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Stories from Sunday, December 9, 2012

Yes, Santa, I've been good ... (12/09/12)
Area resident spreads holiday cheer with home light display (12/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Since Thanksgiving, the nightly traffic flow to Lance Ash's Christmas synchronized lights and music show at his rural Sikeston home has been steady, but Ash wants to see it increase even more. "I love Christmas lights, and I want everyone else to come out and see the lights, too," Ash said...
Shawn Bigham Sr. (12/09/12)
BENTON -- Shawn Ean Bigham Sr., 33, died Dec. 7, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 28, 1979, in Blytheville, Ark., to Harold Eugene Bigham of Memphis, Tenn., and Mary Elizabeth Bremser Bigham Reynolds, of Cape Girardeau, he was a truck drOn June 16, 2001, he married Melissa J. Perry, and she survives of the home...
Brenda Vaughan (12/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Brenda Kay Vaughan, 50, a lifelong resident of Sikeston, died Dec. 7, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 18, 1962, in Sikeston, to Harry J. Imhoff of Chaffee and Martha White Imhoff Standridge of Sikeston, she was a substance abuse counselor and had previously been employed at Cliff Morris Insurance Agency...
Bill Paxton (12/09/12)
SIKESTON -- William "Bill" Paxton, 85, died Dec. 7, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is from 10:30 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran. Burial will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield...
Doye Smith (12/09/12)
BENTON -- Doye Carthur Smith, 68, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 6, 2012, at his home. Born Nov. 22, 1944, in Charleston, to the late Lonnie and Jeannie Craig Smith, he worked in construction and was a member of the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Sikeston Eagles Club...
Helen Bowling (12/09/12)
DEXTER -- Helen Bowling, 84, died Dec. 6, 2012, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born on June 23, 1928, in Bloomfield, to the late Otis and Winnie Skelton Weaver, she had lived in Bloomfield all her life where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Find peace and joy from within yourself (12/09/12)
In an ideal world -- and right now, we're far from it -- the Christmas holiday season would bring absolute joy and peace. But as is abundantly obvious, our world is not ideal and for some, there will be no joy and for others no peace. If you're worried about your economic problems or those of your kids, then it's hard to generate joy as you face the upcoming obstacles...