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Stories from Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Sing-a-long (12/14/11)
Students with Bulldog Preschool sing "Nuttin for Christmas" at their Christmas Sing-a-long on Tuesday afternoon in the Sikeston High School Cafeteria. Santa and Mrs. Claus along with several reindeer sang numerous Christmas carols to family and friends. For more photos from the Sing-a-long, see the gallery at www.standard-democrat.com...
Charleston man to be tried in Butler County (12/14/11)
CHARLESTON -- A Charleston man facing a first degree murder charge for a shooting outside a nightclub will be tried in Butler County. Devonte Johnson, 18, waived arraignment Tuesday at the Mississippi County Courthouse, according to Leigh Ann Colson, circuit court clerk...
Miner ordinance will require copies of motel occupants' IDs (12/14/11)
MINER -- Hotels and motels in Miner will now be required to make a copy of photo identification while checking in lodgers. An amendment to the city ordinance regulating occupant requirements for lodging establishments was approved during the regular monthly Board of Aldermen meeting held Tuesday...
Scott County sees more money from 1-cent sales tax (12/14/11)
BENTON -- Total sales tax receipts for Scott County from the 1-cent sales tax for general revenue were up just over $38,000 for the year as compared with last year. The county received $904,610 this year, according to County Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn...
R-6 School District earns 'clean audit' for 2010-11 (12/14/11)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston R-6 School District received a "clean audit" report for the 2010-2011 school year during the regular school board meeting Tuesday. Michael A. Radake, certified public accountant with Van de Ven LLC of Cape Girardeau, presented the audit of the 2010-2011 school year to the school board...
Two file for board seats on first day (12/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Filing for local school board races opened Tuesday. As of 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, two people, Chris Hodgkiss and David Jones, had filed for Sikeston R-6's two, three-year terms available in the April 5 election. Board members whose terms will expire are Toni Kellett and Jill Hopson...
Dexter man pleads guilty to two child porn charges (12/14/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Stoddard County man pled guilty to felony child pornography charges. Michael Lee Wilson, 37, of Dexter, entered a plea of guilty to two felony counts of possession of child pornography. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. on Monday...
Route H In Scott County reduced for bridge repairs (12/14/11)
SIKESTON - Route H in Scott County will be reduced to one lane while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge repairs. The bridge is located between County Road 524 and Route U at Blodgett. Weather permitting, work will be performed Thursday and Monday and on Tuesday the road will be closed. The work will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily...
Lady Bulldog pressure is too much for Chaffee in 63-35 win (12/14/11)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs used a strong start, overcame a slow middle and finished strong to post a 63-35 win over the Chaffee Lady Devils on Tuesday night. Sikeston forced 11 first quarter turnovers and raced out to a 22-5 lead and seemed to have the game well in-hand but Chaffee had other plans. After the Lady Bulldogs built a 30-7 lead, Chaffee slowed the tempo in the second quarter and protected the basketball and went into the locker room with momentum, only trailing 34-21...
SHS slips past pesky Pirates 70-61 (12/14/11)
PERRYVILLE -- Knowing their size and the type of shooters they have surrounding them, Sikeston head coach Gregg Holifield knew the Perryville Pirates could pose problems for his Bulldogs. The pesky Pirates did just that as Sikeston survived their Tuesday meeting with Perryville with a 70-61 victory at Perryville High School...
Chaffee, NMCC both rally to earn victories (12/14/11)
CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils mounted a huge second half rally and knocked off Saxony Lutheran 61-59 on Tuesday night. Trailing 41-21 at the half, Chaffee fought back in the third quarter and trailed 48-39 after three and took the lead for good in the final minute of the game. Red Devil coach Josh Govreau said he challenged his team at halftime to make the comeback...
