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Stories from Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Liquor code is tightened (12/06/05)
SIKESTON -- A bill to tighten restrictions on operating hours for any business licensed to allow the consumption of liquor was approved by the Sikeston City Council as an emergency ordinance during their regular meeting Monday, making it effective immediately...
City questions train increase (12/06/05)
SIKESTON -- When it comes to Union Pacific's planned changes for rail traffic through Sikeston, the community wants to know "What's in it for us?" Questions and concerns from residents, school officials, hospital personnel and business owners in addition to city officials were presented at a public hearing held during the regular Sikeston City Council meeting Monday...
Sikeston Library is forgiving fines with toy or food donation (12/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston residents who have an overdue item can take advantage of the Sikeston Public Library's holiday spirit from now through Dec. 13 during its annual Fine Free Weeks. "In past years, we have had several hundred books returned during Fine Free Weeks," said director Sue Tangeman. "It is a win-win situation for everyone."...
DPS encourages safe Christmas (12/06/05)
SIKESTON - Accidents, such as fires and electrocutions, are especially tragic at this time of year. However, Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden said there are ways to make the holidays as safe as possible. Safety tips include: Cut a few inches off the trunk before placing the tree in water. Live trees need water, so the tree stand should be checked and refilled often...
SHS wins double OT thriller (12/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Before the season started, Sikeston head coach Gregg Holifield hinted that this year's team may play at a more frantic, up-tempo pace. If Monday's game against Osceola (Ark.) shows anything, at the least, that kind of style will be entertaining to watch...
Oran edges Scott central on free thorw with no time left (12/06/05)
CHAFFEE -- Oran edged Scott County Central 50-49 in an opening-round game of the Chaffee Invitational girls tournament on Monday. Oran's Erica Michelson hit a free throw with no time remaining for the game- winning point. Michelson led the Lady Eagles with 25 points, Wendy Eftink added 11. Scott Central's Brittney Peet paced the Bravettes with 16 and Amanda Lawless had 12...
East Prairie's Tipler named first team all-state (12/06/05)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association released its 2005 Class 1, 2 and 3 All-State teams on Monday. Two Southeast Missouri running backs, Paris Tipler of East Prairie and Kendrickus Reed of Caruthersville, were first-team Class 2 selections...
John Spencer Sr. (12/06/05)
CANALOU - Pallbearers for services held today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for John D. Spencer, 50, who died on Dec. 3, 2005, were: Wes Bye, Jim Holt, Keith Tyler, David Whitten, Todd Hartlein and Rickie Drake II. Honorary pallbearers were: Albert Meade, Cliff Hughes, Randy Pointer, Ray Uthoff, Chris Hartlein and Steve Joyce...
Donald Vancil (12/06/05)
BERNIE -- Donald Ray Vancil, 69, died Dec. 5, 2005, at Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born Dec. 25, 1935, at Campbell, son of the late Tona Ray and Elsie Pearl Palmer Vancil, he had been a farmer, worked at IXL Handle Mill, was a member of the Bibleway Association Church of Bernie, and was an evangelist...
Willard Johns (12/06/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Willard Woodrow Johns, 90, died Dec. 4, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 5, 1915, in Advance, son of the late Harry and Vallie Revelle Johns, he was a retired farmer and attended Sturdivant and Bloomfield General Baptist Churches...
Anna Wiedefeld (12/06/05)
BENTON - Anna Marie Wiedefeld, 84, died at 10 p.m. Dec. 4, 2005, at her home. Born Nov. 2, 1921, in Charleston, the daughter of the late Henry and Rosella Layton Scheffer, she was an assembly technician with Florsheim Shoe Company in Cape Girardeau until retirement in 1983. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton...
Lora Friday (12/06/05)
ESSEX - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted today at Watkins and Sons Chapel at Dexter for Lora Pauline Friday, 98, who died Dec. 2, 2005, were: Danny Hillis, Bruce Hillis, Curtis Hillis, Boyce Wooley, Dale Sexton and Bruce Duckworth.
Leo McCormick (12/06/05)
WAPPAPELLO -- Leo McCormick, 58, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 3, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 12, 1946, in Sikeston, he owned a bar in the Wappapello area. In 1974, in Sikeston, he married Betty Morris who survives of the home...
Births (Published 12/6) (12/06/05)
SIKESTON - Sandra and Greg McLard are the parents of their third child, first daughter, born at 9:50 a.m. Nov. 2, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Chloe Madison McLard weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long...
Looking Back 12/6 (12/06/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Ranny McDonough are the parents of a baby girl born Nov. 23 at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. --- ORAN - Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jansen and children, who lived in the community for two years, have moved to a farm near Kelso...
Changing channels on choices on cable (12/06/05)
Now here's an idea that should please virtually everyone. Well, maybe not the entire cable television industry but it would come as welcome news for the rest of us. There are discussions under way in Congress that would force cable television providers to allow customers to pay for only the channels they want on cable instead of forcing them to buy "packages" of channels...
Your view: Care was impressive (12/06/05)
Dear First Responders, On Nov. 18, 2005, I was a passenger in a car that was involved in an accident at Plantation and South Main. Until that time, I did not know how quickly and efficiently the Fire and Police Departments and Ambulance Crew carry out their jobs. I also did not know about a group called the First Responders, and what a wonderful service they provide for our community...
Speakout 12/6 (12/06/05)
My comments this morning are to the members or board of directors of non profit organizations and profit organizations. I want you to stop and think about your input on the board. Are you someone who's older and retired? Did you join because you are bored and didn't have anything else to do? Should you be at home and taking care of yourself instead of serving on the board? Perhaps you are serving to go to the dinners and for the prestige of it. ...