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Stories from Sunday, November 27, 2011

Area's historic sites prepare to welcome visitors (11/27/11)
SIKESTON -- Some of the area's historic homes are opening their doors this holiday season and taking visitors back in time to Christmases' past. Scheduled for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, the Mississippi County Historical Society will open the 1899 Victorian country Moore Home, 405 N. Main St., in Charleston...
Jays overcome sluggish start (11/27/11)
NEW MADRID -- After a slow start to the first half, the Charleston Bluejays out-paced the Pine Bluff Zebras 69-53 with aggressive defense, balanced scoring and an impressive season opener from it's go-to scorer, Greg Tucker. Charleston won it's season opener 69-53 in the second game of the 13th Annual Riverbend Classic at New Madrid County Central High School...
Scott County Central comes up short against Blue Devils (11/27/11)
NEW MADRID -- Some would call this year's version of the Scott County Central Braves, for lack of a better term, short. With an average team height barely reaching 6-foot, the Braves looked even more vertically challenged when walking onto the floor with the trees that were the West Memphis Blue Devils...
Covington charges past NMCC in second half (11/27/11)
NEW MADRID -- A second half collapse erased any chances of the New Madrid County Central Eagles winning their first game of the season on Friday afternoon as they opened the 13th Annual Riverbend Classic at New Madrid County Central High School. The Eagles, who are coming off of a four-win season just a year ago, held their own against the Covington Chargers but surrendered 44 second half points to their opponent en route to a 70-49 loss...
Embracing the new ag economy (11/27/11)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's most recent efforts to grow the region's economy in a new direction is beginning to take root. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced recently the SACC would receive $75,000 for its Missouri Delta Ag Bioworks...
Dylan Simmons (11/27/11)
SIKESTON -- Dylan Simmons, 17, died Nov. 25, 2011, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident near Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Sam Sebaugh (11/27/11)
SIKESTON -- Ovis "Sam" Sebaugh, 98, died Nov. 26, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Glenn Hancock (11/27/11)
BERNIE -- Glenn Allen Hancock, 56, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 22, 2011, at his home. Born Oct. 14, 1955, in Mississippi County, to the late Calvin Leroy Hancock and Mary Leda Wheatley Hancock Easley, he lived most of his life in East Prairie where he worked for Cornwell Service Station for 14 years until recently moving to Bernie...
Ricky Smith (11/27/11)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Ricky M. Smith, 50, died Nov. 23, 2011, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 22, 1961, in Catron, he was the son of the late Cora Lee Smith and Thomas West. Survivors include: his wife, Sylvia Smith of the home; a daughter, Shonda Smith of Portageville; three brothers, Richard Tisdell of the state of Texas, Ed Tisdell of the state of Illinois and Charles Tisdell of the state of California; four sisters, Tiny Grant of Phoenix, Ariz., Tonya Ray of Marston, Austrlian West of Kennett and Ebony West of Portageville; and one grandson.. ...
Sue Talley-Pickens (11/27/11)
WARRENTON -- Sue Talley-Pickens, 69, died Nov. 23, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital West. Born March 15, 1942, in New Madrid County, to the late Raymond and Bertha Mays Gore, she was a manager with the U.S. Air Force and a member of American Legion Post 122 and Am Vets in St. Peters...
Time for occupiers to fold up the tents (11/27/11)
The "Occupy" movement thought Black Friday would be yet another opportunity for the rag-tag movement to snag a little additional media attention. By protesting in front of major retailers and impeding shoppers from spending their money, the Occupy crowd thought somehow this would widen their message...