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Stories from Thursday, February 23, 2006

FFA reflects changing world of agriculture (02/23/06)
SIKESTON -- Today's FFA members aren't just learning about sows, cows and plows. They're also being educated about farm management, horticulture and most of all, good leadership. "From the time FFA started, it was just for boys. And it was mostly about how to farm and plant and figure fertilizer," said Joanna Cobb-Branson, an agriculture educator at Sikeston Senior High School...
Sikeston sets aside land for possible ethanol plant (02/23/06)
SIKESTON -- Things are looking good for an ethanol plant in Sikeston. The Sikeston City Council approved an option for Bootheel Agri-Energy LLC to buy 158.42 acres in the Sikeston Business, Education and Technology Park during a special meeting Wednesday morning...
DPS wants teens to 'arrive alive' (02/23/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety will again participate in Operation Safe Teen, a statewide enforcement and educational program to reduce injuries and deaths among young drivers on Missouri roadways. This is the second year DPS has participated, according to Sikeston D.A.R.E. officer Keith Hente. "Last year we did two checkpoints," he recalled...
Sikeston will now take on state-ranked Notre Dame (02/23/06)
SIKESTON -- Everything has gone as expected in the Class 4, District 1 Tournament. Now it's time for the game that everybody has been waiting for, Notre Dame versus Sikeston for all the marbles. With both teams posting convincing victories on Wednesday night, the stage is set for one of the most highly anticipated games of the season on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Sikeston Field House...
'Dogs claw past Blackcats (02/23/06)
SIKESTON -- The Class 4, District 1 showdown is set as both Sikeston and Notre Dame rolled in semifinal victories Wednesday night at the Sikeston Field House. Top-seeded Sikeston pulled away from fourth-seeded Fredericktown 64-41 while No. 2 seed Notre Dame defeated third-seeded Ste. Genevieve 76-57...
Clara Hill (02/23/06)
DEXTER - Clara Hill, 105, died Feb. 23, 2006, in the Central Gardens Residential Care Facility at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Midge Morris (02/23/06)
SIKESTON - Mildred Joyce "Midge" Morris, 72, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died at 1:45 p.m. Feb. 21, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 19, 1933, in Sikeston, to the late Oscar J. and Victoria F. Casteel Morris, she was a 1951 graduate of Caruthersville High School. ...
Tom Hankins (02/23/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Tommy Joe Hankins, 70, died Feb. 20, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan 15, 1936, at Miligan Ridge, Ark., son of the late James Robert and Willie Agnes Hankins, he moved at the age of 15 to the Bloomfield community where he was involved in farming, worked at Hankins Hardware and had an engine repair shop. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. in Dexter and was of the Baptist belief...
Charles Copeland (02/23/06)
BERRYVILLE, Ark. -- Charles Edward Copeland, 69, died Feb. 17, 2006, in the Berryville Hospital. Born April 10, 1936, he was the son of the late Hewitt and Lela Copeland. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston, Mo. The Rev. Larry Davis will officiate...
Bill McBroom (02/23/06)
DEXTER - William W. "Bill" McBroom, 61, formerly of Malden and Richland, died Feb. 20, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born Dec. 5, 1944, son of the late Filden Samuel and Eunice M. Pippens McBroom, he had been a school bus driver for 20 years before retiring. ...
Vicki Tucker (02/23/06)
CASTTALIAN SPRINGS, Tenn. - Vicki Jo Williamson Tucker, 54, died Feb. 23, 2006, at Casttalian Springs. Visitation is tentatively scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services are tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday...
Keith Koepp (02/23/06)
SARASOTA, Fla. - Keith Koepp, 60, formerly of Benton, Mo., died Feb. 21, 2006, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Information was provided by Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel.
Births (Published 2/23) (02/23/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Jeffra and John Page are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 12:47 p.m. Jan. 25, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Jeanette Marie Page weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Richard and Sue Swift of Bloomfield...
Looking Back 2/23 (02/23/06)
SIKESTON - High School news: Betty Cummins, Sikeston entrant, placed second in the district division of the American Legion Oratorical Contest. Mary Flippen of Cardwell took first place honors SIKESTON - Washington birthday winners of an essay contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution were recognized at an assembly at Lee Hunter School. Receiving awards were Debbie Martin, Blaine Hipes, Linda Hale, Sondra Stewart and Carol Freeland...
Olympic games fail to capture interest (02/23/06)
It would be difficult to find less interest in any major event than the current Winter Olympic Games which are apparently under way somewhere in Italy. Television ratings for the event fall somewhere just below Judge Judy. And now the Games are marred by doping scandals...
Speakout 2/23 (02/23/06)
Thanks to the gentleman who had the $7 trillion debt article in SpeakOut. I agree with him 100 percent. It is now $8 trillion. Every human being in the United States now owes $27,500 thanks to George Bush. And to think we have nearly three more years of this! By that time we will probably owe $12 trillion or more. ...