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Stories from Monday, November 26, 2007

Adoption gives children loving, stable homes (11/26/07)
BERTRAND -- When Jeromy and Alecia Jordan's daughter Ashton, now 7, was 2, the parents decided they didn't want her to grow up to be an only child. But, even after undergoing fertility treatments, the Jordans still weren't able to have a second biological child...
'The Littlest Angel' (11/26/07)
Sikeston Little Theatre actors rehearse for their third production of "The Littlest Angel" which is part of the Sikeston's Christmas Gift Weekend. The opening performance will be start at 1 p.m. Saturday with additional shows at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are free to members first and then to the public...
Gillespie, Thomas lead Scott Central past Pine Bluff (11/26/07)
NEW MADRID -- Strong defensive play and stellar individual performances led the Scott County Central Braves (2-0) to a victory Saturday, defeating the Pine Bluff (Ark.) Zebras 84-71. D.D. Gillespie and Drew Thomas both shined for the Braves, scoring 59 points between them. Gillespie led all scorers with 30, while Thomas scored 29...
NMCC turns up pressure in second half for first win (11/26/07)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles are flying high after pushing the tempo against the Byhalia (Miss) Indians, coming away with their first victory of the season Saturday night 71-61. "It was a big improvement after our first game, a complete 360 degree turn," said NMCC head coach Travis Day. "We came out and got after it. We had great intensity and I'm pretty proud of my guys tonight."...
Dale Merritt (11/26/07)
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. -- Dr. Dale Courtland Merritt, 63, died Nov. 17, 2007, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville. Born July 7, 1944, in St. Louis, Mo., son of the late Clyde Raymond and Grace Margaret Kennedy Merritt, he was raised in St. Louis. ...
J.B. HIll (11/26/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Judson B. "J.B." Hill, 65, died at 12:42 p.m. Nov. 25, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 4, 1942, in Hughes, Ark., to the late James Henry and Annie Mae Rhyne Hill, he lived most of his life in East Prairie. He was employed by Gates Rubber Company until ill health forced his retirement in 1998. He has also been a member of the Volunteer Fire Department for the City of East Prairie and belonged to the New Beginnings Church in East Prairie...
Floyd Hoffman (11/26/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Floyd J. Hoffman, 83, who died on Nov. 21, 2007, were: Steve Watkins, Jim Cochran, Jim McGhee, Rob Dawson, Duane Pease and Jason Jines.
Valerie Greer (11/26/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services held Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Valerie Rae Dalton Greer, 52, who died Nov. 20, 2007, were: Ethan Lee, Blake Lee, Joe Hartlein, Lee Bloomfield, Lynn Bradshaw and Shawn Ward.
Grace-Lynn Cross (11/26/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Grace-Lynn Mae Cross, infant daughter of Heather Renay Mayabb McCurter of East Prairie and Tommy Shawn Cross of Wyatt, died at birth Nov. 21, 2007. In addition to her parents, survivors include: three brothers, Hunter McCurter, Tyler McCurter and Austyn Hall of the home; paternal grandfather, Anthony Martin of East Prairie; maternal grandparents, Brenda Baker of Bertrand and Harry W. ...
Fannie Allen (11/26/07)
NEW MADRID - Fannie Lucille Allen, 93, died Nov. 24, 2007, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Oct. 24, 1914, in Fredericktown, to the late Walter and Bessie Harris Welshans, she was a member of the New Madrid Baptist Church. She was marred to O.A. Allen, who preceded her in death in 1972...
Gladys Hilterbrand (11/26/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held today at Ponder Funeral Home for Gladys Hilterbrand, 81, who died Nov. 20, 2007, were: Gerald McConnell, Earl McConnell, Bob Patterson, Don Swilley, Jim Leigh and Chester Kordahl.
Births (Published 11/26) (11/26/07)
NEW MADRID - Melissa and James Harris are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 10:32 a.m. Oct. 18, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Molly Mae Harris weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Russell and Sandy Riggs of New Madrid...
Looking Back 11/26 (11/26/07)
CHARLESTON - Mary Francis Middleton has received word from the Civil Service Commission in Washington to report to the National Bituminous Coal Commission in that city. The young lady has been with the Simpson Oil Co. at Charleston for some months. PORTAGEVILLE - Andrew Eftink, a farmer living north of Portageville, is minus a 400-pound Landrace sow, according to deputy sheriff Flip Dees. ...
Your view: Thank you (11/26/07)
The Charleston Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry would like to thank the Charleston Cub Scouts, their parents and Charleston residents for the abundance of canned foods that you collected and donated to the Food Pantry. We didn't have time to count the cans and the parents who sorted and stacked kept busy filling our boxes, but we know that we will have canned goods through January. ...
Your view: An answer? (11/26/07)
The Standard Democrat editorial of Nov. 14, 2007, is thought provoking. It complains abut the $9 trillion public debt that the Feds admit to. The truth is that the debt is actually greater, but that's another story. The last three sentences read: "It took this nation from George Washington to Ronald Reagan to reach the first $1 trillion in debt. ...
Speakout 11/26 (11/26/07)
Hello SpeakOut. Question for you, Animal Health Center, holiday pet pictures Thursday Nov. 18. Can't be right. November 18 is on a Sunday. So, I'll call the animal place. Kind of threw me off there. Must be leap year because it leaped right over me...