Cold, but successful Christmas Parade in Downtown Portageville
(Local News ~ 12/07/19)
Portageville, Mo. - T’was a cold winter’s night on Portageville’s Main Street Friday night as folks came to watch the annual Christmas Parade. To help fight off the cold, many sought out local merchants that were participating in the annual Coca Crawl. One had to partake...
Proclamation made to Portageville student
(Local News ~ 12/07/19)
Portageville, Mo. - One act of kindness goes a long way. That is what Emma Fisk has discovered when she decided to help the Portageville Police Department raise money for their "Shop With a Cop" Program. The simple act of kindness has earned her to received a Proclamation from the City of Portageville...
George Wichert Jr.
(Obituary ~ 12/07/19)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Mr. George John Wichert Jr., 61 of Cape Girardeau, died on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Benton, Ky. He was a self-employed rental property owner. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Cape Girardeau and Benton, Ky. His favorite pastimes were fishing, hunting, golfing and boating. ...
(Wedding ~ 12/07/19)
SIKESTON — Madilynn Mae Baker and Tyler Wayne Pigg were united in marriage during a 4:30 p.m. ceremony Nov. 16, 2019, at The Gathering in Dexter. The bride is the daughter of Butch and Brenda Baker of Bertrand, and the groom is the son of Phillip and Marie Pigg of Sikeston. Ordained minister and longtime friend of the groom, Kenneth Masegian, performed the ceremony...
(Opinion ~ 12/07/19)
Mr. Editor, several years I believe I read somewhere, probably the main Missouri paper the St. Louis paper, that Cape Girardeau, SEMO College has a regular salaried employee whose job it is, then at like $75,000 a year, whose job it is to recruit foreign students. Can you find out if that’s true and who they are and how much they are getting of our tax money not to help American kids or kids from our area, but to bring foreign kids in here, which I don’t object to having foreign kids, but our own children need those places in college. Will you find out about that for me please?
Letter: Community Thanksgiving dinner was a success
(Letter to the Editor ~ 12/07/19)
Dear Editors: I am feeling both thankful and a little sad that all the excitement and work on the Community Thanksgiving Dinner is over for another year. Excited, because we served 732 meals; 653 were delivered into the community and surrounding area, and sad because this was the last year Mary and Ed Carr will be helping. ...
Business Spotlight: MDMC provides high-quality care; is economic engine for community
(Business ~ 12/07/19)
SIKESTON — In 1948 a small group of businessmen thought the area was in need of a hospital and in December of that year Missouri Delta Medical Center opened its doors. Now, 71 years later, MDMC has a main hospital along with 24 primary care and specialty clinics throughout Southeast Missouri, including Portageville, New Madrid, Charleston, Dexter, Benton and Chaffee. MDMC currently has a workforce of over 730 full-time employees and a payroll exceeding $55 million...