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Stories from Sunday, December 10, 2006

Bernie man killed in wreck (12/10/06)
BERNIE -- A Bernie man was fatally injured in a one-vehicle accident early Friday evening near Bernie. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 7:25 p.m., Robert L. Vincent, 53, was traveling northbound on Route MM, five miles west of Bernie, when he ran his vehicle off the right side of the road and struck an embankment. The vehicle became airborne over Highway U and overturned in a field...
Veterans will be honored (12/10/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield will participate in a nationwide memorial event Thursday. At 11 a.m., a Wreaths Across America ceremony will take place at the cemetery. "It will be a memorial ceremony in honor of all veterans," said Ken G. Swearengin, director of the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield. "It's going to take place at the same time at all national and state veteran cemeteries in the United States."...
Scott City has too many weapons in victory over Oran (12/10/06)
ORAN -- The Scott City Rams thoroughly outplayed the host Oran Eagles in a Scott-Mississippi County Conference matchup on Friday. Scott City (1-1, 1-0 in conference) defeated Oran 80-66. "They looked like they wanted it more than we did," said Oran coach Denver Stuckey. "That's what upsets me. A Friday night home game--a team that is starting to develop a little bit of (fan) support, just to come out here and lay an egg. That's the most frustrating."...
East Prairie full-court press beats South Pem (12/10/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie Eagles basketball team used speed and quickness to dispatch the South Pemiscot Bulldogs at home on Friday night, 82-66. The Eagles forced 20 turnovers with full-court pressure and produced several easy baskets on 12 steals against the Bulldogs...
Charleston uses fourth quarter rally to beat top-seeded Sikeston (12/10/06)
SIKESTON -- In a tournament that lacked the thrills and excitement that fans craved all week, Sikeston and Charleston made the last one a game to remember. The two arch-rival heavyweights traded punches for four quarters, but it was second-seeded Charleston that dealt the biggest blows down the stretch as the Bluejays captured the first SEMO Conference Tournament championship, defeating the top-seeded Bulldogs 79-72 in front of a jam-packed Field House of more than 3,000 raucous fans Friday night.. ...
Notre Dame wins third, Cape Central is fifth (12/10/06)
SIKESTON -- The Notre Dame Bulldogs lived up to its seed by capturing third place in the inaugural SEMO Conference Tournament Friday night at the Sikeston Field House. Third-seeded Notre Dame had too many offensive weapons for fourth- seeded Jackson as the Bulldogs defeated the Indians 88-81...
Western artist strivese to find his market (12/10/06)
SIKESTON - These days, Larry Lutes II looks at horses just a bit differently. As a youngster, Lutes enjoyed horses for their adventure. As a teenager because they were the source for rodeo action as he tried to ride and rope. Today when Lutes sees horses, he sees a potential for a picture. At nearly every drawing opportunity, he takes his pen to paper and begins to sketch...
Sikeston employer is recognized for support of Guard and Reserve (12/10/06)
SIKESTON - KMC Construction/ServiceMaster Clean, a disaster restoration firm with offices in Cape Girardeau and Sikeston, was honored by the Missouri Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve at its annual awards banquet at the Missouri Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City on Friday, November 17. Tony L. Smee, Vice President & General Manager, accepted the award on behalf of the firm...
Business briefcase 12/10 (12/10/06)
SCOTT CITY - The regular session of the Board of Commissioners and Semo Port Railroad Inc., Board of Directors will begin at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority office, 10 Bill Bess Drive. Items on the agenda include: call to order, roll call, approval of minutes, chairman's report, financial and executive session...
Wilma Long (12/10/06)
CHARLESTON - Wilma Sisk Long, 86, died Dec. 8, 2006, at Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
John Hampton (12/10/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - John Hampton, 79, died Dec. 9, 2006, at Portageville Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Alex Johnson (12/10/06)
SIKESTON -- Alex Matthew Johnson, 20, died Dec. 7, 2006, near Benton from injuries sustained in a car accident. Born Jan. 1, 1986, in Cape Girardeau, son of Michael Deverist Johnson of Rutledge, Tenn., and Angelia Kay Grimes Walker of Sikeston, he was employed as a cook at Huddle House...
David McClain (12/10/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services held Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, for David Scott McClain, 55, who died Dec. 5, 2006, were: Brian Pruett, Steve Bohnert, Willis Eubanks, Frankie Bain, Mike Ramsey and David Miller.
Arvel O. Long (12/10/06)
BENTON -- Arvel Omer Long, 70, died at 1:15 p.m. Dec. 7, 2006, at his home in Benton. Born Dec. 2, 1936, in Wickliffe, Ky., son of the late Byoma and Addie May Wilson Long, he was a farmer for Tongate Farms in Sikeston. He also attended Unity Baptist Church in Benton...
Bernard Recker (12/10/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bernard W. Recker, 89, died Dec. 7, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 5, 1917, at Portageville, son of the late August and Francis Warneke Recker, he was a farmer and was chosen as Farmer of the Year in 1980. He served as chairman of the FHA and ASCS committees, was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church and the Holy Name Men's Club, and served as Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus...
Lanny Allen (12/10/06)
SIKESTON -- Julius Landrith "Lanny" Allen, 65, died Dec. 8, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 6, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Ernest Clifford and Geneva Kluesner Allen, he had been employed by AT&T and Southwestern Bell Telephone retiring after 38 years. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of Eagles Aerie 3319 and American Legion...
Ford - Dillender (12/10/06)
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- Susannah Playford Ford and Lt. Cmdr. Michael Joseph Dillender were united in marriage during an 11 a.m. ceremony Nov. 11, 2006, at Memorial Chapel in Fort Leavenworth. The Revs. Anthony Felich and Nathan Currey, pastors of Reedeemer Presbyterian Church in Overland Park, officiated...
Looking Back 12/10 (12/10/06)
SIKESTON - Joseph Caldwell, county extension agent for Scott County, was recognized as one of three Missouri agricultural specialists to receive distinguished agriculture service certificates. SIKESTON - The first snowfall for this winter was forecast for this afternoon. A few snowflakes fell this morning. The snow flurries will end tonight when the mercury is expected to plunge to 18 degrees. The record for this date is 17...
Study's solution to war seems bound for failure (12/10/06)
Police on Friday arrested a Muslim convert near Chicago on charges he planned a Christmas bombing at a Chicago-area mall to maximize the civilian deaths. The 22-year-old had yet to obtain the explosives but had "cased" the mall for prime targets to impact the most civilians...
Speakout 12/10 (12/10/06)
To the individual who wanted information about Camille Stone, they can call me, Paul Hill, at 748-5906. Mike Jensen recently wrote a column that I agreed with for the most part. However, I disagreed with the sentence where he wrote about himself, "I am not black." Just as some say Bill Clinton was America's first black President. I believe Mike Jensen is the Standard-Democrat's first black publisher...