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Stories from Friday, March 3, 2006

Residents can expect smoother black-topped roads earlier in 2006 (03/03/06)
CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County will use chip-and-seal to get an early start on this year's blacktopping program. During the regular county commission meeting Thursday, Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said the chip-and-seal blacktopping method does not have the hot-weather requirement that blade-mixed asphalt has...
Sikeston native aids in research of disease (03/03/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Heavy drinking adults aren't the only ones developing liver disease these days. As the number of America's obese continues to soar, doctors are finding more serious diseases connected to characteristics of overweight adults. One disease, in particular, called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, resembles alcoholic liver disease but actually occurs in those who drink little or no alcohol. ...
Cooperative effort (03/03/06)
Over 50 firefighters from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and the fire departments from Miner, Morehouse, New Hamburg-Benton-Commerce Fire Protection District, Oran, Matthews, Blodgett, Scott County Rural and Vanduser responded to a fire off Highway 61 south of Sikeston Thursday. ...
Welcomed announcement (03/03/06)
Sikeston Mayor Mike Marshall speaks during a press conference announcing the expansion of Good Humor-Breyers plant Thursday. The $17 million expansion to the facility is expected to be completed throughout the course of 2006 and will result in the addition of 70 jobs at the plant. ...
Braves outlast Clarkton for district championship (03/03/06)
GIDEON - The Scott County Central Braves basketball team won their third straight district title on Thursday night at Gideon High School, with an 88-77 victory over the Clarkton Reindeer. The key to the contest was the disparity at the free throw line for Scott Central. The Braves went 21-for-32 from the line, while Clarkton was just 3-...
Bulldogs one win from the Final Four (03/03/06)
FARMINGTON -- It's been 11 years since the Sikeston Bulldogs have made it this deep in the state playoffs. The last time was in 1995 when the Bulldogs reached the Class 4A Quarterfinals where they defeated Hazelwood Central to reach the Show Me Showdown in Columbia...
Royals put end to Portageville's season (03/03/06)
MALDEN -- The third time was not a charm for the Portageville Bulldogs. Portageville, the third seed, saw its season come to a halt with a 50-42 loss to the No. 2-seed Twin Rivers Royals in the Class 3, District 1 semifinal at Malden on Thursday. It was the Bulldogs' third loss in three meetings with the Royals this season...
Mattie Sharkey (03/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Mattie Sharkey, 105, died Feb. 27, 2006, at her daughter's home, where she resided. Born Dec. 21, 1900, in Swan Lake, Miss., to the late Eliza Harris, she had lived in Missouri since 1930 and was a member of Zion Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Portageville and attended Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church in Sikeston...
Willie Eckles (03/03/06)
COLUMBIA - Willie Eckles, 57, died Feb. 27, 2006, at his home. Born June 5, 1948, in Dundee, Miss., he was the son of the late Lewis and Carrie Walley Eckles. Survivors include: four sons, Willie Edwards, Jeff Edwards and Stewdrick Jackson of Columbia and Mark Eckles of St. ...
James Franklin (03/03/06)
CHARLESTON - James Robert Franklin, 71, died March 3, 2006, at Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Sadie Jenkins (03/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Lena Sadie Ann Jenkins, 67, died March 2, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 7, 1938, in Jerseyville, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel Gertrude Burns. She married Gerald Graham who preceded her in death. She later married Jackie Jenkins who also preceded her in death...
Kelvin Black (03/03/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Kelvin Lee Black, 35, died at 6:46 p.m. March 2, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 7, 1970, in Sikeston, to Willis Lee and Betty Beyerbach Black, he was a 1988 graduate of East Prairie High School and was of the Christian belief...
Edith Dumay (03/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services that will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Church for Edith Frey Dumay, 91, who died on Feb. 26, 2006, will be: Jeff Frey, Mike Frey, Joe Frey, Dave Dumay, Dean Matthews and Brian Meadows. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery...
Marcia Sikes (03/03/06)
SIKESTON - Marcia Weber Sikes, died March 1, 2006, at her home. She was born in Bloomfield, Mo., on Feb. 14, 1914, the daughter of Carl Weber and Elizabeth O'Ferrall Weber. She was one of the founding members of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, where she taught Sunday school, and was the organist for many years. ...
Births (Published 3/3) (03/03/06)
SIKESTON - Dustin Penny and C. Renee Swims are the parents of their second child, second son, born at 2:25 p.m. Jan. 27, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Blaine Allen Penny weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Walter and Kathy Miller...
Looking Back 3/3 (03/03/06)
SIKESTON - Today at the Rex Theater: "Lassie Come Home" with Roddy McDowell and "Pardon My Past" with Fred McMurray. SIKESTON - Lynn Twitty, superintendent of Sikeston Public Schools, was advised yesterday that he had been voted to join the membership on the board of Central Midwestern Regional Laboratory Inc. ...
Speakout 3/3 (03/03/06)
You are going to be old one of these days. I am 78-years old and still driving. I just hope that I am around when you are 78 and see how well you can drive and see how you feel then about taking licenses away from 70-year old people. - - - This is to the person who wrote in about older drivers. They should be looked at no different than the young drivers would be. Some are good, and some aren't. The writer should judge not, lest he be judged...