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Stories from Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Man sentenced in fatal shooting (11/27/12)
CHARLESTON - A Charleston man will serve the next 50 years in prison for the murder of a man during a robbery. On Tuesday, Jevon Jones, 20, was sentenced in connection with the Nov. 10, 2010, death of Justine Wright, 22, of Hayti. Wright, who was found shoot several times in his car in the 700 block of Gain Street in Charleston, later died at a local hospital...
Surprise at the Y (11/27/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A small act of kindness by Sikeston youngsters in the YMCA's After School Program was reciprocated by a special visitor Monday. Col. Dianne Jackson, a Sikeston native who lives in Alexandria, Va., was so touched by the children's gesture of writing letters and sending pictures to the troops to offer their gratitude during Thanksgiving, she decided to forfeit an already-planned trip to Orlando, Fla., and make a trip home to Missouri instead...
Fall disappears (11/27/12)
OIT kicks off (11/27/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- Looking to provide the first upset in this year's Oran Invitational Tournament the sixth-seeded Kelly Hawks couldn't finish off a fourth quarter push to best third-seeded Advance. After allowing the Hawks to close within five points in the final minutes of Monday's quarterfinal contest, the Hornets once again pulled away to close out a 67-56 win...
Slow start dooms Lady Bulldogs on the road (11/27/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com DONIPHAN -- A slow start by the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs doomed them on the road. Sikeston (0-2) fell to Doniphan 52-39 after falling behind by 12 in the first half. "They had some good ball pressure put on us and we made some silly turnovers," Sikeston head coach Matt Schonhoff said about his teams start. "That led to some breaks for them and we just couldn't get into the flow of the first quarter, which was pretty much the end for us."...
Rams win opener, SCC takes Perryville into overtime (11/27/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SCOTT CITY -- The Scott City Rams kicked their season off right Monday taking care of Meadow Heights 96-40 during the first round of the Woodland Tournament. Three players registered 20 points or more for Scott City with Jesse Sanders leading the way with 25 points. Ryan Brock added 21 and Jonathan McFall scored 20...
Sikeston JV wrestlers fall 17-12 in dual (11/27/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- The Sikeston junior high wrestling team had 12 wins and 17 losses during a dual match between Dexter and Cape Central Tuesday night in Dexter. This was Sikeston's first meet of the season. "I thought the boys did well," Sikeston coach Matt Johnson said. "They executed what they are learning in practice and showed a lot of potential. We have some things to work on but I think we have a number of boys that will be successful in the future."...
Janet Stauffer (11/27/12)
WESTWOOD, Mass. -- Janet Stauffer, 61, died Nov. 25, 2012. Born July 13, 1951, in Pawtucket, R.I., to her loving parents Harold and Dorothy Perethian, she spent some of her childhood in Pawtucket before moving to Needham where she attended high school. Upon graduating, she enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where she studied English, made wonderful friends, spent a semester in Italy and met her first husband, Larry Bigelow...
Joy Hampton (11/27/12)
DUDLEY -- Joy Marie Riggins Hampton, 72, died Nov. 24, 2012, at her home. Born Nov. 10, 1940, in Dudley, to the late Travis "Jack" and Rose Isaac Riggins, she was a homemaker and had worked for Southern Pacific Communications. In 1965, she married Ervin Hampton who preceded her in death on July 1, 1982...
Rueben Scott (11/27/12)
SIKESTON -- Rueben Scott, 67, died Nov. 26, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
James Curtis Hodges (11/27/12)
SIKESTON -- James Curtis Hodges, 88, formerly of Charleston, died Nov. 26, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Dwight McQuary (11/27/12)
DEXTER -- Dwight Russell McQuary, 79, died Nov. 20, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 31, 1933, in Dexter, to the late Broyles Sumner and Ada Ray McQuary, he graduated from Dexter High School then joined the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. ...
Verlin Waggoner (11/27/12)
DEXTER -- Verlin L. Waggoner, 82, died Nov. 23, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 21, 1930, in Pyletown, to the late Benjamin Franklin and Anna May Middleton Waggoner, he had lived in the Dexter area all of his life and had worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the American Legion and the Bridge Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and had been a volunteer with the Dexter Baseball Youth League...
Cessell Jenkins (11/27/12)
JACKSON -- Cessell Mary Jenkins, 91, of Jackson passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Savannah, Tenn., daughter of John William and Bertha Mae Clement Miller. She and James Harold Jenkins were married Aug. 13, 1948, in East Prairie. He passed away July 21, 1982...
Mary Ann Laxton (11/27/12)
SCOTT CITY -- Mary Ann Laxton, 66, formerly of Chaffee, died Nov. 25, 2012, at her home. Born Sept. 11, 1946, in Allenville to the late Crayton and Ora Chapman Drennan, she was a housekeeper at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau and a member of the Christian Mission Church in Benton...
Lotis Williams (11/27/12)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Lotis Williams, 93, died Nov. 23, 2012, at her home. Born Nov. 27, 1918, in Leora, she was the daughter of the late Eric O. and Sophia Crawford Kitchen. On Oct. 24, 1936, she married David F. Williams who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, F. Dolores Sisson, a sister, Thelma Brown, a brother, Delmar O. Kitchen, and several other siblings in infancy...
Freddie Hicks (11/27/12)
MORLEY -- Freddie Ralph Hicks, 77, died Nov. 24, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 26, 193,5 in Commerce, to the late Arvel Yewell and Viola Isabelle Webber Hicks, he retired from the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant first class in 1977 after 20 years of service...
Maribeth Whitaker (11/27/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Surrounded by her loved ones, Maribeth closed her eyes on earth and opened them in heaven at 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Born May 2, 1957, to Jack Achter, who survives, and the late Patsy Grogan, Maribeth married her soul mate, Clay, on March 22, 1980. After 32 years of marriage, they still enjoyed spending evenings on their porch swing. It could be said that laughter was truly the language they shared...
Peter Myers (11/27/12)
SIKESTON -- Peter C. Myers, 81, died Nov. 26, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.