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Stories from Saturday, December 8, 2007

Make a list and check it twice before a road trip (12/08/07)
SIKESTON -- With all the shopping and gatherings, people are on the road a lot this month. And since weather conditions can quickly change, motorists had best make a list and check it twice to make sure they are ready for the trip. One of the biggest things to remember, said Lt. Jim McNiell of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop E, is to allow plenty of time. "Always leave earlier than what's necessary," he said...
No hang ups (12/08/07)
SIKESTON -- New phones for the city means better service for you. The changeover to the new Voice-Over-Internet Protocol phone system was completed Friday, according to Drew Juden, director of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. "They're up and running," Juden said. "We're still working out a few bugs and glitches. As people start using them there's always a few issues to work out."...
Police looking for carjacking suspect (12/08/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Authorities are seeking a suspect following a carjacking Friday. "About 7:25 p.m. we got a report of a stolen car taken by force from the parking lot of a local business in Portageville," said Lt. Tom Doering of the Portageville Police Department...
Jefferson City man arrested in Sikeston (12/08/07)
BENTON -- A joint effort by law enforcement agencies resulted in the drug- related arrest of a Jefferson City man in Sikeston. James William Nixon Jr., 20, of Jefferson City was arrested Friday on charges of class B felony possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, class C felony possession of a controlled substance, class D felony possession of anhydrous ammonia in an unapproved container, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter.. ...
Practice makes perfect (12/08/07)
Eryn Pritchett, a junior at Sikeston High School, practices for the String Orchestras Christmas Concert. The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. today at the Field House. The Seventh and Eighth Grade Orchestra will also participate in the concert.
SHS blows out shorthanded Notre Dame (12/08/07)
SIKESTON -- All season long the Sikeston Bulldogs have played one good half of basketball and have had one bad half. On Friday night the Bulldogs put it all together and hammered their arch-rival Notre Dame, 78-45 to claim third place in the SEMO Conference Tournament...
Back-to-Back (12/08/07)
SIKESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays repeated as SEMO Conference champions Friday night after knocking off the Jackson Indians 63-56. In what proved to be a see-saw battle between Charleston's athleticism and Jackson's size, the Bluejays managed to pull away in the end with steady pressure and clutch shooting down the stretch...
Scott Central rolls past Gideon (12/08/07)
SIKESTON -- The Scott County Central Braves rolled on to their fifth win of the season Friday night, as they took care of the Gideon Bulldogs, 113-59. The Braves looked to be back on the top of their game, after coming off a tough loss to the Bell City Cubs in the Oran Invitational Tournament last week. Using their daunting full-court press, Scott Central (5-1) took advantage of the Bulldogs mishaps to create easy baskets for themselves...
Mules hold off NMCC (12/08/07)
SIKESTON -- The Poplar Bluff Mules used a 9-0 run to start the fourth quarter to build a 51-38 lead on the New Madrid County Central Eagles Friday night and held on for 60-56 win in the fifth place game of the SEMO Conference Tournament. Poplar Bluff was dominate on the boards in the fourth quarter, getting numerous put backs during their run...
Bernie shoots past Risco; Richland falls to Bloomfield (12/08/07)
RISCO -- The Risco Tigers fell short of their first win Friday night, losing to the Bernie Mules, 79-47. The Tigers troubles began halfway through the first quarter, when Bernie knocked down five consecutive 3-pointers. The Mules ended the first with a 29-9 lead...
Deer killed (12/08/07)
Nathan Dowdy shot this 8-point buck at 5:11 p.m. outside of Van Buren. Pictured with Dowdy is his son, three-year-old Mason Dowdy.
Hawks down St. Vincent; earn first win of season (12/08/07)
BENTON -- The Kelly Hawks basketball team took care of business Friday night by defeating the St. Vincent Indians by a score of 52-47. "I think tonight was the best game we've played so far," Kelly head coach Nate Wills said. "We've made a lot more progress in the last two days and the kids came out hungry tonight."...
Business Briefcase 12/9 (12/08/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct counseling sessions for area small business persons and individuals planning business ventures. The counselor, Gil Degenhardt, will be available for two sessions Dec. 11, beginning at 9 a.m. ...
