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Stories from Friday, April 13, 2012

Work to restore levee expected to begin in June (04/13/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- If things go as planned and the river doesn't rise, Mississippi County may see its levee restored to its original height. Carlin Bennett, presiding county commissioner, presented what sounded like good news about the frontline levee during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday...
Preparing for visitors (04/13/12)
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Rooker gets 35 years in prison (04/13/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A New Madrid man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for a fatal stabbing. Robert Rooker, 49, was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in the Department of Corrections on a charge of second degree murder in the death of Patrick Bradley by Circuit Judge Fred Copeland. On a charge of armed criminal action, Rooker was sentenced to 10 years in prison with Copeland ordering that sentence to be served consecutively to the first charge...
City and county E911 won't merge (04/13/12)
BENTON -- Scott County and the Sikeston E-911 services will remain as they are now: separate. Scott County Commissioners took another look at the figures during their Thursday meeting and agreed the price tag for merging the county's services with the city of Sikeston's is currently too high...
Go Blue (04/13/12)
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Pitching duel (04/13/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Riding a dominant start from Owen Flowers, the Dexter Bearcats picked up their second shutout in-a-row on Thursday against New Madrid County Central. Locked in a pitching a duel with the Eagles' JaShawn McDaniel, Flowers got the benefit of a solo home run from leadoff hitter Daniel Fitts in the third as the Bearcats held on to win 1-0...
Walker's big hit leads Chaffee to win over rival Scott City 5-1 (04/13/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Chaffee's Jared Walker knew exactly what pitch was coming. With the bases loaded and no outs, Walker got what he was expecting and broke open a pitcher's duel as he pushed across the eventual game-winning runs Thursday helping the Red Devils down their rival, Scott City, 5-1 at Harmon Field in Chaffee...
Risco one-hits Gideon for conference win (04/13/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com GIDEON -- The Risco Tigers allowed just one hit in a 13-0 win over Gideon in a Tri-County Conference game on Thursday. Matt Cummins earned the win, pitching four innings, allowing just one hit while Chris Pavy finished the game by striking out the side in the fifth...
Colie Sullivan (04/13/12)
WICKLIFFE, Ky. -- Colie Chandler Sullivan, 76, died at 12:04 p.m. April 11, 2012, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. Born Sept. 9, 1935, in Wickliffe, to the late Eurbin R. "Sorghum" and Sarah Lou "Johnny" Stovall Sullivan, he was a veteran of the U.S. ...
Maxine Messmer (04/13/12)
KELSO -- Maxine Messmer, 76, died April 11, 2012, at her home. Born April 27, 1935, in Fornfelt, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Bessie Irene Stone Burton. On Feb. 13, 1954, in Kelso, she married Norval Joseph Messmer who preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 1990...
Theophilus Ferrell (04/13/12)
CLARKSVILLE, Ind. -- Theophilus David Ferrell, newborn son of Daniel and Jodi Avery Ferrell of Clarksville, died April 10, 2012, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville. In addition to his parents, he is survived by: maternal grandparents, Mary Fowler and Mike Avery of Scott City, Mo.; paternal grandparents, Glyn and Kim Ferrell of Benton, Mo.; and paternal great-grandmother, Coralie Robertson of Cape Girardeau, Mo...
Robert Edwards (04/13/12)
ESSEX -- Robert Edwards died April 12, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Michelle Bundy (04/13/12)
JACKSON -- Michelle Nicole Bundy, 25, died April 12, 2012, at her home. Born Sept. 27, 1986, in Cape Girardeau, she was the daughter of Richard Dewane Bundy of Scott City and Sandra Kay Blankenship Bundy Harris of Fruitland. In addition to her parents, survivors include: a daughter, Addisyn Eubanks of the home; a son, Bentley Lowe of the home; two brothers, Kevin Bundy and Shawn Kaempfer of Fruitland; a sister, Melissa Williams of Scott City; three stepsisters, Cheryl Sturm, Melissa Hartle and Shawna Senn of Scott City; a stepmother, Gloria Bundy of Scott City; a stepfather, James Harris of Fruitland; maternal grandparents, Glenda Avery of Fruitland and Orville Blankenship of Benton; and paternal stepgrandmother, Glenda Newbolds of Thebes, Ill.. ...
Charlotte Huffstutter (04/13/12)
KENNESAW, Ga. -- Charlotte Marie Collins Huffstutter, 81, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died April 6, 2012, in Austell. Born Sept. 7, 1930, in Tiptonville, Tenn., to the late William and Virginia Collins, she was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. After working as a teacher at Bell City and Charleston, she was the school counselor at Hearnes Elementary School until her retirement in May 1990. She also worked part time in adult education programming...
Mary McDonald (04/13/12)
SIKESTON -- Mary Ross McDonald, 77, formerly of Haywood City, died April 12, 2012. Born June 2, 1934, in Clarksdale, Miss., to the late Willie and Sally Benford Johnson, she was a former foster parent for the state of Missouri and of the Pentecostal belief...
Vicki Jacobs (04/13/12)
SIKESTON -- Vicki I. McCollom Jacobs, 52, died April 12, 2012, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.