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Stories from Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Volunteers are needed for the Christmas season in Sikeston (12/08/04)
SIKESTON -- Anyone who's relishing the holiday spirit this year -- and has some extra time -- can put that anti-Scrooge attitude to use by volunteering to help others. Angie Branam, activity director at Sells Rest Home in Sikeston, said the facility, for one, welcomes volunteers...
Honoring the sheriff (12/08/04)
Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell talks to guests at a retirement and birthday party held in his honor Tuesday night at the Sikeston Clinton Building. Over 250 people attended the event.
Drug arrests net 19 (12/08/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Two Sikeston men are among the 19 arrested on a variety of federal firearms and drug trafficking offenses Tuesday. Abbie Crites-Leoni, assistant U.S. attorney, confirmed that Steve Lott and Michael Robinson of Sikeston were among those arrested on federal charges of felony possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon...
Bears celebrate season (12/08/04)
Madison Bond sings during the school's Christmas play Tuesday afternoon at Matthews Elementary School in Matthews. Students in kindergarten though fifth grade presented the musical, "A Teddy Bear Christmas."
County halfway through purchase (12/08/04)
BENTON - Scott County is halfway through its lease-purchase of the new jail. "We've paid on it four years and we've got four more years to go," Presiding Commissioner Martin Priggel said of jail's debt during the required annual Scott County Facilities Board meeting held during the county commission's regular meeting Tuesday. The board was formed to handle the jail's purchase financing...
Sikeston wins first game (12/08/04)
SIKESTON - The 33rd Annual Sikeston Invitational saw the home team Sikeston Bulldogs pick up their first win of the season by defeating New Madrid County Central, 58-47 on Tuesday night at the Field House. Blytheville's varsity defeated the Sikeston junior varsity in the early game, 58-21...
Area football all-staters named (12/08/04)
SIKESTON -- Caruthersville, a Class 2 state playoff semifinalist for the second straight year, topped all area teams with five all-state selections as chosen by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportcasters Association. Running back Adam Cecil, winner of the 2004 Carr Trophy which is awarded to the top player in the SEMO Conference, and receiver Plessie Ellitt were named to the first team, while receiver Kyle Hubbard, lineman Keith Floyd and lineman Tyler Fullhart were second-team choices...
Scott County Central routs Zalma (12/08/04)
MORLEY -- Scott County Central improved to 4-1 with a 103-37 win over Zalma on Tuesday. "We got the fastbreak going early and everything was working," said Scott Central coach Melvin Porter. Isaac Porter led the Braves with 27 points, while teammates Jeremy Johnson and Ray Rogers added 19 and 12, respectively...
All-state football (12/08/04)
ALL-STATE FOOTBALL Missouri High Schools CLASS 1 Offense First team QB -- Eric Humes, Weston-West Platte, Jr., 5-11, 180. RB -- Kalen Thomas, Pierce City, Sr., 5-8, 160. RB -- Adam Barber, Gower-East Buchanan, Sr., 5-11, 150. RB -- Garrett King, Orrick, Sr., 5-10, 219...
Portageville rolls past Kelly (12/08/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs racked up their second win of the young season Tuesday night by whipping the Kelly Hawks 63-46. The loss dropped the Hawks to 1-3. After an evenly-played first period when the Bulldogs led by only four at 18-14, the wheels came off for the Hawks in the second when numerous turnovers and potent scoring by Portageville put them in a deficit from which they could not recover...
Bianca Frazier (12/08/04)
MALDEN - Bianca Denae Frazier, 7, died Dec. 2, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 26, 1997, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Ricky Frazier of Milwaukee, Wis., and Gwendal Holmes of Malden. Survivors in addition to her parents include: two brothers, Tyreek Newman of Malden and Christopher Frazier of Milwaukee; one sister, Lazhaina Holmes of Malden; her paternal grandparents Mildred Davis and Louis Frazier of Milwaukee; maternal grandparents, Henry Maredith of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Lillie Mae Holmes of Parma; and her maternal great-grandmother, Maggie Holmes of Parma.. ...
Ethel Franks (12/08/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Ethel Louise Franks, 79, of Blodgett, who died Dec. 7, 2004, will be her nephews: Terry Deason, Joel Ingram, Mike Deason, Walter Deason III, Phillip Deason and Ron Deason...
Bonnie Stanfill (12/08/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Bonnie Ruth Stanfill, 74, who died Dec. 4, 2004, were: John Newell, John Farrow, Daniel Stanfill, Brian Garrett, Justin Bell, James Bell Jr., Cecil Haley III and Kevin Cash...
Ruth Steward (12/08/04)
SIKESTON - Ruth Steward, 92, died Dec. 7, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Births (Published 12/8) (12/08/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Emily Miller and Jeffrey Loomes are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 9:56 a.m. Nov. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Kenzie Suzanne Loomes weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 12/8 (12/08/04)
ORAN - Mrs. Crafton came home Sunday from St. Louis, where she had been the past few weeks with her sister, while the latter's husband was a hospital patient. SIKESTON - Sam Harbin, president of the Delta Community Concerts has announced that the association has changed the date of the first concert to Saturday, Dec. ...
Are state's Amtrak subsidies worth it? (12/08/04)
When the Missouri legislature convenes in January, it's all but certain the lawmakers will once against address the financial plight of the Amtrak service in Missouri. And it's equally as likely that the twice-daily service between St. Louis and Kansas City will once against seek tax dollars to support the deficit-ridden rail service...
Your view: Help appreciated (12/08/04)
On behalf of the New Madrid County Central basketball program and athletic department, we would like to thank the following sponsors for their contributions. Thanks for making the 10th Annual Riverbend Classic Shoot-out a great success! It would be impossible without your support...
Speakout 12/8 (12/08/04)
To the person complaining about late delivery of the mail and newspaper, we live on the east side and get our mail and newspaper late at night, too, so you're not the only one. Someone talked in SpeakOut about "Youth taught wrong lessons," where the caller talked about seeing people on corners selling drugs only in Sikeston. ...