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Stories from Monday, August 6, 2007

Parade kicks off rodeo events (08/06/07)
A large crowd lined the streets for the parade which kicked off the 55th Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. (Above) Duckett Truck Center's float featured youngsters ready to ride, although without horses for now. (Right) Youngsters were treated to lots of candy and entertainment by the SEMO?Shriner clowns. Following the parade, the Jaycees hosted family activities at the Jaycee Rodeo grounds...
Canoeist sought for theft of car (08/06/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A Memphis, Tenn., man's vehicle was stolen from a barbecue event in Caruthersville and later returned to Memphis over the weekend. The suspect, thought to be a Minneapolis man floating in a canoe, has not been located. According to the Caruthersville Police Department, officers were dispatched to Reynolds Park around 9:36 a.m. in response to a canoe that was floating in the Mississippi River in front of Casino Aztar without any passengers...
Grant will improve fire safety (08/06/07)
NEW MADRID - New Madrid's firefighters will be better prepared thanks to a Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant. The community is one of 18 fire departments across Missouri slated to receive the grant according to a news release from Sen. Claire McCaskill. The grant is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in association with the U.S. Fire Association...
One arrested for shooting (08/06/07)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A man is in jail after firing shots at people and their vehicle on Sunday night. Caruthersville Police responded to a call of shots being fired at 206 East 19th Street at approximately 11:08 p.m. Once on the scene, officers spoke to several individuals who stated there had been an altercation near Ward and Copeland streets and a subject had fired several shots at them and their vehicle. Officers examined the vehicle and found bullet holes supporting the statements...
Bulls depend on host families for housing (08/06/07)
SIKESTON--For the summer months of June and July, the Sikeston Bulls are focused on winning a KIT League championship. That means the players have to put in long hours of baseball practice, play a 50-game regular-season schedule and shake off the weariness of traveling to towns that are between one and five hours away...
Timothy James (08/06/07)
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. -- Timothy G. James, 38, formerly of Mendota, died at 3 p.m. Aug. 3, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born Aug. 30, 1968, in Port Hueneme, Calif., to Terry James and Saundra Dollar James of Sikeston, he was a 1987 graduate of Sikeston High School in Sikeston, Mo. ...
Earl Wade (08/06/07)
BLODGETT - Earl Rice "Junior" Wade, 76, died at 8 a.m. Aug. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 23, 1930, in Luxora, Ark., to the late Rice William and Anna Lucille Reynolds Wade, he had worked at Fabick Equipment Co. ...
Norris Temples (08/06/07)
DUDLEY - Norris Temples, 89, died Aug. 3, 2007 at his home. Born Nov. 6, 1917 near Dexter, he was the son of the late Elmer and Miza Garner Temples. He was a member of the People's Full Gospel Assembly Church in Dudley and a retired backhoe operator and farmer...
Donald Taylor (08/06/07)
SIKESTON - Donald Taylor, 71, died Aug. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 18, 1936, in Reyno, Ark., the son of Lillie King Taylor of Sikeston and the late Dempse Taylor, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Baptist faith. He had worked for Chambers Electric before retiring...
Martha Snowden (08/06/07)
CHARLESTON - Martha Alice Snowden, 80, died Aug. 5, 2007, at her home. Born Dec. 14, 1926, in the Lusk Chapel community, to the late Charles Dunning and Clara Bell Brawner Martin, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and a member of the First Baptist Church of Charleston. She was employed as a nurse for 50 years before retiring from VNA in 1998...
Karen Vaughn (08/06/07)
CANALOU - Karen Elaine Vaughn, 54, died Aug. 4, 2007 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 22, 1952 in Poplar Bluff, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Tucker. She was of the General Baptist belief and a licensed practical nurse. She worked as a scrub nurse for Missouri Delta Medical Center...
George Woollums (08/06/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - George Thomas Woollums, 67, died Aug. 3, 2007 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 23, 1940, in Kennett, to the late George Andrew and Lily Harmon Woollums, he was a Navy veteran and was retired from Noranda Aluminum...
Kathryn Sanders (08/06/07)
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Kathryn McKay Sanders, five months, died unexpectedly Aug. 2, 2007 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. She was born Feb. 21, 2007, in Fort Walton Beach, to John and Jan Sanders. Kathryn is survived by her parents; two sisters, Caroline Sanders and Julia Sanders; one brother, Sterling Sanders; and grandparents, Donald Eugene and Donna Jean Sanders of Florida and Otto and Jan Hildebrand of Missouri...
Looking Back 8/6 (08/06/07)
SIKESTON - Miss Jane Cummins has resigned her position with Fabick Co. to take effect Sept. 1. Miss Cummins will enter school at Washington University in St. Louis. SIKESTON - Parents of elementary school children, grades one through six, who have moved to Sikeston and whose children did not attend in the public schools at the close of last year, can enroll their children Thursday and Friday...
Dos and don'ts of rodeo (08/06/07)
Rodeo week is one of my favorite times to live in Sikeston. There are a ton of people in town and, for once, there's actually something to do. So in light of the week's events, I have compiled a list of dos and don'ts for the Rodeo regulars and newbies alike...
Speakout 8/6 (08/06/07)
These houses that are going up $100,000 to $250,000, they're nothing but a gimmick. The banks are pushing these high prices so you can take the ARM loan. The ARM loan gets you in with little or nothing down, payments start out small, but when the interest goes up, your payment goes up. ...