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Stories from Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Pullen wins mayor's race (04/08/09)
SIKESTON -- Less than 20 votes decided the mayoral race in Sikeston, and a Miner ward race resulted in a tie during Tuesday's municipal election in Scott County. Jerry Pullen narrowly defeated Mike Bohannon in Sikeston's race for mayor, 884 votes to 867 votes. Pullen received 796 Scott County votes and 88 New Madrid County votes while Bohannon garnered 810 Scott County votes and 57 New Madrid County votes...
Mayor, marshal races bring out East Prairie voters (04/08/09)
Staff report news@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- East Prairie will get a new mayor but keep its chief of police. With incumbents in two of the city's top positions in races against challengers in Tuesday's election, "the turnout in East Prairie City was a lot heavier than anywhere else," said Mississippi County Clerk Junior DeLay...
Voter turnout low in much of New Madrid County (04/08/09)
NEW MADRID - While some races drew lots of interest in New Madrid County, overall turnout in Tuesday's election was low. According to unofficial returns from the office of New Madrid County Clerk Clement Cravens only 2,260 voters cast ballots Tuesday. There are nearly 13,000 voters registered in the county...
DPS roundup sweeps up suspected prescription drug abusers, others (04/08/09)
SIKESTON -- Operation "Rotten Egg," a spring warrant round up conducted by Sikeston DPS with several other agencies, was hatched around 6 a.m. Tuesday. In the last few weeks, Sikeston Detectives gathered over 40 Scott County indictments to be served. ...
Scott City's Simmons no-hits Oran Tuesday (04/08/09)
SCOTT CITY -- Scott City's Shea Simmons no-hit the Oran Eagles on Tuesday afternoon as the Rams defeated the Eagles 10-0 in five innings. Simmons struck out 11 and walked only two as Oran fell to 3-2 on the season. Oran's Cody Dirnberger picked up the loss, giving up four earned runs in three innings of work...
Sikeston wins error-filled slugfest over Poplar Bluff (04/08/09)
SIKESTON -- Tuesday's game at VFW Memorial Stadium between the Sikeston Bulldogs and the Poplar Bluff Mules was filled with runs and errors. Sikeston would end the game leading in both of those categories. A game-winning double off the bat of Sikeston's Charlie Bohannon in the bottom of the seventh inning helped the Bulldogs overcome nine fielding errors to take a 16-15 win away from the visiting Mules...
Charleston holds off Hawks, 11-9 (04/08/09)
CHARLESTON -- The Kelly Hawks managed just four hits in the first five innings of Tuesday's game against the Charleston Bluejays. In the last two innings they pounded out seven hits but in the end they still came up short 11-9 on the road. Charleston head coach Michael Minner said after the game that how his club got the victory didn't matter to him...
SHS holds on to win back-and-fourth struggle (04/08/09)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs improved to a record of 2-3 as they beat the Fredricktown Lady Blackcats 1-0 in what Sikeston head coach Derrick Long called a "sloppy" outing. "We were a little sloppy and a little sluggish today," Long said. "We haven't played in a few days and that showed. We had plenty of scoring opportunities that we couldn't convert tonight."...
Local atheletes shine in college (04/08/09)
SIKESTON -- Many local athletes in the Standard Democrat coverage area have been performing well at the college level. Here is a list of some local athletes currently competing in college athletics. Baseball J.R. Bizzell (Sikeston '05) is a senior captain and starting shortstop for the Rhodes College Lynx. He recently recorded his 200th hit and 100th RBI of his collegiate career...
Norman Winchester (04/08/09)
SIKESTON -- Norman E. Winchester, 84, died April 6, 2009, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home at Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Homer Craft (04/08/09)
BERNIE -- Homer Lee Craft, 93, died April 7, 2009, at his home. Born Sept. 23, 1915, at Townley, to the late Eddie and Emmor Pippins Craft, he was a farmer, a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II and a member of Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Polly DeProw (04/08/09)
TALLAPOOSA -- Meadie Pauline "Polly" DeProw, 91, died April 6, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Bradshaw Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Sherman Daniels (04/08/09)
BLOOMFIELD -- Sherman Daniels, 64, died April 7, 2009, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are with the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Coy R. Crosno (04/08/09)
CHARLESTON -- Coy R. Crosno, 93, formerly of Hoxie, Ark., died at 3:08 a.m. April 7, 2009, at the Charleston Manor. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelby Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...