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Stories from Sunday, December 14, 2003

Volunteers say they find holiday spirit through giving (12/14/03)
SIKESTON -- From donating money and items to volunteering time and service, countless members of the Sikeston community contribute to the Community Christmas Campaign each year. "Without the help from the community, the campaign wouldn't even be possible," said campaign volunteer Susan Freed...
Making a list (12/14/03)
With just over a week until he will be packing up his sleigh, jolly old St. Nick took some time to gather ideas on what to bring youngsters in Sikeston recently. Logan Brigman, 6, tries to remember her Christmas list while visiting with Santa Claus.
Christmas campaign still needs your help (12/14/03)
SIKESTON -- Christmas is just days away and while many people are finishing up their holiday shopping, the Community Christmas Campaign is preparing to deliver baskets to the needy on Wednesday. It is still not too late to help. The Campaign needs help delivering the baskets...
Body found at fire scene (12/14/03)
LILBOURN -- A fire destroyed a well-known New Madrid County business and killed at least one person Friday night. According to Lilbourn Volunteer Fire Department Chief David McClarty, the fire began around 8:15 p.m. Friday at Twitty Farm Equipment located at 600 North Highway D in Lilbourn. When officials arrived, the entire south end of the building was engulfed in flames, McClarty explained...
Cape bridge opens (12/14/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - It's official. The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge open to traffic Saturday. For U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson, wife of the late Bill Emerson, taking part in the dedication of the new Mississippi River bridge at Cape Girardeau Saturday had many meanings...
Larry leads Portageville to 73-61 win over Hayti (12/14/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Bulldogs used a balanced scoring attack and some much-improved defense to defeat the Hayti Indians Friday night 73-61. The win was the second straight for Portageville and makes its season record 2-1. For the Bulldogs, it was the usual suspects that carried the load. ...
Charleston rolls to SIT title (12/14/03)
SIKESTON - The 32nd Annual Sikeston Invitational Tournament wrapped up on Friday night at the Field House. When the smoke cleared, the Charleston Bluejays were left hoisting their first SIT championship trophy since 1997 as they defeated Cape Central 75-57...
Scott Central too much for winless 'Jays (12/14/03)
SIKESTON -- Scott County Central proved to be too much for winless Oak Ridge to handle on Friday night, as the Braves coasted to an 87-45 victory. Despite the 42-point victory, head coach Melvin Porter was displeased with his team's performance. "We looked terrible," said Porter. "They are a weaker team, and we didn't do a good job of executing. We're not playing up to our potential -- that's all there is to it."...
Soccer awards (12/14/03)
SIKESTON -- Six members of Sikeston's soccer team were honored on Friday, making the All-SEMO Conference team. Forward J.R. Bizzell and midfielder Brad Deere both made the first team. Midfielder E.C. Atchison and defender Richard Landers made the second team...
Allred is on staff at Southern Aire (12/14/03)
SIKESTON - Amy Allred is now affiliated with the Southern Aire Beauty and Tanning Salon, 901 S. Kingshighway. Allred, formerly was with the J.C. Penney Salon and the Stylin' Company, has six years experience as a master stylist. Specializing in color weaves and cuts, Allred is certified in the Japanese straightening system...
Bailey makes move to Cutting Edge (12/14/03)
SIKESTON - McLane Bailey is now affiliated with the Cutting Edge, 2111 E. Malone Ave. Bailey has two years experience as a stylist and specializes in color, cuts and is certified in the Japanese straightening system. She keeps updated in the changing trends through classes at Paducah and St. Louis...
James Farr Jr. (12/14/03)
HOWARDSVILLE -- James Farr "Dub" Jr., 73, died Dec. 12, 2003, at his home. Born June 13, 1930, in Essex, son of Mary Farr of Howardsville and the late James Farr Sr., he was a retired farm worker and member of the Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church of Lilbourn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Eva Eskew (12/14/03)
DEXTER -- Eva L. Eskew, 90, died Dec. 12, 2003, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter. Born Feb. 1, 1913, near Bloomfield, daughter of the late William Albert and Edith Edna Moore Martin, she had lived all of her life in the Dexter area and attended Sweet Prospect Baptist Church. She was also a Gold Star Mother...
Gary Ritz (12/14/03)
BLOOMFIELD -- Gary August Ritz, 51, died at 3 a.m. Dec. 12, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 23, 1951, in St. Louis, son of the late Charles and Clara Helen Schlosser Ritz, he was a laborer for the Stoddard County Workshop...
Jerry Mansfield (12/14/03)
BELL CITY -- Jerry F. Mansfield, 65, died at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of arrangements.
Luther Burns (12/14/03)
BLOOMFIELD -- Luther Burns, 65, died Dec. 12, 2003, in the St. Lukes Hospital at St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Violet Wheeler (12/14/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Violet E. Wheeler, 98, who died Dec. 8, 2003, were: David Wheeler, Scott Wheeler, Brad Wheeler, Mack Beard, Jim Moore and Bill Brooks.
Joe Nelson (12/14/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Joe Thomas "Lightning" Nelson, 94, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 11, 2003, at his home. Born April 17, 1909, in Henning, Tenn., son of the late Louis Grant and Lubertha Shanks Nelson, he had lived in Missouri for over 70 years. A member of the New Bethel Baptist Church and the Harmony Lodge 40 F&AM, he was also a charter member of the Cavalier Club in Cairo, Ill. He owned People Cafe in Cape Girardeau from 1956 to 1992 and worked for Potashnick Construction for 75 years...
Looking Back 12/14 (12/14/03)
SIKESTON - Oliver Dumey returned Monday from Alaska, where he has been employed on construction work for the past 13 months. BENTON - Jerry Brasher, president of the Chamber of Commerce, was presented a Community Leadership Award at a ceremony Monday night when he was chosen Man of the Year...
Generous residents bring holiday cheer (12/14/03)
This week will mark the completion of the 24th and perhaps final Community Christmas Campaign in Sikeston. The past month has been a hectic one for the volunteers who solicit, gather, sort and then deliver the Christmas baskets to homes in Sikeston. These volunteers often go nameless but believe me, their actions don't go unnoticed...
Funding the city's needs (12/14/03)
In my last message, I issued a public invitation to Sikeston residents seeking their participation in a series of round table discussions. From this dialog it was Council's goal to determine where our voters stood on the issues. Where did they want their tax dollars spent!...
Speakout 12/14 (12/14/03)
A ring was found by a bellringer with the Salvation Army recently. If the ring was meant to be a donation, we certainly appreciate the generosity of the giver. If the ring was lost and the owner would like to claim it they can call 471-2550. Attention farmers in Scott and Mississippi counties. ...