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Stories from Friday, September 17, 2010

Bicyclist injured in crash (09/17/10)
SIKESTON -- A bicyclist sustained serious injuries after she was struck by a vehicle on Thursday evening. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a phone call in reference to the accident, which occurred at East Gladys and South Prairie, at 6:15 p.m. The bicycle rider, Willie Butler, 65, ran a stop sign at the intersection and was struck by a westbound vehicle on Gladys Street...
Child Passenger Safety Week begins Sunday (09/17/10)
SIKESTON -- Next week marks Child Passenger Safety Week, but local car seat technicians say they're available year-round to ensure car seats are installed properly. "Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children, and nearly 73 percent of car seats are not used correctly," said social worker Stacey Dame, who is also car seat technician for Scott County Health Department which serves as a car seat check station...
Burglars targeted (09/17/10)
CHARLESTON -- Recovery Act funding will help Mississippi County target burglars. Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore advised county commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday that the county was approved as a sub-recipient of a grant which reimburses local law enforcement agencies for overtime salary expenditures related to the investigation of agriculture-related crime...
Schools and towns look into funding for improvements (09/17/10)
BENTON -- Some Scott County towns and schools are taking advantage of the opportunity to secure grant funding to improve transportation options for pedestrians and bicyclists. During Thursday's Scott County Commission meeting, county developer Joel Evans informed commissioners he attended a Transportation Enhancement Funds Workshop hosted by the Missouri Department of Transportation on Wednesday. ...
Catfish festival hooks the pros and the public (09/17/10)
NEW MADRID - While the pros are trying to catch some prize-winning catfish, there is plenty for the public to catch during Saturday's Cabela's King Kat Tournament and Festival. New Madrid Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Christina McWaters noted this year's event is bigger, offering a wider range of activities for children and adults...
SHS to take on rival Mules (09/17/10)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The recent history between the Sikeston Bulldogs and Poplar Bluff Mules hasn't been short on memorable games. Just last year, the two teams met twice late in the season with huge stakes on the line. The first game between them ended up deciding a district title for the Bulldogs while the latter sent Sikeston into the Class 4 quarterfinal round of the state tournament...
Mules down Sikeston (09/17/10)
POPLAR BLUFF (SMNS) -- Poplar Bluff scored the first 10 points of the match Thursday night and needed a nine-point run in the second game to beat Sikeston 25-16, 25-21. "We ended up spotting them 10 points to start the match," Sikeston head coach Steve Beydler said. "But, to their credit, they actually dug in. After the first set and in the second, they played much better and were really aggressive. Overall, I'm extremely pleased with they way we played tonight...
Oran wins home opener (09/17/10)
ORAN -- After a 25-22 first set loss to visiting New Madrid County Central, Oran bounced back to sweep the final two sets 25-22, 25-20 winning their home opener Thursday night. "I thought they played really, really well," Oran coach Sara Heisserer said. "A lot of times we kind of buckled under pressure, but I thought we maintained it today."...
SHS slips by Twin Rivers, 4-3 (09/17/10)
BROSELEY -- From the moment Sikeston's Sarah Dixon rounded the bases and scored on a bunt in the first inning, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs knew it was going to be a good day. With the help of Dixon's four-base error and a home run from Sarah Hopson, the Lady Bulldogs (6-6) defeated the Twin Rivers Lady Royals on Thursday afternoon on a 4-3 final...
Friday night at a glance (09/17/10)
Sikeston at Poplar Bluff PLACE, TIME -- Poplar Bluff, 7 p.m. 2010 RECORDS -- Sikeston 3-0; Poplar Bluff 1-2 COACHES (RECORDS) -- Poplar Bluff: Shane Kearbey (14-11 in 3rd season); Sikeston: Kent Gibbs (101-108 in 22nd season; 23-14 in 4th season with SHS)...
Matthew Fitzgerald (09/17/10)
SIKESTON -- Matthew T. Fitzgerald, 35, died Sept. 17, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition..
James Vangilder (09/17/10)
SIKESTON -- James Vangilder, 78, died Sept. 16, 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.
Patricia Rinehart (09/17/10)
DEXTER -- Patricia Ann Rinehart, 66, died Sept. 13, 2010, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Lonnie F. Phelps (09/17/10)
RANDLES -- Lonnie F. Phelps, 58, died Sept. 16, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Billy Barnett (09/17/10)
CHAFFEE -- Billy L. Barnett, 79, died Sept. 15, 2010, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition....
Ann Davis (09/17/10)
SIKESTON -- Elizabeth Ann Davis, 72, died at 6 a.m. Sept. 17, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Rocky Allcock (09/17/10)
BERTRAND -- Rocky George Allcock, 51, died Sept. 17, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Billie Barnes (09/17/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Billie Newton Barnes, 82, died at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 15, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Patricia Higdon (09/17/10)
DEXTER -- Patricia Higdon, 70, formerly of Sikeston, died Sept. 16, 2010, at St Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Bill Boyd (09/17/10)
NEW MADRID -- William E. "Bill" Boyd, 77, died Sept. 16, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Daniel Spears (09/17/10)
WILLIS, Texas -- Daniel Keith Spears, 61, died Sept. 9, 2010. In the early morning hours of his 21st wedding anniversary, surrounded by his loving family and devoted friends, Daniel Keith Spears finally surrendered to the hideous disease against which he had so fiercely and valiantly fought for over two years...