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Stories from Thursday, September 29, 2011

New county code enforcement officer hired (09/29/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Nuisance makers beware: Mississippi County has a new man on the job. During their regular meeting Thursday, Mississippi County commissioners met with Ken Stevenson of Charleston, the county's new compliance officer for the county nuisance ordinance...
Charleston shooting under investigation (09/29/11)
CHARLESTON - The investigation is continuing today into a shooting. At about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, the Charleston Police Department received a call reporting a person was shot, according to Robert E. Hearnes, director of the Charleston Department of Public Safety...
DPS construction (09/29/11)
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Judgement House begins Wednesday at Miner Baptist (09/29/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com MINER -- If you think haunted houses are scary try going to hell. Judgement House, an alternative to a haunted house presented annually by the Miner Baptist Church, begins Wednesday. "We're doing eight nights: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and then the same thing next week," said Mitch Jackson, the church's senior pastor. "We have a large number of people involved in this, as we have in the past."...
Little Mr. and Miss Cotton Carnival (09/29/11)
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Charleston shooting under investigation (09/29/11)
CHARLESTON - The investigation is continuing today into a shooting. At about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, the Charleston Police Department received a call reporting a person was shot, according to Robert E. Hearnes, director of the Charleston Department of Public Safety...
Spoiler (09/29/11)
SIKESTON -- Despite a big win from Kelsey Dial in singles competition on Wednesday, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs' tennis team couldn't keep up with the Dexter Lady Bearcats, falling 8-1 in their last home match of the season. "Kelsey avenged an earlier season loss against their No. 1 to continue her strong play of late," Sikeston coach Russ Dial said. "The rest of the team struggled against a tough district opponent and the loss of No. 2 player, Martha Neel, didn't help out the situation."...
Sikeston football team ready for young NMCC (09/29/11)
"It there's something that we're looking to do, it's to be consistent through all four quarters," Sikeston coach Kent Gibbs said, "in all three phases of the game."
Sikeston softball dominates Saxony (09/29/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON --The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs defeated the Saxony Lutheran Lady Crusaders on Wednesday, 14-3, on the mercy-rule. Scoring a run each in the first four inning, the Lady Bulldogs broke loose with a seven-run rally in the fifth before scoring their final three runs in the sixth to put the mercy-rule in effect...
Kelly rallies to best Oran on senior night (09/29/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Playing their last home game of the regular season on Wednesday, the Kelly Lady Hawks sent their seniors out on a high note by holding off a late Oran rally to beat the Lady Eagles 3-2. "It was senior night so they had a little excitement," Kelly coach Rhonda Ratledge said of her girls. "We battled this game kind of like the way we did the Notre Dame game, so we had a little fire behind us and we played small ball...
Mike Hodges (09/29/11)
MATTHEWS -- Stephen Michael "Mike" Hodges, 57, died Sept. 27, 2011, at the home of his parents. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Willa Mae Luellen (09/29/11)
NEW MADRID -- Willa Mae "Blue" Luellen, 77, died Sept. 26, 2011, 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...
Barbara Whitehead (09/29/11)
CHARLESTON -- Barbara Jean Whitehead, 64, died Sept. 28, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete.
Terri Medlock (09/29/11)
NEW MADRID -- Teresa M. "Terri" Nowell Medlock, 54, of New Madrid, died Sept. 27, 2011, 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...
Thomas Collins (09/29/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Thomas Everett Collins, 71, died at 4:40 a.m. Sept. 28, 2011, 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...
Doyal Duffie (09/29/11)
DEXTER -- Doyal Leo Duffie, 88, died Sept. 27, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Lottie Carlisle (09/29/11)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday for Lottie Mae Carlisle, 77, who died Sept. 27, 2011, were: Chance Stotts, Garry Dorris, Keith Bruce, John Bruce, Alan Bruce and Dale Hurley. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...