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Stories from Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas chorus (12/21/12)
County studies communication equipment bids (12/21/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Now that they know which vendor they will use, Mississippi County officials would like advice on what the county needs and what can be put off until later. Mississippi County commissioners opened bids during their regular meeting Thursday for equipment and programming upgrades for the Sheriff's Department radios...
Keeping health, weight in check is possible during the holidays (12/21/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- 'Tis the season for parties and family get-togethers -- and lots of food. However, just because delicious dishes -- often high in calories and fat content -- are offered doesn't mean guests have to overindulge, said Registered Dietitian Becky Kuykendall, who works for health departments in Mississippi, Scott and New Madrid Counties...
Holiday helpers (12/21/12)
Members of Sikeston's Fifth and Sixth Grade Center's Student Council mark cans which were among the 2,000 pounds of canned goods donated by their peers. The Council members boxed the items for delivery to Scott County food pantries.
Charleston man sentenced for child molestation (12/21/12)
CHARLESTON -- A Charleston man received the maximum jail sentence on a charge of child molestation. Wendall Williams was sentenced to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on a charge of first degree child molestation. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, log on to our electronic edition...
Slipped away (12/21/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Just 12 seconds away from their first win of the season, the Sikeston Bulldog's suffered another frustrating defeat at the hands of the Perrville Lady Pirates. Junior Desiree Brown provided the Lady Pirates with a game-winning three-point play that advanced Perryville to the consolation finals of the Kelso Supply Holiday Classic, 44-41 Thursday...
Oran claims road win over Hawks 64-30 (12/21/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- The Oran Eagles took care of the Kelly Hawks 64-30 Thursday night at Kelly High School. Seth Ressel scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Eagles. Kody Moore added 13 for Oran (8-1). Kelly (2-6) was paced by Brent Forck's nine points...
Bennie McTigue (12/21/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Bennie S. McTigue, 79, died at 8 a.m. Dec. 20, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Jan. 17, 1933, in Charleston, to the late P.C. and Sue Bone McIlroy, she lived all of her life in Mississippi County where she and her husband owned and operated McTigue Construction. She was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Charles Pippins (12/21/12)
DEXTER -- Charles Ray Pippins, 80, died Dec. 20, 2012. Born March 21, 1932, in Bernie, to the late Rube and Ruby Glass Pippins, he was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter, where he served as a trustee and caregiver and was an active supporter of the church youth program. He had worked for Worley Implement Company as a mechanic before he began farming in 1960...
Marvin Gross (12/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Marvin Gross, 70, died Dec. 20, 2012, at his home. Born Jan. 19, 1942, in Kewanee, he was the son of the late Melvin and Virginia Frohawk Gross. He is survived by: two brothers, Jewel Gross of Matthews and Charles Gross of St. Louis; and five sisters, Shirley Miller and Cora Dykes of Sikeston and Margaret Hale, Kay Hale and Nettie Heaton of Cape Girardeau...
James E. DeHart (12/21/12)
DIEHLSTADT -- James Edward DeHart, 80, died Dec. 19, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 14, 1932, in Beech Grove, Ark., to the late Cullen E. and Sarah Phelan DeHart, he was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1952-1954. A resident of Diehlstadt since 1960, he was employed by Cargill Inc., retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston...
Wayne Babb (12/21/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Ancy "Wayne" Babb, 67, died Dec. 20, 2012, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital. Born March 9, 1945, in Arkansas, he was the son of the late Carl F. and Nellie Margaret Hill Babb. On Dec. 29, 1994, in Charleston, he married Judy Morgan who survives of the home...
Gregory Groves (12/21/12)
WYATT -- Gregory Wallace Groves, 62, died Dec. 19, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 23, 1950, at Cape Girardeau, he was the son of the late John Walter Groves and Mattie Virginia Brashears Groves. He was also preceded in death by one brother Carl Groves, and a sister, Patsy Groves Grisso...
Grover Lindsey (12/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Grover Lindsey, 93, died Dec. 21, 2012, at Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.