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Stories from Saturday, December 15, 2007

Future of Malone tracks unsure (12/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Imagine what Sikeston would be like without the railroad tracks running alongside Malone Avenue. Whatever comes to mind -- good, bad or ugly -- is all speculation as there are more unknowns than knowns at this point. What is known is that the Union Pacific Railroad has placed a legal advertisement that will run in Wednesday's newspaper...
Principal gets an A-plus (12/15/07)
SIKESTON -- When high school theater teacher Tim Thompson took on a new role as the elementary school principal at Scott County Central last year, he had no idea he would be applauded by the state for his work so soon. Last week, Thompson learned of his recognition by the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals as an outstanding new principal for the Southeast Missouri District, which includes 16 counties...
It's never too late to graduate (12/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Since she was in fourth grade, Sherri Payne knew she wanted to be an elementary teacher someday. "It's been a lifelong dream of mine," said Payne, 44. Twenty years after she graduated from Charleston High School, Payne enrolled in classes through Southeast Missouri State University. Four years later, she graduated on Saturday with an education degree -- and became the first in her family to earn a college degree...
'Tis the season to buy jewelry, especially diamonds (12/15/07)
SIKESTON -- If this Christmas you plan on buying an engagement ring or a piece of jewelry for the first time, there are a few things you should know before stepping up to a glass-enclosed counter, experts say. Terri Hurley, owner of Bo's Jewelry and Pawn Shop in Sikeston, said she's been showing lots of wedding sets and engagement bands this month...
Charleston routs Caruthersville (12/15/07)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays basketball team won in impressive and quick fashion Friday night over the Caruthersville Tigers, 93-32, with the mercy clock running the entire fourth quarter. The Bluejays started out hot and never looked back with big performances from Brian Parham, Donald Dixon and Antonio Riggens...
NMCC goes ice cold in 2nd half (12/15/07)
NMCC -- A poor second half performance by the New Madrid County Central Eagles sent the home crowd away disappointed Friday night, as the visiting Doniphan Dons defeated the Eagles, 58-44. After leading 35-32 at the half, the Eagles only managed to score nine more points throughout the second half...
Deja Whew! (12/15/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- What a difference a week makes. Last Friday night the Sikeston Bulldogs routed the shorthanded Notre Dame Bulldogs 78-45 in the third place game of the SEMO Conference Tournament. However Friday night was a different story as Sikeston found themselves in a real dog fight, winning 75-70...
Prep Roundup (12/15/07)
CLARKTON--The Clarkton tournament provided the Risco Tigers with their first victory, as they defeated the Holcomb Hornets Friday night by a score of 65-63 in the fifth-place game. Risco trailed Holcomb at the half, 31-19, but in the second half, Risco's Kyle White scored 23 points to lead the Tigers to victory. White finished the game with 34 points, including six three-pointers...
Hello, Sikeston-Miner... and here's what's coming up (12/15/07)
Hello, Sikeston-Miner! It's truly a thrill to be the new face of the Sikeston & Miner Convention & Visitors Bureau. I'd like to thank all of the residents, business owners, and officials of the two cities who have made me feel welcome as I begin this new enterprise...
Ringing in the season (12/15/07)
SIKESTON -- The holidays are a popular time to buy new cell phones or even add another person to a phone plan. And Hinton Wireless, which recently moved to a new location in the Shoppes at Lake Crossing, near Walgreens, is ready to help customers find the best present to put under the Christmas tree...
Albert Bange (12/15/07)
SIKESTON - Albert Bange, 92, died at 1:25 a.m. Dec. 15, 2007, at Fountainbleau Lodge Nursing Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Johnny Marks (12/15/07)
HIGGINSVILLE -- John Warren "Johnny" Marks, 54, died Dec. 12, 2007, at the Higginsville Rehab Center. Born July 28, 1953, in Rosiclare, Ill., he was the son of the late Albert LeRoy and Mildred E. Friedline Marks. Survivors include: a brother and sister-in-law, Lee and Winnie Marks of Pensacola, Fla.; and a sister, Jean Mays of Waverly, Tenn...
Jim Burris (12/15/07)
ORAN -- James "Jim" Burris, 58, died Dec. 12, 2007, at Benton. Born May 16, 1949, at Cape Girardeau, to the late Louis Harry Edward and Mildred Duty Burris, he had been a truck driver for Agri-Trans Trucking in Cape Girardeau and was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served with the U.S. Marine Corps...
Jack Blaylock (12/15/07)
ESSEX - Jack Blaylock, 71, died Dec. 14, 2007, in the St. Louis University Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
James Edwards (12/15/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- James Harold "Buddy" Edwards, 83, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 13, 2007, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 28, 1924, son of the late Payton and Ella Standridge Edwards, he worked for California Spring Company in West Covina, Calif., for 30 years. He moved to Sikeston in 1990 and then moved to Cape Girardeau where he attended the LaCroix United Methodist Church...
Esther Zook (12/15/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services to be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Esther Lee Zook, 71, who died on Dec. 13, 2007, will be: James Whitley, Thomas Whitley, Nathen Vent, Mike Moore, Junior Parker, Edward Jolley III, Butch Breeden and Jason Miller...
Velma James (12/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Velma Ruth James, 88, died Dec. 13, 2007, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Born Dec. 17, 1918, in Wyatt, daughter of the late John Euriel "J.E." and Nellie Ward Hinton, she was a housewife and a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ...
Sara Williams (12/15/07)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Sara Nell Williams, 87, died Dec. 3, 2007. Born Nov. 5, 1920, in Clarkton, Mo., daughter of the late Oscar and Flora Oakes Reagor, she was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. She was also a secretary and bookkeeper for the State of Missouri and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sikeston, Mo...
Lucille Krone (12/15/07)
SIKESTON - Lucille Krone, 99, died at 12:15 p.m. Dec. 14, 2007, at her home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Bollinger-Ludwig (12/15/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Jaime Leigh Bollinger and Matthew Thomas Ludwig were united in marriage during a 3 p.m. ceremony Oct. 13, 2007, at Francine's Gardens in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. David Boswell officiated. Parents of the bride are Ken and Cindy Bollinger of Benton, and the bridegroom is the son of Tom and Chris Ludwig of Jackson...
Thurman-Casey (12/15/07)
SIKESTON -- Ashley Linden Thurman and David Randall "Randy" Casey were united in marriage during a May 19, 2007, ceremony at First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston. The Rev. John Bouldrey officiated. Parents of the bride are Monte and Janie Thurman of Sikeston, and the bridegroom is the son of David Casey of Charleston and the late Paula Casey. Providing music for the occasion were vocalist Lindsey Wright and musician Debbie Wright...
Henson-Wade (12/15/07)
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Billy and Vickie Henson have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Lynne Henson, to Mark Adam Wade, son of Mark and Sherrie Wade of New Madrid, Mo. A 1999 graduate of Pea Ridge High School and 2004 graduate of College of the Ozarks, the future bride is employed as a physical education teacher for the Pea Ridge School District. Her paternal grandparents are Sue Henson and the late Gene Henson; maternal grandparents are Valentina and Charles Day...
Looking Back 12/16 (12/15/07)
SIKESTON - A son born to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Totten of Sikeston at a Cape Girardeau hospital has been named Roger Byron. 40 years ago Dec. 16, 1967 SIKESTON - Shelby Brown Jackson, member of the People to People tour through Asia, will speak to the Optimist Club Monday morning at the Rustic Rock Inn...
Brighter future will require work for now (12/15/07)
Give Sikeston Mayor Mike Marshall and State Rep. Ellen Brandom credit for bringing much needed attention to the issue of a new bridge over the Mississippi River to replace the aging bridge that spans between Illinois and Missouri. These two elected officials and civil leaders joined state officials this week in touring the bridge in question with the hope of generating support for a new bridge...
SpeakOut 12/16 (12/15/07)
Could you please tell me why the Hallmark, GNC, FX and Oxygen channels are not listed in the TV guide in Sunday's paper. I only have basic extended cable and I get these channels. I realize I have the movie guide on TV but it only shows for the next hour. Sometimes I miss a good movie because I didn't know it was coming on. I don't have a computer to check the listings...