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Stories from Sunday, December 18, 2005

Storage unit destroyed in fire (12/18/05)
MOREHOUSE -- A state fire marshal was called in after a Morehouse storage unit was destroyed in a weekend blaze. According to Morehouse Police Chief Jack Hays, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a fire at a storage unit located behind Front Street Market in Morehouse...
What's in a gift? Local teachers refelct on gift-giving trends (12/18/05)
SIKESTON -- From the elaborate such as a cut glass bowl to the simple like a homemade ornament, third grade teacher Marlys Smith said she cherishes every gift she receives from her students each Christmas. "The first gift (from a student) I remember was from a little boy with a pretty bad speech impediment," Smith said. "When I got my gift, it said 'To Mrs. Mint.' I guess that's all his mother ever heard, and she thought my last name was Mint."...
Emergency officials pitch regional concept (12/18/05)
SIKESTON -- SEMA may make an exception for Southeast Missouri when it comes to designating areas for distributing Homeland Security funds. Duane R. Nichols, deputy director of the State Emergency Management Agency, and Paul H. Fennewald, Homeland Security coordinator for the state, met with local emergency response officials Friday at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center to discuss the proposed regionalization concept for Homeland Security grant funding to streamline the application process.. ...
Tigers hold off Gideon for fifth (12/18/05)
CLARKTON - The Risco boys basketball team won the consolation game in the Reindeer Holiday Tournament over the Gideon Bulldogs 54-52, in an overtime thriller. With the contest tied at 52 with five seconds left in overtime, senior guard Brice Earnheart calmly sank two free-throws to win the game for the Tigers...
Rebels enter Christmas break with win (12/18/05)
ESSEX - The Richland Rebels boys basketball team notched a big victory at home on Friday night, as they defeated the East Prairie Eagles 65-57. The Rebels played a solid game at both ends of the floor and used some hot shooting from the foul line, to take down the Eagles. As a team, Richland shot 96 percent from the charity stripe, making 22 of 23 attempts. Sophomore Matt Ritch led the way for the Rebels draining all of his 13 attempts from the line...
Bluejays knock out Tigers with early lead (12/18/05)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays delivered an early knockout blow and never looked back in a 74-42 SEMO Conference win over the Caruthersville Tigers on Friday. "We wanted to come out and play a good game and get ready for the (seMissourian) Christmas Tournament," said Charleston coach Danny Farmer. "Play with a lot of intensity and turn our defense up."...
SHS is top dog (12/18/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs used balanced scoring and superior free throw shooting to defeat conference and district rival Notre Dame, 83-61, on Friday night at Notre Dame Regional High School. It was the big win Sikeston needed heading into Christmas break. The Bulldogs won't play again until Jan. 3 when they travel to Caruthersville...
Tri-AMP planning for ADDY awards (12/18/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Tri-State Advertising and Marketing Professionals have issued a call for entries for their 2005 ADDY Awards competition. The Tri-State Advertising and Marketing Professionals ADDY Awards Competition is sponsored by the Tri-State Advertising and Marketing Professionals, a member association of the American Advertising Federation, comprised of advertising and media professionals...
Student volunteers helping to get word out about Sikeston, Miner (12/18/05)
Recently the Sikeston and Miner Convention & Visitors Bureau held another "Visitors Guide Packet" stuffing frenzy. Each year the CVB mails out over 20,000 "Visitors Guide Packets" to interested persons who have filled out address cards and submitted them to the advertisement agencies where our ads are placed. The only way the CVB can fulfill these requests is by recruiting volunteers...
Making it big as Two Men and a Pig (12/18/05)
SIKESTON - It's a business born from barbecue. Terry McKinnie began barbecuing as part of his grocery business, McKinnie's Bestway. There he would turn out hamburgers, pork steaks and other barbecue favorites. As the business demands grew, he was joined around the barbecue pit by Mike Eckles. Together they filled the demand for barbecue through the grocery store, located at 1056 N. Kingshighway...
Joyce Beasley O'Guin (12/18/05)
CHARLESTON - Joyce E. Beasley O'Guin, 66, died at 5 p.m. Dec. 16, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 22, 1939, in Bertrand, to the late Harvey Lee and Lillie Mae McKinley Jobe, she had lived most of her life in Bertrand and was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Bertrand...
Sylvia Bess (12/18/05)
MALDEN - Sylvia Marie Bess, 93, died Dec. 16, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 11, 1912, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late William Henry and Melissa Elizabeth "Lizzie" Rose Huggins, she was a homemaker and had worked as a Receptionist for an Optometry office. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Malden, the Malden Business Professional Women's Club and a 65 year member of the Eastern Star...
O.V. Peet Jr. (12/18/05)
CHICAGO, Ill. - O.V. Peet Jr., 71, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 14, 2005, in Chicago. Born Feb. 21, 1934, in Stanton, Tenn., he was the son of L.D. Newsome of Fort Worth, Texas and the late Walter Jack Newsome. On April 12, 1952, he was united in marriage to Doris Betty Davis Harris, who survives of Haywood City...
Dorthey Foster (12/18/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Dorthey Aline Foster, 79, died Dec. 15, 2005, at her home. Born Nov. 15, 1926, in Catron, daughter of the late Amos Lee and Emma Leona Taylor Helms, she had spent most of her life in Bloomfield and was of the Assembly of God belief. On Dec. 11, 1955, she married Harold Foster who survives of the home...
