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Stories from Monday, December 22, 2003

Sleigh ride (12/22/03)
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsored a sleigh ride with Santa Claus this weekend at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores. The sleigh rides, which drew several hundred people, gave children a chance to visit with Santa.
Drivers should be aware of weather (12/22/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - While the prospects for a white Christmas in the Bootheel are slim, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is still cautioning drivers to be aware of the forecasts and plan their holiday trips accordingly. Sunday was the first day of winter yet temperatures were in the mid 50s...
Four SHS wrestlers medal at grueling Tiger Classic (12/22/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's wrestling team endured the 30-hour marathon that was the 29th annual Tiger Classic over the weekend, finishing a respectable 11th in a field of 20 teams. "Considering how long the tournament was, I was pleased with the way we wrestled," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. ...
Charles Hale (12/22/03)
ST. LOUIS - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Kutis Funeral Home for Charles Lee Hale, 67, formerly of East Prairie, who died Dec. 15 2003, were: Mike Watson, Kirk Watson, Daniel Williams, Keith Simmons, Danny Long, Duane Long, Mike Ligon and Dan Kuhlman...
Willena Daniel (12/22/03)
DEXTER - Willena Daniel, 86, died Dec. 19, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 3, 1917, in Leora, daughter of the late Louie E. and Novella Varble Sielert, she lived in the Dexter area most of her life. A graduate of Dexter High School, she was a case worker for the Division of Family Services for 15 years. A member of the First Christian Church in Dexter, she was a former member of the Dexter Civic and Study Club...
Cloetta Razer (12/22/03)
ESSEX - Cloetta "Corky" Razer, 66, died Dec. 19, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 29, 1937, in Canalou, daughter of the late Herb and Leora Brewington Oliver, she lived in the Essex area most of her life. She was employed by Purolator for 19 years and was of the Baptist belief...
Evelyn Dirnberger (12/22/03)
CHAFFEE - Evelyn Dirnberger, 86, died at 9:15 a.m. Dec. 21, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Nov. 2, 1917, at Oran, daughter of the late John and Elsie Alsup Sietman, she was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church, St. Ann Sodality, Knights of Columbus-Etts and Senior Citizens, all of Oran...
Ronald Schumer (12/22/03)
SIKESTON - Ronald Nelson Schumer, 67, formerly of Scott City, died at 10:40 a.m. Dec. 21, 2003, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 14, 1936, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Roy Buford and Ruby Gaither Schumer, he was a grocer for the A&P Tea Company in Cape Girardeau and Scott City IGA before retiring. ...
Roy Lovins (12/22/03)
MARSTON - Roy Wayne Lovins, 62, died Dec. 20, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 9, 1941, in New Madrid County, son of the late Roy Lee and Alma Jean Dowdy Lovins, he was a past city judge for Marston and a former pastor of the Deliverance Tabernacle Church in Marston. He was a member of the Trinity Pentecostal Church of Marston and New Madrid County Civil Defense...
Ruby Jones (12/22/03)
CROWDER - Ruby Pauline Jones, 77, died at 8:15 p.m. Dec. 20, 2003, at the DeSoto Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven, Miss. Born Aug. 18, 1926, in Greenfield, Tenn., daughter of the late Ezra Clinton and Irene Robinson Cantrell, she had lived in the Sikeston area most of her life and was a member of the Vanduser Baptist Church. She had currently been residing in Horn Lake, Miss...
J.R. Irby (12/22/03)
SULLIVAN - J.R. Irby, 75, formerly of East Prairie and Knob Lick, died at 8:45 p.m. Dec. 20, 2003, at his home. Born July 24, 1928, at East Prairie, son of the late Bill and Ruby Tompkins Irby, he owned and operated a grocery store at Knob Lick for 12 years. He was a member of the Pea Ridge Pentecostal Church at Sullivan...
Martha Clymer (12/22/03)
SCOTT CITY -- Martha Valeria Clymer, 87, died Dec. 21, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Nola Hill (12/22/03)
BERTRAND - Nola Hill, 102, died at 3:30 a.m. Dec. 22, 2003, in Bertrand. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Raymond Calhoun (12/22/03)
SCOTT CITY - Raymond Calhoun, formerly of East Prairie, died at 3 p.m. Dec. 21, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Mildred Wlliams (12/22/03)
ESSEX - Mildred Williams, 68, died Dec. 19, 2003, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born June 26, 1935, in Grayridge, daughter of the late Elmer and Bessie Purcell Sanders, she lived in Essex most of her life. On June 28, 1953, at Piggott, Ark., she married Billy J. Williams who survives of the home...
Looking Back 12/22 (12/22/03)
60 years ago Dec. 22, 1943 SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Couey are planning to leave Sikeston the first of next week for Trinidad, Colo., where they will reside for the duration of the war. SIKESTON - The season's low of 6 degrees above zero was recorded last night in Sikeston, under clear, cold atmospheric conditions...
Speakout 12/22 (12/22/03)
In concern for our children in public schools, can someone answer this one question for me? Why are prisoners safer than our children? Prisons have video to watch over the prisoners constantly, but as for our children, their security is just as important, or more important. How can this be?...