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Stories from Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bohannon, Harris win council seats (04/07/10)
BENTON -- Sikeston voters opted during Tuesday's election to keep the incumbent in the at-large seat on the city council. Mike Bohannon defeated challenger, David Carnell, 726 Scott and New Madrid County votes to 661, for another three-year term in the at-large seat on the Sikeston City Council...
One vote decides election in Tallapoosa (04/07/10)
NEW MADRID - In a democracy, every person's vote counts, especially in an election with low voter turnout where one vote can apparently elect an alderman. According to unofficial election returns provided by New Madrid County Clerk Clement Cravens just 2,131 voters cast ballots in Tuesday's municipal election out of the more than 13,000 registered voters in the county. ...
Turnout light in Mississippi County; school boards decided (04/07/10)
CHARLESTON -- Turnout was light in municipal elections in Mississippi County on Tuesday, as there were few opposed races outside of school board candidates. Thirteen percent -- or 1,080 --of the county's 8,500 voters turned out for Tuesday's election, according to Junior DeLay, Mississippi County Clerk...
Used book sale: Annual sale begins Thursday (04/07/10)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Public Library's annual used book sale is a book lover's dream. Buyers can find everything from today's best sellers to yesterday's classics at bargain prices -- and every purchase pumps new life into the library. Sikeston Public Library's annual used book sale begins at 5 p.m. Thursday at the library's community room with a three-hour opportunity to pick through this year's selection...
Electrical accident (04/07/10)
Emergency personnel and Sikeston Board of Municipal Utility officials, pictured right, discuss the cause of an electric shock sustained by a BMU worker, not pictured. Emergency personnel responded to a report of a 65-year-old BMU worker being electrocuted on Ingram Road near Route HH shortly after 1:30 p.m. ...
Sikeston man is killed in motorcycle accident (04/07/10)
MINER -- A Sikeston man died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident early today in New Madrid County. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Sikeston excels at Poplar Bluff meet (04/07/10)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston track and field team continued their early season success on Monday, with the boys winning a tri-meet at Poplar Bluff and the girls placing second. The boys dominated the meet, scoring 113 points. Poplar Bluff was second with 39 while Cape Central finished with 32...
Roundup: Sikeston soccer, golf both post wins (04/07/10)
FREDERICKTOWN -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs remain undefeated after blanking the Fredericktown Lady Blackcats 2-0 on Tuesday evening. Keyonna Blissett scored both of the Lady Bulldogs' goals in the second half with assists from both Sydney Davied and Emily Eaves...
NMCC drops offensive shootout (04/07/10)
NEW MADRID -- Runs definitely were not in short supply Tuesday afternoon when visiting Twin Rivers took on the New Madrid County Central Eagles. Trying to overcome an 11-run deficit late, NMCC would score eight-runs in the final three innings before eventually falling to the Royals 19-9...
SHS continues hot hitting in 12-9 win over Poplar Bluff (04/07/10)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Sikeston sophomore Luke Keefer would rather pitch in pressure packed situations. He doesn't get rattled when the games on the line. In fact, he said it's better if he can just show his stuff once through a lineup anyway. "It doesn't bother me at all," Keefer said. "Usually when I start games, after they have seen me once that's when I start giving up hits...
Pace wins first BassBusters tourney of year (04/07/10)
KENTUCKY LAKE -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their first tournament of the year on March 28 with the weigh-in held at the Fenton ramp on Kentucky Lake. Stan Pace won the tournament with two bass weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces, while Mitch Allen took second place and Big Bass honors with a 5 pound, 8 ounce fish and also won the "Lucky Drawing." Ty Garrett was third with two bass weighing 5 pounds, 7 ounces...
Jeanette Frazier (04/07/10)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jeanette L. Frazier, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 8, 2010 in Nashville. A public memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, Mo. The family will receive visitors immediately following the service...
Bruce White (04/07/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Bruce Edwin White, 63, formerly of Portageville, died April 5, 2010, at Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are with the DeLisle Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Verna Knight (04/07/10)
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- Verna Masterson Knight, 90, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 1 a.m. CST Tuesday, April 6, 2010, in Bonita Springs. Funeral arrangements are with the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Patricia Stephens (04/07/10)
DEXTER -- Patricia Ann Stephens, 49, died April 4, 2010, at her home. Funeral arrangements are with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Jimmie Fort (04/07/10)
HAYWOOD CITY -- Jimmie Fort, 86, died at 4:06 a.m. April 3, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are with the Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Dallas Finley (04/07/10)
DIEHLSTADT - Dallas Finley, 87, formerly of Charleston, died April 7, 2010, at his home in Diehlstadt. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Shannon Farrar (04/07/10)
MORLEY -- Shannon L. Farrar, 45, died April 5, 2010, at his home. Funeral arrangements are with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Oran. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Dewavon Adams (04/07/10)
SIKESTON -- Albert Dewavon Adams, 87, died April 6, 2010, after a brief illness. 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...
Spring training has begun (04/07/10)
Baseball has finally arrived. The smell of the grass, hot dogs and beer fill the air and add to that the smell of money, and nothing could be better. That's right, money. You see, this season marks the first step toward my making millions of dollars thanks to my little nephew. The little tyke begins T-ball this week and his march to the billions of dollars that will be headed his way...
Tiger is not out of the woods yet (04/07/10)
We pause from the ongoing discussion of health care, soaring deficits, higher gas prices and looming tax hikes to tackle a more important topic - the return of Tiger Woods to both the golf and national media stage. And what a return it will be! The Tiger Woods episode has truly been like a car wreck - you feel sorry for the victims but you can't help but stare as you drive slowly by...