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Stories from Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Groundbreaking ceremony is held for new corn mill (05/16/06)
SCOTT CITY -- Groundwork on the new multimillion-dollar corn mill began in February, but it wasn't until Monday afternoon the facility's official groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority in Scott City. Principal owners Terry Kleisinger and Ken DeLine of Vail, Colo., said the corn milling operation is located at the Scott City port to take advantage of corn produced in Southeast Missouri...
Council OKs resolution (05/16/06)
SIKESTON -- After several revisions and careful consideration, the Sikeston City Council passed a resolution expressing the city's opposition to the Union Pacific Railroad Company's proposed acquisition of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad line from Rockview to Sikeston and its operation with an increase of train traffic...
Self honored (05/16/06)
Sikeston head baseball coach Kevin Self (right) and assistant coach Alan Scheeter attach a sign bearing Heath Self's No. 7 jersey number on the fence at VFW Stadium on Monday prior to Sikeston's district game against Doniphan. The sign is in memory of Self, who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in 2004. ...
Bearcats rally late to beat NMCC (05/16/06)
SIKESTON -- Clinging to a six-run lead with two outs in the sixth inning, seemingly, things could not have been better for New Madrid County Central in Monday's Class 3, District 1 first round game against Dexter at Sikeston's VFW Stadium. Instead, it was the beginning of an Eagle meltdown as the fourth-seeded Bearcats rallied to defeat No. 5 NMCC 10-9 to advance to today's semifinal game against top-seeded Kennett at 2 p.m...
Sikeston soccer falls to Perryville (05/16/06)
PERRYVILLE -- Sikeston suffered a heartbreaking loss to Perryville on a late goal in a district soccer semifinal at Perryville on Monday. No. 2-seed Perryville, on an unassisted goal from Ava Johnson at the 77- minute mark, trimmed No. 3 Sikeston 2-1. The game-winning goal scored on a tap-in off a poor Lady Bulldog clearout...
Sikeston holds off Dons, 3-1 (05/16/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team escaped the first round of Class 3, District 1 play with a 3-1 victory over the Doniphan Dons on Monday at VFW Stadium in Sikeston. Excellent pitching by both squads dominated the contest, but sloppy fielding by the Dons helped the Bulldogs advance to the semifinals...
Steve Bess (05/16/06)
SIKESTON - L. Steve Bess, 59, died at 3 a.m. May 15, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 4, 1946, in Ardeola, to the late Rosewell and Mona Sitz Bess, he graduated in 1964 from Bell City Schools, and in 1968, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art from Southeast Missouri State University. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam, taught Art for 28 years in the East Prairie R-2 School District and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church...
Clara Wallace (05/16/06)
DEXTER - Clara Jean Wallace, 54, died May 14, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born July 15, 1951, at Pontiac, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Boyd and Louise Christian Wallace Sr. Survivors include: two sons, Charles Edward Norman Jr. of the state of Michigan and Lewis Mike Jameson Jr. of Dexter; one daughter, Becky Hartline Norman of Dexter; one brother, Boyd Wallace Jr. of the state of Michigan; and one granddaughter...
Marion Scheffer (05/16/06)
CHAFFEE - Marion G. Scheffer, 51, died at 7 p.m. May 14, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 20, 1954, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Lawrence Edward and Adella Marie Heisserer Scheffer, he worked at the Scott County Sheltered Workshop in Sikeston and was a member of the St. ...
Lewis Bundy (05/16/06)
SCOTT CITY - Lewis Allen Bundy, 79, died May 14, 2006, at his home. Born May 1, 1927, in Wickliffe, Ky., son of the late Herbert Roscoe and Gracie Etta Perkins Bundy, he was a United States Army veteran having served during World War II, and had been a truck driver for J.T. Pinkston Trucking Company...
Sandra Sterling (05/16/06)
SIKESTON - Sandra Faye Sterling, 39, died at 1 p.m. May 14, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 16, 1967, at Cape Girardeau, to the late James David and Freda Faye Williamson Green, she was a member of the Illinois Baptist Church in Sikeston. On April 22, 1988, at Benton, she married Robert Todd Sterling, who survives of the home...
Havern Shelton (05/16/06)
JERSEYVILLE, Ill. - Havern Shelton, 75, died May 16, 2006, at Jerseyville Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Births (Published 5/16) (05/16/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Kristina Abercrombie is the parent of her first child, a son, born at 12:21 a.m. April 16, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Daveion Landis Abercrombie weighed 6 pounds, 14.5 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Bill Ahart and Laurie Ahart of Benton...
Looking back 5/16 (05/16/06)
SIKESTON - Dr. Alexander Russell took a master's degree in obstetrics and gynecology last Wednesday at St. Louis University. SIKESTON - The initial stage of the Mid-Towner Village on East Malone Avenue has been completed. It was announced today that the last two spaces have been leased for "The Classic," a ladies' apparel shop, and a "P.N. ...
Let's use our Guard to guard homefront (05/16/06)
Last night President Bush announced that members of the National Guard will begin assisting in protecting our borders with Mexico. The Guard units will not perform law enforcement duties but rather assist in monitoring and surveillance of the border where thousands of illegal Mexican immigrants cross daily. ...
Speakout 5/16 (05/16/06)
Two boys in Boston were playing baseball when one of them was attacked by a rabid Rottweiler. Thinking quickly, the other boy ripped a board off of a nearby fence, wedged it into the dog's collar and twisted it, breaking the dog's neck. A newspaper reporter from the Boston Herald witnessed the incident and rushed over to interview the boy. ...