[Nameplate] A Few Clouds ~ 82°F  
High: 88°F ~ Low: 74°F
Monday, Sep. 1, 2014

Stories from Monday, December 3, 2012

Spirit of the season (12/03/12)
Scholarship created to honor Sam Bodine (12/03/12)
jillb@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID - Sam Bodine loved education. He filled almost every role possible in local school systems from coach to teacher to superintendent and vocational director. When an opening came up, he sought out the top teachers to fill the spot, then encouraged them to improve their skills. From his students, he expected them to give their best every day...
Plenty of gift options available for seniors (12/03/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With the holiday shopping season well under way, some may be scratching their heads when it comes to finding the perfect gift for a group of people who seemingly have everything they need -- senior citizens...
Emerson will retire from House (12/03/12)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson announced today that her service in the House of Representatives will end in February 2013. "The people of Southern Missouri have entrusted their voice in Congress to me for 16 years. Serving them is a humbling experience, a great honor and a welcome challenge. ...
On a roll (12/03/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com RECTOR, Ark. -- For the second-straight year, the Sikeston Bulldogs put on a show during the Rector High School Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday. In last year's event, the Bulldogs scored a season-high in points in a 94-63 victory over Valley View, Ark. On Saturday, the Bulldogs rolled past the host school, 84-46, for the team's third straight blowout victory to start the season...
Bulldog grapplers perform well at Farmington (12/03/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston junior high wrestling team totaled 32 victories during the Farmington Invitational Tournament on Saturday highlighted by undefeated tournaments from four different wrestlers. Jorge Gonzales, Ty Fowler, Chance Wheetley and Josh Stinnett ended the tournament with a flawless performance...
Richard Ditto Sr. (12/03/12)
MORLEY -- Richard Uarl Ditto Sr., 66, formerly of East Prairie, died at 9:05 a.m. Nov. 30, 2012, at his home Born Dec. 2, 1945, in Matthews, son of the late Goldman Arthur and Carrie Opal Williams Ditto, he lived in Morley for several years. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Full Gospel Church of East Prairie...
Sharri Lawson (12/03/12)
DEXTER -- Sharon "Sharri" Lawson, 63, died Nov. 30, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 9, 1949, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Roscoe Vincent and Ruby Mae Pruitt Cain, she grew up in Potosi and moved to Dexter six years ago. She worked for many years as a caseworker for the state of Missouri and as a substitute teacher for the Bloomfield School District. She was of the Free Will Baptist belief...
Velma Barker (12/03/12)
ALVIN, Texas -- Velma Irene Barker, 87, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Nov. 29, 2012, at her home in Alvin. Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. A graveside service and burial followed at Dexter Cemetery...
Tommy Angel (12/03/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Thomas Merlin "Tommy" Angel, 74, died Dec. 2, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Junior Bowles (12/03/12)
CHARLESTON -- Junior Bowles, 81, died Dec. 2, 2012, at Southeast Hospital at Cape Girardeau. McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Gary Burton (12/03/12)
MARION, Ark. -- Gary Raymond "Bunny" Burton, 64, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Nov. 30, 2012, at the Baptist East Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born July 28, 1948, in rural Charleston, son of the late A.J. and Jewell Garrett Burton, he was a 1966 graduate of Charleston High School. ...
Raymond Williams (12/03/12)
SIKESTON -- Raymond "Ray" Williams, 85, died Dec. 2, 2012, at his home. Born Oct. 9, 1927, in Sikeston, son of the late Virgil Duree and Irene Westmoreland Williams, he was a U.S. Army veteran and member of the Temple Baptist Church and then the Murray Lane Baptist Church. He owned and operated Dixie Creme Donuts in Sikeston, Harts Bakery and later sold hearing aids...
Betty Sorrells (12/03/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Betty M. Sorrells, 81, died Dec. 3, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.