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Stories from Sunday, December 21, 2003

It's the season for giving (12/21/03)
Food Giant Corporate office employees Diana Miller, Marsha Strobel, Dawn Myers and Christina Wolfe sort through Christmas presents for their "adopted" families. The business raised money through the year to help fund the presents for the six families in Sikeston and East Prairie. The Sikeston Market Place donated a full Christmas dinner for the families and Food Giant donated a fruit basket...
For bargain-hunters, the shopping season is just beginning (12/21/03)
SIKESTON -- Shoppers who may have been trampled on or even jabbed by a cart the day after Thanksgiving have had time to lick their wounds, but most importantly, prepare themselves for the final round of the holiday shopping season -- the day after Christmas...
Blend of love, determination create unique local cookbook (12/21/03)
NEW MADRID - Vera Strickland has the recipe to keeping family history alive. Strickland recently received her second printing of "The Porter Way Seasoned with Cobbs." The 385-page-plus volume is a mix of recipes ranging from appetizers to main dishes to desserts along with photos and stories about the Porter and the Cobb families, early Southeast Missouri pioneers...
Bell City point guard scores care-high against Bernie (12/21/03)
BERNIE -- Dominitrix Johnson scored a career-high 41 points, leading Bell City to an 84-44 win over Bernie on Friday night. "He had a quiet 41, if that's possible," said Bell City coach David Heeb. "He really did a good job of getting the other guys involved like he always does. Whenever it was time to get a bucket and knock them out when we had them on the ropes, he did his thing."...
Lane free throw lifts Bluejays over Tigers (12/21/03)
CHARLESTON -- A Trentez Lane free throw with nine tenths of a second left in the game lifted the Charleston Bluejays to their seventh victory of the season with no losses. The final score was 50-49 over the scrappy Caruthersville Tigers. In the opening frame the two teams started very slowly. The Bluejays managed 10 points with Joshua Strayhorn's five leading the way. The Tigers' Kyle Hubbard scored seven of the Tigers' nine points and the 'Jays led by a 10-9 score after one period...
Hansbrough scores 38 in return (12/21/03)
DEXTER -- As expected, Poplar Bluff got a major shot in the arm Friday night with the return of center Tyler Hansbrough. In his first game back from an achilles heel injury, the 6-foot-9 junior put on a show, scoring 38 points in a 76-60 win over Dexter...
Yong Bulldogs top Notre Dame in OT (12/21/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team unveiled a new look on Friday night at Notre Dame High School. After watching his team stumble to a 1-6 start this season, Bulldog head coach Gregg Holifield felt it was time for a change. The change called for a youth movement...
White to lead area's health network (12/21/03)
NEW MADRID - Cheryl White is the new executive director of Semo Health Network. Selected by the board of directors for the position on Nov. 12, White has been with the organization since June 2000. "The Board of Directors of Semo Health Network is pleased to have Cheryl White in this key position for the organization," said Board President Frances Pulliam. "We look forward to an important relationship with Mrs. White in Semo Health's bright future."...
Business briefcase 12/21 (12/21/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A former Scott County resident is now employed by the Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri as a youth council coordinator. Lavern Bartlett of Cairo, Ill., began working in the Cape Girardeau WIB office on Nov. 17. Previously she has worked with other teen programs including the "Teen Reach" program in Cairo...
Holifield working to get message out on massage (12/21/03)
SIKESTON - When it comes to the hustle and bustle of the holidays, Shelia Holifield says she has the perfect idea - just relax. And through her new business, Bodyworks, Holifield helps people do just that. Holifield offers Consegrity and massage therapy. Both are designed to soothe the body, calm the mind and renew the spirit, she explained...
Busy year is ahead (12/21/03)
Each year, the cities of Sikeston and Miner submit Cooperative Marketing Projects to the State of Missouri to aid in their efforts of marketing the two cities. The state's Cooperative Marketing Program will match our advertising dollars 50 percent. This is a very tedious process, but well worth the efforts...
Naidene Sherman (12/21/03)
ADVANCE - Naidene Marie Sherman, 71, died Dec. 19, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 18, 1932, in Brownwood, daughter of the late Fred and Violet Black Phelps, she was a receptionist for Morgan Funeral Home for three years. A graduate of Advance High School, she was also a member of the Advance First Baptist Church...
Emma Guzman (12/21/03)
ORAN - Emma Guzman, 64, died at 6 p.m. Dec. 17, 2003, at her home. Born March 23, 1939, in Nixon, Texas, daughter of the late Vidal and Susie Valdez Sauceda, she was of the Catholic belief. On July 27, 1956, she married Arnold Guzman who survives of the home...
Kathryn Frye (12/21/03)
NEW MADRID - Kathryn Marie Hendricks Frye, 77, died Dec. 18, 2003, at her home. Born Feb. 5, 1926, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Robert and Nettie Hendricks, she was of the Catholic belief. Her husband, Amos Floyd Frye, preceded her in death. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Shirley Frye of Risco; one daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Jerry Cagle of Jasper, Ind.; one brother, Al Hendricks of New Madrid; one sister, Lou Stellato of New Madrid; and six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.. ...
Peter Collier (12/21/03)
LILBOURN - Pallbearers at services conduced Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Lilbourn for Peter Douglas Collier, 49, who died Dec. 16, 2003, were: Jerry Webb Duncan, Tim Dambach, Robert Adams, Patricia Roop, Pate Hogan and Nicholas Hogan...
Anna Mitchell (12/21/03)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Anna Mitchell, 82, who died Dec. 15, 2003, were: Tommy Burleson, James Burleson, Billy Walker, Earnest Tubbs Jr., Tommy Burleson and Jimmy Burleson.
Helen McLaurin (12/21/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Helen Lorine McLaurin, 77, of Centralia, Ill., and formerly of Canalou, Mo., who died Dec. 18, 2003, will be: Michael Game, Steven Kelley, Christopher Kelley, David Kelley, Jason McLaurin and John Chaney...
Martha Tanner (12/21/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Fellowship Baptist Church for Martha Jane Tanner, 79, who died Dec. 17, 2003, will be: David Tanner, J.R. Rogers, Chris Hampton, Jim McNiell, Travis Cox and Jim Null. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements...
Births (published 12/21) (12/21/03)
SIKESTON - Tori R. Ward and Joseph A. Carlisle are the parents of their seventh child, fifth son, born at 7:26 a.m. Nov. 17, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. John-Tyler Joe Carlisle weighed 10 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 12/21 (12/21/03)
SIKESTON - A recommendation has been made to the War Department for the location of two Italian prisoner of war camps in Southeast Missouri. One of them is in the vicinity of Sikeston. EAST PRAIRIE - The possibility of organizing a Junior Chamber of Commerce here for South Mississippi County will be aired at an open meeting scheduled by the Sikeston Jaycees at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Lions Club building...
Use the holiday time to count blessings (12/21/03)
Tomorrow is the first day of winter and thus, the "shortest" day of the year in terms of daylight. In my own dismal little way, it's an important day. I have a long and well-earned reputation as one who is somewhat less than delighted with the winter months. But I also recognize that starting Tuesday, each day gains a wee bit of additional daylight. That offers hope and promise to me...
Speakout 12/21 (12/21/03)
Thank you, SpeakOut. This is for you and Santa for telling it like it is about farmers. There is no way they could have a 7-5 job because their farms are handed down to Daddy and son and so on and so on. They have everything put in their laps and then talk about the farmers going broke. I do not feel sorry for any one of them. Sign me Santa's helper. Thank you for putting in the paper what the majority of people think...