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Stories from Wednesday, December 14, 2005

R-6 School Board: Safety systems evaluated (12/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Should a disaster occur in the area, Sikeston R-6 officials want to ensure their lines of communication remain open. In providing the annual school safety report, superintendent Steve Borgsmiller, who also serves as the district's safety coordinator, said one of the goals this year is to evaluate the emergency communication system available in the event of a natural or manmade disaster...
Christmas sing-a-long (12/14/05)
Harry Howard rehearses Tuesday for the fourth annual Community Christmas Sing-A-Long at Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church. A rehearsal will be held at noon Saturday. Soloists and other singers are still needed. An important part of rehearsals will be practicing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah. The event will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church...
Scott County: Promotion items are set to be distributed (12/14/05)
BENTON -- Postcards and posters promoting Scott County and its Web site will begin appearing around the county. County Developer Joel Evans advised County Commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday that almost all of the promotional items purchased with grant money have been received and are ready for distribution...
Big, tall trees are preferrred by many (12/14/05)
SIKESTON -- When it comes to purchasing real Christmas trees, consumers like them big and tall this season. "The Christmas tree is the center piece," said Joannie Smith, who owns River Ridge Christmas Tree Farm in Commerce with her husband, Jerry. "There's nothing like a tree you can look up to and be amazed by the lights and all the ornaments on it. It's just your holiday centerpiece."...
Police officers will now carry standard weapons (12/14/05)
MINER -- Miner's police officers will now carry standardized weapons issued by the city. Board members approved the purchase of three .40 caliber model 22 Glock semi-automatic pistols with night sights at an estimated cost of about $450 each during the regular Miner Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday along with the new policy of issuing weapons to officers...
DPS to increase traffic enforcement (12/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Due to the increased traffic brought on by the holiday season, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety will heighten its traffic enforcement areas in and around the city over the next several weeks. According to DPS Director Drew Juden, the department will conduct some checkpoints in the community with most centered in and around the main points of entrance to and exits from the city. ...
Lady 'Dogs win thriller (12/14/05)
CHAFFEE - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team won a thriller on Tuesday night at Chaffee, in the Lady Devils Tournament finals against Delta by a score of 46-44. The tournament championship is the second title in three years at Chaffee for the Lady Bulldogs. Both victories came against the Lady Bobcats from Delta...
SHS eases past knights (12/14/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs improved to 4-2 on the season with a 73 -54 win against Farmington on Tuesday at the Field House. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak to Farmington as the Bulldogs head into a huge SEMO Conference and district matchup at Notre Dame on Friday at 6 p.m...
Nobody asked me but . . . (12/14/05)
Nobody asked me but...the Dexter basketball team is still winless, but their schedule is a murderers' row of opponents to start a season. Charleston, Sikeston, Notre Dame, Jackson and Twin Rivers have been the teams out of the gate for the Bearcats. Next up, defending Class 5 champs Poplar Bluff...
Taylor is named to All-State first team (12/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Several members of Sikeston's district champion soccer team were honored with postseason recognition. While many individual accolades were garnered by the Bulldogs, the team also reached new heights. Sikeston, following up its first district championship in 2004 with another in 2005, finished the season ranked No. 10 -- equaling its loftiest-ever ranking in '04 -- in the Class 2 soccer poll with a 13-11 record...
Clarkton beats Risco in first round of Reindeer Classic (12/14/05)
CLARKTON - The Risco Tigers basketball team lost in the first round of the Clarkton Christmas Tournament to the host school, 81-66. Clarkton led 33-29 at halftime and Risco head coach Brandon Blankenship was happy with his team's effort in the first half...
NMCC turnovers too costly in loss to Notre Dame (12/14/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Two deans of Southeast Missouri coaching ranks, Lennies McFerren and Paul Hale, led their teams to battle in a SEMO Conference matchup on Tuesday. Hale's Notre Dame Bulldogs prevailed with a 55-41 win over McFerren's New Madrid County Central Eagles...
Dexter loses close game to Royals in OT (12/14/05)
DEXTER -- Everyone expected Twin Rivers' Michael Lance to have a big game against the Dexter Bearcats, but no one could have anticipated the exploits of his teammate, Kade McBroom. In a game filled with great individual efforts, it was McBroom's seven 3-...
Peggy Shannon (12/14/05)
SIKESTON - Peggy Jean Shannon, 42, died Dec. 8, 2005, as the result of an automobile accident on Interstate 57, near Charleston. Born Sept. 14, 1963, in Memphis, Tenn., daughter of Tom Moore Jr. of Lilbourn and Earlene Moore of New Madrid, she was a 1961 graduate of Melrose High School in Memphis and had lived in Missouri for over 14 years. ...
