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Stories from Saturday, August 25, 2012

Break-ins solved with arrest of three (08/25/12)
CHARLESTON -- Two East Prairie residents are in jail and another sent back to prison after a series of break-ins earlier this month. According to a news release from the Sheriff's Department, vehicles were broken into and burglaries took place at six area homes and businesses from Aug. 2-8 and within a week three suspects were arrested...
Let the games begin (08/25/12)
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Delta Center gears up for 51st annual Field Day with new director at the helm (08/25/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com PORTAGEVILLE -- It may be his first year at the helm, but the Delta Center's new leader is no stranger to research facility's annual event. "I've grown up attending Field Day almost every year of my life," said Trent Haggard, who became director of the University of Missouri's T.E. ...
Funds awarded to fight drugs in community (08/25/12)
WASHINGTON -- A federal grant will help fund Sikeston's effort to become a drug-free community. On Friday, it was announced the Office of National Drug Control Policy will continue to fund two Drug Free Communities grants in Southern Missouri. A $125,000 grant will be made to SEMO Prevention in Sikeston, and a $150,000 grant will be made to the Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau...
Sikeston High School alumni invited back for homecoming fun (08/25/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A Sikeston High School all-class reunion is planned for next month, and event organizers want as many Bulldogs there as possible. "Anyone who ever attended Sikeston High School -- for a year or all years -- should come to the reunion," said Dennis Bohannon of Sikeston, chair of the reunion...
Doggin' it (08/25/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- For the past five years the Sikeston Bulldogs have laid lopsided drubbings on the Charleston football team -- a program that hit rock bottom with two wins in three years prior to last season. But the Bluejays, with a renewed attitude and an improved talent pool, were hoping to leave the past in the past and focus on the present...
Rams survive in OT, beat Blackcats 9-6 (08/25/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SCOTT CITY -- With his team trying to protect a field goal earned in the opening possession of overtime, Scott City sophomore Jake Elders sent Herculaneum fans home reeling when he denied the Blackcats what appeared to be the game-winning score...
Bearcats fall to Dragons (08/25/12)
STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Dexter Bearcats opened their 2012 season with a lopsided 47-14 loss to the Ste. Genevieve Dragons Friday in Ste. Genevieve. Dexter (0-1)quarterback DJ Dowdy led the Bearcats with 103 rushing yards on top of his 91 passing. He both passed and ran for both Dexter's touchdowns...
Sharecropping Sacrifices (08/25/12)
A sharecropper's life was a hard one. The practice of sharecropping began in the South after the Civil War and was common in the Missouri Bootheel as late as the 1950s. Usually, a family lived on and worked a small farm, 40 or 50 acres, with mules. The house the family lived in and the money needed to put in the crop was furnished by the landlord. The family did the work, receiving a portion of the crop after the expenses and rent were paid. There usually wasn't much left...