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Stories from Sunday, August 13, 2006

Trailer manufacturer expanding operation (08/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Construction Trailer Specialists, Inc. of Sikeston is expanding their operation. Locally owned by four partners, Tom Seyer, Jim Pharris, Spencer Taylor and Wesley Graviett, the trailer manufacturing company was established at the Sikeston Business, Education and Technology Park about six and half years ago...
Being queen involves lots of work, publicity (08/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Being rodeo royalty may mean wearing shiny outfits and riding in the grand entry and victory lap. But any rodeo queen will tell you it's a lot more work than that. There's also a lot of work and publicity they do behind the scenes, like visiting and handing out autographs at nursing homes and hospitals...
Two arrested on drug charges (08/13/06)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston woman and Charleston man are in jail on drug- related charges following a traffic stop Thursday in Sikeston. According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety, at 3:44 p.m., Tracy Michelle Cissell, 28, of Sikeston and Christopher Pierre Moore, 22, of Charleston were arrested at a vehicle stop at 102 Broadway as part of an ongoing narcotics investigations for cocaine...
Sikeston native nabs guest spot on new talk show (08/13/06)
SIKESTON -- What happens when a guy from the Midwest -- who grew up in Sikeston -- moves west and dives headfirst into the Los Angeles dating scene? If that storyline sounds interesting to you, you're not alone. And you can tune in to a brand new WGN (Channel 21) talk show this fall to see what Ben Johnson, a 1993 graduate of Sikeston High School, learned about "Dating in Cali, and how to go from first dates to the ever important second dates."...
Beating the heat: Coaches continue never-ending battle with summer temperatures (08/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Each year tragedy strikes the sporting world with heat-related deaths. From high schools to the professional ranks, no athlete is immune to it. That's why Sikeston High School coaches take extra precautions in making sure their athletes are in no danger out on the practice fields during the dog days of August...
Bootheel Rodeo battles through muddy conditions (08/13/06)
SIKESTON -- Heavy rains during the day made for a very muddy rodeo grounds at the 54th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Despite the less-than-optimal conditions, the show went on as rodeo cowboys vied for the cash prizes. In the bareback riding event, Scott Drennan and J.T. Taylor tied with 79 points. Bo Casper took third with 74 points...
Winning runners (08/13/06)
The overall winners in their age groups at the Rodeo Run, sponsored by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Aug. 5, were Nathan Ading and Ann Marie Bloemer.
City officials tour Unilever headquarters (08/13/06)
Sikeston city officials recently toured Unilever headquarters in Green Bay, Wis. Unilever, a multi-national corporation, recently made a $17 million investment to upgrade the Good Humor-Breyers north plant in Sikeston. The addition of four lines will create approximately 75 jobs for the Sikeston community. ...
S&W Cabinets buys former Columbia Sportswear building (08/13/06)
CHAFFEE - A 75,000 square foot sportswear apparel manufacturing plant will be transformed into an industrial cabinet manufacturing facility in Chaffee. Tom Kelsey, commercial broker with Lorimont Place Ltd., who represented the owner in the recent sale, said the former sewing plant built for Columbia Sportswear back in 1989 and expanded in 1994 has been sold to S & W Cabinets Inc...
Long-time AECI employee retires (08/13/06)
NEW MADRID - Edna Ellington has dealt with many changes and challenges during her 35-year career at Associated Electric Cooperative's New Madrid Power Plant. She recently retired as an office associate II in maintenance planning. Ellington began her career working for the purchasing agent of the contractor building both the plant and neighboring Noranda Aluminum Inc. ...
You don't have to stay home to enjoy good home-style cooking (08/13/06)
SIKESTON - There may be a place for fast food, but Sheila Tubbs says more people today are looking for a bit of home cooking. She believes she is creating just the place where they can find that home-cooked fare without ever having to go home. Tubbs and her son, Frankie Tubbs, have opened Frankie's Country Cooking at 2517 E. Malone Ave...
USDA Rural Development names new area director (08/13/06)
DEXTER - Pam Anglin is the new area director for the USDA Rural Development's 14-county area of Southeast Missouri. Greg Branum, Missouri state director for USDA Rural Development, recently announced the selection. Anglin will be headquartered at the Dexter USDA Service Center and serve the counties of Mississippi, New Madrid, Scott, Stoddard, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Perry, Dunklin, Pemiscot, Butler, Carter, Reynolds, Ripley and Wayne...
Staff changes announced at ReStart (08/13/06)
SIKESTON - Missouri Delta Medical Center's ReStart Rehabilitation Services has a new director and assistant director. Jason Schrumpf, physical therapist, has become the director of ReStart Rehabilitation Services at Missouri Delta Medical Center. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in health science/physical therapy, he received his MBA from Columbia College in 2004. ...
Gene Christian (08/13/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Gene Christian, 69, who died Aug. 9, 2006, were: Tony Roper, Brody Roper, Michael Colove, Johnny Christian, Tyler Christian and Gary Christian.
Steve Mathis (08/13/06)
CHARLESTON -- J.R. "Steve" Mathis, 63, died at 10:25 p.m. Aug. 11, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Jackson - Adkisson (08/13/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Meredith Brooke Jackson and Corey Lee Adkisson were united in marriage during a 4 p.m. ceremony April 8, 2006, at Charleston United Methodist Church in Charleston. The Rev. Roger Jespersen officiated. Parents of the bride are Michael and Pamela Lauderback of St. Peters and Jeffrey Jackson of Owatonna, Minn. The bridegroom is the son of Gary and Jeanne Adkisson of East Prairie...
Braden - Smith (08/13/06)
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Derek and Kathy Braden, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Michelle, to Austin Jameson Smith, son of Kim and Carol Smith of West Des Moines. A 2004 graduate of Valley High School in West Des Moines, the future bride attends Iowa State University, where she is majoring in early childhood education. Her grandparents are John and Shirley Braden and Barbara Carroll, all of Sikeston...
Densons will be honored (08/13/06)
WAPPAPELLO -- Family and friends of Jimmy and Barbara Denson are invited to attend the couple's 50th wedding anniversary celebration from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Church of Christ, 608 Oak St., in Bernie. The event is hosted by the couple's children and grandchildren. The family requests gifts be omitted...
Looking Back 8/13 (08/13/06)
MATTHEWS - The Matthews Consolidated School Board of Education will meet Monday night in conference with a number of contractors in an effort to get construction started on its proposed new $96,000 school building. CHARLESTON - L.D. Davis announced a pledge of $3,000 for the Missouri Delta Community Hospital fund from the East Prairie Banks and said the citizens of his area consider this a personal project and are responding well...
A higher minimum wage is a good idea (08/13/06)
Gov. Matt Blunt this week came out in opposition to the Nov. 7 election proposal calling for a higher minimum wage in Missouri. The proposal would raise the minimum wage from the current $5.15 to $6.50 effective Jan. 1. Blunt based his opposition on the theory - and he may be right - that the higher wage base would keep businesses from locating in our state...
Speakout 8/13 (08/13/06)
I was just watching the noon day news and noticed that JoAnn Emerson is on a farm tour this morning. Is she trying to decide how much subsidy each farmer is entitled to by visiting their property? If you want that carport put up, call 472-1451. - - -...