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Stories from Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Football team honored (11/03/10)
Sikeston Councilman Mike Bohannon (left) gives Sikeston head football coach Kent Gibbs (center) a copy of a resolution recognizing the Bulldogs after an undefeated regular season. Also present was Sikeston Mayor Jerry Pullen (right) and members of the Bulldog football team...
November Calendar Girl (11/03/10)
Erica Garrett, daughter of Shannon and Marvelene Garrett, is the Standard Democrat's Calendar Girl for November. Garrett, a finalist in the 2009 Miss Sikeston Contest, is currently attending Missouri State University in Springfield where she is majoring in public relations...
Bennett wins tight commissioner race (11/03/10)
CHARLESTON -- For the first time in 16 years, Mississippi County voters have selected a new presiding commissioner. Republican Carlin Bennett narrowly defeated Democratic candidate Jack Feezor by seven votes. Bennett received 1,644 votes, Feezor garnered 1,637, and 166 votes were cast for Independent Danny Norman...
Scott County voters follow nation, favor Republicans (11/03/10)
BENTON -- Following the national trend, the majority of Scott County voters favored Republican candidates during Tuesday's election. Nearly 43 percent of Scott County's 26,841 registered voters turned out to the polls Tuesday. "I wish turnout would have been higher, but that's better than some elections we've had," Scott County Clerk Rita Milam said after election results were tallied Tuesday night...
Mid-term election draws lower numbers to polls (11/03/10)
NEW MADRID - With no countywide races on the ballot, voter turnout was even lower than County Clerk Clement Cravens had originally projected. Only 4,752 ballots were cast Tuesday with more than 13,000 registered voters in New Madrid County. According to Cravens in the 2006 mid-term election 6,000 ballots were cast by county voters. He had anticipated a turnout of around 5,000...
Sikeston man sentenced (11/03/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Sikeston man was sentenced in federal court for possessing cocaine base. Tommy K. Turner, 39, was was sentenced to 100 months on one felony count of possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base. He appeared Monday before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr., according to a news release from the United States Attorney's Office...
Water will be shut off to MDMC (11/03/10)
SIKESTON -- A water line upgrade will result in a change in visiting hours at Missouri Delta Medical Center and extra some safety measures. At 6 p.m. Thursday, the water supply to the hospital will be shut off. According to the Board of Municipal Utilities and Department of Public Safety, the main water line to MDMC will be upgraded, resulting in a loss of water until the work is completed...
Notre Dame blanks SHS in district title game (11/03/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Facing Notre Dame for the Class 2, District 1 championship Tuesday night, Sikeston proved unable to deny Notre Dame their fifth straight district title. Already trailing by one at the half, the Sikeston saw Notre Dame tack on another goal with 17 minutes left in the game to seal their trip to the state tournament...
Regional tonight (11/03/10)
Darryl Howard, seen here carrying the ball in practice, and the rest of the Sikeston Bulldogs will host the Potosi Trojans at 7 p.m.today in a Class 4 regional playoff game. Sikeston (10-0) is making their second-straight trip to the playoffs.
Change is not always a good thing in athletics (11/03/10)
Sports, as we all know, is about one thing; winning. Some athletes do whatever they can to gain a competitive advantage. Most, I still like to think, do it the honest way with old-fashioned hard work when the camera's aren't flashing. Some, that have grabbed national headlines, have dipped into a medicinal advantage to gain that competitive edge. ...
Eva Hinshaw (11/03/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Eva. Hinshaw, 52, died at 3:50 a.m. Nov. 3, 2010, in the 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...
John MacBride (11/03/10)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted on Oct. 28 at the Ponder Funeral Home for John Henry MacBride, 82, who died on Oct. 25, 2010, were: Jason Pounds, Darryl Finney, Woody Woods, Mike Keefer, Richard Bundy and Earl McConnell. Honorary pallbearers were Wade Hall and Howard McArtor...
Izora Taylor (11/03/10)
MARION, Ind. -- Izora D. Taylor, 68, died Oct. 29, 2010, at Colonial Oaks Health Care in Marion. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Mary Lindsey (11/03/10)
WILLARD -- Mary Magdeline Lindsey, 93, died Oct. 11, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Ethel Trousdale (11/03/10)
CHARLESTON -- Ethel Trousdale, 89, died Nov. 2, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Arvil Skinner (11/03/10)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Arvil L. Skinner, 66, died Nov. 3, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Bud Midkiff II (11/03/10)
ESSEX -- Robert Don "Bud" Midkiff II, 38, died Oct. 30, 2010, near Essex. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Louisza Townsend (11/03/10)
CHARLESTON -- Louisza Sue "Lou" Townsend, died Oct. 25, 2010, at 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...
Billie Salyer (11/03/10)
ANNISTON -- Billie Wayne Salyer, 81, died at 6:37 p.m. Nov. 1, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.