

Cleanup effort paves the way for festival fun (10/06/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com MORLEY -- Skies were mostly cloudy for this year's fall fest but Morley's future is looking bright. The annual Morley Fall Festival kicked off Friday night with pageants and booths with vendors offering food and game. "It wraps up Saturday around 8 p.m.," Morley Mayor Jonathan McNeely said...
Boo-tiful dogs can compete in contest (10/06/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- When Jamie Roberts of Sikeston entered her dog, Sandy, in Downtown Sikeston's Halloween Dog Contest last fall, little did she realize her four-legged friend would win best costume. Roberts dressed her 111-pound dog, which is part Great Pyrenees and Golden Retriever, in a clown suit...
Soup's on (10/06/12)
Friday's chilly fall winds made it a perfect day for a hot meal. Karen Ferrell serves those dining in during the Women of St. Francis Xavier Parish annual chili and chicken soup lunch Friday at the Parish Center in Sikeston.
Traffic stop leads to discovery of drugs by police (10/06/12)
CHARLESTON -- A preliminary hearing is set for an Anniston man who was found in possession of drugs. Doyle Wheatley, 48, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. Oct. 31 before Judge T. Lynn Brown on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia...
Elemental: SHS slips past Cape Central in cold, windy, rainy conditions (10/06/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- After winning its first six games rather comfortably, the Sikeston Bulldogs have not faced much adversity this season. But on cold, wet and windy Friday night at Cape Central's Tiger Stadium, the Bulldogs were presented with a myriad of challenges in its 25-21 come-from-behind victory...
Charleston pounds out win over Bearcats (10/06/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Making good on a pair of first half touchdowns, the Charleston Bluejays fought through a cold, rain-soaked night to pick up their first win against the Dexter Bearcats since 2001. Dexter answered with a score of their own in the third, but their final drive of the night stalled near the Charleston's 33 yard line the Bluejays were able to seal a 16-8 win...
Defending state champs handle NMCC 40-0 (10/06/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Valle fought both NMCC and the weather Friday night, and won handsomely. The two-time defending Class 1 state champions shut out the Eagles 40-0 behind a five touchdown performance from quarterback Nolan Wood at New Madrid County Central High School within a winter-like atmosphere...
Ray Walker (10/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Ray E. Walker, age 79, died Oct. 5, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Johnie Sliger, pastor of Illinois Avenue General Baptist Church, will officiate...