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Stories from Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Families need assistance (12/10/03)
SIKESTON -- As Christmas quickly approaches volunteers with the Community Christmas Campaign are feverishly working to make sure there are enough items for everyone who is to receive a Christmas basket. "Right now everything is going real well," said Tim Jaynes, director of the Campaign. "We are still in need of toys and personal hygiene items."...
Sikeston report card now available online (12/10/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Public Schools' annual school district report card has been available online since Dec. 1, and hard copies of the report are currently in the process of being printed and distributed to local businesses. "It's (report card) a great resource to everyone in the community and provides an insight on the programs and demographics of the district," said Dr. ...
Economic turnaround seen in Scott County (12/10/03)
BENTON - While talk of an economic turnaround has circulated for weeks, the numbers indicate it may be more than just talk. "We're actually seeing it here, too," said Scott County Commissioner Jamie Burger during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Pager is OK'd for Miner Fire Department (12/10/03)
MINER - Miner will replace aging pagers for their fire department - one at a time. The purchase of the first of the new pagers from G&D Communications in Sikeston was approved by the Board of Aldermen during their regular meeting Tuesday with tentative plans to purchase one additional new pager each month...
All-State teams released (12/10/03)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association released the All-State football team for Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 on Wednesday. Six players from the SEMO Conference were selected. In Class 3, New Madrid County Central's Remond Willis made first team at running back...
Portageville tops Kelly for first win (12/10/03)
BENTON -- The Portageville Bulldogs started slowly Tuesday night against the Kelly Hawks, but rallied from a first-half deficit to whip the Hawks 60-49 to even their season record at 1-1. Kelly is also at the .500 mark at 2-2. Kendal Deason and Trey Simmons set the tone for the first half when they combined for three 3-pointers in the opening frame to lead the Hawks to an 11-8 lead at the end of the first period...
Sanders scores 30: EP still undefeated (12/10/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Jordan Sanders hit six 3-pointers, scoring 30 overall in East Prairie's 76-61 win over Egyptian on Tuesday night. With the victory, the Eagles are now 3-0 heading into Friday's game against Senath-Hornersville. "We're playing pretty well right now," said East Prairie coach Jason Irby. "I think our kids realize they can be pretty good if they continue to work hard and play together. We just want to continue to step up as the competition gets better."...
All-State Football teams (12/10/03)
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback: Nick Smart, 6-0, 170, sr., Marionville. Running Back: Austin Jones, 5-10, 186, sr., Orrick Nate Craft, 6-0, 175, sr., Princeton Ryan Talton, 5-6, 165, sr., Paris. Ends: Brian Barmann, 6-3, 215, sr., West Platte Colby Swanstone, 6-5, 185, sr., Gallatin...
Bulldogs stun NMCC (12/10/03)
SIKESTON - The 32nd Annual Sikeston Invitational Tournament resumed on Tuesday with two more games. The Blytheville Chickasaws were stunned by a late Cape Central rally as the Tigers won 52-51 on a shot with two seconds left. Also, the Sikeston Bulldogs picked up their first win of the year with a 55-43 victory against New Madrid County Central...
Violet Wheeler (12/10/03)
GRAYRIDGE - Violet E. Wheeler, 98, died Dec. 8, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 30, 1905, in Hunterville, daughter of the late Wilburn and Harriett Rosabelle Lafferty Brinson, she lived in Grayridge most of her life. She attended the Grayridge General Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for more than 40 years. A former member of Order of the Eastern Star in Essex, she was past president of the Stoddard County Missouri Extension Homemakers Club...
Ralph Elkins (12/10/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for the Rev. Ralph W. Elkins Sr., 83, who died Dec. 6, 2003, were: Mike Mitchell, Joe Elkins Jr., Chad Bonner, Dale Johnson, Clyde Weathers and Clinton Weathers.
Mamie Haynes (12/10/03)
SIKESTON - Mamie A. Haynes, 73, died Dec. 9, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where visitation is from 10 a.m. Thursday until service time at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery...
Tharon Stallings (12/10/03)
SIKESTON - A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 11 beginning at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church to honor the late Tharon Stallings. The public is invited to the memorial service and a reception that will follow. The church is at 1101 N. Main St. in Sikeston...
Mary Gonzales (12/10/03)
SIKESTON - U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mary F. Gonzalez (retired), 75, died Dec. 9, 2003, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born June 19, 1928, in Sikeston, daughter of the late John T. and May Trent Gray, she was a registered nurse with the U.S. Army and attained the rank of lieutenant colonel before retiring. She was of the Baptist belief...
Norman Brooks (12/10/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Norman Brooks died at 1 a.m. Dec. 10, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Dorothy High (12/10/03)
OVERLAND - Dorothy Johnson High, 72, formerly of Dorena, died at 6:45 a.m. Dec. 6, 2003, at her daughter's home in Eatonville, Wash. Born Jan. 29, 1931, at Dorena, daughter of the late Garland and Rosey Walker Johnson, she was of the Protestant belief...
C.D. Butler (12/10/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - The Rev. Charles D. "C.D." Butler, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 9, 2003, at the Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. Born July 18, 1923, at Newport, Ark., son of the late Charles H. and Edna McGinnis Butler, he graduated from Sikeston High School and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. ...
Norma Stovall (12/10/03)
BELL CITY - Norma Lee Stovall, 70, died Dec. 8, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 13, 1933, at Morley, daughter of the late Bud and Gert Pratt Watkins, she was a member of the Bell City Assembly of God Church. On March 17, 1956, at Advance, she married Raymond Stovall who survives of the home...
Michael Jennings (12/10/03)
BERNIE - Michael Ray Jennings, 49, died Dec. 8, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born April 27, 1954, in Dexter, son of Charlie E. Jennings of Dexter and the late Jewel Sandusty Tryon, he was a farmer and member of the Powe Gospel Church at Powe, where he served as a board member. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Looking Back 12/10 (12/10/03)
SIKESTON - Joe Allen Jr., a premedical student in the U.S. Army, has been assigned to Washington University in St. Louis for college work, he has written to his mother, Mrs. Irma Allen. SIKESTON - The Southeast Missouri Drummers Association, one of the oldest groups in the state, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Midtowner Restaurant for a steak dinner...
Criminal was freed only to strike again (12/10/03)
The public is riveted to the case of the missing college student in North Dakota but the real story will likely unfold in the weeks ahead. Dru Sjodin, a pretty 22-year-old North Dakota student was apparently abducted from a shopping mall parking lot on Nov. 22. After over 1,500 volunteers spent over a week combing the countryside searching for Sjodin, officials now have scaled back the search effort. The outlook is grim...
Your view: Flu precautions (12/10/03)
We are receiving numerous phone calls regarding the availability of the flu vaccine yet this year due in part, I am sure, to the high number of flu cases and deaths of children in Colorado. Because of this, we will be offering one more flu clinic at the VNA office, 1218 Linn St. in Sikeston from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 so as to facilitate those who must work during the week and are unable to leave their jobs or school to obtain their shots...
Speakout 12/10 (12/10/03)
Could the police or someone watch North 61 and V highway on Saturday nights? I wish people would learn how to drive there. My husband, our children and I were driving on that road Saturday night about 1:30, coming home from work and there was a couple on the highway (they were drinking, I'm sure) and it's unfair to go between 100 and 110 mph. ...