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Stories from Thursday, December 15, 2005

Filing opens for area school boards (12/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Filing for school board positions began Tuesday, but many local districts have yet to receive any candidates. Two three-year terms currently held by Sikeston R-6 Board of Education president Ann Jones and vice president Julie Crader Dolan will expire in April. Both Jones and Dolan have already filed for re-election, said Board of Education secretary Rice P. Burns...
Patrol targets weekend for Project CARE (12/15/05)
POPLAR BLUFF - Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol will be out in full force this weekend with one goal in mind - to keep drivers and passengers alive. Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, said the troop's participation in the 2005 C.A.R.E. ...
Making Christmas bright (12/15/05)
Elks Lodge "Just Say No" members Jenny DeWitt, Lauren Smith and Emily Pace wrap Christmas gifts for area veterans Wednesday night at the Sikeston Elks Lodge. For over 15 years the Sikeston Elks Lodge has purchased Christmas gifts for the veterans who live in 11 nursing homes in Southeast Missouri and that are in the VA Hospital. Over 130 veterans will receive the Christmas presented starting today...
Youngster's giving spirit is kept alive through special program (12/15/05)
NEW MADRID - The spirit of a generous child lives on in a program designed to encourage others to give. For the second year, Stacy Pikey, her family and friends will promote Sydney's Santa, which will bring Christmas presents and more to needy families throughout the Bootheel. This year, however, the program has more than tripled in those involved and those whose Christmas will be a bit merrier...
Bulldog freshmen beat Kelly (12/15/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston boys freshman basketball team defeated Kelly 43 -29 on Wednesday night at the Sikeston Field House. Sikeston, now 4-1, jumped out to a 15-11 first quarter lead and never looked back as they extended the advantage to 29-16 at halftime and 32-16 heading into the fourth quarter...
Lois Hurley (12/15/05)
CHARLESTON - Lois Farmer Hurley, 82, died at 10:23 p.m. Dec. 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 20, 1933, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Cordia L. Sutherland Farmer, she had lived her entire life in Mississippi County. She was a member of the Charleston United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women, and was a 50-...
Thelma Toombs (12/15/05)
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...
Teresa Staten (12/15/05)
MERCER, Tenn. -- Teresa Sawyer Staten, 49, died Dec. 10, 2005, at her home in Mercer. Born June 26, 1956, daughter of Larry and Florene Overton Sipes of Mercer, she was a dance teacher at Kinder Creations Dance. Survivors include: a special friend, Michael Gasaway of Harlingen, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Marvin Glenn and Leslie Ferrell III of Benton, Mo.; one daughter, Tracy Ilene Staten of Memphis; one brother, Larry Sipes Jr. ...
Elmer Kernell Sr. (12/15/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services for Elmer L. Kernell Sr., 84, who died Dec. 13, 2005, will be: Elmer L. Kernell Jr., Timothy W. Kernell, Jerry Pullen, Denny Ackmann, Louis Ackmann and Charlie Sitzes. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Larry Fraser officiating...
John Darby Jr. (12/15/05)
CHAFFEE -- John Darby Jr., 75, died Dec. 15, 2005, at his home in Chaffee. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Richard Jones (12/15/05)
LILBOURN - Richard Jones, 74, died Dec. 12, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 11, 1931, to the late W.M. Richard and Eva Mae Langley Jones, he was a retired veteran and a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Lilbourn...
Births (Published 12/15) (12/15/05)
CHAFFEE - Tammy and Grayson Glueck are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 10:11 p.m. Nov. 5, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace at Cape Girardeau. Eli Matthew Glueck weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long...
Looking Back 12/15 (12/15/05)
SIKESTON - S. Sgt. Judson Boardman, in service three and a half years, has advised his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Judson Boardman, that he is en route to Jefferson Barracks. VANDUSER - Junior Glick, from Boy Scout Troop 48 of Vanduser, was the 6,000th boy registered this year in Southeast Missouri...
Report fails to find cure for Medicaid (12/15/05)
Missouri's new Medicaid Reform Commission is considering a draft report today that will make recommendations on Medicaid changes in our state. At the core of their recommendations is the single issue this newspaper has so long-discussed - personal responsibility. But as we have preached for years, it's impossible to mandate personal responsibility. That doesn't mean you don't try however...
Your view: Candidate needed (12/15/05)
Re: "New" North New Madrid County School District I feel the citizens of our community and the rest of West Township want a quality education for our youth. I feel the best way to achieve that goal is to have a school district in north New Madrid County. In absence of that, we need more citizen involvement from West and Big Prairie townships...
Speakout 12/15 (12/15/05)
As I was watching and listening to the World News, my heart ached with pain when I heard they was replacing Merry Christmas with Season Greetings on the White House Christmas Cards that they were making out. I can live and deal with the Iraq War. But, when they start taking Christ out of everything, that's another story. ...