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Stories from Monday, December 2, 2002

Angel Tree fills Christmas wishes for inmates' children (12/02/02)
SIKESTON -- Whether good or bad, everyone has childhood memories of their Christmases. For the fifth year in a row, the Sikeston Angel Tree is trying to ensure the memories of over 200 Sikeston children will be good ones to last a lifetime. Nearly 285 children in Sikeston and 2 million in the United States have one or both parents in prison. Angel Tree is a nationwide year-round program that provides Christmas care, camping programs and mentoring to the children of prisoners...
Christmas bells (12/02/02)
The bells of the Salvation Army began ringing during the holiday weekend and Gabriel Dawson Sutton was giving his bell a workout Saturday while helping his dad gather donations at the Sikeston Wal-Mart. Gabriel is the 3 1/2 year old son of Scott and Angie Sutton. The Salvation Army will be collecting donations for local programs until Christmas...
Accidents kill 14 on Missouri roads over holiday weekend (12/02/02)
SIKESTON -- At least 14 people have died in traffic accidents around the state during the long holiday weekend. However, none of the fatalities were in Mississippi, New Madrid, Scott and Stoddard Counties, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Murder motive sought (12/02/02)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Investigation continues into an apparent homicide. The Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control are investigating the death of Jimmy D. Grills, 52. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, Grills' body was found at 2 a.m. Saturday by his girlfriend. The body was lying in the living room floor of his Bragg City Route 2 home...
NMCC, Charleston fall in Riverbend (12/02/02)
NEW MADRID - The 8th Annual Riverbend Classic resumed on Saturday at New Madrid County Central High School. In the early game Saturday, Caruthersville defeated Sylvan Hills (Ark.) 59-54. In Game 2, Charleston fell to Mills (Ark.) 62-58. Mills, led by Ole Miss signee Bam Doyne, withstood a late Charleston rally to pull out the win...
Adrian turns back Hayti in a record-setting win (12/02/02)
ST. LOUIS - Kris Saathoff scored four touchdowns to lead Adrian to its first ever state championship title with a 35-22 win over Hayti in Class 1 competition Saturday. The four touchdowns by Saathoff ties the record for most touchdowns in the Class 1 title game. The record, shared by three other players, was tied most recently by Steve Wolk of Valle in 1991...
Covington downs Eagles 60-50 (12/02/02)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles suffered its second loss of the young season Saturday night as they fell to Covington 60-50. One of the major keys for NMCC in the loss was their free throw shooting. "We didn't have enough of it," said NMCC head coach Daivd Fields, "and when we had chances, we couldn't hit them." The Eagles were 2-6 from the free throw line on the night...
Joyce Ernst (12/02/02)
SIKESTON - Joyce J. Ernst, 81, died Dec. 2, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Helen Hobbs (12/02/02)
PUXICO - Helen Hobbs, 82, died Nov. 30, 2002, at her home. Born Aug. 30, 1920, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of the late Harry and Ruth Coleman Trent, she lived in California before moving to Puxico nine years ago. She attended Hobbs Chapel Church near Puxico...
Eleanor Morman (12/02/02)
DEXTER - Eleanor L. Morman, 82, died Nov. 28, 2002, at Cypress Point Healthcare. Born June 14, 1920, at Piedmont, daughter of the late Harry W. and Ruby Duffield Harvey, she was treasurer for the city of Dexter for 10 years and was of the Methodist belief...
Oleta Miller (12/02/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Oleta Miller, 90, who died Nov. 28, 2002, were: Audrey Fralick, Matt Miller, Danny Miller, Jason Miller, Carl Davis and Pete Atherton.
Tessie Freeman (12/02/02)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Tessie Delores Freeman, 76, died Nov. 28, 2002, in Sacramento, following an extended illness. Born Jan. 30, 1926, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of the late Prather and Laura Ingram, she was a 1944 graduate of Sikeston High School and attended Trevacca Nazarene College in Nashville, Tenn. She was a member of the Northside Nazarene Church in Sikeston and was an executive for the Lambert Marketing import-export company for more than 25 years before retiring...
Jimmie Chandler (12/02/02)
CHARLESTON - Jimmie J. Chandler, 64, died at 8:05 p.m. Dec. 1, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born April 30, 1938, at Caraway, Ark., son of Ernestine House Chandler of Bertrand and the late Joel C. Chandler, he lived in Charleston most of his life. He was a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in the Charleston Post Office for 15 years before retiring in 1996. Chandler also retired from the U.S. Navy and served in the Vietnam War. He was of the Baptist belief...
Births (published 12/2) (12/02/02)
SIKESTON - William Keith and Elizabeth Ann Mothershead are the parents of their second daughter, born at 3:34 p.m. Nov. 10, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Madison Nicole Mothershead weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Dec. 2 (12/02/02)
CHARLESTON - Charleston's Bluejays uncorked too much power for the Sikeston Bulldogs and emerged triumphant, 14-0 in the 32nd renewal of the gridiron rivalry between the schools Thanksgiving Day. SIKESTON - A $40,000 office building for the Scott County Milling Co., being built adjacent to the mill on West Malone Avenue, a $20,000 residence, two $10,000 residences and two $7,000 residences accounted for most of the $95,450 in construction permits issued during November...
Your View 12/2: Editorial opposed (12/02/02)
Editor's note: The following letter was sent by Missouri Sen. Christopher Bond in response to an editorial which appeared in the St. Louis Post Dispatch on the St. Johns/New Madrid Floodway project. Democrats soul-searching after the November election should look no farther than this newspaper's Nov. 21 editorial, "Let it flood," to understand why growing numbers of non-urban American voters are taking their votes elsewhere...
SpeakOut 12/2 (12/02/02)
In response to "Check before you buy," I am part-owner of this business and I find that article ridiculous. Our company consists of service, sales, wrecker service, out of state vehicle recovery and on occasion we've been known to deliver vehicles bought from us. ...