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Stories from Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas helpers (12/15/08)
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Unemployment claims are rising (12/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Right now isn't a good time to search for a job, and recent reports show that claims for unemployment keep rising. "It's a sign of the times -- this is nothing new, we went through this about 20 years ago," said Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. "It will turn around."...
Holiday tunes (12/15/08)
Singers from the Sikeston area perform Sunday in the Christmas Choir Concert at the First United Methodist Church. Directed by Sharron Lathum, the choir included about 40 performers and also featured harpist Lacey Lee of Springfied.
Man is charged in death of infant (12/15/08)
NEW MADRID - A New Madrid man will be arraigned today on charges of first degree murder for the death of toddler. Larry D. Grant, 41, is being held in the New Madrid County Jail and is slated to appear in Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court at 10 a.m. today. Grant is being held without bond...
Season of giving (12/15/08)
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Rural Sikeston man is found guilty (12/15/08)
SIKESTON -- A rural Sikeston man has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in connection with a 2007 murder. The trial of Lee Roy "Chuck" King II, of 7698 Route E in rural Sikeston, began on Wednesday in Butler County, due to a change of venue. King was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the March 2007 shooting death of Richard L. Sterling, 37, of Morehouse...
4-year-old Sikeston boy mauled by dog (12/15/08)
SIKESTON -- A 4-year-old is recovering from being mauled by an American Bulldog over the weekend. Around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a call from Missouri Delta Medical Center in reference to a child who was mauled. The boy's ear was ripped almost all the way off, he had a bite mark through his cheek, and several other bite marks on his face...
Kelly wins tourney (12/15/08)
CHAFFEE -- Back-to-back titles were the end of the road for the Delta Lady Bobcats as the Kelly Lady Hawks held on to a small lead down the stretch to win the Chaffee Lady Devils Invitational 55-50 on Saturday evening. The Delta squad that has had the Lady Hawks' number for the past two years of the tournament couldn't pull it together down the stretch as Kelly's depth took the best of the Lady Bobcat team...
Portageville boys and girls both collect wins (12/15/08)
HAYTI -- The Portageville basketball team rallied from a third quarter deficit and defeated Hayti 72-57 Friday night. The Bulldogs trailed 41-31 midway through the third quarter and pulled within one point, 43-42 heading into the fourth quarter. Portageville then scored 30 points in the final frame to defeat Hayti...
Allene Baker (12/15/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Allene Baker, 84, died at 3:20 p.m. Dec. 12, 2008, in the Saint Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau. Born May 2, 1924, to the late Harvey L. and Loula M. Crice Arington, in the Bird's Point community in Mississippi County, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Roberta Tanner (12/15/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Roberta V. Tanner, 92, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 12, 2008, at Memphis. Born Sept. 29,1916, in Portageville, to the late Robert and Allibe Harrilson Branch, she was a member and a choir member of the Leawood Baptist Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star for over 25 years...
Orlen Gaines (12/15/08)
DEXTER -- Orlen Gaines, 97, died Dec. 13, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 15, 1911, in Stoddard County, to the late W.G. and Lula Lee Dowdy Gaines, he was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II and a member of the First United Methodist Church...
Helen Martin (12/15/08)
MINER -- Helen V. Martin, 86, of Miner Nursing Center and formerly of Mississippi County died Dec. 12, 2008, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 22, 1922, in the Bement community of Mississippi County, to the late Clarence William and Flora Irene Smith Presson, she had lived her entire life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the Bridges United Methodist Church and the Lusk Chapel Extension Club...
James Hinds (12/15/08)
BENTON, Ky. -- James Thomas Hinds, 81, died Dec. 12, 2008, in Benton. Born to the late Charles and Ruth Carter-Carson Hinds, he served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He taught math, biology and agriculture in the New Madrid, Mo., and Crossville, Ill., public school systems and also worked with the Marshall County Refuse Department and the Lourdes Dietary Department...
Louise Cates (12/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Louise Cates, 83, died Dec. 15, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Births published 12-15 (12/15/08)
SIKESTON -- Jeremiah and Krista Shands are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 3:24 p.m. Nov. 12, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Seth Davis Shands weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Mac Davis and Patricia Davis of Sikeston...
Looking Back 12-15 (12/15/08)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. James Coleman of Sikeston have a daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Rois of Matthews have a baby son, both born today. NEW MADRID - Preliminary plans for a $2,348,000 vocational trade school were approved by the directors of the New Madrid County R-1 Enlarged School District...
Your View: War memories (12/15/08)
At Arlington - in that big ol' place called Washington, D.C. Decrepit handfuls of buddies become heroes - even me. Yes, we helped win that big ol' war - but that was long ago. Now several million heroes cannot make it to the show. Today - they made a hero out of me...
Your View: Thankful for support (12/15/08)
Altrusa International Inc. of Sikeston, Missouri would like to thank each and every one of you that participated and generously donated to this year's O'Christmas Tree. O'Christmas Tree is an annual event held at the Armory that includes a silent auction and dinner in which proceeds are donated to the House of Refuge and other community projects...
SpeakOut 12-15 (12/15/08)
The most obvious political effect of the Democrat's politically correct controlled news media is the advantage it gives Democrats in getting their political agenda pushed front and center, and always presented in the most favorable populist light; and of course in the media's relishing their assumed role as self-righteous prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner of any Democrat's political opponents...