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Stories from Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Decorating for Christmas (12/07/05)
Delois Ellis, an interpreter for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, decorates the formal parlor at the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site Tuesday afternoon. The 1860 Victorian home will present the annual Candlelight Tour from 6 to 8:30 p.m. ...
Officials work to establish new protocols (12/07/05)
BENTON -- With the new Scott County Communication Center up and running, county officials are now establishing administration protocols and operating procedures. County Developer Joel Evans presented the latest draft of bylaws for the Board of Directors of the Scott County Communication Center during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Report cards available online (12/07/05)
SIKESTON -- New "report cards" about every public school and school district in the state and about the Missouri's public education system are now available on the Internet, state education officials announced today. "Parents are encouraged to access this site. By doing so, they will learn a great deal about their child's school," said Dr. Marisa Bowen, assistant superintendent of curriculum/middle grades at Sikeston R-6...
Sikeston R-6 meets standards (12/07/05)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 and surrounding school districts, with the exception of Mississippi County's two districts, met the state's minimum accreditation standards this year -- a feat that may be harder to achieve next year. Recently the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released districts' Annual Performance Reports, which are components of the state's accreditation system called the Missouri School Improvement Plan...
Bluejays soar (12/07/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs saw first hand just how talented the Charleston Bluejays are this season. In the first quarter alone, Charleston flexed every one of its muscles as they displayed an inside and outside game and the ability to play lock-down defense...
Nobody asked me but . . . (12/07/05)
Nobody asked me but...Charleston looks like a devastating team this basketball season. They seem to have everything you need in a championship team, a low-post monster in Jamarcus Williams, a dead-eye shooter in Justin Clark and a heady point guard in Shawn Sherrell...
Talented Cubs easily get past rival Advance (12/07/05)
BELL CITY - The Bell City Cubs boys basketball team defeated the Advance Hornets at home by a score of 83-66 on Tuesday night. The Cubs showed great tenacity on the boards early and outrebounded the Hornets 23-6 in the first half. Led by 5-foot-11 sophomore Nick Niemczyk and 6-10 junior Will Bogan, the Cubs raced out to a 46-31 lead at halftime...
Risco avenges earlier loss to Holcomb (12/07/05)
RISCO - The Risco Tigers boys basketball team won their first game of the year over the Holcomb Hornets at home, by a score of 73-67. Risco received some payback after the Hornets had defeated the Tigers last week in the Bernie Tournament. A big three quarter propelled the Tigers as they outscored the Hornets 29-13 to take a 57-40 lead into the fourth quarter...
Hawks claw past Portageville (12/07/05)
BENTON -- The Kelly Hawks held on to defeat the Portageville Bulldogs 56-51 on Tuesday. While holding a slim one-point advantage at 52-51, the host Hawks held the Bulldogs scoreless in the final 2 minutes, 30 seconds to clinch the victory. "We didn't have any legs," said Portageville coach Jim Bidewell, of his team's performance down the stretch. ...
Debbie Jacobs (12/07/05)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Debbie Marie Jacobs, 46, died Dec. 1, 2005, at the Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville. She was the daughter of Rosie Contreras of California and was married to Tony Jacobs who survives of the home. Other survivors include: one brother, David Figueroa of Colorado; her mother-in-law, Barbara Jacobs of New Madrid; and one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rachelle Young and Clay Young of New Madrid...
Dorothy Welshans (12/07/05)
LILBOURN - Dorothy Welshans, 88, died Dec. 6, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Cam Newlon (12/07/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Charles Camden "Cam" Newlon, 53, formerly of Charleston, died Nov. 29, 2005, at his home. Born March 5, 1953, son of the late Maurice and Florence Ree Goodin Newlon, he was a 1970 graduate of Charleston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Dwayne Williams (12/07/05)
CHARLESTON - Dwayne E. Williams, 43, died Dec. 4, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 1, 1962, in Wyatt, son of Nannie Mae Williams of Charleston and the late John Parker, since 1982 he had been a member of the Mercy Seat Baptist Church where he sang in the choir for six years...
William Hicks (12/07/05)
ESSEX - William Newton Hicks, 86, formerly of Boone, Iowa, died Dec. 5, 2005, at his home. Born July 22, 1919, in Double Springs, Ala., son of the late George Roland and Trannie Mae Ingle Hicks, he was a resident of Essex for 25 years. He was a retired operations engineer for Iowa Power and a veteran of the U.S. ...
Pete Morphis (12/07/05)
HORSESHOE BEND, Ark. -- Paul Franklin "Pete" Morphis, 72, died Dec. 4, 2005, at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla. Born Nov. 12, 1933, in Searcy County, son of the late Ottis Egbert and Lessie Leola Yancey Morphis, he was a general agent for Lincoln Life Insurance Company for 25 years, earning a CLU designation. ...
Mildred Woods (12/07/05)
MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Mildred Woods, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 6, 2005, at Millington Assisted Living in Millington. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Births (Published 12/7) (12/07/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Kevin and Christy Small are the parents of their third child, third son, born at 11:28 a.m. Nov. 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Samuel Lee Small weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Mrs. Small, daughter of June Archie Maxey and Phillip Lee Carlyle and Becky Carlyle of East Prairie, is employed with Blade's Family Hair Design...
Looking Back 12/7 (12/07/05)
SIKESTON - Melvin Kornegger, who is stationed with the Army at Tacoma, Wash., arrived home last night for a furlough visit with his parents. SIKESTON -The American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring a gift shop Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in St. Louis. The annual gift shop will be in the auditorium of Building 24...
Homeland Security funds spent foolishly (12/07/05)
The former Sept. 11 commission believes that another terrorist attack on the United States is a certainty. But they give the federal government failing grades on their preparation for what they believe is an imminent attack. At the center of their criticism is the issue I have long argued - federal funding to prepare Homeland Security has become a game of politics with every state wanting a share of the pie...
Your view: Taser thanks (12/07/05)
Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell and the staff at the Justice Center would like to say thank you to the following businesses and citizens that donated funds for the purchase of two tasers. They are non-lethal weapons to be used in self-defense, and to control uncooperative inmates or arrestees...
Speakout 12/7 (12/07/05)
Someone called SpeakOut and wanted a good recipe for sweet potato pie. Here you go. Yum, yum!! 1 3/4 cups strained mashed cooked sweet potatoes; 1 tsp. salt; 1 1/2 cups milk (I use Pet evaporated); 3 eggs; 1 cup sugar (white granulated); 1 tsp. cinnamon; 1/2 tsp. ...