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Stories from Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Shooting victim dies (09/22/10)
LILBOURN - A shooting victim has died from his wounds. Leonard Thomas, 56, a resident of 1 Highway D in North Lilbourn, was pronounced dead at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, according to New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition....
Missouri playing key role in annual Delta Conference (09/22/10)
WASHINGTON, DC -- Missouri is playing a key role this year's Delta Grassroots Caucus annual conference in Washington, DC, with Alternate Federal Co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority Mike Marshall of Sikeston, Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, Sen. Claire McCaskill and other Missouri leaders among the key participants. The conference began Tuesday and will wrap up Thursday...
State, local officials favor use of electronic monitoring shackles (09/22/10)
BENTON -- State and local officials are teaming up for a bill which would allow certain state prisoners to be placed on house arrest using electronic monitoring shackles. State Rep. Ellen Brandom, 160th District, met with Scott County officials during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday to discuss the bill she intends to file...
Project hopes to raise funds for autism therapy (09/22/10)
SIKESTON -- When Sam and Hope McPheeters' daughter Ella was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, she was on the waiting list for her specific therapy for more than a year. "It was the longest year of our lives," said Hope McPheeters. And that's why she and her husband, who live in Columbia, are working to receive funding to help reduce that waiting time for children like Ella, now 5, with the developmental disorder. ...
'Survivor' contestants to appear at Beggs farm (09/22/10)
BLODGETT-- Reality TV fans are in for a special treat as appearances by "Survivor" contestants are planned when Beggs Family Farm opens for its fall season next weekend. "Pearl Islands" and "Heroes vs. Villains" winner Sandra Diaz-Twine along with "China" winner Todd Herzog and "Tocantins" castaway Spencer Duhm are scheduled to make an appearance Oct. 2 at the Scott County farm located off Highway U near Blodgett...
SHS falls in three sets (09/22/10)
SIKESTON -- After a convincing 25-17 first set win over visiting Jackson Tuesday night, the Sikeston Lady Dogs saw the Lady Indians rally take the final two sets to win the match. Following a 25-16 Jackson win in the second where the game was never really in question, the two teams played a tight third set that saw the Indians take a late lead before edging out the Lady Bulldogs 25-22...
Lady Rams drop Oran in two sets (09/22/10)
SCOTT CITY -- It was an improvement as soon as a serve from Oran's Cheyanne King fell to Scott City's side of the floor. Oran had scored a point. Something that didn't happen in the first set against the Scott City Lady Rams last season as Scott City's Katie Hogan served a perfect 25-0 win over the Lady Eagles...
Sikeston soccer blanks Festus (09/22/10)
HILLSBORO -- The Sikeston Bulldogs shut out the Festus Tigers on Tuesday night in their first pool play game at the Hillsboro Invitational tournament. After adjustments needed making to start the second half, the Bulldogs broke the scoreless tie in a big way. Evan Underwood and Grant Hinton each scored two goals with assists from Clayton Kinder, Tyler Neal, Hunter Williams and Chase Baron...
Scott City wins conference title (09/22/10)
SCOTT CITY -- After somewhat struggling with swinging the metal, the Scott City Lady Rams needed a big, offensive outburst to maybe get them out of their slump. Tuesday afternoon against the East Prairie Eagles provided just that as well as a conference title for the Lady Rams in their 18-2 win...
Hunting safely (09/22/10)
Hunting is an enjoyable and popular pastime for many folks in our area. It's a great way to get exercise, spend quality time with family and friends and obtain some top-notch fare for the dinner table. Wild game is tasty, low in fat and easy to prepare once you learn a few techniques. ...
Columnist, football teams gear up for last three weeks (09/22/10)
You mean to tell me that the 2010 football season is halfway over? It's week five already people! Where has all the football gone? Oh wait, here it is. I see it now. It's all bunched together in the last three weeks. Huh? I could have sworn that the football season lasted 10 weeks in high school but, sure enough, it's all right there in weeks eight through 10...
Richard Burks (09/22/10)
SIKESTON -- Richard Burks, 44, died Sept. 18, 2010. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Harold Jones (09/22/10)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held today at the First United Methodist Church for Harold Linro Jones, 81, who died on Sept. 19, 2010, were: Garry Warner, Pat Jones, Jim Caskey, John Mobley, Bill Deane and Jim Barnes. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
Lonnie Moore (09/22/10)
LILBOURN -- Lonnie B. Moore, 56, died Sept. 19, 2010. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition. s.
Emma Roberson (09/22/10)
RAINBOW CITY -- Emma M. Roberson, 76, died Sept. 16, 2010, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Phyllis Condict (09/22/10)
SIKESTON -- Phyllis Diane Condict, 63, died Sept. 19, 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.
Rosemary Andreson (09/22/10)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Rosemary Lee Anderson, 64, formerly of Anaheim, Calif., died Sept. 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...
William Thomason (09/22/10)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- William Loral Thomason, 82, died Sept. 19, 2010. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Murder defense tough to swallow (09/22/10)
I like my coffee. I like my Pepsi. And as a result, I apparently have a mental disorder. Well, perhaps some background is appropriate. A Kentucky man goes on trial this week for strangling his wife. His defense strategy is that he suffered temporary insanity because of excessive consumption of caffeine...