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It is Thursday April 14, 1988 and life for the 1400 residents living in Cedarville, Missouri will CHANGE forever.
Forever may sound a little strong, but the general manager of the Cedarville Steel plant has decided to remove himself from that position. Gus Gore, the third shift supervisor for the last fifteen and a half years was promoted to fill this position.
Cedarville is a small town of only 1400 residents, and rumors can travel fast. The steel plant employs just over 1,000 men and women. Cedarville State Bank is the only bank in town, it’s owned by Colonel Ted Sanders, who is also the President of PSL Holdings, LTD, Bogota, Colombia SA. That is the same company that owns the steel plant here. They also own steel plants in Simple City, 11 miles to the west, and Marshland Steel 35 miles to the north and west.
All three steel plants were bought out back in the late 1960s. Upper management is well known to spend money like it grows on trees. Buying fancy cars, remodeled the Cedarville Steel office into a stone castle motif costing a lot more than was needed. Everything has been converted to ultra-modern computerized technology. Office crews work 24/7 doing things that were never needed before.
Rumors circulating for the last nine months, since Cedarville Steel’s 4th of July celebration. That’s when Gus Gore’s 15-year-old blonde hottie daughter jumped Willie Johnson, with her arms around his neck, legs wrapped around his waist, kissing him squarely on the mouth. It’s said he pushed her back and said something.
Employees who’ve been called into Johnson’s office, talk of seeing a wall covered with pictures of this girl. Photos of her as a one-year-old child, up to and including current photos of her at track meets, and in a red bikini.
These three steel plants were bought to make parts for the Advanced Aircraft plant at Mtn. High, 12 miles straight north. Since these three plants were built, they manufactured heavy duty truck parts, which they still make. Only one highway goes from Cedarville to Mtn. High, it’s a bad road with lots of turns. The highway from Marshland is no better, most people having to go from Simple City, come through Cedarville.
Big semis are seen hauling truck parts to the east and west, but rarely are trucks seen going to Mtn. High. Each plant does their shipping on the third shift, but no one ever elaborates on the details. At Mtn. High, several of the 20,000 USAF workers do get drunk. They tell people everything is shipped by flying saucer, just like the ones being built at the plant there.
Over the years since the Old Carter Quarry was converted into a manufacturing facility, there have been many rumors. General Xavier Emerson and T-era Rodriquez are a black couple that pretty well own this town. T-era owns the three banks, and a car dealership for every known brand of car on Earth.
No one, and I do mean no one has ever visited them at their home which is said to be on Carter Island, accessed by crossing the steel bridge going out over Lake Camelot. This bridge is protected by armed guards 24/7. Xavier and T-era are just a nice-looking young couple who many say never age. Truck drivers who make deliveries across this bridge, tell of a giant medieval stone castle manned by hundreds of people who never venture into town.
PLUS: T-era owns the Airport, Truckstop, Mall which has a 24-hour diner and a large Young’s Family & Home Center. Over the years, several tourists have tried to cross the bridge, but were ordered off. A few times each year, a stretched out white RR limo will come into town with four cute young oriental women. These four act like young school girls, excited by everything they see and hear. They usually dine at Ruby’s Diner in the mall, then head back across the bridge.
A couple old Cherokee Indians who still live in this area tell stories passed down from their ancestors. They claim this brown-skinned couple came down from the sky before the Civil War battle. This was back before Lake Camelot was as big as it is today. Many of the Cherokees worked at the giant stone castle and stayed there until the war was over, before moving onto Oklahoma.
April 1988, brought lots of changes: William L. Johnson, resigning as plant manager at Cedarville Steel. Gus Gore, Shelby’s father being promoted to this position, immediately Gore’s 16-year-old daughter is involved in a romance with Johnson. The girl is a real looker with quite a reputation, it’s common knowledge she likes boys! On Friday April 15th, Shelby Gore shows up at school wearing a five-carat diamond center stone ring with quarter-carat diamond and emerald side stones. Matches other jewelry this girl is seen wearing to school.
Shelby Gore dresses too sexy for school, this black dress is one of several that have gotten her sent to the office. One phone call and she returns to class still wearing the same dress.
Springfield TV News Thursday night was all about an attempted kidnapping within a block of the Cedarville high school. The would-be kidnappers were Colombians, all four were killed, they’d already killed an old man and stolen his car. It was lucky for the girl she had a private security detail for her protection, so no other students got hurt.
Here is a photo of Shelby’s ring that caused lots of questions. The pearl white 1989 Caddie convertible she was driving to school the following Wednesday really kicked the rumors into high gear. This girl is not known for keeping a low profile.