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Stories from Tuesday, December 11, 2012

R-6 committee discusses bond proposal for 2014 (12/11/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A citizens group on Monday discussed the long-range building needs throughout the Sikeston R-6 School District. The school district's Citizens Advisory Committee reconvened for the 2012-2013 school year during a meeting Monday in the library at Sikeston High School. ...
Inmate's plan to escape is thwarted in Charleston (12/11/12)
CHARLESTON -- A Charleston inmate's plan to flee was foiled after a jail employee saw his shadow and alerted a security officer. Darrell A. Irish, 37, an inmate at the Mississippi County Jail, is charged with attempting to escape from custody while under arrest for a felony earlier this month, according to Missouri Case.net...
Family night (12/11/12)
Braydon Redden gets help from dad, Brandon, with his Christmas Coloring Page during Family Night at the Library on Monday at the Sikeston Public Library.
New Madrid County man found dead on Monday (12/11/12)
NEW MADRID -- Authorities are describing the death of a missing man as accidental. Following a day-long search, authorities found the body of Irvin Wayne Matlock, 34, at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, in a field near Route M, south of Point Pleasant. According to the New Madrid County Sheriff's Office, Matlock was last seen walking into a field off of Route M south of Point Pleasant around 8:45 p.m. ...
As river rises, ferry resumes normal hours (12/11/12)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rising water levels on the lower Mississippi River have allowed the Dorena-Hickman Ferry to resume normal winter operating hours and to resume transport of large trucks. However, those up river remain concerned. Low water had forced the ferry to reduce operating hours and prohibit semi-trucks and other large vehicles for the last several weeks...
Tigart signs with Webster University (12/11/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- One of the area's top pitchers and Sikeston's go-to arm is headed to Webster University. Sikeston senior Trey Tigart recently inked his name on a letter of intent to play baseball for the Gorlocks in St. Louis...
Bulldogs seventh and eighth grade split with Poplar Bluff (12/11/12)
sports@standard-democrat POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston boys seventh and eighth grade basketball team split with the Poplar Bluff Mules on the road Monday. The seventh grade rolled to a 70-41 victory, while the eighth grade fell 55-28. Fred Thatch led the seventh grade with 28 points, Bryce Bays added 14...
Sikeston remains No. 1 in polls, Charleston drops two spots (12/11/12)
SIKESTON -- After a thrilling 71-61 win over the Charleston Bluejays, the Sikeston Bulldogs (6-0) continue their hold on the top spot in Class 4 according to the MBCA/MOsports Basketball poll recently released. Charleston (5-1) dropped to third in Class 3 after opening the season as the top-ranked team. Madison Prep (5-0) now stands at No. 1 while Maplewood (5-1) holds the second spot...
Bluejays earn top seed in Christmas tournament (12/11/12)
Charleston's Trey Watkins tries to save a loose ball from going out of bounds Friday during the SEMO Conference championship game at the Sikeston Field House.
Sikeston junior high wrestlers notch another successful season (12/11/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston junior high wrestling team finished their season Saturday following the Cape Central Junior High Invitational. Looking back on the season, junior high coach Matt Johnson saw a lot of positives from his young squad...
Veachel Dover (12/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Monday at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Veachel Dover, 88, who died on Dec. 6, 2012, were: Butch Holyfield, Dr. Bill Boyce, Ron Ballard, Don Ables and Carl Holyfield.
Doye Smith (12/11/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services held Monday at Ponder Funeral Home for Doye Carthur Smith, 68, who died on Dec. 6, 2012, were: Rodney Grither, Matt Pullen, Aaron Grainger, Glen Rodgers, Danny Falkoff and Hunter Garrett. Honorary pallbearer was Thomas Smith...
Tim Pinnell (12/11/12)
MINER -- Timothy Allen Pinnell, 42, died Dec. 9, 2012, at his home. Born July 16, 1970, in Sikeston, to Bill Pinnell who survives of Wappapello and the late Janice Merriman Pinnell, he was a graduate of Sikeston High School and served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He was employed for 19 years at the New Madrid Power Plant, where he worked in the maintenance department, and was a member of Sikeston VFW Post 3174...
Elsie Streeter (12/11/12)
ORAN -- Elsie Glodean Streeter, 91, of Oran, passed away Dec. 9, 2012, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born March 26, 1921, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late James Fred and Nancy Louise Wilburn Calhoun, Elsie had been a homemaker and an assistant Scott County collector...