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Stories from Sunday, April 10, 2011

Books for a bargain (04/10/11)
10 years later: Sikeston LCRA successful but more in store (04/10/11)
SIKESTON -- A decade after being approved by Sikeston's voters, the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority has accomplished much but still has plenty of work to do. "The LCRA has done extremely well in attempting to accomplish what the voters of the city of Sikeston requested we do," said Dan Marshall, the current LCRA chairman...
A blooming trail: Charleston prepares for festival (04/10/11)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston residents are gearing up for their town's biggest event of the year: the 43rd Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival. And, so far, plant and flower blooms are on pace to be just perfect for the event set for April 14-17, according to Claudia Arington, executive director of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, which coordinates the event...
SECC will honor crime victims (04/10/11)
CHARLESTON -- A ceremony honoring crime victims and those who serve them will is set for 1 p.m. April 11 at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston. April 10th marks the beginning of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, a time to honor victims and the advocates of victims' rights. This year's theme,"Reshaping the Future, Honoring the Past," evokes victims' past struggles and the nation's duty to help them rebuild stronger lives...
Charleston boys win Invitational (04/10/11)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays' boys squad won their home meet on Friday beating out 10 other teams at the Charleston Invitational at J.H. Marshall Field. Charleston accumulated 127.5 points in their win. Chaffee came away second with 105 points...
Eagles hit four homers in 15-6 win (04/10/11)
NEW MADRID -- Just when it looked like New Madrid County Central might let another big lead slip through their hands, this time Friday against visiting Charleston, the Eagles were saved by a hot final two innings at the plate. Having opened the season watching a four-run lead slip away in the seventh against Caruthersville, NMCC likely had a quick deja vu moment when the Bluejays rallied for three runs in the fifth that cut a five-run Eagle lead down to two...
NMCC blanks Lady Bluejays for 31st straight win (04/10/11)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central softball team continued their dominance on the diamond Friday afternoon, defeating Charleston 10-0 for their 31st consecutive win. NMCC, who had outscored their opponents 53-2 in three games coming into Friday's game, plated runs in five of the six innings and held the Lady Bluejay offense at bay behind senior pitcher Kelly Robey...
Oran wins pitcher's duel over Oak Ridge (04/10/11)
ORAN -- The Oran Eagles won a pitchers duel over Oak Ridge 1-0 on Friday afternoon. The game was scoreless after seven innings but the Eagles broke through in the bottom of the eighth when Seth Ressel singled and came around to score the winning run...
Michael Jones (04/10/11)
PORTAGEVILLE - Michael Keith Jones, 49, died April 8, 2011, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Martha Talbert (04/10/11)
SIKESTON -- Martha Talbert, 73, died April 8, 2011, at her home in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Challenges await our City Council (04/10/11)
For starters, I sincerely applaud anyone who runs for local office. And because of that, I give congratulations to the two candidates - David Carnell and Bob Depro - who faced off in this week's City Council elections in Sikeston. Depro won the close contest and deserves our support as he steps into the formidable shoes vacated by longtime Council member Sue Rogers. And David Carnell deserves our congratulations for seeking an office that is unpaid, time-consuming and headache-producing...