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Stories from Sunday, August 7, 2011

Merchants propose a CID tax (08/07/11)
SIKESTON -- It's time to make the DREAM an ongoing reality. Historic Downtown Sikeston has begun the petition process for a Community Improvement District in Downtown Sikeston by talking with property owners and business owners, according to Brandon Kuehn, executive director of Historic Downtown Sikeston...
It's not just roping and riding -- for 50 years Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo has featured royalty (08/07/11)
SIKESTON -- For 50 years, the Sikeston Jaycees have crowned royalty to help serve as the face of the annual event. "The queens represent the rodeo in the community," said Cal Crader, general chairman for the 59th annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, which runs Wednesday through Saturday. There will also be slack performances, open to the public, beginning on Monday...
Green ready to rock rodeo (08/07/11)
SIKESTON -- "I get to make people enjoy their lives for a living" said Pat Green when he described what he enjoys about performing. Maybe that is one reason why he is performing Friday night at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. "We wanted to get a high-energy act for Friday and Saturday night," said Craig Templeton, the entertainment director for the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. ...
Sen. McCaskill to visit Sikeston (08/07/11)
ST LOUIS -- From sensitive aircraft components to household goods, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill will tour Missouri's manufacturing centers Monday to visit with workers and listen to managers about the support they need to create jobs and grow our economy...
Friday accident (08/07/11)
Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety work an accident that occurred at about 3:15 p.m. at 702 N. Main in front of Super D. Emergency personnel treated individuals at the scene but no further information was available at press time.
Commissioners dock for public hearing (08/07/11)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Those with concerns about levees and flooding can voice their opinions to the Mississippi River Commission later this month. The commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River Aug.15-16. A town meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 15 at the New Madrid Mississippi River water front aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi...
Locals set for rodeo (08/07/11)
SIKESTON -- With this year's Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo set to kick off this week, top talent from around the country will once again descend upon the area looking for their share of the prize money. It will be the handful of local riders, however, that likely will draw the biggest support of the crowd...
Sikeston 9U team wins Midwest Plains Regional (08/07/11)
SIKESTON -- Nine-year old Clark Steward can describe winning his age groups biggest baseball tournament of the year with just one word -- "awesome." Following their 724 mile trek to Yankton, South Dakota, the Sikeston Bulldogs 9U All-Star team came back to Sikeston with a Cal Ripken Midwest Plains Regional championship trophy in hand...
Rodeo means big business for the region's merchants (08/07/11)
SIKESTON -- Every August, the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo brings in people from all over the country. In addition to promoting entertainment and fun in the Sikeston/Miner community, the Rodeo also generates a lot of business. Cal Crader, the general chairman of the Bootheel Rodeo, said the Rodeo has an "estimated impact of five to eight million dollars a year in Southeast Missouri," with over a $1 million in revenue from the Rodeo itself...
Sally Dunaway (08/07/11)
SIKESTON -- Sally Husher Dunaway, 91, died Aug. 5, 2011, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Elizabeth Tinnon (08/07/11)
WICKLIFFE, Ky. -- Elizabeth Tinnon, 81, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 3:42 p.m. Aug. 5, 2011, in the Life Care Nursing Center in LaCenter. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Rosemarie Hemby (08/07/11)
PUXICO -- Rosemarie Hemby, 51, died Aug. 3, 2011, at her home. Born Sept. 17, 1959, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late George and Mary Roberts Tanner, she had lived in the Puxico area all her life. On Dec. 11, 1979, in Puxico, she married James "Jim" Hemby, and he survives of the home...
Anna Burgess (08/07/11)
SIKESTON -- Anna Burgess, 82, died Aug. 4, 2011, at her home in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Clyde Redfering (08/07/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Clyde M. Redfering, 93, died at 1:28 a.m. Aug. 5, 2011, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Let Sikeston shine during Rodeo time (08/07/11)
It goes without saying that Rodeo Week is an important time for our community. For starters, thousands of visitors give us this one shot a year to put our very best foot forward and show them what a classy community we truly are. And then, not to be forgotten, these visitors bring cold hard cash when they come for the Rodeo and that cash circulates through our community like wildfire...