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Stories from Friday, December 17, 2004

A talk with St. Nick (12/17/04)
Five-year-old Justice Rodgers tells Santa Claus his Christmas list during a Christmas party for the Sikeston Head Start Center Thursday at the American Legion. The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, which sponsored the party, purchased more than 200 presents for the children at the center...
Bone parts found (12/17/04)
CHARLESTON - Bone fragments found by visitors at the county-maintained Oak Grove Cemetery have County Commissioners rethinking rules for selecting plots there. The pieces of bone were recently found laying on the ground and not near any freshly-dug graves, but their discovery was still somewhat disturbing...
Roundup yields 25 arrests (12/17/04)
SIKESTON -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Missouri State Highway Patrol, SEMO Drug Task Force, Scott County Sheriff's Department and the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department were out in force Thursday morning on a warrant roundup...
Gift-wrapping tips available (12/17/04)
SIKESTON -- Anyone who classifies themselves as gift-wrapping challenged, or someone who simply needs a creative boost in their wrapping techniques need not fear this holiday season. Help is available through tips from expert gift wrappers and the national "Holiday Hotline: Gift Wrap 911." More than one-third of America waits until the last minute to wrap their holiday gifts, according to Hunter Public Relations. ...
Dexter losses to Massac County in HealthSouth (12/17/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -Cape Girardeau's Show-Me Center has shown fans a lot over the years. Thursday night, fans were shown how tenacious Dexter's Lady Bearcats can be, even in a loss. Dexter had its chances in the 60-58 loss to Massac County's (Ill.) Lady Patriots...
Arlie Rister (12/17/04)
CHAFFEE - Arlie Otis Rister Jr., 72, died at 11:31 p.m. Dec. 15, 2004, at his home. Born July 7, 1932, in Chaffee, son of the late Arlie and Dora Stidham Rister Sr., he was an engineer for the Frisco Railroad and Burlington Northern Railroad in Chaffee before retiring. ...
John Butrum (12/17/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for John Butrum, 80, who died Dec. 16, 2004, will be: Todd Chapman, Casey Chapman, Sammy Burcham, Matt Butrum, Corky Butrum and Tim Chappell. Honorary pallbearers will be: Weston Riddle, Robert Hubbert, John Cohen, Wallace Nelson, Kenneth Riddle Sr. and Gary Butrum...
Susan Lee (12/17/04)
SIKESTON - Susan L. Simpson Lee, 56, died Dec. 15, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 7, 1948, in Steele, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Audrey Plummer Simpson. Her sister, Sandra Worthington of Sikeston, survives. No services are scheduled...
Mary Davis (12/17/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mary Davis, 87, who died Dec. 12, 2004, were: Billy Davis, David Davis, Dallas Caldwell, Dallas Caldwell II, Joe Murphy and Charles O'Dell.
Patricia Rhine (12/17/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Patricia Clay Rhine, 56, who died Dec. 13, 2004, were; Kyle Clay, Don Dyle, Doug Smith, Raymond Davis, Box Cato, Dustin Grimes, Scotty Mitchell and Bill Bennett...
Edward Sweet (12/17/04)
SIKESTON - Edward Sweet, 84, died at 3:05 p.m. Dec. 16, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 29, 1920, in Hardin, Ky., son of the late H.D. and Jewel Wells Sweet, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi and Scott counties. He was employed by the Bertrand Cotton Gin for 28 years and owned and operated Sweet's Trucking Company until retiring in 1980. ...
Amos Phillips (12/17/04)
CHARLESTON - Amos Phillips, 77, died at 6 a.m. Dec. 17, 2004, at The Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Births (Published 12/17) (12/17/04)
MARSTON - Ava Savat is the mother of her third son, born at 10:37 a.m. Oct. 3, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Evin Ray Savat Brown weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long. Grandparents are Sally Harris and Louis Savat...
Looking Back 12/17 (12/17/04)
ORAN - Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Tenkhoff, who have been here from his camp in California for a short visit with Mr. and Mrs. Leo Tenkhoff, left Monday. SIKESTON - Lillian Rodman, a former resident of Sikeston, has retired after 18 years as secretary to warden at the men's penitentiary in Jefferson City. ...
Your view: Tour response (12/17/04)
I was disappointed to see the article in SpeakOut on Dec. 8 regarding the Christmas Home tours. I wish the person who was so dissatisfied with the tour would have come forward and I would have gladly returned their money. I did not call SpeakOut to respond, as I believe when you have something to say, complimentary or critical, you should sign your name to it. ...
Speakout 12/17 (12/17/04)
Whoever does the Section 8 in this town needs to start checking out the people who are letting someone have these houses on Section 8. I recently moved into this town and apparently my phone number begins with 471 and a tenant's number begins with 472. ...