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Stories from Thursday, December 29, 2005

Blodgett resident saves life at tourney (12/29/05)
BLODGETT - Although he lost the argument over which door to enter, Tom Romas, of Blodgett, is responsible for helping save someone's life. Tuesday night, Romas and his son, Cody, went to the Show-Me Center to watch the Kelly Hawks boys basketball team play in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament. After paying for their tickets, the two bantered over which door to enter...
Social security numbers will no longer be used on licenses (12/29/05)
SIKESTON -- Danny Stidham of Sikeston said he still remembers the 20-digit identification number on his first drivers license. And he also remembers when that number changed to his Social Security number. On Wednesday the 46-year-old witnessed his drivers license number change again as he renewed his license at the Sikeston License Bureau...
Web site is helping students connect (12/29/05)
SIKESTON - For many college students, Facebook.com is a way to chat with friends at their schools and keep in touch with high school classmates they may not have seen since graduation. One such student is Ben Stricklin, a New Madrid County Central graduate who attends Southeast Missouri State University. "I see it as a way to communicate with friends from another school," he said. "I just message friends and see what friends have updated their profiles recently."...
Doniphan, Malden to meet in title game (12/29/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- So far this season, the Doniphan Dons have rolled through their schedule with relative ease, leading most observers to think they will have no trouble winning the 49th Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament. For a quarter on Wednesday night, Portageville appeared ready to pull off another huge upset in a tournament filled with them...
Mary Smith (12/29/05)
CHARLESTON - Mary Margaret Smith, 88, died Dec. 27, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, as a result of injuries in a pedestrian accident. Born April 11, 1917, in Charleston, daughter of the late Jessie and Lillie Mae Fulks Owens, she was a member of Perry Chapel AME Church, where she served as an usher...
Debbie Koch (12/29/05)
BENTON - Debbie Lemons Koch, 29, was born Jan. 22, 1976, in Korea, the daughter of Johnnie and Kyong "Coffee" Kim Lemons and passed away Dec. 27, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau after an extended illness. Debbie was a homemaker and was a 1995 graduate of Advance High School...
Vollygean Pepper (12/29/05)
ANGEL FIRE, N.M. - Vollygean Johnson Pepper, 73, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died Dec. 25, 2005, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, N.M. Born July 6, 1933, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Narvel "Bob" and Bessie Elizabeth Estes Johnson, she attended school at Dorena, Anniston and East Prairie. An active member of the Moreno Valley Church of Christ, she was a homemaker, care giver and certified nurses aide...
Mary Kinder (12/29/05)
SIKESTON - Mary Kinder, 90, died Dec. 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 21, 1915, in Bell City, daughter of the late Noah Alvin and Mary Pearl Hubbs Perry, she attended the Mesler First Baptist Church. In 1933, she married Oscar Elmer Kinder, who preceded her in death in 1965...
James Griffin (12/29/05)
WAPPAPELLO - James David Griffin, 44, died Dec. 27, 2005 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home.
Jack Menz (12/29/05)
WAGON MOUND, N.M. - Jack T. Menz, 66, died Dec. 28, 2005, at his home following a sudden illness. Born April 5, 1939, in Randles, Mo., he was the son of the late Martin and Mildred McCormick Menz. He was married to Betty Menz, who survives of the home...
Nettie Hillis (12/29/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Nettie Mae Hillis, who died on Dec. 25, 2005, were: Patrick Hillis, Benny E. Eason, Andrew Eason, John Lancaster, John Autry and Ryan Tucker...
Demetreial Gillespie (12/29/05)
GRANDVIEW - Demetreial Terrell Gillespie, 16, formerly of Charleston, died Dec. 23, 2005, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City as the result of an automobile accident. Born June 25, 1989, in Cape Girardeau, son of Tonya Gillespie White of Grandview and Waymon Campbell of Cape Girardeau, he was a junior at Grandview High School, where he was a member of the wrestling team. He was also a member of New Life Ministries Church, where he was a junior minister...
Kireay Spillers (12/29/05)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Kireay K'Vion Spillers, 12, died Dec. 26, 2005, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Born Nov. 22, 1993, in Carbondale, Ill., son of Thomas Spillers of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Linda Hughes Senter of Paducah, he was a sixth grade student at Paducah Middle School, where he was active in football, basketball and baseball. ...
Tommy Evans (12/29/05)
BLODGETT - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Thomas "Tommy" Evans, 74, who died Dec. 26, 2005, will be: Jeff Jones, Gregg Jones, J.C. Evans, Alan Evans, Jim Hovis and Brent Mullin. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Vincent Doss, Chester Cardwell; and all members of the Miner Baptist Church Men's II Sunday School class: Jerry Allen, Martin Allen, Don Beardsley, Bill Bloemer, Ron Bloemer, Charles Breeden, Bill Fitzpatrick, Bill Franklin, Tommy Green, John Harper, A.C. ...
Mildred McClain (12/29/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Mildred Louise McClain, 64, died Dec. 27, 2005, at her home. Born June 28, 1941, in Bloomfield, daughter of Vercie Dunivan Cooper of Bloomfield and the late Vernon Cooper, she had lived all her life in Dexter and Bloomfield. She was a member of the Oak Ridge General Baptist Church, near Aquilla, and had worked as a door greeter at Wal-Mart for many years...
Emmerlean Hodges (12/29/05)
MALDEN - Emmerlean Hodges, 83, died Dec. 23, 2005, at her home. Born July 9, 1922, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Malkiah and Henrietta Davis, she had lived in Arkansas and Hermondale. She worked as a farm laborer in the military hospitals during WWII, and as a cook for the Malden Head Start Program. She was a member of Parma House of Praise COGIC, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, Sunshine Band leader, Adult Choir president, YPWW President and Deaconess...
Looking Back in Time at Dec. 29 (12/29/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Cummings, residents of Sikeston for the past 19 years, observed their silver wedding anniversary at their home on Ruth Street Christmas Day. --- SIKESTON - At the Malone Theater, "Christmas in Connecticut." At the Rex Theater, "Impatient Years."...
Most deaths from Katrina were white (12/29/05)
Now that the storm has subsided, the Louisiana Department of Health has released the final death toll from Hurricane Katrina. And lo and behold, despite what the civil rights leaders and the liberal activists told us, most of the deaths from the hurricane were in fact white residents...
Speakout 12/29 (12/29/05)
This is to the young man who called my phone and left a message at 3:35 a.m. that someone had called him from my phone number and woke him up and he was going to get a hold of the police officers. Well sir, I've tried to call you since 7 o'clock this morning to 6 o'clock this afternoon and you won't answer your phone. ...