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Stories from Sunday, May 8, 2011

Officers' water training is put to use during flooding (05/08/11)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It's been a busy time for those working in public safety since the waters began to rise. And the Sikeston Department of Public Safety's Special Operations Group, which is trained in boat rescues, is no different...
Baby bliss (05/08/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com MATTHEWS -- When it comes to the labor and delivery of their children, for Steve and Aleyna Fair of Matthews, there's no place like home. On March 24, with the help of a midwife, Mrs. Fair gave birth to the Matthews couple's second child at their doula's home in Jackson...
Meetings will offer state info to flood victims (05/08/11)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Gov. Jay Nixon announced on Friday that he is deploying senior officials from his administration and their staff to Southeast Missouri this week for a series of community response meetings. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Morehouse school to reopen Monday (05/08/11)
SIKESTON -- Morehouse Elementary will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Monday, the Sikeston R-6 superintendent said. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Ky. man charged with sex offenses (05/08/11)
BENTON - A Kentucky man is charged with numerous counts of sexual-related crimes. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.

Sikeston girls finish second, boys third at SEMO North meet (05/08/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- The Sikeston boys track team could not overcome crucial mistakes in two of their top events during the SEMO North Conference track meet on Friday. Following a disqualification in the 400-meter relay after a lane mixup between the Bulldogs and the Jackson Indians as well as a false start during the 100-meter dash, Sikeston found themselves looking up at both Cape Central and Jackson when it was all said and done...
Chasteen's arm, bat lifts Oran over Chaffee (05/08/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Finding out he was starting on the mound only 20 minutes before the game, Oran senior Zac Chasteen gave the Eagles the performance they needed to get past a Chaffee lineup that's scored 17 runs in their last two games...
S. Pem tops SHS in final at bat 3-2 (05/08/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com STEELE -- The Sikeston Bulldogs surrounded two runs in the bottom of the seventh and lost a road game to the South Pemiscot Bulldogs 3-2 on Friday afternoon. South Pemiscot, coached by former Sikeston standout Ben Nelson, trailed 2-1 entering the final frame before putting together their final rally. After loading the bases off Sikeston starter Drew Harper, Trey Tigart came in with one out to try to put out the fire...
Late rally lifts East Prairie over Risco (05/08/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com RISCO -- One day after surrendering five runs in the seventh inning in a 9-8 loss to Sikeston, East Prairie turned their fate around by scoring four in the top of the seventh to beat Risco 6-4 on Friday. With Risco holding a 4-2 lead entering the final inning, four out of the first five Eagle hitters delivered base hits in the top of the seventh and ended up scoring four in the frame to earn the win...
Not the time to play blame game­ (05/08/11)
As the flood waters begin to recede, the finger-pointing kicks in to high gear. It seems that many in our region have now become flood experts, more than willing to share their opinions on just what went wrong and just who was responsible. And from the constant chatter that fills the conversations, it seems there is ample blame to spread around...
Joseph Keen (05/08/11)
BENTON -- Joseph Charles Keen, 84, formerly of Burton, Mich., died May 5, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.