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Stories from Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lower heating costs take chill off winter (10/18/09)
SIKESTON -- Average winter temperatures and lower fuel costs should make it easier -- and more affordable -- for families to stay warm this winter. The savings will be felt the most by natural gas users. "It's considerably cheaper, and customers will see their bills significantly lower this winter, even if they run their furnaces as much as last winter," said Steve Green, manager of public affairs for Atmos Energy. ...
Man is sentenced to federal prison (10/18/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A New Madrid County man was sentenced Friday on federal drug charges. Michael Keith Raymond was sentenced to to 120 months in prison on one felony count of unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine. Upon release from prison, Raymond will be placed on supervised release for a period of three years, according to a news release from Acting United States Attorney Michael W. Reap...
Funds bring doctors home (10/18/09)
SIKESTON -- Among the many things that benefit from funds raised during the hospital ball is Missouri Delta Medical Center's Physician Scholarship Loan Program. The program is an important tool in recruiting physicians to practice medicine in the Sikeston community, according to Jason Schrumpf, vice president of professional services...
Hospital Ball will ring in 2010 (10/18/09)
SIKESTON -- Those looking forward to Missouri Delta Medical Center's 14th biennial Hospital Benefit Ball will need to wait just a bit longer. Held every other year -- usually in October -- the Hospital Benefit Ball has become one of the community's most anticipated and enjoyable fundraising events, according to Hospital Ball committee co-chairs Jo Ann Poole and Leslie Sisk...
Hometown honors (10/18/09)
Jenni DeWitt accepts an award on behalf of her brother, Blake DeWitt, who was named to the Sikeston R-6 Hall of Fame Friday night. In the background are other honorees including Scotty Keenan and Jacob Priday, also named to the Hall of Fame. Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller presented the honors...
Sikeston man dies in single-vehicle crash Friday night (10/18/09)
MORLEY -- A Sikeston man was killed Friday night in a one-vehicle accident in Scott County. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Hayti gets past Bulldogs in OT (10/18/09)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Hayti Indians got a leg up in the Class 1, District 1 standings with a 26-20 win in overtime over the Portageville Bulldogs on Friday night. Portageville scored first and led 7-0 after one quarter of play and led 13-6 at halftime...
Special teams spark Bulldogs (10/18/09)
SIKESTON -- Every week the Sikeston Bulldogs change up their game plan on special teams according to what team they're facing. On Friday evening against West Plains, they found the perfect scheme to take down a team that has never seen a loss to the Bulldogs...
SHS scores 32 points in under 5 minutes (10/18/09)
SIKESTON -- Effort and special teams were a perfect combination for the Sikeston Bulldogs' first-ever victory over the West Plains Zizzers. On a night where most fans were leery of the Zizzers' 1-6 record coming in, they saw the Bulldogs put on a display of high octane offense and brilliant special teams play...
NMCC displays depth on offense (10/18/09)
DEXTER -- The offensive depth of the New Madrid County Central Eagles was on full display Friday night in Dexter. G'Darius Stevenson, Jamareia Jones, and Rodney Anderson combined for 438 yards of offense and seven touchdowns. Stevenson has had to embrace a new role this season, moving from the running back slot to under the center. Stevenson, who had thrown only 38 total passes in the previous seven games, threw 19 passes Friday night, connecting on 11 for 109 yards and two touchdowns...
NMCC sacks Bearcats 48-14 (10/18/09)
DEXTER -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles got back in the win column Friday, as they rolled the Dexter Bearcats 48-14 at Charles Bland Stadium in Dexter. It was the Bearcats who struck first Friday, when Aaron Mace blocked an NMCC punt and Dexter recovered on the Eagles 5-yard line. That set up a 4-yard touchdown strike from Ben Mills to Ryan Windham, giving the Bearcats a 7-0 edge...
'Hawk 800 tight end read' proves to be winning play (10/18/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- He was all alone on his way towards the end zone. As Mikey Russell looked over his left shoulder the Conner Scott pass hit him right in the hands. And at about the same time, his feet crossed the plane for the touchdown. "We've worked on the play and it kind of freed me up and it just worked out," Russell said. "It left me wide open didn't it? Conner put the ball right on the money. Whenever I looked up it was there."...
Late pass lifts Eagles (10/18/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- A 15-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Mikey Russell gave the East Prairie Eagles a 10-6 win over the visiting Charleston Bluejays on Friday night in yet another benchmark for the history of the 'Battle for Mississippi County.' Trailing by just three points with just over two-and-a-half minutes left in the game, the Eagles converted on a fourth-and-six to give them their second lead of the night...
C. W. Lawrence (10/18/09)
SIKESTON -- Carroll Wayne "C.W." Lawrence, 68, died at 10:25 p.m., Oct. 15, 2009, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. 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...
Marcia Manning (10/18/09)
SIKESTON -- Marcia Manning, 74, died Oct. 17, 2009, in De Grasse Hospice House in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Georgia Kemp (10/18/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Georgia Ann Kemp, 74, died at 1 a.m. Oct. 16, 2009, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. 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...
Tonja Thompson (10/18/09)
JACKSON -- Tonja L. Thompson, 58, died Oct. 15, 2009, at her home. Born May 19, 1951, in Sikeston, to Betty Nowell Thompson of Cape Girardeau and the late Lynn Thompson, she was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements are with the Ford and Sons Funeral Home...