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Stories from Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Calender Girl (12/01/10)
Tiffany Johnson is the December Standard Democrat Calendar. A 2010 graduate of Sikeston High School, Johnson is an entertainment management major at Missouri State University in Springfield. She is the daughter of Mary and Jeff Stoner and Chuck and Tara Johnson...
SEMO-NASV adding facility in Benton (12/01/10)
BENTON -- The Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence's new facility in Benton will be a welcome addition to Scott County. Tammy Gwaltney, director of the SEMO-NASV, met with Scott County Commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday to provide an "update on what's happening with our organization, particularly in this county," she said...
Health dept. wants help to continue promoting good health (12/01/10)
NEW MADRID -- For the past four years, the staff at the New Madrid County Health Department has worked to make the public aware of the problems of physical inactivity and obesity. Now as grant funding for the program is nearing an end, the staff hopes to tap into the community to keep the good work going...
Sikeston boys rebound from slow start to pick up first win (12/01/10)
The Bulldogs defeated the Blytheville Chickasaws 68-43 on the road in their season opener.
Local players named to all region team (12/01/10)
Check out the players from the Sikeston Standard Democrat's coverage area that were named to the all-region football team by the media.
Richland, Bell City pick up wins at Oran Invitational (12/01/10)
Richland advanced to the tournament semifinals while Bell City will play for the consolation title.
Charleston survives OT scare from Bearcats (12/01/10)
Dexter scored the last six points of regulation to send the game to overtime, but Charleston prevailed 72-70.
Scientific study needs more study (12/01/10)
One in five Americans suffer from mentally illness. Or at least that's the finding from a recently-released report from government researchers. Now over the years, I have grown increasingly wary of "government studies" because I suspect that too often the studies simply reflect the thinking of the researchers. But that's an opinion, not necessarily a fact...
Gene Collins (12/01/10)
SIKESTON -- Paul E. "Gene" Collins, 85, died Nov. 29, 2010, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Howard O'Connor (12/01/10)
VAN ALSTYNE, Texas -- Howard Lee O'Connor, 65, formerly of Anniston, Mo., died at 8:59 p.m. Nov. 27, 2010, at the Meadowbrook Care Center in Van Alstyne. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Frances Johnson (12/01/10)
CHARLESTON -- Frances Maumee Johnson, 46, died Nov. 30, 2010 at her home near Charleston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Shirley Pace (12/01/10)
SIKESTON -- Shirley Pace, 75, died Nov. 25, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Katie Kinder (12/01/10)
BELMONT, Miss. -- Katie Ann Kinder, 66, died Nov. 24, 2010, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Charles Placher (12/01/10)
PUXICO -- Charles E. Placher, 73, died Nov. 30, 2010, at his home near Puxico. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Bill Stroud (12/01/10)
PUXICO -- William C. "Bill" Stroud, 79, died Nov. 22, 2010, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Fred Tidwell (12/01/10)
BERTRAND -- George Fred Tidwell, 83, died Nov. 29, 2010 at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Robert Fletcher (12/01/10)
SIKESTON -- Robert Dale "Bob" Fletcher, 65, died at 3:14 p.m. Nov. 29, 2010, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Donald Tidwell (12/01/10)
MATTHEWS -- Donald Paul Tidwell, 52, died at 11:10 a.m. Nov. 27, 2010, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Earl Burks (12/01/10)
SIKESTON -- Earl Wayne Burks, 66, died Nov. 30, 2010, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.