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Stories from Thursday, August 9, 2012

60th annual rodeo begins (08/09/12)
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Corbin ready to entertain rodeo crowd on Friday (08/09/12)
news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- There's something about a rodeo arena that takes Easton Corbin back. "The smell of that manure out there takes me home a little bit," said the country music artist. "That's my crowd and I love it. I grew up around rodeo."...
Golf tournament will help Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund (08/09/12)
SIKESTON - While the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo raises money which goes back into the community, there is another special fundraiser connected to the rodeo. On Friday, the Sikeston Jaycees will again host a golf tournament with proceeds going to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. ...
Sikeston DPS lifts burn ban (08/09/12)
SIKESTON - The burn ban in Sikeston is lifted. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety announced Wednesday the ban, which was put in place in June, is lifted. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Dorena-Hickman Ferry reopens (08/09/12)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Dorena-Hickman Ferry resumed operation Wednesday. The ferry has been closed since the morning of June 23 due to low water on the Mississippi River. According to Captain Ed Floyd recent dredging of the Hickman Harbor allowed the ferry to access the Kentucky landing at current water levels...
Benefit race planned for Saturday at Dyno Dom's Sikeston Drag Strip (08/09/12)
CHARLESTON -- "Racing for ROHHAD," a benefit race for Charleston preschooler Reagann Duenne will begin at 5 p.m. Aug. 11 at Dyno Dom's Sikeston Drag Strip. Even though her daughter has not been diagnosed with the rare syndrome, ROHHAD, B.J. Duenne said she and her family are on a mission to increase awareness in the community as well as with pediatricians throughout the region...
Opening night (08/09/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The 60th annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo kicked off on Wednesday with some fast times and high scores. In the tightly contested bareback riding event, Jason Havens took top honors with a score of 87 riding Night Bells. Kaycee Feild was close behind with an 86 while Ryan Gray rounded out the top three with a score of 85...
Sledgehammer (08/09/12)
Alvin "Bo" DuBois grew up in Risco during the Great Depression in a family that numbered 12 children. He and his twin brother were near the youngest of the large brood, which also included an older brother who had been born without a left arm. Recently, Bo spoke about his older brother with the missing arm...
Mary Collard (08/09/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mary Jean Collard, 75, died Aug. 7, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Malden. Born Nov. 22, 1936, in McNairy County, Tenn., to the late Edyth Gream Moffitt, she was a member of Boekerton Baptist Church. On Jan. 17, 1970, in Portageville, she married Jess Collard, who preceded her in death...
Michael Roberts (08/09/12)
HAYWARD -- Michael "Red" Roberts, 56, died Aug. 7, 2012, at his home. Born July 3, 1956, in Peoria, Ill., to Patsy Nowell Roberts of Portageville and the late Hallie T. Roberts, he had worked for the SEMO Tank and Baker Implement Co. In addition to his mother, survivors include: one son, Michael Roberts of San Francisco; four brothers, Larry Roberts of Buena Vista, Texas, Gary Roberts and Daniel Roberts of Portageville and Jeffrey Roberts of Newbern, Tenn.; and three sisters, Sandy Schrage of League City, Texas, Kandice Canoy of Kennett and Janice Walters of Portageville.. ...
Charlene Burns (08/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services for Charlene Burns, 65, who died on Aug. 7, 2012, will be: B.J. Burns, Tony Burns, Steve Turner, Randy Burns, Gary Keeton and Jackie Bradley. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of services at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel...
Mary Baugher (08/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Mary Baugher, 88, died Aug. 8, 2012, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Viola Farmer (08/09/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Retha "Viola" Farmer, 102, died Aug. 5, 2012, at Benchmark Healthcare in Portageville. Born May 14, 1910, in Muse, Okla., daughter of the late Lucinda Young Reid and Mack Reid, she was a Member of the First Church of God. On Nov. 2, 1928, in East St. Louis, Ill., she married Leo Farmer, who preceded her in death in 1975...