Sikeston man dies after being struck by vehicle
(Local News ~ 08/25/21)
SIKESTON — A Sikeston pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle Sunday. According to Lt. Jon Broom with Sikeston Department of Public Safety, at 4:43 p.m. Sunday, Demetrius Flowers, 55, of Sikeston was walking when he was struck by a full-size sport utility vehicle on West North Street at Fuchs Street in Sikeston. Flowers was pronounced dead at the scene by the Coroner Scott Branam, Broom said...
(Obituary ~ 08/25/21)
DEXTER, Mo. — Danny Ray Kirkman, son of Jo Kirkman Burleson and the late Jerry Owens, was born on July 7, 1966, in Dexter and departed this life on Aug. 19, 2021, in Dexter at the age of 55 years. Mr. Kirkman was formerly a machine operator for Faurecia in Dexter, as well as an officer at SECC. He was a fan of classic cars, sports cars, and Corvettes. He enjoyed trout fishing at Bennett Springs, photography, cooking, the outdoors and riding Harley motorcycles...
(Obituary ~ 08/25/21)
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Shirley Yarber-Curtis, 73, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, in Columbus. She was born Nov. 1, 1947, in Sikeston, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Arabella Yarber. A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at Green Memorial Church of God In Christ, 113 Clayton Ave., Sikeston, MO 63801. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m...
(Opinion ~ 08/25/21)
Hello America. Hello southeast Missouri. Another hot day in the Heartland. My little post carrier was here, and I’ve said this before, but these vehicles they have are trash. They are terrible trash. The postal general should be taken out and have him drive these things. You can hardly start the things. It’s terrible. Our politicians sit on their hump and they need to do something. Come on gang. Write these people because these employees with the post office, the letter carriers, deserve better equipment. It’s embarrassing to the employees because when they get somewhere they can’t make their route quick enough. It’s stupid. I will call senators. All they are saying is “well, we’ll raise the rates” and then “well we’re under contract to get some.” But where? The rural carriers are not getting taken care of, the cities are. It’s the whole nation. Treat us like one. God bless America.