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Stories from Tuesday, December 11, 2007

What's in a name? (12/11/07)
CHARLESTON -- From Texas Bend to the Big Book Curve, there are places in and around Mississippi County that you won't find on a map. A local resident would be hard pressed to give you directions without using these references points, however. "Every county is the same way," said Homer Oliver, associate commissioner for the north half of Mississippi County...
Groups racing to prepare their Christmas programs (12/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Tom Sieberg is hoarse, and he still has a week to go until all of his Christmas music programs are over. "I've been doing too much singing," laughed the music instructor for the Kindergarten Center and Matthews Elementary in Sikeston...
Pool Tourney winners (12/11/07)
"All Mixed Up" took home the grand prize of $1,820 for winning the 1st Annual Bud Light Shoot-Out held in Vanduser on Sunday. The team is pictured from left: Chris Paine, Krishna Ravinuthala, Jeremy Marbello, Brian Phillips, Stephanie Ravinuthala, Courtney Nenninger and Ron Shrum. Krishna Ravinuthala of Memphis came in first in the break contest held on Saturday...
Sikeston eighth graders fall short (12/11/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston eighth grade basketball team lost a close game to the Poplar Bluff Mules Monday night 30-29. Just a little less than two weeks after losing to the Mules 47-38 in Poplar Bluff, a game where they trailed the entire way, Sikeston led for most of Monday's contest...
NMCC freshmen defeat Kennett (12/11/07)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central boys freshman basketball team won their first game of the season last week, defeating the Kennett Indians 50- 40. "I want to congratulate our kids for the way they played," said NMCC coach Keith Sapp. "With this being our first game, I didn't know what to expect, but what I saw was a lot of hustle and effort from our guys. We now know, as a team, the things we must improve on."...
Sikeston ninth graders down Mules (12/11/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston ninth grade basketball team pulled away from Poplar Bluff in the second half Monday night, winning 47-27. Sikeston led 25-17 at the half and 33-26 after three quarters before outscoring the visitors 14-1 in the final frame. "The first half we came out a little sluggish and didn't rebound real well," said Sikeston coach Chris Sarakas. "The second half we rebounded like we can and that was the difference in the game."...
Kelly shuts down Eagles (12/11/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The Kelly Lady Hawks visited the East Prairie Lady Eagles Monday night, and proved to be too much, as Kelly handed the home squad a loss by a score of 57-25. Kayla Cissell, Londyn Backfisch and Sarah Ruff provided the boost on Monday night, as Cissell led all scorers with 16, while Backfisch and Ruff each added 14 apiece to the totals...
Dexter defeats district rival (12/11/07)
FREDERICKTOWN -- Dexter's Lady Bearcats proved they will be a contender when the season-ending playoffs roll around after defeating Class 4, District 1 rival Fredericktown, 70-56, on the road Monday. Dexter trailed Fredericktown 14-9 after the first period and 31-25 at the break before putting together a second half rally. The Lady Bearcats used their depth and conditioning to pull out the win, according to first-year coach Chad Allen...
Martin Halter (12/11/07)
CHARLESTON -- Martin Thomas Halter, 90, died at 9:45 p.m. Dec. 10, 2007, at Autumn Creek in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Arabelle Cunningham (12/11/07)
SIKESTON - Arabelle Cunningham, 95, died Dec. 10, 2007, at Miner Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born April 11, 1912, in Charleston, daughter of the late Harvey E. and Flossie Byrum Blackburn, she was a member of First United Methodist Church. She had been a clerk for 10 years at F.W. Woolworth and 19 years at Reiss Dairy...
Woodrow Bolen (12/11/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Woodrow George Bolen Sr., 90, died Dec. 9, 2007, at the Mark Twain Caring Center. Born Oct. 2, 1917 in Truman, Ark., he was a mill worker for Himmelberger- Harrison in Morehouse from Dec. 5, 1945, until his retirement. He was a member of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a volunteer for the Morehouse Fire Department for 20 years...
Jo Adams (12/11/07)
DEXTER -- Jo Adams, 82, died Dec. 9, 2007, at the Cypress Point Health Care facility. Born April 8, 1925, in St. Louis, to the late Pasquale and Anna Mazza Caruana, she had lived in St. Louis before moving to Dexter in 1987. She was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary at Missouri Southern Healthcare and had worked in real estate before retiring. She was of the Baptist belief...
David Archie (12/11/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - David Archie, 62, died at 7:40 p.m. Dec. 10, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Esther Aaron (12/11/07)
ESSEX -- Esther Aaron, 88, died Dec. 8, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Oct. 5, 1919, to the late Ralph and Birdie Smith Aaron, she had lived most of her life in Essex where she was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She had worked in the office of Missouri Utilities until her retirement...
Clarence Cantrell (12/11/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Clarence Cantrell, 96, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 9, 2007, at the Lutheran Home Assisted Care Facility in Cape Girardeau. Clarence was born Oct. 8, 1911, in Thayer, son of Charley and Lottie Risner Cantrell. He and Mary Allard were married on Oct. 3, 1936, in Charleston. At his death, Clarence was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. He was active in church through the years serving as deacon for most of his adult life...
Births (Published 12/11) (12/11/07)
Branam NEW MADRID - Neecie Branam is the parent of her third child, second son, born at 10:32 a.m. Nov. 2, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Camden Alfred weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Eddie Clark of New Madrid and the late Karen Clark...
Looking Back 12/11 (12/11/07)
SIKESTON - Reiss Dairy yesterday awarded a contract for the construction of an elaborate and attractive plant to Edgar Stephens & Sons of Cairo, general contractors. The plant is to be erected on three acres of ground fronting Highway 61 South, a half-block south of Gladys Street...
Ask some questions about the payouts (12/11/07)
There's not one person reading this column who can honestly say they understand fully how Wall Street investments truly work. If they did, they would be reading this column over the Internet from some remote island in the Pacific. The truth is - be it Wal-Mart stock or your 401k - virtually all of us are clueless on the intricate variables that make up the world of investments...
SpeakOut 12/11 (12/11/07)
I'm a white male and I live here in southeast Missouri. I think it's very, very wrong how about Michael Vick is being put in prison and all these bad comments about him, him being famous, rich and black. We've got three white guys that are more or less doing the same thing, fighting dogs for money, and I will guarantee you these three white males will walk free or have a $100 fine. ...