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Stories from Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween fun (10/25/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Most basements are scary anyway so imagine what people will witness when they enter the Benton Community Building's "Basement of Horror." "You come downstairs, and it's something to see," said Matt Richbourg, president of the Benton Chamber of Commerce...
Hallow-Bash to be held at YMCA on Halloween (10/25/12)
davidj@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- For local families looking for a place to take their children on Halloween for a fun, safe evening full of games, food and candy, the YMCA of Southeast Missouri has the answer. The YMCA will be hosting the Hallow-Bash, a collaboration between local businesses, churches and organizations in the community to offer free Halloween fun for local youth on Wednesday night...
DPS investigating felony theft of construction equipment (10/25/12)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's help in recovering stolen construction equipment. At approximately 6:30 a.m. Oct. 18, Joel Nix reported from a Twin Tank Air Compressor and a Hobart Welder/Generator were stolen from the back of his truck while it was parked overnight in his yard on West Murray Lane...
Illinois man nabbed after trying to flee local court room (10/25/12)
MINER - A speeding case quickly accelerated into a more serious charge for a Illinois man. While Miner City court was in session Tuesday, Judge Scott Horman ordered Frederick B. Carter, 29, of Belleville, Ill., be remanded into police custody on a charge of speeding...
Conference champs (10/25/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With the seeding for next week's district tournament already set, the Sikeston Bulldogs entered Wednesday's regular season finale against Saxony Lutheran focused solely on locking up the SEMO Conference title...
Rickey Cobb (10/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Rickey Dewayne Cobb, 56, formerly of Delta, died Oct. 22, 2012, in Sikeston. Born July 12, 1956, in Gideon, to the late Walter B. and Susan Mae Head Oakes, he was adopted by the late Della Cobb and raised by Della and Audy Page. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Advance Eagles Club Aerie of Advance and Sikeston Eagles Club Aerie 4206. He was retired owner-operator of Delta Lube and Tire in Delta...
Billy Lewis (10/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Billy Jean Lewis, 86, died Oct. 24, 2012, at his home. Born April 16, 1926, in Sikeston, to the late Ivie and Myrtle Allard Lewis, he had been employed as a farmer and also worked for Brown Shoe Company, Lamp Factory, Pyramid Roofing, Gulf Oil Corporation and retired from Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Jude Pease (10/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Julian "Jude" Pease, 70, died Oct. 25, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of services at noon Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Chad Bles will officiate. Burial with full military rites will follow at 1 p.m. in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield...