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Stories from Thursday, December 11, 2003

Here comes Santa (12/11/03)
Santa Claus visits with Zac Glaus, left, and Ethan Protzel, students at St. Frances Xavier.
Being a master gardener doesn't take a green thumb (12/11/03)
CHARLESTON - Being a master gardener doesn't take a green thumb - just a willingness to learn and pass on the knowledge. As indicated by the Missouri Masters Gardener program's mission statement - "Helping Others Learn to Grow" - the Missouri Masters Gardener program is for "folks that are interested in horticulture and learning something about horticulture and who are willing to help other people," according to Anthony Ohmes, regional agronomist for the Mississippi County Outreach and Extension Center in Charleston. ...
Christmas visit (12/11/03)
The Budweiser Clydesdales from St. Louis visited Sikeston Wednesday sponsored by Ralph Distributing and Anheuser-Busch. The Clydesdales, who are bred for their tremendous strength and are descended from the great war horses of Europe, area living symbol of Anheuser-Busch, the largest brewer in the world. ...
Four are arrested after feud boils over (12/11/03)
SIKESTON - Four Sikeston residents are in custody after an ongoing feud between two families erupted into a series of violent incidents. Department of Public Safety officials said while they have information leading them to believe the fued goes back about six months, this recent series of events began at about 8 p.m. Tuesday when Maurice Robinson was shot in the abdominal area while on the 400 block of Branum Street...
Released funds easing budget problems (12/11/03)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Poplar Bluff, Jackson and Sikeston school districts were the biggest area beneficiaries of Gov. Bob Holden's recent decision to release $75 million he had previously withheld from the public education budget. Area school officials say the action has eased -- though not necessarily eliminated -- the need to deficit spend this year and should allow some districts to carry slightly stronger budget reserves into the next fiscal year. ...
All-State released for classes 4-6 (12/11/03)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association released the All-State football teams for Class 4, Class 5 and Class 6 today. Four players from the SEMO Conference were selected. In Class 4, Poplar Bluff's Trell Edington was named the kicker on the first team. The 6-foot-1, 170 pound junior booted 7-of-11 field goals this year with a long of 51. He also made 36-of-38 PATs...
All-State Football teams (12/11/03)
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback: Benny Palmer, 5-9, 180, sr., Kearney. Running Back: Blane Boss, 5-10, 180, sr., Windsor-Imperial McCray Harris, 5-11, 180, sr., Eureka James Short, 5-9, 175, sr., Kearney. Ends: Ricky Brown, 6-2, 185, sr., McDonald County...
Malcolm Green (12/11/03)
DIEHLSTADT -- Malcolm J. Green, 72, died at 9:29 p.m. Dec. 10, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born August 25, 1931, in Hayti, son of the late Malcolm J. and Mary Elizabeth Green Sr., he had lived in Diehlstadt since 1963 after moving from St. Louis where he had been employed with the Painters Union 2341 as a drywall hanger. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the General Baptist Church in Diehlstadt...
Randy Hawkins (12/11/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Stephen Randolph "Randy" Hawkins, 48, died at 5 a.m. Dec. 10, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 17, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of the late Milton Thomas and Ruby Janet Curnell Hawkins. Survivors include: one son, Michael Coomer of Cape Girardeau; six brothers, Michael Hawkins and Jerry Hawkins of Sikeston, Scott Hawkins of Tempe, Ariz., Mark Hawkins of Watauga, Texas, and Matthew Hawkins and Troy Estes III of Morley; and six sisters, Roxanne Johnson of Loganville, Ga., Leslie Barrett and Marcy Penrod of Morley, Kathy Dunaway of Cape Girardeau, Semona Penrod of Vanduser and Marla Stephenson of Sikeston.. ...
Delaney Edwards (12/11/03)
NEW MADRID - Claude Delaney Minner Edwards, 43, died Dec. 3, 2003, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Born Dec. 2, 1960, in New Madrid, son of Floyd B. White Minner of New Madrid and the late Claude Dick Edwards, he was a farmer. Survivors in addition to his mother include: two daughters, Natasha Lee of Kansas City and Channey Williams of New Madrid; two sons, LeKevin Williams and Cordell Williams of New Madrid; four sisters, Carol Peppers of Decatur, Ill., Delores Minner of Howardville, Anna Humphrey of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Greta Nelson of Decatur; six brothers, Terry Minner of St. ...
Helen Furlong (12/11/03)
ORAN - Helen Marie Furlong, 76, died at 5:10 p.m. Dec. 10, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 28, 1927, in Canalou, daughter of the late Joe and Alma Ploense Schacherbauer, she was a machine operator for Superior Electric in Cape Girardeau and a janitor for Oran Grade School before retiring. She was of the Baptist belief...
