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Stories from Tuesday, April 25, 2006

East Prairie woman is sentenced on drug charges (04/25/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - An East Prairie woman was sentenced to prison on federal drug charges Monday. Elsie Gorostiza, 48, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 51 months in prison on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Upon release from prison, Gorostiza will be placed on supervised release for a period of three years...
Community cleanup (04/25/06)
Lyman Petty unloads a trailer filled with tree limbs Monday morning at the Sikeston compost site. The city of Sikeston started its Community Cleanup Campaign last weekend. The compost site, which is off of Compress Road, will open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. for Sikeston residents to drop off any large, bulky items and rubbish. After the annual cleanup, May 1, Sikeston code enforcement officers will return to their zero-tolerance stance on property maintenance...
Serious eye fungal infection sweeping across nation (04/25/06)
SIKESTON -- Using good hygiene, practicing proper wear and seeking out professional help are among ways local contact lens wearers can avoid contracting a rare but serious fungal eye infection that is increasing across the nation. The infection, a fungal keratitis, caused by the Fusarium fungus, may cause vision loss requiring corneal transplants...
Notre Dame walkoff single beats NMCC (04/25/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- New Madrid County Central, after battling back from an early deficit, saw its hope for victory crushed on a two-out RBI single in Notre Dame's final at-bat. Visiting NMCC was edged 4-3 by conference and district rival Notre Dame on Monday...
SHS tennis falls to Carbondale (04/25/06)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Sikeston tennis team fell to 6-2 on the season as they fell on the road to Carbondale, 5-4 on Monday afternoon. "I don't like to lose, but I thought we had some real moments out there today," said Sikeston coach Brian James. ...
SHS falls in double overtime (04/25/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team lost a double overtime thriller on Monday night, 2-1 to the visiting Jackson Lady Indians. After a scoreless first overtime period, Jackson's Erin Curtis found Lauren Drewett open in front of the Sikeston goal and Drewett put it past goalie Jennifer Millington for the winning goal...
Kenneth Gore (04/25/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Kenneth R. Gore, 56, died at 4:36 a.m. April 24, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 22, 1950, in Sikeston, to Imogene Gore of East Prairie and the late Loren Alfred Gore Sr., he lived most of his life in East Prairie where he was employed by Bryant Farms. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Vietnam War...
Virginia Walker (04/25/06)
ADVANCE -- Virginia Walker, 72, died April 23, 2006, at Advance Nursing Center. Born Sept. 15, 1933, in Bell City, daughter of the late John and Mollie Schrock Wallace, she was a cable tester for Horizon Co. in Advance and was of the Baptist belief...
Lee Sanford (04/25/06)
ST. LOUIS - Leon "Lee" Sanford, 93, died April 21, 2006, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 4, 1913, in Kennett, daughter of the late Daniel W. and Eva Hearn Sanford, she moved to Cape Girardeau a few months ago and lived in St. Louis for many years where she worked at Libson's Specialty Shop. She was a member of the United Methodist Church...
Clara Mills (04/25/06)
MATTHEWS - Clara Marie Mills, 85, died April 25, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Beulah Craft (04/25/06)
BERNIE - Beulah Craft, 87, died April 23, 2006, at the Malden Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Velva Robisky (04/25/06)
DALLAS - Velva Orene Robisky, 90, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died April 22, 2006, at the Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas. Born March 12, 1916, in Bernie, Mo., daughter of the late Richard H. and Effie Adeline Jerls McCamish, she was a cosmetologist and owned and operated a beauty shop in Dexter for many years. In 1978, she moved to Cedar Hills, Texas, where she lived for many years and was a member of the Trinity Assembly of God Church. She returned to Dexter and later moved to Dallas...
Debbie Reynolds (04/25/06)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Debbie Stewart Reynolds, 53, died April 24, 2006, at her home near Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Births (Published 4/25) (04/25/06)
Brill MATTHEWS - Jessica and Michael Brill Jr. are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 11:45 a.m. March 22, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace at Cape Girardeau. Cloey Angelene Brill weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 inches long...
Looking back 4/25 (04/25/06)
SIKESTON - Miss Myra Tanner will resume her work with the Sikeston school system after a year's leave of absence. SIKESTON - Conflicting claims were made and debated at a public hearing last night by the city council on cable television. Five men, representing as many as five CATV companies, the name of some which were not disclosed, began the meeting with 10-minute speeches...
Only legal rats will benefit from lawsuit (04/25/06)
Virtually everyone reading this column has a pot or pan in their home made with Teflon. That magical coating has been around for 40 years or so and has proven extremely popular for Dupont, the manufacturer. But now we learn that under certain circumstances, Teflon can release chemicals that could prove harmful...
Speakout 4/25 (04/25/06)
I was saddened to hear of the bear attack that killed the child in the Smokies. I was not only sad for the child and its family, but for the bear as well. The bear was at home. The humans were the intruders. People should know that they visit these places at their own risk. It was a bad situation all the way around!...