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Stories from Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween fun (11/01/12)
Group working to get support on plan to feed homeless in area on Thanksgiving (11/01/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It won't be loaves of bread and baskets of fishes, but the Rev. Deborah Young still hopes to create something of a miracle by helping feed the hungry on Thanksgiving Day. Young, who is part of the Lion of Judah International Association of Ministries, is working to gather support for the group's project to offer a Thanksgiving meal for the homeless and homebound seniors not only in Cape Girardeau but also in Scott, Mississippi and New Madrid counties...
Season ends (11/01/12)
Painful ending: Sikeston's season ends with 17-14 loss to rival Cape Central (11/01/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After rolling through the regular season and being ranked as high as No. 2 in the state in Class 4, the Sikeston Bulldogs' football season came to an abrupt and sudden end on Wednesday night. Similar to the team's only loss in the regular season two weeks ago in which Cardinal Ritter came from behind to ruin an undefeated season, the Bulldogs saw the same thing happen on Wednesday in a Class 4, District 1 semifinal matchup at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.. ...
Charleston runs past Green Wave (11/01/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- Led by junior running back Robert Bogan's 243 yard performance, the Charleston Bluejays fended off a late Malden push on Wednesday to secure a trip to the Class 2, District 1 championship game. Besides averaging 14.3 yards on 17 carries, Bogan provided both the Bluejays' fourth quarter touchdowns that cemented a 50-30 win after nearly watching the Green Wave come back to tie...
Portageville sticks with winning formula in 30-12 win over Hayti (11/01/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- Their formula for winning still remains true. Daniel Allen continues to be the definition of a workhorse, while at the same time, opening up opportunities for speedsters such as Dion Foster and Dominique Walker on the outside...
Sikeston eighth grade girls blow out NMCC 54-4 (11/01/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs eighth grade basketball team defeated New Madrid County Central 54-4 Tuesday night at NMCC. Sikeston (7-1) opened the first quarter on a roll taking a 16-4 advantage and then not allowing another point throughout...
A long, strange trip (11/01/12)
Eddye Phillips was widowed when she was 40. Her husband, Murray Phillips Jr., died during the great flu pandemic in 1919. At the time they had five children, ages 2 to 17, four boys and, the youngest, a girl. Their home was just two blocks from the New Madrid Main Street. The Phillips' were Catholic and the school and church were just a block away. Years after the home was demolished, Dub and Edna Riley acquired the lot and built a nice home there...
William Hill (11/01/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- William "Moochie" Hill, 71, died Oct. 28, 2012, at Portageville. Born Oct. 20, 1941, in Arkansas, he was the son of the late Margie Garmon and William Hill Sr. On April 19, 2008, in Portageville, he married Rozetta Fields who survives of the home...
Yolanda Johnson (11/01/12)
HOWARDVILLE -- Yolanda Yvette Johnson, 34, died Oct. 26, 2012, at Advocate S. Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, Ill. Born Feb. 15, 1978, in Howardville, she was the daughter of Anthony Sims of Lilbourn and Gwendolyn Johnson of New Madrid. In addition to her parents, she is survived by: one son, Shauntez Johnson of Kansas City, Kan.; and one brother, Torrie Johnson of Hayti...