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Stories from Friday, April 15, 2011

'Buckle up' message promoted (04/15/11)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Scott County wants to remind its drivers to buckle up. And it's painting the parking lots to spread the message. Amber Scudder, emergency management director for the county and a member of the Southeast Coalition for Roadway Safety, has used a coalition resource stencil to paint the message on the parking lot in the jail and Kelly Schools parking lots...
Town in bloom (04/15/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Referring to the street displays of colorful azaleas blooming beneath canopies of pink and white dogwoods throughout the town, Mary Anne Clayton describes the scene of Charleston this time of year as a watercolor painting of pink and white...
Speed limit is debated (04/15/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County Commissioners are looking into implementing their first speed limit. Commissioners agreed during their regular meeting Thursday that a populated area along a stretch of Spanish Grant Road approximately two miles long needs to have a lower speed limit...
Murder charges filed in shooting (04/15/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A Caruthersville man will be arraigned on murder charges Monday. Charles Cecil, 50, is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Stephen Francis "Stevie" Smith, 29, of Caruthersville. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Woman charged for stealing from Miner employer (04/15/11)
MINER -- A Sikeston woman is charged for stealing from her employer. Kimberly Marie Hodge, 33, is charged with the class B felony of stealing. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Ferry halts service (04/15/11)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Dorena-Hickman Ferry halted service about 4 p.m. Thursday due to high water on the Mississippi River. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Civil War series begins today (04/15/11)
SIKESTON -- Beginning today, the Standard Democrat is running a 10-part series on the Civil War. The series, provided by the Missouri Press Association's Newspapers in Education program, is planned to run weekly.
SHS scalps Indians 11-7 (04/15/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Despite an early deficit for the second straight game, the Sikeston Bulldogs rallied behind a solid pitching effort by sophomore Trey Tigart for an impressive 11-7 victory over Jackson on Thursday at VFW Stadium...
Bearcats win slugfest over NMCC 21-11 on Thursday (04/15/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Able to make up for any problems in the field with their bats, the Dexter Bearcats were able to turn an early five run deficit against New Madrid County Central Thursday afternoon into a 21-11 win. "They scored (seven) runs early on us, but they only had maybe one hard hit ball," Dexter coach Brian Becker said. ...
SHS wins first match of season (04/15/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog tennis team earned their first win of the season on Thursday, defeating Charleston 7-0 at the Sikeston High School tennis courts. "Hopefully this match will allow us to stay confident about our season," said Sikeston coach Russ Dial. "It was a much needed win."...
Bluejays drop fourth straight in Cancer Night game, 5-0 (04/15/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Their slump continues. The Charleston Bluejays have dropped their previous four games including their last against Notre Dame on Thursday night during wood bat Cancer Night at Notre Dame High School, 5-0...
Homers help Risco down North Pemiscot (04/15/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com RISCO -- The Risco Tigers hit three home runs en route to an 11-1 win over North Pemiscot on Thursday afternoon. Jordon Pavy hit a solo homer in the third while Chris Pavy hit a 3-run shot in the fourth and Kris Walker hit a 2-run blast in the fifth for the Tigers. Walker also knocked in the final run of the game with a single as he finished 2-for-4 on the day along with Jordon Pavy. Zack Brannon finished 2-for-3 at the plate as well...
Betty Drerup (04/15/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Betty Lou Drerup, 82, died April 14, 2011, in Portageville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Eddie Morrison (04/15/11)
NEW MADRID -- Edward Lee "Eddie" Morrison, 80, died April 13, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Martha Rushing (04/15/11)
ORAN -- Martha Leann Rushing, 21, died April 14, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Leonard Davis (04/15/11)
SIKESTON -- Leonard Davis, 72, died April 12, 2011, at the 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...
Susan Vanover (04/15/11)
SIKESTON -- Susan E. Vanover, 67, died April 14, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete.
Gene Treadway (04/15/11)
PUXICO -- Gene Treadway, 77, died April 14, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete.
Lloyd Dozier (04/15/11)
PARMA -- Lloyd A. Dozier, 79, died April 14, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Arrangements are incomplete.