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Stories from Sunday, November 18, 2007

Prevention can drop number of children's cavities (11/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Following a national trend, local dentists are seeing an increase of cavities among children in the past several years. But this year, most reported a drop, due to preventative efforts and the encouragement of healthy dental habits. "We like meeting the the parents and the children when they're still young so the young children have a dental home," said Gail Redman, dental director at the SEMO Health Network. "And that way we help encourage healthy habits to decrease cavities."...
Parma resident serously injured (11/18/07)
GIDEON - Two New Madrid County residents were injured, one seriously, in a single-vehicle accident Friday afternoon. At 2:25 p.m. Friday, three and half miles north of Gideon, Juan R. Carrisalez, 30, of Parma was driving southbound on Route J when his vehicle ran off the right side of the road. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's report, Carrisalez overcorrected, causing the vehicle to run off the left side of the road and overturn...
Safety should be part of holiday plans (11/18/07)
SIKESTON -- With Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists about the life-savings effects of wearing a seatbelt. Many Missourians are making plans to travel this week. Those who are hitting the highways are asked to remember to observe the traffic laws and buckle up. ...
Route 60 lane closures planned (11/18/07)
SIKESTON -- The eastbound lanes of Route 60 in Scott and Stoddard counties will be reduced to one lane next week, weather permitting. The lane closure is necessary while a contractor hired by the Missouri Department of Transportation diamond grinds the lanes to smooth the surface...
New CVB director hired, hits the ground running (11/18/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston-Miner Convention and Visitor's Bureau has hired a new executive director. "I'm really excited to be here. I really want to work with the communities and help Sikeston-Miner bring in more visitors and help the economy in the process," said Hillary Shields about her new position...
Josephine Harris (11/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Friday at Ponder Funeral Home for Josephine Harris, 86, who died on Nov. 13, 2007, were: Melvin Crawford, John Schaffer, Danny Russell, Tony Russell, Neal Tinnon and Gerald Todd.
Community Choir: singing a new tune (11/18/07)
SIKESTON -- It will be a mixture of old voices and new ones as a new community choir takes stage next month in Sikeston. Comprised of around 40 singers representing about five area churches, the Christmas Choral Concert Choir will make its debut from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
2007-8 Schedule (11/18/07)
Fast Facts > Coach:?Kent Gibbs, first season > Key returners:?Gavilan Bland, sr. (171) and Robert Madison, sr. (heavyweight) 2007-8 schedule...
SHS wrestlers will be young but experienced (11/18/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog wrestling team will try to work their way off the mat this season when they try to pull a reversal off their 2006-2007 season. After finishing the season with a low number of participants, Sikeston's new head coach Kent Gibbs will fill out his roster with a lot of young talent...
DeWitt excels in fall league (11/18/07)
SIKESTON--Think Blue. That's the slogan that a lot of Los Angeles Dodgers fan live by, including one Sikeston native Blake DeWitt, who suits up for the Dodgers every day in the Minor League Baseball system. DeWitt, the 28th overall pick in the 2004 Major League baseball draft, second overall by the Dodgers, has spent his last few years suiting up in some form of a Dodger uniform. ...
Agency has new location, employees (11/18/07)
SIKESTON -- County Wide Insurance Agency not only has a new home, it also has two new faces. The business is now located in the Alliance Bank building, 820 B. North Main St. The agency is in Suite One, located on the north side of the building. "It provides easier access to our agency for our customers," said Lisa Grissom, branch manager. "Everyone knows where Alliance Bank is located and will be able to find us quickly and easily."...
Comfort Inn and Suites (11/18/07)
Comfort Inn & Suites by Choice Hotels held its grand opening ribbon cutting Tuesday morning at its 109 David Lane location in Miner. Comfort Inn offers 64 rooms, of which 16 are suites, one with a jacuzzi. On-site amenities for the customers are: a business center, fitness center, 25-person meeting room, pool and spa, breakfast bar and wireless Internet. ...
