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Stories from Monday, December 22, 2008

A Bethlehem Christmas (12/22/08)
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Troopers do more than just patrol the roadways (12/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Being a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer is about a lot more than just writing tickets. "Most people you stop for not going the speed limit, they think that's all you do," said Sgt. David Markham of Troop E. "We change tires and get gas. We do everything you can think of."...
Armed robbery of Bootheel nuns is under investigation (12/22/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - The armed robbery of two nuns is under investigation by Caruthersville police. According to Caruthersville Police Chief Chris Riggs, officers were called to the Sacred Hearth Catholic Church at 9:40 p.m. Friday to investigate the robbery. Two nuns at the church told officers they were walking to the parking lot when a man approached them. The man displayed a gun and took a purse and cell phone then forced the women back into the school before fleeing on foot...
New Madrid County hires Don Lloyd as new director of economic development (12/22/08)
NEW MADRID - Some people look at the empty business buildings in New Madrid County and see jobs lost. Don Lloyd looks at them as an opportunity for new beginnings. Lloyd was recently hired as the economic development director by the New Madrid County Mayors' Association. ...
12-year-old hit by car on Friday (12/22/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A 12-year-old boy was hospitalized after being hit by a car. At 12:12 p.m. Friday, Caruthersville Police officers were called to 603 East 18th St about an accident. According to a news release issued by the department, Bobby Lockridge, 52, of Caruthersville was eastbound on 18th Street when the boy ran in front of the vehicle. Lockridge's vehicle struck the juvenile...
Two are injured in Sunday car accident (12/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Two Southeast Missouri residents were injured in a car accident Sunday in New Madrid County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 2:21 p.m. on Missouri Highway 114, Business 60, half a mile west of Sikeston, as northbound motorist Peggy A. Butrum, 41, of Malden failed to yield to the westbound vehicle operated by Tabitha M. Pratt, 22, of Sikeston...
Sheriff baits fugitives with holiday ruse (12/22/08)
CHICAGO -- The sheriff's office in Chicago has arrested more than 60 fugitives with a net of holiday cheer. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said Sunday that the suspects were invited to take a retailers' survey for holiday shoppers at a hotel earlier this month...
Two Bulldog wrestlers medal in Tiger Classic (12/22/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team had two wrestlers place in the prestigious Tiger Classic wrestling tournament hosted by Cape Central Saturday in Cape Girardeau. Sikeston's Blake Angle (103 lbs.) earned a fifth place medal, while Dustin Wells (135 lbs.) efforts earned him sixth place honors. Angle compiled a 5-2 record over the seven matches on Saturday and Wells finished 4-3...
Bluejays fall in Heartland Hoopfest (12/22/08)
PERRYVILLE -- The Charleston Bluejays early season struggles continued on Saturday, falling to Gateway Tech 55-50 in the Heartland Hoopfest held in Perryville. Charleston fell behind early, trailing Gateway Tech 14-9 after one quarter but the Bluejays rallied to cut the deficit to 28-26 at the half and tying the game at 42 after three quarters...
Norma Miller (12/22/08)
CHAFFEE -- Norma Amanda Miller, 80, died at 10:15 p.m. Dec. 20, 2008, at her home. Born Sept. 1, 1928, at New Hamburg, to the late Joseph and Rosalie Scheeter Wiedefeld, she was a retired seamstress from Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee and later worked in the Chaffee Grade School cafeteria. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee and the Daughters of St. Ambrose...
Dorris Allen (12/22/08)
DEXTER -- Dorris E. Allen, 81, died Dec. 20, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Nov. 9, 1927, at Peach Orchard, to the late Luther E. and Mary Edith Smith Allen, he was a member of the Oneness Pentecostal Church in Malden and a former laborer for Federal-Mogul and the Malden Public School System...
Brenda Tilley (12/22/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Brenda Kay Tilley, 56, died Dec. 20, 2008, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Nov. 15, 1952, in New Madrid County, she was the daughter of Cristola Cobb Foushee of Bloomfield and the late Clarence James Foushee. On Aug. 26, 1994, at Bloomfield, she married Gerald Douglas "Shorty" Tilley who preceded her in death on April 17, 2007...
Angel Schwieger (12/22/08)
CHARLESTON -- Angel Chandler Schwieger, 47, died Dec. 19, 2008, at her home. Born Oct. 8, 1961, at Laguna Beach, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Jimmie J. and Rosella P. "Rosie" Scheffer Chandler. After moving to Charleston in 1978, she was a 1979 graduate of Charleston High School and a member of the First Baptist Church of Charleston...
Ann Hornback (12/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Elizabeth Ann Hornback, 58, died Dec. 21, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 24, 1950, in Sikeston, daughter of Pauline (Willey) Hicks of Sikeston and the late Marshal Hicks. She was a member of Rockview Methodist Church and had worked in patient accounts for Missouri Delta Medical Center until retiring after 39 years...
Joella Thurmond (12/22/08)
CHARLESTON -- Joella Moore Thurmond, 74, formerly of Charleston, died at 10:19 p.m. on Dec. 19, 2008, at The Manor in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 22, 1934, in Charleston, to the late James Dennis and Margaret Moore Thurmond, she had lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a member of the United Methodist Church. She had attended the University of Alabama...
Audrey Pope (12/22/08)
BERNIE -- Audrey Walker Pope, 88, died Dec. 20, 2008, at her home. Born June 28, 1920, at Bernie, to the late Loren Howard and Edna Elizabeth Blakeman Fritts, she had worked as a waitress and cotton picker and attended the First Pentecostal Church in Bernie...
Russell Kelley (12/22/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Russell Kelley, 86, formerly of Puxico, died Dec. 19, 2008, at the Avalon Gardens nursing center in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Puxico. Visitation is scheduled from 11 p.m. Tuesday until time for services at 1 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico...
Looking Back 12-22 (12/22/08)
SIKESTON - Bonnie Sue Alcorn celebrated her eighth birthday Sunday and was complemented with a party given by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Alcorn at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P.V. Branum. SIKESTON - Post-Christmas shopping ranges from good to excellent at almost every store of Sikeston downtown and shopping center merchants...
SpeakOut 12-22 (12/22/08)
I don't know if I can stand hearing one more Republican crybaby telling me about how "scared to death" they are, now that their favorite non-reading cretin is leaving the White House. Well, I'm also scared to death. I'm scared to death that the Obama administration won't take office in time to save the country from total destruction brought about by eight years of the most incompetent president in our nation's history. ...