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Stories from Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Emerson to retire from House (12/04/12)
jillb@standard-democrat.com WASHINGTON - When Southeast Missouri residents return to the polls in 2013 to elect a new Eighth District representative it will be the first time in more than 30 years, an Emerson has not been on the ballot. On Monday, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson announced she will retire from the House on Feb. 8. Emerson has accepted a job with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association as president and chief executive officer...
Taking to the streets (12/04/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- A traffic flow issue at the Sikeston Sports and Recreation Complex can be resolved without including it in the next street program. Steve Lee, street superintendent, presented the Sikeston City Council with the staff recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2013 Street and Drainage Improvement Program during the regular monthly Council meeting Monday...
Charleston church is taking part in 'Angel Tree' program (12/04/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- For nearly 30 years, "angels" have provided children nationwide whose parents are incarcerated with gifts at Christmastime. This year some children in Mississippi County will benefit from their own angels...
First round romps (12/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs have made a living on fast starts so far this season and Monday night was no different against Poplar Bluff in the first round of the SEMO Conference Tournament at the Sikeston Field House...
The Bluejays easily handle Dexter 74-23 (12/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays wanted to make sure they didn't fall into any bad habits. The Bluejays, who's only habit has been winning lately, didn't. The SEMO Conference Tournament's top seed blitzed the Dexter Bearcats for the second time in a week Monday, 74-23, to advance to the semifinal round of the conference tournament at the Sikeston Field House...
Notre Dame storms back against Jackson (12/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Although they were down 19 points at halftime, the Notre Dame Bulldogs didn't let that deter their efforts of pulling off a minor, first round upset. The fifth-seeded Bulldogs stormed out of halftime to do just that as they defeated Jackson, the fourth seed, 64-59, during the first round of the SEMO Conference Tournament at the Sikeston Field House...
Lady Eagles hold off upset-minded Bravettes (12/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- Picking up its fourth-straight win to start the season, New Madrid County Central used a strong third quarter to fend off a resilient Scott County Central team 76-66 on Monday. "We came out flat in the first half, especially right out of the gate," Lady Eagles' head coach David Crockett said. "We played a lot better in the second half. Scott Central made us do some things we're not comfortable with right now."...
Sikeston falls to Scott City in Lady Devil Classic (12/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- After holding the Lady Rams to a tie through the opening quarter, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs were outscored in two of the final three quarters to fall 39-33 during the first round of the Lady Devil Classic in Chaffee...
Lady Bluejays edge Hayti 64-57, Sikeston freshmen down Tigers (12/04/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- After taking a six-point lead into halftime against Hayti on Monday, the Charleston Lady Bluejays held on for a 64-57 win. Outscoring the Lady Indians 18-10 in the first quarter, the Lady Bluejays grabbed control from the start. Hayti closed its deficit to five going into the fourth quarter, but were outscored 20-17 in the final frame as Charleston (3-1) sealed the win...
Junior Bowles (12/04/12)
CHARLESTON -- Frankie Junior Bowles, 81, died Dec. 2, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 20, 1931 in Ponotoc, Miss., to the late Ottice and Nannie Mary Blaylock Bowles, he had lived since 1949 in Charleston where he served with the Missouri National Guard then was employed in law enforcement by the Charleston Department of Public Safety and the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department for 16 years. ...
Gary Burton (12/04/12)
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. ...
Pauline Mack (12/04/12)
BENTON -- Pauline Mack, 99, died Dec. 2, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 9, 1913, in Williamson County, Ill., to the late Grover and Clara Presley Hefflin, she was a member of United Methodist Church in Benton. On April 21, 1932, in Benton, she married Chester Sylvester Mack who preceded her in death July 1, 1991...
Bonnie Livesay (12/04/12)
DEXTER -- Bonnie Sue Livesay, 73, died Dec. 1, 2012, at her home. Born March 14, 1939, in London, Ark., daughter of the late Joseph Peter "JP" and Gertrude Alberta Bradford Cochran, she had lived in Aquilla from 1968-2006 when she moved to Dexter. She was of the Protestant belief and had operated her own housecleaning service...
Jimmy Conyers (12/04/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Jimmy Conyers, 52, died Dec. 4, 2012, at his home in East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Richard Oldham (12/04/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Richard Larry Oldham, 82, died Oct. 8, 2012. Born March 20, 1930, son of the late Colon and Emma Frances Morgan Oldham, he graduated from East Prairie High School and then pharmacy school. He moved to Arizona where he worked as a pharmacist at Walgreens and was later elected to the Arizona State Legislature...