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Stories from Sunday, December 22, 2002

Local ornament at White House (12/22/02)
BLODGETT -- An area artist and her husband paid a visit to the White House earlier this month to view the ornament she made, which was displayed on the White House Christmas tree. Ruth Andre of Blodgett was one of nine Missouri artists selected for the White House Christmas Ornament Commission this year...
Sikeston prepared for more snowfall (12/22/02)
SIKESTON - While some Illinois municipalities have reported already spending their winter snow-removal budgets on the late fall snows and ice storms, area road crews in Missouri remain supplied and ready. "We've got our salt inventory and all our equipment is up and ready to roll when needed," said Tom Bridger, Sikeston public works director. "I think we're fine."...
Visit from Santa (12/22/02)
Santa Claus and Mrs. Santa Claus made a special trip to Sikeston Friday afternoon to help the Community Christmas Campaign. With the help of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and workers for the Campaign, Santa delivered several toys and food items to families...
Two Georgia women arrested Friday in Miner (12/22/02)
MINER -- Two women, believed to be part of a murder investigation in Georgia, were arrested Friday morning at a motel in Miner for fraudulent use of a credit card. According to Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell, Jocelyn T. McNair, 19, and Malaika M. Hunt, 18, both from Norcross, Ga., have been charged with fraudulent use of a credit device and bond has been set at $10,000 each...
Christmas wrap (12/22/02)
Hailey Priday, an employee of Falkoff's Men's Shop, gift wraps a Christmas present. Area residents have only two days left to buy a gift for someone special.
Notre Dame pulls away from SHS (12/22/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs certainly weren't expecting this. Exactly two weeks after an emotionally uplifting win against Dexter, the Bulldogs now find themselves with a four-game losing streak heading into Christmas break after Friday's 56-44 loss to Notre Dame at the Field House...
Dexter still the team to beat at Bloomfield (12/22/02)
Remember the last time Dexter didn't win the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament? The year was 1997. With eight seconds left on the clock, and the score knotted at 50 in the championship game, Doniphan's Nic Wilson drove the length of the floor and released a 17-footer in the final seconds...
E.P. ends four-game skid against Rebels (12/22/02)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The East Prairie Eagles posted their third win of the season Friday night, beating Richland 69-52. Jordan Sanders iced six 3-pointers in the win, finishing with 22 points. Matt Boyer hit three treys and scored a game-high 25. For Richland, Mike Harlan led the way with 20 points followed by James Wheeler with 12 and Timmy Gregory with 10...
Oran cruises past Delta, 77-49 (12/22/02)
ORAN--The Oran Eagles improved to 4-2 on the season Friday night when they cruised past the Delta Bobcats 77-49. Delta's record slipped to 1-5. Delta was able to hang with the home team in the first quarter on good hustle and the combined scoring of Joey Keys and Matt Kinder. They trailed by only one at 17-16 after one quarter...
Risco places fourth in tournament (12/22/02)
CLARKTON - Risco's Tigers took fourth place in the Clarkton Holiday Tournament Friday night as they fell to Gideon's Bulldogs 80-59. The Bulldogs slowly took a lead and on a trey by Brandon Ashabranner as Gideon pulled to a 9-4 lead. Things never would get better for Risco, although senior Greg Landers scored eight points in the frame, it was nearly futile to Gideon's Chris Woodall who dropped in 15 points...
Carl Rose (12/22/02)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Carl Rose, 88, who died Dec. 17, 2002, were: Gary McFarlen, Larry McFarlen, Mark Delay, Dallas Berry, Dennis "Speedy" Young and Louis Carter.
Gladys Bridger (12/22/02)
FRESNO, Calif. - Gladys Bridger, 88, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 21, 2002, in Fresno. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Ila Presnell (12/22/02)
LILBOURN - Ila Gail Presnell, 68, died Dec. 21, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. today and services will be conducted Monday.
Evelyn Taylor (12/22/02)
SIKESTON - Evelyn Taylor, 82, died Dec. 20, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 20, 1920, in Charleston, daughter of the late Luther Roy and Alpha Elizabeth Baker, she was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. On May 4, 1938, she married Clay Taylor who survives of the home...
Curtis Cline (12/22/02)
SIKESTON - Curtis Henry Cline, 91, died Dec. 21, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. He was born on a dairy farm near Morehouse on May 14, 1911, son of William Henry Cline, a native of Hickman County, Ky., and Nannie Lena Kline of New Madrid County...
Births (published 12-22) (12/22/02)
NEW MADRID - Michael Lee and Mary Elizabeth Pipkin are the parents of their second son, born at 9:22 p.m. Dec. 3, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Seth Michael Pipkin weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 1/4-inches long. The former Mary Smith, Mrs. Pipkin is the daughter of Mary and Larry Gregory of Sikeston and Jerry Smith of Malden. She is an accountant for Martindale Chevrolet...
Looking Back 12-22 (12/22/02)
SIKESTON - Miss Mary Jane Sikes arrived Monday morning from New York City to spend the holiday vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Sikes and other relatives. She is a student at the Julliard School of Music. SIKESTON - Each year physicians and surgeons comprising the medical staff at the Missouri Delta Community Hospital meet and organize for the following year by electing officers. ...
Stories put season in right perspective (12/22/02)
I walked around the stores this week packed with shoppers hauling bundles twice their size. And I recall my parents' memories of their Christmas past. Though joyful, I'm sure, their generation's holidays were so much different that ours today. My parents tell of Christmas mornings with perhaps one lone gift awaiting their anxious hands. ...
Speakout 12-22 (12/22/02)
If you are as fair-minded as you say you are, you will print this in SpeakOut. In response to your editorial concerning Sen. Trent Lott, I think what he said is wrong and it should not be taken lightly. As far as you seem to hate in young black men toward whites, I and many others have seen hate in young white men toward blacks. Just like many articles you write, you are biased and one-sided. I hope others don't feel as you do in Sikeston and in America. Thank you, and I hope you print this...