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Stories from Sunday, May 30, 2010

Remembrance: Veteran recalls service, fallen comrades (05/30/10)
BERTRAND -- With Memorial Day being the unofficial start of summer, John Horner of rural Bertrand celebrates like most people. "I like to be with my family, I look forward to them coming -- I have one daughter and one son," Horner said. But the holiday also has a deeper significance...
R-6 school district seeks nominations (05/30/10)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 School District is looking for more names to add to its Hall of Fame/Honor Wall, which is already home to over 150 plaques recognizing individuals and teams who've offered service to the district. "Roger Sherman started this in 1995, and it has been wonderful," said Pat Taylor, member of the Hall of Fame/Honor Wall Committee. ...
Man sentenced in sodomy, rape case (05/30/10)
JEFFERSON CITY --- A Sikeston-area man was sentenced on Friday to 50 years in state prison after he was convicted on four counts of statutory sodomy and one count of first-degree statutory rape before Iron County Circuit Court Judge Randall Louis Head...
Fundraiser helps support MDA district, patients (05/30/10)
SIKESTON -- Like several youths, 16-year-old Mariah Schott is eagerly anticipating attending camp this summer. "Only two more weeks," the Kelso resident said. "I just love it -- it's my favorite time of the year." But Mariah doesn't attend just any camp. She attends the Muscular Dystrophy Association's camp, a six-day event for children suffering from muscular dystrophy...
Great expectations: Sqiurrels looking for return to Sr. Babe Ruth World Series (05/30/10)
"Our goal is to go to the World Series and nothing less," coach Michael Minner said. "Once you've been there and tasted it you sure want to go back."
Mosley set to play for Moberly (05/30/10)
SIKESTON -- With just one win on their record, the Scott County Central Bravettes did not have many bright spots during the 2009-10 basketball season. There was one, however, who shone the brightest and that was senior Markita Mosley. Mosley's star led her to Moberly Area Community College where she signed her letter of intent to play basketball for the Lady Greyhounds...
Sikeston has three named all-district (05/30/10)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Three Sikeston Bulldog baseball players were recently named to the Class 4, District 1 baseball team. Freshman Tyler Anderson, a pitcher and infielder, senior outfielder Cody Rice and junior infielder Nathan Rodgers all made the 20-player team from the Bulldogs...
Mary Marshall (05/30/10)
SIKESTON -- Mary Frances Stallings Marshall, 83, formerly of Charleston, died May 25, 2010, at St. Anthony's Hospice House in St. Louis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Melvin Hostler (05/30/10)
SIKESTON -- Melvin Loyd Hostler, 65, died May 26, 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.
Roy Hodgkiss Sr. (05/30/10)
SIKESTON -- Roy Dale Hodgkiss Sr., 58, died May 27, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Alan Petersen (05/30/10)
LAURENS, Iowa -- Alan G. Petersen, 50, died May 26, 2010, at the Pocahontas Community Hospital in Pocahontas as a result of a traffic accident. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Cynthia Lou Best (05/30/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Cynthia Lou Best, 73, died at 11:10 p.m. May 27, 2010, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
John Skelton (05/30/10)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for John Bryan Skelton, 37, of Sikeston, who died on May 25, 2010 were: Keith Skelton, Mike Skelton, Jeff Martin, David Jones, Craig Templeton, Johnny Seabaugh, Alvin Gross and Trenton Gross...
Donald Schmidt (05/30/10)
SIKESTON -- Donald Lester Schmidt, 75, died May 28, 2010, at his home in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.