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Stories from Sunday, November 4, 2012

Native among elite group of naval chaplains (11/04/12)
SIKESTON -- A local native's recent military promotion puts him in some pretty exclusive company. The Rev. Capt. Jerome Hinson, currently stationed in San Diego, became one of only a handful of people to have his job title when he was promoted to serve as chaplain for the U.S. Navy's 3rd Fleet...
Area open houses mark start of holiday shopping (11/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Colder weather, shorter days and merchant open houses are all signs of the arrival of the holiday shopping season. Several cities and their retailers in the area have planned events in the coming weeks to prepare for their busiest time of the year...
Charleston man to speak at event honoring veterans (11/04/12)
SIKESTON -- An Air Force officer will offer his thoughts on today's military, and a tribute will be paid to two who gave their lives in service as Sikeston residents pause to thank veterans for their service. This year's Veterans Day program will begin at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Sikeston Field House...
Benefit concert for veterans planned (11/04/12)
SIKESTON -- A Veterans Day concert in Kentucky featuring a Sikeston singer will make this Christmas a little merrier for some struggling families. A benefit concert featuring country, gospel and bluegrass music will take place from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Gracepoint Church, 111 West Vaughn, in Mayfield, Ky...
Allen's leadership lands in Portageville at right time (11/04/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- There's a sense that when Daniel Allen speaks, most people will listen. Although somewhat soft-spoken, Allen's assertiveness in conversation isn't about how he might command one but with the maturity of the words that come out. The whiskered Allen even looks older than his peers with nearly a full beard coming in. Perfect for a brisk night of football...
Bulldogs' surprise season heads for a battle against the defending champions (11/04/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- They will be the first one's to admit it -- with a humble grin to accompany their confession -- they didn't expect this. With a new coach and a historic plummet into the cellar of southeast Missouri football shadowing their program, the 2012 season could have easily transpired into another disappointing one...
Bluejays on the hunt for their first district title in five years (11/04/12)
CHARLESTON -- It has been quite a turnaround for the Charleston Bluejays in the three short years since head coach Brett Blackman took over. After enduring a winless 2010 campaign in his first season, the Bluejays started to see signs of turnaround a year ago when a 5-5 record got them into the playoffs, where they were bounced in the first round...
Allene Taylor (11/04/12)
MOREHOUSE -- Allene Taylor, 97, died Nov. 2, 2012, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Shirley Barger (11/04/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Shirley Barger, 77, died Nov. 2, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
J.T. Cotner (11/04/12)
CHAFFEE --James Thomas "J.T." Cotner, 91, died Nov. 2, 2012, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 15, 1921, in Pocahontas, to the late Guy H. and Carrie Sides Cotner, he was a 1938 graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau and coached Little League and Babe Ruth teams in Chaffee. ...
Herbert Nance (11/04/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Herbert Nance, 85, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 23, 1927, in Bell City, to John H. and Stella Pryor Nance. He and Virginia Watkins were married Sept. 1, 1951, in Cape Girardeau...
Support those who battle for us (11/04/12)
I start this day with mixed emotions. There's a sense of relief that this long election cycle is finally coming to an end. But there's an equal amount of concern that the national election results could spell enormous problems and issues that may well plague this nation long into the future...