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Stories from Tuesday, December 9, 2003

Shoe project benefits Sikeston youth (12/09/03)
SIKESTON -- "Does it feel OK?" a Shoe Project volunteer asked after putting a new pair of shoes on a Sikeston Public Schools student. "Yep," the little boy nodded and then hopped onto a carpeted square platform dubbed the "shoe mountain" for one final fitting...
Anti-Grinch measures urged (12/09/03)
SIKESTON - Cars full of gifts, gift-wrapped packages surrounding Christmas trees, wallets and purses with shopping money - these are all potential targets for those who see the season not as a time for giving but as a time for taking. "With the holidays upon us, we are asking people to take extra precautions," said Capt. Jim Hailey of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety...
Lilbourn men are arrested for drugs (12/09/03)
BENTON -- Two Lilbourn men are in the Scott County Jail on drug-related charges. Travis A. Johnson, 22, and Larry Marsh, 26, are charged with second degree drug trafficking. Bond is set at $100,000. According to Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell, officers with the Scott County Sheriff's office were working a narcotic investigation with an officer from the SEMO Drug Task Force in the Sikeston area Thursday. ...
Dexter rolls past Senath (12/09/03)
DEXTER -- Dexter won its home opener on Monday night, rolling past Senath-Hornersville 78-48. Rachel Blunt led the Lady Bearcats with 22 points. Natalie Hayes scored 14 and Charlotte Johnson added 12, hitting three 3-pointers. "I was glad to see Natalie Hayes score some points for us," said Dexter coach Gavin Miller. "She's a very athletic girl. I'm hoping she will continue that trend."...
Charleston tops NMCC in SIT (12/09/03)
SIKESTON - The 32nd Annual Sikeston Invitational Tournament got underway on Monday at the Sikeston Field House with two games. With no seeds for this year's tournament, teams were split up into two pools. Monday's games saw Charleston defeat New Madrid County Central 47-39 and Blytheville defeat defending tournament champion Poplar Bluff 53-52...
Sikeston wins first game of Chaffee Tournament (12/09/03)
CHAFFEE -- Sikeston won its first game of the Chaffee Tournament on Monday, beating Scott City 61-40. The Lady Bulldogs (2-1) got everybody involved as 10 players contributed to the final score. "We have a few kids playing injured and I didn't want to over-tax them," explained Sikeston coach Lee Brooks. "We've got people with colds and we have a knee injury here and there. We just wanted to come out and let everybody play."...
Spalding turns 100 (12/09/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mary "Granny" Enderle Spalding was guest of honor for a 100th birthday party Nov. 22 at the Lutheran Home, where she is now residing. Born Nov. 22, 1903, she has lived in Southeast Missouri her entire life. The daughter of the late John and Louise Enderle attended St. Augustine School in Kelso and was one of nine children...
Mamie Haynes (12/09/03)
SIKESTON - Mamie A. Haynes, 73, died Dec. 9, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
H. Cline Carter (12/09/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for H. Cline Carter, 89, who died Dec. 7, 2003, will be: Paul Vivian, Tom Richey, Dale Burke, Bill Armstrong, Doug Stewart and Tony Seabaugh. Honorary pallbearers will be: Dr. Tom Waltrip, Chuck Grant, Dr. Leo Bruce, Ray Clinton and Ethyl Tanner...
Harry Still (12/09/03)
NEW MADRID - Harry L. Still, 80, died Dec. 7, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 2, 1923, in Pemiscot County to the late Joe and Zula Still, he was a deacon at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston. On Oct. 20, 1948, in New Madrid he married Louise Sullenger, who survives...
Lena Pritchett (12/09/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lena Eugenia Day Pritchett, 95, died at 1:25 a.m. Dec. 8, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Sept. 7, 1908, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late John and Rhoda Lee Cooper Day, she lived in the Yellow Dog community of New Madrid County near East Prairie most of her life...
Alma Ellis (12/09/03)
LILBOURN - Alma Ellis, 83, died at 12:35 a.m. Dec. 8, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 29, 1919, in Grayridge, daughter of the late Albert and Winnie Clevenger Stephens, she lived in Lilbourn for the past 26 years where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church. She was a former resident of Grayridge, Parma and Barnes Ridge...
Mary Miller (12/09/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mary Olene Miller, 78, who died Dec. 7, 2003, were: Aaron Decker, Aaron Mitchell, Stephen Miller, Michael Miller, Lauren Decker, Ashley Breland, Kelly Mitchell, Ryan Decker and Chris Baker...
Linda Hutson (12/09/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Linda Fay McGill Hutson, 52, died at 8:29 a.m. Dec. 8, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 24, 1951, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Fay Eva Weems McGill of East Prairie and the late James Harrison McGill, she lived in East Prairie most of her life. She was a medical technician for the East Prairie Nursing Center for 17 years and was currently employed with the Mississippi County Detention Center. She was of the Baptist belief...
Jeremy Merritt (12/09/03)
BERNIE - Jeremy Bunside Merritt, 28, died Dec. 7, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 25, 1975, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Frank B. and Linda Fay Palmer Merritt of Bernie. Other survivors include: one daughter, Savannah Paige Merritt of Bernie; one brother, Robert Dean Merritt of Beckley, W.Va.; one sister, Joyce Ann Weaver of Springfield, Va.; his maternal grandmother, Ann Palmer of Bernie; and his paternal grandmother, Jean Merritt of Mims, Fla...
Eleanora George (12/09/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Eleanora George, 86, who died Dec. 6, 2003, were: David Hay, Pat Jones, Myron Kegley, Jim Mills, Scott Lavalle and David Potashnick.
Michael Jennings (12/09/03)
BERNIE - Michael R. Jennings, 49, died Dec. 9, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Glaus - Pingel (12/09/03)
NEW MADRID -- Dr. Jodi Rae Glaus and Scott Pingel were married June 7, 2003, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Madrid. The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. David Hulshof, who was assisted by Monsignor Michael Swalina. Lectors for the ceremony were Dr. ...
Lewises will celebrate 50th anniversary (12/09/03)
BELL CITY -- Relatives and friends are invited to attend a 50th anniversary celebration for Roy and Dorthy Lewis of Bell City. The event is set for 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Bell City Community Center on Highway N. They are the parents of Marsha Brown of Essex and Daronda Stovall, Scott Lewis and David Lewis of Bell City. The couple has five grandchildren...
Looking Back 12/9 (12/09/03)
SIKESTON Mr. and Mrs. James B. Martin are the parents of a daughter born Saturday morning at their home on Moore Avenue. SIKESTON - First checks for the Christmas Tree of Lights, a fire department sponsored project to raise funds with which to buy toys for Christmas distribution, were received by L.D. Ramsey, chief of the volunteer fire department from the Bank of Sikeston and the auxiliary police Friday night. The first lights were lit on the towering tree...
Snafus continuing to plague governor (12/09/03)
Oops, he did it again! Gov. Bob Holden finds himself in more hot water following last week's controversial and mysterious meeting in St. Louis involving prominent labor leaders. The meeting was apparently called by Holden to discuss the union support of presidential candidate Howard Dean over Missouri Rep. Dick Gephardt. Holden is a former Gephardt employee and current supporter...
Speakout 12/9 (12/09/03)
Do you want fast, friendly, courteous postal service? If so, go to Blodgett and do you postal business with Carl. He helped me track down a piece of lost mail when the local one said to fill out a form and they would turn it in for me. Thank you, Carl...