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Stories from Friday, December 30, 2005

Working out, stop smoking are among the top resolutions (12/30/05)
SIKESTON - Thinking about making a resolution to exercise more, lose weight, quit smoking or manage your money better this year? Join the crowd. Between 40 and 45 percent of American adults make one or more resolutions each year, and these are the ones topping the list, according to researchers from the University of Scranton...
Hog jowl and black eyed peas believed to bring good fortune (12/30/05)
SIKESTON - Since he was a child, Johnny Kestner has had the same meal every New Years day: hog jowl, black-eye peas, cabbage, corn bread and fried potatoes. "I've eaten it for as long as I can remember and I'm 60 years old," Kestner said. Variations of this meal are a tradition for many in southeast Missouri, and has German roots. Some who eat it believe it guarantee it brings luck and ensures a happy and healthy year...
Sikeston DPS using checkpoints (12/30/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is continuing its heightened traffic enforcement in and around the city including the use of checkpoints. The measures were implemented due to the increase in traffic from the holidays, according to DPS officials. The checkpoints are designed to check for driver's license, seat belts and insurance cards in addition to sobriety...
Back to brick (12/30/05)
Sikeston Public Works employee Glenn Hoskins removes asphalt off the bricks on North New Madrid Street. The city of Sikeston is currently in the process of removing the asphalt in the downtown area.
Mailbox to be moved outside (12/30/05)
CHARLESTON -- After years of being inside, the mailbox at the Mississippi County Courthouse will be out in the cold - and the heat, and the rain. During the regular County Commission meeting Thursday, County Clerk Junior DeLay informed commissioners that the large blue mailbox currently located in one of the courthouses's side entrance alcoves is slated to be moved outdoors...
Safety should be included in holiday plans (12/30/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Motorists are being asked by the Missouri State Highway Patrol to include safety in their New Year's celebration plans this weekend. "If your plans include alcohol, choose a designated driver. Getting arrested could be the least of your concerns," said patrol Col. Roger D. Stottlemyre...
Doniphan wins Bloomfield title (12/30/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Doniphan Dons lived up to their top seed in the 49th Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament as they held on to defeat No. 7 Malden 55-48 on Thursday night in the championship game. It marked Doniphan's (11-0) first Bloomfield championship since 1997...
Notre Dame upsets Charleston; Jackson pounds Bell City (12/30/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- For the third straight year, the No. 1-seed Charleston Bluejays failed to reach the final of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament. The perennially-favored Bluejays, who own the most Christmas Tournament titles with 15, have not advanced to the final since 2002, the year of their last championship...
Mildred McClain (12/30/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mildred L. McClain, who died on Dec. 27, 2005, were: Billy Joe Dunivan, Jay Barbour, Jason Barbour, Matt Nenninger, Edsel Cooper and Jim Cates.
Carmen Mason (12/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Carmen G. Mason, 91, died at 5 a.m. Dec. 30, 2005, at the home of her daughter in Morton, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Boyd Ringer (12/30/05)
DEXTER - Boyd M. Ringer, 64, formerly of Baton Rouge, La., died Dec. 29, 2005, at his residence. Born June 26, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late John L. and Helen Boyd Ringer, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and a former employee of IBM...
Norma Whitman (12/30/05)
DEXTER - Norma Whitman, 73, died Dec. 23, 2005, at her home. Born July 1, 1932, at Dexter, the daughter of the late Herbert "Slim" and Ethel Mayberry Gaines, she attended the First Baptist Church in Dexter and was a former secretary for Hi-Lo Trailers at Tampa, Fla...
Mary Kinder (12/30/05)
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 (12/30/05)
WAPPAPELLO - James David Griffin, 44, formerly of Sikeston and Morehouse, died Dec. 27, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born June 15, 1961, in Dexter, son of Irene Murphy Griffin Scheider and the late James William Griffin, he had worked as a welder and was a member of the Eagle Aerie 4066 in Wappapello...
Births (Published 12/30) (12/30/05)
CANALOU - Jennifer and Nathan Dowdy are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 1:40 p.m. Nov. 23, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Hannah Pauline Dowdy weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Dec. 30 (12/30/05)
SIKESTON - Two big melting pots, recently installed at the airport, for the purpose of reclaiming aluminum from discarded airplanes, were put into operation last Saturday morning. The first experimental pouring netted 2,000 pounds of pure aluminum. ---...
Speakout 12/30 (12/30/05)
Get over yourself and off of me Well, here we go again bashing the elderly. No, you did not get my sore spot. I do not feel the least bit guilty for serving on these non profit boards. The profit boards are out of my league in this stage of my life. ...