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Stories from Saturday, November 24, 2007

Home tours to offer decorating ideas; will feature Sikeston's oldest home (11/24/07)
SIKESTON -- Those who visit the Sikeston Depot Museum's Christmas Home Tours will have the opportunity to get some decorating ideas and learn a little history in the process. The home tours, which is the Depot's biggest fundraiser, are part of the "The Sikeston Christmas Gift Weekend."...
Sikeston man gets prison sentence (11/24/07)
BENTON -- A Sikeston man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for selling crack. Nicholas McClinton, 21, pled guilty to a felony drug sale of crack cocaine on Brawley Street that occurred April 10. The drug deal was made with a confidential informant working with Sikeston Detective Chris Rataj...
Former NFL player tackles job at probation and parole office (11/24/07)
CHARLESTON -- As a probation officer, it is Gerry Roberts' job to make sure offenders don't cross certain lines. There was a time, however, when Roberts guarded the line of scrimmage on professional football fields. So how does a defensive lineman from California end up in the Charleston Probation and Parole office? "My wife wanted to come home," Roberts said...
Local child abuser going to prison (11/24/07)
BENTON -- A Scott City pedophile and child abuser will spend a minimum of almost 13 years in prison for his crimes. Travis Eaker, 29, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years each in the Missouri Department of Corrections on one count of first degree assault and two counts of first degree sodomy by Circuit Judge Mark Richardson in Butler County...
Warrior height stymies NMCC (11/24/07)
NEW MADRID -- "The Rumble by the River," also known as the Riverbend Classic began play on Friday afternoon, with several local schools representing the area, taking on four out-of-state teams, each with proven records of success. In the first game of the day, New Madrid County Central opened up the tournament playing host to Memphis Central, falling to the visiting Warriors by a score of 63-41...
Deer hunters (11/24/07)
Top: Sam Maddox, 10, killed this six-point deer on his first hunting trip in Paris, Tenn. With him is his grandfather, Jim Miller. Both are Sikeston residents. Middle: Ray Carter of LaForge killed this 11-point buck on opening day of deer season in Bollinger County...
SCC impressive in opener (11/24/07)
New Madrid -- The Scott County Central Braves (1-0) opened their season in impressive fashion Friday night at the Riverbend Classic in New Madrid, as they went on to rout the West Memphis (Ark.) Blue Devils 87-64. This was Scott Central's first time participating in the "Rumble by the River". Before the game, head coach Ronnie Cookson, along with Scott County Central, was honored for their first appearance...
Cookie sales to fight hunger (11/24/07)
SIKESTON -- Ruby Tuesday has launched "Cookies for a Cause -- A Dozen Ways to Help Fight Hunger" to benefit the Bootheel Food Bank. Part of an ongoing campaign by Ruby Tuesday, Inc., 10 percent of sales of the restaurant's gourmet chocolate chip and white-chocolate and macadamia-nut cookies sold by the dozen will be donated to the Bootheel Food Bank. There is a Ruby Tuesday in Sikeston...
Business Briefcase 11/25 (11/24/07)
SIKESTON -- Bootheel Counseling Services has announced that Tanya Ellison has been chosen by her coworkers as the employee of the quarter for the fourth quarter. Ellison has been employed as a billing clerk with the agency for over 8 years. Ellison was nominated for being very conscientious and meticulous when it comes to her work. ...
New look, new attitude (11/24/07)
SIKESTON -- Save-A-Lot has a new look and a new attitude, all to make their customers' shopping experience the best it can be. "It's just a new and improved, clean and brightened-up experience," said Eddie Moore, store manager. He said the customer was in mind with all the renovations and changes recently made to the store...
Festivities planned to mark holidays (11/24/07)
SIKESTON -- It's hard to believe Thanksgiving has come and gone, and whichever holiday you celebrate in December -- Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Rohatsu, Ramadan, Yule, etc. -- it's all just around the corner! The Historic Midtown Development Group would like to thank the downtown merchants for participating in the Holiday Open House on Nov. ...
