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Regulators reject challenge to Ameren power rates (10/01/14)
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- Missouri utility regulators have rejected a complaint alleging that Ameren Missouri has been earning more than it's entitled to on its electric rates. The Missouri Public Service Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to dismiss the case brought by Noranda Aluminum and various individual electric customers...
October Calendar Girl (10/01/14)
Anastasia Oliver, a finalist in the 2013 Miss Sikeston contest, is the October Standard Democrat Calendar Girl. The daughter of Michael and Mary Oliver, she is a 2014 graduate of Sikeston High School and is attending Southeast Missouri State University, majoring in counseling and psychology. (Jill Bock, Staff)...
Friendly field to be located at the Sikeston Sports Complex (10/01/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- An addition to the Sikeston Sports Complex will be all about friendship, not competition. The Sikeston City Council approved building a field for Challenger Baseball during its monthly briefing session Monday...
Council approves large road salt purchase (10/01/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- With another bad winter forecast, the Sikeston City Council doubled down on the Department of Public Works' request for road salt. Jay Lancaster, public works director, received authorization to buy 200 tons of rock salt by the Council during Monday's monthly briefing session...
Road salt prices up, availability down (10/01/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston Department of Public Works officials aren't the only ones having trouble finding a good price on road salt -- when it can be found at all. "It's extremely expensive. We haven't ordered any," said Norman Brant, highway superintendent for Scott County. "We'll just take sand and put it down extra heavy. It seems to give the cars a lot more traction, so we'll probably go ahead with that."...
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