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Stories from Monday, December 19, 2005

Sikeston man gets early start on career (12/19/05)
MARTIN, Tenn. -- Like some of his peers, Cody Alcorn arrived at the University of Tennessee at Martin undecided about his future. What transpired during the next four years could be a textbook case about how to focus on goals, graduate and then begin a career. ...
Santa Claus visits (12/19/05)
Photo 1: Family members shoot photos of children before they take a sleigh ride with Santa Claus during the Sikeston Depot's sleigh rides with Santa Saturday. The Southeast Explorer Mobile Learning Center's special exhibit "NASA: Spirit of Discovery" was also at the Depot. ...
Bertrand man sentenced in shooting death (12/19/05)
CHARLESTON -- A Bertrand man was sentenced to 12 and 1/2 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for the shooting death of his nephew. Fred R. Drury, 56, of Bertrand pled guilty to the class B felony charge of voluntary manslaughter Thursday during an appearance before Associate Circuit Court Judge David C. Mann. Curt Poore, who represented Drury, requested a change of judge to expedite the case...
Castor Alsup (12/19/05)
SIKESTON - Castor R. Alsup, 81, died Dec. 17, 2005, at his home. Born July 6, 1924, in Sikeston, the son of the late R.M. Alsup and Ruth Amanda Dollar Alsup, Castor was a member of Miner Baptist Church and had been a deacon at the First Baptist Church for over 50 years. He was a farmer and was also active in Real Estate before retiring...
Carrie Sutter (12/19/05)
PUXICO -- Carrie Ward Sutter, 83, died Dec. 16, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 27, 1922, near Wappapello, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lillie Jines Ward. She had lived in Puxico, where she and her husband owned and operated the Puxico Mercantile, until to moving to Cape Girardeau in 1994. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Puxico, the Puxico Eastern Star and had served for many years as a den mother for the Cub Scout program...
Marion Smith (12/19/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Home in Puxico for Marion Wilbert Smith, who died Dec. 16, 2005, were: James Jackson, Wayne Summers, Gary Williams, Stewart McLain, Donald Denny and Leon Smith.
John F. James (12/19/05)
ESSEX - John Frank James, son of the late Robert and Myrtle Tankersley, was born at Obion, Tenn., on Oct. 27, 1930, and passed away at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Dec. 17, 2005, at the age of 75 years. Mr. James had lived in Essex for the past 29 years. He was a retired backhoe operator and enjoyed playing the guitar and was a member of the Senior Country Band which played for many area nursing homes...
Tom Finley (12/19/05)
CHARLESTON - Tom Finley, 87, died Dec. 17, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 5, 1918, at Mountain Home, Ark., son of the late Harry and Ada Cox Finley, he had lived most of his life in Charleston, where he worked in farming and construction and was of Baptist belief...
Mary Jones (12/19/05)
LILBOURN - Mary Ellen Hubbard Jones, 71, died Dec. 19, 2005, at Wesley Healthcare in Dyersburg, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Gladys Pope (12/19/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Home in Puxico for Gladys Eugene Pope, 94, who died Dec. 15, 2005, were: Steve Maxey, Joe McGee, Jack Maxey, Ed Schaffer, Harold Simpson and Ken Simpson.
Joyce Beasley O'Guin (12/19/05)
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...
O.V. Peet Jr. (12/19/05)
CHICAGO - Visitation for O.V. Peet Jr., 71, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., who died Dec. 14, 2005, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Williams Funeral Home in Sikeston and from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greer Chapel Church. The Rev. Roy Bonner will officiate...
Looking Back 12/19 (12/19/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Funk will go to Okolona, Miss., within a short time to spend the holidays with relatives. SIKESTON - Four members will present solos at the sixth annual Christmas concert of the Sikeston Community Choir at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Methodist Church. They are Ralph Duncan, Loleta Scott, Richard Powell and Donald Lewis, who will give a narration on "The First Christmas Candle" by W. H. Olds...
Your view: Don't divide town (12/19/05)
Since it is the Christmas season, I was disappointed to read the Wednesday, December 7, 2006, issue of SpeakOut entitled "Had your way, day and say!" The anniversary of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, should be a time of happiness and joy, not bitterness and divisiveness. ...
Speakout 12/19 (12/19/05)
I would like to speak out about the in-home care. I appreciate all of them, but they need to get a substitute, rather than go in on these little old ladies, with a terrible cold and flu and whatever they might have that could be contagious. We appreciate them, but they need to have a substitute...