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Stories from Thursday, August 7, 2008

Rockin' at the Rodeo (08/07/08)
SIKESTON -- For the first time in about two decades, southern/classic rock music will be part of the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo entertainment -- and its generated a lot of buzz. Tonight, 38 Special will perform following the rodeo events. The group, together for more than 30 years, is known for hit songs such as "Hold On Loosely," "If I'd Been the One," and "Rockin' into the Night."...
Cooking contest beefs up this year (08/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Involvement in the barbecue held the Saturday of rodeo fell a bit last year, when it changed from the Redneck Barbecue to the Community Cowboy Cookoff Contest. But in this second year, its gained strength and support. "It's growing," said Shad Old, event chairman. Nine teams competed last year, while 12 have already signed up for Saturday's contest, with a few others showing interest...
Beating the heat (08/07/08)
Maggie Reintjes spits water at Conner Hux at the Sikeston Country Club Swimming Pool. Many children have been enjoying the last days before schools begins in the water to try and cool off from the hot temperatures.
Caruthersville Police find pot in a pot (08/07/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A rose by any other name may just be marijuana. At 5:02 p.m. Tuesday, officers with the Caruthersville Police Department were called to a residence on Ferguson Street. According to a news release issued by the Caruthersville Police Department, a resident told officers she was doing yard work next to the alley behind her property when she noticed a flowerpot with several green leafy plants growing in it...
Rodeo action is back in Sikeston (08/07/08)
SIKESTON -- Cowboys and cowgirls from all around sattled up for the 56th annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday night. Kicking off the action on opening night were the bareback riders. Bobby Mote took the top spot with a score of 88 while Kaycee Feild followed closely with 85. Steven Dent finished third on the night with 84...
Alice Faulkner (08/07/08)
NEW MADRID -- Alice Marie Faulkner, 87, died Aug. 5, 2008, at her daughter's home in Elizabeth, Ark. Born Oct. 22, 1920, in Lamar, Ark., to the late Aldey B. and Lou Cordelia Adams Zachary, she was a mother and housewife and had been an employee of The Coat Factory in New Madrid. She was a member of Kewanee Baptist Church...
Alvin Faries (08/07/08)
PUXICO -- Alvin Faries, 89, died Aug. 6, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born March 19, 1919, in Mingo, to the late Ishmael B. and Maggie Pearl Knodell Faries, he had lived in the Puxico area all his life. He was a 1937 graduate of Puxico High School, a former member of the Puxico School Board and an honorary member of the FFA...
Danny Ingram (08/07/08)
BELGRADE -- Danny Ingram, 61, formerly of East Prairie, died Aug. 6, 2008, at John Cochran Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Mildred Bell (08/07/08)
CHAFFEE -- Mildred Bell, 90, died Aug. 5, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 12, 1917, at Chaffee, to the late James Layfette and Delphaia Cecelia Goode Dennis, during World War II she worked for Eli Walker in Fornfelt. In 1974, she worked at Florsheim Shoe in Chaffee and later worked until her retirement at the Chaffee Hat Company...
Births published 8-07 (08/07/08)
CANALOU -- Jeff and Crystal McMackin are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 11:18 a.m. June 28, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jake Ryan McMackin weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Chris Scott and Rose Ricketts of Kennett...
Looking Back 8-07 (08/07/08)
Aug. 7, 1948 SIKESTON - Bryan Buchanan, who was appointed manager of the airport June 1, has resigned, according to Robert Matthews, chairman of the airport board. Don Robinson, owner and operator of the Robinson Flying Service at the airport, has been named temporary manager until a man is named to take over the duties permanently...
Your View: Thank a Jaycee (08/07/08)
As a small business owner in Sikeston and the JC Bootheel Rodeo fast approaching, I felt a strong urge to write this letter. I know the Sikeston JC's have lost several of their family members in the past few months and also a dear friend of mine. With the passing of Tim Jaynes, I have found myself in deep reflection over the past week on what exactly the Sikeston JC Chapter means to me and what I feel it means to this community...
SpeakOut 8-07 (08/07/08)
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Blake DeWitt was sent down to the Dodger's triple A minor league team in Las Vegas on Saturday to make room for newly acquired Cleveland Indians third baseman Casey Blake. The Dodgers can only have 25 players on their active roster, and they claim there was not room to keep DeWitt. ...