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Stories from Sunday, November 23, 2008

Help keep roads safe during the holidays (11/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Be sure to thank your designated driver this holiday season -- or to say "No, thanks" to alcoholic beverages. As the kickoff for the holiday season, Thanksgiving is a time when people return home to visit family and friends, catch up and celebrate, noted Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, in a press release...
Christmas is coming (11/23/08)
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Heating costs up due to gas price (11/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Southeast Missouri residents can expect to pay more to heat their homes this winter, but the good news is there are ways to offset the costs. "The cost of the gas portion of a customer's bill is going to be between 10 and 15 percent greater than last year, and that's strictly due to the cost of gas," said Steve Green, manager public affairs for Atmos Energy...
Gun retailers experience a booming business (11/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Christmas shopping and hunting season typically makes this a busy time for gun dealers. This year it's expected to be even busier. Gun enthusiasts in the area and nationwide are stocking up on firearms out of fears that the combination of an Obama administration and a Democrat-dominated Congress will result in tough new gun laws...
One is fatally injured in Friday accident (11/23/08)
STEELE -- Two Pemiscot County residents were injured and one died as a result of two separate accidents that occurred near Steele. According to the Missouri state Highway Patrol, at around 11:15 a.m. Friday a southbound vehicle driven by Gary D. Ellis, 64, of Greenville failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Missouri Highway 164 and Route F four miles west of Steele and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Thelma C. Sanders, 59, of Steele...
Dexter man pleads guilty to charges for unlawful possession of firearms (11/23/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Stoddard County man pled guilty in federal court on Friday on charges for the unlawful possession of a firearm. Robert Charles Hennecke III, 22, of Dexter, pled guilty to one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He appeared before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr...
Lady Bulldogs to rely on youth (11/23/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldog Basketball team will look to some fresh faces this year, as their young team looks to develop the fundamentals of success. Third-year head coach Homer Jackson notes that his squad will not return any starters from the 2007-2008 season...
Class 4: Hopes are high for experienced Dexter (11/23/08)
DEXTER -- Expectations are high for the Lady Bearcats basketball program this season as they return four starters from their 22-5 district championship season a year ago. Dexter will be a senior-laden team with all four of the returning starters being seniors who have experienced a lot of success in the last two seasons...
Class 3: Kelly looking to return to playoffs (11/23/08)
BENTON -- The Kelly Lady Hawks are once again set for a solid season of high school hoops. This year's squad is preparing for a shot at another district title game, but hope that they can rebound after a disappointing loss last season to Portageville...
Class 1: Scott Central turning over new leaf (11/23/08)
SIKESTON -- The Scott County Central Bravettes will be turning over a new leaf this upcoming season as they head into the 2008-09 season with very little varsity experience returning to the hardwood. "We have a lot of inexperience," SCC head coach Semona Penrod said. "The kids that we do have on the team and have some varsity experience will have to be the one's we go to."...
Class 2: Portageville seeking another district title (11/23/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Fresh off of a district title in Class 3, the Portageville Lady Bulldogs now look to continue their hot streak in Class 2. The move to the lower class eliminates the recent rivalry that the Lady Bulldogs have composed against the Kelly Lady Hawks, but head coach Eric Ellerbrook says that there are several teams in their new district that could pose just as much of a problem come district tournament time...
Local runners fare well in Cairo Levee Footrace (11/23/08)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The 38th running of the Cairo Levee Footrace took place Nov. 8 at St. Mary's Park in Cairo, Ill. Seventy-five runners braved the cool, windy weather to take part in the 3.1 or 6.2 mile race. Sikeston's 88-year-old Glenn Harper was the oldest runner in the competition and completed the 3.1 mile course in a little over one hour...
First deer (11/23/08)
Bailey J. McDonald, 11, shot his first deer, a four-point buck, on Nov. 2 at 6:30 a.m. in Stoddard County. McDonald, son of Tony and Claudette McDonald, was hunting with his father.
Block Hole Access open for fishing, duck hunters (11/23/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY -- A favorite fishing hole and hunting spot for duck hunters reopened yesterday after repairs were made by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Don Arnold, the construction and maintenance supervisor for the Missouri Department of Conservation, said the area's boat ramp was obstructed when an unusually high amount of silt was carried in during the March floods. ...
Still Truckin' (11/23/08)
MINER -- Smart business practices and a supportive community have helped Trucks Inc. have a smooth ride for 20 years. And officials look to continue traveling that road for years to come. Richard Ash, vice president and general manager of the company, said he thinks that milestone is significant and says a lot...
