DRA invests $1 million to help deliver broadband service to eight Bootheel counties
(Local News ~ 12/19/18)
SIKESTON — The Delta Regional Authority is investing $1 million to help build a world-class broadband network in eight counties in the Missouri Bootheel. The underserved communities will receive an additional $15.5 million investment from two electric cooperatives that have pledged to deliver fiber-to-the-home broadband that will enhance economic development opportunities for rural communities...
Caruthersville murder suspect turns self in to authorities
(Local News ~ 12/19/18)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. — A Caruthersville man wanted for the murder of his wife turned himself into authorities Wednesday. According to the Caruthersville Police Department, Dennis Green Sr., 57, turned himself in to police custody at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday following the Sunday shooting death of his wife, Dovie “Debbie Joe” Green, 58.
Goodwill offerings have become seasonal
(Editorial ~ 12/19/18)
Peace on earth, goodwill to men. This single phrase has its origins in the Gospel of Luke as part of the message delivered by the angels to the shepherds announcing the birth of Jesus. Known as the Annunciation to the Shepherds, the angelic message is central to the nativity, giving hope to mankind with the arrival of the son of God...
(Opinion ~ 12/19/18)
Today I want to let my Christmas lights stay on for 24 hours in honor of President Bush. A man with dignity, respect and love for America. He served our country well. I really thought a lot of him. He was inspiring. He was an inspiration. I will say to his family, his son, the former president, that your dad did a great job. He served us well. Thank you for his service as president and in all ways that he served. May you rest in peace President Bush. And may your family find strength in God. And I think I will speak for a lot of people that he was a very nice person. I really liked him. In honor of my former President, my Christmas lights will stay on for 24 hours in honor of him.
(Obituary ~ 12/19/18)
SIKESTON — LaRita McIntyre, 90, died Dec. 19, 2018, at Missouri Delta Medical Center Sikeston. Born Feb. 17, 1928, in Morehouse, daughter of the late William S. and Juanita Hall Dillon, she worked as a schoolteacher at Morehouse and Matthews for 32 years...