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Stories from Friday, March 31, 2006

Sikeston to get ethanol plant (03/31/06)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston has been selected as the location for a new ethanol plant. Bootheel Agri-Energy LLC announced its decision to purchase the option on approximately 160 acres at the Sikeston Business, Education and Technology Park, during a news conference this morning...
Bricks were promised for monument (03/31/06)
CHARLESTON -- A group of Charleston residents say bricks dumped into the county's ditch being an eyesore and maintenance obstacle is only half of the story: Those bricks should be part of a monument. During their regular meeting Thursday, Mississippi County commissioners reviewed a letter signed "Troubled Charlestonians" regarding the bricks on the ditch bank, which are clearly visible from the roadway to motorists entering Charleston from the Boomland Interstate 57 interchange...
Charleston man shot and killed (03/31/06)
CHARLESTON -- Law enforcement officials are investigating the shooting death of a young Charleston man -- the second to occur in Charleston within the past week. Justin Patrick Robinson, 23, of Charleston was shot early today at the intersection of West Marshall Street and Locust Street in Charleston. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:30 a.m. by Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker...
Springtime (03/31/06)
Shirley McCall, of Garden Lane Nursery, waters bedding plants Thursday morning. McCall said that this is the time to plant this spring, with nighttime temperatures forecasted to be in the upper 40s.
Students opting for spring break alternatives (03/31/06)
SIKESTON -- More and more college students seem to be opting for hammering nails over hammering beers during their spring breaks. "It's a cheap spring break, and you get to do something productive," said Whitney Chasteen, who spent her spring break, March 19-25, building a home for a North Carolina couple and their 2-year-old daughter...
Charleston voters to decide school issues (03/31/06)
CHARLESTON -- City and school board positions and a school bond issue will be decided by Mississippi County voters Tuesday. Incumbents James D. Conn and Michael A. Jones will face challengers Jerry W. Rosson Sr. and Willie C. Carpenter Sr. on the ballot for the two three-year terms open on the Charleston City Council...
Murakami wins Super Pro at Sikeston Drag Strip (03/31/06)
SIKESTON -- Here are the results from the Sikeston Drag Strip from March 25. Junior Dragster Class 1st Place - Austin Rettig Sikeston, DI - 8.64, ET - 8.644 MPH - 74.73 RT - .553 2nd Place - Ricky Skelton Jr. Sikeston, DI - 12.49, ET - 12.409 MPH - 49.12 RT - .665...
Girls soccer shuts out A-J; Charleston baseball picks up first victory over E.P. (03/31/06)
ANNA-JONESBORO, Ill. - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team blanked Anna-Jonesboro, Ill. on the road Thursday afternoon, 5-0. The Lady Bulldogs stepped up their offensive pressure and outshot the Lady Wildcats 28-8 in the contest. Sophomore Laura Atchison led Sikeston with two goals and tallied an assist. Fellow sophomore, Jordi Ferrell notched a goal and two assists for the Lady Bulldogs...
SHS tennis blanks Dexter (03/31/06)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston boys tennis team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 9-0 shutout victory over Dexter on Thursday at Sikeston High School. "It was a good win for us," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "We had some nice weather today and overall we played pretty well up and down the lineup. I thought our doubles teams really showed some good signs."...
Ruth Sharp (03/31/06)
SIKESTON - Ruth Inez Felker Sharp, 92, died March 29, 2006, at her home. Born October 21, 1913, in Sikeston, daughter of the late C. E. "Daddy" and Bertie Utterback Felker, she lived her entire life in Sikeston except for two years in Poplar Bluff during World War II. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, having joined that congregation seventy years ago...
Edith Cossey (03/31/06)
WYATT - Edith Adell Cossey, 96, died at 1 a.m. March 31, 2006, at her home. Born Aug. 19, 2006, in Dardanelle, Ark., to the late Wiley and Virgie Turner Hicks, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Otis Gregory (03/31/06)
DEXTER - Otis Gregory, 75, died March 29, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born April 28, 1930, in Vinson, son of the late James W. and Lily Boone Gregory, he was a former foreman for Sundstrand Aviation at Rockford, Ill., had worked as a bus driver for the Dexter Public School System and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Charles Gemeinhardt (03/31/06)
CHARLESTON - Charles Clark Gemeinhardt, 70, died at 2:15 p.m. March 30, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Jan. 10, 1936, in Chaffee, son of the late Richard Charles and Anna Margaret McKee Gemeinhardt, he was employed as a truck driver with Big Lake Transportation until his retirement, was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and was of the Catholic belief...
Births (Published 3/31) (03/31/06)
Fralick DEXTER - James Fralick and Heather Knuckles are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 6:13 p.m. March 7, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Keller Matthew Fralick weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19 inches long...
Looking Back 3/31 (03/31/06)
SIKESTON - It may be spring in Sikeston, but as far as the temperature is concerned it's summer. The high for this week was 81 degrees; at no time during the past week has the mercury dipped below 55. SIKESTON - J.E. Robinson, Missouri Pacific Railroad station agent, said that the railroad engineers strike has put nine Sikeston people out of work. Two freight trains running through Sikeston daily, one from Poplar Bluff to Charleston and back, have ceased operations...
Your view: two from March 31 (03/31/06)
Please support H.R. 2410. Depleted Uranium needs to be looked at extensively. Don't let this be another agent orange. The troops and the people of Iraq need to know if we are exposing them to radiation. If you don't sign this then and we find out it is the DU that is causing all of the death and disfigurement then the blood of these children are on your hands not mine. ...
Speakout 3/31 (03/31/06)
This is to the whiner whining about the lady not doing her job. Talk to her about it and if that doesn't work, call the company if you still don't receive satisfaction. There are plenty of companies out there. But remember, the slavery days are over...