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Stories from Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Charleston DPS thwarts robbery (01/15/13)
CHARLESTON - A sharp-eyed citizen helped prevent a robbery. At 10 20 a.m. Monday, the Charleston Department of Public Safety received a call of suspicious activity behind the Casey's General Store, 1202 South Main St. in Charleston. According to DPS Director Robert Hearnes, responding officers discovered two males behind the business wearing ski masks...
Advanced communications (01/15/13)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Department of Public Safety is the first local agency in the area -- other than the pilot program in Sikeston -- to upgrade to the Missouri Statewide Wireless Interoperable Network as its main radio communication system...
Stifled (01/15/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Kennett's defensive game plan had the Lady Bulldogs out of whack. The Lady Indians made a living off of turnovers Monday night which knocked Sikeston out of their rhythm and provided Kennett with some of their own during a 41-29 loss for the Lady Bulldogs at the Sikeston Field House...
Scott City kicks off Scott-Miss tourney with 69-35 rout against East Prairie (01/15/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Led by a 23-point effort from Ryan Brock, third-seeded Scott City opened up the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament on Monday with a 69-35 win over sixth-seeded East Prairie. "There was times we played really well," Rams head coach Mark Dannenmueller said. "When we got a big lead we relaxed a little bit, but I guess sometimes that's typical...
Charleston advances to next round in Superman Classic (01/15/13)
sports@standard-democrat.com METROPOLIS, Ill. -- The Charleston Bluejays easily took care of their first opponent in the 30th Annual Superman Classic Monday at Massac County High School. The Bluejays, the tournament's No. 1 seed, defeated Century, Ill., 86-43...
Marjorie Wheatley (01/15/13)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Marjorie Mae Wheatley, 75, died Jan. 13, 2013, at her home. Born Jan. 16, 1937, at Dover, Tenn., to the late Cecil and Dorothy Stewart Dodge, she had lived most of her life in East Prairie where she was a member of the First Christian Church...
Monroe Statler (01/15/13)
BLOOMFIELD -- Monroe Statler, 90, died Jan. 12, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Jan. 11, 1923, in Catron, son of the late Louis Statler and Annie Mae Robinson Statler, he was a retired car salesman. On April 14, 1951, at Piggott, Ark., he married Geneva McAnelly, who survives of the home in Bloomfield...
Georgia McKinney (01/15/13)
NEW MADRID -- Georgia Mae McKinney, 62, died Jan. 13, 2013, at her home. Born Sept. 14, 1933, at Reyno, Ark., she was a homemaker and a pastor's wife, pastoring churches in Naylor and Cahokia, Ill. and then in New Madrid,where they pastored the New Madrid United Pentecostal church until retiring. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the New Madrid Church...
John Genins Jr. (01/15/13)
PENSACOLA, Fla. - R. John Genins Jr., formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 5, 2012, in Pensacola. John was a big presence in the life of everyone he touched and will forever be a part of those he left. His kind heart could withstand no more physical challenge...
Richard Rodgers (01/15/13)
SIKESTON -- Richard D. Rodgers, 60, died Jan. 13, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 13, 1952, in Sikeston, son of the late Earl R. Rodgers and Nellie Elizabeth "Betty" (Bizzell) Rodgers Grissom, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, had been employed in the shipping department at Stanley Muffler at East Prairie and was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church. He was a lifelong resident of Sikeston...
Freda Layton (01/15/13)
SIKESTON -- Freda Layton, 81, died Jan. 14, 2013, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Shirley Jean Miller (01/15/13)
SIKESTON - Shirley Jean Miller, 79, of Sikeston passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Shirley was born Aug. 19, 1933, the daughter of the late Everett and Vesta Smith of Anna, Ill. She married James A. Davidson, who passed away in 1985. She then married Don Miller Sr. who preceded her in death in 1998. Her son, Allan Davidson, also preceded her in death in 2004...
Juanita Umfleet (01/15/13)
DEXTER -- Juanita Umfleet, 90, died Jan. 13, 2013, at her home. Born July 7, 1922, in Dexter, to the late Richard and Nora Pullum Gibson, she had attended the Second General Baptist Church since 1946, and volunteered at the Gospel Mission in Dexter for over 20 years...
Lois Crumley (01/15/13)
MARSTON -- Lois Crumley, 78, died Jan. 12, 2013, at Benton. Born Oct. 18, 1934, in Steele, daughter of the late William and Velva Mosbey Cotner, she was a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church in Marston and worked for Barton Lumber Co. for 15 years and Portageville Cleaners...
Jayce Hampton (01/15/13)
LILBOURN -- Jayce Allen Hampton, newborn son of Allen and Emily Brewer Hampton, died Jan. 7, 2013, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. In addition to his parents, survivors include: maternal grandmother, Kelly Robbins of Lilbourn; paternal grandfather, William McCormick of the state of Florida and paternal grandmother, Brenda Deloach of Howardville; and two sisters, Adalee Hampton and Haven Hampton of Lilbourn...
Delbert Gilooly (01/15/13)
BELL CITY -- Delbert E. Gilooly, 63, died Jan. 13, 2013, at his home in Bell City. Born March 26, 1949, in Sikeston, son of the late James Hamilton Gilooly and Vivian Delores Crick Gilooly, he was a rice consultant. On Aug. 3, 1968, in Dexter, he married Jamie Edwards, who survives of the home...
Bobby Kleffer (01/15/13)
ESSEX -- Bobby Earl Kleffer, 81, died Jan. 13, 2013, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 8, 1931, in Flint, Mich. son of the late John Steven Kleffer and Nola Mae Kleffer, he and his family later moved to Essex. He owned a gas station in Dexter and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in education. ...
Toy Earp (01/15/13)
LILBOURN -- Toy E. Earp, 83, died Jan. 13, 2013, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 18, 1929, in Summerville, Ala., to the late George Frank and Bertha Elizabeth Simmons Farley, she attended Smith Avenue Church of God in Sikeston. On Aug. 10, 1945, she married Vernon Earp, who preceded her in death on July 1, 2003...