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Stories from Thursday, August 9, 2007

Passing the barrel (08/09/07)
SIKESTON -- The torch -- er, barrel -- has officially been passed. After a decade of entertaining Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo fans as the rodeo's barrel man, Rick "The Ragin' Cajun" Young handed off the role to Rudy "The Crazy Cajun" Burns Wednesday evening...
SugarLand opens rodeo (08/09/07)
The group SugarLand brought the crowd down to the stage as they sang their hits such as "Baby Girl" for opening night of the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Tonight's entertainer will be Dierks Bentley.
Charleston man is apprehended on drug charges (08/09/07)
BENTON -- A Charleston man was arrested Tuesday on drug-related charge. Terrence L. Harrell, 27, was arrested in Charleston on warrants for four counts of sales of a controlled substance, according to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff's Department...
Arrest is made in Ruth St. shooting (08/09/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston man arrested in connection with Tuesday's shooting has been identified by authorities. Following a rapid investigation by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety's Criminal Investigative Unit, detectives arrested Nicholas D. Gilbert, 27, of 307 Virginia St., for the early morning shooting of Stacy Townsend and Frederick Cotton. The arrest came just 12 hours after the assault occurred...
First round leaders (08/09/07)
KEY: Name, stock (if applicable), score or time BAREBACK RIDING 1. Jason Havens, High Country, 85; 2. Silas Richards, Badlands Bay, 80; 3. (tie) Marvin Garrett, Dusty Trails, 77, and Weston Garrett, Vanderbilt, 77; 4. Ryan Gray, Billy Joe Bob, 76; 5. Evan Jayne, Roanwasp, 75; 6. (tie) Andy Carter, Black Mesa, 74, and Bobby Mote, Cochise, 74...
Buller has lead after first round (08/09/07)
SIKESTON -- When it was all over, it came down to Cody Buller and Joe Mealing. Buller, from Glendive, Mon., and his competitor, Mealing, a native of Pendelton, Ore., were the only cowboys who were able to score Wednesday night in the bull riding event during the first round of the 55th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo at the Sikeston Rodeo Grounds...
Watch out, here I come! (08/09/07)
Sikeston High School running back Vince Howard avoids tacklers during practice earlier this week. The Bulldogs, who are coming off a 2-8 campaign in 2006, enter the 2007 varsity football season with new leadership under coach Kent Gibbs. Sikeston will hold its annual Red and Black Scrimmage on Aug. 17 before traveling to play in the New Madrid County Central Jamboree on Aug. 24. The Bulldogs open the 2007 season at Caruthersville on Aug. 31...
Ruby Lee Johnson (08/09/07)
WYATT -- Ruby Lee Summers Johnson, 83, died at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 8, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 10, 1923, in Decatur County, Tenn., daughter of the late Sam and Jennie May Monday Hamilton, she had lived in Wyatt since 1972 and was of the Baptist belief...
Dale May (08/09/07)
SIKESTON -- Lacy Dale May, 66, died Aug. 7, 2007, at his home. Born Dec. 7, 1940, in Gideon, son of the late David Allen and Flo Phena Bateman May, he was a member of Smith Avenue Church of God. He was a diesel mechanic for Hedrick Concrete and Clayton Farm Services before retiring...
Shirley Davidson (08/09/07)
DUDLEY -- Shirley Ann Fowler Davidson, 71, died Aug. 8, 2007, at her home. Born Feb. 1, 1936, at Ash Hill, daughter of the late John Everett and Nancy Wade Joiner, she was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene at Dexter. She was the former operator of the Dexter Bus Station and had worked as a certified nursing assistant with the Vintage Villa Nursing Center and the Dexter Nursing Center...
Bill Mouser (08/09/07)
MORLEY -- Bill E. Mouser, 76, died at 4:47 p.m. Aug. 7, 2007, at his home. Born Dec. 5, 1930, at Randles, son of the late Edward Oliver and Clora Frances Dees Mouser, he was a retired operating engineer of heavy equipment for the Local 513 in Cape Girardeau and was a member of the Sikeston Gospel Assembly in Sikeston...
Helen L. Murray (08/09/07)
NEW MADRID - Helen L. Murray, 88, died Aug. 6, 2007, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born July 2, 1919, in New Madrid, she was a resident of New Madrid for 85 years and a member of the Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church in New Madrid. On May 31, 1941, she married Homer Murray, who preceded her in death...
Dora Sweet (08/09/07)
NEW MADRID - Dora Sweet, 70, died Aug. 8, 2007, at her home. Born April 6, 1937, in Senatobia, Miss., daughter of the late Howard Vance and Grace Shy, she was of the Pentecostal belief and had worked at Missouri Delta Medical Center in the laundry department before retiring...
Mary Slayden (08/09/07)
CHAFFEE -- Mary Magdalene Slayden, 84, died at 3:58 a.m. Aug. 7, 2007, in the emergency room of Southeast Missouri State Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 10, 1922, at Chaffee, to the late Frank Stanley and Pearl Watson Moore, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chaffee and Chaffee Eastern Star No. 48...
Bud Cogdill (08/09/07)
FENTON - Granvel Marcus "Bud" Cogdill, 83, formerly of East Prairie, died at 10 p.m. Aug. 8, 2007, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday until time for services at 11 a.m. at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston...
Looking Back 8/9 (08/09/07)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Frank Schulte was named chairman of the Sikeston Public School Board in a meeting of the group held last night at the Sikeston Library. SIKESTON - The low temperature reading of 50 degrees was recorded in Sikeston Friday night was the lowest reading since Aug. 28, 1958. The temperature then was the same reading. A record low of 41 was in 1941...
Blame for violence begins in home (08/09/07)
If you've followed the news you're aware of the tragic execution-style murder of three promising young people in Newark, N.J., this past week. Four college-bound kids were innocently visiting on a school yard when a robber apparently had them kneel against a wall and then shot each in the head. One survivor is helping police piece together the information. Police there said an arrest may come as soon as today...
Speakout 8/9 (08/09/07)
In response to Not smart on a cart. If I ever catch someone using a wheelchair when they don't need it, they'll sure need it when I'm done with them. I have no tolerance for that, especially when I can't find a wheelchair for my disabled mother...