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Stories from Thursday, December 4, 2003

Christmas home tours offered this weekend (12/04/03)
SIKESTON -- Area residents wanting to get into the spirit of the holidays can do so as they walk through the festive homes placed on the Christmas home tours offered this weekend in Charleston and Sikeston. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, the Mississippi County Historical Society is conducting its three-home Christmas tour, which also includes a tour of the Society's home, and on Sunday, the Sikeston Depot is sponsoring its third annual Christmas Homes Tour from 1:30 p.m. ...
Area man killed in accident (12/04/03)
NEW MADRID -- A New Madrid County bicyclist sustained fatal injuries after being struck by a car Wednesday evening. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, an accident occurred at 5 p.m. at Route U in New Madrid city limits as Claude D. Minner, 43, of New Madrid was riding a bicycle in the center of the eastbound lane in rainy and foggy conditions when he was struck in the rear by an eastbound vehicle driven by Albert S. Purser, 50, of New Madrid...
Several arrests made in Sikeston (12/04/03)
SIKESTON -- Several incidents in Sikeston the past week have left officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety busy. According to DPS Director Drew Juden, officers and detectives arrested an Iowa man in a stolen vehicle from Colorado about 9:30 p.m. ...
Sikeston man pleads guilty to gun charge (12/04/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Sikeston man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to one count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Jamaal E. Hamilton, 22, appeared before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey, who set sentencing for Feb. ...
Jimmy Jackson wins Carr Trophy (12/04/03)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Caruthersville running back Jimmy Jackson won the Carr Trophy on Wednesday night, an award that honors the best football player in Southeast Missouri. The award was given out at the 58th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet in Poplar Bluff...
Barnes All-Big 12 (12/04/03)
COLUMBIA - Brandon Barnes' career as a Missouri Tiger has come full circle. After five years in which the 1999 Sikeston High School graduate has played three different positions, he finally found a home as a starting linebacker this season. It was announced Wednesday that Barnes was named honorable mention All-Big 12, picked by the league coaches...
Albert Rice (12/04/03)
DEXTER - Albert LeRoy Rice, 90, died Dec. 3, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born July 7, 1913, in Marysville, Ohio, son of the late Harry LeRoy and Elizabeth Mummey Rice, he was a machinist for Detroit Aluminum at Bell Fountain, Ohio, before retiring...
James Hunter (12/04/03)
NEW MADRID - James Roscoe Hunter, 75, formerly of Chicago, Ill., died Dec. 1, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 5, 1928, in Chicago, son of the late Samuel N. and Marguerite Pankey Hunter, he was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Madrid. He was a Knight of Peter Claver and member of Amalgamated Transit Union Division 241 of Chicago...
Gary Miller (12/04/03)
DEXTER - Gary Lee Miller, 51, died Dec. 2, 2003, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. Born Sept. 16, 1952, in Poplar Bluff, son of Earl and Esta Lee Gillis Miller of Dexter, he was a lifelong resident of Dexter and of the Baptist belief...
Lessie Marshall (12/04/03)
JOPLIN - Lessie Louise Marshall, 84, formerly of Sikeston, died at 3:10 a.m. Dec. 2, 2003, at the Meadows Care Center in Joplin. Born July 15, 1919, in Sikeston, daughter of the late George Edward and Winnie Nora Ward Tubbs, she was a member of Scotland Church of God near Joplin...
Addie Adams (12/04/03)
CHARLESTON - Addie Jo Adams, 77, formerly of Advance, died Dec. 2, 2003, at her home. Born Feb. 24, 1926, at Brownwood, daughter of the late Quincy "Kelso" and Sarah "Pearl" Davis Ashcraft, she worked in the radiology department at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau for 30 years. She was a member of Brownwood General Baptist Church and attended Southside Baptist Church in Charleston...
Rosie Taylor (12/04/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rosie E. Taylor, 93, died at 7:45 a.m. Dec. 4, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Norbert Ryczek (12/04/03)
SIKESTON - Norbert Ryczek, 80, died Nov. 26, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Jan. 2, 1923, in Milwaukee, Wis., son of the late Edmund and Lottie Ryczek, he was an accountant and served in the European Theater of World War II with the U.S. Army...
Delaney Minner (12/04/03)
NEW MADRID - Claude Delaney Minner, 43, died Dec. 3, 2003, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Arrangements are pending at Richards Funeral Home.
Thelma Harris (12/04/03)
DEXTER - Thelma Williams Harris, 84, died Dec. 2, 2003, at her home. Born Oct. 15, 1919, in Bloomfield, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Newton and Ollie Stafford Williams. On Jan. 13, 1940, at Angola, Ind., she married Floyd W. Harris who preceded her in death on June 1, 2001...
Rodney Holloway (12/04/03)
SCOTT CITY - Rodney Gale Holloway, 47, died at 2:20 a.m. Dec. 3, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 11, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, son of Harold and Juanita Vistia Crader Holloway of Jackson, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served as councilman for the City of Scott City since 1997. He owned K&R Estates in Scott City and was self-employed with Capetown R.V...
William Watson Sr. (12/04/03)
SIKESTON - William Watson Sr., 87, died Nov. 30, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born April 24, 1916, at Fries Point, Miss., son of the late David and Matilda Watson, he retired from the International Shoe Company and was employed by the Ferguson Medical Clinic for several years before completing his retirement. ...
Kindred - Wicker (12/04/03)
SIKESTON -- LaJacqueline Michelle Kindred and Jason Adam Wicker exchanged wedding vows in a 6 p.m. ceremony July 12, 2003, at the Church on the Rock. The Rev. Curtis True, pastor, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Stephen and Sherry Plunk and Charles Kindred of Sikeston and the bridegroom's parents are Larry and Melinda Wicker, also of Sikeston...
Duncan - Grimes (12/04/03)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Barry Duncan and Annette Duncan of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Renee Lyn, to Mark Daniel Grimes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Les Grimes of O'Fallon. The future bride graduated in 1998 from Sikeston Senior High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is a financial services manager for Sikeston Motor Company...
Martin - 50th (12/04/03)
SIKESTON -- Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate with the Rev. and Mrs. Bill Martin on their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday. Martin and the former Margie Dempsey were married Dec. 7, 1953, in Jonesboro, Ark. They will renew their wedding vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 720 David Lane, where Martin serves as pastor. The Rev. Carl O'Dell, pastor of the Parma Church of God, will perform the ceremony...
Looking Back in Time at Dec. 4 (12/04/03)
SIKESTON - The Rev. J.T. Self is a gardener who made his efforts pay this season. From his small garden, Mr. Self sold truck vegetables in the amount of $170. In addition, they have enough canned foods stored in the basement from the garden to last for a period of a year...
SpeakOut 12/4 (12/04/03)
I read about these things where people are getting Christmas help for the needy and people taking donations and stuff for the needy and I help when I can. I turned in a little boy, 5, and girl, 6, who needed help and I haven't heard anything. But you look around and see them collecting money for the needy but when you try to call and get help for children who are in dire need, they don't even have heat in their home and won't have anything for Christmas; I don't understand this. ...