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Stories from Monday, December 12, 2005

Community meal planned for Christmas (12/12/05)
SIKESTON - It was a meal several hundred Sikeston residents gave thanks for. Now, organizers of the community Christmas dinner would like to extend a Christmas blessing. Marlene Stevens and other local volunteers are planning the Christmas day dinner which will be served to those in need of a hot meal or who just want to gather together to share the holiday...
Christmas giving (12/12/05)
Cathy Boardman of Charter Communications loads toys that were donated to local charities during the Charter Toys for Tots campaign. Also pictured are Deborah Noble and Phyllis Nickens.
Consumers opting for convenience (12/12/05)
SIKESTON -- More and more holiday consumers are opting for the convenience of shopping in the privacy of their own home or office via the Internet. Nicole Kennedy of Sikeston is one of those consumers. "I like not having to deal with anybody or any of the personnel at the store," said the 23-year-old. "I can go at my own pace and time."...
SHS grapplers win one of five at Dual (12/12/05)
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston High School wrestling team competed in the First Bank Farmington Dual Meet on Saturday. As a team, Sikeston, with only eight wrestlers available, won one and lost four in dual competition. The Bulldogs defeated Herculaneum 45-24, then lost to Farmington 10-66, Parkway Central 27-54, St. Clair 27-54 and Webster Groves 24-60...
Lady 'Dogs advance to final (12/12/05)
CHAFFEE -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team advanced to the final of the Lady Devils Tournament with a 70-58 victory over the Kelly Lady Hawks on Saturday afternoon. Due to poor weather conditions on Thursday, the semifinal matchup between Sikeston and Kelly was postponed until Saturday...
Bell City edges Vianney (12/12/05)
PERRYVILLE -- The Bell City Cubs escaped the Perry Park Center with a 43-41 victory over Vianney (St. Louis) Saturday afternoon in one of several thrilling boys basketball games at the second annual Heartland Hoopfest. In the day's third contest, the Cubs' Blaine Stewart intercepted a full-court, inbounds pass with 2.3 seconds remaining in the game and ran out the clock to seal his team's fifth straight win...
Bluejays lose at buzzer (12/12/05)
PERRYVILLE -- Charleston head coach Danny Farmer talked with his boys basketball team in the locker room for nearly 30 minutes Saturday evening after the Bluejays suffered their second straight defeat within a 20-hour period. Once unbeaten at 5-0, Charleston has suddenly found itself slapped in the face with adversity...
Woodrow Glass (12/12/05)
SIKESTON - Woodrow Fleming Glass Sr., 91, died Dec. 10, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 24, 1914, in Atoka, Tenn., son of the late Luther and Maggie Black Glass, he worked for Righter Trucking Company and later became a carpenter and cabinetmaker. He designed and built the covered bridge located at Todd's Garden located just east of Sikeston...
Donald Dick (12/12/05)
RIDGELAND, Miss. -- Donald Prather Dick, 71, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Dec. 10, 2005, at Hospice Ministries. Born July 16, 1934, in Dorena, Mo., son of the late J.W. and Corine Dill Dick, before moving to Ridgeland recently he was a lifelong resident of East Prairie, graduating from East Prairie High School in 1951. ...
Audrey Whitworth (12/12/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Audrey Whitworth, who died Dec. 7, 2005, were: Guy Tower, Kim Southworth, Randy Johnson, Joe Johnson, Ronnie Johnson and Danny Johnson.
Eva Mitchell (12/12/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Eva B. Mitchell, 83, died at 7:47 a.m. Dec. 12, 2005, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Glenn Fulkerson (12/12/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Glenn Fulkerson, 89, died Dec. 10, 2005, in the Lutheran Home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield...
Delpha Eftink (12/12/05)
ORAN - Delpha K. Eftink, 87, died Dec. 10, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 23, 1918, in Portageville, daughter of the late Olive and Etta Boatwright LaFont, she was a homemaker, a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran and St. Ann Sodality...
W.P. Lee Jr. (12/12/05)
SIKESTON -- W.P. Lee Jr., 93, died at 12:40 a.m. Dec. 10, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born May 30, 1912, in Chaffee, son of the late W.P. and Nancy Jane Misplay Lee Sr., he was a retired barber of Lee's Barber Shop in Chaffee which he owned and operated. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and Trinity Gospel Church in Sikeston...
Robert LaGrand (12/12/05)
SIKESTON - Robert E. LaGrand, 72, died Dec. 10, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 2, 1933, in Sikeston, he was the son of Louise Nickens LaVigne of Sikeston and the late Lester LaGrand. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, William "Bill" LaGrand, and his stepfather, Art LaVigne...
Births (Published 12/12) (12/12/05)
SIKESTON - Brenda Brewer and Freeman Hickman Jr. are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 2:41 a.m. Nov. 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Sarah Elizabeth Hickman weighed 6 pounds and was 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are James and Rebecca Brewer...
Looking Back 12/12 (12/12/05)
SIKESTON - One of the worst epidemics of colds Sikeston has ever known in recent years has been prevalent during the past week, with half of the people in town afflicted. The schools have been hard hit, with as many as 410 children absent in one day this week...
Your view: Same old story (12/12/05)
What's wrong with calling Christmas, Christmas? We have heard in the media this year more ridiculous controversy, than ever before, about Christmas. There's a few folks whose goal is to take Christ out of Christmas. But then again, that's not so surprising. ...
Speakout 12/12 (12/12/05)
I live in Sikeston and the stuff about the holiday trees and holiday season, the merchants not saying Christmas. Well, I'd like to say our local Wal-Mart has said Merry Christmas every time I have called. Thank you Wal-Mart. I am sick of Happy Holidays. ...