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Stories from Thursday, December 8, 2005

Let it snow (12/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Local and state highway crews were primed and ready to go for the season's first snow. Steve Lee, Sikeston's street superintendent, said he was expecting two to three inches of snow and the possibility of ice, "more of a nuisance than what you expect a winter storm to be," based on several weather forecasting resources...
Shoe program (12/08/05)
Optimist Club member Ron Creed ties the shoe of a child during the Optimist Club Shoe Program Wednesday morning. Over 300 pairs of shoes and socks will be given to students who attend the Sikeston Public Schools.
Former deputy set to appear in court today (12/08/05)
BENTON -- A former Dunklin County Sheriff's Department deputy facing charges for a home invasion attack is slated to appear before Judge David A. Dolan today. James Eric Pickard, 32, originally of Gideon, was scheduled to appear before Dolan in Scott County Circuit Court after being granted a change of venue...
Lady Bulldogs rout Chaffee in tournament (12/08/05)
CHAFFEE -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs made quick work of the Chaffee Lady Devils in the Chaffee Invitational Tournament on Wednesday. The third-seeded Lady Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead and cruised the rest of the way to a 68-36 victory against sixth-seeded Chaffee...
Heartland Wrestling wins six championships (12/08/05)
DESOTO -- The Heartland wrestling team started off the season with great success, bringing home six championships, five second place medals, seven third place medals and four fourth place finishers. Out of the 22 wrestlers competing in the tournament there were 18 that finished in the top three of their divisions. These kids wrestled very well for the first time out this year, for some it was their first tournament ever...
SHS grapplers fall to Terriers (12/08/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston wrestling team fell to Carbondale (Ill.), 63-18 on Wednesday at the Field House. Sikeston managed three victories, one of which was a forfeit. The Bulldogs' only winners on the mat were Garrett Wagoner in the 125 weight class and Chris Northern in the 189 class...
Dorothy Welshans (12/08/05)
LILBOURN -- Dorothy Faye Sherrill Welshans, 88, died Dec. 6, 2005, at her home. Born Nov. 26, 1917, in Marble Creek, daughter of the late Harry G. and Emily Ketcherside Boswell, for 45 years she was a member of the Church of God in Lilbourn where she served as a Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent. ...
Ruth Seabaugh (12/08/05)
ADVANCE - Ruth M. Seabaugh, 90, died Dec. 5, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 24, 1915, at Hornersville, daughter of the late William Andrew and Mamie Conrad Masters, she retired from the Inland Shoe Factory after 30 years of service. She was a member of the Advance United Methodist Church and Advance Order of the Eastern Star...
Rose Keene (12/08/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Rose Earline Walker Keene, 72, died Dec. 5, 2005, at her home. Born April 5, 1933, in Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lillie Walker. She was united in marriage to Julian L. Keene who preceded her in death on March 16, 1995...
Gene Hill (12/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Gene Foster Hill, 82, died at 9:33 a.m. Dec. 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 19, 1923, in Bloomfield, son of the late Claude Hill and Jessie Sifford Hill Yeakey, he had been a truck driver for 23 years for Valley Steel Corporation of St. Louis. He had also been a farmer and worked for a number of years as a supervisor for the University of Missouri Extension Division Experimental Farm south of Sikeston. He was a member of Teamster's Local Union 688 of St. Louis...
Dr. Robert Jibben (12/08/05)
DEXTER - Dr. Robert Jibben, 81, died at Dec. 8, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Audrey Whitworth (12/08/05)
POPLAR BLUFF - Audrey Whitworth died Dec. 7, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Buddy Carter (12/08/05)
NEW MADRID - Ronnie "Buddy" Carter died Dec. 8, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Lanny Presley (12/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Lanny Dale Presley, 62, died at 11 a.m. Dec. 7, 2005, at his home in rural Sikeston. Born March 29, 1943, in Granite City, Ill., son of Emily Lou Waltrip Presley of Sikeston and the late Gerald Robert Presley, he was owner and operator of J.P. Auto Sales in Cape Girardeau for 14 years and formerly owned and operated Presley's Produce in Cape Girardeau for 20 years...
Mildred Woods (12/08/05)
MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Mildred Harmon Woods, 82, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 6, 2005, at Millington Health Care Center. Born April 20, 1923, in Piggot, Ark., daughter of the late James Robert and Almo Gulley Harmon, she was a member of Bement Baptist Church and had worked as gift shop manager for Sea With Motel in Panama City, Fla., before retiring...
Looking Back 12/8 (12/08/05)
SIKESTON - A bowling alley will be opened in the basement of the Peoples Bank building Wednesday, it was announced today. Bill Robertson is the owner. --- SIKESTON - Construction of a new residence for Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Martin and children is under way on North Kingshighway...
Rather than blame, it's time to rebuild (12/08/05)
I listened with great interest this week as minority community activists from New Orleans spent a full day insulting Congress, the Bush administration and FEMA over the slow response in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The activists wanted to tell Congress firsthand that they blamed race and poverty on the slow response. And when handed ample evidence to the contrary, they ignored it. After all, truth wasn't their intent...
Your view: Stop bending (12/08/05)
Charles Dickenson's classic Christmas Story "Scrooge" in the beginning gives us the picture of what our Society will become if we continue to placate the cynic, the Atheist, and the Materialist mindset concerning any and all symbols "Christian." For 200 years and longer in America, Thanksgiving and Christmas promoted a national symbolic reverent observance of the source of all things good, God and Jesus Christ. ...
Speakout 12/8 (12/08/05)
I'd like to speak out about people getting free money over here in these United States. One reason you can't complain about it, you're just jealous 'cause you don't get no help. My son is handicapped and he needs help. We are spending a million dollars an hour in Iraq. ...