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Stories from Sunday, December 21, 2008

Business building boom (12/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Residential construction in Sikeston was down in 2008 but thanks to a record year for commercial construction, this year's total construction figures are more than three times larger than last year's. "This year was a banner year for us on the commercial side," said Collin Cecil, code enforcement officer for the city of Sikeston...
Future cheerleaders (12/21/08)
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Planning continues for Sikeston's new primary clinic for veterans (12/21/08)
SIKESTON -- A primary care clinic for military veterans should be up and running in less than a year. Earlier this month the Department of Veterans Affairs announced plans to open three new clinics in Missouri with Sikeston being one of the sites. "The clinic will offer primary care and mental health care, and it's all going to be on an outpatient basis," said Chuck Hayden, Public Affairs Office and Compliance Officer at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff...
Shooting simulation (12/21/08)
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Wintry weather keeps candidates from filing on the opening day (12/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Icy roadways not only halted classes for local school districts, but it also delayed the first few days of filing for school board candidacy. Filing began Tuesday but it was Thursday or Friday before most patrons were able to officially fill out the paperwork due to hazardous road conditions earlier in the week, school officials said...
Veterans honored at annual ceremony (12/21/08)
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TOP DOGS: SHS beats rival for second time in eight days (12/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Even though the Sikeston Bulldogs pulled off a 19-point win over their rival Notre Dame Bulldogs on Friday night, round two of the series was much closer than the final score appeared. "We never could pull away," Sikeston head coach Gregg Holifield said. "We just didn't play well but, to their credit I thought they played very well. They had a great game plan I thought and we didn't adjust to it very well early."...
Risco wins Clarkton tournament (12/21/08)
CLARKTON -- The Risco Tigers ended a 29-year drought at the Clarkton Holiday Invitational as they captured their first title since 1979 Friday night when they defeated the host Clarkton Reindeer 98-90. The atmosphere was electric as the teams prepared for the opening tip off. It was Clarkton who had the hot start out of the gate, as they held a 6-1 advantage over the Tigers just a minute into the game...
NMCC blows out Doniphan; Advance holds off Scott City (12/21/08)
DONIPHAN -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles improved to 5-2 on the season with a 57-29 win over Doniphan Friday night. Josh Minner scored 18 to lead the Eagles while junior Kony Ealy chipped in 16. The Eagles also won the junior varsity game, 57-25 over the Dons. Lamonte Nelson had 18 for NMCC while Brandon Johnson and Xavier McFerren added 11 and 10 respectively...
Portageville fends off Kennett, 80-69 (12/21/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Bulldogs defended their home floor and took home a win on Friday evening by fending off the Kennett Indians by a final score of 80-69. The victory comes just months after suffering a 44-0 loss on their home turf to the Indians in the football season. The Bulldogs improved to 5-0 on the season with the victory...
Repairing the damage (12/21/08)
Ben Henley paints the outside of Slusher Farm and Home, 1035 N. Main. Several renovations, including the outside paint job, have been made over during the past month after the front of the building was smashed in as a result of a possible vehicle malfunction on Nov. ...
Time flies with many events (12/21/08)
It is hard for me to believe that it has been eight months since I became the director for the Sikeston-Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau. It has been a wonderful experience and I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. My first big project was the Trike Riders International Rally which took place in July and brought close to 1,000 people to our area. ...
Missouri DOL: Extra staff hired to assist unemployed (12/21/08)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations' Division of Employment Security (DES) has taken a number of steps to deal with the increased volume of work it currently is experiencing in the state's Regional Claims Centers. ...
Air Evac Lifeteam: Bases are recognized for their completed missions (12/21/08)
WEST PLAINS -- Air Evac Lifeteam honored its top employees and bases from the company's 81 bases and the corporate offices during the awards banquet in West Plains on Oct. 4. "These awards honor the best of the best, and we take tremendous pride in the accomplishments of our employees, bases and departments," said President Seth Myers. "They all have made tremendous contributions to furthering the overall mission of Air Evac Lifeteam."...
O'Reilly added to Nasdaq (12/21/08)
SPRINGFIELD -- O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. announced Dec. 15 that it has been added to the NASDAQ-100 Index(r), effective with the market open on Dec. 22. Shares of the company will also be included in the PowerShares QQQ Trust under the ticker symbol "QQQQ."...
Audrey Pope (12/21/08)
BERNIE -- Audrey Pope, 88, died Dec. 20, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Angel Schwieger (12/21/08)
CHARLESTON - Angel Schwieger, 47, died at 5:40 p.m. Dec. 19, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Bertie Johnson (12/21/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Bertie Lou Johnson, 77, who died Dec. 15, 2008, were: Jason Johnson, Mike Johnson, Scott Bomar, Shannon Bomar, Sean Bomar, Shana Bomar, Jared Bomar, Aaron Johnson, Alex Johnson, Eric Hall and Landon Hall...
Keller-Dawson (12/21/08)
DEXTER -- Rachel Lee Keller and Billy Russell Dawson exchanged wedding vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony Aug. 16, 2008, at the Essex United Methodist Church. The Rev. Roy Sherfield officiated at the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Marsha Keller of Dexter. ...
Cook-Unterreiner (12/21/08)
ORAN -- Robert and Teresa Cook have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lyndsey Renee Cook, to Paul Clemens Unterreiner, son of Wayne and Jane Unterreiner of Cape Girardeau. The future bride received her Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2006 from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed as a registered nurse in Neonatal Intensive Care at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Baker-Galloway (12/21/08)
SIKESTON -- Janice Baker has announced the engagement of her daughter, Alyssa Beth Baker, to Sean Samuel Galloway, son of Arlie Galloway of Sesser, Ill., and Rita Blissenbach of Waterloo, Ill. A Sikeston Senior High School graduate, the future bride attends Southeast Missouri State University...
Looking Back 12-21 (12/21/08)
SIKESTON - Dr. William Critchlow, Sikeston physician, has been appointed to the surgical staff of the Missouri Delta Community Hospital. A member of the hospital's executive committee made the announcement yesterday. MINER - The Ramada Inn, now under construction at the intersection of Interstate 55 and Highway 62 in Miner, is nearly half completed. Grading began in mid-October and the 100-unit, large dining room and meeting room is scheduled for completion in May...
Despite our efforts poverty remains (12/21/08)
Has anyone noticed that we don't speak too much about the poor these days but instead focus on the middle class? Why is that? Well, let me take a stab at it. The War on Poverty has been waged for nearly five decades now through an avalanche of federal poverty programs designed to lift the lowest rung of the financial ladder. ...
Speakout 12-21 (12/21/08)
People, pay attention to what's going on in Illinois with the governor. That is an image of what you are going to see in the White House in the very near future. Have you noticed how the label 'Democrat' is missing in the mainstream media's coverage of the Blagojevich scandal? Why can't they seem to remember the identity of party affiliation prominently when they're (Democrat) the way they do when Republicans are nabbed? Barrack Obama (Democrat) David Axlerod (Democrat)and Chicago's hometown 'legal hit man' Rahm Emanuel (Democrat) were the catalyst for the Blagojevich takedown. ...