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Stories from Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Taking down the lights (01/02/07)
Jackie Hayes removes her outdoor Christmas decorations Monday morning. With the holiday season over, area residents are taking down their decorations.
Record number of deer were killed in 2006 (01/02/07)
SIKESTON -- Numbers are up for the number of deer killed by hunters in Missouri this season, and the season hasn't yet ended. Missouri Department of Conservation announced in December that firearms hunters killed 280,856 deer in 2006 -- beating the record set in 2004 by 5,527 deer. ...
Handbook created to help prepare for disaster (01/02/07)
SIKESTON -- Hurricane Katrina clearly demonstrated that following a major disaster, government resources may not immediately be available for people. In an effort to ensure local residents are not caught unprepared, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety has created a citizens' handbook for disaster preparedness...
'Dogs salvage seventh place (01/02/07)
DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- After a couple tough games in the Dyersburg Christmas Tournament, the Sikeston Bulldogs took out their frustrations on Munford (Tenn.) in the seventh place game on Saturday afternoon, 83-50. "We faced good teams -- there's some really good competition over there," said Sikeston coach Gregg Holifield, whose team improved to 6-5 with the victory. ...
Sikeston, C'ville game postponed (01/02/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston-Caruthersville SEMO Conference game that was originally scheduled for tonight, has been postponed until Feb. 12 with junior varsity action starting at 6 p.m. at the Sikeston Field House. Schedules were released and distributed showing the game to be played on Jan. 2, but the game was pushed back to Feb. 12 before the changes could be made to the printed schedules...
Surprising Bell City beats Jackson to win first-ever championship (01/02/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Charleston Bluejays rebounded from a disappointing loss to defeat the Notre Dame Bulldogs 83-73 for third place at the 62nd annual Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament on Saturday. "After last night (Friday), the only way to get that out of your system is to come out and play hard," said Charleston coach Danny Farmer. "I didn't care about the win, but I wanted the effort and the effort brought the win."...
Nora F. Maloney (01/02/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Nora Frances Maloney, 91, died Jan. 1, 2007, at her home in Portageville. DeLisle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Betty Divinny (01/02/07)
SIKESTON - Elizabeth Anne Divinny, 84, died Dec. 31, 2006, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 13, 1922, in Sikeston, to the late George T. and Laura Lee Turner Johnson, she was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone and later Quality Stamps. She attended Tanner Street Church of God...
Polly Hanks (01/02/07)
SPRINGFIELD -- Polly Rose Box Hanks, 81, was born on March 29, 1925, in Violet Hill, Ark., the daughter of Stephen and Mamie (Rose) Box and passed away on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006 in James River Care Center. On March 14, 1947, she was united in marriage with Earnest A. ...
Nub Southard (01/02/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- F. E. "Nub" Southard, 82, died at 10 a.m. Dec. 31, 2006, at his home in East Prairie. Born June 11, 1924, in East Prairie to the late Frank Southard and Alma Powers Southard Morgan, Nub was employed at Shelby Furniture and Undertaking for over 40 years. After retiring he worked for Mix-N-Match Billiards Pool Room in East Prairie until ill health kept him from working. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Albert Williams (01/02/07)
ESSEX - Albert Williams, 80, died Dec. 30, 2006 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 19, 1926, at Greenville to the late Walter and Martha Ann Sawbush Williams, he had lived in Essex most of his life, moving to Dexter five months ago. He was of the Baptist faith...
Willene Garner (01/02/07)
EAST PRAIRIE- Willene Garner, 64, died at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 29, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 29, 1942, in Manila, Ark., to the late W.J. and Delphi Williams McCloud, she lived most of her life in East Prairie. She was of the Protestant faith and had retired from Gates Rubber Company in Charleston...
Terry Hampton (01/02/07)
PERRYVILLE - Terry Ray Hampton, 55, formerly of Sikeston, died at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Helen Reuber (01/02/07)
ST. JOHN, Kan. - Helen Malin Reuber, 97, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Dec. 31, 2006, at South Wind Hospice House in Pratt. Born March 21, 1909, in Springfield, Mo., to the late Thomas Alney and Sarah Eula Smith Malin, she was a longtime resident of St. ...
Daisy Mann (01/02/07)
ALTON, Ill. - Daisy G. Young Mann, 96, died at 1:49 a.m. Dec. 30, 2006, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Born Nov. 4, 1910, in Sikeston, Mo., to the late Charles and Nora Smith Powell, she was a member of Abundant Life Community Church in Alton and a past worthy matron and 50-year member of the Eastern Star Lodge in Parma, Mo...
Anita Gaines (01/02/07)
KEWANEE -- Anita Marie Gaines, 85, died at 9:45 p.m. Jan. 1, 2007, at her great- niece's home in New Madrid. Born March 28, 1921, in Commerce, to the late John William and Mildred Oma Daugherty Brotherton, she was a member of the Kewanee United Methodist Church. A housewife, she was the former postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service in Kewanee...
Alpha L. Lacy (01/02/07)
ST. CHARLES - Alpha L. Lacy, 92, formerly of Morehouse, died Dec. 29, 2006, at the National Healthcare Facility in St. Charles. Born Oct. 10, 1914, in Redford, to the late Grover and Lura Welch Brawley, she had lived in Morehouse most of her life, moving to St. Charles years ago. A member of the Nazarene Church in Morehouse, she later attended the Baptist Church...
Dub Scobey (01/02/07)
NEW MADRID - William A. "Dub" Scobey, a life-long resident of New Madrid County, died Dec. 29, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, at the age of 79. Born Sept. 24, 1927, in Marston, to the late Homer and Grace Scobey, he served in the U.S. ...
Births (Published 1/2) (01/02/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Stacey and Justin Thompson are the parents of their fourth child, third son, born at 9:59 a.m. Nov. 2, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Austin Michael Thompson weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20.1 inches long...
Looking Back 1/2 (01/02/07)
SIKESTON - Building construction in 1946 showed an amazing increase over construction in 1945. The increase nearly doubled according to records on file at the city clerk's office. 1946 had 124 permits filed while in 1945, 54 were reported. SIKESTON - A 6 pound, 6 ounce daughter, born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Banks at 12:48 a.m., was the first birth recorded for the new year at Missouri Delta Community Hospital...
Speakout 1/2 (01/02/07)
I just got home from vacation and I read my paper and I always read SpeakOut. I read all the bleeding hearts about the cheating partners and the cheating husbands and the girlfriends. Well let me tell you, first of all the girlfriend wasn't wearing his ring, he was and you were. ...