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10 Things to Know for Today (05/02/16)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT IS DRIVING IMMIGRANTS TO APPLY FOR US CITIZENSHIP In interviews, many say the fear of Donald Trump becoming president is a motivating factor for longtime immigrants to apply for citizenship in order to vote...
Second person charged in forged check scheme (04/30/16)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A second arrest was made after a complaint about a stolen and forged check. Scottie Owens was charged with forgery and stealing after deputies discovered his role in the case. According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, the investigation began April 19 when a complaint was made about a stolen and forged check. ...
May Calendar Girl (04/30/16)
Lindsey Self is the May Standard Democrat Calendar Girl. The daughter of Kevin and Beverly Self, Self will graduate this May from Sikeston High School. She plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University and major in elementary education.
Sikeston elementary counselor wins video contest (04/30/16)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston R-6 elementary school counselor earned recognition after her school created a video about her. Olivia Carter, counselor at Matthews Elementary School in Sikeston, received the Southeast Missouri School Counselor Association's National School Counselors Week Video Contest Award during the organization's March 9 spring meeting in Cape Girardeau...
Wise counsel: Two Sikeston R-6 counselors earn honors from their peers (04/30/16)
SIKESTON -- Two Sikeston R-6 counselors were named Counselor of the Year by the Southeast Missouri School Counselor Association. Kim Thornbrough, senior counselor at Sikeston High School, was named Secondary Counselor of the Year while Tonya Sparlin, counselor at Sikeston Fifth and Sixth Grade Center, was awarded Middle School Counselor of the Year by the Southeast Missouri School Counselors Association...
Simulation gives university students insight into poverty (04/30/16)
SIKESTON - Students of Southeast Missouri State University - Sikeston campus will step into the shoes of the less fortunate from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday. Students in education or social services will take part in the Community Action Poverty Simulation. The simulation, organized by SEMO and the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation, is designed to foster understanding and empathy for those experiencing poverty in real life...
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It's class time, baby!

This concerns 3-year-old classes. I see where Charleston wants to start a 3-year-old class, better known as babysitting. The school board should realize that we the taxpayers pay people to raise their own children, not ours. Now they want to extend babysitting to 3 year olds. We need to change the way money is allotted for schools. We are tired of paying the school when we don't have school-aged children.

What's next?

I have a question. When we get to changing the face of our money, no smoking in the city, raise the sales tax, more control, more control - when is it going to stop? What else is he gonna do before he goes out of office? Changing the picture on the money, shouldn't the people of the United States have an opinion or a choice? First it's the rebel flag, now it's the money, wanting to change Main Street in Sikeston. What's next? What are we gonna do?

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