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Stories from Thursday, December 28, 2006

Body is identified (12/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Department of Public Safety officers have identified the body of the woman found lying near a roadway Friday, but have not released the identity since the family has not all been notified. The 49-year-old female was found lying unresponsive around 10 p.m. Friday at the intersections of Stoddard Street and Malone Street. CPR efforts were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead at Missouri Delta Medical Center later...
Plenty of offerings for New Year's Eve (12/28/06)
SIKESTON -- Planning ahead is advised for those who wish to ring in the new year at one of Sikeston's public New Year's Eve parties. The Sikeston's American Legion Post 114 will be holding a New Year's dance party followed by a breakfast, according to Larry Floyd, post commander...
Some of county's oldest churches to offer tours (12/28/06)
SIKESTON -- The public will have the chance on Friday evening to catch a glimpse into several north Scott County Catholic churches dating back as far as the 1800s. Even though Christmas is officially over, the Christmas celebration continues in the Catholic church for the next couple weeks in commemoration of the epiphany, or the coming of the three wise men, explained Mary Frances Glastetter, a member of St. Lawrence Church...
South Pemiscot upsets Portageville (12/28/06)
BLOOMFIELD - The 50th Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament heated up on Wednesday in the second day of action. In the winner's bracket, No. 1 seed Malden defeated Dexter 75-45; No. 2 seed Doniphan dispatched No. 7 Bernie 60-43 and No. 4 seed Puxico got past No. 12 seed Van Buren 73-57...
Third time's a charm for Bell City (12/28/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Bell City Cubs gained a measure of redemption with a convincing win over twice-victorious Scott County Central. The Cubs, losers by five- and three-point margins to Scott Central, upended the Braves 80-60 in the quarterfinal round of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament on Wednesday...
Billy Cookson (12/28/06)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for services conducted on Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Billy Gene Cookson, 72, who died Dec. 23, 2006, were: Ronnal Clinton, George Hemby, Norman Ogles, Rudy Williams, Clyde Barnfield and Joe Wheetley...
Charles Heavener (12/28/06)
MORRIS CHAPEL, Tenn. -- Charles Heavener, 66, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 8:20 a.m. Dec. 25, 2006, at the Miner Nursing Center in Miner, Mo. Born Nov. 7, 1940, in Bay, Ark., son of the late George and Lillie Mae Holt Heavener, he had lived most of his life in the Sikeston area where he was employed in commercial construction until his retirement and was of the Baptist belief...
Grady McMillen (12/28/06)
MATTHEWS - Grady John McMillen, 79, formerlydied at 7:58 p.m. Dec. 27, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 29, 1927, at Murray, Ky., to the late Thomas Maxie and Maggie Ann Stagner McMillen, he had lived a number of years in Mississippi County where he was a farm worker and later moved to St. ...
Bud Creg (12/28/06)
DEXTER - Harold "Bud" Creg, 71, died Dec. 27, 2006, at his home. Born July 22, 1935, in Bernie, to the late Ethel Belle Jerls and Walter McClellen Creg, he was the owner and operator of OK Radiator Shop in Dexter, a U.S. Air Force veteran and of the General Baptist belief...
C.F. Eisenbach (12/28/06)
SIKESTON -- C.F. Eisenbach, 86, died Dec. 27, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born in St. Louis, son of the late Clarence Frederick and Mary Agnes Tracey Eisenbach. He attended Mary Magdalene High School and Southern Illinois College of Optometry. He was a World War II veteran, having served in all theatres. He later moved to Sikeston and practiced optometry for 50 years before he retired in 2001...
James Calhoun (12/28/06)
ELDON -- James Everett "Bake" Calhoun, 94, died Dec. 27, 2006, in Jefferson City. Born Nov. 26, 1912, in Matthews, son of the late James Frederick "Fritz" and Nancy Louise Wilburn Calhoun, he was a farmer and former member of the First Baptist Church of Sikeston. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eldon...
Amy Davidson (12/28/06)
SMITHVILLE, Tenn. - Amy Michelle Davidson, 20, died Dec. 14, 2006, in Smithville. Born Sept. 9, 1986, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to Jean Davidson of Houston and Carl Davdison of Los Gatos, Calif., she was a 2005 graduate of The Grier School in Tyrone, Penn. She was a sophomore at Tennessee Technical University's Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, where she worked in the office and gallery, while pursuing her studies toward a bachelor of fine arts degree in fibers...
Gloria Davis (12/28/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Major Gloria Dean Davis, 47, died Dec. 12, 2006, at Camp Victory in Iraq. Born Aug. 11, 1959, in Tennessee, daughter of Annie Washington of Portageville and the late Will Scott Sr., she enlisted in the U.S. Army's Military Police Corps on Oct. ...
Birth (Published 12/28) (12/28/06)
Cooksey MATTHEWS - Heather and Jim Cooksey Jr. are the parents of their third child, second daughter, born at 12:09 a.m. Nov. 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Calleigh Marina Cooksey weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21 inches long...
Looking Back 12/28 (12/28/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs won one and lost one in the Cape Girardeau Christmas tournament at the Houck Field House. SIKESTON - The city administration building was abuzz today with last day for city and county taxpayers to beat the Dec. 31 deadline. Both city and county tax payments become delinquent Jan. 4. The payments will still be received by Jan. 3 through the mail, without penalty or charge...
Carnahan keeps her name off of ballot (12/28/06)
Just when you thought we might get a break from politics, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan comes in and spoils the season. Actually, Carnahan simply made an announcement that she would not be running for governor in 2008. There had been much speculation that she was planning to jump in the race...
Speakout 12/28 (12/28/06)
This is to the many of you who will be sitting alone at Christmas wondering where your kids and grandkids are. Maybe it's because you never took the time all year long to visit with them and be a part of their family. Maybe it's because that one Christmas when your granddaughters had their shoes off and they were playing on the bed, sitting on the bed with their dolls, not bouncing, just sitting and playing like good little girls on the bed, you told them to get off the bed. ...