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Stories from Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Illegal sales of alcohol targeted (11/24/04)
SIKESTON -- Local businesses and the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are working together to help prevent the illegal sale of alcohol to minors. On Tuesday, local business owners and managers met with officers from Sikeston DPS in response to a sting operation conducted last week. During the sting 14 out of 17 businesses sold alcohol to underage informants...
County combines duties to create job (11/24/04)
BENTON - With the new year, a new position will open up at the Scott County Courthouse. Commissioners confirmed during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday that Jim Schwaninger has resigned from the position of county economic developer effective Nov. 19...
Preparation (11/24/04)
Jim Leigh, Paulette Spence and Marlene Stevens prepare vegetables for a Thanksgiving Day feast. This year meals will be offered at no charge from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on North Main Street in Sikeston.
Suspect in rape case is arrested (11/24/04)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston man was arrested after the report of an alleged rape. According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden, officers responded to Missouri Delta Medical Center at approximately 9:10 a.m. Monday in connection with the incident...
Sikeston kindergarten students learn about Thanksgiving holiday (11/24/04)
SIKESTON -- Six-year-old Shantrell Headspeth and 5-year-old Tristan Duff admit they've learned a thing or two about Thanksgiving this year in kindergarten. For example, Shantrell said she knows the Pilgrims came to America and met the (American) Indians...
Riverbend Classic tips off on Friday (11/24/04)
NEW MADRID -- Quality programs from four states are showcased in a tip-off of high school basketball in Southeast Missouri this weekend. New Madrid County Central High School hosts the 10th annual Riverbend Classic on Friday and Saturday. "I truly believe the Riverbend is the premier early season event of its kind in the region," said tournament director Lennies McFerren...
Kelly places four softball players on all-state team (11/24/04)
BENTON -- Kelly High School, the reigning Class 2 state softball champion, placed three senior standouts, pitcher Whitney Beggs, shortstop Kelly Essner and third baseman Jessica Burnett, on the all-state first team. Another Lady Hawk senior, center fielder Rachel Kline, was named to the second team...
Bulldog wrestlers nip Mules (11/24/04)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston High School opened its wrestling season with a successful debut under new head coach Ivan Robison. The young Bulldogs, comprised primarily of freshmen and sophomores, defeated Poplar Bluff 46-28 in a dual match. "I'm pretty happy with the outcome," said Robison. "We had a lot of freshmen come through with wins."...
Jessie Duncan (11/24/04)
CHICAGO - Evangelist Jessie B. Jackson Duncan, 66, died Nov. 19, 2004, at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Born June 12, 1938, in Augusta, Ark., daughter of the late Willie J. and Rosie Lee Barnes Jackson, she lived in Chicago since 1969. ...
Shirley Johnston (11/24/04)
DEXTER - Shirley Johnston, 68, died Nov. 22, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born May 1, 1936, in Puxico, daughter of the late Fred J. and Victoria Watkins Davis, she was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church in Dexter. She retired as a sewing room supervisor for the Elder Manufacturing Company after 47 years of service...
Helen McBride (11/24/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Helen McBride, 78, who died Nov. 18, 2004, were: Houston Reynolds, Curt Evans, Steve Cox, Aaron McBride, Don Reynolds and Darrin Fowler.
Royce Ayers (11/24/04)
SIKESTON - Royce Warren Ayers, 85, died Nov. 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Mr. Ayers was the last surviving member of a generation of five sons and two daughters born to the late Thomas Wylie and Susie Morrow Ayers of rural Matthews. The surviving members recognize this Ayers generation that began in 1907 and succumbed with the passing of Royce Ayers on Nov. 22, 2004:...
Elizabeth Strong (11/24/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Elizabeth Strong, 76, died Nov. 20, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 6, 1928, in Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lucille Jackson Davis. On July 6, 1944, in Osceola, Ark., she married Roscoe Strong who preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1989...
Margot Holmes (11/24/04)
MATTHEWS - Margot Eby Holmes, 69, died Nov. 23, 2004, at her home. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in Matthews, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston...
Irene Brands (11/24/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Irene C. Brands, 80, died Nov. 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Births (Published 11/24) (11/24/04)
BERNIE - Jessica Van Matre and D.J. Morgan are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 4:07 p.m. Oct. 27, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Angelina Nicole Morgan weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 11/24 (11/24/04)
SIKESTON - R.D. Sorrells, former band instructor at Sikeston High School, has written words and music to a new song called "Johnny Went," which was published recently. Sorrells was associated with the local school from 1937-40. He is now a special arranger with the Rader Music Bureau in St. Louis in addition to his songwriting chores...
Shouldn't we give thanks every day? (11/24/04)
I am thankful today that there are thousands of brave young men and women halfway across the world risking their lives so that I can write this column. Obviously they are putting their lives on the line for much more than this small, simple item. But for each of us it boils down to one precious freedom. These brave young men and women deserve to be utmost in our minds and hearts this Thanksgiving season...
Your view: Efforts appreciated (11/24/04)
Today's society seems to find us hearing complaints about all the things we do wrong. I'm sure the newspaper business is not much different with people quick to criticize how a story was written. If you are expecting another letter like this, quit reading because this is a short letter to commend your writer Larry Lewis...
Speakout 11/24 (11/24/04)
I just put my son on the school bus this morning after he cried for an hour. There is a 17- or 18-year-old girl who rides the bus and is loud and obnoxious, she picks on the small children, sings dirty songs. You wouldn't think a person of her age would do that, but she does. ...