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Stories from Friday, November 25, 2005

Let the holiday shopping begin (11/25/05)
SIKESTON - Turkey, football and pumpkin pie aren't the only Thanksgiving traditions for some families. Several choose to extend their holiday to the early hours of the day after Thanksgiving and to get a head start on another holiday: Christmas. Patti Rulo of Sikeston is one example of these die-hard shoppers. "Last year was the first year I've missed in a long time," she said. "It's a tradition."...
Barbies and video games No. 1 toys for girls, boys (11/25/05)
SIKESTON -- A national survey says Barbie and video games are the top toys for girls and boys this holiday season, and local retailers admit they're finding similar trends. "Barbie is a classic. They always come up with different things to add to Barbie," said Mildred Wilson, co-owner of Ole Man Wilson's Rock Bottom Prices in Sikeston...
Four Milwaukee residents killed on way to Thanksgiving gathering (11/25/05)
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Four Milwaukee residents traveling from Wisconsin to Mississippi to spend Thanksgiving with friends died when their vehicle crashed into a tractor-trailer nearly head-on in southeastern Missouri, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. The accident occurred at 10:46 a.m. Wednesday near Portageville on Interstate 55, according to the Highway Patrol in Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Bids opened for voting machines (11/25/05)
CHARLESTON -- The infamous hanging chads are going to end up costing Mississippi County taxpayers several thousand dollars. Bids for voting machines were opened during the regular County Commission meeting conducted Wednesday instead of Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday...
Fantasy Forecast: Week 12 (11/25/05)
Hopefully you find yourself reading this column one day removed from a feast, sitting back in a recliner, while the ladies of the house are scattered throughout department stores throughout the heartland. Week 12 is a week that offered some logistical problems for me, as my column runs on Fridays. ...
SHS J.V. upsets Blytheville (11/25/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston junior varsity boys basketball team advanced to the finals of the Notre Dame J.V. Tournament with a 53-47 victory against a talented Blytheville team at Notre Dame Regional High School. Sikeston plays Notre Dame today at 3:30 p.m. for the championship...
Lena Hicks (11/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Lena Hicks, 74, died Nov. 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Charlene Armes (11/25/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Charlene E. Armes, 86, died Nov. 23, 2005, in the Oakdale Care Center. Born Feb. 20, 1919, at Dexter, daughter of the late John Webb and Zelia Barham Baker, she was a homemaker and a member of the Essex Missionary Baptist Church. On Dec. 25, 1937, at Dexter, she married George Wilbur Armes who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1986...
Louis Christopher (11/25/05)
LILBOURN -- Louis Edward Christopher, 91, died Nov. 23, 2005, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born Sept. 12, 1914, in Lilbourn, son of the late J.C. and Katie Clendon Christopher, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II, a member of the Church of God in Lilbourn and had been owner and operator of Christopher Station in Lilbourn before retiring...
Macie Dunn (11/25/05)
ADVANCE -- Macie Dunn, 87, died at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 23, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 27, 1918, in Lake County, Tenn., daughter of the late Maud and Isabell Barber Andrews, she was a homemaker, had worked as a certified nurse's assistant at Bell City Nursing Home, and attended the Bell City General Baptist Church...
Virginia Hopgood (11/25/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Virginia Hopgood, 77, died Nov. 24, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Carroll Robertson (11/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Carroll Robertson, 91, who died Nov. 20, 2005, will be: Larry Floyd, J.D. Moore, John Trinka, Jerry Bryant, Gene Stroud and Chester Kordahl. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Looking Back 11/25 (11/25/05)
SIKESTON - A pair of lifelong sweethearts, Judge and Mrs. Frank H. Smith, relived their 50 years of married life Tuesday as friends and relatives gathered to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. SIKESTON - Southwestern Bell and its employees who are affiliated with the Communication Workers of America Local 6513 held a celebration Wednesday at the telephone company in closing their 1965 United Fund drive with 100 percent participation...
Your view: 65 percent mandate (11/25/05)
Dear Senator Crowell, Thank you for the information on the 65 percent mandate. I was aware of the possible push by the Governor's Office a couple of months ago. I was not then, nor am I now, supportive of such a mandate. There are several issues with this mandate that make it harmful to schools and the children of this district. ...
Speakout 11/25 (11/25/05)
This message is to our editor, Mike Jensen, in regards to your editorial on the meth problem. I agree there should be a solution to the growing epidemic of meth use. But what you need to realize is that awareness is vital in prevention. Just because you assume that everyone is given the same knowledge as you, doesn't necessarily mean they really do. ...