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Stories from Friday, December 7, 2012

Sounds of the season (12/07/12)
Community chorus to present Advent-themed concert leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Looking to add to the Christmas spirit, the Sikeston Community Chorus will present an Advent-themed celebration of carols and lessons this weekend. Set for 2 p.m. Sunday in the First United Methodist Church's sanctuary, the free concert will tell the story of creation through the birth of Jesus Christ...
I-55 crash injures one, ties up traffic (12/07/12)
SIKESTON -- A Thursday morning accident left one man injured and slowed traffic on Interstate 55 for hours. The accident took place at approximately 10:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-55 at mile marker 64, two miles south of Sikeston. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, log on to our electronic edition...
Mississippi County officials hold hearing for violations (12/07/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Results of Mississippi County's first hearing for alleged violations of the county nuisance ordinance: one dropped, one to be continued. Hearings for Brian Lambert and Sondra Hedge were scheduled during the County Commission's regular weekly meeting Thursday...
Attendees at open house will get glimpse of past (12/07/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Those who attend this year's open house at the Mississippi County Historical Society's Moore Home will get the first look at a historical bounty. The Moore Home in Charleston is decorated this year with a "Candy Canes on Candle Night" theme for the annual open house scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 this year...
New Madrid man arrested for receiving stolen property (12/07/12)
MINER -- A New Madrid man faces felony stealing and drug charges following an investigation by Miner Police Department. Aaron Kaleb Polk, 23, of New Madrid is charged with Receiving stolen property class c felony, Possession of a controlled substance class c felony, according to a news release provided by Miner Chief of Police Chris Griggs...
Sikeston reclaims SEMO conference title (12/07/12)
The Sikeston Bulldogs defeated the Charleston Bluejays 71-61 to win the SEMO Conference championship for the fourth time since 2006.
Sikeston survives late push from Cape Central 61-52 (12/07/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs have shown that they can get out of the gates quickly at the start of games. Now they've got to learn how to finish. After leading by as much as 24 points, the Bulldogs had to withstand a furious rally by Cape Central, holding on to win 61-52 on Thursday in the semifinal round of the SEMO Conference Tournament at the Sikeston Field House...
Bluejays cruise by Notre Dame (12/07/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- To say the Charleston Bluejays controlled the second half of their SEMO Conference semifinal game against Notre Dame would be an understatement. After allowing the Bulldogs to hang within nine points heading into halftime, the Bluejays flat out dominated the third quarter when Notre Dame was held to only one basket through nearly seven minutes of play...
Lady Devils advance to finals, Risco defeats Delta C-7 86-77 (12/07/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Lady Devils punched their ticket to the finals of their own tournament Thursday with a 51-44 win over East Prairie at Chaffee High School during the Lady Devils Invitational Tournament. Chaffee, the tournament's sixth seed, received 27 points from freshman Julia Sutterfield. Ellie Sigman added another 15 in the win...
Shirley McClellan (12/07/12)
SIKESTON -- Shirley June Altom McClellan, 78, died Dec. 5, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 31, 1934, in Scott County, daughter of the late Jesse Franklin and Eva Nolen Altom, she was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was the organist, for more than 45 years. She was a seamstress and piano teacher for many years, and was currently giving private piano lessons in her home and playing for the Sikeston Kiwanis Club...
Edward Ort (12/07/12)
ST. FRANCIS, Ark. -- Edward C. Ort, 94, died Dec. 5, 2012, at the Piggott Community Hospital. Born Oct. 11, 1918, in Piggott, he was the son of the late John Frederick and Ruby Dupue Ort. On Dec. 30, 1939, he married Imogene Stewart who preceded him in death...
Bob Blair (12/07/12)
DEXTER -- Bob Blair, 77, died Dec. 5, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born June 15, 1935, in Henderson, Tenn., son of the late John Turner Blair and Myrtle Mae Lynch Blair, he was a member of the New Hope General Baptist Church near Essex and a retired farmer...
Yvonne Benedict (12/07/12)
DENISON, Texas -- Yvonne Pauline Hathcock Benedict, 70, died Dec. 4, 2012, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison. She was born April 4, 1942, in Matthews, Mo., to the late Paul and Wanda Higgs Hathcock. She is survived by: five sons and four daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Raquel Benedict and Paul Ray and Sherry Benedict Jr. ...
Raymond H. Williams (12/07/12)
SIKESTON -- Raymond Howard "Ray" Williams, age 85, died at his home in Sikeston on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was born in Sikeston on Oct. 9, 1927, to the late Virgil Duree and Irene Westmoreland Williams. Mr. Williams was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Temple Baptist Church, until it disbanded, he then joined Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Veachel Dover (12/07/12)
MINER -- Veachel J. Dover, 88, died Dec. 6, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Aug. 19, 1924, at East Prairie, to the late John Wesley and Birdie Cooper Dover, he was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II, had worked as an auto body repairman and had been a member of the Morehouse Masonic Lodge...
Mary Givens (12/07/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mary Frances Givens, 92 died at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 5, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 13, 1920, to the late John Patrick and Fanny Goldie Lamar Ditto, she lived most of her life in East Prairie and attended the Gospel Assembly Church in Sikeston...
Randy Haney (12/07/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Randy Haney, 56, died Dec. 5, 2012, in Bertrand. Born May 16, 1956 in Charleston, to Dan Haney of East Prairie and the late Rachel L. Slaughter Haney, he lived most of his life in East Prairie where he worked on the riverboat. Survivors include: three sons, John Haney, Rick Haney and Dan Haney of Jefferson City; two daughters and a son-in-law, LeeAnn Rapert of Charleston and Rachel and Ben Barker of Sikeston; four grandchildren, Mason and Kaylee Davis and Lily Barker of Sikeston and Lacy Harland of Charleston; and one great-grandchild.. ...
Butch Rosenfeld (12/07/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- George B. "Butch" Rosenfeld, 70, died Dec. 4, 2012, at his home. Born May 15, 1942, to the late George B. and Earline Dill Rosenfeld Fugate, he lived all of his life in East Prairie and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Survivors include: one brother, David Ray Fugate of Bushnell, Ill.; several cousins and aunts; and a man whom he considered a grandson, Blake...
Doye Smith (12/07/12)
BENTON -- Doye Smith, 68, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 6, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.