Poof! Magician plans for area appearances (11/23/08)
SIKESTON -- When it came to planning a birthday party for her 4-year-old daughter Macy earlier this year, Amanda Ulmer of Sikeston knew that she wanted something different. She had always been fascinated by magicians. And in an online search, she found Justin Chandler, based out of Martin, Tenn. -- which she thought would be perfect...
Business Briefcase (Published 11/23) (11/23/08)
SIKESTON -- A Plus Inc. Home Services has been contracted by Veteran's Home Care of Missouri to provide in-home services to veterans and surviving spouses. A Plus provides in-home personal care, homemaker services respite, advanced personal care and skilled nursing. Vicki Curtis, owner, has 27 years in home nursing experience and has been in business since 1995. A Plus Inc. Home Services can also help veterans with obtaining this assistance...
Mickey Thomas (11/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Micajah Boyte "Mickey" Thomas, 77, died Nov. 16, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 3, 1931, in Memphis, Tenn., son of the late Micajah B. Thomas II and Edith Saylor Thomas, he was a member of First Baptist Church in Sikeston, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and had been a sales representative for Prudential Insurance Company before retiring...
Patsy Barnett (11/23/08)
CANALOU -- Patsy M. Hays Barnett, 55, died Nov. 20, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 15, 1953, in Corning, Ark., daughter of the late James David and Mary Elizabeth Flippo Hays; she was of the Nazarene belief. Survivors include: four daughters, Alicia Beeler of Paducah, Ky., Tawny Divietro of Vanduser, Jera Goodman of Sikeston and Amanda Harbison of Matthews; two brothers, Danny Lee Greeson of Eldon and Jackie Wayne Hays of Morehouse; one sister, Ethyl Fay "Sissy" Hays of Morehouse; seven grandchildren; and her special friend, Jerry Hunter of Canalou.. ...
Annis Johnson (11/23/08)
MALDEN -- Annis Juanita Johnson, 77, died Nov. 21, 2008, at the Malden Nursing Center. Born Sept. 27, 1931, in Camp, Ark., to the late Richard Jess and Beulah Lee Mask Johnson, she was of the Assembly of God belief. Survivors include: one sister, Louise Cook of Malden; two nieces and their spouses, Karen and Danny Freeman of Sikeston and Teresa and Michael McCain of Gideon; two nephews and their wives, Vernon and Shirley Pickard and James and Betty Pickard of Gideon; and several great-nieces and nephews and cousins.. ...
Claud Cribbs (11/23/08)
LILBOURN -- Pallbearers for services held Friday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Claud V. Cribbs, 92, who died Nov. 18, 2008, were: Jeff Shinske, Tim Campbell, Wayne Campbell, Jonathan Cribbs, Michael Cribbs and Jason Edmondson. Honorary pallbearer was Raymond Creasy...
Births published 11-23 (11/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Staci and Robbie Sims are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 7:34 a.m. Oct. 15, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Kennedi Paige Sims weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jamie and Carla Tarr of Union, Ky. Great-grandparents are Jim and Mary Virgin of Russell, Ky., Jim Tarr of Ashland, Ky., and the late Suzanne Tarr...
Aiello-Maher (11/23/08)
INDEPENDENCE -- Marisa Lorraine Aiello and Matthew Raymond Maher were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony July 5, 2008, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Jerry Brownlee officiated at the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kate Aiello of Sikeston and Carl Aiello of Fairbanks, Alaska. The parents of the bridegroom are Kay and Ray Maher of Independence...
Lewer-Kluesner (11/23/08)
SIKESTON -- Bryce and Dorothy Lewer of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Renee, to Dustin Kluesner, son of Norman and Dianne Kluesner of New Hamburg. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Kelly High School, a 2003 graduate of Three Rivers Community College and is currently enrolled at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark., where she is pursuing a bachelor's degree in medical technology. She is employed at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Looking Back 11-23 (11/23/08)
MATTHEWS - Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Martin of Matthews have a new baby son, born Nov. 5. CHARLESTON - Tomorrow is the effective date of Police Chief Dolph Webb's resignation and Charleston City Manager James Butts said today that until a review is made of the department, the city will not actively seek a replacement...
Media should take an Obama holiday (11/23/08)
Boy was I wrong! I simply assumed that when the election ended, the national media might slowly migrate to other issues of importance. But maybe because of our tanking economy and the government's role in that mess, the media continues to be fascinated with the comings and going of Washington as if nothing else mattered...
SpeakOut 11-23 (11/23/08)
To all the elected officials who I may or may not have voted for but who is supposed to work for ME and not you money givers. I strongly object to my tax dollars being used to bail out the auto builder for their retirement benefits which they granted without any objection. ...