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Stories from Friday, February 24, 2006

County will receive funding to begin bridge replacement (02/24/06)
CHARLESTON -- The next bridge replacement project in Mississippi County is slated for 2007, according to county commissioners. Off-systems Bridge Replacement Program funds for preliminary engineering on a bridge replacement project on County Road 522 where it crosses the Wolf Hole lateral will be obligated in October for the federal fiscal year 2007 budget, County Clerk Junior DeLay said during the Commission's regular meeting Thursday...
Road work ahead: SACC gets update on project (02/24/06)
SIKESTON - The Missouri Department of Transportation wants taxpayers to know they are on the road to improved transportation. Thanks to the passage of Amendment 3 in 2004 providing increased funding, work is under way throughout the state to improve roads, said Mark Shelton, district engineer. He went on to inform members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce members during their monthly luncheon meeting about the improvements to Southeast Missouri in particular...
It might as well be spring (02/24/06)
Thursday's warmer temperatures were welcomed by Southeast Missouri residents. Dennis Banks, Austin Banks, Crystal Banks and Briley Banks play in the sunshine at the Sikeston Sports Complex Thursday afternoon. Pleasant temperatures are expected to continue with highs in the 40s and 50s through the weekend...
Local 'idols' can shine (02/24/06)
SIKESTON -- There won't be any British judges delivering harsh criticisms and no "dawgs" will be uttered during the upcoming "Telethon Idol." But spectators can still expect to be entertained as they witness the Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon's first singing competition set for 8 p.m. March 25 at the Sikeston Field House. The show will also be broadcast live on Sikeston Public Schools channel 12...
Dons reject Bell City (02/24/06)
DONIPHAN -- The Bell City boys basketball team had its 14-game win streak snapped by host Doniphan in a 75-62 loss Thursday night. The Cubs (22-4) had not lost since they fell to Charleston in the third-place game of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament on Dec. 30...
District play will begin on Saturday (02/24/06)
"Competitive" may be the watchword as high school basketball's second season, district playoffs for Class 1, 2 and 3 teams in Southeast Missouri, open on Saturday. With no clearly dominant team in any district, every playoff shapes up as a potential dogfight...
Kelly boys, girls earn wins over Oran (02/24/06)
ORAN - On senior night at Oran, the Kelly Hawks basketball team spoiled the festivities by defeating the host Eagles, 66-58 on Thursday night. Sound post play and solid rebounding by Kelly proved to be the winning combination. Kelly's frontcourt scored 35 of their 66 points and the Hawks outrebounded Oran 27-17 in the contest...
Dexter advances (02/24/06)
SIKESTON -- The top seeds held true in the Class 4, District 1 Tournament on Thursday night at the Sikeston Field House. Top-seeded Fredericktown knocked off Notre Dame 55-48 while No. 2 Dexter held on to defeat third-seeded Perryville. Fredericktown (22-4) and Dexter (19-5) will meet for the district championship tonight at 6:00...
Zoa Elliott (02/24/06)
DEXTER -- Zoa K. Elliott, 91, formerly of St. Louis, died Feb. 23, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born May 16, 1914, at Potosi, daughter of the late Charles and Katharine Mason Raymo, she was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield...
Vicki Tucker (02/24/06)
CASTALIAN SPRINGS, Tenn. - Vicki Jo Williamson Tucker, 54, formerly of Essex, Mo., and Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Feb. 23, 2006, in Castalian Springs. Born June 18, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Wilma Ruth Dunn Williamson of Essex and the late Billy Marion Williamson, she was a member of the Essex Assembly of God Church. ...
Clara Hill (02/24/06)
DEXTER - Clara J. Hill, 105, died Feb. 23, 2006, in the Central Gardens Residential Care Center at Dexter. Born Feb. 5, 1901, near Lick Creek, daughter of the late Edgar and Addie Sifford Chasteen, she was a homemaker and a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church. She owned and operated the Hill General Store north of Dudley for 30 years and was a volunteer for the Dexter Senior Center for 20 years...
Looking Back 2/24 (02/24/06)
SIKESTON - Ben Thorpe, former manager of the local Sterling store, left Monday to assume managership of a Sterling store in Leland, Minn. His family will follow soon. SIKESTON - Shad Old, insurance man, has been appointed a Junior Chamber International senator by Edward Merders, Fairbanks, Alaska, and president of the World Jaycees. Appointment is based on a Jaycee's activities...
Speakout 2/24 (02/24/06)
I'm calling about all the trains and the railroad crossings and all that stuff. I have lived on the west side of the railroad tracks for years and there was never nothing said when I lived over here about the emergency vehicles being able to have a place to cross and all that stuff. ...