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Stories from Saturday, September 22, 2012

Closing up (09/22/12)
Super D Drugs in Sikeston is closing due to a corporate buyout. The last day of business for Super D will be Wednesday. Walgreen spokesman Jim Graham did not return calls as of press time and local employees were unable to offer comment.
Jury returns a guilty verdict in murder case (09/22/12)
CHARLESTON -- A Charleston man was found guilty in a murder trial on all three charges by a jury Friday. Jevon Jones, 20, was found guilty of first degree murder, first degree attempted robbery and armed criminal action for the shooting death of Justine L. Wright of Hayti on Nov. 11, 2010, according to a news release provided by the office of Mississippi County Prosecuting Attorney Darren Cann...
War on worms (09/22/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- An invading force may be targeting your lawn. "What people are seeing is the Fall Armyworm," said Anthony Ohmes, local agronomy specialist for the University of Missouri Extension. "They are in the lawns and pastures this year in high numbers."...
Legion's 68th Cotton Carnival begins Tuesday (09/22/12)
SIKESTON -- Tuesday marks the beginning of the American Legion's 68th Annual Cotton Carnival at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds. For those looking for an early taste of the American Legion Henry Meldrum Post No. 114's famous fish sandwiches, they will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, which is prior to the midway officially opening at 5 p.m...
Gross win: In a game marred by penalties, Kyland Gross leads Sikeston to 19-7 win (09/22/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- It won't go down as one of the prettiest games they've played, but the Sikeston Bulldogs continue to put 'W's' in the win column as they defeated Poplar Bluff 19-7 on Friday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium...
Portageville knocks off Hayti to remain unbeaten (09/22/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com HAYTI -- Just when it looked like Hayti might put an end to Portageville's undefeated season, the Bulldogs took advantage of a couple key defensive plays in the fourth quarter to hand the Indians a 35-22 loss Friday. "It was just a team effort," Portageville head coach Jeff Bullock said. "There are a bunch of great athletes on the other side over there. We were very fortunate, the defense did a great job...
Briefly: Caruthersville flattens NMCC, 41-14 (09/22/12)
A balanced attack from the Caruthersville Tigers buried the visiting New Madrid County Central Eagles Friday, 41-14.
Caruthersville clicking on all cylinders in victory over NMCC (09/22/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CARUTHERSVILLE -- Wiping away a fumble at the 1-yard line to end their first possession, the Caruthersville Tigers finally put everything together. "Finally," Caruthersville head coach Nathan Morgan said. "We were clicking on all cylinders tonight. Our guys ran the ball well and we grabbed a lot of passes. Good to see us put everything together for the first time this season."...
Dexter earns first win with 26-7 victory over winless Kennett (09/22/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- The Dexter Bearcats earned their first win of the season on Friday, knocking off winless Kennett 26-7. After a scoreless first quarter, Dexter quarterback DJ Dowdy scored on a 2-yard scamper midway through the second quarter to give the Bearcats a lead they wouldn't relinquish...