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Stories from Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Man found not guilty (04/25/12)
BENTON -- A man accused of molesting a child was found not guilty. After more than two and a half hours of deliberation Friday, a Scott County Jury returned a verdict of not guilty for Johnny Joshua Jones on a felony charge of first degree statutory sodomy...
Local students learn about farming life at Farm Day (04/25/12)
By Leonna Heuring leonnah@standard-democrat.com NEW HAMBURG -- Scott County Central third grader Maison King had never seen a cow up close -- until Tuesday during the annual Scott County Farm Day. Maison was one of nearly 300 Scott County third graders who watched a dairy cow get milked while learning about farm life and safety during the annual event which the Scott County Women in Agriculture began in 2002...
Scott County Relay for Life set for Friday and Saturday (04/25/12)
SIKESTON -- When it comes to cancer, most everyone has been impacted by the disease in some way. And this year's Scott County Relay for Life will bring the focus to a personal level. "We all have been affected by cancer in some way and we all have a reason to Relay," said Samantha Jarrett, chair of this year's event. The Relay will be from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday at the YMCA North Field...
Plans for Courthouse centennial celebration are progressing (04/25/12)
BENTON -- Arrangements for the Scott County Courthouse's centennial celebration are moving along. Deborah Gunter, corresponding secretary, and Glenda Milam, member, of the Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society met with Scott County Commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday to discuss ongoing planning for the courthouse celebration set for June 16 at the courthouse...
Scott County deputies arrest man for incest (04/25/12)
BENTON - A Bertrand man is in custody for two sexual offenses Darrell Wilkerson 23, is charged with deviate sexual assault and incest. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said his office received information regarding the crimes a few days ago and started an investigation. Wilkerson was arrested late Monday afternoon...
Mother charged in local child endangerment case (04/25/12)
BENTON - A woman is facing charges after authorities discovered she was locking her child in a bedroom at night with a piece of plywood over the door. Brenda Daniels 30, of Benton is charged with four counts of first degree child endangerment and two counts of tampering with a victim, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter...
Sikeston holds off rival Notre Dame 10-7 (04/25/12)
SIKESTON -- With the SEMO Conference Tournament looming this weekend, the Sikeston Bulldogs were hoping to go into it with some momentum. The Bulldogs got the big win they needed, defeating rival Notre Dame 10-7 on Tuesday afternoon at VFW Stadium. It marks perhaps Sikeston's top victory of the season, defeating a Notre Dame team that is seeded first in the upcoming tournament and, coming into Tuesday's game, is ranked third in the state in all classes according to prepbaseballreport.com...
Holland, Braves slip past Hayti 6-4 (04/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Scott County Central senior Nathan Holland has seen both sides of Braves baseball in just two short years. Holland is one of three players returning from the Braves' record breaking 11-8 season a year ago in which they won their first district tournament game in recent memory...
Poplar Bluff routs NMCC 15-3 (04/25/12)
NEW MADRID -- After a solid 8-3 start to the season, New Madrid County Central has found itself in a four-game slump as of late with the SEMO Conference Tournament fast approaching. With a chance to end their skid on Tuesday, the Eagles saw costly errors and a seven-run sixth inning from visiting Poplar Bluff result in their third-straight conference loss, 15-3...
East Prairie rallies past Kelly 9-7 (04/25/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The East Prairie Eagles scored nine runs in their last three at-bats to defeat Kelly 9-7 on Tuesday. Kelly trailed 4-0 entering the bottom of the fourth before East Prairie scored three runs to cut the lead to 4-3. East Prairie (9-4) took the lead in the bottom of the fifth for good...
Allean Triplett (04/25/12)
ESSEX -- Allean Triplett, 96, died April 23, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 20, 1916, in Bernie, to the late Amiel and Ellen Eaton Hunt, she had lived in Essex most of her life. She was a member of the South Pleasant Valley General Baptist Church near Dexter and of the Eastern Star...
Pearl Hicks (04/25/12)
LILBOURN -- Pearl Hicks, 62, died April 18, 2012, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Des Peres. Born Dec. 27, 1949, in Catron, to the late Jettie B. and Margaret McCorkle Rowe, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Howardville where she had served as secretary/treasurer. She was employed as a teacher with New Madrid County Schools before retiring in 2006...
Ruby Inman (04/25/12)
CONRAN -- Ruby Inman, 86, died April 24, 2012, at National Health Care in DesLoge. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Mark Ramsey (04/25/12)
BELL CITY -- Mark Ramsey, 50, died April 24, 2012 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
John Sawin (04/25/12)
SIKESTON -- John Sawin, 55, died April 23, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. Born April 13, 1957, in Chicago, to the late Newton and Helen Perach Sawin, he had been a construction worker. On July 22, 1989, in Hickory Hills, Ill., he married Gail Burton, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 18, 2012...
Glenna May (04/25/12)
MORLEY -- Glenna Dene May, 76, of Morley departed this Earth April 24, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 17, 1935, in Corning, Ark., daughter of Chester and Pearl Wampler Hudson. On July 17, 1954, in Ann Arbor, Mich., she married Ron Pulliam. He preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 1974. On Jan. 6, 1996, she and her high school sweetheart, Jerry May, were married and spent 16 wonderful years together...
Michael Walker (04/25/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Michael Charles Walker Sr., 61, formerly of Bell City, died April 5, 2012, at Kansas City Hospice in Kansas City. Born Dec. 14, 1950, in Bell City, he was the son of the late Curtis and Mary Walker Sr. He is survived by: his wife, Betty J. ...
Kenneth Mills (04/25/12)
PIEDMONT -- Kenneth Dwayne Mills, 69, died April 22, 2012, surrounded by his wife, daughter and mother at his home in Piedmont. Born Feb. 6, 1943, in Sikeston, son of Georgia Ritchie Mills of Sikeston and the late Kenneth Mills, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Vietnam War, and worked in sales and marketing for CITGO Petroleum before retiring...
Musing about local, state, national races (04/25/12)
As the coffee shop conversations turn to politics these days, lost in that discussion too often is the race for governor and senator in Missouri. That's not to say that there is absolutely no dialogue on these important Missouri races. But facts are facts, and these key races in our home state are not on the minds of most Missourians...