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Stories from Sunday, April 18, 2010

Going up (04/18/10)
Workers began setting the trusses for the 16,000-square-foot Miner Convention Center and City Hall Friday. Located on 2.7 acres between the new Drury Inn and the Ruby Tuesday restaurant, the facility's two large meeting areas will be located in the back half of the building. ...
Obama names local man to commission (04/18/10)
WASHINGTON -- The No. 2 job at the Delta Regional Authority has been filled by former Sikeston Mayor Mike Marshall. Marshall's appointment by President Barack Obama as alternate federal co-chair of the authority was announced Friday. For more pictures and stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Updated wing enhances stay for Missouri Delta patients (04/18/10)
SIKESTON -- Later this week, the first telemetry patients will take advantage of the brand-new 3F wing at Missouri Delta Medical Center. "We are expecting to move patients there on Tuesday or Wednesday," said Karen Lawless, telemetry manager. The floor deals with patients who need to be connected to machines to measure heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate, as well as blood-oxygen level and heart-rhythm monitoring information...
Laying the foundation for healthier communities (04/18/10)
NEW MADRID -- Area health departments are banding together to ensure they are able to keep providing their health services despite the sickly economy. With the assistance of a $84,910 Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant, the New Madrid, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Pemiscot and Dunklin county health departments are in the process of forming a 501c3 nonprofit organization, according to Jayne Dees, administrator of the New Madrid County Health Department...
Man arrested for theft of pigs (04/18/10)
BENTON - A Chaffee area man is charged with theft of livestock. Dale R. Nedrow, 48, is charged with livestock theft in excess of $3,000 and resisting arrest. Nedrow is presently being held in the Scott County Jail on a $100,000 bond. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Mosley signs (04/18/10)
Scott County Central's Markita Mosley signs a letter of intent to play basketball for Moberly Area Community College Friday afternoon. Present for the signing were Mosley (seated) and back row, from left: Moberly coach, Rashekii Howard; Scott Central coach, Semona Penrod; grandparents Larry and Daisy Mosley. A story on Mosley's signing will appear at a later date...
Roundup: East Prairie wins on Russell's walk-off homer (04/18/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- A walk-off home run by Mikey Russell in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the East Prairie Eagles a 3-2 win on Friday night over the visiting St. Vincent Indians. Russell drilled the second pitch he saw over the fence to break the 2-2 tie which was made possible by a two-run home run from Drew Armbruster in the top of the seventh. It was the only blemish starter Connor Scott had in his seven innings on the mound...
Charleston wins thriller (04/18/10)
BERNIE -- It took extra innings but the visiting Charleston Bluejays out-muscled the Bernie Mules, thanks to a 2-run home run by Danny McKinney in the top of the eighth inning to guide the Bluejays to a 10-8 win. "I was happy that Ethan (Browning) got on in front of me," McKinney said. "I was hoping just to move him over, maybe hit a gap shot to move the runner and I happen to hit it out."...
Track results (04/18/10)
Boys 800-meter relay -- 1. Saxony 8:42.53; 2. Cape Central 8:43.40; 3. Scott City 9:02.96. 110-meter hurdle relay -- 1. Sikeston 49.64; 2. Kennett 56.11; 3. Malden 56.22. 100 -- 1. Eljie Johnson (PB) 11.07; 2. G'Darius Stevenson (NM) 11.22; 3. Cortez Borders (H) 11.38...
Twilight Relays: Nine teams take part in event (04/18/10)
SIKESTON -- The same competitive nature is still there, but the Twilight Relays held at Sikeston High School is more about having fun on the track. So much fun in fact, the boys and girls 'throwers', those who participate in events such as the shut put and discus, compete in a 4x100 relay themselves which is usually the highlight of the evening...
Pauline Rodgers (04/18/10)
SIKESTON -- Pauline Grace Rodgers, 90, died April 15, 2010, at the Bertrand Nursing Home in Bertrand. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Donald Neal (04/18/10)
SIKESTON -- Donald Ray Neal, 57, of Sikeston, died Thursday April 15, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Samuel Storey (04/18/10)
BLOOMFIELD -- Samuel Storey, 82, died April 13, 2010, in the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition....
Harriet Savell (04/18/10)
NEW MADRID -- Harriet Anna Riley Savell, 92, died April 15, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Dorthy Stroud (04/18/10)
WAPPAPELLO -- Dorthy Mae Stroud, 77, died April 15, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Sondra Aycock (04/18/10)
CATRON -- Sondra Kay Ervin Aycock, 38, died at 4:15 p.m. April 15, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Marshall is good choice for the job (04/18/10)
Our congratulations go out to former Sikeston Mayor Mike Marshall who was appointed to a federal post by President Obama this week. Marshall will be the new alternate federal co-chair for the Delta Regional Authority. That fancy title means that Marshall will have responsibility for hundreds of programs that benefit the Delta Region, an area along the Mississippi River running roughly from St. Louis to New Orleans...