Sikeston, Charleston, earn top seeds in Christmas tourneys (12/14/11)
O'FALLON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs have earned the top seed in the upcoming St. Dominic-Imo's Christmas Tournament set for the week after Christmas. Sikeston, the defending champions, enter the tournament with a 7-1 record after Tuesday night's win over Perryville. The Bulldogs will take on Lutheran St. Charles (1-2) on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 4:30 p.m...
Moore's 28 points leads Oran over East Prairie 88-67 (12/14/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Led by a 28-point effort from Kody Moore, the Oran Eagles built a double digit halftime lead on Tuesday before holding on for a 88-67 win over the East Prairie Eagles. "We played hard, we're just still making too many mistakes and are too sloppy," Oran head coach Joe Shoemaker said. "We gave them 18 points at the free throw line tonight and we're not deep enough and guarding well enough to foul. We're fouling because we're out of position defensively."...
Jesse LeCroy (12/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Jesse Raymond LeCroy, 85, died Dec. 13, 2011, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 1, 1926, in Mobile, Ala., to the late Martin Luther and Martha Christman LeCroy, he was a custodian for Sikeston Middle School and U.S. Bank and attended Temple of Faith Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Beatrice Rolwing (12/14/11)
CHARLESTON -- Beatrice Elizabeth Rolwing, 89, died Dec. 12, 2011, at the Charleston Manor. Born Sept. 27, 1922, at Pocahontas, Ark., to the late Rufus Luther and Emma Marie Weaver Foster, she had lived most of her life in Charleston where she was the owner and operator of beauty shops and ladies apparel stores. She was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church, the Charleston Art League and the Charleston Business and Professional Women's Club...
Geneva Fortner (12/14/11)
ADVANCE -- Geneva Eva Fortner, 86, died Dec. 12, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 9, 1925, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Sherman Edward and Dona Mae Christian Fortner, she lived most of her life in Advance and was a member of Pleasant Valley Church in Dexter...
Michael Gimlin (12/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Michael Lee Gimlin of Sikeston passed away at the age of 52 on Dec. 13, 2011, after having suffered a long illness. He was born April 29, 1959, in Sikeston, to Vaudean and Dewey Gimlin. He graduated from Sikeston High School in 1977, and later from the University of Missouri with a bachelor of science in health sciences. He had a long and prodigious career in respiratory therapy...
Dolph Webb Jr. (12/14/11)
CHARLESTON -- Dolph Webb Jr., 83, died Dec. 10, 2011, at the Heartland Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Born April 13, 1928, in Marion, to the late C. Dolph and Bessie May Bennett Webb, he served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1966. He then moved to Southeast Missouri where he was in law enforcement until his retirement, serving as chief of police in Charleston, East Prairie and Sikeston. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Charleston...
Phyllis Bohannon (12/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Phyllis Elaine Bohannon, 61, of Sikeston, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at the home. Born Sept. 5, 1950, in Bertrand, to Ola Berry and the late Jesse D. Berry, she was a 1968 graduate of Charleston High School and SEMO State University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. ...
Marcus McFarland (12/14/11)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Marcus Darnell McFarland, 29, died Dec. 11, 2011, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born June 9, 1982, in Blytheville, Ark., to DeTroy McFarland of Chicago and Marie Jones McFarland Jordan of Cape Girardeau, he was a 2000 graduate of New Madrid County Central High where he was active in track and wrestling. He attended Paducah Technical College and was a self-employed electrician...
Carl Carpenter (12/14/11)
MORLEY -- Carl Carpenter, 68, died Dec. 12, 2011, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 15, 1943, in Dover, Ark., son of the late Raymond and Gladys Gunter Carpenter, he was a member of Church of Christ in Morley, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and had worked for Wheeler Truck and Trailer in Morley...
Clay Graham (12/14/11)
SIKESTON -- Clay F. Graham, 64, died Dec. 12, 2011, at his home. Born Dec. 14, 1946, in Lilbourn, to the late Thurman and Minnie Louella Houchin Graham, he was of the Pentecostal belief and had worked as a transmission mechanic and farmer before retiring...