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Stories from Wednesday, October 31, 2012

November Calendar Girl (10/31/12)
Kailey Goodman is the November Standard Democrat Calendar Girl. The daughter of Rachel and Don Daughhetee, Goodman was a finalist in the 2011 Miss Sikeston. She is a 2012 graduate of Sikeston High School and is currently attending Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau where she is majoring in psychology...
Sikeston High School mock election results in dead heat (10/31/12)
SIKESTON -- The votes for president have been cast and counted. The results of Tuesday's mock election at Sikeston Senior High School were a dead heat between the top two candidates. With 186 ballots cast, 81 were for Barack Obama; 81 voted for Mitt Romney; 10 for Gary Johnson; 5 for Virgil Goode and 9 were for various write-in candidates...
Students, teacher enjoying new Bulldog Preschool classrooms (10/31/12)
SIKESTON -- Since officially moving into their new home, Dee Beydler and her students are enjoying a roomier and more organized space at the Sikeston Career and Technology Center. Beydler oversees Bulldog Preschool, which houses the learning environment for both high school students of Beydler's preschool teaching I and II courses and the preschool for 3- to 5-year-old children of Sikeston R-6 staff members...
Tigers derail Sikeston's promising playoff run (10/31/12)
FARMINGTON -- Looking for a season sweep of Cape Central in the Class 2, District 1 tournament semifinals on Tuesday, the Sikeston Bulldogs' defense suffered a breakdown when they could least afford it. Just over two minutes from forcing a second overtime, the Bulldogs saw a quick goal from Tigers' senior Nicholas Barnes put an end to their season in a 1-0 overtime loss...
Sports, stubbornness fit together like a glove (10/31/12)
'm getting stubborn. Chalk it up to aging, my personality or what have you, but it's getting more evident with each passing day. No. I don't want to try Zumba. That's okay, you can just tell me how you're new super-duper phone/tablet/microwave works. I don't have enough room in my pockets to house one like that anyway...
Blondie Burton (10/31/12)
NEW MADRID -- Blondie Jean Burton, 58, formerly of Mound Bayou, Miss., died Oct. 26, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Feb. 3, 1954, in Mound Bayou to the late Garrick and Joyce Ross Burton. Survivors include: three sons; Brandon Burton of Marston and Rinell Burton and Deznick Coleman of St. ...
Florence Robinson (10/31/12)
CHARLESTON -- Florence Marie "Wee Wee" Robinson, 70, died Oct. 27, 2012, at the Charleston Manor Skilled Nursing Facility. Born Sept. 25, 1942, in Charleston, daughter of the late David and Lenora Fulks Hemphill, she was a certified nurse's assistant...
John Thurman (10/31/12)
CHARLESTON -- John Henry Thurman, 51, died Oct. 30, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 6, 1961, at Sikeston, son of the late Elmer William "Mike" and Pauline Christina Hart Thurman, he had lived in Charleston his entire life and had worked as a carpenter. He had served in the Missouri National Guard, was a former member of the V.F.W. and was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church...
Cathryn Adams (10/31/12)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Cathryn Webb Clack Adams, 92, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at her home in Jefferson City. Born on Oct. 1, 1920, in Cairo, Ill., the second child of the late Elsie Webb and Ernest Clack, she was raised in Jackson and Cape Girardeau and graduated from Cape Girardeau County Central High School and Southeast Missouri State College with a bachelor's degree in business and history. ...
Wanda Nolen (10/31/12)
JACKSON -- Wanda Nolen, 81, formerly of Anniston, died at 9:45 p.m. Oct. 29, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 12, 1931, in Crosno, to the late Elmer Hugh and Eula Irene Pruitt Byrd, she lived most of her life in Anniston where she owned and operated the Nolen General Store and was a postal clerk in the Anniston Post Office. She was a member of the Anniston Baptist Church...
Gwendolyn Thomas-Scott (10/31/12)
SIKESTON -- Gwendolyn Thomas-Scott, 37, died Oct. 25, 2012, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Born Jan. 1, 1975, in Charleston, daughter of the late Clarence and Queen Ester Epps Thomas, she was employed by Bertrand Nursing Home and attended Life Church in Sikeston...
Larry Rogers (10/31/12)
WYATT -- Larry Wayne Rogers, 61, died Oct. 26, 2012, at his home near Wyatt. Born Nov. 28, 1950, in Tiptonville, Tenn., to the late Willie Walter and Maggie Bell Quillin Rogers, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church and had worked for Bill Feezor Farms...
Lillian Bankhead (10/31/12)
CHARLESTON -- Lillian Ann Bankhead, 77, died at 3:27 p.m. Oct. 25, 2012, at her home. Born Dec. 31, 1934, in Birds Point, to Roberta Branch Sloan of Charleston and the late Zingo "Buck" Sloan Jr., she worked as a caseworker for the Head Start program during the early 1960s. ...
Mitt Romney is best choice for president (10/31/12)
A week from now we should know. But given the closeness of this presidential election, there's a slight chance a week from now this election outcome may still remain in limbo. I feel a sense of frustration that the circulation of this small column will reach readers already a solid majority in support of Mitt Romney...