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Stories from Thursday, August 30, 2012

Gasoline prices jump (08/30/12)
NEW YORK -- Drivers are being hit with the biggest one-day jump in gasoline prices in 18 months just as the last heavy driving weekend of the summer approaches. As Hurricane Isaac swamps the nation's oil and gas hub along the Gulf Coast, it's delivering sharply higher pump prices to storm-battered residents of Louisiana and Mississippi -- and also to unsuspecting drivers up north in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio...
Job fair (08/30/12)
By Leonna Heuring leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Veterans and their spouses weighed their employment options while other job seekers were welcomed to join them later in the day during the fifth annual Veterans Job Fair Thursday at the VFW in Sikeston...
Trooper project will help promote safety over holiday weekend (08/30/12)
POPLAR BLUFF - While Southeast Missouri residents enjoy a break from their work during the three-day Labor Day holiday, Missouri's Highway Patrol officers will be on the job. Once again, officers in Troop E will take part in the 20-Mile Trooper project to promote safety and to reduce the number of crashes in the Troop E area from Aug. 31 through Sept. 3...
Working on the railroad (08/30/12)
PREP FOOTBALL Week 2 Glance (08/30/12)
Records: St. Pius X (0-1), Chaffee (1-0) Series History: Chaffee leads 3-1 Last Meeting: 2011, Chaffee won 39-7 Last Week: Portageville 34, St. Pius X 14; Chaffee 36, Grandview 14 Outlook: St. Pius X has lost 19 games in-a-row, last notching a win on Aug. ...
Lady Bulldogs lose battle against Farmington (08/30/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Trying to rebound from a tough one-run loss to Perryville the day prior, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs surrendered six runs in the third inning to visiting Farmington on Wednesday as they fell 11-5. "I think we were more focused than we were the night before," Sikeston head coach Tiffany Morgan said. "When a team hits that well it's kind of hard to get in a groove. I thought our girls stayed in and battled well...
Sikeston v. NMCC (08/30/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Both the New Madrid County Central and Sikeston football teams witnessed the same kind of mistakes in their season-opening games last week. Several fumbles, missed assignments and special teams gaffes led to NMCC getting rolled up by Malden 32-6 and Sikeston narrowly escaping upset-minded Charleston 27-14...
Lady Bulldogs fall to Dexter, 8-1 (08/30/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Kelsey Dial posted the only win for the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs tennis team Wednesday against the visiting Dexter Lady Bearcats at Sikeston High School. Dial defeated Dexter's Baylee Cooper 8-2. Dexter also won the junior varsity match 6-1...
Puddy Baugh (08/30/12)
WYATT -- Lawrence Russell "Puddy" Baugh, 85, died Aug. 28, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 20, 1927, at the Birds Point community in Mississippi County, to the late Frank and Ruth Bartlett Franz Baugh, he had lived in Wyatt most of his life. He was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran...
Kaylea Pobst (08/30/12)
ORAN -- Kaylea Faith Pobst, infant daughter of David Andrew and Diane Lea Schreckenberg Pobst of Oran, died Aug. 22, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis. In addition to her parents, survivors include: a brother, Drew Pobst of the home; maternal grandparents, Patrick and Fern Schreckenberg of Leopold; paternal grandparents, Melvin and Melissa Pobst of Oran; and paternal great-grandmother, Nadene Phillips of Oran...
Art Puckett (08/30/12)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Art Puckett, 65, died Aug. 24, 2012. Born May 12, 1947, to the late Peter and Frances Puckett, he graduated from New Madrid High School and served in the Army National Guard. He worked as a farmer with his father in New Madrid County for many years. He later moved to South Carolina to be near his sister...
John Stokes (08/30/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- John Stokes, 56, died Aug. 29, 2012, at his home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.