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Stories from Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Paper delivery delayed (12/26/12)
SIKESTON - Due to the hazardous road conditions, the Wednesday Standard Democrat will be delivered with the Thursday edition. Please check out the online edition for Wednesday's news.
Ready for recycling (12/26/12)
Joshua Alvarado, Oswaldo Montes and Billy Hammon, employees with the Sikeston Parks Division, set up the drop-off for the city's annual Christmas Tree collection program on Airport Drive behind the former Sikeston Chamber of Commerce building. The real trees left in the drop-off lot will be used as fish shelters in the city's two public fishing lakes and at Lake Wappapello. For more information on the Christmas tree drop-off site and program contact Jiggs Moore at 475-3725...
Sikeston resident is serving as the District Eight governor for Altrusa International Inc. (12/26/12)
SIKESTON -- As Diane Eberhard's two-year term nears its end, the only Sikeston resident to be elected as governor of Altrusa International's District Eight reflected on her experience so far. "It's been great," Eberhard said about her term, which began in April 2011 and will end in April 2013. "It's been a fantastic learning opportunity to meet other people and learn from other people and the things people are doing in their communities. It's a good way to be involved with service."...
Firearm sales reported on the rise locally, nationwide (12/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Cries for stricter gun controls have at least so far resulted in what may be an unprecedented boom for the firearms industry. Lori, an assistant manager at the Sikeston Walmart who declined to provide a last name, said her store was not asked to stop selling assault-style rifles such as the AR-15, the civilian semi-automatic version of the military's M-16...
Storm creates dangerous driving conditions locally (12/26/12)
SIKESTON -- A blizzard warning remains in effect across Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois through noon today. The National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., said 6 to 12 inches of snow is expected across the region. Locally higher amounts are possible in small bands of intense snowfall...
Weather halts ferry service (12/26/12)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is closed today because of high winds and ice on the landing ramps.
The Area's Best (12/26/12)
Coach of the Year: Jeff Bullock, Portageville ---------------------------------------------- Top Senior: Kyland Gross, Sikeston ---------------------------------------------- Top Junior: Robert Bogan, Charleston ----------------------------------------------...
First time QB transforms from all-purpose to all-time (12/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Kyland Gross has, simply, always been there. He's been as steady as they come when it came to performing for the Sikeston Bulldogs in everything the coaching staff asked of him. A consistent, all-purpose player if there ever was one. Being consistent was good, but he had to become much more once he was chosen to lead the team at the quarterback position...
Nichols made it look too easy in record-setting year (12/26/12)
SIKESTON -- There wasn't much that could stop Nick Nichols. Whether the state champion track star wanted to blow by an offensive lineman or the 195-pound wrestler pushed his opposition aside, Nichols made them both look too easy. He made tackles behind the line of scrimmage more times than anyone in the history of the state of Missouri adding an unstoppable component to yet another potent Sikeston Bulldogs defense in 2012...
2012 All-SD Team (12/26/12)
Offense QB -- Kyland Gross sr., 5-10, 160, Sikeston ------------------------ RB -- Daniel Allen sr., 6-0, 185, Portageville ------------------------ RB -- Robert Bogan jr., 5-8, 185, Charleston ------------------------ RB -- Chris Word lr., 5-10, 200, Sikeston...
Football Players of the Year (12/26/12)
Left: DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Nick Nichols, Sikeston School: Sikeston High School Year: Senior Height: 6-4 Weight: 195 Position: Defensive Lineman Stats: Nichols was among the most dominant lineman in the state of Missouri. The senior broke the Missouri high school football record for tackles for loss with 36 -- recently held by former Bulldog Treston Pulley. Nichols was also second on the team with 100 total tackles (79 solo), nine sacks and three forced fumbles...
James Gardner (12/26/12)
CHARLESTON -- James Wesley "Sugar Crisp" Gardner, 85, died Dec. 20, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 4, 1927, in Okolona, Miss., son of the late Thornton Gardner and Mattie Henson Gardner, he was a resident of Missouri for many years. He was a retired farmer and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Charleston...
Stanley Weinert (12/26/12)
DEXTER -- Stanley Lewis Weinert, 82, formerly of St. Louis and Poplar Bluff, died Dec. 23, 2012, at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Aug. 22, 1930, in St. Louis, to the late Frederick Ransom and Lillian Mae Wenz Weinert, he had worked as a clerical worker with the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War. He was a member of the D.A.V...
Mel Anielak (12/26/12)
BENTON -- Melvin Dennis Anielak, 68, died Dec. 23, 2012, in St. Louis. Born Dec. 12, 1944, in St. Louis, to the late Walter Stanislaus and Rose Drozkowska Anielak, he grew up in St. Louis and was a 1962 graduate of St. John the Baptist High School and a 1965 graduate of the David Ranken Jr. School of Mechanical Trades. He worked as a computer technician from 1965 until his retirement in 2012...
Lillian Williams (12/26/12)
SIKESTON -- Lillian Williams, 74, died Dec. 24, 2012, at her home. Born Feb. 16, 1938, in Jonesboro, Ark., to the late Porter and Janie Hornbeak Brewer, she worked in the meat department at Piggly Wiggly and Sav-A-Lot and later at Lamberts Cafe. On June 6, 1954, she married Charles Wesley Williams who preceded her in death on May 8, 2011...
Mildred Grubbs (12/26/12)
DEXTER -- Mildred F. Grubbs, 86, died Dec. 23, 2012, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 17, 1926, in Guntown, Miss., to the late Claude and Lulu Hamm Edge, she was a homemaker. On Dec. 20, 1944, in Piggott, Ark., she married Johnny Gilbert Grubbs, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 29, 2008...
Estella Coleman (12/26/12)
CHARLESTON -- Estella Marie Coleman, 73, died Dec. 22, 2012, at her home. Born Sept. 10, 1939, in rural Charleston, daughter of the late Luther Doc Murray Sr. and Rudell Rush Murray, she was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Linda Coleman of Charleston and Jarmain and Michelle Coleman of Sikeston; five daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Jerome Murray, Joyce and Charles Higgins, Lynda and Paladin Coleman and Rene and Eligin Coleman of Charleston and Angela and Delmar Gillespie of Bertrand; three brothers, Harry Murray, Norman Murray and Richard Murray of Charleston; three sisters, Edna Campbell of East Prairie, Gloria Murray of Bertrand and Katherine McCauley of Charleston; and 24 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.. ...