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Stories from Sunday, November 27, 2005

County's best weaves way on to Web site (11/27/05)
BENTON -- Do you know the best place in Scott County for holiday gift shopping? Scott County Developer Joel Evans is looking for your input for "Scott County's Best," a new feature on the Scott County Web site. "This interactive survey allows viewers to help give those who are doing a good job the recognition they deserve," Evans said...
Kewanee man dies in crash (11/27/05)
KEWANEE -- A Kewanee man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Friday. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, the accident happened at about 3:55 p.m. on New Madrid County Route W, 6.5 miles west of Kewanee when the westbound vehicle driven by Lonnie Jones, 56, ran off the roadway and overturned...
Houses decorated for holidays will benefit the Sikeston Depot (11/27/05)
SIKESTON - Ready to get in the holiday spirit? The Fifth Annual Sikeston Depot Christmas Home Tours are scheduled for Dec. 4, and organizers assure that touring the four lavishly decorated homes on this year's tour will be just what you need to kickoff the holiday season...
Reward offered to help solve two-year-old crime (11/27/05)
NEW MADRID - Real life criminal mysteries aren't as easy to solve as those tackled each week on television shows. Rather than wrapping up the crime in 60 minutes, the Missouri Highway Patrol is still searching for the solution in a hit-and-run which occurred nearly two years ago...
NMCC, Bell City fall at Riverbend (11/27/05)
NEW MADRID - The 11th annual Riverbend Classic tipped off on Friday night at the New Madrid County Central High School and featured some top high school basketball teams. In the first game of the evening, the host Eagles lost to Memphis Central by a score of 63-53...
SHS junior varsity wins Notre Dame tournament (11/27/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston junior varsity basketball team defeated Notre Dame's J.V. 53-49 to take first place in the Notre Dame Junior Varsity Invitational Tournament on Friday. The Bulldogs fell behind early, trailing 9-4 after one quarter, but they battled back to knot the score at 17-17 by halftime...
Kimball signs with Arkansas State (11/27/05)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Arkansas State head baseball coach Keith Kessinger announced the signing of Missouri native Jordan Kimball to a national letter of intent on Wednesday afternoon during the early signing period. "Jordan is an outstanding high school shortstop and pitcher who we are excited about his future here at ASU," Kessinger said. ...
The 2005 All-Standard Democrat Football Dream Team (11/27/05)
GRANT RESSEL K 6-2, 150, Jr. Ressel's foot accounted for 34 points for the 6-4 Indians with 28 PATs and two field goals. PARIS TIPLER RB 5-9, 190, Jr. Tipler combined speed and power to finish as the area's second leading rusher with 1,759 yards for an area-best 10.9 yards-per-carry average. He also was the top scorer with 194 points on 31 TDs, six PATs and a 2-point conversion run...
Former Sikeston resident is named ATCA interim president (11/27/05)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A former Sikeston resident will lead the Air Traffic Control Association. Garland "Cas" Castleberry was appointed to lead the association as interim president. The appointment was announced by ATCA Chairman Lawrence Fortier. Castleberry, a career-long member and former chairman of ATCA, joins ATCA as president after serving in the military, federal government and private sector. He replaces Paul Bollinger Jr., ATCA president from 2003 through 2005...
Lil-Bulldogs grand opening (11/27/05)
Margaret Thatch cuts the grand opening ribbon for Lil-Bulldogs Child Care Center. Lil-Bulldogs Child Care Center is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week day care located at 307 N. Prairie. Pictured are members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, children of the center and Teletia Barnett, director of the day care...
Busines briefase 11/27 (11/27/05)
SIKESTON - Jamie Pell Sander was nominated by her colleagues as "Employee of the Quarter" at Bootheel Counseling Services. In naming Sander to the honor she was cited for her leadership, organization, dedication and dependability. Sander has been with the agency for five years and has served as targeted case manager supervisor. Just recently she was promoted to director of Children's Services...
Emerald Tours is a Southeast Missouri gem for travelers (11/27/05)
BLOOMFIELD - From his pickup truck, he watched the bus pull into the parking lot then gave the bus driver a wave. Ready to leave the driving to someone else, he boarded Emerald Tours' bus heading to Metropolis, one of many trips offered through the new Southeast Missouri business...
Lena Hicks (11/27/05)
SIKESTON - Lena Hicks, 74, died Nov. 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 22, 1931, in Birds Corner to the late Jim and Charlotte Grace Brannon, she was employed by Shuffitts Nursing Home, El-Capri Motel and Joel Montgomery. She was a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Virginia Hopgood (11/27/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Virginia Hopgood, 77, died at 1:15 p.m. Nov. 24, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 12, 1927, at Newlton, La., daughter of the late Hogan and Junie Tiner Thatcher, she lived most of her life in East Prairie where she was a retired cashier and manager of the First Bank of East Prairie and a member of the Church of Christ...
