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Stories from Friday, May 4, 2012

Hearing conducted on murder charge (05/04/12)
NEW MADRID -- Three persons charged after a Highway Patrol man was shot during a vehicle stop in March were ordered bound over for trial. During a preliminary hearing Friday in Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court, Associate Judge Charles Spitler ruled there was probable cause, and Tonya M. ...
DPS work (05/04/12)
Improvements ahead citizen tells commission (05/04/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- A county resident called in by the Mississippi County Commission to discuss the condition of his property says he is doing the best he can and will keep it up. A public hearing called by Ken Stevenson, county code enforcement officer, for a property out of compliance with the county's nuisance property ordinance was conducted Thursday during the regular County Commission meeting...
Time to bid high school days goodbye as Southeast Missouri seniors prepare for graduation (05/04/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Some high school seniors are still busy preparing for their final exams while others are already donning their caps and gowns as several graduations are occurring earlier than usual this year. "We -- and several districts -- adopted a shorter calendar this year so we're letting out of school earlier," said Portageville High School office personnel...
Reward offered for information leading to arrest of person who set cat on fire (05/04/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest or conviction of the person or persons who set a cat on fire. According to Karol Wilcox, president and humane investigator for the Caruthersville Humane Society, she was contacted by Ricky Hooper, the animal control officer from Hayti. The incident occurred Wednesday night in Hayti...
Tools for a cause (05/04/12)
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Passenger dies following crash (05/04/12)
ADVANCE -- A DeSoto woman was killed Thursday in a one-vehicle accident in Stoddard County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 11:46 p.m. three miles east of Advance. Donald R. Smith, 35, of Marble Hill was traveling east on Route O when his vehicle lost control in a curve, ran of the roadway, striking several road signs and a utility pole before overturning...
Back on track (05/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs got back on the winning track with a 6-2 victory over St. Mary's on Thursday afternoon at VFW Stadium. The Bulldogs, who had been struggling defensively the past few games, snapped out of the funk with several key defensive plays and solid hitting against the Vikings...
Oran gets past NMCC 14-9 (05/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Buoyed by a pair of early three-run rallies, Oran held off a late New Madrid County Central rally on Thursday for a 14-9 win. "We have played some good competition lately and the kids have battled back," Oran head coach Mitch Woods said. "I thought they did a good job."...
Huge second half lifts Jackson over Lady Bulldogs 4-2 (05/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Squandering a 2-0 halftime lead, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs couldn't keep the Jackson Lady Indians down for long. Jackson hit the back of the net four times in the second half, downing the Lady Bulldogs 4-2 Thursday at the Sikeston Sports Complex...
Poplar Bluff slips by SHS netters 5-4 (05/04/12)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs tennis team lost a close 5-4 match to Poplar Bluff on Thursday. Sikeston got singles wins from Josh Bill, Brandon Goodwin and Wade Gadberry while the doubles team of Jimmy Hines and Layton Jones also earned a win. "We played our best match of the year," said Sikeston coach Russ Dial. ...
Chaffee wins 20th; NMCC softball ends with 17-1 mark (05/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils won their 20th game of the season Thursday pounding Saxony Lutheran 16-1 in five innings. Alex Crowe picked up the win on the mound going all five innings and striking out three. Leading 2-1 after three innings, Chaffee, who totaled 15 hits, broke the game open with five runs in the fourth and nine more in the fifth...
Illa Smith (05/04/12)
HOWARDVILLE -- Illa V. Duff Hilliard Smith, a resident of Howardville, died Sunday afternoon April 29, 2012, after a courageous 13-year battle with Alzheimer's. Illa passed away peacefully at Golden Living Nursing Home in New Madrid. Illa was born and raised in Oxford, Miss., graduating from High School in 1946. ...
Beatrice Smith (05/04/12)
NEW MADRID -- Beatrice Smith, 67, died April 24, 2012, at the Golden Living Center. Born May 20, 1944, in New Madrid, to the late Richard and Georgia Ross, she was a member of BB Memorial CME Church. She was married to George Thomas Smith Sr. Survivors include: four sons and two daughters, Joe (Rose) Ross, George Thomas Smith Jr., Sheila Faye (Jamie) Criglar, all of New Madrid, Andrea (Althea) Smith of St. ...
Lorene Spanner (05/04/12)
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Lorene Spanner, 93, died May 2, 2012, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo.
Loyd Jarrett Jr. (05/04/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Loyd Jarrett Jr., 32, died May 2, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 17, 1979, in Dexter, son of Lloyd Jarrett Sr. of Pyletown and Diana L. Metcalf of Bloomfield, he was a member of the Word of Faith Ministries in Morehouse and was employed with Faurecia USA in Dexter...
Bob Lambert (05/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Friday at First United Methodist Church for Robert Joseph "Bob" Lambert Sr., 84, who died on May 1, 2012, were: Rob Lambert, Stuart Collier, Gary Cardwell, David Bird and Marty Howerton. Honorary pallbearers were: Dr. John Kendig, Bernard Rice, Bob Porter, Miller Moll, John Scarbrough, Dub Deason, Allen Crites, Ronald Eakers, Walter Bizzell and Dick Inman...
Pauline Bennett (05/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Pauline Bennett, 90, died May 3, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.