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Stories from Saturday, December 31, 2011

Today in History (12/31/11)
Today is Saturday, Dec. 31, the 365th and final day of 2011. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 31, 1951, the Marshall Plan expired after distributing more than $12 billion in foreign aid. On this date: In 1759, Arthur Guinness founded his famous brewery at St. James's Gate in Dublin...
Charleston boys basketball team fends off Notre Dame to capture title (12/31/11)
Notre Dame got the first basket of Friday's Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament championship game. The rest of the night pretty much belonged to Charleston, which returned to the tournament winner's circle for the first time in nearly a decade...
Cape Central boys basketball team uses height advantage to dump Scott County Central for third place (12/31/11)
Central exploited its size advantage to claim third place in the Southeast Missourian Christmas tournament Friday. Senior T.J. Tisdell, a 6-foot-6 forward, usually handles most of the load down low for the Tigers. But 6-5 sophomore Jamal Cox offered a helping hand against undersized Scott County Central...
Murray State holds on to edge Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team (12/31/11)
The first two Ohio Valley Conference games for the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team have followed a similar pattern. Southeast trails most of the way, including by double figures early in the second half, before making a spirited comeback that falls just short...
Carolyn Stidham-Knotts (12/31/11)
Carolyn Stidham-Knotts, 64, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at the family home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 12, 1947, in Marmaduke, Ark., to Ervin Herman and Gean Abraham Knotts. Carolyn attended Church of God in Chaffee, Mo., and was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of Chaffee VFW Post 3127...
Jo Ann Hansen (12/31/11)
Jo Ann Hansen, 76, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. One of five children, she was born May 9, 1935, in Gideon, Mo., to Fredrick Lee and Emily Geneva Winchester Hansen. Jo Ann was a 1953 graduate of the former Lutesville High School. ...
Jewell Walker (12/31/11)
Jewell R. "Judy" Walker, 83, of Splendora, Texas, formerly of Burfordville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011. She was born Jan. 15, 1928, in Baton Rouge, La., daughter of Benton L. and Jewell V. Whetstone Riggin. She and Harvey C. Walker were married March 3, 1950. He passed away Feb. 25, 1989...
Ruth Kester (12/31/11)
Ruth C. Kester, 75, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 15, 1936, at Neelys Landing, to Clarence and Estille Clingingsmith Myer. She and Eugene H. Kester were married Dec. 11, 1954, at New Bethel Baptist Church near Pocahontas...
Mildred Followell (12/31/11)
Mildred Faye Followell, 74, of Cape Girardeau passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at her home. She was born Dec. 11, 1937, near Gravel Hill, Mo., daughter of Leslie Hayes and Ruby Faye Leslie Jauch. Mildred was a member of Maple United Methodist Church. She was a sales representative at Kmart 29 years until retiring. In recent years she was a volunteer at Southeast Hospital. Mildred enjoyed knitting, quilting and gardening...
Out of the past 12/31/11 (12/31/11)
For the fourth consecutive year, Nip Kelley of Kelley Transportation Co., in conjunction with the Cape Girardeau Police Department, offers free taxi rides for those who have too much to drink during New Year's Eve festivities. Hot-shooting Notre Dame Bulldogs knocked off Scott County Central last night, 63-50, to nab the University High Christmas Tournament crown; taking third place was Cape Girardeau Central, which beat Charleston, 71-65...
Motorcycle riders join to honor fallen Veterans (12/31/11)
Several motorcycle riders from all walks of life will brave the elements this Sunday January 1st 2012 on what they call the Polar Bear Ride. What makes this ride different from others is that it is to honor all of our brave fallen Veterans. Bootheel Harley-Davidson will have several riding organizations stopping by between 11:00 am and 12:30pm to sign their guest book and provide a free hot breakfast for all riders who stop in. ...
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