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Stories from Thursday, March 2, 2006

Mail carrier is attacked by pit bull (03/02/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- An East Prairie woman faces up to a $5,000-fine after her pit bull attacked a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier last week in East Prairie. Kim Fletcher is scheduled to appear April 5 in East Prairie's municipal court for violating the city's dangerous dog ordinance, which is a misdemeanor. The regulation requires owners of dangerous dogs to secure their pets in a 6-...
Good news from Good Humor- Breyers (03/02/06)
SIKESTON -- Unilever will once again expand its Good Humor-Breyers plant in Sikeston. The company is adding state-of-the-art production lines and supporting plant infrastructure at the plant's northern location located in the Sikeston Business, Education and Technology Park to accommodate growth and to improve overall operations...
Races form for county offices as filing begins (03/02/06)
BENTON -- All but one incumbent will try for another term in local county offices. So far, only two have races lined up. Filing for county offices opened Tuesday and closes March 28. In Scott County, Presiding Commission Martin Priggel will stick to his original plan and not run for a third term...
Celebrating Seuss: Teachers mark the author's birthday with special activities (03/02/06)
SIKESTON -- While it took quite a bit of convincing for Sam I Am to try them, green eggs and ham are always a big hit at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center. Today students at the Kindergarten Center will once again celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, creator of the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and dozens of other characters who have been embraced by young readers for over 60 years...
Checkpoint (03/02/06)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officer Tim Bartlett checks for insurance and a valid driver's license as part of Operation Safe Teen. Operation Safe Teen is a statewide enforcement and educational program to reduce injuries and deaths among young drivers on Missouri roadways. As the program is geared toward promoting seat belt usage among teen drivers, the provisions of the law that make safety belt usage a requirement of the intermediate license will be enforced...
Booker named to second team all-OVC (03/02/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Southeast Missouri State senior Roy Booker, who led the Redhawks in scoring with 22 points per game, tops in the OVC and 15th nationally in NCAA Division I, was named second team all-OVC and was also named to the All-Newcomer team...
SHS fights past DeSoto (03/02/06)
PARK HILLS -- All year long the Sikeston Bulldogs have won games with a high-scoring, fast-paced offense. Even on a poor shooting night, the Bulldogs showed that their defense isn't too bad either. In Wednesday night's Class 4 Sectional game at Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Sikeston's pressure defense keyed the team to a 64-45 victory against DeSoto...
Kelly advances (03/02/06)
GREENVILLE -- Top-seeded Kelly used a fourth-quarter rally to defeat No. 4 Clearwater 61-51 in the Class 3 District 2 girls tournament semifinals Wednesday at Greenville High School. The Hawks (19-8) will advance to Friday's 6 p.m. championship against Greenville or Woodland...
Fern Hency (03/02/06)
BENTON - Katherine Fern Hency, 65, died at 4:15 a.m. March 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 11, 1941, in Oriole, daughter of Mary Katherine McLain Wissman of Cape Girardeau and the late Jesse Eugene Wissman, she was a seamstress and babysitter, a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee, Ladies Auxiliary Scott City V.F.W. Post 6407 and a former member of Scott City Garden Club...
Dorothy Jackson (03/02/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dorothy Evelyn Jackson, 88, died at 12:35 a.m. Feb. 28, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Born Oct. 14, 1917, in Fulton County, Ky., to the late Thurman and Hallie Poley Craddock, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Charleston...
Mary Christian (03/02/06)
DEXTER - Mary Magalene Christian, 93, died March 1, 2006, in the Cypress Point Health Care at Dexter. Born Nov. 11, 1912, at Hornersville, daughter of the late Oscar and Rosalee Adkins Wells, she was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter. She had worked for Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter. A former LPN, she worked private in-home care...
Thomas Nieters (03/02/06)
DEXTER - Thomas W. Nieters, 93, died Feb. 27, 2006, in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter. Born Nov. 2, 1912, at St. Louis, son of the late George and Mayme Ellison Nieters, he was a retired machinist for McDonald-Douglas at St. Louis, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter...
Vicki Pedroza (03/02/06)
SIKESTON - Vicki Lynn Pedroza, 46, died at 3:30 a.m. March 1, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 22, 1959, in Sikeston, daughter of the late James T. and Florene Marcella Golightly Crowson, she had worked as a waitress. Survivors include: one brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Kathy Grigsby of Morehouse; and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Donna and Steve Alexander of Sikeston and Gail Ryan of Pilot Grove...
John Mick (03/02/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- John Hughlon Mick, 83, died March 2, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 9, 1922, in Blytheville, Ark., son of the late Hughlon and Maude Mick, he had lived in the Bloomfield community since 1957 and was a former member of the West Pleasant Valley Methodist Church. He was a retired farmer, a member of Bloomfield Lodge 153 AF&AM and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in World War II...
Marcia Sikes (03/02/06)
SIKESTON - Marcia Weber Sikes, 92, died at 1:45 p.m. March 1, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Looking Back 3/2 (03/02/06)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wesley Lankford arrived in Sikeston Tuesday from Holyoke, Mass. to make their home. Mr. Lankford received his discharge on Feb. 7 at Westover Field, Mass. SIKESTON - The Sikeston School Board received word today, according to Supt. Lynn Twitty, that the Office of Economic Opportunity had approved a grant for $65,553 for a Head Start program to aid 240 children in the public schools...
Plant expansion is welcomed news (03/02/06)
It's hard to overstate the positive impact from today's announcement that Sikeston's Good Humor-Breyers plant here will soon expand. An initial 70 new jobs are planned along with a $17 million plant expansion. Once completed, the plant will employ nearly 1,000 workers in an around-the-...
Speakout 3/2 (03/02/06)
You yellow dogs lay off of Cheney will you? He married a good ole Missouri girl from over here around Willow Springs. She's a good ole lady. He paid his $125 license fee down there. They just come out in September that you had to get this little old $7 stamp. They just started it. He was on private property anyway. I know you boys. He's a good boy. We're lucky to have him...