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Stories from Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sikeston apartment catches fire (03/18/08)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Department of Public Safety firefighters spent the morning battling an apartment fire. Firefighters were paged out to 631 N. West, Apartment B at 8:32 a.m. today. They were still on the scene at 9:30 a.m., and no further information about the blaze was available as of press time...
Is your water rusty? (03/18/08)
SIKESTON -- Cloudy city water isn't something to worry about -- but it is something worth reporting. "The rusty water is not a health issue -- there's nothing unhealthy about it. It's just an aesthetic issue," said Wayne McSpadden, operations manager for the Board of Municipal Utilities. "If the water is rusty at your house you may not want to do your white sheets or clothes as it could stain."...
Economy is sparking a nationwide gold rush (03/18/08)
SIKESTON -- The price of gold continues to hover around $1,000 an ounce, but consumers have cashed in on the record-high prices for quite some time. Gold prices on Monday reached $1,028.50 an ounce but were down to $1,006.50 by day's end. "The high price of gold is a big deal and a big factor in the economy as a whole right now. You can't help but notice it, and people should be aware of what's going on right now," said Terri Hurley, owner of Bo's Jewelry and Pawn Shop...
Teen arrested in shooting (03/18/08)
CHARLESTON -- An Illinois teenager was arrested Saturday for his involvement in last month's shooting of a Charleston man. Kenneth Bell, 17, of Cairo, Ill., faces charges of assault in the first degree and armed criminal action in the Feb. 13 shooting of 21-year-old Ricky Riley of Charleston, who was found by officers in his vehicle, according to a news release from the Charleston Department of Public Safety. Riley is still recuperating in a local hospital...
Bluejays win season opener (03/18/08)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Bulldogs and the Charleston Bluejays baseball teams dusted off the cobwebs on Monday afternoon as they took to the field in Portageville for opening day. The Bluejays featured junior hurler Jamie Barber who went the distance giving Charleston the victory 3-1...
Bobby Ward (03/18/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Bobby Wayne Ward, 74, died March 15, 2008, at Grenada, Miss. Born Aug. 16, 1933, at Hughes, Ark., to the late Carey and Ira Worrell Ward, he was a resident of Arnold but also kept a home in rural Bloomfield. He retired from General Motors Company in St. Louis after 30 years of employment. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean War, a member of the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge #153 A.F.&A.M., and a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of St. Louis...
Marie King (03/18/08)
MORLEY - Pallbearers for services to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Marie King, 88, who died on March 17, 2008, will be: Johnny King, Gene King, LeRoy King, Robert King, Bob Abernathy and C.D. Alcorn.
Roy L. Bollinger (03/18/08)
BLODGETT -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton for Roy L. Bollinger, 82, who died on March 14, 2008, were his grandsons, J.R. Bollinger, Neil Francis, Timothy Francis, Jonathan Francis, Patrick Ulmer and Rick Dirnberger...
Carl Asa (03/18/08)
CHARLESTON - Carl Asa, 78, died at 8:45 p.m. March 18, 2008, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
June Stubbs (03/18/08)
CHAFFEE -- June Stubbs, 76, died March 17, 2008, at Cori Manor in Fenton. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Sharon Hanks (03/18/08)
ORAN -- Sharon Sue Hanks, 60, died March 16, 2008, at her home. Born Dec. 27, 1947, at St. Louis, to the late William Ray and Nelda Maxine Shaffer Hanks, she retired from Cordova Rehab in Cordova, Tenn., where she worked as a registered nurse. Survivors include: one son, Rodney Davis of Oran; one daughter, Nancy Trentham of Cordova; two brothers, Darrel Hanks of Oran and James "Jimmy" Hanks of Cape Girardeau; four sisters, Sara Guzman, Duranda Cochran and Marsha Ward of Oran and Elizabeth Whaley of Marion, Ark.; and five grandchildren.. ...
Betty Brown (03/18/08)
DEXTER - Betty June Brown, 76, died March 17, 2008, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 29, 1931, at Bernie, to the late Thomas and Nola Craft Akins, she was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter. She was a former employee of Elder Manufacturing Company and retired from Purolator Filter Company...
Connie Watson (03/18/08)
DEXTER - Connie Cheryl Watson, daughter of George and Joy Watson, of Dexter, was born on Sept. 25, 1946, in Malden, and departed this life on March 16, 2008 at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 61. Connie was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ. She enjoyed attending the ARC Day Activity Center for many years. During her 61 years of life, she was loved and endeared by everyone that knew her...
Births (Published 3/18) (03/18/08)
FRIEDHEIM - Shea and Keith Zoellner are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 1:01 a.m. Feb. 9, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Tate Kenden Zoellner weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Kenny Hobeck of Daisy and Cindi Crites of Jackson...
Looking Back 3/18 (03/18/08)
60 years ago March 18, 1948 SIKESTON - Mrs. Murray Ellis gave a party Friday afternoon for her daughter, Ella Louise, who celebrated her second birthday. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Throgmorton are now occupying the residence of the late Ann Winchester at 410 Tanner St. The apartment vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Throgmorton in the Park Avenue Apartments will be occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Felix O. Byrd...
SpeakOut 3/18 (03/18/08)
The article on the front page of your newspaper regarding the lock down at the 7th and 8th Grade Center was incorrect. The parents were NOT contacted during the lockdown by the school's automatic system. We were notified AFTER the lock down and the children were released. As parents, we should be notified WHEN the lock down occurred - not afterward...