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Stories from Sunday, March 8, 2009

21-year-old injured in stabbing (03/08/09)
SIKESTON -- A 21-year-old sustained non-life threatening injuries in an early Saturday morning stabbing. Two are in custody in connection with the crime. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to a call in reference to the incident around 3 a.m. Saturday on the 400 block of Sunset, according to a news release from Sgt. James McMillen, public information officer. When officers arrived at the residence they found a 21-year-old male who had several stab wounds in his upper back...
Woman on a mission (03/08/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- When a thunderstorm struck at 2 a.m. last week, Alanna Downey was so worried about the dogs staying in pens outside her home, she brought them indoors. And following January's ice storm, Downey found a dog lying in a ditch, brought him to her home and nursed him back to health...
Employment opportunities: Fair will help fill openings (03/08/09)
By Michelle Felter michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Unemployment rates are growing and there have been some recent layoffs in the area. But the number of businesses signed up to look for employees at this week's area job fair shows there are still plenty of open positions in the area...
Taxes and the unemployed: Those without paychecks still need to file (03/08/09)
SIKESTON -- The unemployed probably aren't thinking about the April 15 tax deadline, but they should be. Those who who drew any unemployment in 2008 may need to file a tax return and should consider contacting a tax professional, according to Phil Cluck, owner of Fax Tax in Sikeston...
Big second half lifts Lady Bulldogs over Lady Camels (03/08/09)
CAMPBELL -- All season the long the Portageville Lady Bulldogs basketball team has been preparing to win a district title and advance into the state playoffs. Friday night that preparation paid off as the Lady Bulldogs defeated Campbell 59-48 to win the Class 2, District 1 championship...
District thriller (03/08/09)
CHARLESTON -- After a one-year layoff the Charleston Bluejays have once again reclaimed the Class 3, District 1 title. The Bluejays grinded it out with the New Madrid County Central Eagles on Friday evening and came away with a buzzer-beater victory by a final score of 59-57...
Mary Masters (03/08/09)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mary E. Masters, 91, formerly of Charleston, died at 4:45 p.m. March 6, 2009, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston and will be announced later. For more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...