Spreading holiday cheerNatalie Parker, seated left, and Hannah Vines (standing) visit with Miner Nursing Home resident Jewel James as part of Miner Baptist Church’s youth group visit to the home during the holiday season.
High-speed chase ends in crash, arrest in BernieBERNIE — A high-speed chase ended in a crash Thursday morning as the Bernie Police Department, along with the Missouri Highway Patrol and Stoddard County Sheriff’s Department, apprehended the driver...
Filing for school board slots underwaySIKESTON — Filing for school board races is underway, and some races are beginning to take shape for the April municipal election. In the Sikeston R-6 School District, three-year terms held by...
Blood needed to ensure supply will meet demandSIKESTON — Medical treatments and emergencies that require blood don’t stop for the holidays which is why the American Red Cross is urging individuals to give blood this month. “The American Red...
- 2018’s weather was ‘near normal,’ but averages hide record-setting events (12/14/18)
- Receptions honoring public officials leaving office scheduled (12/14/18)
- Local law enforcement officers take part in annual ‘Shop with Cop’ event Wednesday (12/13/18)
- Wreaths Across America ceremony will be Saturday in Bloomfield (12/13/18)
- Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Committee recognized nationally (12/13/18)
- 3 charged in fatal shooting (12/12/18)
- SEMO Food Bank ranks in the top 10 percent in nation (12/12/18)
- One person killed in Tuesday night shooting (12/11/18)
- Sikeston man pleads guilty to carjacking, firearm charges (12/11/18)
- New Madrid celebration blends history, family fun (12/11/18)
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Pat GammonsEAST PRAIRIE, Mo. — Patricia "Pat" Gammons, 73, died Dec. 15, 2018, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Aug. 12, 1945, in Arkansas, daughter of the late M.D. and Lou Bertha Catherine Pearl...
Charles R. Harrison Sr.SIKESTON — Charles R. Harrison Sr., age 77, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at his home in Sikeston surrounded by his loving wife of 56 years, Juanita, and his beloved children, Martha and Chuck....
Edward HillBELL CITY, Mo. — Edward Hill, 83, died Dec. 14, 2018, at his daughter’s home in Richland. Born Feb. 10, 1935, in Potosi, son of the late Edmond William and Minnie Asher Hill, he had lived in St....
Steven Peters (12/17/18)SIKESTON — Steven Ray Peters, 66, died Dec. 16, 2018, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Orville Nelson (12/17/18)SIKESTON — Orville “PeeWee” Nelson, age 80, went to his heavenly home on Dec. 14, 2018, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born July 21, 1938, in the Big Opening Community to the late Orville and Irene Griffin Nelson. He was a veteran of the U.S. ...
Michael Fansler (12/17/18)SIKESTON — Michael L. "Mike" Fansler, age 67, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 6, 1951, in Sikeston, to the late Lee and Sylvia Cox Fansler, he was of the Baptist faith and was employed by the Sikeston Standard Democrat and was a private contractor for Semo Electric...