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Stories from Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Feeling at home for the holidays (12/23/03)
SIKESTON - If there's anything worse than being sick during Christmas, it's being unwell enough to be in the hospital. "Nobody wants to be in the hospital during the holidays, so we try to make it as pleasant as possible," said Sharon Urhahn, director of marketing for Missouri Delta Medical Center. ...
Last minute shoppers are flocking to stores (12/23/03)
SIKESTON -- While sales over the critical weekend before Christmas weren't quite what national retailers were hoping for, local shop owners said they're faring quite well this holiday season, especially with help from last-minute shoppers. Renee and Chris Busby of Jacksonville, N.C., were among the late shoppers in Sikeston Monday. ...
Sikeston man shot in hand (12/23/03)
SIKESTON - A man was wounded in a shooting incident reported early Sunday morning. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to a shots fired call at approximately 12:01 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of West Gladys Street. According to the report issued by DPS, the first officer to arrive at the scene located a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed. ...
Sikeston not allowed to play in Marion Holiday Tournament (12/23/03)
SIKESTON - Due to the Missouri State High School Activities Association bylaws, the Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team won't be allowed to participate in the Marion Holiday Tournament over Christmas. The Bulldogs have been scheduled to play in the event the day after Christmas and were set to take on Cairo, Ill., at Marion High School. But the round robin event is set up for six teams with each playing five games...
Buddy Fears (12/23/03)
ST. LOUIS - Buddy Lee Fears died Dec. 17, 2003, in St. Louis. He was the son of the late Mamie Azilee, a former resident of Bertrand. Survivors include: six sisters and two brothers-in-law, Charlene and Greg Mitchell and Tyanne Wagner of Kaufman, Texas, Bonnie Campbell of Okawville, Ill., Gwendolyn Webb of Bertrand, Renae and Frank Cohen of Matthews and Deborah Moreland of Rogers, Ark...
Mildred Williams (12/23/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mildred Williams, 68, who died Dec. 19, 2003, were: Cory McMunn, Ernie Williams Jr., Eric Williams, Billy Joe Williams, Tommy Harlan and Travis Worley.
Martha Clymer (12/23/03)
SCOTT CITY - Martha Valeria Clymer, 87, died at 11:20 p.m. Dec. 21, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 23, 1916, in Kelso, daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Gracie Mae Garvey Newell, she was a machine operator for the Ely Walker Company in Scott City and International Shoe in St. Louis before retiring. She was a member of the Broadway Methodist Church in Scott City...
Mildred E. Smith (12/23/03)
Dexter - Mildred Smith, 101, died Dec. 23, 2003, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Larry Verble (12/23/03)
VANDUSER - Larry Gene Verble, 59, died at 5:07 p.m. Dec. 22, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 3, 1944, near Bell City, to Addie Juanita Adams Verble, who survives of Sikeston, and the late Victor Lionel Verble, he was a life-long resident of Vanduser. ...
Births (Published 12/23) (12/23/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Chris and Shannon Vinson are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 8:22 a.m. Nov. 20, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Mary Alyssa Vinson weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18-inches long. Mrs. Vinson is the daughter of Charles and Mary Allen...
Looking Back 12/23 (12/23/03)
SIKESTON - Mrs. O.T. Elder will present her class of piano pupils in recitals Wednesday at her house on North Ranney. JACKSON, Tenn. - Miss Karen Stephenson, a medical technology major at Union University in Jackson, has been crowned by her classmates to reign as their queen for the year 1963-64...
Ways to know if you are from Missouri (12/23/03)
Editor's note: Christmas week should be special for a number of reasons. And it doesn't seem the time for lengthy, thought-provoking editorials on the state of government and man. It should be both reverent and light-hearted. So enjoy the following bit of humor shared by a number of readers...
Your view: The Pro-life impact (12/23/03)
Recently the Missouri Department of Health released the abortion statistics for the year 2002. The figures show a continuing trend of declining abortion rates over the last several years. In 2001, there were 12,266 abortions while in 2002 there were 12,250. This may not seem like much of a change, but in the year 1980 there were 21,671, a substantial decrease...
Speakout 12/23 (12/23/03)
What is the problem? It seems that every time a person spits out a window and a black person sees it, it's racism. Lady, I think your stupid dog ran out in front of a car and was killed, just like a thousand others that day. At least I didn't see the KKK in town. If I had, I doubt they were on "dog duty."...