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Stories from Friday, April 20, 2012

Spring celebration (04/20/12)
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Commission seeks new use for industrial site (04/20/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Establishing a tech school in the Gates Rubber building could be the way to "turn lemons into lemonade," according to Mississippi County's presiding county commissioner. Presiding Commissioner Carlin Bennett said during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday that he has been giving a lot of thought to what could be done with building when the company vacates it...
High hopes as Sikeston DECA students head to national competition (04/20/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- When five Sikeston High School students represent Missouri in an upcoming international career development conference, their adviser said they very well could bring back the district's first top three finishes...
Kelly Invitational (04/20/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Derrick Garner led the Kelly Hawks to the first-ever Kelly Invitational title at the Sikeston Bootheel Golf Course Thursday. Garner was the top medalist with a score of 78, while the team took home first place as well with a 356...
Marion blanks Sikeston netters 9-0 (04/20/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Visiting Marion, Ill., swept the Sikeston Bulldogs 9-0 Thursday at the Sikeston Public Tennis Courts at Sikeston High School. Senior Josh Bill went into a tiebreaker with Marion's number one, Pablo Cuartas, after tying 8-8. Bill fell 7-2 in the tiebreaker...
Portageville ends NMCC winning streak at 54 (04/20/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs ended New Madrid County Central's unprecedented 54-game winning streak Thursday beating the Lady Eagles 7-1. Portageville's Jenna Hawkins picked up the win limiting NMCC to just three hits and striking out 11...
Sikeston soccer team blanked at Saxony 2-0 (04/20/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com JACKSON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs fell 2-0 to Saxony Lutheran Thursday night at Saxony Lutheran High School. Saxony scored both their goals in the first half. The first came in just the fifth minute from a corner kick, which Sikeston failed to clear...
Dexter girls, Chaffee boys earn wins in Riverbend Invitational (04/20/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- The 28th Annual Riverbend Invitational track meet saw the Chaffee Red Devils and Dexter Lady Bearcats put up strong showings to win their respective sides of the meet. On the boy's side the Red Devils posted a team score of 88 points to best Caruthersville, who had 85, for the top spot...
Cynthia Ray (04/20/12)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Cynthia L. Ray, 64, died at 1:20 p.m. April 18, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 6, 1948, in Fort Dix, N.J., to the late Daniel and Lillian Bleau Armstrong, she lived in California for several years where she worked as a secretary for a wholesale produce company and was a manager for Prunedale Chevron before moving to Olive Branch. She was a member of the Christian Biblical Church of God in Harrisburg...
John Robertson (04/20/12)
SIKESTON -- John C. Robertson, 65, died April 19, 2012, at his home. Born April 3, 1947, in Summerfield, N.C., son of the late Norman Cleveland and Mable Howerton Robertson, he had lived in Florida, before moving to Bloomfield and then to Sikeston where he lived the past five years. He had worked in management for Stanley Steamer and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Chester Thomas (04/20/12)
NEW MADRID -- Chester Thomas, 66, died April 17, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 17, 1945, in Fort Gordon, Ga., he was the son of the late Wilma Goodman Thomas and Chester Lee Thomas. On July 30, 2000, in Holts Summit, he married Brenda Kingston who survives of the home...