Jimmy Jacobs (12/11/03)
NEW MADRID - Jimmy Don Jacobs, 61, died Dec. 9, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 6, 1942, at Akron, Ohio, son of the late Dewey and Lillian Faulkner Jacobs, he was a maintenance supervisor for Semo Health Network in New Madrid and a member of the Castor River Hills Hunting Club and the New Madrid County Sportsman's Club...
Betty Partenberry (12/11/03)
DEXTER - Betty Lou Partenberry, 73, died Dec. 10, 2003, at the Select Specialty Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Norman Brooks (12/11/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Norman Lee Brooks, 66, died Dec. 10, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 11, 1936, in Ridgeley, Tenn., son of the late Robert Everett and Bertha Mae Hardin Brooks, he had lived in Mississippi County most of his life, where he was a self-employed carpenter. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was of the Baptist belief...
John Cowell (12/11/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - John R. Cowell, 82, formerly of St. Louis, died at 8:20 a.m. Dec. 10, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born June 13, 1921, in Charleston, son of the late Charley Eugene and Lois Clayton Cowell, he was a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II and served in battles in Central Europe. ...
Marlin Smith (12/11/03)
SIKESTON - Marlin Lee Smith, 80, died at 3 p.m. Dec. 10, 2003, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Jan. 24, 1923, in East Prairie, son of the late Jess and Karleen Harris Smith, he lived in Bertrand for 41 years where he was engaged in farming until his retirement. He moved to Sikeston in 1983 where he was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ...
Cecil Banks (12/11/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Cecil William Banks, 92, died at 6:50 p.m. Dec. 10, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Feb. 25, 1911, in Mississippi County, son of the late Luther Monroe and Birdie Baker Banks, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer. On Nov. 12, 1966, he married Goldie Mae McGee who preceded him in death on Oct. 27, 1996...
Charles Krewson (12/11/03)
DEXTER - Charles Eugene Krewson, 64, died Dec. 10, 2003, at the John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Louis. Born April 24, 1939, at Knobview, son of the late Edward and Lena Rhinehart Krewson, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, where he served as deacon, Sunday school teacher for the children's department and was a member of the church choir. ...
Charles Eftink (12/11/03)
ORAN - Charles B. Eftink, 80, died at 12:53 p.m. Dec. 10, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Friday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran, where parish prayers at 7 p.m. will be followed with a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:15 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran with the Rev. John Harth, pastor, officiating...
Aslee Haynes (12/11/03)
SIKESTON - Mamie Aslee Haynes, 73, died Dec. 9, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 8, 1930, in Eldridge, Tenn., daughter of the late James Aubrey and Rosie Priester Fowler, she was of the Baptist belief. Her husband, Wayne Haynes, preceded her in death...
Births (published 12/11) (12/11/03)
SIKESTON - Amanda Elliott and Jerry Hunley are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 5:49 p.m. Nov. 14, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Jerry Randall Hunley weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Kathy Elliott and Doyne Elliott...
Warner-Arnold (12/11/03)
SIKESTON -- Diane Kay Warner and James Michael Arnold exchanged wedding vows in a 1 p.m. ceremony Nov. 1, 2003, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sikeston. The Rev Richard C. Lasley performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Paul Warner and Carolyn Swanson of Hope Mills, N.C., and parents of the bridegroom are Fleta Jo Arnold of Sikeston and the late James "Pick" Arnold...
Sikeston residents will mark 35th anniversary (12/11/03)
SIKESTON -- David and Brenda Carson will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on Dec. 17. The son of Charles Carson of Miner and daughter of the late Vera Shiedler, who was from Punta Gorda, Fla., were married in Dec. 17, 1968, at Port Charlotte, Fla...
Looking Back 12/11 (12/11/03)
MINER - Dan McCoy was injured in a car accident when the car he was driving and a car driven by a salesman collided on Highway 60 at Miner Switch. SIKESTON - A new pipe organ is being installed at the First Methodist Church. The 17-rank organ has been under construction for a year at a factory in Highland, Ill. The present organ is over 50 years old and was damaged in July 1962 by water caused from a leaking roof...
Losing weight only from your wallet (12/11/03)
American consumers spend billions - not millions, but billions - each year on weight loss products that, according to the most conservative estimates, are helpful far less than half the time. A report last year by the feds indicated that over half of all weight-loss advertisements are false, misleading and nothing short of out-and-out frauds. ...
Speakout 12/11 (12/11/03)
Just a little comment on this. Charleston is not poor. Actually Charleston is rich to whatever they desire. They only say they are poor and it has been working. How can you call that town poor? Go to a meeting, go to the offices or go to court, or stand up and count the crop fields. Poor? No. Poor is the west side of Charleston. That's the way they are able to pave the rest of the town...