(Opinion ~ 11/28/20)
I traveled from San Antonio, Texas to Sikeston to care for my ailing, elderly parents. On Nov. 22 in the Wal-Mart Super Center in Sikeston, Missouri, for the first time, I felt threatened by COVID-19 as I shopped for supplies and groceries. I estimate 15% of the shoppers did not wear masks. Others wore a mask on their chin or around their neck. One lady carried her mask in her hand. One employee came onto the shopping floor with her mask around her neck. After a dirty stare from me, she put the mask around her mouth and nose. The employees must only wear masks on the shopping floor. Get serious Sikeston.
LOCAL HERO: Duckworth works to deliver mail during pandemic
(Local News ~ 11/28/20)
SIKESTON — Everyone needs their mail delivered. Even during uncertain times, necessities don’t end. For Sikeston postal worker Joey Duckworth, he increased his workload during the pandemic, more than he has ever worked before. “During that time, I worked more hours than I ever have in my 18 1/2 year career,” Duckworth said. ...
State of Missouri recognizes National Small Business Week
(Business ~ 11/28/20)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —This week, the state of Missouri joins many others across the nation in recognizing National Small Business Week. Small businesses have a major impact on Missouri’s economy, as more than 45 percent of employed Missourians receive a paycheck from working at a small business. In 2019, Missouri’s small businesses created 13,855 net new jobs...
Sikeston Nutrition Ribbon Cutting
(Business ~ 11/28/20)
The Sikeston Regional Chamber held a ribbon cutting for Sikeston Nutrition on Nov. 10 at their new location, 520 South Main. Cutting the ribbon is owner, Carol Bullock who said, “we are so excited to be in this beautiful town whose citizen have made us feel so welcomed!” Sikeston Nutrition offers health meal replacements, loaded teas, and even coffee which can be iced or hot...
(Obituary ~ 11/28/20)
SIKESTON — Virgie Mae Wilson, age 88, passed away Nov. 27, 2020, at the Miner Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born April 25, 1932, in Allenville, Missouri, daughter of the late Monroe and Mary (Smith) McIntyre. She was of the Baptist faith and had worked for the State of Missouri as a housekeeper at the Regional Center in Sikeston before retiring...