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Stories from Monday, December 3, 2007

Sikeston holds a Christmas Gift Weekend (12/03/07)
Top: Christmas carolers sing to the residents Saturday at Sikeston's Malone Park. The carolers were part of the Sikeston's Christmas Gift Weekend. The Christmas Gift Weekend consisted of the Sikeston Little Theater's production of the "The Littlest Angel," the Depot Museum's annual Christmas Home Tour and "A Night in Bethlehem" indoor nativity scene...
Firm hired to help boost economy (12/03/07)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County has a lot to offer. And with a new county economic developer now on the job, businesses will soon know it. On Oct. 29, the New Madrid County Mayors Association contracted with Strategic Resource Management LLC, a southeast Missouri consulting firm, to assist in local and regional economic development efforts...
Pool tournament is scheduled in Vanduser (12/03/07)
VANDUSER -- Pool players unite. The town of Vanduser will be hosting the First Annual Bud Light Shoot-Out for billiard players from around the area and also from the surrounding states. Veteran pool player Clay Graviett will be hosting the Shoot-Out and is hoping to have a big turn out for the event...
Portageville wins Senath Tourney (12/03/07)
SENATH -- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs won their third straight Senath- Hornersville Invitational Tournament Saturday night, defeating the Campbell Lady Camels 56-42. "I was really proud of our girls," said Portageville coach Eric Ellerbrook. "This is our third year in a row winning the tournament and I thought our girls played well."...
Harry Powers (12/03/07)
SIKESTON -- Harry L. Powers Jr., 46, died Dec. 2, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home.
Jackie Faris (12/03/07)
WYATT - Jackson Henry "Jackie" Faris, 49, died Nov. 30, 2007, near Wyatt. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Lawrence Thacker (12/03/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Lawrence Alvin Thacker, 60, died Dec. 2, 2007, at the Caruthersville Nursing Center. Born April 8, 1947, at Adamsville, Tenn., he was the son of the late Herschel and Janie Spencer Thacker. Two brothers, Willie Thacker and Troy Thacker, also preceded him in death...
Alfreda Simmons (12/03/07)
CHARLESTON -- Alfreda Simmons, 85, died at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 2007, at her daughter's home in Sikeston. Born Oct. 8, 1922, in Light, Ark., daughter of the late Charlie and Ada Gibbons Smith, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. She had been a homemaker and worked as a cook for the Mississippi County Jail for a number of years. She was also a self-employed seamstress...
Roy Blumenberg (12/03/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Roy Blumenberg, 92, died at 1:25 a.m. Dec. 3, 2007, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Wanda Carey (12/03/07)
BENTON - Wanda Carey, 48, died at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at 4:40 a.m. Dec. 3, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Opal Duncan (12/03/07)
DEXTER -- Opal Marie Duncan, 92, died Dec. 1, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Sept. 3, 1915, in Scott County, she had lived in southeast Missouri most of her life. A member of the Grayridge Baptist Church, she was a seamstress and had retired from the International Shoe Company...
Michael Triplett (12/03/07)
PARK HILLS -- Michael G. Triplett, 48, formerly of East Prairie, died at 3:47 p.m. Nov. 29, 2007, in the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 6, 1959, in East Prairie, to Patsy Ruth Guinn Triplett of East Prairie and the late William Dallas "Dub" Triplett, he lived most of his life in East Prairie. ...
Looking Back 12/3 (12/03/07)
SIKESTON - The critical situation at the municipal light plant as to its capacity to meet the power demand in Sikeston was outlined to the city council at a meeting last night by E.P. Coleman of the Board of Municipal Works. He urged immediate action on the contract to purchase a new generating engine...
Your View: Bless you all (12/03/07)
There are times when all we have to do is show up and allow the blessings to start unfolding. The Community Thanksgiving meal is one of those times. When we show care and concern for others, we can't help but feel the effects of it in untold blessings and both the giver and the receiver benefit...
Your View: Clinton opposed (12/03/07)
There are substantive reasons for opposing Hillary Clinton in next year's Missouri primary. One place to start would be her voting record in the Senate and what that tells us about her judgement which to me, at least, seems clouded by her political aspirations...
SpeakOut 12/3 (12/03/07)
I am a concerned parent of a student at the 7th and 8th Grade Center. For the past three weeks we've been getting information that the school has been having them clean the cafeteria. I advised my child to tell them she wasn't going to do it anymore. ...