Man fulfills vision; now owns eyecare business (12/08/07)
SIKESTON -- One might say optometry is in Bryan Wood's blood. After all, he is a fifth-generation optometrist. He's also been putting glasses together since he was just 5. "I was definitely born into the business," Wood said. However, he is the first of his family to branch out and start his own practice, Clearview Eyecare. The store opened in early November...
Associated Electric names new plant management (12/08/07)
NEW MADRID -- Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI) has named Roger Neumeyer as plant manager and Scott Harvey as assistant plant manager at the New Madrid Power Plant, operated by AECI. Neumeyer has been acting plant manager at New Madrid since September 2007 and worked as assistant plant manager from June to September 2007. ...
Sherman Rogers (12/08/07)
DEXTER -- Sherman Rogers, 90, died Dec. 7, 2007, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Washington. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Stella Hulfshof (12/08/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Stella Cecelia Hulshof, 91, died Dec. 7, 2007, at Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Neva Ragsdel (12/08/07)
DEXTER -- Neva L. Ragsdel, 95, died Dec. 7, 2007, in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center. Born Feb. 1, 1912, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Albert Green and Bessie May Shipman, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Estelle Phillips (12/08/07)
SIKESTON -- Estelle Phillips, 85, died at 9:05 a.m. Dec. 7, 2007, at her home. Born Sept. 24, 1922, at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., daughter of the late W.T. and Elizabeth Nolley Watson, she was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Sikeston. On Oct. 25, 1941, in New Madrid, she married J.C. Phillips who preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 2005...
Ermon Storms (12/08/07)
VANDUSER -- Pallbearers at services held Dec. 1 at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Ermon M. Storms, 94, who died Nov. 28, 2007, were: Larry Richard, Kevin Wages, Josh Cindrell, Mitch Landrum, Jodie Storms and Jerry Thompson.
Lora Mae Meeks (12/08/07)
BERTRAND -- Lora Mae Meeks, 77, died at 1:50 p.m. Dec. 7, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 8, 1930, in St. Louis, daughter of the late James Loren and Ora Lee Morehead Maxwell, she had lived her entire life in Scott and Mississippi counties and for over 57 years in Bertrand. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Charleston where she served in the Ladies Aide Society and had taught Sunday school for over 30 years...
Births (Published 12/9) (12/08/07)
Burke WHITEWATER - Tabatha Bain is the parent of her third child, second son, born at 7:14 p.m. Nov. 1, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Aiden James Burke weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long. Grandparents are Ruth and Gary Burke of Whitewater and Michelle Melvin of Anoka, Minn...
Stauffer -- 65th (12/08/07)
BEMENT COMMUNITY -- Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Stauffer will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Tuesday. Stauffer and the former Beatrice Redman were married Dec. 11, 1942, at St. Mark's Methodist Church in Detroit. Stauffer is a graduate of Diehlstadt High School and attended the Missouri School of Mines at Rolla. He served with the U.S. Coast Guard. Mrs. Stauffer is a graduate of Bell City High School. She worked for Michigan Telephone Co. in Detroit...
Looking Back 12/9 (12/08/07)
SIKESTON - Hal Fagan, manager of the Front Street Kroger Store in Sikeston, is the winner of a 10-day all-expense-paid trip to Florida starting Jan. 5. SIKESTON - Maurice Hixon, superintendent of the Coleman Light Plant, was appointed by Gov. Warren E. Hearnes to a seven-man local government employees retirement system board...
Take time to enjoy one another this Christmas (12/08/07)
Okay, so let me voice my annual complaint about the holiday season. It's too late for this year but folks, at some point, we need to return the Christmas holiday to the real meaning of the season. Granted, that is about as simplistic as it gets. But we all know it's true...
SpeakOut 12/9 (12/08/07)
Two little girls from the Matthews Elementary School here in Matthews came around selling from catalogues. I purchased from each, $18 and $19. You filled out the order and I made my check out to the school. You receive know receipt and I didn't know the children. I haven't received anything. Second time around, because two years ago I gave a girl cash with my order, never seen her again. Now the Girl Scouts came by with the same type of order. They always deliver, buy from them...