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Stories from Wednesday, January 4, 2012

East Prairie man charged for enticing Sikeston child (01/04/12)
SIKESTON -- An East Prairie man was arrested after attempting to entice a 12-year-old girl to get in his vehicle. Bobby D. Harper, 61, was arraigned Wednesday before Scott County Judge Scott T. Horman on the felony charge of enticement of a child. Currently being held in the Scott County Jail, Harper's bond is set at $100,000 and he is ordered to have no contact with minor children...
Counseling team visits flood survivors (01/04/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Although a new year has begun, flood survivors continue to cope with grief and losses they suffered last year. "The water is gone, but the recovery takes time," said Phyllis Rowe, team leader for Show-Me Recovery -- a crisis counseling program funded by a grant through the Federal Emergency Management System and the Department of Mental Health...
Christmas past (01/04/12)
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Upkeep of local road discussed by officials (01/04/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Fox Meadows Road may not be a Scott County road, technically speaking, but local residents say it has served as one for some time. Mike Thomason of the Fox Meadows subdivision presented information on the road's history to commissioners during their regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
County assessment lists for 2012 are in mail (01/04/12)
BENTON -- Personal property assessment list forms for 2012 have been mailed to Scott County residents. The lists were sent in an envelope this year along with a return envelope, according to Teresa Houchin, Scott County assessor. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Focusing on healthcare (01/04/12)
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NMCC wins overtime thriller 58-56 (01/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Recently coming off of a surprise win over SEMO Conference foe Notre Dame just a few weeks ago, NMCC has been hit or miss when it comes to performing on the hardwood. The Eagles found their game on Tuesday escaping Blytheville, Ark., 58-56 in overtime at New Madrid County Central High School...
Take down (01/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team opened the second half of their season up in a big way on Tuesday, earning a rare win over Poplar Bluff 53-25. "I thought we wrestled great," Sikeston coach Seth Harrell said. "I saw good things from everybody. It was really rewarding and nice to see all of the hard work that has paid off over Christmas break...
Scott City boys, NMCC girls roll on Tuesday (01/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SCOTT CITY -- The Scott City Rams ended a two-game losing streak by dismantling South Pemiscot 64-26 at home on Tuesday. "It was a total team effort and a lot of guys contributed," Scott City coach Mark Dannenmueller said. "I was real proud of the way our guys responded after losing our last two games to Jackson and Charleston."...
Yates' 31 points lead Bell City over East Prairie 73-66 (01/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com EAST PRAIRIE -- Despite missing half of the fourth quarter to injury on Tuesday, Bell City junior Jared Yates did more than enough to help the Cubs overcome an eight-point halftime deficit to East Prairie. Connecting on five 3-pointers in the third quarter alone, Yates finished the night with 22 second half points as Bell City overtook the Eagles late in the fourth and held on for a 73-66 win...
Cast your ballots based on performance (01/04/12)
As elections go, this year's Presidential election has the promise of being a true barn-burner. But that is only stating the obvious. Iowa is now history with New Hampshire and South Carolina close behind. The focus, of course, is clearly on the GOP side of the ledger since the Democratic party's candidate is a foregone conclusion...
John C. Wolff (01/04/12)
MANDAN, N.D. -- John C. Wolff, 81, formerly of Regent, died Dec. 11, 2011, at his home in Mandan. Born March 24,1930, in Alden Township, to the late Christian and Anna (Schlaht) Wolff, he joined the U.S. Army in 1952 and trained with the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles later transferring to the anti-aircraft division. ...
Carlyn Harrington (01/04/12)
NEW MADRID -- Carlyn Harrington, 80, died Dec. 30, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born June 6, 1931, in Flat Rock, Ark., to the late Larkin and Ida May Pharm Keith, she was a member of the Church of Christ in New Madrid. Survivors include: two daughters, Lynn Glastetter of Marston and Vivian Mangus of Clarkston, Mich.; one sister, Nancy Parish of New Madrid; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Charles Murphy (01/04/12)
BERTRAND -- Charles Willis Murphy, 84, died Jan. 2, 2012, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born May 5, 1927, at Wyatt, to the late Tandy Burton and Gertrude Marie Vowels Murphy, he had been employed in the service department with the Peoples Natural Gas Company in Waukegan, Ill., from 1957 until his retirement in 1987. ...
Sammie Underwood (01/04/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Sammie Lee Warfield Underwood, 75, died Jan. 1, 2012, at University City Forest Manor in University City. Born Aug. 25, 1936, in Sikeston, to the late Robert and Lottie Green Yarber Sr., she had lived in St. Louis since 1965 where she was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church...
Elva Smee (01/04/12)
DEXTER - Elva Marie Smee, 89, died Dec. 30, 2011, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Born April 3, 1922, in Stoddard County, to the late George Lewis Gaines and Rachel Winemiller Gaines, she was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter and the former co-owner of George's Freeze Queen in Bernie and Grandpa's Barbecue in Dexter with her husband, George Smee...
Ruth Bonds (01/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Ruth Garrett Bonds, 80, died Dec. 29, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 26, 1931, in Pontotoc, Miss., to the late Wash and Eugene White Garrett, she had lived in Missouri since 1967. She was a member of Greer's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Sikeston, where she served on the Mother's Board...
Janice Pinnell (01/04/12)
WAPPAPELLO -- Pallbearers at services held today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Janice Raye Pinnell, 63, formerly of Sikeston, who died Dec. 31, 2011, were: Bill Davis, Kenny Stone, Rick Tidwell, Barry Pinnell, John Webb and Shawn Carter-Bishop...
Van Fisher (01/04/12)
WILSON CITY -- Van Clifford Fisher, 52, died at 9:35 p.m. Jan. 2, 2012, in Charleston. Born Dec. 9, 1959, in Wyatt to the late Willie Grissom and Vertie B. Fisher, he was of the Baptist belief. He is survived by three brothers, Richard Fisher of Charleston, Otha Fisher of Michigan City, Ind., and Terry Dowell of Fort Wayne, Ind.; six sisters, Vertie Mae Dowell and Verline Dowell of Charleston, Valorie Greer and Alice Marie Dowell of Michigan City, Ind., Yvonne Irene Dowell of Wilson City and Lori Ann Dowell of Austell, Ga.. ...