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Stories from Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Refinancing will save BMU millions (04/03/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Lower interest rates will translate to around $10 million in savings for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities. The Sikeston City Council approved a resolution during their regular monthly meeting Monday authorizing the sale of electrical system revenue refunding bonds for the city as requested by the BMU's bond counsel, Gilmore and Bell...
Decision nears (04/03/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With April 15 set as the deadline, the Sikeston City Council is slated to make a decision on consolidating the city and Scott County's 911 systems at a special meeting Monday. In discussing current annual costs for 911 dispatching as well as equipment and software upgrades during a special joint meeting of the Council and Scott County Commission Monday, officials figured the combined savings could be roughly $500,000 per year or more...
Three arrested for wire thefts (04/03/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Three persons are now facing charges following a five-month investigation into the theft of copper wiring from an industrial site. On Nov. 4, 2011, Caruthersville Police officers along with Pemiscot County deputies were called to the former Missouri Fabrication building, 101 Industrial Drive. At the scene officers determined forcible entry was made at the south side of the building through a delivery entry door...
Weapons discovered (04/03/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Approximately 30 weapons were seized along with suspected illegal drugs when two search warrants were served early today. Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell said officers served two search warrants today at residences east of Steele...
Life returning back to normal for Morehouse residents after 2011 flood (04/03/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com MOREHOUSE -- Nearly a year after floodwaters crept into Morehouse, affecting nearly 80 percent of the town, life is returning to normal for the most of the 1,000 or so residents. "We're doing fairly well and still have some work that has to be done," said Morehouse Mayor Pete Leija about his residents...
Eagles soaring (04/03/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- With his teammates playing flawless defense behind him, New Madrid County Central's Kyle Harris provided the Eagles with five shutout innings to guide the Eagles to their fourth win of the season. Knocking out seven hits while taking advantage of nine Risco errors on Monday, the Eagles won 10-0 in five innings on the mercy rule...
East Prairie thumps Charleston 20-5 (04/03/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The East Prairie Lady Eagles took advantage of nearly every opportunity they could. With just eight hits, East Prairie plated 20 runs to win their fifth game of the season defeating the Charleston Lady Bluejays 20-5 in five innings...
Chaffee baseball, NMCC softball each sweep pair (04/03/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils took two games on Monday, defeating Leopold 7-1 and Delta 20-1. In the first game against Leopold, Chaffee scored two runs in the first inning and that was enough as Alex Davie tossed 5 1/3 innings allowing only one earned run while striking out 12 and walking three. Cody Payne earned the save striking out three in the last 1 2/3 innings...
Carriel Deane (04/03/12)
URBANA -- Carriel True Deane, 81, formerly of East Prairie, died April 1, 2012, at the Colonial Springs Healthcare Center in Buffalo. Born July 30, 1930, in East Prairie, to the late Cariel True and Tola Hale True, she had lived in Urbana after moving from St. Louis, where she retired from General American in 1985. She attended the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Hermitage and was a member the Order of the Eastern Star 99 of Hermitage...
Marzella Skelton (04/03/12)
PUXICO -- Marzella Catherine Skelton, 97, died April 1, 2012, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Sept. 14, 1914, in Bridgeport, Okla., daughter of the late John Franklin and Mary Catherine Smith Heldermon, in 1940 she moved to Puxico where she was a member of the Puxico Christian Church for 63 years...
Eugene Hessling Sr. (04/03/12)
DEXTER -- Ralph "Eugene" Hessling Sr., 94, died March 31, 2012, at his home. Born June 30, 1927, at Lilbourn, son of the late Edward and Polly Ann Brockwell Hessling, he was a heavy equipment operator. On Dec. 26, 1936, at New Madrid, he married Freddie Pearl Hessling who preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 2006...
Betty Grissom (04/03/12)
SIKESTON -- Nellie Elizabeth "Betty" Grissom, 79, died April 1, 2012, at her home. Born April 3, 1932, in Sikeston, to the late John William Bizzell and Nettie Elizabeth Tate Grissom, she was of the Methodist belief. On Nov. 17, 1974, at Clarkton, she married Orville Kenneth Grissom who preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 2009...
Terry Craft (04/03/12)
RANDLES -- Terry Martin Craft, 28, died March 29, 2012, in Moberly. Born Jan. 24, 1984, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of Bryan Craft of Crump and Donna Jean Hendrickson Craft Vessles of Randles. In addition to his parents, survivors include: his stepmother, Martha Craft, of Crump; his stepfather who raised him, Sherman Vessells of Randles; two brothers, Bryan Craft of Cape Girardeau and George Craft of Crump; one sister, Alysha Vessells of Randles; his grandmothers, Doris Fulton of Jackson and Opal Vessells of Randles; his grandfather, Obie Hendrickson of Morley; and his great-grandmother, Gladys Stoval of Crump.. ...
Arnett Murrell (04/03/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Arnett Murrell, died April 3, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.