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Stories from Monday, August 4, 2008

Getting ready to rodeo (08/04/08)
The 56th Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo kicked off Saturday with a parade and family activities at the Rodeo grounds. In addition to a petting zoo and pony rides, youngsters had the opportunity to get their faces painted to look like rodeo clowns. Brayden Stowe, 4, had to concentrate to stay still for the painting but soon was enjoying his new look...
Two local residents die in weekend accidents (08/04/08)
SIKESTON -- There were several automobile accidents in the area over the weekend which resulted in two fatalities and several who received minor and moderate injuries. A Marston man was killed Friday when his motorcycle ran off the roadway. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Brian K. ...
Out of the ashes (08/04/08)
SIKESTON -- Losing the old Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3174 hall was a heartbreaker. Nothing cures a heartbreak like new love, however, and there is plenty to love about the VFW's new building. The first real event for the new facility is scheduled for Sunday, nearly two years after the fire destroyed the old building on Sept. 5, 2006, according to Mike Watson, post commander...
Preparing for the election (08/04/08)
Ginger Ditto and Beverly Riley, deputy clerks in the Scott County Clerk's office, stack supplies for Tuesday's election. Counties are busy making final preparations for the primary elections.
Nine arrested in Bootheel drug raid (08/04/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Nine persons are in custody after drugs and weapons were discovered at a Caruthersville residence. At 7 p.m. Thursday, the Bootheel Drug Task Force served a search warrant at a residence on Franklin Street, according to a news release issued by the Bootheel Drug Task Force...
Lady Luck has eventful weekend (08/04/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Lady Luck was there for three boaters Saturday. At approximately 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Caruthersville Police received a call of a boat in distress on the Mississippi River near Bunge Corp. According to a news release from the Caruthersville Police Chief Chris Riggs, the three occupants of the boat were fishing when the anchor became stuck on rocks and the current started making the boat take on water. ...
Murphy's home run lifts Sikeston into title game (08/04/08)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Junior Babe Ruth team defeated the Missouri state champions, SEMO South, 9-2 on Sunday afternoon giving Sikeston a chance to win the Midwest Plains Regional on Monday. Tyler Anderson, who was on the hill for Sikeston, got the win against SEMO South throwing 134 pitches in seven innings. Anderson gave up two runs (both earned) on five hits and six walks. He also struck out seven during his work...
Bud Job (08/04/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Albert W. "Bud" Job, 85, died July 31, 2008 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 7, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Arthur and Ella Louise Schwab Job, he had served in the Merchant Marines, was a crop farmer and raised registered Angus cattle. ...
Robert Bradbury (08/04/08)
SIKESTON -- Robert E. "Pie" Bradbury, 55, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Aug. 1, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 21, 1953, in Sullivan, Ind., he was the son of the late Fay and Roseland Dauksch Bradbury. Survivors include: three sons, Jason Bradbury and his fiancee Lela Payne of Paducah, Ky., Eric Bradbury of Russellville, Ark., and Robert Bradbury of Jonesboro, Ark.; three stepsons, David Waters of Sikeston, Jerry Waters of Rockford, Ill., and Ronnie Dixon of Wickliffe, Ky.; one stepdaughter, Amber Throgmorton of Wickliffe; one sister, Carolyn Dickerson of Troy, Tenn.; one brother, Billy Joe Farmer of Mounds, Ill.; four grandchildren; and his fiancee, Martha Waters of Sikeston.. ...
Judy Sullivan (08/04/08)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Judy Sullivan, 56, who died Aug. 1, 2008, were: Timmy Comstock, Kendall Ayers, Chris Hodgkiss, Tommy Foote, Marty McReynolds and Mike McReynolds.
Kenneth Morris (08/04/08)
GRIDLEY, Kan. -- Kenneth Dewayne Morris, 58, formerly of Sikeston, Mo. died Aug. 2, 2008 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. Born Dec. 19, 1949, in Sikeston, to the late Odis and Oan Marie Clark Morris, he served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Moose. He was a transition officer for the U.S. Marine Corps working for the federal government...
Lyman Cookson (08/04/08)
ST. CLAIR -- Lyman Cookson, 68, died Aug. 1, 2008, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Washington. Born July 15, 1940, in Puxico, to the late Everett and Tincy Harris Cookson, he had lived in Puxico before moving to Granite City, Ill., and had lived in St. Clair for the past several years...
Karen Williams (08/04/08)
SIKESTON -- Karen Williams, 53, died Aug. 3, 2008, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident near Piedmont. Born May 22, 1955, in Sikeston, daughter of Elze Lowell and Ann Webb of Sikeston, she had worked for McCord's Cream Castle for 19 years...
Frankie Powell (08/04/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Frankie Powell, 60, formerly of Charleston, died Aug. 3, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Freeman Walker (08/04/08)
BLOOMFIELD -- Freeman Albert Walker, 77, died Aug. 3, 2008, at his home. Born Feb. 6, 1931, at Risco, son of the late Orville and Carrie Carlton Walker, he had lived in Bloomfield since 1962, where he was a retired carpenter and a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Births published 8-04 (08/04/08)
Dorris SIKESTON -- Christy McKinley and Matthew Dorris are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 8:45 a.m. June 22, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Wyatt Preston Dorris weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 21 inches long...
Looking Back 8-04 (08/04/08)
Aug. 4, 1948 SIKESTON - Glen Keller, Sikeston Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 22, was initiated into the Golden Sun Society, an honorary Scouting organization, in ceremonies held at Camp Lewallen. Aug. 4, 1968 BENTON - Sheriff John Dennis won renomination in Tuesday's Democratic primary election in his bid for a fifth term...
Your View: Really great rally (08/04/08)
RE: Letter to the Editor on First Annual International Trike Rally Dear Editor We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone that played a part in orchestrating the rally last week. In our opinion it ran very smoothly and was very well thought out. ...
Your View: Political voice (08/04/08)
Barry Barack Hussein Obama snobbishly degraded Americans for not speaking foreign languages other than to say 'Merci boku,' I reflected on that a bit and may've struck upon an explanation for this arrogant Hawaiian-Kenyan-Indonesian- Kansan- Illinois law scholar's fascination with European socialism and the French in particular. ...
SpeakOut 8-04 (08/04/08)
In addition to the "Trash Talk." I live on Cambridge Drive and it's not only where trash needs to be put, but the children. I came in from shopping to find three teens in my yard on their bikes; they wheeled off before I had a chance to say anything. ...