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Night informs students, parents about high school years and beyond (10/23/14)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston High School students and their parents will have the opportunity to learn more about what they will face throughout high school and beyond during the second annual Plan 4 Success Night. Set to begin at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school cafeteria, parents and students in grades 9-12 will choose from various informational sessions to attend...
Area schools to receive book chronicling life in SE Missouri (10/23/14)
SIKESTON -- "Canalou: People, Culture, Bootheel Town," a collection of stories about the author's experiences growing up and living in the Missouri Bootheel, has recently been published by the Center for Regional History at Southeast Missouri State University and will soon be delivered to area schools...
All concerned parties are happy with drainage plan (10/23/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- With the Missouri Department of Transportation on board now, drainage problems on State Highway 62 west of Charleston, just south of the T-Intersection with Highway 77, should be a thing of the past. "It has been taken care of," Mississippi County Commissioner Darrell Jones said during the Commission's regular weekly meeting Thursday, "and the state is involved."...
Sikeston family funds books for local schools (10/23/14)
jillb@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Thanks to the generosity of a local family, students across the region will know the stories of small town life in the Bootheel. The Montgomery family donated $7,500 to the Center for Regional History of Southeast Missouri State University to provide 500 copies of "Canalou: People, Culture, Bootheel Town," a collection of stories by Dan Whittle, to area high schools. ...
New Jaws (10/23/14)
Public Safety Officer Jacob Bell, one of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety's newest employees, tries one of Hurst's new eDRAULIC rescue tools Wednesday on a junk car donated by Satterfield's Wrecker Service. The eDRAULIC line features self-contained hydraulics and are battery operated so users are no longer "tethered" by hydraulic hoses to a power unit, according to Lt. ...
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