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Stories from Friday, April 1, 2011

Recorder's office set to add window (04/01/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The Mississippi County Recorder of Deeds will soon have a new window from which to serve county residents. During their regular weekly meeting Thursday, County Commissioners approved the installation of a public access window for the county recorder's office and moving a wall to provide the recorder's office with additional space...
Mississippi County has few races to decide (04/01/11)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston has a single race while East Prairie voters will decide three during the April 5 election. Charleston has two candidates running for the one City Council seat up for election this cycle. Sandra A. Harvey and Jack Feezor are seeking the three-year term...
Man arrested for sodomy, assault (04/01/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A man was arraigned Thursday on charges of sodomy and assault. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Time for Downtown (04/01/11)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Times are a changin' in Downtown Sikeston. On Thursday, an old-fashioned, two-faced clock was erected along Front Street. The funds for the clock were raised as part of a special sesquicentennial project for the Historic Downtown Sikeston Group...
Standard Democrat Scoreboard (April 1) (04/01/11)
Local scores from Friday.
East Prairie downs Rams for first win (04/01/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SCOTT CITY -- After starting their season on a three-game losing streak, the East Prairie Eagles found their way into the winner's column Thursday against Scott City. Combining for 11 hits on offense while getting seven solid innings on the mound from Connor Scott, the Eagles held off the Rams for a 7-3 win...
High drama (04/01/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Early in the 2011 soccer season, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs have been looking for a spark. On Thursday night, they may have gotten it. Entrenched in a three-game losing streak, the Lady Bulldogs won a dramatic game against Anna-Jonesboro, Ill., defeating the Wildcats 2-1 in a penalty kick shootout...
Track meet takes on new meaning (04/01/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- This years East Prairie Track and Field Invitational took on a whole new meaning. The passing of East Prairie athletic director Eva Hinshaw in early November inspired meet officials to make the biggest meet in Southeast Missouri even bigger by having 16 teams attend...
Oran, Scott Central earn wins (04/01/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Picking up their third straight win to start the season, the Oran Eagles defeated Dexter 13-1 in five innings on the mercy rule. Going 2 for 3, Tyler Heuring hit a grand slam for the Eagles while Kody Moore went 3 for 3 with a home run and a double...
George A. Eftink (04/01/11)
CHAFFEE -- George A. Eftink, 90, died March 31, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
James Lancaster (04/01/11)
RISCO -- James E. Lancaster, 88, died March 30, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Chunk Johnson (04/01/11)
BLODGETT -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday for Jimmy Wayne "Chunk" Johnson, 79, who died March 28, 2011, were: Darren Chapman, Chuck Largent, Kevin Largent, Mike Riley, David Harper, Chad Fodge and Ronnie Johnson.
Neva Vetter (04/01/11)
BENTON -- Neva Jean Vetter, 79, died March 31, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Linda Newell (04/01/11)
DEXTER -- Linda Newell, 59, died March 30, 2011, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...