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Stories from Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gearing up (01/18/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Catholic schools are gearing up to celebrate their faith, academics and service through a weeklong event that begins Sunday. "With this year's theme -- 'Faith, Academics and Service,' I think it's really important for our kids to know -- especially with the service -- how important it is to help other people," St. Henry School Principal Alice Harvell, said, adding the Charleston students will visit with residents at the local nursing home...
Local men are sentenced on felony gun charges (01/18/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Charleston man could face up to life in prison after pleading guilty to gun charges. Danny Lee Byrd, 25, pled guilty to one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. In another case heard Tuesday in federal court, Thomas C. Lovette, 45, of Sikeston pled guilty to two felony counts of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm...
Board approves fund transfer (01/18/12)
MINER -- The Miner Board of Alderman approved the transfer of $5,000 from the city's general fund to its street fund during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday. The transfer was made necessary by additional expenditures made by the street department to address spring flooding such as gravel and fuel, according to Danielle Patrick, city clerk...
SHS bests Knights (01/18/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs used a big second quarter run to get ahead and eventually hold off a tough Farmington Knights squad on Tuesday at the Field House, winning 67-54. It's Sikeston's 10th straight win over Farmington, last losing to the Knights in 2005...
Newcomers spark NMCC in win over Twin Rivers (01/18/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Given that they are relatively new to the New Madrid County Central Eagles, both junior Armondo Thatch and senior Chilis Johnson have one major role to play while coming off the bench -- for now. Both Thatch and Johnson are being filtered in as they progress with the Eagles and serve as a shot of energy after having to sit out the first half of the season...
Oran rolls past Delta and into Scott-Miss semis (01/18/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- Advancing to the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament semifinals, fourth-seeded Oran took a 17-point halftime lead over fifth-seeded Delta before rolling to a 65-33 win. "They played pretty well," Eagles head coach Joe Shoemaker said. "Delta's (Greg) Brawley didn't play the second half with the stomach flu it seemed like. So we kind of took advantage of that, without them having their leading scorer...
Lady Bulldogs earn win over district foe, Risco rebounds (01/18/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com PERRYVILLE -- The Sikeston girls basketball team improved to 10-4 on the season with a 67-49 win over district foe Perryville. Sikeston's pressure defense took its toll early, forcing several Perryville turnovers that helped the Lady Bulldogs race out to an 18-8 lead after one quarter...
Sadie Triplett (01/18/12)
CHARLESTON -- Sadie Mae Triplett, 71, died Jan. 16, 2012, at her home in Charleston. Born Sept. 7, 1940, in Clinton, Ky., to Emma Louise Crumble-Scott of Mayfield, Ky., and the late Autrey Scott Sr., she was employed by the Charleston Public Schools for 31 years in the culinary department before retiring and was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Henson, where she served on the Mother's Board...
Hattie Slinkard (01/18/12)
BENTON -- Hattie Elizabeth Slinkard, 89, died Jan. 16, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 5, 1922, in Beckley, W.Va., to the late Frank Elmer and Mary Fountain Cochran Cook. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton and she and her husband were self-employed blacksmiths...
Maurice Wright (01/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Maurice Wright, 42, died Jan. 14, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Rooster Cates (01/18/12)
OWENSVILLE, Ohio -- Lance Hunter "Rooster" Cates, 33, died Jan. 9, 2012, at Anderson Mercy Hospital in Cincinnati. Born Nov. 20, 1978, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., he was a member of the Fayetteville Church of Christ. He graduated in 2001 from Thomas A. Wiley School in Owensville where he received the Presidential Award, Achievement Award and Cheerleading Award. He worked at Residential Concepts Day Habilitation Program in Williamsburg...
Bonnie Valliant (01/18/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Evonne "Bonnie" Valliant, 56, died Jan. 13, 2012, at her home. Born Feb. 6, 1955, in Osceola, Ark., to the late Samon Rayford and Ruth Fisher, she had lived in Missouri since 1999 and was of the Baptist belief. She married Eric Valliant who preceded her in death in 1998...
Ronald Williams (01/18/12)
WICHITA, Kan. -- Retired Senior Master Sgt. Ronald G. Williams, 58, died Jan. 14, 2012, at his home. After retirement from the United States Air Force, he devoted 13 years to Hawker Beechcraft as a technical writer in Wichita. He is survived by his loving, devoted wife of more than 34 years, Donna Williams; mother, Frances Williams; brother, Mark Williams; daughters, Tiffanie Williams and Jessica Cummings; and two grandchildren, Matthew and Ashlyn Cummings...
Dean Hornback (01/18/12)
NEW MADRID -- Jimmie "Dean" Hornback, 68, died Jan. 10, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 3, 1943, in Kewanee, to the late Willie and Floyd Hornback, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. He had worked as a merchant mariner on barges on the Mississippi River for Ingram Barge Lines; as a farmhand; and as a water and antenna tower rigger...
Matthew Gentry (01/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Matthew Gentry, 60, died Jan. 13, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 23, 1951, in Gurden, Ark., to the late Cleo and Gustava Perry Gentry, he moved to Missouri in 2002. Survivors include: one son, Frazier Gentry of Gurden; two brothers, Augustus Gentry and James Gentry of Gurden; one sister, Cleo Jean Anderson of Lansing, Mich.; and a special friend, Patricia James of Sikeston...
Harry Warren (01/18/12)
CHARLESTON -- Harry Warren, 65, a resident of Charleston, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 5, 1946, at Cape Girardeau, to the Harry "Joker" Warren Jr. and Julia Cooper Warren, who survive of Charleston, he had lived and worked in Charleston his entire life as a rancher and farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran...
Red Baker (01/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Daniel "Red" Baker, 53, died at 9:25 p.m. Jan. 13, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Oct. 28, 1958, in Winston-Salem, N.C., to the late Walter Baker Sr. and Pauline Gray and lived in Missouri most of his life. He attended Matthew High School...
George Roberts (01/18/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- George Lane Roberts, 93, died Jan. 17, 2012, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Albert Lorenz (01/18/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Albert Lorenz, 89, died Jan. 14, 2012, at Westwood Hills Nursing Center in Poplar Bluff. Born June 5, 1922, in Davenport, Iowa, to the late Albert Henry and Martha Shulse Lorenz, he had lived and worked in Davenport where he was a self-employed plasterer. He moved to Morehouse four years ago and was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston...