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Stories from Saturday, January 12, 2008

Corporate games to make a return (01/12/08)
SIKESTON -- They're back. The Sikeston Corporate Games will return this summer for the 12th biennial installment of fun and competition. Registration is now under way for the games, which are scheduled for June 1 to 21. The Corporate Games afford local companies a good opportunity for internal team building and company pride -- not to mention a little exercise -- through friendly competition with other area companies. ...
Veterans wanted at ballgame (01/12/08)
SIKESTON -- With a little help, it can be the biggest Bulldog's basketball veterans recognition ceremony ever. Members of the Veterans Recognition Committee are asking area basketball fans to bring friends and family members who are veterans to the Sikeston Senior High School team's last regular season game Feb. 15 so they can be publicly honored for their service...
Changes noted through a decade of local access to higher education (01/12/08)
SIKESTON -- When Stacy Wrather graduated from New Madrid County Central High School in 2001, she lacked a math credit to take classes on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Fortunately, for Wrather, the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center was an option. ...
Through the years (01/12/08)
Over the past 10 years, several changes have taken place at Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston. The following highlights just a few milestones of Sikeston's higher education center. 1960s-1990s: -- Sikeston and area community members explore the development of a community college for Sikeston. ...
Doctors indicted for illegal drug distribution (01/12/08)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston dentist and veterinarian face charges of distributing controlled substances without licenses following a narcotics investigation by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Dentist Ted Lewis, 51, of Sikeston and veterinarian Stephen Curry, 30, of Sikeston turned themselves in Friday morning and were arraigned at the Associate Circuit Court in Benton...
SHS shoots down Rams (01/12/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs butted heads with the Scott City Rams Friday night, but when the final buzzer sounded it was Sikeston who stood triumphant with a 63-36 victory. Last season was a different story when these two teams squared off with the Rams pulling an upset at home over the Bulldogs 68-61...
Braves race past Charleston (01/12/08)
CHARLESTON -- "Rebounding." That's what 6'1 senior Caleb Johnson said gave his Scott County Central Braves (12-2) the edge in their game against the Charleston Bluejays Friday night. The Bluejays (10-6) went into the rivalry game with a slight height advantage over the Braves, but, Scott Central out-rebounded and out-scored the Bluejays on their way towards the victory, 75-70...
NMCC rallies to beat Cape Central in overtime (01/12/08)
NEW MADRID--New Madrid County Central won it's fifth game in a row on Friday night, as they defeated the Cape Central Tigers in an overtime thriller, by a score of 62-60. The game started off with a quick 3-pointer from Cape Central's Anthony Watts, only to have the favor returned on NMCC's first possession by Dontre Jenkins, and that set the tone for the whole evening...
Salon a sizzling success (01/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Although the weather may be chilly with little sunshine these days, Tiffany O'Neal is working to help people in the Sikeston area enjoy a bronze tan. After doing seasonal work in local tanning salons for about six years, she decided to make a living out of her passion, and opened Tanic Tan in mid-...
Ettilee Westfall (01/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Ettilee Westfall, 85, died Jan. 11, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 11, 1922, in Leechville, Ark., daughter of the Late Harvey and Dora Holder, she attended Bethel Baptist Church. On Feb. 20, 1940, at Benton, she married Flavel Westfall who survives of the home...
Joe Pride (01/12/08)
CATRON - Joe Pride, 76, died Jan. 11, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Richards Funeral Home of New Madrid.
Glen Taylor (01/12/08)
BENTON - Pallbearers for services held Friday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Glen R. Taylor, 69, who died Jan. 8, 2008, were: Charles Sanders, Kevin Eftink, Tony Miller, Bruce Taylor, Terry Miller, Gary Taylor and Curtis Allred.
Jarred Vaughn (01/12/08)
STEELE -- Jarred Justin Vaughn, 28, died Dec. 25, 2007, at Steele. Born June 11, 1979, at Dexter, son of Cathy Vaughn of Steele and Don Vaughn of Dexter, he was a machinist for Nibco. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one daughter, Jarrika Vaughn of Steele; three brothers, Matthew Vaughn of Steele and Bradley Vaughn and Jessie Vaughn of Dexter; and one sister, Angela Vaughn of Bragg City...
Ruby Beck (01/12/08)
BERNIE - Ruby Jewell Beck, 81, died Jan. 10, 2008, at her home. Born Oct. 7, 1926, at Tallapoosa, to the late Arnold and Stella Harris Ramsey, she was a homemaker. On Dec. 23, 1942, at New Madrid, she married Robert Lee Beck, who preceded her in death on July 4, 1972...
Pauline Acup (01/12/08)
BLOOMFIELD - Pauline Jackson Acup, 87, died Jan. 11, 2008, at the Golden Living Center at Bloomfield. Born April 29, 1920, at Bloomfield, to the late Dave and Elizabeth Coats Jackson, she was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church at Poplar Bluff...
Lila Werden (01/12/08)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted on Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, for Lila Louise Werden, 72, who died on Jan. 7, 2008, were: Andrew LeBlanc, Brian Empey, Micheal Kucharek, Kevin Kucharek, Shane Horn, Tom Sanders, Bobby Johnson and Brian Cross...
Creacy Gillespie (01/12/08)
CHARLESTON -- Creacy Gary Gillespie, 66, died Jan. 9, 2008, at her home. Born Dec. 18, 1941, in rural East Prairie, to the late Leroy and Lydia Spellers Gary Sr., she was a lifelong resident of Missouri. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Charleston and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses...
Effie L. Adkison (01/12/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Effie Lee Adkison, 86, died Jan. 11, 2008, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born March 10, 1921, at Landon, Ark., to the late Rufus and Ruby Storment Cochran, she spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community and was of the Baptist belief...
Burns-Lynch (01/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Maggie Burns and Gary Lynch were united in marriage Dec. 8, 2007, at Diehlstadt Baptist Church. The Rev. Jack Burns officiated. The bride is the daughter of Lenny Burns of Sikeston and the late Peggy Burns. Parents of the bridegroom are Virginia Lynch of Charleston and James Lynch of Benton...
Hobbs-Seiler (01/12/08)
CHARLESTON -- Theresa Catherine Hobbs and Eric Michael Seiler exchanged wedding vows in an afternoon ceremony June 30, 2007, at Saint Henry Church in Charleston. Monsignor Richard Rolwing celebrated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stowell Hobbs of Charleston. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Seiler of Benton...
Palmer-Kiesling (01/12/08)
WICHITA, Kan. -- W. Craig Palmer and Suzann Palmer have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Leigh Palmer, to Bradley William Kiesling, son of Martha and Scott Kiesling of Sikeston, Mo. A 2005 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, the future bride is employed by the event consulting firm, Landsdale Associates, in Washington, D.C...
McCollom-Pullen (01/12/08)
SIKESTON -- Charles and Cathy McCollom have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kendill McCollom, to Nathan Pullen, son of Mitchell and Marilyn Pullen of Wyatt. A 2003 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School and a 2007 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, the future bride attends nursing school...
Looking Back 1/13 (01/12/08)
SIKESTON - Alice Marin was elected by the Sikeston High School seniors today as the school's contestant in the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship project. 40 years ago SIKESTON - Eight and a half inches of snow have fallen in Sikeston since Friday, marking the greatest accumulation for a single period in at least 10 years. Snow started falling Friday afternoon and continued intermittently for 72 hours...
Being an American in today's world (01/12/08)
I am an American. Those are proud words though they once held much more pride across other nations than they do today. But those words still speak volumes to the millions of faceless and nameless world citizens whose lives are better today because America came to their rescue in one form or another...
SpeakOut 1/13 (01/12/08)
I wanted to speak out against Dell Inc. I purchased a Dell laptop a year ago with a three year service contract on it through Dell with their warranty. The tech has had to come to my house three times to repair the unit. When they were here they told me I needed to call Dell Customer Service again and see what they could do to resolve it because they could not do any more with it. ...