Business briefcase 11/18 (11/18/07)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- In keeping with annual tradition, Malco Theatres presents Wrapped with Love for the continued research of childhood diseases at Memphis' own St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This program, in its tenth year, kicks off Thanksgiving Day and runs through Christmas Eve at all 33 Malco Theatre locations in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Mississippi...
Chiropractor trades free visit for food donation (11/18/07)
SIKESTON -- A first-time visit to the chiropractor can be free with the donation of canned goods. During this month, Leslie Winchester of Winchester Chiropractic and Wellness will offer a free first visit with a donation of five or more canned goods. The food items will then be donated to the Bootheel Food Bank...
Finnell named Air Evac Lifeteam's pilot of the year (11/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Air Evac Lifeteam Pilot Supervisor Fred Finnell, Farmington, was named Air Evac Lifeteam's Pilot of the Year during the company's homecoming awards banquet Oct. 6. Finnell has been employed with the company since April 14, 1997. Director of Operations Stuart Buckingham said, "Fred is a truly outstanding pilot, base pilot supervisor, and excellent team member. ...
Jerry Campbell (11/18/07)
HARRIMAN, Tenn. -- Jerry Vernon Campbell, 54, died Nov. 3, 2007, at Lexington, Tenn. Born Nov. 18, 1952, in St. Louis, Mo., he had been employed as a truck driver. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Jessica Lorraine and Greg Curtner of Sikeston, Mo.; four sons and a daughter-...
Roberta Gardner (11/18/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Roberta L. Gardner, 67, died Nov. 16, 2007 at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Births (Published 11/18) (11/18/07)
SIKESTON - Amy Baker and Joseph Polley are the parents of their second child, second daughter, born at 5:22 p.m. Oct. 11, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Mackenzie Layne Polley weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long...
Bramlett - Brown (11/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Tamera Arlene Bramlett and Johnny Dale Brown Jr. were united in marriage during a 7 p.m. ceremony Oct. 12, 2007, at Glory of God Church of God in Christ in Sikeston. The Rev. Charles Warren, pastor, officiated. Parents of the bride are Bernadino Fajardo and David and Metha Christopher of Sikeston. The bridegroom is the son of Charles and Cindy Dyson of Morehouse and John and Gin Brown of California, Mo...
Gaines - Bowlin (11/18/07)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Amanda Leigh Gaines and Kent Council Bowlin were united in marriage during a 6:30 p.m. ceremony Oct. 6, 2007, at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. The Rev. Doug Reisner performed the candlelit ceremony. The bride is the daughter of G. Kenwood Gaines of Columbia and Tammy R. Chandler of Sikeston, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Marilyn Brown of Columbia, Mr. and Mrs. Moe Gaines of Sikeston, Truman Belt of Poplar Bluff and the late Connie Belt...
Nelson - Massey (11/18/07)
SIKESTON -- Mike and Debbie Nelson have announced the engagement of their daughter, Megan Nelson, to Jared Massey, son of Ray and Pam Massey of Sikeston. A graduate of Kelly High School, the future bride works at Bootheel Wireless in Sikeston and is a BeautiControl consultant...
Looking Back 11/18 (11/18/07)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Howard of Sikeston are parents of a daughter born today. --- SIKESTON - Dr. T.C. McClure, Leo Fisher and Thomas B. Allen left today for O'Lakes, Wis., on a deer hunt. 40 years ago Nov. 18, 1967 SIKESTON - Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation was practiced on a dummy by Boy Scout Jim Dover, Oran Troop 1444, at a first aid training session for Scoutmasters and junior leader of the Okeechobee District at Murray Lane Baptist Church...
'Earmarks' are costly to U.S. taxpayers (11/18/07)
Congress is currently in the process of approving the annual federal budget which has become somewhat of a joke in recent years. And this year is no exception. But what irks me are the nearly 8,000 "earmarks" for special funding that came under no discussion, no public scrutiny. These "earmarks" will hit around $20 billion in this year's federal budget...
Speakout 11/18 (11/18/07)
I stopped at a pharmacy the other day and I heard some people up front talking about and making fun of some stuff that happened to some people. They shouldn't do that. It can happen to them just as well as the other ones that didn't think anything bad would happen. They shouldn't make fun of other people and laugh at them either...