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Stories from Wednesday, December 21, 2005

A gift for travelers: Holiday temperatures warming (12/21/05)
SIKESTON -- A slightly warmer than normal winter may be in the forecast, but Southeast Missouri residents wouldn't know it by the current temperatures. "The first half of December has been well below the normal 37 degrees, agreed Matt Friedlein, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky. "Of the first 19 days, 15 were below normal. And of those 15, seven were at least 10 degrees below normal."...
Ringing in holiday cheer (12/21/05)
SIKESTON - Ring, ring, ring. It was cold enough outside Monday morning that a cloud of fog surrounded 15-year-old Canalou resident Rachael Felton's mouth every time she took a breath. But she was determined to finish her two-hour shift and kept moving the small, tarnished bell back and forth in her right hand outside the Wal-Mart entrance. ...
County awards food bids for jail (12/21/05)
BENTON -- Scott County will soon be outsourcing food service at the county jail but hope to keep their cook. Scott County Commissioners awarded the professional service contracts for food service and commissary for the jail during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Christmas carols (12/21/05)
Harpist Carolyn Clinton Klein performs Christmas carols with students from the Sikeston Fifth Grade Center Tuesday. Students from the center also used their flutophones to accompany themselves as they sang.
Lady 'Dogs thrash Kelly (12/21/05)
BROSELEY - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Lady Royals Classic Tournament, with a 70-34 victory over the Kelly Lady Hawks in Broseley on Tuesday night. Sikeston took advantage of early turnovers from Kelly to race out to an 8-0 run in the first quarter...
Nobody asked me but . . . (12/21/05)
Nobody asked me but...the seMissourian Christmas Tournament will start next week and it should be the most competitive of the local holiday tournaments. Some of the top teams in the area will clash in the 61st Annual event. The first round should offer few surprises but look for No. 10 seed Meadow Heights to take down No. 7 Scott City...
Sikeston freshman Howard selected for Prospects team (12/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston High School freshman Vince Howard Jr. has earned a roster spot on the 2006 Rawlings Prospects. St. Louis-based Rawlings Prospects Baseball Club focuses on working with talented players and exposing them to college and professional scouts...
Don't bring the bricks back (12/21/05)
I am sure that both of my readers (you are reading them, right Mom and Dad?) are aware that downtown Sikeston is converting the nice, semi-smooth paved roads for the visually appealing, driving unfriendly bricks. This is part of an effort to beautify downtown in hopes of drawing more people to visit the businesses that reside there...
Myrtle Goldman (12/21/05)
SIKESTON - Myrtle N. Goldman, 89, died Dec. 19, 2005, at Hunter Acres Caring Center. Born Nov. 13, 1916, in Dyersburg, Tenn., daughter of the late James C. and Margaret Head Newbill, she was a former resident of the Wendell Apartments and had been a manager and salesclerk for the Bullock's Department Store in Sherman Oaks, Calif...
Sarah Adams (12/21/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Sarah Jean Howard Adams, 91, died Dec. 20, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 2, 1914, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Leo R. and Lottie Ates Howard, she grew up in the Gravel Hill community, near Burfordville, and was a 1932 Jackson High School graduate. ...
Carrie Sutter (12/21/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Carrie Ward Sutter, who died Dec. 16, 2005, were: Marvin Jones, Danny Holloway, Mike Hodge, Rick McLean, John Roach and Charles Hedspeth...
Bill Segers (12/21/05)
ST. LOUIS - William "Bill" Segers, 62, died Dec. 16, 2005, in the Veteran's Hospital in St. Louis. Born Jan. 14, 1943, at Bell City, son of the late Willie and Virginia Segers, he had served during the Korean War in the United States Army. He was married to Janice Walls, who survives of the home...
Castor Alsup (12/21/05)
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...
Births (Published 12/21) (12/21/05)
BENTON - Crissy and Craig Campbell are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 11:38 p.m. Nov. 11, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Brenden Todd Campbell weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long...
Looking Back 12/21 (12/21/05)
SIKESTON - Dr. H.B. Throgmartin, who had been serving in the European Theater for 27 months with the Medical Corps, arrived in Newport News, Va. this week. He will return home as soon as he is discharged from Jefferson Barracks. CHARLESTON - A total of $110 in prize money will be awarded to winners of the annual Christmas lighting contest sponsored by the Molly French Garden Club. The deadline for entering lighted displays is Dec. 19 at 6 p.m...
One group doesn't make all the rules (12/21/05)
Sometimes conservatives give other conservatives a bad name. Take our old friend Don Wildmon of the American Family Association. Wildmon has been around for years with his Christian-friendly AFA. The problem is that Wildmon believes he knows what is right and wrong in our lives and he uses his bully pulpit to advance his agenda. There's no question that Wildmon is an arch conservative. But that's the problem...
Speakout 12/21 (12/21/05)
I'm calling in response to the Bored on the Board article and Go Granny Go. I believe I said profit and nonprofit boards in my article. Apparently I must have touched a sore spot with you. Apparently, you have just a little bit of a guilty conscience. ...