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Stories from Friday, March 11, 2005

Down it comes (03/11/05)
Workers with A.C. James and Son Excavation remove rubble from the old First Baptist Church along Kingshighway. The building is being removed as part of the LCRA's efforts.
Rural water district wraps up first phase (03/11/05)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County's rural water district is wrapping up its first phase and ready to begin a second. Bill Green of William Green and Associates, the engineering firm for the county's rural water district project, updated county commissioners on the district's status during the commission's regular meeting Thursday...
Expo preparaton (03/11/05)
Mike Kilburn, an employee of the Show-Me Center, prepares booth spaces for the B98 and AG Mart Farm, Home & Recreation Expo 2005 at the Sikeston Senior High Field House Friday morning. The expo begins at 4 p.m. Over 50 vendors are participating in the event which ends Saturday afternoon...
Action is delayed on SEMO/TRCC agreement (03/11/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Students attending the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center still don't know who will teach general education classes next fall at the Center. The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents took no action on a proposed agreement with Three Rivers Community College which would authorized the resumption of a partnership between the two institutions for teaching courses at Sikeston as well as centers at Malden and Kennett...
Wilson edges Thomason at Sikeston Drag Strip (03/11/05)
SIKESTON -- William Wilson of Arcadia won the Super Pro division on opening night at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. Wilson's run covered an elapsed time of 5.608 seconds with a dial-in of 5.59. His speed was 123.35 mph with a reaction time of .526 seconds...
Charleston, Career Academy set for quarterfinal game (03/11/05)
FARMINGTON - The Charleston Bluejays will try to make their third straight trip to the state final four tomorrow when they take on Career Academy in a Class 3 Quarterfinal game at the Farmington Civic Center at 8:15 p.m. Charleston and Career Academy have some familiarity with each other as the Bluejays knocked out the Phoenix in last year's quarterfinal game, 74-58...
Earl O. Culbertson (03/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Earl O. Culbertson, 85, died at 11:43 a.m. March 10, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born March 7, 1920, in Farmington, son of the late Otto and Birdie Harrelson Culbertson, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. ...
Phyllis Perry (03/11/05)
CINCINNATI - Phyllis Layton Perry, 68, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 8, 2005, at Hospice of Cincinnati. Born Aug. 29, 1936, in Hannibal, Mo., daughter of the late Lyle Denton and Fern Hedges Henderson, she was the retired executive director for the International Visitors Center in Cincinnati. She has been the recipient of many awards including the 2004 Cincinnati Enquirer Woman of the Year...
Earlene Ramsey (03/11/05)
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. -- Earlene Louise Ramsey, 81, died March 8, 2005, at the Collierville Health and Rehabilitation Center in Collierville. Born Jan. 25, 1924, in Parma, Mo., daughter of the late David and Cecil Miles Hendrix, she had lived in the Parma area before moving to Michigan in 1950. She was a retired hairdresser...
Ulis O'Neal (03/11/05)
BRIDGES -- Ulis O'Neal, 94, died at 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2005, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born July 28, 1910, in Searcy, Ark., son of the late Johnny Matthew and Polly Ann Wright O'Neal, he lived in Searcy where he obtained a teaching certificate and taught in rural Arkansas schools. In 1946, he moved to Mississippi County and became a farmer and landowner. He was the oldest member of the New Bethel Baptist Church where he served as deacon...
Charles E. Meeks (03/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Charles Edward Meeks, 71, died at 2:30 a.m. at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 22, 1933, in Bertrand, son of the late George Franklin and Retta Lorene Eastwood Meeks, he served with the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Charleston...
Louise Fisher (03/11/05)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Louise Fisher, 80, who died March 7, 2005, were: Jimmy Clark, Tracy Hurt, David Jay, Jeffrey Miller, Dan Fisher and Rodger Miller Jr.
Daisy Glodjo (03/11/05)
MARION, Ill. -- Daisy Mae Glodjo, 88, formerly of Anniston, Mo., died at 9:50 p.m. March 9, 2005, at her home. Born Feb. 7, 1917, in Lexington, Tenn., daughter of the late George and Mollie Swafford Miller, she had lived in Anniston most of her life before moving to Marion in 2001. She was of the Baptist belief...
Mary Cantrell (03/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Mary Bernice Cantrell, 86, who died March 7, 2005, were: Calder D. Ehrmann, Jacob C. Ehrmann, David Cooper, Ken Cantrell Jr., Ricky Cooper, Matthew Cantrell and Steve Cooper...
Looking Back 3/11 (03/11/05)
SIKESTON - A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Vane W. Brannock of Sikeston Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. SIKESTON - Construction has begun on a microwave tower in Sikeston that will make the city a vital link to a communications chain extending from St. Louis to Memphis, Tenn., according to John Donoho, Southwestern Bell manager...
Your view: Efforts appreciated (03/11/05)
I recently saw your March 2 issue and cannot tell you how pleased and proud I am of not only your coverage, but also of my hometown. While I haven't lived in Sikeston for over 18 years, it was great to see the tremendous support the community showed the members of the 1140th. Being a career military person myself, it pleased me even more...
Speakout 3/11 (03/11/05)
I saw where George W. Bush is giving the veterans coming home lots and lots of benefits, money. That's wonderful, but what about the Vietnam veterans who are homeless? Some of them have no homes, no jobs. Some Korean veterans are the same way. Why doesn't he do something for everyone instead of a few. This is wonderful for the ones coming home; a lot of them will never be able to work again. I don't know what's wrong with him. He's a disgrace to our country...