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Stories from Sunday, December 12, 2010

Clay execution date set (12/12/10)
JEFFERSON CITY - Some 15 years after originally sentenced to death by a jury, the Missouri Attorney General's office has set an official execution date for the man found guilty of murdering a New Madrid businessman. A spokesperson with Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster's office verified the Missouri Supreme Court has set Jan. 12 as the date for the execution of Richard D. Clay. Clay is charged with murder of Randy Martindale...
Celebration (12/12/10)
Sikeston players and fans celebrate after the Bulldogs won the 2010 SEMO Conference Tournament by defeating Cape Central 76-55 on Friday night. The win marks the third-straight year the Bulldogs have won the tournament. For more on the game, see today's sports section...
Toon into Christmas (12/12/10)
Sometimes it is hard to be jolly during the holidays. As the kindergarten and first grade students performed at the Matthews Elementary School in Matthews, one young singer just wasn't feeling up to snuff to get into the spirit of the occasion. The students' performance featured songs from cartoon Christmas stories such as "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch."...
Pardon enters guilty plea (12/12/10)
NEW MADRID - A former public official has entered a guilty plea for stealing money from those in her care. Nancy C. Pardon, who served as the New Madrid County public administrator until August 2008, appeared Friday before Circuit Judge Stephen Sharp. She pleaded guilty to three felony counts of stealing. Douglas S. Pribble with the Missouri Attorney General's office, served as special prosecutor in the cases...
Canalou reacts to rumor post office may close (12/12/10)
CANALOU -- Canalou residents are doing all they can to save their post office. The post office is located in an old schoolhouse that also houses city offices. "There was a mention that they possibly would be closing our post office because of security -- they don't think the post office is secure enough," said Thelma Slayton, city collector. "It's just a rumor; we do not know for sure they are going to close it."...
Annual vesper service brings many together (12/12/10)
LILBOURN -- For nearly 70 years, a Lilbourn Methodist church has brought multiple denominations under one church roof during its annual Christmas Vesper Service. To the program's conductor, Betty Joyce Dambach of Lilbourn, all the churches coming together is what makes the program a blessing to the community...
Getting ready (12/12/10)
Cellist Lydia Eddy Holton, organist Terry A. Parker and vocalist Mary Katherine Branum rehearse Thursday for the second annual "Celebrate Christmas in Charleston" concert scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of the United Methodist Church, 1700 E. Marshall Street in Charleston. Admission to the event, which will also feature Sallie Goodin on piano, the Goodin Memorial Handbell Choir, Jennifer Miller on trumpet and vocalist Kerry Davis, is free...
Three-peat: Strong second half gives Sikeston 76-55 win in championship game (12/12/10)
SIKESTON -- Will Holifield is known as Sikeston's long-range threat. Although he has had his share of troubles from behind the arc during the early part of the season, including the SEMO Conference tournament, the senior 3-point man found his stroke when the Bulldogs needed it the most...
Big third quarter vaults Oran over Rams 76-46 (12/12/10)
By Brent Shipman sd_sports@yahoo.com ORAN -- For the second straight game, the Oran Eagles used a monster third quarter to turn a small halftime lead into an easy win. This past Tuesday, the Eagles used a 25-7 third quarter run to distance themselves from the Risco Tigers in an 80-66 win after entering the frame with a one-point lead...
Chaffee gets road win over Woodland (12/12/10)
MARBLE HILL -- The Chaffee Red Devils took a 18-point lead into the fourth quarter before taking down the Woodland Cardinals 76-59. Led by Alex Crowe's 21 points on the contest, the Red Devils were ahead by nine at the half before a 19-10 run in the third quarter doubled their lead on a night where Chaffee hit only 9 of 22 from the free throw line...
Bootheel proves to be good spot for hunting waterfowl (12/12/10)
SIKESTON -- With most waterfowl seasons in full swing, southeast Missouri is seeing hunters from across the region travel to the area to take advantage of its prime hunting conditions. "The Bootheel in general is a pretty prime spot for waterfowl hunters," Missouri Conservation agent Leother Branch said. "We get hunters from quite a few different states...
New year's bills can plague givers (12/12/10)
In a highly-unscientific and thoroughly informal survey, it appears the Christmas shopping season around here is relatively ho-hum. No bah, humbugs but no "too-busy-to-talk" crowds either. I suspect this average holiday shopping season is a direct reflection of the overall economy which is shaky. Granted, lots of dollars are being spent in Sikeston and elsewhere this Christmas season. But many retailers expect the bulk of their year's sales to come this time of year, so crowds are predictable...
Brenda Pardon (12/12/10)
DEXTER -- Brenda Carolyn Pardon, 67, died Dec. 10, 2010, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Tonnie Lambert (12/12/10)
HOUSTON -- Tonnie Ray Lambert, 65, died Nov. 25, 2010. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Buddy Smith (12/12/10)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Buddy Jay Smith, 50, died Dec. 10, 2010, at East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.