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Stories from Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March Calendar Girl (03/02/11)
Morgan Fraser, daughter of Julie and Jeff Young, is the Standard Democrat Calendar Girl for the month of March. Fraser, second runner-up of the 2011 Miss Sikeston contest, plans to attend the University of Mississippi in the fall and major in pre-law...
Area Realtors host return of local event (03/02/11)
SIKESTON -- In just a few weeks, a once-popular Sikeston event will be back. The Sikeston Board of Realtors is making plans for a Home and Garden Show to be conducted April 1 and 2 at the Miner Convention Center. "Years ago, there was a Home and Garden Show in the old Kingsway Mall," said Sharon Medlin, president of the Sikeston Board of Realtors. "And at this time of year, everyone is thinking of their garden and home."...
Local official introduces e-recording technology (03/02/11)
BENTON -- Recording documents in Scott County just got easier. County recorders from New Madrid, Mississippi, Stoddard, Dunklin and Pemiscot counties as well as representatives from four or five title companies gathered at the Scott County Recorder of Deeds Tom Dirnberger's office Tuesday to watch the office's first e-recording take place...
Sikeston singer pursues dream, online votes (03/02/11)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston woman is looking for help from the online community to advance in the tryouts for a nationally televised gospel singing contest. After learning just last week from her sister-in-law about an online contest to audition for BET's fourth season of "Sunday Best," Alanna Mills, 23, said she jumped at the opportunity provided through the Memphis, Tenn.-based gospel radio station, 95.7 Hallelujah FM...
Risco seeks second-straight championship (03/02/11)
GIDEON -- The Risco Tigers will be playing for their second-straight district title on Thursday after defeating Naylor 78-53 in the Class 1, District 1 semifinals on Tuesday night. The Tigers held a slim 37-31 lead at halftime but outscored Naylor 25-10 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach...
Hornets sting Chaffee, end Devils' season (03/02/11)
ORAN -- Fighting back to within three points after trailing by double-digits early in the fourth quarter, Chaffee saw its comeback bid fall short Tuesday as Advance held on for a 61-53 win in the Class 2, District 3 semifinals. "I thought we played extremely hard," Josh Govreau said. "I told them before the game for us to have a chance to win we had to play every possession like it was the last. For the most part I felt like we did that."...
Eagles rout Lesterville (03/02/11)
ORAN -- Backed by Jon Morrow's 21 first-half points, Oran secured their spot in the Class 2, District 3 championship Tuesday, with a 71-39 win over Lesterville in the semifinals. "They were kind of undermanned and had some injuries," Oran coach Joe Shoemaker said of Lesterville. "So that played a part in it. They're a well-coached team and they played hard tonight, but it was a big disadvantage for them with Jon (Morrow) inside."...
NMCC falls short in upset bid of Kennett (03/02/11)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles went down swinging. Down by 16 with three minutes remaining in regulation, NMCC came back to put the top-seeded Kennett Indians on the ropes and were looking for that knockout punch. Although they came close -- pulling to within four with 11 seconds left -- Kennett was saved by the bell as NMCC fell, 67-63, during the Class 3, District 1 Tournament on Tuesday...
Charleston rallies to take out Twin Rivers (03/02/11)
NEW MADRID -- The Charleston Lady Bluejays fell under the adage of 'the more shots you take, the more likely one will fall in.' The Lady Bluejays made 32 of their 85 shots on Tuesday leading to a puny 37 percent from the field. But they still found a way to upset the second-seeded Twin Rivers Lady Royals with a dominating rebounding effort in a thrilling, 76-74 win during the Class 3, District 1 tournament...
Donna Haas (03/02/11)
BERNIE -- Donna Haas, 67, died March 1, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Lewis Gilliland (03/02/11)
SIKESTON -- Lewis "Bud" Gilliland, 89, died March 1, 2011, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Carrie Hornback (03/02/11)
CHARLESTON -- Carrie Marie Sisk Hornback, 95, died Feb. 28, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Joyce Payne (03/02/11)
SIKESTON -- Joyce Sue Payne, 72, died at 5:40 p.m. Feb. 28, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Angela Campbell (03/02/11)
CHARLESTON -- Angela Marie Campbell, 39, died Feb. 27, 2011, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click {http://ee.standard-democrat.com
Dean Childers (03/02/11)
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. -- Dean Childers, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Better student performance starts at home (03/02/11)
You've heard of the teacher who is in hot water over blogging about her students - though she named neither the students nor the school district. In essence, the young teacher was alarmed at the cavalier attitude of many students, their lack of effort and their abundant lack of respect...