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Stories from Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Southeast Missouri priority road routes (12/21/04)
SIKESTON -- Roadways receiving priority in the Southeast Missouri region include Interstates 55, 57 and 155 along with Routes 60, 67, 412, 160 and portions of 51 and 74. Second priority roadways include Routes 8, 25, 32, 34, 47, 49, 51, 53, 61, 62, 72, 74, 75, 77, 80, 91, 102, 105, 108, 114, 142, 143, 153, 158, 162, 164, 177 and heavily traveled lettered routes...
Sikeston man remembers Leopoldville Disaster (12/21/04)
SIKESTON - Sixty years ago on Christmas Eve, allied forces suffered one of the worst naval disasters of World War II. This November, Gerald Howard of Sikeston joined other survivors and families of the disaster's victims at Arlington National Cemetery for a special tribute. Sponsored by the White House Commission on Remembrance, it honored the soldiers of the 66th Infantry Division who died in what is now called the Leopoldville Disaster...
Brrrr! (12/21/04)
Eddie Mhoon holds his hood down on his head Monday morning as he fights the windy and cold conditions outside. The U.S. Weather Service at Paducah is warning of more cold weather in the area with an arctic cold front to move south across the region late tonight and early Wednesday...
MoDOT working to prepare roads for first snow of winter (12/21/04)
SIKESTON -- Sharp, cold weather has arrived just in time for the first day of winter -- and the holiday season. Forecasts of snow tonight and Wednesday have officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation preparing for the first snow of the season...
Accidents already under way (12/21/04)
BENTON -- Patches of black ice had motorists slipping and sliding all over the roadways in Scott County early today. "They're all over the place," noted dispatcher Kelly Baker about the accidents. "That's where are deputies are right now." According to the Scott County Sheriff's Department, several one-vehicle accidents with minor injuries were reported in the county...
Heartland wrestlers fare well at St. Ann (12/21/04)
SIKESTON - In just their second season competing, the Heartland Wrestling Club is making a very good name for itself. The team traveled to St. Ann Dec. 11 to the ABC Invitational wrestling against some great competition. "Our kids are wrestling so well right now that I look forward to a productive season," said coach Dan Ruby. "We had some of the best matches of the tournament."...
Joyce Summers (12/21/04)
DEXTER - Joyce Darnell Summers, 71, died Dec. 21, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 29, 1933, at Dell, Ark., daughter of the late J.B. and Ora Lee Elder Summers, she was a member of Gospel Assembly Church in Dexter and was employed by the Elder Manufacturing Company for 47 years...
Joan Hutchason (12/21/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Joan Krauss Hutchason, 63, died at 10:10 a.m. Dec. 20, 2004, at her home. Born July 2, 1941, near Bertrand, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Lillian Beatrice Winders Krauss. A lifelong resident of Mississippi County, she was a member of the Dorena Baptist Church...
Harris - Dirnberger (12/21/04)
ORAN -- Karen Rene Stanley Harris and Robert "Shane" Dirnberger have announced their engagement. A 1985 graduate of Oran High School, the future bride is the daughter of George and Margaret Stanley of Morley. She works for Galaxy Cablevision in Sikeston...
Looking Back 12/21 (12/21/04)
MORLEY - Pfc. Evan G. Andrews is home on furlough visiting his wife who lives in Sikeston and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Andrews of Morley. Pfc. Andrews is now stationed at Camp McCall, N.C. SIKESTON - G. Harry Dover, one of the few remaining charter members of the Kiwanis Club, who is leaving Dec. 20 with Mrs. Dover to live in Florida, was presented with a "going-away gift" last night by Harold Hull, president of the club...
Americans ringing in holiday season (12/21/04)
I had the distinct pleasure Saturday afternoon of spending some quality Christmas shopping time with every other human on the face of the earth - or so it seemed. If the economy is currently in a lull, you most certainly could not tell it from the masses who managed to pick the exact time and place where I was located. In short, the dollars were flowing freely...
Speakout 12/21 (12/21/04)
I recently got a Bill Ferrell "Have You Hugged Your Kids Today" bumper sticker. I want to comment on another bumper sticker, "No Farmer, No Food." That is a belligerent lie. It's more like "No Farmers, No Lives." The Sikeston Fraternal Order of Eagles has been a part of this community for more than 30 years. ...