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Stories from Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Jaycees are ready for rodeo (08/10/04)
SIKESTON - "The rodeo grounds are ready and we're ready," assured Lloyd Stoner, general chairman of the 52nd Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. It is a good thing for Stoner and the other Jaycees that everything is in place for the 2004 rodeo because there is a lot ahead. In a press briefing Monday, Stoner detailed the activities this year's rodeo will bring...
Dexter man dies in blaze (08/10/04)
DEXTER -- A Dexter man died in a house fire late Monday. According to Dexter Fire Chief Al Banken, around 11:50 p.m. the Dexter Fire Department responded to a house fire on County Road 703. "We were told a man was in the house, but we couldn't find him anywhere upon numerous phone calls by family members that he was in the house," Banken recalled. "We made a search after the fire was leveled and still didn't find a victim."...
Two are arrested in robbery (08/10/04)
SIKESTON -- A man and woman are in custody after robbing Breaktime Convenience Store early Saturday morning. Robert Ian Bettin, 28, from the state of New York, and Amberel L. Davenport, 21, of Monett were arrested as suspects in the armed robbery. They were held by the New Madrid County authorities and no bond was set...
For Stoner, event is family affair (08/10/04)
SIKESTON - With his son's small hand clasped tightly in his, Lloyd Stoner walks across the rodeo arena. For the toddler, the grounds are a marvel of machines and men; Stoner, as the 2004-05 general chairman, sees work to be done and details to attend to before Wednesday's opening of the 52nd Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo...
Practice makes perfect (08/10/04)
Sikeston High School quarterback Bryce Wibbenmeyer throws to a receiver during Monday's afternoon practice. Monday was the first day Missouri high schools could start fall sports' practices.
Jewell Warman (08/10/04)
GREENFIELD - Jewell Warman, 85, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 9, 2004, at the Dade County Nursing Facility in Greenfield. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Joe Burk (08/10/04)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home for Joseph E. "Joe" Burk Jr., 69, of Anna, Ill., and formerly of Mississippi County, who died Aug. 8, 2004, will be: James Murray, Michael Norris, Paul Norris, Forrest Marshall, Mark Burk and Barry Ward...
Landon Grissom (08/10/04)
CHAFFEE - Landon Eric Grissom, 42, died at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 8, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 23, 1961, in Chaffee, son of the late Robert Bentley and Charles and Mable DeHart Grissom, he was a sergeant with the U.S. Army and member of the First Baptist Church and VFW Post 3127 in Chaffee...
Harold Floyd (08/10/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 1 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Harold R. Floyd, 77, who died Aug. 6, 2004, were: Ronald Floyd, Kevin Floyd, Richard Hampton, Lee Russell, Jeff Miracle and Michael Adams.
Births (Published 8/10) (08/10/04)
BENTON - Patrick A. and Katrina A. Pehm Jr. are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 4:25 a.m. June 23, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Alivia Marie Pehm weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces and was 17-inches long...
Caldwell - Bell (08/10/04)
TUPELO, Miss. -- Rick and Linda Caldwell have announced the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Leigh to Joseph Clinton Bell, son of Carolyn Clinton of Germantown, Tenn., and Joe Bell of Tupelo. The future bride graduated in 2000 from Tupelo High School, where she was student of the year, Class Favorite, member of the Hall of Fame, served as Student Council president and was a member of the National Honor Society. ...
Looking Back 8/10 (08/10/04)
VANDUSER - Miss Dixie Helms of Vanduser began work last week as a stenographer for the U.S. Employment Services. SIKESTON - During a three-day Missouri Junior Chamber of Commerce state board meeting here, Jaycees are formulating plans for the 1964-65 school year. One aspect of the meeting will be on mental retardation. The meeting, which opened Thursday, closes Sunday...
Early vorint is now problem's solution (08/10/04)
Keep a close eye on the planned lawsuit by the City of St. Louis to allow early voting in the upcoming November general election. St. Louis officials have said they will go to court to seek a two-week early voting period prior to the general election. The state of Missouri argues that legislation has not been approved to permit the early voting but St. Louis interprets the law differently...
Speakout 8/10 (08/10/04)
So-called traditional marriage was until quite recently not an agreement between a man and a woman but between two men, either a prospective husband and a potential bride's father or between the fathers of both the future husband and wife. The argument that things must continue as they have always been is unpersuasive. ...