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Stories from Friday, March 27, 2009

Chamber broke even in 2008, rodeo entertainment announced (03/27/09)
SIKESTON -- Like many businesses and organizations, the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce broke even in its 2008 fiscal year. "We had a good year overall last year," said Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. Copies of the annual report were distributed to members at Thursday's SACC monthly luncheon...
Outstanding autopsy bill is discussed (03/27/09)
SIKESTON -- Forms that fell through the cracks in Scott County's investigation of an infant death will end up costing the county money. During Thursday's regular meeting, commissioners discussed an outstanding autopsy bill with Scott Amick, coroner. The $1,750 payment due to Mineral Area Regional Medical Center was incurred by an infant death in December 2007...
Transfer to road and bridge fund may top $150K (03/27/09)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County may need to double or even triple money transfers to its road and bridge department. During the regular County Commission meeting Thursday, Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said some of the county roads are in really bad shape. He said he has noticed a lot of roads on the south end of the county have apparently deteriorated just recently...
New Madrid jail escapee is caught (03/27/09)
NEW MADRID - A New Madrid County prisoner escaped but not for long. Apparently an inmate at the New Madrid County Jail climbed over the fence about 8:47 p.m. Thursday. According to New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens, Gregory Morrow of Clarkton, who was awaiting transfer to the Department of Corrections, had apparently created a rope from blankets...
SHS loses early lead (03/27/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A very quick start by the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs turned out to be all for naught as they fell in double overtime to the Cape Central Lady Tigers on Thursday afternoon. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Eagles capitalize on Bluejay mistakes (03/27/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The East Prairie Eagles baseball team picked up their first win of the season as they rolled the visiting Charleston Bluejays 8-2 Thursday in East Prairie. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Kelly opens up season with mercy-rule win (03/27/09)
BENTON -- The Kelly Hawks opened their baseball season up with a home victory on Thursday afternoon by defeating the visiting New Madrid County Central Eagles 12-2 in five innings. Kelly scored four runs in each of the second, third and fifth innings to pile up their double-digit mercy rule win...
Robey pitches no-hitter for NMCC softball (03/27/09)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles posted a 9-0 win over the visiting Meadow Heights on Thursday afternoon with the help of a no-hitter from Kelly Robey. BLOOMFIELD -- The Chaffee Red Devils fell to the Bloomfield Wildcats in six innings 12-2 on Thursday afternoon...
Carl E. Todt Sr. (03/27/09)
SIKESTON -- Carl E. Todt Sr., 81, died March 25, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
William Rampley (03/27/09)
NEWPORT, Ark. -- William Darrol Rampley, 73, died March 25, 2009, at the Lindley Health Care in Newport. Funeral arrangements are with the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Mo. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Dollie Dye (03/27/09)
BERNIE -- Dollie Dye, 96, died March 26, 2009, in the Malden Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
James Litzler (03/27/09)
LEBANON, Ohio -- James Litzler, 87, formerly of Dudley, Mo., died March 26, 2009, in Lebanon. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Thelma McDonald (03/27/09)
SIKESTON -- Thelma Frances McDonald, 91, died March 25, 2009, in Sikeston. Born Sept. 26, 1917, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Spurlin and Birdie Duke Funeral arrangements are with the Ponder Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Jesica A. Shaw (03/27/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Jesica A. Shaw, 35, formerly of Sikeston, died March 23, 2009, in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements are with the Jay B. Smith Funeral Home Maplewood Chapel in Maplewood. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...