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Stories from Friday, October 21, 2011

R-6 goes red (10/21/11)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Standing united, the 350-plus Southeast Elementary students formed a circle outside their school building Thursday morning, chanting: "I am drug free!" and "Our school is drug free!" The first through fourth graders kicked off Red Ribbon Week for the district with a schoolwide outdoor assembly which celebrated their pledge to be drug-free...
New generator will help power county during emergencies (10/21/11)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County has mobile backup power for emergencies. Now it just needs some places to hook up to. Danny Harris, county emergency management director, advised County Commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday that he has received a 80 kilowatt generator. The diesel-powered generator was provided to the county through a U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant, according to Harris...
Fashion statement (10/21/11)
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Pet owners are warned of distemper (10/21/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Residents of Caruthersville and Pemiscot County who own dogs should be extra vigilant about getting their pets vaccinated, especially now. "We have five confirmed cases of distemper all brought in by the animal control officer from the City of Caruthersville," said Caruthersville Humane Society President Karol Wilcox. "This is a serious situation and any dogs that are not vaccinated could be susceptible."...
Briefly: Charleston earns trip to playoffs in 43-7 rout over Malden (10/21/11)
By Chris Pobst sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- For the first time in four years, the Charleston Bluejays are headed back to the state playoffs. A resounding 43-7 victory over the visiting Malden Green Wave on Friday also gave the Bluejays a chance to win the Class 2, District 1 crown outright next week against Caruthersville...
Briefly: Bulldogs blast Cape Central, 47-17 (10/21/11)
By Derek James sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A district championship showdown is now set as Sikeston blasted Cape Central 47-17 on Friday at SPS Stadium. Sikeston will now host Farmington on Thursday in a battle of 8-1 teams for a chance to win the SEMO Conference North as well as the Class 4, District 1 title...
Sikeston rolls past NMCC on senior night (10/21/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Capping a strong finish to the regular season, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs celebrated senior night on Thursday by rolling past New Madrid County Central in straight sets 25-6, 25-22. "The first game we came out really on fire," Sikeston head coach Steve Beydler said of his girls. "I felt like they had something they wanted to prove. They won the (SEMO Conference Tournament) and they wanted to win the (SEMO) conference out right...
Local teams ready for district volleyball tournaments (10/21/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs have defeated Cape Central before, but this time it's win or go home. Starting the first round of the Class 4, District 1 tournament, being held at Cape Central High School, the Lady Bulldogs will once again have to vanquish the Lady Tigers if they want any chance of bringing home a district crown...
Audrey Fralick (10/21/11)
DEXTER -- Audrey C. Fralick, 92, died Oct. 19, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Emma Lou Adams (10/21/11)
DEXTER -- Emma Lou Adams, 76, died Oct. 20, 2011, at the 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...
Harold Myers (10/21/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Harold Myers, 67, died at 1 p.m. Oct. 19, 2011, at East Prairie. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Jerrie McWhirter (10/21/11)
HOUSE SPRINGS -- Jerrie Fay McWhirter, 75, died Oct. 19, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Lance Espey (10/21/11)
DEXTER -- Lance Alan Espey, 51, died Oct. 19, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Dave Whiteside (10/21/11)
ATLANTA -- Dave Whiteside, 48, died Oct. 18, 2011. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Tony Jeffers (10/21/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Tony Mark Jeffers, 51, died Oct. 19, 2011, at Hayti. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.