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Stories from Friday, December 25, 2009

Sikeston program recycles live Christmas trees for fish habitat (12/25/09)
SIKESTON -- For those ready to bid Christmas 2009 goodbye and get ready for 2010, they can begin by recycling their live Christmas trees. Beginning Christmas Day and continuing through Jan. 6, the Sikeston Park Division is offering local residents who decorate with live Christmas trees the opportunity to take part in the annual Christmas Tree Collection Program. Real Christmas trees can be taken to the designated collection site on Airport Drive north of the Chamber of Commerce building...
Bell City man seriously injured in Thursday car accident (12/25/09)
A Bell City man was seriously injured in a car accident Thursday night, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. William T. Eberley was taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., after crashing his 1998 Nissan on Route DD five miles west of Vanduser, Mo. Eberley, 53, went off the road on a curve and struck a tree at about 8 p.m. He was not wearing a seat belt...
Charges filed in alleged abduction (12/25/09)
A Jackson man faces felony kidnapping charges after allegedly abducting his wife Thursday. The Cape Girardeau Police Department issued an advisory alert for Jessica Douglas, 24, Thursday afternoon after she was missing from work. Authorities found her at a hotel north of Jackson, Miss., that evening...
Booming business: A look at some of the fastest-growing professions in the Southeast Missouri business community (12/25/09)
The economy may be struggling, but certain Southeast Missouri industries and professions -- including health care and specialty businesses -- are seeing rapid growth. Jan McElwrath, executive director of the Kennett. Mo., Chamber of Commerce, believes the rise in health care jobs has to do with demographics. ...
Development: A look at 10 projects from 2009 that are making a difference in the local business world (12/25/09)
Business Today looked at the 10 biggest developments in local business in 2009 for its January 2010 issue.
Lauren Rhodes (12/25/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Lauren Brooke Rhodes, 16, of Marble Hill, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 as a result of a one-vehicle accident. She was born Oct. 27, 1993, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Kenneth R. and Mekesha Seets Rhodes Jr. Lauren was a Sophomore at Woodland High School where she was an honor student, a member of FCCLA, FFA, and Beta Club. She played softball and was a member of the United Methodist Church...
Natalie Johnson (12/25/09)
Natalie Grace Johnson, infant daughter of Andrew Farrow and Patricia Ann (Chaudoin) Johnson of Millersville died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Dec. 15, 2009 in Cape Girardeau. Funeral services will be private...
Gladys Hope (12/25/09)
DESOTO, Mo. -- Gladys Hope, 86, of DeSoto, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 at The Villa in DeSoto. She was born Feb. 27, 1923, at Allenville, daughter of Robert and Maude Williams Chapman. She and Thomas "Tommy" Hope were married Dec. 24, 1947. He died March 18, 1993...
Irene Fee (12/25/09)
EAST ALTON, Ill. -- Irene Eulah Fee, 82, of East Alton, Ill., died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at her home. She was born Oct. 6, 1927 in Bollinger County, the daughter of Willard and Florence Jones Morgan. She and Olus Fee were married in April 1944 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1986...
Stephen Haupt (12/25/09)
Stephen Paul Haupt, 57, of Monrovia, Calif., passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Methodist Hospital in Monrovia. He was born Aug. 5, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, son of John and Loretta Halter Haupt. Stephen was a graduate of College High School, worked for B.J. Hughes Oil Co. in Colorado, and was employed by Bank of America 25 years...
Edna N. Schumer (12/25/09)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Edna N. (Vasterling) Schumer, 91, of Ste. Genevieve, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 16, 1918, in Burfordville, Mo., daughter of Martin W. and Amanda (Sander) Vasterling. She and Howard D. Schumer were married on June 5, 1945, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jackson. He preceded her in death...
Out of the past 12/25/09 (12/25/09)
Santa Claus came a bit early this year to Bonnie Ludwig; the Jackson woman was the grand prize winner in the Holiday Shopping Spree Sweepstakes, sponsored by the Southeast Missourian and several area merchants; Ludwig won $400. Saint Francis Mental Health Center has announced it will expand services to Perry County; Larry Holdman of the Saint Francis Chemical Dependency Program will be at the Mental Health Clinic in Perryville, Mo., each Thursday to provide alcohol evaluations...
PACK 15 CUB SCOUTS VISIT VETERANS HOME (12/25/09)
PACK 15 CUB SCOUTS SPONSORED BY THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHRUCH, CAPE, VISITED THE VETERAN HOME TO SING CAROLS AND HANDED OUT CHRISTMAS CARDS THAT THE SCOUTS MADE. SCOUTS ALSO DELIVERED COOKIES TO ASSISTED LIVING AND RETIREMENT HOMES OF CHURCH MEMBERS...
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