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Stories from Monday, November 27, 2006

Filing closes (11/27/06)
SIKESTON -- There will be a new face on the Sikeston City Council following the April 3 election. As of the last day to file for City Council positions on Nov. 21, Ward 1 Councilman Jerry Pullen and Ward 4 Councilman Michael Harris had both filed for new terms without opposition, according to City Clerk Carroll Couch...
Students happy with library (11/27/06)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Senior High School junior Cody Anderson said one of his first thoughts upon entering the newly renovated library media center was of bookstore Barnes and Noble. "Now it just needs a Starbucks," Anderson said. Finishing touches were put on the completely renovated facility Nov. 14 with students able to access the center the following day...
Home tours will benefit Historical Society (11/27/06)
Dave and Lori Boardman decorate their home for the Sikeston Depot's Christmas Home Tours. The tours, in their sixth year, will be from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. In addition to the Boardmans' home at 508 N. Ranney, this year's stops include: Rick and Gayle Watkins, 107 West Gladys, Ronnie and Susan Watkins, 1302 Columbine, Robin and Carolyn Chambers, 814 Auburn (Arbor Walk) and Lucy Chambers, 814 Auburn as well as the Depot, 116 West Malone Ave. ...
Charleston lights up Classic (11/27/06)
NEW MADRID -- Two of Missouri high school's most storied basketball programs, the Charleston Bluejays and the Vashon Wolverines, finished as the only unbeaten teams in the 12th annual Riverbend Classic. In Saturday's final round of the "Rumble by the River," Charleston ran away from the Pine Bluff (Ark.) Zebras, 95-76, and Vashon edged the Memphis (Tenn.) Central Warriors, 64-61. ...
Juanita Moore (11/27/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Juanita Moore, 77, died at 3 a.m. Nov. 26, 2006, at her home. Born Aug. 24, 1929, in Union City, Tenn., daughter of the late T.Y. and Eary Campbell King, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Elanor Leirer (11/27/06)
BERNIE -- Elanor Irene Leirer, 91, died Nov. 26, 2006, at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Billy Williams (11/27/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the services conducted on Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Billy Joe Williams, 76, who died on Nov. 21, 2006, were: Billy Kelly, Rick Taylor, Ronnie Ellis, Lance Sanders, Josh McMullin and Roger Malloy...
Ivaun Douglas (11/27/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the services conducted Sunday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Ivaun D. Douglas, 91, who died on Nov. 24, 2006, were: John Dowdy, Josh Dowdy, John Holifield, John Michael Holifield, Michael Cowe and Dean Bennett...
Charles Hart (11/27/06)
DEXTER -- Charles Wayne Hart, 57, formerly of Charleston, died Nov. 24, 2006, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born April 16, 1949, in Charleston, son of Frances Helen Metheny Hart and the late Richard Joseph Hart, he was a maintenance man for the Town and Country Supermarket chain of Fredericktown and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War...
Orval Shew (11/27/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Orval Shew, 88, formerly of Wyatt, died Nov. 26, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 17, 1918, in Southeast Missouri, son of the late Eldridge and Emma Mehler Shew, he had lived in Wyatt most of his life where he was a landowner and a gentleman farmer. ...
Kevin Underhill (11/27/06)
SIKESTON - Kevin Underhill, 42, died at 3:32 p.m. Nov. 25, 2006, at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Johnny Archie (11/27/06)
WICKLIFFE, Ky. -- Johnny Archie, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died Nov. 26, 2006, at the Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie, Mo.
Linda Wicker (11/27/06)
ARLINGTON, Ky. - Linda Faye Wicker, 62, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 8:25 p.m. Nov. 25, 2006, at the Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. Born May 6, 1944, in Butler County, Mo., to the late Frederick and Ethel Webb Coble, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She had lived in Arlington the past 18 years where she was employed at the D & D Convenience Store and held a degree in culinary arts...
Birth (Published 11/27) (11/27/06)
NEW MADRID - Senetria Burrow and Anthony Pointer II are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 8:21 a.m. Oct. 6, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Ah'lijah Amir Pointer weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long...
Looking Back 11/27 (11/27/06)
SIKESTON - At the Malone Theatre, "Young Widow," with Jane Russell. At the Rex, "Sallie O'Rourke," with Alan Ladd and Gail Russell. SIKESTON - City Manager Raymert Miller told the Optimist Club at the Rustic Rock that, "Sikeston does not have any youth delinquency problems. I was surprised when I found that a small percentage of our traffic violations were caused by our young people."...
Your view: Counting blessings (11/27/06)
Near the Thanksgiving holiday, most of us will take a moment to give thanks for the many blessings that we have. We will give thanks to God for our health, jobs, family and friends. This year, our family will also give thanks for local businesses who have so generously supported our efforts to honor the memory of our loved one...
Your view: A busy time (11/27/06)
Beginning the day after the election, my feet hit the ground running. A two-day trip to Jefferson City has been followed by a series of other meetings, tours, and speaking engagements. The Bootheel Regional Planning Commission gathered in Dexter to review achievements of the year and monies that had been secured and disbursed among southeast Missouri communities. ...
Speakout 11/27 (11/27/06)
Abuse committee To a member of a certain committee, I would like to use SpeakOut to tell him Webster's definition of the word abuse. One to put to wrong or improper use, disrespect or contempt, improper actions. Honor the Airborne Infantry Since we are building monuments, how about a monument for the brave boys who jumped in the dark of night behind German lines to meet up with us who were covering a shore at Normandy the next morning? I am speaking of the Airborne Infantry units of World War II.. ...