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Stories from Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Kentucky man rebuilds used bikes to give away to children (12/05/12)
CHARLESTON -- A local ministry has brought Charleston to the Bike Man's attention. "We gave out 30-something bikes that he brought to us last week. We gave them to the children yesterday at church," Dean Wallace, director of the Shining Light Outreach Center in Charleston, said Monday. "We feed the children every Sunday afternoon but that's the first time we've had bikes to give away. It was fantastic."...
Decking the halls out (12/05/12)
SEMO Conference Tournament: Late mishaps doom NMCC as Tigers rally (12/05/12)
SIKESTON -- The buzz around New Madrid County Central so far this year has been the emergence of Willie Jimerson. The sophomore sensation has lit up scoreboards with ease and has been one of the clear-cut scoring leaders for the region. Jimerson did his thing Tuesday night, but the Eagles allowed a near upset slip away as the Cape Central Tigers bounced back for a 59-54 win during the SEMO Conference Tournament at the Sikeston Field House...
Bearcats eliminated from SEMO Tournament (12/05/12)
SIKESTON -- The Dexter Bearcats were eliminated from the SEMO Conference Tournament Tuesday following their second-straight lopsided loss in two nights. The eighth-seeded Bearcats fell to Jackson, the fourth seed, 64-38 during the first round of the consolation bracket at the Sikeston Field House...
Prep Football: Nichols earns all-state honors after stellar senior season (12/05/12)
SIKESTON -- The Missouri Media All-State Football teams were announced Wednesday with a handfull of locals making the cut. Most notable is Sikeston senior defensive end Nick Nichols, who was selected first team, Class 4 and was the only Bulldog to make the list...
Betty Sorrells (12/05/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Betty M. Sorrells, 81, died at 7:45 a.m. Dec. 3, 2012, at her home. Born May 5, 1931, in East Prairie, to the late William Joseph and Ruby Cozette Stone Morgan, she lived in Mississippi County all of her life. She was a home economics teacher for 33 years, 17 of which were with the East Prairie R-2 School District. She was a member of the Nelson United Methodist Church in East Prairie...
Alvin Moore (12/05/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Alvin C. Moore, 85, died Dec. 3, 2012. Born Jan. 29, 1927, in Wayne County, Tenn., he was the son of the late Sam and Ola Dickey Moore. On Sept. 16, 1961, he married Ruth Caskanett, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister...
Jimmy Conyers (12/05/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Jimmy Dell Conyers, 52, died at 6:45 a.m. Dec. 4, 2012, at his home. Born March 14, 1960, in Sikeston, to Frances Lucille Jackson Partin of Cunningham, Ky., and the late Ernest Lee Conyers, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. He worked for an offshore boat supply company before being disabled and was of the Baptist belief...
Raymond Williams (12/05/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Raymond "Ray" Williams, 85, who died on Dec. 1, 2012, were: Ryan Eaton, James Adams, Cole Burnett, Marty Mainzer, Joshua Mainzer and Rick Burnett.
Katie Davis (12/05/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Katie Brown Davis, 88, died Dec. 4, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Butch Rosenfeld (12/05/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Butch Rosenfeld, 70, died Dec. 4, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Randy Haney (12/05/12)
CHARLESTON -- Randy Haney, 56, died Dec. 4, 2012, in Bertrand. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Doris Herriage (12/05/12)
WARRENSBURG -- Doris Herriage, 79, formerly of East Prairie, died Dec. 4, 2012, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Bowling is out of my league (12/05/12)
Once upon a time, in a bowling alley far, far away, there was a young lad who could make a bowling ball smashing against a group of pins look like art. Or at least I thought that's what I looked like. I was a bowler. I had my own ball and even took a bowling class in college. After all, I liked the tough classes. For my final, I averaged a 200 over three games. I made an A and praise from the "teacher" and glares from my classmates since we were graded on a curve...
Man's greed ruins generous gesture (12/05/12)
An Internet photo went viral last week showing a New York police officer giving a $100 pair of boots to a homeless man on the streets of New York. The photo came just in this for the holiday season and provided a classic Christmas tale of helping those less fortunate...