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Stories from Friday, August 8, 2003

Area boy dies from injuries in July rodeo (08/08/03)
BLOOMFIELD -- A Bloomfield boy has died from injuries sustained while competing in a rodeo in Fredericktown on July 19. Danny Griffin, who just completed the eighth grade at Bloomfield Middle School, was competing in the 40th Annual Fredericktown Lion's Club Rodeo, an International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA) sanctioned event, when the accident occurred...
Ready to play (08/08/03)
Sikeston assistant football coach Terry Flanigan helps a football player try on pads Thursday afternoon. Practice begins for all fall sports on Monday and the Bulldogs will kick off the football season on Sept. 5 when they host the Jackson Indians.
Columns will still be used in a memorial (08/08/03)
CHARLESTON - Columns from the old Mississippi County Courthouse will still be used in a memorial - the location and focus have changed, however. Commissioners agreed during their regular meeting Thursday to give the four columns put aside for a memorial to the old courthouse to the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Committee of the Mississippi County Historical Society for their memorial...
Dorsey found guilty of murder (08/08/03)
CHARLESTON - A two-day murder trial ended Thursday in Mississippi County with a man found guilty of murder. A jury convicted Wilekis Dorsey of Sikeston for first degree murder and ramed criminal action in connection with the death of Don Prude on May 30, 2000, in Haywood City. The case was heard in Mississippi County on a change of venue from Scott County...
More rodeo (08/08/03)
A rider competes in the saddle bronc riding event Thursday night at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. The rodeo will continue through Saturday with Chris Cagle to perform tonight and Chris LeDoux on Saturday night.
Fashion important to rodeoing (08/08/03)
SIKESTON -- Watching the rodeo and listening to the musical entertainment are only part of the annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo experience -- dressing to look the part of a cowboy is the other. And this year the trend with rodeo fashion appears to be comfort...
Miller takes first in barrel racing (08/08/03)
SIKESTON - The 51st Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo resumed action on Thursday. Most of the events were closely contested, giving rodeo fans their money's worth. Here are the results from Thursday's action. In barrel racing, Sabrina Miller took first with a time of 16.56. Tami Fontenot took second at 16.67 followed by Lori Wilcox in third with a time of 16.69...
Joyce Weber (08/08/03)
DEXTER - Joyce Weber died Aug. 8, 2003, at her home. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of arrangements...
Danny Griffin (08/08/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Danny Griffin, 14, died Aug. 6, 2003, at Children's Hospital in St. Louis of injuries sustained in a bull riding accident. Born Nov. 15, 1988, in Fairfax, Va., son of Dan Griffin and stepson of Linda Griffin of Bloomfield, he was a student at Bloomfield High School. ...
Births (published 8/8) (08/08/03)
Fulmer SIKESTON - Stephen and Stacy Fulmer are the parents of their fourth and fifth children, twin daughters, born July 10, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Karen Elaine Fulmer was born at 2:07 a.m. and weighed 4 pounds, 9 ounces and was 16 1/2-inches long. When Sydney Nicole Fulmer arrived at 2:09 a.m., she weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces and was 17 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 8 (08/08/03)
SIKESTON - William B. Seabaugh has been appointed as official weather observer for Sikeston. NEW MADRID - Judge O.R. Rhodes, 88, was given a signal honor Wednesday morning when all county officials, as well as friends, gathered in the courtroom on his 33rd anniversary as a member of the county court...
SpeakOut 8/8 (08/08/03)
I read Aug. 3 where the Sikeston Jaycees have donated more than $116,000 to Missouri Delta Medical Center, and then I hear that the medical center is not allowing the employees to wear the Rodeo T's this year to support the rodeo. Is that showing appreciation?...