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Stories from Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Depro elected to Sikeston city council (04/06/11)
BENTON -- It was a close race for the two candidates vying for a seat on the Sikeston City Council, but when the votes were counted during Tuesday's municipal election, Bob Depro walked away the winner. Depro defeated David Carnell for the at-large position currently held by Sue Rogers, who was not eligible for another term due to the City Charter allowing no more than two consecutive terms in a City Council position...
Dambach, Rebstock and Riley voted to NMC R-1 school board (04/06/11)
NEW MADRID - Voter turnout was lower than even what New Madrid County Clerk Clement Cravens had expected. Some 1,968 voters took time to exercise their right to vote in Tuesday's election. Cravens said he had hoped to see at least 3,000 of the county's approximately 13,000 registered voters cast ballots. However, overall the election day ran smoothly, he said...
Few races leads to low voter turnout (04/06/11)
CHARLESTON -- A low voter turnout during Tuesday's municipal election was attributed to the small number of contested races. County Clerk Junior DeLay said the 17.47 percent turnout -- 1,494 of the county's registered 8,553 voters, was "a little low."...
Students raise awareness for cause of putting shoes on kids (04/06/11)
SIKESTON -- For many Sikeston Senior High School students, Tuesday was "One Day Without Shoes." "This day is sponsored by TOMS to raise awareness for the cause of putting shoes on kids in developing companies," said Ben Priday, a senior who organized the event...
Area man dies in vehicle crash (04/06/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A man sustained fatal injuries in an early morning accident on Tuesday in Pemiscot County. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Standard Democrat Scoreboard (April 6) (04/06/11)
Local scores from Wednesday's games.
Anderson's home run in seventh lifts SHS over Mules (04/06/11)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs seem to have found their home run stroke in the past few games. After clubbing five home runs in three games over the weekend in the McCracken County Tournament, the Bulldogs went to the long ball again on Monday afternoon against Poplar Bluff, blasting two more homers...
Dixon, Sikeston shut down Blackcats 3-1 (04/06/11)
SIKESTON -- Getting her first start in net for Sikeston this season, sophomore Sarah Dixon proved more than capable of helping the Lady Bulldogs to their third win of the season. Limiting visiting Fredericktown to one goal on 11 shots, Dixon helped Sikeston hold on to an early lead to beat the Lady Blackcats 3-1...
Chaffee gets revenge on Scott Central 12-6 (04/06/11)
CHAFFEE -- They weren't going to let the Scott County Central Braves slip up on them this time. Fueled by their loss to the Braves last season, the Chaffee Red Devils withstood a furious Scott Central rally to win their eighth game of the year on Tuesday, 12-6...
Sikeston golfers win quad meet Tuesday (04/06/11)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston golf team defeated three other schools in a quad meet on Tuesday at the Sikeston Country Club. As a team, the Bulldogs shot 165 led by medalist Evan Deere, who shot even par on the day at 35. "He shot well," Sikeston golf coach Andy McGill said about Deere. "He's really playing good right now and he's doing what he should be doing as our number one."...
Anna Moulton (04/06/11)
BUNKER HILL, Ill. -- Anna Sue Moulton, 78, died at 3:20 a.m. April 3, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Jimmy Robison (04/06/11)
SIKESTON -- James Arthur "Jimmy" Robison, 66, died at 1:56 p.m. Monday at his nephew's home near Catron. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Pee Wee Stallings (04/06/11)
CHARLESTON -- Paul Wayne "Pee Wee" Stallings, 61, died March 30, 2011, at the Luther Midelfort Health Systems in Eau Claire, Wis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Margaret Totty (04/06/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Margaret Hayes Totty, 98, died April 3, 2011, in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Mary Stauffer (04/06/11)
SIKESTON -- Mary Ruth Roach Stauffer, 80, died April 5, 2011, at the Charleston Manor. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
2012 election gets under way (04/06/11)
Well, who would have thought!? President Obama has "officially" launched his re-election campaign with an electronic announcement and a series of costly fundraising events. There are more story-lines to the 2012 campaign than a made-for-TV mini-series...