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Stories from Monday, December 31, 2012

Wintry mix on tap for new year (12/31/12)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Southeast Missouri can expect a treacherous start to 2013. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Scott, New Madrid and Mississippi counties beginning this afternoon and overnight. According to the weather service, "a mixed bag of winter precipitation" is expected for the region...
Hurray for 2013 (12/31/12)
Smith seeks nomination (12/31/12)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Lloyd Smith, executive director of the Missouri Republican Party and former chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, announced Friday he will seek to be nominated as a candidate for the 8th Congressional District. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, log on to our electronic edition...
Long-time county treasurer closing books on public career (12/31/12)
jillb@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID -- For nearly 20 years, Tom Bradley has kept New Madrid County in balance. Bradley, who has served as New Madrid County's treasurer since Jan. 1, 1994, will turn over his accounts to newly elected treasurer Steve Riley today. But before he leaves office, no doubt he will check one last time to ensure every penny is properly placed...
Diocese investigates allegations of child sexual abuse (12/31/12)
SPRINGFIELD - The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau has reported allegations of sexual abuse of a child by a priest who once served parishes in Southeast Missouri. The Diocese is reporting "a credible complaint" of sexual abuse of a minor involving the Rev. Walter G. Craig. The allegation pertains to a period in the mid-1960s, according to a news release from the Diocese...
Champions crowned (12/31/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com O'FALLON -- Facing a team with quickness, size and good shooters, the Sikeston Bulldogs found itself in trouble in the championship game of the 19th Annual St. Dominic Christmas Tournament on Saturday night. The Bulldogs let a big lead slip away against Fort Zumwalt South and were staring at a fourth quarter deficit for the first time this season...
Portageville denied again in final seconds, eliminated by Hayti (12/31/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com BLOOMFIELD -- Just one year after appearing in the championship game, the Portageville Bulldogs found themselves out of the running as their stint in Bloomfield Christmas Tournament draw to a close Saturday. For the second straight night the Bulldogs saw a last-second shot come up short, sending them home with a 50-49 loss to Hayti in the tournament's fifth-place semifinals...
Charleston claims title for second straight year (12/31/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Everyone knew what was coming. The Charleston Bluejays, the tournament's No. 1 seed, met the expectations and delivered like an undeniable favorite should. Charleston's second title in as many years capped a commanding rule over this year's field at the 2012 seMissourian Christmas Tournament with a 62-42 win over Cape Central Sunday at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau...
Eagles take home consolation title 75-66 (12/31/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles didn't leave Dyersburg, Tenn., empty handed. The Eagles completed a furious second half comeback to win the consolation championship against Caruthersville Saturday during the 2012 Dyersburg Christmas Tournament...
Ann Whitfield (12/31/12)
CHAFFEE -- Ann L. Whitfield, 95, died Dec. 30, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Oct. 7, 1917, in Vanduser, to the late Henry Sylvester and Emma Louise Bollinger Whitfield, she was a graduate of Chaffee High School and worked as a bookkeeper at Chaffee Building and Loan Association and P.N. ...
Maurice Stauffer (12/31/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Maurice E. Stauffer, 91, formerly of Bertrand, passed away Saturday Dec. 29, 2012, at the Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 15, 1921, in Hayti, to Charles and Claire Rousselot Stauffer, Maurice graduated from Diehlstadt High School and attended college in Rolla. ...
Alan Hanner (12/31/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Alan Dale Hanner, 44, died Dec. 28, 2012. Born Jan. 7, 1968, in Selmer, Tenn., to Robert Hanner and Diane Bruce Hanner of Bloomfield, he worked at Missouri Tractor Supply in Sikeston, was a mechanic and handyman and was a member of the Dexter Elks Lodge No. 2439...
Barry Jackson (12/31/12)
SIKESTON -- Barry Alan Jackson, 58, died Dec. 23, 2012, at his home. He was born March 28, 1954, in St. Louis, to the late James Andrew and Donna Laverne Hankins Jackson. He is survived by: his stepfather, Rodger Miller of the home; two brothers, Terry Jackson and James "Randy" Jackson of St.. Louis; and several aunts, uncles and cousins...
Max Michael (12/31/12)
CHARLESTON -- Max L. Michael Sr., 92, died Dec. 30, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Jerry Chappell (12/31/12)
SIKESTON -- Jerry W. Chappell, 69, died Dec. 29, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 3, 1943, in Caruthersville, to the late Coy and Della M. Wilkins Chappell, he was a truck driver for Valcour Printing in St. Louis before retiring and returning to Sikeston...
Carol Mercer (12/31/12)
SIKESTON -- Carol Jean Mercer, 72, died Dec. 29, 2012, at her daughter's home. Born March 1, 1940, at Jackson, to the late Wilson B. "Moon" and Pribanou Clodine "Peggy" Ackman Godwin, she attended Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of Eagles Aries No. 3319...
George Stevens (12/31/12)
SIKESTON -- George A. Stevens, 85, died Dec. 29, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.