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August Calendar Girl (07/30/16)
Katie Smith, the August Standard Democrat calendar girl, is ready to rodeo. A finalist in the 2015 Miss Sikeston Contest, she is the daughter of Mark and Ronda Smith. She is 2016 graduate of Sikeston High School and plans to attend Harding University in Searcy, Ark., where she will major in nursing.
Tuesday's primary will set November state races (07/30/16)
SIKESTON -- In Tuesday's primary election, Missourians will pick who their parties' candidates will be for the November general election. For voters choosing the Democratic Party ballot, they will also choose one of the candidates in the following state races: U.S. ...
Sikeston LCRA reaches breakthrough (07/30/16)
SIKESTON - The Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority has reached a milestone in scouring blighted structures in the city. "There's new hope coming," said Public Works Director Jay Lancaster. The LCRA started with about 400 condemned buildings in need of removal. ...
Woman faces elder abuse charges (07/30/16)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Scott County woman faces felony elder abuse and assault charges after allegedly striking two relatives. Amber E. Thomure, 30, is charged with two counts of felony second degree domestic assault, felony resisting arrest and two counts of misdemeanor third degree elder abuse, according to online court records...
City Council seeks residents wishing to particpate in governing process (07/30/16)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston City Council is currently accepting applications from residents interested in serving in an appointed capacity as a board or commission member. The Council uses its boards and commissions to obtain citizen input on a wide variety of municipal issues...
Replacing old, adding new canopies on SHS campus among maintenance crew's biggest summer jobs (07/29/16)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston R-6 maintenance staff are taking advantage of empty school buildings and campuses this summer as they complete multiple projects throughout the district. Mike Brown, R-6 director of building and grounds, said among the biggest projects he and his crew face is replacing old and adding new walkway canopies on the high school campus toward the Sikeston Field House and Math and Science Center...
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Speakout

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This is in response to "Lots of voice and little knowledge." In the last school board election, the parents and citizens of the Sikeston School District went to the polls and elected a representative who had promised them to work against Common Core and all of its elements. The Missouri legislature heard the voice of the people and threw out the Common Core standards, to be replaced by Missouri standards. The education gods in Jefferson City railroaded the group who worked on the new standards and presented to the schools of our state a set of standards patterned on Common Core. They are new in name only. If the young lady who was elected to our school board is indeed pushing back (as much as she can) from the acceptance of curriculum from Common Core publishers and some teaching methods which have never been used before and continue to fail to raise the education level of our children, I find it very small of you to respond to her efforts by insinuating that her voice is too large for her level of education. I would speculate by the quality of the piece put in SpeakOut, you're level of education leaves something to be desired. This makes me hope that you are not a member of our school board.

Trashier by the day

I tried getting ahold of code enforcement about a house on Matthews Street. They have that backyard so junked up. Me and my husband have to look at it every day when we got to work, and they just seem to be putting more and more trash in the backyard. Could Sikeston code enforcement please check it out?

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