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Stories from Sunday, December 7, 2008

Live Christmas trees remind some of past (12/07/08)
SIKESTON -- For some, Christmas just isn't the same without a live Christmas tree. "It reminds them of past Christmases at grandma's house, when they were little kids," said Shirley McCall, co-owner of Garden Lane in Sikeston. Others just like the smell of a fresh tree, she said...
Three jailed for drug trafficking operation (12/07/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- An Advance man and two residents of Texas were arrested recently for a drug trafficking operation. According to a news release from Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner, the arrests are the result of a combined investigation involving the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, the SEMO Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration...
Parents can talk to children about Santa's sleigh being lighter this year (12/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Some parents may be wondering how their children will react if there are less presents under the Christmas tree this year. The adults may be surprised to learn how much their children will understand if Santa doesn't deliver his usual load of gifts later this month...
Phase two of uranium testing under way (12/07/08)
CHARLESTON -- The Gustavson Operating Company is now beginning the second phase in the search for significant uranium deposits in Mississippi County. The first phase, which was completed in mid-October, included reviewing and mapping data from National Uranium Resource Evaluation well testing conducted in the late 1970s, according to John Gustavson of the Gustavson Operating Company...
Truckin' for kids (12/07/08)
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SHS rolls past Dexter (12/07/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs home opener went exactly as planned Friday night. Sikeston jumped out to an early lead, forced numerous turnovers and never trailed in defeating the visiting Dexter Bearcats 74-42. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 7-2 start and led 34-21 at the half, however, Sikeston never put the game away until the fourth quarter...
NMCC thumps Tigers, 69-37 (12/07/08)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagle basketball team routed the visiting Caruthersville Tigers 69-37 Friday night in New Madrid. The Eagles (2-1) were in control the duration of the contest and were led offensively by junior Kony Ealy (17 points, 11 rebounds, three steals) and senior Josh Minner (16 points, six rebounds, one steal)...
Scott Central eases past Advance, wins Oran Tourney (12/07/08)
ORAN -- The Scott County Central Braves won the Oran Invitational Tournament championship on Friday night by taking care of the Advance Hornets 68-34. The Braves were able to gain a slight lead in the first quarter with sophomore Otto Porter leading the way...
Bulldogs open season with win over Richland (12/07/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The home opener for the Portageville Bulldog basketball team was a success Friday evening as they defeated the visiting Richland Rebels 75-53. For the Bulldogs, it was a team effort that put away the Rebels from the opening tip. Head coach Jim Bidewell said his Portageville squad handled the Richland defensive pressure well for four quarters...
Risco wins consolation title in Campbell Tournament (12/07/08)
CAMPBELL-- The Risco Tigers outlasted the East Prairie Eagles to win the consolation game of the Campbell Invitational 67-63 Friday night in Campbell. It was the Eagles who came out hot Friday, taking a seven point lead over the Tigers after the first quarter. But, Risco's Brandon Bennett scored 16 of the Tigers 22 second quarter points to take a lead that Risco would not relinquish. Bennett finished the night with 25 points...
Wrestlers do well (12/07/08)
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First deer (12/07/08)
Jordan Crone, 9, killed his first deer at 3:25 p.m. on Nov. 15.
A piece of home (12/07/08)
SIKESTON -- In Italian, "La Villetta" means "little house." And the owners of the family restaurant in Sikeston want to make their business just that. "We want to give the people of Sikeston a little piece of our homes," said Jack Ballazhi, general manager who owns the restaurant with brothers Jimmy and Qamil Ballazhi. Combined, the trio has about 50 years experience in the restaurant business...
'Sikeston star' visits create a buzz in town (12/07/08)
The staff at the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce was very busy in the month of November coordinating events that celebrated our Sikeston Stars: Blake DeWitt and Neal E. Boyd. We had an outstanding turn out at both events and I personally want to thank Blake, Neal and their families for sharing some of their valuable personal time with our community...
'Secure and safe' gift cards offered (12/07/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- West Park Mall now offers shoppers a secure and safe option for holiday gift-giving. It now provides shoppers with the opportunity to purchase mall gift cards of $20 or more, to be used in any store or kiosk at the mall that accepts Discover...
