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Stories from Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Battling the blaze (04/15/09)
Fire personnel from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety were called to a house fire at 2:47 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of Bayberry. According to a DPS spokesman, the fire began in the kitchen then traveled into the first floor attic filling the house with smoke. ...
Arsonists sentenced (04/15/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Three Scott County men were sentenced on Tuesday to federal prison for arson. Anthony L. Rogers, 28, and Rondall L. Rogers, 32, of Scott County were each sentenced to 60 months in prison on one felony count of malicious damage by fire, while Joshua Lee Dennis, 24, was sentenced to 26 months. Upon release from prison, all three will be placed on supervised release for a period of three years...
Service by retiring members saluted by Sikeston board (04/15/09)
SIKESTON -- As two longtime Sikeston R-6 school board members retired Tuesday, two others stepped up to fill their positions. Current board president Ann Jones and board member Julie Dolan, who have served two three-year terms since 2003, retired during the Board of Education's regular monthly meeting...
Special election set following tie for board set (04/15/09)
MINER -- A run-off election between Deloris Smith and Cindy Cole for a seat on Miner's Board of Aldermen will be held May 5. The new election date for the Ward I alderperson seat was announced during the Board's regular monthly meeting Tuesday. The date for the run-off election was agreed upon by the Board following the acceptance of the April 7 election results in which Smith, who is the incumbent, and Cole each received 85 votes each for the two-year term...
Deteriorating roads concern officials (04/15/09)
BENTON -- Scott County's roads are in not too bad of condition but still need a lot of repairs. Scott County commissioners toured about half of the county's roads with Norman Brant, county highway department superintendent, during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Freshman sparks Jackson past Dexter, SHS (04/15/09)
SIKESTON -- Three teams battled the cold and wind Thursday at the Sikeston Country Club. But, it was the Jackson Indians (160) who emerged victorious defeating the Dexter Bearcats (162) and Sikeston Bulldogs (183) respectively. Jackson was led the the unlikely hero of freshmen Drew Hosp. Hosp earned low medal honors with his 1-over-par round of 36...
Sikeston and Jackson tracksters brave cold (04/15/09)
SIKESTON -- A very frigid day on the track had the Sikeston track team feeling cold about their performance as they hosted Jackson on Tuesday afternoon. "Compared to the Jackson Invitational I'd say just so-so," Sikeston track coach Terry Flannigan said about their performance. "It was cold and a lot of the kids didn't want to run and it showed. Even Jackson really didn't want to run too much either. In this kind of weather it's kind of hard to get them motivated to do their best."...
Baseball erred by punishing pitcher (04/15/09)
In all sports there are a few unwritten rules, however this dominates in the game of baseball. These rules are understood by most and if not, then they should be. Here's a few to quiz your family members and co-workers on this week... Don't steal bases when you're up by a lot -- this shows no gamesmanship and is classless...
Ann Henderson (04/15/09)
DEXTER -- Ann Henderson, 93, died April 13, 2009, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center at Dexter. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Annie Pearce (04/15/09)
CHICAGO -- Annie Bell King-Pearce, 77, died April 9, 2009, at South Shore Hospital. Funeral arrangements are with the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Doretha Eckles (04/15/09)
SIKESTON -- Doretha Eckles, 71, died April 10, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Williams Funeral Home in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Johnny Morrison (04/15/09)
SIKESTON -- Johnny Ray Morrison, 45, died April 13, 2009, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Pauline Mills (04/15/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Pauline Mills, 84, formerly of Tulsa, Okla., passed away April 13, 2009. Funeral arrangements are with the Carson-Speaks Chapel in Independence. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Arlene Cotner (04/15/09)
CHAFFEE -- Arlene M. Cotner, 85, died at 8:20 p.m. April 13, 2009, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Funeral arrangements are with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...