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Stories from Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Judge finds Miner woman not guilty of murder (10/10/12)
BENTON -- Brianna M. Branson, 20, of Miner has been found not guilty of the 2010 death of Kendra Gray. Look for more details regarding the verdict rendered today by 34th Circuit Court Judge Fred Copeland in Thursday's Standard Democrat.
Going all out (10/10/12)
Sikeston's Victoria Knight leaves her feet to hit a ball as teammate Monica Carter backs her up against New Madrid County Central in SEMO Conference Tournament pool play Tuesday night at Oran. Sikeston won the match and is the top seed for Thursday's tournament round. For more on the tournament see today's sports section beginning on page 1B...
Going all out (10/10/12)
Sikeston's Victoria Knight leaves her feet to hit a ball as teammate Monica Carter backs her up against New Madrid County Central in SEMO Conference Tournament pool play Tuesday night at Oran. Sikeston won the match and is the top seed for Thursday's tournament round. For more on the tournament see today's sports section beginning on page 1B...
Bid awarded to assess threats in R-6 district (10/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Services to evaluate threats or potential threats as well as a substance use prevention and education program for students are now in place in the Sikeston R-6 School District. At the administration's recommendation, Bootheel Counseling Services and Family Medical Clinic in Sikeston was awarded the bid for for threat assessment and substance abuse prevention and eduction during Tuesday's regular meeting of the Board of Education...
Sikeston will continue to solicit and service tourism for county (10/10/12)
BENTON -- The city of Sikeston will continue to be Scott County's official destination marketing organization for another three years. The Scott County Commission approved during their regular meeting Tuesday a resolution designating the Sikeston Convention and Visitors Bureau as the single representative organization to solicit and service tourism in the county...
Today is last chance to register for Nov. election (10/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Today is the last chance for Missouri residents who are not registered voters to change their status and become eligible to cast a ballot in the Nov. 6 general election. "You may register here at the courthouse in the County Clerk's Office, Missouri license bureau offices, state agency offices and most city halls," Scott County Clerk Rita Milam said in a recent news release...
Sikeston Marching Festival (10/10/12)
The Sikeston High School Marching Band hosted the 10th Annual Sikeston Marching Festival on Tuesday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. Eight schools took part in the event that showcased both sound and marching abilities of each band.
Lady Bulldogs dominate pool play, earn top seed (10/10/12)
ORAN -- Sikeston's pursuit of a fifth-straight SEMO Conference title got off to a strong start on Tuesday as the Lady Bulldogs dominated the pool play portion of the tournament. Paired up against each of their conference foes in two-set matches, the Lady Bulldogs went a resounding 6-0 to secure the top-seed in Thursday's championship bracket...
Lady Bulldogs dominate pool play, earn top seed (10/10/12)
ORAN -- Sikeston's pursuit of a fifth-straight SEMO Conference title got off to a strong start on Tuesday as the Lady Bulldogs dominated the pool play portion of the tournament. Paired up against each of their conference foes in two-set matches, the Lady Bulldogs went a resounding 6-0 to secure the top-seed in Thursday's championship bracket...
Dial advances to state, Dexter cruises through first round of SCAA tourney (10/10/12)
POTOSI -- Sikeston senior Kelsey Dial's final step in to the Class 1 state tournament couldn't have been much easier as her scheduled opponent on Tuesday forfeited. Dial was suppose to face Class 1, District 2 tournament second-place finisher Buse Beker of North County in Potosi, but due to the forfeit will advance to the Class 1 state singles tournament...
Sikeston blanks Carbondale 3-0, Hampton earns school record (10/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Punching in the first goal of the game usually gives the Sikeston Bulldogs an advantage for a number of reasons. The biggest reason? A Bulldog win more than likely follows. Just a mere 13 minutes into the contest, Sikeston senior Brandon Goodwin gave the Bulldogs (16-4) a leg-up against visiting Carbondale, Ill., Tuesday which began a 3-0 shutout at the Sikeston Sports Complex...
Billy Wilkerson (10/10/12)
BERTRAND - Billy Joe Wilkerson, 76, died Oct. 9, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
David Keenan (10/10/12)
SIKESTON -- David C. Keenan, 87, died at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 9, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, where services will be at 3 p.m. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements...
Dorothy DeField (10/10/12)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Lee Bryant DeField, 83 died Oct. 10, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center. McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
John Marshall (10/10/12)
SIKESTON -- John William Marshall, 88, died Oct. 9, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 2, 1923, in Sikeston, son of the late James A. and Willa Hammon Marshall, he was a gunnery sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps First Division during World War II serving from January 1943 to December 1945 in the Pacific Theater with landings in Milne Bay, New Guinea, New Britain, Peleliu, Palau Islands, Okinawa and Ryukyu Island. ...
Elizabeth Kimbrough (10/10/12)
CHARLESTON -- Elizabeth Kimbrough, 105, formerly of Wyatt, died Oct. 7, 2012, at Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing. Born Aug. 12, 1907, in Indianola, Miss., to the late Brent and Ida Brown, she had lived in Missouri since 1923. She was the owner-operator of Foster's Cafe in Wyatt, a foster parent for the state of Missouri for many years, a caregiver for the elderly and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Mound City, Ill...
Tracy Lee (10/10/12)
FENTON - Tracy Renee Parks Lee, 40, of Fenton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. She was born Feb. 22, 1972, in Centreville, Ill., to Shelia (Parks) Pace and the late Walter E. Parks Jr. Tracy lived in Waterloo, Ill., before her family relocated to Long Beach, Miss. ...
Charles Williams Sr. (10/10/12)
EAST PRAIRIE - Charles Edward Williams Sr., 75, died Oct. 8, 2012, at his residence in East Prairie. Born Feb. 3, 1937, in Sikeston, to the late Alvan Curtis and Annie Pearl Sullivan Williams, he was employed as a cemetery sexton for many years. He was first married to Sally Walden Williams and later to Dorothy Williams, both of whom preceded him in death...
James Wilmurth (10/10/12)
CHARLESTON -- James Ellis Wilmurth, 50, formerly of East Prairie, died Oct. 8, 2012, at his home. Born Aug. 14, 1962, at St. George, Bermuda, to the late Billy Woodrow and Alberta Novola "Bert" Bowen Wilmurth, he was a 1980 graduate of East Prairie High School and had been employed as a commercial truck driver. A U.S. Navy veteran, he attended the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Brenda Hatchett (10/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Brenda Blackmon Hatchett, 51, died Oct. 8, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 21, 1961, in Hayti, daughter of the late John D. and Dorotha Mae Selma Blackmon, she was of the Baptist belief. She was a former employee of Thorngate Limited in Cape Girardeau until it closed and was currently employed by Pyramid In-Home Health Care in Sikeston. She was a 1979 graduate of Scott Central High School...
Lion king of the volleyball court (10/10/12)
It's tough having a secret. That was made very clear this past weekend when my friend Pate asked me to play in a charity sand volleyball tournament. At first I was reluctant. The last time I had played volleyball was 16 years and five months ago. I can give you hours and minutes, too, because performances like that are talked about for years and remembered in nightmares, err, dreams forever...
Obama's first debate performance lacking (10/10/12)
As much as I hesitate to admit it, I made a mistake in this column two weeks ago. I predicted that regardless of the outcome, President Obama would be declared the clear winner of last week's Presidential debate. Given the track record of the liberal national media, the prediction was no great stretch...