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Stories from Wednesday, December 5, 2001

Area families need aid (12/05/01)
SIKESTON -- Christmas is less than three weeks away and many area families still need help to have a nice holiday. Many people have already donated time and money to the Community Christmas Campaign but more help is needed to make sure as many families as possible have a festive Christmas...
Postal Service is ready for Christmas rush (12/05/01)
SIKESTON - Neither rain, nor sleet, nor terrorist will keep the U.S. Postal Service from doing its job, especially during the holidays. The Postal Service and its 800,000 employees intend to make this the best holiday season ever. "We've always taken Christmas real seriously, it's a special time," said Montie Escue, postmaster at the Sikeston Post Office. "We kind of identify with Christmas. You think of Christmas and you think of the post office."...
Holiday Mailing Tips (12/05/01)
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Bell ringers out in force (12/05/01)
SIKESTON - When people see the familiar bell ringers and donation kettles as they approach the entrances to Wal-Mart, they know two things, according to Salvation Army volunteer Jerry Lathum: "The money they give will go to a worthy cause and they will feel good about it."...
Brick not chosen for low price (12/05/01)
BENTON - The brick type selected by Scott County commissioners for the new county jail is expected to cost about $3,000 less than allowed for in the project, but was not picked for its low price. "We tried to match it as close as possible to the other two buildings," said Jamie Burger, commissioner, referring to the judicial building and sheriff's office across the street from the old jail...
Bell City downs Advance (12/05/01)
PORTAGEVILLE -- C.J. Hadley scored 22 points and Eric Henry followed with 16 as Bell City pulled out an impressive win over Advance Tuesday night, 69-68. It was Advance's first loss of the season. "I've got to give most of the credit tonight to the kids on our bench," said Bell City coach David Heeb. ...
Sikeston rallies past Cape (12/05/01)
SIKESTON - The 30th Annual Sikeston Invitational Tournament resumed on Tuesday at the Sikeston Field House. In a first round game, No. 3 seeded Poplar Bluff blew past No. 6 Doniphan 80-52, No. 4 Sikeston eliminated No. 8 Cape Central 66-57 in the consolation semifinals, and in the championship semifinals, No. 1 New Madrid County Central defeated Blytheville 58-43...
1A-3A all-state teams released (12/05/01)
ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association released this year's all-state football teams in Class 1A, 2A and 3A on Tuesday. In all, 10 SEMO Conference players were selected. In Class 3A, New Madrid County Central's Dereke Tipler is a first team running back...
Harry Barnes (12/05/01)
SIKESTON - Harry W. Barnes, 67, died Dec. 2, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 17, 1934, in Henderson, Ky., son of the late Howard Barnes and Azillee Barnes Sweet, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a wrapper operator for Bunny Bread and was currently serving on the Miner City Council...
Virginia Featherston (12/05/01)
DEXTER - Virginia Featherston, 76, formerly of Butler County, died Nov. 29, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born April 1, 1925, in Aurora, Ill., daughter of the late Clyde Wilson and Helen Elizabeth Stratton Frazier, she lived in Dexter since 1986...
Larry Hunt (12/05/01)
VANDUSER - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Larry Hunt, 33, who died Dec. 3, 2001, will be: Stan Cook, Ken Robert, Brian Kiefer, Dickie Chance, Daniel Parden, Sam Kirk, John Kirk and Chad Pendergrass...
Beulah Wheeler (12/05/01)
SIKESTON - Beulah Mae Wheeler, 84, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 3, 2001, at her home. She was born May 7, 1917, at Ridgely, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late William and Kate Ferrell Burress. In 1931, at Portageville, she married William Wheeler who preceded her in death on June 24, 1972...
Catherine Padgett (12/05/01)
WYATT -- Catherine Padgett, 82, died at 8:45 p.m. Dec. 4, 2001, at a medical center in Durant, Okla. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Martha Kem (12/05/01)
SIKESTON - Martha J. Kem, 79, died at 8:20 p.m. Dec. 4, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Looking Back In Time (12/05/01)
SIKESTON - Discolored by age and partially eaten away by rodents, a brittle copy of the constitution and bylaws of Sikeston's Ten Thousand Club was found among the office effects of the late M.G. Gresham, attorney-farmer who died her last month. As the same would indicate, the principal purpose of the club was the attainment of 10,000 population or more by or before 1920. The club was formed in 1910...
Postal office at loss to explain losses (12/05/01)
The Postal Service just released their annual financial statement and, sure enough, they lost $1.7 billion last year. But that's not the important news as far as I am concerned. Not by a long shot. Nope, when asked why the Postal Service had lost so much money, the chief financial officer blamed it on "the declining economy and increased competition."...
SPEAKOUT (12/05/01)
Can you print the dates and times the Clydesdales are going to be in Sikeston at the Factory Outlet Mall? I threw my paper away and don't remember when it is. I know it's in December, but I don't remember the dates. The Clydesdales will be in Sikeston from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 19-23: Dec. 19, Sikeston Elks Club; Dec. 20, Sikeston Airport; Dec. 21, Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores; Dec. 22, Downtown Sikeston; and Dec. 23, South Pointe Shopping Center with a special photo session....