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Stories from Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Local students 'going green' (12/09/08)
SIKESTON -- Students at Matthews Elementary in Sikeston are going green -- and they want the rest of the city to follow them. The Sikeston R-6 school was one of 149 K-12 public schools across the United States and Puerto Rico to receive a Hewlett-Packard Technology for Teaching grant. There were 15 schools in the state that each received a $38,000 grant. Each school received an award package of HP products and a cash award for each teacher...
Video training has real-life feel (12/09/08)
SIKESTON -- I got shot while in the line of duty as a police officer Monday. Fortunately, it was just a simulation -- but not a game. Thanks to an extended loan of a Fire Arms Training Simulator from the FBI office in St. Louis, Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers are now able train split-second decisions involving life and death...
SHS cheerleaders ready to compete on national stage (12/09/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Senior High School cheerleading squad has participated in its share of competitions this year. And, on Saturday, it qualified for what will be the biggest competition so far in the 20-girl squad's cheering career. In regional competition to qualify for Nationals, held in Wentzville, the team won not only the large varsity division, but also clinched the the grand award...
Search under way for missing girl (12/09/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - A search is under way for a missing Portageville girl. Portageville Police have issued an Amber Alert in an effort to locate 11-year-old Jamie Lee Nolen. The girl was last seen about 7:30 p.m. Monday walking east on 11th Street, according to a spokesman with the Department...
Storm creates power problems (12/09/08)
SIKESTON -- Southeast Missouri residents faced some harsh weather overnight and this morning. The weather is expected to continue through mid-day Wednesday. As of 9 a.m. today, four-tenths of an inch of rain were reported by the Sikeston Power Station, which serves as an official observer for the National Weather Service...
Sikeston dunks Tigers (12/09/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs got the 3rd Annual SEMO Conference tournament kicked off in grand fashion on Monday night as they dominated the Cape Central Tigers in their opening round match-up 74-30. "I thought we came out with good energy," Sikeston head coach Gregg Holifield said. "We were working hard. It's going to take a little time. We're just going to get better with time I think. I was proud of our effort tonight."...
Notre Dame slips past Charleston; NMCC wins (12/09/08)
SIKESTON -- The No. 4 seed Notre Dame Bulldogs were able to edge out the No. 5 seed Charleston Bluejays 52-50 on Monday night as the Bulldogs handed the Bluejays their first loss in the SEMO Conference tournament since it started again in 2006. Notre Dame held a slim 3-point lead after the first three quarters of play, but the Bluejays were able to eclipse the Bulldogs lead twice and hold a 3-point lead of their own late in the fourth quarter...
Delta storms past Lady Bulldogs (12/09/08)
CHAFFEE -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs dropped their opening round game of the Chaffee Lady Devils Tournament on Monday evening. Knocking the Lady Bulldogs to the loser's bracket was the defending tournament champion Delta Lady Bobcats. The 61-26 final score wasn't an indication of how all four quarters were played, but Sikeston head coach Homer Jackson said that turnovers bit the Lady Bulldogs down the stretch...
Sikeston has five named all-conference (12/09/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team had five players make the SEMO All-Conference team. While no players made the first team, senior Dakota Trevino and juniors Cody Anderson and Jordan Davis were both named to the second team. Junior Stuart Strohn and freshman Hunter Williams were named to the honorable mention list...
Notre Dame rolls past NMCC (12/09/08)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles basketball team fell to the Lady Bulldogs of Notre Dame 68-28 Monday night in New Madrid. The Lady Eagles were able to keep it close in the early going, but Notre Dame began to pull away in the middle of the first quarter off of two quick 3-point shots by Alex Fowler. Fowler finished the game with 23 points...
Lady Bulldogs easily win tourney (12/09/08)
STEELE -- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs won their fourth Bulldog Classic in a row Saturday evening, defeating the Kennett Lady Indians 68-35. Portageville started strong, taking a 24-9 lead after one quarter and built their lead to 38-18 at halftime...
Blanche Traw (12/09/08)
MORLEY -- Blanche Traw, 91, died at 11:25 p.m. Dec. 7, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 18, 1917, in Pocohontas, Ark., to the late Martin and Amanda Nearns Harris, she was a retired cook for Chaffee General Hospital and Morley Cafe. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Morley...
Nina Clubb (12/09/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Nina Mae Clubb, 95, died Dec. 5, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Sept. 23, 1913, near Dexter, to the late Arthur and Laura Atkisson Markland, she was a former seamstress at Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter. She was of the Baptist belief...
Charles Johnson (12/09/08)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services held at 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Charles D. Johnson, 86, who died Dec. 5, 2008, were: Garry Warner, George Parker, John Mobley, Roger Sherman, Don Pratt, and Nelson Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were R.C. Richards and Bob Meyer...
Geneva Voelker (12/09/08)
SIKESTON - Geneva Voelker, 88, died Dec. 9, 2008 at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Ester Morgan (12/09/08)
SIKESTON - Ester L. Morgan, 92, died Dec. 9, 2008 at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Births published 12-9 (12/09/08)
MOREHOUSE -- Tara Kempfer and Jesse Laminack are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 8:13 a.m. Oct. 31, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Destiny Kay Laminack weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long...
Terrill-Dickerson (12/09/08)
MALDEN -- David and Jane Terrill have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lee Terrill, to Matthew H. Dickerson, son of William and Nancy Dickerson of Easley, S.C. The future bride is a 1999 graduate of Risco High School. She graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian studies and a minor in computer information systems from Union University in Jackson, Tenn. ...
Pattersons to mark 50 years of marriage (12/09/08)
SIKESTON -- Jerry and Merilyn Patterson will be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 13. An open house hosted by their children will be from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 13 at their home at 20412 U.S. Highway 61 North. Friends and family are invited to attend. The couple request no gifts. The Pattersons were married 50 years ago by Allie Sullivant in Morehouse...
Looking Back 12-9 (12/09/08)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Quinn Mays of Sikeston are parents of a baby girl born Dec. 8. SIKESTON - The Bracy Development Co. of Little Rock, Ark., submitted the apparent low bid for the construction of 75 units for the elderly Thursday afternoon at the Sikeston Housing Authority office...
SpeakOut 12-9 (12/09/08)
This is to the person that cried when Obama won. Well, I cried the night John Kerry lost to George Bush because that sat embryonic stem cell research back at least four more years. We all have problems. I cried because there will never be a cure for my condition in my lifetime. When you have that problem, you cry...