Thelma Toombs (12/14/05)
SIKESTON - Thelma Toombs, 77, formerly of Parma, died Dec. 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 30, 1928, in Michigan, daughter of the late Thomas and Esther Babcock Tharp, she had attended Murray Lane Baptist Church. In 1954, in Tupelo, Miss., she married Claude Charles Toombs, who preceded her in death in 1960...
Daniel Shelton (12/14/05)
SIKESTON - Daniel Edward Shelton, 48, died at 11:15 p.m. Dec. 12, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 16, 1957, at St. Charles, Ill., he was the son of Marvin Wilbur and Barbara Ann Henriksen Shelton of Sikeston. In addition to his parents, survivors include: two brothers, Darryl Shelton of Sikeston and Melville Dan Brown of Florida; two nieces, Jacquelyn Burton and Maggie Burns of Sikeston; one nephew, Adam Burns of Sikeston; and one brother-in-law, Lenny Burns of Sikeston...
Elmer Kernell Sr. (12/14/05)
SIKESTON - Elmer L. Kernell Sr., 84, died at 3:05 a.m. Dec. 13, 2005, at his home. Born Nov. 23, 1921, in Morley, to the late L.W. and Ethel Lillian Holmes Kernell, he served in the United States Army during World War II in the 84th infantry division, "the Railsplitters," was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge in Germany and received a Purple Heart, EAME ribbon with two Bronze Stars, overseas service bar, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman and Expert Infantryman Badges and award for Patriotic Service. ...
Richard Jones (12/14/05)
NEW MADRID - Richard Jones, 74, died Dec. 12, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Richards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Bub Milam (12/14/05)
TAMMS, Ill. - Blaine "Bub" Milam Sr., 46, died at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 12, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born July 20, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, son of Glenda Brock Milam of Benton, Mo., and the late Robert "Bill" Milam, he was a construction laborer and a member of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church...
Woodrow Glass (12/14/05)
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 was a veteran of the United States Navy. He later became a master carpenter and cabinetmaker. He designed and built the covered bridge located at Todd's Garden located just east of Sikeston...
Olian Pigg Sr. (12/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Olian Lee Pigg Sr., who died Dec. 9, 2005, were: Donnie Nance, James Nance, Shawn Hicks, Steven Pigg, William Adams and Keith Oldenkamp. Honorary pallbearers were: Bill Nance and John Ralph...
Princessa Triplett (12/14/05)
GRAY RIDGE - Princessa Lee Triplett, 20, died Nov. 20, 2005, in a vehicular accident in Spokane, Wash. Born July, 28, 1985, the daughter of Doug Triplett of Essex and Jackie Gonzales of Lake Mary, Fla., she was a veteran of the current War on Terrorism in Iraq...
Lue Hamilton (12/14/05)
CHARLESTON -- Lue Bertha Hamilton, 88, died at 11:50 p.m. Dec. 12, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 7, 1917, in Holly Grove, Ark., daughter of the late George Snell and Elizabeth Clemons, she had lived in Missouri for over 50 years and was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church where she served as an usher...
Rebecca Reeves (12/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Rebecca Clarissa Reeves, 34, beloved daughter of Suzanne and Bill Burch, entered into rest Monday Dec. 12, 2005, at her home in Sikeston. Born Aug. 10, 1971, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Suzanne Bowling Burch and the late Joseph David Reeves...
Emma Richter (12/14/05)
SIKESTON - Emma M. Richter, 92, died Dec. 11, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born April 5, 1913, in Portageville, daughter of the late George and Eva Harris Lile, she retired after 30 years of service from Oline Masterson and attended East Side Church of the Nazarene...
Looking Back 12/14 (12/14/05)
SIKESTON - V. Ward, Sikeston realtor, has patented a railroad and farm gate, which automatically opens as a vehicle approaches the gate and closes as either vehicle drives through. --- SIKESTON - Chris L. Francis, who has retired after 33 years employment at the Sikeston Post Office, was honored last night with a banquet at the Dunn Hotel...
Health report fails to stress stress (12/14/05)
Every year around this time - just in time for the holidays, I suspect - the National Center for Health Statistics issues the national health report card. This yearly number-crunching gives us a glimpse at our health status but also adds the routine holiday warnings against eating too much and drinking too much. Weight and alcohol, it seems, are two major factors that impact our health, as if that's a surprise announcement...
Speakout 12/14 (12/14/05)
This is to insurance companies. It is not right for companies to send customers who have wrecked their cars to body shops that you people are telling them to. I wrecked my car and was going to take it to a body shop and the told me I had to take it to another one that was their preferred shop or they wouldn't warranty the work. ...