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Stories from Saturday, April 14, 2012

Washington state man faces drug, murder charges (04/14/12)
news@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- A man arrested Wednesday on drug and murder charges related to a fatal shooting in Charleston is in the Mississippi County Detention, but officials are reportedly still seeking the shooter. A cash bond of $1 million was set for Andra R. Phillips Jr., 33, of Puyallup, Wash. Phillips is charged with second degree murder, a class A felony, and a class A felony charge of distributing a controlled substance near public housing...
Major upgrades under way at power plant (04/14/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- If you think rebuilding a car engine is a lot of work, try a power plant. "We have some major items going on currently," said Rick Landers, manager of the Sikeston Power Station. In operation since 1981, the power plant is a little over halfway through its expected lifespan, according to Landers...
Off to the races (04/14/12)
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Teams forming for 27th 'Klassic' (04/14/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- For over 25 years, a wacky game of golf has promised good times to its participants while benefitting two local organizations. And this year is no exception. The 27th Annual Kow Pasture Klassic begins at 8 a.m. April 28 at Schindler's Tavern in New Hamburg, where teams of four "golf" through the course -- which is actually land adjacent to Schindler's. Cost is $100 per team, which also includes tickets that can be cashed in for food and beverages...
Sikeston man charged with felony assault (04/14/12)
MINER -- A Sikeston man faces felony charges after failing to stop his vehicle when approached by law enforcement officers late Thursday in Miner. Danny Graham, 37, of Sikeston is charged with felony assault of a law enforcement officer, felony resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated and other traffic charges, according to a news release from Sgt. Darrin Skinner of Miner Police Department...
Twilight Relays (04/14/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs always try to use their own Sikeston Twilight Relays as a gauge at how well the team is progressing at the midpoint of the track and field season. The Bulldogs boys captured first place medals in seven of the boys events while the girls team won gold medals in five events in the 10-team field on Friday at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium...
Sikeston, Charleston to play for good cause (04/14/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs and the Charleston Bluejays are hoping their long standing rivalry can draw a big crowd for a good cause. On April 17th, the Sikeston-Charleston baseball game will double as a cancer awareness game to bring forth much-needed attention to breast cancer dubbing their Tuesday meeting 'Rivals for a Cure!'...
NMCC slips by Doniphan then falls to Holcomb (04/14/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com MALDEN -- Fighting back from a late four-run deficit on Friday, New Madrid County Central pumped out five runs in the seventh inning to beat Doniphan 12-11 in their first game of the Malden Invitational Tournament. "We definitely have no quit in us, that's for sure," Eagles' head coach Joseph McClarty said. "We're just hit and miss right now. On Thursday we play Dexter 1-0 where we played a flawless defensive game and didn't swing the bats very well...
Jays drop slugfest in Classic (04/14/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- For one of the first times this season, the Charleston Bluejays were effective on offense. A young, inexperienced Bluejays squad pounded out 15 hits and had five players with at least two hits apiece. Although Charleston scratched out some runs, so did Barat Academy...
SHS drops first game of Fralish Cup (04/14/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs lost their first game of the Fralish Cup Friday to Hyland, Ill., 3-0. The Lady Bulldogs (2-6) went into the half tied 0-0. Hyland, however, posted all three of their goals in the second half...