Finance team wins prestigious award (12/07/08)
SIKESTON -- The finance team at Morlan Dodge Inc. received the Stagecoach Award from Wells Fargo Auto Finance for the third quarter of 2008. The dealership was recognized as one of the top 36 dealers in North America. Finance Director Jason Todt and Amy O'Connor, finance manager, bring over 20 years of experience in the auto finance sector and are able to get their customers affordable payments on new and used vehicles...
Crown Hospice opens Sikeston satellite to serve the area (12/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Crown Hospice has announced the opening of a satellite office in Sikeston, thanks to the continued growth of business in Scott, New Madrid and Mississippi counties. "We really felt like we needed to have a more local office to better serve the families of these counties," said Candy Wilfong and Shelly Huckstep, Crown Hospice program directors...
Business Spirit (12/07/08)
The staff of Attitudes Styling Salon, located at 718 Lake St., were recognized as the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's Spirit Award winners for the month of October. Members of the full service salone pictured from left are: Christy Burd, Kim Couch, Violet Guthrie, Sharron Britton, Jennifer Anderson, Kristy Wooley and Nikki Curry. Not pictured is Janie Baker...
Wrapped with love: Malco Theatre turns film into funds for St. Jude (12/07/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- In keeping with annual tradition, Malco Theatres presents Wrapped with Love for the continued research of childhood diseases at Memphis' own St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This program, in its eleventh year, kicks off Thanksgiving Day and runs through Christmas Day at all 33 Malco Theatre locations in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Mississippi...
Miner retailer joins the Toys for Tots holiday collection (12/07/08)
MINER -- This time of year many of us find ourselves scurrying around, trying to find that popular toy that is high in demand for our young loved ones. Whether it's the new Elmo Live Doll or the Nintendo Wii interactive videogame, there is always that one special toy that a child wants to find under the Christmas tree. But this holiday season, some children won't find any toys under the tree...
Business Briefcase (Published 12/07) (12/07/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU --Philip Moore has been promoted to commercial banking relationship manager at Regions Bank. An accomplished business leader and small business-banking specialist, he has more than 16 years of experience in the finance industry in the Cape Girardeau area...
Charles Johnson (12/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Charles D. Johnson, 86, died Dec. 5, 2008 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was born July 4, 1922, near Grant City, son of the late Roy M. and Hallie (Wyatt) Johnson. Charles joined the local National Guard in 1939, where his unit was later activated on Sept. ...
Nina Clubb (12/07/08)
DEXTER -- Nina Clubb, 95, died Dec. 5, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jackie Harrison (12/07/08)
DEXTER -- Jackie Harrison, 58, died Dec. 6, 2008, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Shirley Ellis (12/07/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Shirley Ellis, 68, died Dec. 6, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse.
Lynuel Campbell (12/07/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Lynuel L. Campbell, 79, died Dec. 4, 2008, at the Gardenview Care Center in Chesterfield. Born June 9, 1929, in Vanduser, son of the late Chester Wesley and Norma Robins Campbell, he was a retired owner and operator of Cedar Wood Resort in Kimberling City where he worked for 25 years. He was a member of Allenville Baptist Church where he also served as deacon...
Gary Hamby (12/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Gary Hamby, 48, died Dec. 6, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Looking Back 12-7 (12/07/08)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Beverly Ralph moved to Poplar Bluff Thursday where Ralph will operate a grocery store he purchased recently. COLUMBIA - Four Southeast Missouri farm families have been named to receive annual farm management awards from the University of Missouri-Columbia. They are: Mr. and Mrs Rodger Campbell of Oran Route 1; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Geske of Matthews; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Owens of Dexter; and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Knight of Perryville...
Fiscal realities must be taken into account (12/07/08)
Gov.-elect Jay Nixon is about to get a lesson on campaign promises vs. fiscal realities. Actually, given the state of the national economy, it should come as no surprise that Missouri will soon be forced to tighten her belt a bit. And I strongly suspect that Nixon and his staff saw this on the horizon and have made plans accordingly...
SpeakOut 12-7 (12/07/08)
It would be unprecedented but because of the dire straits we're in there's got to be some legal way Barack can take over now. I love the way Michelle Obama looks and dresses but I love even more reading critical comments from SpeakOut callers who are obviously seething with envy and jealousy...