2016-17 Standard Democrat Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Fred Thatch, Sikeston
Grade Junior Position Forward Height 6-3 Best Game Feb. 3, 2017, Sikeston won 102-66 over Poplar Bluff: It was supposed to be a battle for the SEMO...
2016-17 Standard Democrat Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Chaylea Mosby, Dexter
Grade: Sophomore Position: Guard Height: 5-5 Best Game: Feb. 20, 2017, Dexter won 63-52 over Jackson: This was a night Mosby caught fire. She ripped...
SD ROUNDUP: Portageville softball routs NMCC, baseball clobbers Malden 14-0
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- The Portageville softball team took advantage of 10 errors by New Madrid County Central during a 10-0 win in six innings Thursday...
NMCC baseball team sees lead slip away after back to back homers from Kennett
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles baseball team enjoyed a two-run lead over the Kennett Indians with three innings to play....
SCC baseball team falls behind early during 9-0 loss to Zalma
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Scott County Central baseball team gave up four quick runs before they could swing a bat. And with Zalma's ace dealing, the...
Joe Bill Davis named Missouri Umpire of the Year
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Officials on any stage are expected to be fair, honest and knowledgable about the sport they are covering. For many coaches and...
NMCC baseball team overcomes rough day in the field for comeback win over Portageville at Malden Invitational
MALDEN, Mo. -- For a team that's battled consistency problems for most of the season, the New Madrid County Central baseball team shook off a...
SD ROUNDUP: Sixth inning boosts Kelly baseball team past Chaffee
BENTON, Mo. -- Grant Menz hit a double and drove in two runs as a strong sixth-inning performance helped propel the host Hawks to the conference...
Sikeston girls soccer team gets third shutout of the year in 2-0 win over Carbondale
SIKESTON -- Thursday's 2-0 win over visiting Carbondale, Ill., was almost an exact replica of the Sikeston girls soccer team's victory 24 hours...
SD ROUNDUP: Pratt leads Sikeston baseball team past Kennett
SIKESTON -- Wyatt Pratt spun a gem for the Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team striking out seven during their 8-4 win over conference mate Kennett on...
Dexter man killed when by Sheriff's office SUV
DEXTER, Mo. - Officials are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorized bicycle and a Stoddard County Sheriff's Office vehicle, said Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Clark Parrott. At 5:43 p.m. Saturday, Stoddard County Deputy Derrick A. Durrall, 25, of Bloomfield was responding to an emergency call. ...
McIntosh honored as New Madrid Woman of the Year
NEW MADRID, Mo. - Citing her dedication and service to the community, Patricia Ann "Patty" McIntosh was honored as the New Madrid Beta Sigma Phi 2017 Woman of the Year Sunday afternoon. In making the presentation, Cammy Gilmer, president of Beta Sigma Phi, noted McIntosh's efforts in the community including serving as co-director of New Madrid's food pantry, assisting with activities at the First United Methodist Church, taking on various leadership roles with the Veterans of Foreign War, serving as a board member for the Kenny Roger's Children's Center and working as an election day supervising judge.. ...
Some staff members of the Scott County Prosecuting Attorney's Office offered the following comments about Prosecuting Attorney Paul R. Boyd, who will deploy overseas for the second time at the end of this month. "I have worked for Paul R. Boyd for 10 years. ...
Scott County Prosecutor Paul R. Boyd to deploy second time
BENTON, Mo. -- Three years after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan, Scott County's prosecuting attorney will leave for another tour of duty overseas at the end of this month. Paul R. Boyd, who has been the county's prosecutor since 2003 and before that as an assistant prosector for the county since 1996, begins active duty in the U.S. Army on April 28...
Military medical mission moved to September; services to be the same
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. - A military medical mission is still prescribed for the Bootheel, just a little bit later. Operation Healthy Delta will now be conducted Sept. 11-24 in Charleston, Caruthersville and surrounding communities. Joel Evans, president and CEO of the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation, explained the reason for the change is the uncertainty in what the federal budget will look like beyond April 28...
YMCA taking action to prevent child sexual abuse
SIKESTON -- April is National Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Month, and the YMCA of Southeast Missouri is designating a week this month to raise awareness and understanding locally. From April 24-28, the Y will host Five Days of Action for Child Abuse Prevention, a series of events and activities designed to inform the community about how to recognize, prevent and report child sexual abuse. ...
Hillary's playing takeaway
I am sick and tired of Obama wagging his finger at the American people and saying, "That's not who we are." If you want four more years of this fundamental transformation of America that Obama has done for this great country, then vote for Hillary Clinton. The fundamental transformation includes taking tax dollars away from American citizens to spend on illegal immigrants coming into our country, refugees coming into our country and knowing full well that ISIS said they would infiltrate the refugee population. This is absurd, people! Wake up. Our country is being destroyed by these socialists. This is social anarchy. Refugees and immigrants are getting benefits that are due to American people. They are getting free housing, Medicare, Social Security, Welfare, food stamps, Obamacare, stipends to live on. It's just unbelievable the level this country has sunk to. Four more years of this nonsense will be the deterioration of this country. It will be the downfall of America. Four more years of this fundamental transformation into socialism. Nothing is free, people. It's paid on the backs of the working taxpayers who get up everyday and bust their butts going to work, trying to support their families. They can't support their families because all of their taxes are taken to support illegals and refugees. If you don't see this, wake up.
Not a smooth operator
I do not know where AT&T gets people to work for them. For one thing, you get ahold of that stupid machine and all they want to know is do you want to pay your bill. You try to explain to them what you want and they don't understand you. You can repeat it three times and ask for a person. You get a person, and they can barely speak English or they mumble and you can barely hear them. They go by the phone number you are calling from and then they can't help you for the number you're calling about because it's not the number you're calling from. It's all messed up. Why can't they get Americans that speak English and can understand other people?
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