[Nameplate] Partly Cloudy ~ 84°F  
High: 88°F ~ Low: 74°F
Monday, Sep. 1, 2014

Stories from Wednesday, August 12, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: High school football player collapses, dies (08/12/09)
NEW MADRID - An autopsy will be conducted Wednesday afternoon to determine the cause of death of a high school football player who collapsed during morning practice. According to New Madrid County Coroner Jimmy McSpadden, Raymond S. Tindle, a student at New Madrid County Central High School, died Wednesday morning while participating in a football drill...
Off to school (08/12/09)
Noah Mason leads his mother, Brandy Mason and father, Ronnie Mason, into the Sikeston Kindergarten Center for his first day of school Tuesday morning. While Sikeston R-6 began on Tuesday, other local schools will start later this week or the beginning of next week...
Drug testing service provider in place (08/12/09)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston R-6 Board of Education has hired a company to provide random drug testing services for the district this school year. Mps Inc. of Greenville was awarded the bid for random drug testing and alcohol testing of students during the Board's regular monthly meeting Tuesday, which also marked the district's first day of the new school year. The bid total was $22.50 per test...
Officers find drugs at residence (08/12/09)
SIKESTON - Three Sikeston residents are in custody after a search warrant was served at 715 Hickory Tuesday afternoon. The search warrant was served by the Department of Public Safety's Special Operations Team after information was received that meth was being cooked at the residence...
Federal court sentences resident (08/12/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Scott County man was sentenced to federal prison on federal drug charges. John Lance Hart, 40, of Sikeston, Missouri, was sentenced to 151 months imprisonment on one count of possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. on Tuesday...
Scott County will sponsor block grant (08/12/09)
BENTON -- Scott County will sponsor a Community Development Block Grant grant to ensure a reliable water supply for Kelly schools. "We've been asked to be a sponsor because they have to have a county sponsor for a CDBG," Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Woman catalogues graves at New Madrid cemeteries (08/12/09)
NEW MADRID - The woman walked the cemetery. She knew her great-grandfather's marker was suppose to be here, but it was gone. When she got home she alerted city officials about the theft. Jan Farrenburg, who had walked the same cemetery and eight others in New Madrid to create a special site on the city's Web page, was able to solve the mystery. The woman was looking in the wrong spot...
City revamps ordinance for cemeteries (08/12/09)
NEW MADRID - The city of New Madrid is taking steps to provide increased oversight of its cemeteries. However, this comes at a time when it is running out of room to continue in the burial business. In July, the New Madrid City Council approved a new ordinance putting the Board of Aldermen in charge of the community's cemeteries. ...
Sikeston soccer practicing for upcoming season (08/12/09)
The Sikeston Bulldog soccer team, seen here during practice on Tuesday afternoon, is one of the many fall sports teams that began practice on Monday. Sikeston will play their first game on Sept. 1 when they host Saxony Lutheran. Brent Keefer, R-6 athletic director, said participant numbers for fall sports are solid. "Softball and football will be exceptionally promising," he said...
Sikeston wins regional tourney (08/12/09)
HAYSVILLE, Kan. -- The SAYB 9-Year-Old All-Stars were at the pinnacle of their game this month as they routed all competition to claim the title in the Cal Ripken Midwest Plains Regional Championship held July 30 through Aug. 8 in Haysville, Kan. For more pictures and stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Rodeo was tiring but fun at same time (08/12/09)
The Jaycee rodeo has once again come and gone, leaving plenty of fans with dirty boots and their annual fix on everything cowboy related. I, for one, left totally exhausted from trying to get around the arena in adequate time to get all of the photos that I needed for work...
Michael Cooksey (08/12/09)
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Michael Anderson Cooksey, 52, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died July 30, 2009, at his home. Born Oct. 12, 1956, at Sikeston, Mo., son of Elnora Johnson Adams of Bartlett, Tenn., and Floyd Cooksey of Granbury, Texas, he was a member of the Port City Community Church, the owner of Michael A. Cooksey Ltd. Custom Masonry and a member of the North Carolina Masonry Association...