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Stories from Saturday, November 19, 2011

Great shakes (11/19/11)
jillb@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid Historical Museum was undergoing a bit of an earthquake of its own last week. Walls were shifted and exhibits were scattered across the floor. But this was a shake up of the very best kind -- the creation of a new exhibit all about earthquakes...
Kennett fire ruled arson $5,000 offered for information (11/19/11)
KENNETT -- Officials investigating the Monday night fire at the Kennett Country Club are asking for assistance from the public in solving the case. Investigators have determined the blaze that resulted in a total loss of the country club's clubhouse was arson. The fire is being investigated by the Kennett Police Department, the Kennett Fire Department, the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms...
Pucker up for charity (11/19/11)
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Jury finds man guilty of Sikeston home invasion (11/19/11)
CHARLESTON -- A Mississippi County jury found a man guilty of robbery, burglary and armed criminal action but ruled there was not sufficient evidence to for a murder conviction. In a three-day trial, conducted in Mississippi County on a change of venue from Scott County, Maurice Robinson was found guilty for a Dec. ...
Girls basketball preview (11/19/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The rise in expectations for the Sikeston girls basketball team have reached an all-time high. After a nine-win swing to open his first year as the Sikeston girls coach, Matt Schonhoff is hoping the expectations match their results on the floor...
Dexter looks to build on last season's district title run (11/19/11)
DEXTER -- With every single player returning from their district championship season a year ago, the still, relatively young Dexter Lady Bearcats are looking poised to make another title run. With another year of experience behind them, Dexter coach Chad Allen is hoping to build off their 18-10 season a year ago...
Charleston seeking a district title (11/19/11)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After coming close to winning a district title in each of the past three years, the Charleston Lady Bluejays enter the upcoming season confident that a fourth straight trip to the Class 3, District championship game is in their future...
NMCC has high hopes in 2011-12 (11/19/11)
NEW MADRID -- With a slew of returners and one of the fastest teams in the area, the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles are poised for a breakout season. Last season, the Lady Eagles finished with a 14-12 record with a loss to the Kennett Lady Indians in the Class 3, District 1 semifinals...
Hogan returns to help lead Scott City back to playoffs (11/19/11)
SCOTT CITY -- Coming off of their first-ever Class 3 quarterfinal appearance, the Scott City Lady Rams will look to return to the post-season with intentions of possibly getting a little farther. Returning four key players from their 23-7 season a year ago, the Lady Rams will also rely on several newcomers to help fill the void left by graduating seniors Melanie Lacey and Stacey Heisserer...
Portageville to build on last year's improvement (11/19/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Although their overall record doesn't show it, the Portageville Lady Bulldogs will be banking on a late season improvement from last year to help propel them into the 2011-12 basketball season. "We are excited about the upcoming season," Portageville coach Barry Branscum said. "We hope to gain on the experience we received last year, even though we are relatively young."...
New head coach brings up tempo style to Oran (11/19/11)
ORAN -- Being led by a new head coach, the Oran Lady Eagles will try use an up tempo style offense this season to try and improve on last season's 13-12 record. "We are very excited about this year," new Lady Eagle's coach Jeremy Brinkmeyer said. We are young, fast and work hard. This will translate into how we will try and play this year. We will try to push the ball up the floor and force turnovers."...
Returners hope to propel Kelly back to dominance (11/19/11)
BENTON -- The Kelly Lady Hawks are coming off of a rare sub-.500 season but have plenty of experience returning in 2011-12. Seniors Bridgette Chandler and Karlie Ashcraft return from last year's 10-13 season that lost in the first round of districts as do juniors Darbe Backfisch, Katie Koonce and Jessica Worth...
East Prairie looking to youth in 2011-12 (11/19/11)
EAST PRAIRE -- Youth will be a key word around the East Prairie campus this season, as the Lady Eagles return no upperclassmen with starting experience from last season's 7-13 squad. The Lady Eagles will have a difficult time replacing Jennifer Nicholson, who averaged 22 points per game last season before graduating. Stepping in to try and fill Nicholson's role will be Caitlyn Harwell and Rebekah Douglas...
Numbers are up as Lady Devils seek to rebuild (11/19/11)
CHAFFEE -- With higher numbers in recent memory and a new coach to call the plays, the Chaffee Lady Devils may be in for a rebuilding year. "I have 19 players so far this year for varsity and jayvee," First-year head coach Darren Pruitt said. "This is an accomplishment already for the school and the program. I expect this year will be a building year."...
Can we reverse our population decline? (11/19/11)
The Sikeston City Council held a brief "brainstorming" session a week ago to examine the 2010 census for our community. It was evident - I believe - for those in attendance that there are no easy solutions to reverse a 30-year steady decline in the city's population...