Exhibit evolves into Levi's Children's Charity
SIKESTON -- A Scott County family's desire to remember 3-year-old Levi Collom while coping with his death has helped the hundreds of people who've reached out to them over the past year -- and will continue to do so through a newly formed charity. Levi's Children's Charity, a nonprofit corporation, recently established following a year of fundraising efforts to support the construction of Levi's Adventure Trail, an outdoor Discovery Playhouse exhibit comprised of things the preschooler enjoyed doing.. ...
SEMO Health Network's Emergency Response Team gets call to help survivors in Oklahoma
NEW MADRID --Today, members of the Moore, Okla., community are struggling to find bits of their past in the rubble left by Monday's devastating tornado. On Friday, when the members of the SEMO Health Network's Emergency Response Team arrive, they hope to help survivors to rebuild for their future...
Miner will keep volunteer fire dept.
MINER -- Miner will keep its volunteer fire department. The Miner Board of Alderman voted during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday to not enter a contract with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety for fire protection services. Mayor Frank Tatum opened the discussion by inviting DPS Director Drew Juden to make a proposal...
Decorated Marine will speak at Memorial Day service
SIKESTON - A decorated Marine commanding officer will speak during Sikeston's annual Memorial Day observance. Colonel Mitchell E. Cassell, a native of Charleston, is the featured speaker for the Memorial Day service set for 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Veterans Park. Also participating will be veterans from the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars along with members of the Sikeston National Guard...
Roofers to start early on courthouse if weather cooperates
BENTON -- Scott County commissioners are fine with the roofer starting early. Now if the weather will only cooperate. Jamie Burger, presiding commissioner, said during the regular Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday that the Commission has given Drury Company the OK to start today on the reconstruction of the roof over the south wing of the Scott County Courthouse...