Financial management class available in area (11/24/07)
BENTON -- In the business world, the statement "cash is king" is very true. Small business owners want more of it and bankers want to see it on the financials of their clients. That is why it is so important for business owners to know how to manage their business in a financial sense...
Pepsi honored for contributions (11/24/07)
Pepsi MidAmerica Co. Chairman and CEO Harry L. Crisp II (left) and his son, President and Chief Operating Officer Lee Crisp, recently accepted the 2007 Southern Illinois EDGE Corporate Recognition Award. The company was recognized for its exceptional corporate citizenship, stable employment and consistent growth. The bottler has a plant in Sikeston...
Violet V. Strebler (11/24/07)
CHAFFEE -- Violet V. Strebler, 88, died at 5:55 p.m. Nov. 22, 2007, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 22, 1919, at Chaonia, Mo., daughter of the late Jeff Lloyd and Annie Delilah Rievley Morgan, she owned and operated a tavern in Chaffee. ...
Naomi Hensley (11/24/07)
RED BLUFF, Calif. -- Naomi Elizabeth Hensley, 2, died Nov. 20, 2007, at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. She was born April 22, 2005, in Red Bluff, daughter of Blake and Sonya Hensley. In addition to her parents, survivors include: her grandparents, James and Darlene Stacy of Marysville and Linda Day of Morehouse, Mo...
Birth (Published 11/25) (11/24/07)
Ross SIKESTON - Clarissa Simpson and Shalimar Ross are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 8:23 a.m. Oct. 18, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shalimar Miguel Ross Jr. weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long...
Eaves - Lawson (11/24/07)
SIKESTON -- Marcie Anne Eaves and Andrew Charles Lawson were united in marriage during a 2:30 p.m. ceremony May 19, 2007, at St. Francis Xavier Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Scott Sunnenburg officiated. The bride is the daughter of Marc and Jane Eaves of Sikeston, and the bridegroom is the son of Bill and Lisa Lawson of Sikeston and David and Laura Martin of St. Peters...
Summerlott - Patrick (11/24/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Danny and Barbara Summerlott have announced the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Summerlott, to Rory Patrick, son of Roy and Linda Patrick of Anniston. The future bride is a senior at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Black, Conway & Co. in Sikeston...
McMillen - Hall (11/24/07)
CHARLESTON -- Vanessa Brown has announced the engagement of her daughter, Amanda Faye McMillen, to Jonathan Douglas Hall, son of John and Sandy Hall of Bertrand and Jay and Gwen Phenicie of Sikeston. McMillen is also the daughter of the late Dale McMillen...
Savage - 50th (11/24/07)
MILLINGTON, Tenn. -- Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Edward "Ed" Savage will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Dec. 7. Savage and the former Gloria Stewart Akers were married Dec. 7, 1957, in Honaker, Va. A graduate of Morehouse, Mo., High School, Savage is the son of the late Clarence Dewey and Bertha Cossey Savage. After joining the U.S. Navy, he was stationed in Washington, D.C., where he met his wife...
Looking Back 11/25 (11/24/07)
SIKESTON - Mrs J.S. Kevil entertained with a tea Friday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Wallace Applegate of Denver, Colo., who is visiting Cape Girardeau and Sikeston during the holidays. SIKESTON - An executive committee for the Connie Mack Regional Tournament to be played in Sikeston next August was named today. A fund-...
Immigration issue is gaining importance (11/24/07)
Despite what those brainy political pundits have long predicted, the '08 elections may center more on illegal immigration than the discontent over the flawed war in Iraq. That is not good news for the Democrats. But it's not especially optimistic for the GOP either...
SpeakOut 11/25 (11/24/07)
Sikeston I would like to see you get some of these big, nice buildings occupied with Kroger, Schnucks, Menards, especially Menards. We don't have anyplace to get anything good since Riggs went out. There's a lot of nice places that you could put a Menards in. We really need it. There's a lot of stuff out there to fill them big empty buildings...