Mississippi County Health Department to offer free COVID-19 testing to first 200 who sign up
(Local News ~ 04/25/20)
CHARLESTON, Mo. — Mississippi County Health Department will test residents for COVID-19 Tuesday and Wednesday, but to the first 200 people who sign up online. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has provided Mississippi County with COVID-19 test kits to be able to use on Mississippi County residents, the health department announced Saturday...
Why Congress needs to support your local news sources in this crisis
(Column ~ 04/25/20)
During this coronavirus pandemic, access to accurate and trustworthy information in your community is as critical to life under quarantine and as sought after as hand sanitizer and face masks. Your local newspaper provides the news and information unique to your community. ...
(Opinion ~ 04/25/20)
The bond vote in June needs our support and I’m a yes vote. After figuring up the increase for my household it was a much more manageable amount than I thought. I encourage everyone to figure their own rate increase because I think you’ll be surprised. I also note that this an investment in our community and in our kids future. It’s worth it to me to know that my kids and the kids of this community will be in a warm, safe environment that is bright and modern where they are excited to attend and learn. The ripple effects of these building will be beyond that of the children who will directly benefit. But these kids deserve it and are reason enough to make this investment.
Bunge to sell 35 U.S. grain elevators to Zen-Noh Grain
(Business ~ 04/25/20)
ST. LOUIS — Bunge Limited announced Tuesday in a news release that it has agreed to sell 35 U.S. interior elevators to Zen-Noah Grain Corporation. It was unknown at press time if Bunge Grain in Portageville or Caruthersville were among the 35 elevators that will be sold as requests for information from Bunge were not immediately returned...
First State Bank & Trust launches instant issue debit cards
(Business ~ 04/25/20)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. – First State Bank & Trust Co., Inc. now offers on-the-spot debit card issuance to new and existing FSBT customers. Whether you’re a new customer opening an account or a current customer who’s debit card has been misplaced or stolen, the instant issue service provides immediate access to your funds...
(Obituary ~ 04/25/20)
SIKESTON — Dennis McGarity, age 68, passed away April 23, 2020 at his home in Sikeston, Missouri. Born March 19, 1952, in Sikeston, he is the son of Barbara Sherrill McGarity Wyman of Essex, Missouri, and the late Edward E. McGarity. He served in the Missouri National Guard from 1972-78 and attended First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. ...