Margaret L. Fisher (11/27/05)
DEXTER -- Margaret L. Fisher, 87, died Nov. 23, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 12, 1918, in Sikeston to the late William M. Fisher and Carrie Wilson Fisher, she was a longtime member of and served as a Sunday school teacher at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. She retired after 43 years of service with Southwestern Bell in Sikeston and St. Louis...
Vicki Renfro (11/27/05)
BENTON -- Vicki Lynn Renfro, 50, died Nov. 23, 2005, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 5, 1955, at Dexter to Audy Page of Chaffee and the late Lynn Pry, she was a 1973 graduate of Bloomfield High School and employed at Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Cape Girardeau...
Julia Harris (11/27/05)
SIKESTON -- Julia Harris, 76, died Nov. 26, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Lonnie Jones (11/27/05)
KEWANEE -- Lonnie Jones, 56, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 25, 2005. He was born Aug. 9, 1949, in Kennett, one of three children born to Fern Jones Botsch of Bernie and the late Wallace Jones. He was a member of the Kewanee United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities...
Dale Reeves (11/27/05)
KELSO -- Dale Vincent Reeves, 82, died Nov. 24, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1923, in Illmo, son of the late Luther Lelander and Martha Marie Davis Reeves, he was owner of Dale V. Reeves Painting Co. A veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. ...
Births (Published 11/27) (11/27/05)
SIKESTON - Jennifer and Matthew Tarrants are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 5:02 a.m. Oct. 15, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Traiton John Michael Tarrants weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 inches long...
Williams - Mayes (11/27/05)
Williams- Mayes CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico -- Betsy Ann Williams and William Keith Mayes Jr. were united in marriage during a 6 p.m. ceremony Sept. 3, 2005, at the Hacienda del Mar Chapel in Cabo San Lucas. The double-ring ceremony was performed by Dr. Navas Young and the Honorable Maria Luisa Gonzales Castro...
Hornback - Branion (11/27/05)
SIKESTON -- Kathryn Lynne Hornback and Andrew Branion were united in marriage on Oct. 22, 2005. The outdoor candlelight ceremony was performed by Betty Ware beneath an arch decorated with fall-colored flowers by the lake at the Sikeston Complex. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Debbie Hornback of Sikeston, and the bridegroom is the son of Pearllean McCauley of Sikeston and the late Michael Branion...
Hughes - Thacker (11/27/05)
NEW MADRID -- Carrie Beth Hughes and Joshua Allen Daniel Thacker were united in marriage during a 2 p.m. ceremony June 25, 2005, at the Hunter Dawson Home in New Madrid. The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Revs. E.J. McDougall and Troy Wickett...
Hernandez - Turner (11/27/05)
SHAWNEE, Kan. -- Albert and Mayling Hernandez have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Leigh, to Christopher Paul Turner, son of Jeff Turner and Debbie Buchanan, both of Sikeston, Mo. A 2002 graduate of Shawnee Northwest High School, the future bride expects to graduate in May 2006 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City...
Celebration planned (11/27/05)
BLODGETT -- Family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hart are invited to attend a 50th wedding anniversary celebration in honor of the couple from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 at the First Baptist Church in Blodgett. The couple were married Dec. 2, 1955. They have three sons and daughters-...
Looking Back 11/27 (11/27/05)
SIKESTON - A site in the Crowe Addition opposite of the John Reiss farm has been selected as the preferred location for the memorial baseball project which Sikeston baseball men hope to build there soon. SIKESTON - Last night high winds and funnel clouds caused heavy damage in numerous communities in Southeast Missouri. Funnel clouds are reported to have dipped down in several places to rip up high line poles and trees, blocking roads and blowing cotton wagons from their sheds...
Capital punishment remains a deterrent (11/27/05)
There will never be universal agreement on the death penalty in the United States. In fact, the emergence of DNA technology has increased the debate since a handful of death row inmates have been proven innocent. Although a substantial majority of Americans continue to favor capital punishment, the support is less than it was a decade ago...
Speakout 11/27 (11/27/05)
I read an article in a local paper where the prosecuting attorney of Mississippi County got permission from the county commissioners to call a grand jury to investigate several cases including the missing funds from the Detention Center. Could you please tell me why the grand jury has not been called yet and whose job it is to call a grand jury? As a taxpayer and a citizen of Mississippi County, I would like to know where the money went, and what the hold up is in getting the jury started...