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Stories from Friday, August 10, 2012

Preparing for rodeo is year-long process (08/10/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- When the dust settles from the 60th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, it will be time to begin. "As soon as this rodeo finishes its run, I'll get to work getting the 61st rodeo up and running," said Barry Johnson, general co-chair for this year's rodeo. "Next year I'll be chairman: it's a two-year process. Come Saturday of rodeo, Deen will give me his keys and phone and I'll be in charge."...
Living a dream (08/10/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com DEXTER -- Even before she was crowned the 2012 National Junior Teen at the Princess America Pageant last month in Orlando, Fla., Dexter teen Lauren Thrower knew she had already won just by being there. "I've always wanted to do a big pageant like this my whole life," the 14-year-old said. "I thought even if I don't win, it's a good experience. It builds good character."...
Mowing of fields by Miss. County airport will increase (08/10/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County officials were assured mowing will be increased around the county airport even if the hay harvest is down. Bill Taylor met with County Commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday as requested to discuss the care of county-owned fields around the airport...
Preliminary hearing set for Aug. 22 in Jobe case (08/10/12)
BENTON - The next court appearance is set for a man charged following a fatal accident. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Aug. 22 in Scott County Associate Court for Mark Lee Jobe, 47, of Sikeston. For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
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Rockin' the rodeo (08/10/12)
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RED V. BLACK (08/10/12)
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Rodeo continues (08/10/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After a disappointing start to the bull riding competition on opening night, things heated up on Thursday as riders capped the second day of the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo with much improved scores. All four riders to complete their rides in the night's main event posted scores in the 80's to easily eclipse Wednesday night's leader, Lucas Guilbeau, who posted a 79. Leading the pack was Trey Benton III, who rode bull Two Faced for a score of 86...
Toni Fritz (08/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Toni P. Fritz, 63, died Aug. 7, 2012, at her home. Born Jan. 25, 1949, in Woodbury, Ky., daughter of the late Paul and Hazel Kincade Smith, she was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and a self-employed hairdresser at Shear Perfection in Sikeston...
Viola Farmer (08/10/12)
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 Samuel and Sarah Young 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...
Billy Freeman (08/10/12)
BELL CITY -- Billy Estle Freeman, 77, died Aug. 9, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 26, 1935, at Dover, Ark., to the late Charlie and Zeola Curtis Freeman, he worked as a mechanic at Sikeston Motor Company for 17 years. He later worked at BellMO Seed in Bell City...
Mary Baugher (08/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Mary Vinson Baugher, 88, died at 1:20 a.m. Aug. 8, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 5, 1923, in Sikeston, to the late John Thaddus and Mary Alla Campbell Vinson, she was a lifelong resident of Sikeston where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church...
Ruby Mocabee (08/10/12)
SULLIVAN -- Ruby P. Holden Mocabee, died Aug. 8, 2012. Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston with the Rev. Randy Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Clifford Gregory (08/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Clifford Gregory, 84, died Aug. 9, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Greg Brashears (08/10/12)
CHARLESTON -- Greg Brashears, 55, died Aug. 9, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.