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Stories from Thursday, August 10, 2006

Miner resident jailed (08/10/06)
MINER - A Miner resident remains in jail today on charges of sodomy involving a child. Darrin Skinner, a captain with the Miner Police Department reported that about 5:20 p.m. Aug. 3, officers responded to a report of an unattended child at a Miner residence. Investigation by officers revealed allegations of sodomy involving a 4-year-old child...
Honky tonk-ing at the rodeo (08/10/06)
Trace Adkins was the first entertainer to perform at the 54th Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday evening. His tunes included "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," and "Hot Mama." Tonight's performer will be Terri Clark.
Teachers get ready for first day of school (08/10/06)
SIKESTON -- Like most teachers throughout the region, Katie Weems has worked since Aug. 1 to prepare her classroom for the first day of school later this month. Weems is making name tags, arranging desks and sorting books for her students in addition to the regular back-to-school tasks of decorating the room...
Giving back: Money from rodeo goes back to community (08/10/06)
SIKESTON -- Money brought in by the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo goes a long way toward improving the community. "The Jaycees historically have been our largest contributor," said Michelle Fayette, executive director of the Kenny Rogers Children's Center. "They are big, big supporters of the Center. Last year at telethon their donation was $40,000...
Hangin' tough (08/10/06)
A rider tries to hang on during the saddle bronc riding competition during the 54th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo on Wednesday. Rodeo fans braved the heat and humidity to watch the professional cowboys compete while country entertainer Trace Adkins wrapped up the night with some of his chart-topping hits...
'I pity the Fu' (08/10/06)
I finally sat down and watched some of MTV2's Final Fu program and immediately regretted it. It almost made me physically ill and gave me yet another reason to despise MTV. Hosted by Ernie Reyes Jr., a member of a famous martial arts family whose own claim to fame was appearing as the martial arts stunt double for Donatello in the three Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, this "reality" show started July 17, according to the official Web site...
Dove season brings family, friends together (08/10/06)
SIKESTON -- Southeast Missouri is one of the leading dove hunting areas in the United States and this year should continue that tradition. Corn harvesting seems to be right on target, thus giving doves sufficient enough food to hang around. The 2006 dove season, like all others, brings family and friends together for a good time and good hunting. ...
Getting ready (08/10/06)
Sikeston softball player Kaitlyn Turnbow works on infield drills during a recent practice.
Susan Forrester (08/10/06)
ALTON - Susan O. Forester, 57, died Aug. 6, 2006, at Cox South Hospital. Born Feb. 21, 1949, in Knobel, Ark., to the late Raymond Eugene and Iva Dell Hart, she was a 1967 graduate of Portageville High School and attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, where she received a Bachelor of Science in secondary education. ...
Ranzie Maynard (08/10/06)
WAPPAPELLO - Ranzie Gordon Maynard, 86, formerly of Dexter, died Aug. 9, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 25, 1919, in Guntersville, Ala., to the late John A. and Annie E. Edge Maynard, he had lived in St. Louis, Chicago and Arizona. A retired welder, watchmaker and farmer, he was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II...
Gene Christian (08/10/06)
DEXTER -- Gene Christian, 69, died Aug. 9, 2006, at his home in Dexter. Born March 1, 1937, son of the late Dewey and Florence Ellis Christian, he had lived in Dexter all his life and was a retired farmer. He had been married to Margaret Whitaker. Survivors include: two sons, Terry Gene Christian of Dexter and Michael Joe Christian of Whittier, Calif.; three brothers, Willie Meeks of St. ...
Jo Ann Murray (08/10/06)
SPRINGFIELD - Jo Ann Murray, 67, formerly of Sikeston, died Aug. 5, 2006, in Ozark Methodist Manor following a lengthy battle with cancer. Born June 7, 1939, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Henry C. and Anna Green Murray, she was a 1957 graduate of Sikeston High School and a member of Illinois Baptist Church...
Melba Christian (08/10/06)
DEXTER - Melba Christian, died Aug. 9, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Births (Published 8/10) (08/10/06)
SIKESTON - Cristy Hinton and Steve Bohnert are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 8:19 a.m. June 28, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. Destiny Nicole Bohnert weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long...
Looking Back 8/10 (08/10/06)
SIKESTON - The International Shoe Co. resumed work today after a layoff of 11 days because of an employee walk-out in St. Louis. SIKESTON - Buddy Ebsen, known to most TV viewers as Jed Clampett of the "Beverly Hillbillies," arrived in Sikeston last night where he will entertain during the 14th annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo tonight through Sunday night...
Your view: Conservatism (08/10/06)
Dear Editor: Can Democrats tell the truth? At a Democratic Party potluck held in Bloomfield on July 29, Veronica Hambacker, who is running in the Demo primary for congress-woman Joann Emerson's seat, called conservativism a "failed ideology". That is a lie!...
Speakout 8/10 (08/10/06)
I was at the East Prairie post office and a man fell and another man helped him up to his vehicle. Why don't they have a rail going up the steps to get to the mailbox? This is Terry Meer. I am a cancer patient going for chemo, I go every Thursday. I'm from East Prairie. ...