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Stories from Thursday, April 30, 2009

Suicide attempt leads to standoff, street closure (04/30/09)
SIKESTON -- A suicide attempt on Wednesday evening led to a street closure. According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety's incident report, a call came in at 8:26 p.m. from a resident on the 300 block of Davis St. in reference to a man with a gun saying he wanted to die...
Turning back the clock (04/30/09)
NEW MADRID -- The Hunter-Dawson Historic Site will turn back the clock almost 150 years this weekend, as site staff present a Victorian Fashion Show. During tours of the historic site, people often ask questions about clothing and lifestyle during the 1860s, when the house was built. "So we just thought this might be a good thing to do," said Michael Comer, site administrator...
Sikeston man pleads guilty (04/30/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Sikeston man pled guilty in federal court to a felony pornography charge. On Wednesday, Danny Clayton White, 39, of Sikeston, pled guilty to one felony count of possession of child pornography, according to a news release from Acting United States Attorney Michael W. Reap. White appeared before U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh...
Sikeston loses player, game at Notre Dame (04/30/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- As the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team headed into action on Wednesday evening, they were already one key player short. Just minutes into action and they found themselves two short...
East Prairie gets by SCC (04/30/09)
SIKESTON -- For the first four innings of their game against the East Prairie Eagles on Wednesday afternoon, the Scott County Central Braves found themselves in a pitchers duel between their starter Ben Freed and East Prairie's starter Tyler Whybark...
Conference tourney is set to begin today (04/30/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- When conference tournaments roll into town, baseball coaches everywhere agree that the title is always up for grabs. The case is just the same this year in the SEMO Conference Tournament that will get underway today. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Dexter nets win over Sikeston (04/30/09)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog netters fell to the visiting Dexter Bearcats on Wednesday afternoon 7-2. CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils were able to blank the Oak Ridge Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon in a 4-0 win. ORAN -- The Oran Eagles won their eighth game of the year on Wednesday afternoon defeating the Delta Bobcats 13-3 in six innings...
Joyce Kernell (04/30/09)
SIKESTON -- Joyce F. Kernell, 84, died at 11:50 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2009, at Westridge Place Retirement Home in Sikeston. 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...
Bill Blackburn (04/30/09)
BERTRAND -- William "Bill" Blackburn, 80, died at 10:53 a.m. April 29, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. 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...
Wanda Peetz (04/30/09)
SCOTT CITY -- Wanda Lee Peetz, 81, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Marsha Davisson (04/30/09)
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. -- Marsha K. Davisson, 55, died April 21, 2009, in Alamogordo. 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...
Jean Schumacher (04/30/09)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Alma Jean Schumacher, 94, who died April 25, 2009, were: Charlie Arndt, Maury Johnston, Dale Johnston, Al Voelker, Stuart Marsh and Don Webb, Jr. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
Robert Whitley (04/30/09)
DONIPHAN -- Pallbearers for services held Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Robert Gene Whitley, 77, who died April 24, 2009, were: Randy Laird, Josh Laird, Joe Deprow, Wade Deprow, Jerry Grimes and Kenny Adkins.