Joe Sturgeon (12/18/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Joe Howard Sturgeon, 65, died at 7 a.m. Dec. 16, 2005, at his home. Born April 18, 1940, in Malden, son of the late Alfred Cleo and Helen Bowman Sturgeon, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life, where he was a retired farmer and construction worker. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and a former member of the East Prairie Jaycees...
Vera Laws (12/18/05)
TRAFAGAR, Ind. - Vera M. Laws, 77, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 15, 2005, in Trafagar. Born March 19, 1928, in Steele, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Edna Emerson King. On Jan. 26, 1944, in Portageville, she married William "Son" Laws, who preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1982...
Marion Smith (12/18/05)
PUXICO - Marion Wilbert Smith, 72, died Dec. 16, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Center. Born June 29, 1933, in Neelyville, son of the late Charles and Bertha Delaney Smith, he had lived in Puxico for many years and was a retired carpenter. He was first married to Barbara Biggs. He later married Barbara Powell Howard, who survives of the home...
John Darby Jr. (12/18/05)
CHAFFEE - John Hall Darby Jr., 75, died Dec. 15, 2005, at his home. Born Feb. 17, 1930, in Festus, son of the late John Hall and Emily Lindley Darby Sr., he was a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and had worked at Thorngate in Oran. He belonged to Calvary Baptist Church...
Helen Daniel (12/18/05)
SIKESTON - Helen Mae Daniel, 85, died Dec. 15, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 15, 1920, in Muscatine, Iowa, daughter of the late Charles and Minnie Dunker Ziegenhorn, she was a member of the Community of Christ Church and had been a teacher's aide for Scott County Schools for 20 years before retiring...
Georgia Cookemboo (12/18/05)
ZALMA - Georgia Ellen Cookemboo, 75, died Dec. 15, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 21, 1930, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Frank and Mamie Carroll Jackson, she was a retired teacher from Scott County Central School. She attended Zalma General Baptist Church, was a part-time postal worker at Zalma Post Office and active in Zalma civil affairs...
Castor Alsup (12/18/05)
SIKESTON - Castor Alsup, 81, died Dec. 17, 2005, at his home. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miner Baptist Church.
Gladys Pope (12/18/05)
PUXICO - Gladys Eugene Pope, 94, formerly of St. Louis, died Dec. 15, 2005, at the Rainbow Inn Retirement Home in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 18, 1911, near Oblong, Ill., daughter of the late Stoie Bruce and Ada Louella Beeson Maxey, she had lived in Puxico since 1965 and was a retired clerical stenographer at Riegel Textile Corporation. ...
John Curtis (12/18/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services of John Alvin Curtis, 55, who died Dec. 15, 2005, will be: Todd Curtis, Robert Curtis, Kerry Lasters, Larry Grogan, Bud Thurman and Scotty Bewley. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. A.J. Wollenburg, of the Concordia Lutheran Church, officiating...
Bennett - Mothershead (12/18/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Patricia Ellen Bennett and Russ Allen Mothershead II exchanged wedding vows Nov. 19, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Paul Short performed the candlelight ceremony. Reader was Dr. Andrew Pratt of Liberty. Dr. and Mrs. Michael Bennett of Cape Girardeau are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Russ Mothershead of Scott City...
Barkett - Skidmore (12/18/05)
SIKESTON -- Janice and Phillip Barkett Jr. have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Marie, to Gregory Hasbrouck Skidmore, son of Sarah and Philip Skidmore of Riverside, Conn. A 2000 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, the future bride is also a 2003 graduate of DePaul University. She is a third grade teacher at The Hackley School in Tarrytown, N.Y...
Redden - Franks (12/18/05)
SIKESTON -- Heather Redden and Jimmy Franks have announced their engagement. A 2005 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride is employed as an assistant manager at a local department store. She is the daughter of Pam Lewis and Larry Redden of Sikeston and the stepdaughter of John Lewis and Julie Redden...
Ponders celebrate milestone (12/18/05)
SIKESTON -- Family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Ponder Jr. will celebrate the couple's 70th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the United Methodist Church in Sikeston. Mr. Ponder and the former Evelyn Lankford were united in marriage Dec. ...
Wades mark anniversary (12/18/05)
SIKESTON -- Kelles and Jean Wade will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today. The couple were married Dec. 18, 1955, at the Blodgett Methodist Church. The couple plans to celebrate with their son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Sherrie Wade and their children; and daughter and son-in-law, Ron and Kelly Wade Baker...
Looking Back 12/18 (12/18/05)
SIKESTON - At the Rex Theatre today and tomorrow, "I Dood It," with Red Skelton and Eleanor Powell. At the Malone, "You Came Along" with Robert Cummings and Elizabeth Scott. SIKESTON - The First National Bank of Sikeston will begin paying 5 percent interest on 12-month certificates of deposit with the interest payable annually...
Tolerance needed in season greetings (12/18/05)
I have rarely seen so many people so furious over the Christmas greeting of Happy Holidays. I guess it just gives us something to complain about during the Christmas season but my goodness, what is all the fuss about? Just because some retailer or business wants to greet their customers with Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas does not make them the anti-Christ. ...
Speakout 12/18 (12/18/05)
Hello. I live in Wendell Apartments and I am one of the people who really does love living there. And as far as their manager, I haven't had one bit of a problem with her. The only problem we ever have over here is getting our door fixed. And I understand, they don't want to fix the door until they do the rehab. ...