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Stories from Saturday, September 24, 2011

Road rules (09/24/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- New requirements in the skills test for a motorcycle operators license are a turn for the better. Changes made to both the written and skills tests for motorcycle drivers by the Missouri State Highway Patrol became effective Sept. 1, Col. Ron Replogle, Patrol superintendent, advised in a press release...
Pharmacist uncovers scam (09/24/11)
CHARLESTON -- It was the wrong place to attempt to use an altered prescription and ended in a woman's arrest. Erica Sue Lesley, 29, of East Prairie is charged with fraudulently attempting to obtain prescription drugs. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Fall golf tourney, auction help fund holiday cheer for needy (09/24/11)
michellef@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Since taking over the "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" Christmas campaign to help needy families almost five years ago, David McDermott has seen an increase in the number of referrals received each year. But as the families helped is dependent on funds raised, the campaign organizer and deputy juvenile officer for the 33rd Judicial Circuit is working to ensure that all those referred will receive a little holiday cheer this year...
Fast start (09/24/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- In the first quarter on Friday night against Jackson, the Sikeston Bulldogs played perhaps their best football that they've played all season. The Bulldogs exploded for 21 points to open the game and it was more than enough to propel them to their fourth straight victory, defeating the Indians 35-9...
Briefly: Sikeston football team improves to 4-1 at Jackson (09/24/11)
The Sikeston Bulldogs won their fourth straight game with a 35-9 victory at Jackson on Friday.
Stevens guides Bearcats to win over Malden (09/24/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Dexter quarterback Cody Stevens couldn't help but think about last year's crushing loss to their rival, the Malden Green Wave. He also couldn't help thinking he played a major part in their 26-20 overtime loss...
Key return helps Scott City spoil Chaffee homecoming (09/24/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- With a key kickoff return from Zach Cotner, the Scott City Rams played spoiler Friday night to the Chaffee Red Devils' homecoming. Shortly after the Red Devils had closed to within a score early in the fourth quarter, Cotner fielded the ensuing kick at his own 15-yard line. Darting left, Cotner found a few key blocks before racing 85 yards down the field and into the end zone to push the Rams lead to 14 with 8:45 to play...
Spring floods are still impacting the region (09/24/11)
With apologies, I once again direct your attention to a relatively new feature in this newspaper - Just Saying. The weekly webcast is available on our website - Standard-Democrat.com. and each week features a local guest on a topic of importance to our community and our region...