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Stories from Thursday, December 13, 2007

Community ready to sing (12/13/07)
SIKESTON -- It's not too late to add your hallelujah to the chorus. The fifth annual Community Sing-Along will begin at 3 p.m. Dec. 23 at the Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church at Allen and Wakefield. "It's a time for members of all the different churches to come together to celebrate the birth of our Savior," said Harry Howard, coordinator, director and founder of the annual event. ...
Sikeston man is sentenced (12/13/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Sikeston man has been sentenced on charges of drug trafficking. Eddie Lee Mills, 58, was sentenced to 10 years on one felony count of distribution of five grams or more of cocaine in a court appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court...
Candlelight tours (12/13/07)
NEW MADRID -- Old-fashioned family fun mixed with a little lesson in history will be part of New Madrid's Christmas Candlelight Tours and Open House this weekend. "We do the candle light tours every year, but this year we have a lot more happening on Main Street," said Christina McWaters, executive director of the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce...
Transportation officials meet (12/13/07)
Duane Michie, vice chairman of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, and Kevin Keith, chief engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation, talk at the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce after touring the Mississippi River Bridge and the Ohio River Bridge in Cairo Wednesday evening...
State getting involved to help reduce copper thefts (12/13/07)
SIKESTON -- Copper theft is an epidemic in the state, especially the Bootheel area for the past year. Communities have come together to fight the problem, and now the state is getting involved. At the request of Gov. Matt Blunt, community meetings are scheduled around the state for victims or other targets to discuss concerns and preventative efforts, as well as state legislation set to be introduced...
SHS freshmen down Kelly (12/13/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs ninth grade boys basketball team was in action Wednesday night, as they took care of the Kelly Hawks, 41-16. The Bulldogs were able to jump out to an early lead, outscoring the Hawks 16-4 in the first quarter and never looked back...
Eighth graders sweep Cape (12/13/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs eighth grade boys basketball team hosted Cape Central Wednesday night, beating the Tigers 34-27. "We came out and played hard tonight," said Sikeston head coach Kevin Self. "We shot the ball well and made our free throws which helped us to come away with the win."...
Arabelle Cunningham (12/13/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Arabelle Cunningham, 95, who died Dec. 10, 2007, were: Jim Allen, Bill Littleton, Jerry Laseter, John Ensoil and Larry Nickell.
Arvel Williamson (12/13/07)
DEXTER -- Arvel F. Williamson, 95, died Dec. 12, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born March 29, 1912, at Zadock, son of the late Oscar Franklin Williamson and Ollie Pry Williamson Hobbs, he was a retired carpenter and of the Baptist belief...
Elsie M. Cantrell (12/13/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Elsie M. Cantrell, 97, died Dec. 11, 2007, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 19, 1910, in Pine Valley, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Bill and Cora Gorton Dickey. She had worked as a seamstress, a dime store clerk and in a sewing factory in Memphis, Tenn. ...
Mildred Kiefer (12/13/07)
NEW HAMBURG -- Mildred P. Kiefer, 83, died at 12:40 a.m. Dec. 12, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 22, 1924, in Benton, daughter of the late Adam and Alvina Urhahn Felter, she was a homemaker and member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg and St. Ann Sodality...
Celia Cooper (12/13/07)
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Celia Estell Widner Cooper, 92, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Dec. 9, 2007, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland. Born July 7, 1915, in Ridgely, Tenn., daughter of the late Ferd Cleveland and Mary Alice Turner Reams, she was of the Pentecostal belief...
Irene Kuehle (12/13/07)
PUXICO - Irene Anthony Kuehle, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 11, 2007, at the Beverly Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico. Born June 11, 1921, in Advance, to the late Frank and Nellie Anthony, she spent most of her life in Sikeston, where she was a long-standing member of First United Methodist Church. She retired as an elementary school teacher...
Bert Wethington (12/13/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted on Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Herbert Vernon "Bert" Wethingon, 70, who died Dec. 8, 2007, were: John Florida, Doug Wethington, Joe Arnold, Billy Arnold, Michael Arnold and Steve Colberg...
Dorothy Julius (12/13/07)
DEXTER -- Dorothy D. Julius, 99, died Dec. 12, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 27, 1908, in Newport, Ark., daughter of the late Mack and Minnie Riley Cochran, she had lived in Puxico and Grandin before she moved to Dexter 26 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of the Eastern Star and Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Births (Published 12/13) (12/13/07)
Crowley CHARLESTON - Sarah VanNoy and Justin Crowley are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 12:18 p.m. Nov. 5, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Aubrey Korrine Crowley weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long...
Looking Back 12/13 (12/13/07)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Cotton, 611 S. Kingshighway, are parents of a son born Saturday at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. --- SIKESTON - Gene Ward and Lowell Goodson, formerly of Lutesville, have purchased the North Y Service Station and Cafe from Mr. and Mrs. Herald Herrin, who have operated the business the last 18 months...
Network media adds slant to its news (12/13/07)
I watch more than my share of television news because that's my business and, even if it were not, I think somehow we have a passing responsibility to stay informed. Without information, we're prone to make poor decisions. Without information, we're left to guess at solutions instead of thinking them through...
SpeakOut 12/13 (12/13/07)
To the person who can't find a job, get yourself a pair of pants that fit and pull them up so that your friggin' drawers don't show. Wash and comb your nasty head. Talk like you have just a little bit of brains "Yo, you know what I'm saying, yo," and I just bet that there is someone out there that will give you a job - if you really wanted one in the first place...