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Stories from Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cotton Ramble expands (10/04/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Those planning to take part in the 4th Annual Cotton Ramble may want to keep both Friday and Saturday open that weekend. This year's Cotton Ramble will be Oct. 13, according to the event's committee members. "It's a Saturday," said Ed Cowan, committee member. "Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the ride starts at 9 a.m. at the Sikeston Depot, Downtown."...
Boot Camp will teach youth about Civil War life (10/04/12)
jillb@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Mike Comer first became interested in the Civil War as a third grader. It fueled a passion for history and eventually led to his current role as director of the New Madrid Hunter Dawson State Historic site, which tells the story of life in rural Southern Missouri just prior to the Civil War...
Walk-off winner: Lady Bulldogs defeat Poplar Bluff in extra innings (10/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- With her team trailing Poplar Bluff in extra innings on Wednesday, Sikeston sophomore Maggie Shepherd stepped to the plate for what was the most important at-bat of her young high school career. Shepherd managed to connect with a Lady Mule offering for a three-run, walk-off home run that sailed over the centerfield fence, sealing an 8-6 Lady Bulldog win in the opening round of the Class 4, District 1 tournament...
Sikeston measures performance in two set loss against Notre Dame (10/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- They knew what they were getting into, but the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team wanted to see what they could do against one of the more dominant teams in the area. For the most part, they're okay with their performance against the always dangerous, Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs...
Portageville moves on, Oran downs Winona 10-0 (10/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SCOTT CITY -- Portageville pulled out a 4-3, extra inning win over Scott City Tuesday in the opening round of the Class 2, District 1 tournament at Scott City High School. Portageville scored a run in the first and third innings to take a 2-1 lead before taking a commanding 3-1 advantage in the top of the fourth...
Teresa Sanders (10/04/12)
DEXTER -- Trisha Lynn "Teresa" Sanders, 53, died Oct. 3, 2012, at her home in Dexter. Born June 4, 1959, in Dexter, daughter of Robert "Bob" Black of Scott City and the late Ruth Louise Sprinkle Black, she had lived in Dexter most of her life. She had worked security at Golden Cat near Bloomfield and was of the Baptist belief...
Lloyd Pope (10/04/12)
ESSEX -- Lloyd E. Pope, 87, died Oct. 3, 2012, at his home. Born July 5, 1925, to the late Benjamin Franklin Pope and Lillie Caroline Hale Pope, he was a member of the Olive Branch Church near Essex and was employed by the J.P. Ross Cotton Company in Frisco. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during World War II in the South Pacific on the USS Custer...
Wiley Young Jr. (10/04/12)
NEW MADRID - Wiley Young Jr., 75, died Sept. 29, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born June 26, 1937, in Kewanee to the late Wiley and Coalee Graham Young Sr. He was married to Marie Elizabeth Graham, who preceded him in death...
Teresa Withers (10/04/12)
CHARLESTON -- Teresa Moton Withers, 52, died Sept. 27, 2012, at her home in Charleston. She was born April 21, 1960, in Kennett, to the late Johnny and Bernice Pruitt. She was married to Johnny Withers, who preceded her in death in 2008. Survivors include: three daughters and a son-in-law, Eiesha and Brian Price, Atori Withers and Tashuna Withers of Charleston; three sisters, Belinda, Sylvia and Cynthia; and one granddaughter, Maliah Moton of New Madrid...
Vernon Vanover (10/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Vernon Vanover, 74, died Oct. 3, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Larry McClung (10/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Larry McClung, 63, died Oct, 2, 2012, at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Oct. 21, 1948 in Parma, son of the late Oliver and Silvian (Morse) McClung, he had worked as a route salesman for Bob Ralph Distributing for over 30 years and was currently working for PTI Transportation. He was a member of the Sikeston Eagles Arie #3314 where he had served as a Trustee for three years...
Michael McDowell (10/04/12)
LILBOURN -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Michael McDowell, 61, who died Sept. 29, 2012, were: Anthony Pearson, Zach Caudle, Billy Miller, Pete Leija, Don Adams, Mark Scudder and Tony Scudder.