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Stories from Thursday, April 12, 2012

Parks on display (04/12/12)
jillb@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The price of gasoline may make that trip to one of the nation's National Parks out of reach this summer, but a local photography exhibit provides a glimpse of the wonders that can be seen from coast to coast...
Sikeston, Scott County continue to discuss 911 consolidation (04/12/12)
SIKESTON - City and county officials continue to discuss the possibility of merging their E911 dispatching. In a special meeting Wednesday at the Sikeston City Council Chambers, Scott County Commissioners and Sikeston city officials returned to the table to review the costs of merging their dispatching systems...
Local readers hungry for 'Hunger Games' (04/12/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Not since "Twilight" has one book series generated as much buzz as "The Hunger Games" is now. Local libraries can't keep the teen/young adult series on their book shelves. "Lots of kids are coming in and asking for them, and I have a waiting list," said Lisa Lawson, Sikeston High School librarian. "It is a very popular book at the high school."...
3 Doniphan residents to stand trial in elderly couples' deaths (04/12/12)
DONIPHAN -- Three Doniphan residents have been ordered to stand trial in connection with the deaths of two elderly couples whose bodies were found in their burned homes in 2010. David Youngblood, 47, his 19-year-old daughter, Chantale E. Youngblood, and her then-boyfriend, Keith A. Boyles, 19, appeared Tuesday morning before Associate Circuit Judge Thomas Swindle for arraignment on four counts each of first-degree murder and armed criminal action...
Hawks soar (04/12/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Breaking out for 11 runs in the fourth inning on Wednesday, the Kelly Hawks picked up their fifth win of season with a 16-1 rout of Bell City. "It was good for our team," Kelly head coach Josh Eftink said. "We needed a game like this were we came out and did a lot of things well today. Gabe (Felter) had a great game on the mound, throwing a lot of strikes for us. Really up and down the lineup we hit the ball pretty well."...
SHS earns 5-2 road victory (04/12/12)
HARRISBURG, Ill. -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs offense is starting to come around. The Lady Bulldogs defeated Harrisburg, Ill., 5-2 on Wednesday night behind a three-goal effort by Madison Chaney. "We're a very young team and I knew it would take a while for us to find our identity on offense," Sikeston head coach Doyle Noe said. "We're playing with more confidence and I think we took a big step in the right direction today."...
NMCC coach notches 250th victory; Oran no-hits Braves (04/12/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com DELTA -- New Madrid County Central softball coach Steve Rogers earned his 250th win as the Lady Eagles defeated Delta 5-0 on the road Wednesday. NMCC (10-0) scored a single run in the second inning before breaking the game open in the top of the sixth, scoring six runs...
Barbara Organ (04/12/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Barbara Ione Jackson Organ passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. On April 27, 1936, at Perkins, Barbara was born to the late Joe Louis and Effie Mae Morgan Jackson. She lived her entire life in Mississippi County...
Terry Strickland (04/12/12)
PUXICO -- Terry Glen Strickland, 59, died April 7, 2012, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 16, 1952, in Dexter, to the late John Marvin and Mildred Louise Teel Strickland, he had worked as a plumber and a truck driver. Before living the past four years in Puxico, he had lived in Gideon and Clarkton...
Clara Dohogne (04/12/12)
CHAFFEE -- Clara M. Dohogne, 97, died April 10, 2012, at her home. Born Jan. 4, 1915, in Commerce, to the late Otto and Elizabeth LeDure Vetter, she was a retired sales clerk and bookkeeper for Dame Lumber Company in Chaffee. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the Daughters of St. Ambrose...
Doyle White (04/12/12)
GIDEON -- Doyle Ernest White, 56, died April 9, 2012, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 20, 1956, in Gideon, to the late James Lee and Pauline D. Williams White, he had lived in the Gideon and Malden area all of his life. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Gideon Baptist Church...
Julia Ferrara (04/12/12)
DEXTER -- Julia Ferrara, 90, died April 8, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 2, 1921, in Powe, to the late Douglas and Nancy Cowan Estes, she was a seamstress at Elders Manufacturing and a member of the Dexter Church of God...