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Kow Pasture Klassic (04/27/15)
Although most of the day was sunny with blue skies, members of team "Party Pack" endured damp conditions early on to compete in the 30th Annual Kow Pasture Klassic on Saturday in New Hamburg. Proceeds of the "wacky golf" fundraiser benefit Kenny Rogers Children's Center in Sikeston and the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Here, Amy Shelton tees off while (from left) Lisa Essner, Michelle Payne and Erica Dirnberger look on...
Mule photo exhibit will be on display in New Madrid (04/27/15)
NEW MADRID -- Everyone has a mule story, says Duane Dailey, the photographer behind the exhibit, Missouri Mules and Men. According to Dailey, when the show was unveiled at the McDougall Center Gallery at the University of Missouri's School of Journalism last fall, it drew people from across the region. Many wanted to retell a story told by their grandfather or other ancestor about mules...
Council begins to consider budget issues (04/27/15)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Reviewing a first draft is where the Council begins the process of approving a budget for Sikeston's next fiscal year. Council members were presented with a budget summary and advised of the schedule for the budget approval process by City Manager Jon Douglass during their regular monthly briefing session Monday...
Sikeston man arrested on drug charges (04/27/15)
BENTON -- A Sikeston area man was arrested on drug possession charges over the weekend in Scott County. Jeremy B. Pearson, 35, is charged with the class D felony of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and the class B misdemeanor of property damage. Scott County Sheriff Rick Sheriff Walter said on Friday deputies responded to 140 Stone Drive in Sikeston for a delayed disturbance report. ...
East Prairie native picked to serve as a National Teach Ag Ambassador (04/27/15)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Southeast Missouri State University sophomore Rylyn Small of East Prairie was named a 2015-2016 National Teach Ag Ambassador and will participate in the 2015 National Future Farmers of America Convention Oct. 28-30 in Louisville, Ky...
Annual Kids' Fishing Derby will be May 16 (04/27/15)
SIKESTON - The annual Kids' Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Division, will be from 8-11 a.m. May 16 at the Recreation Complex Lake. This event is open to all youngsters age 15 and under. There is a $1 per child fee, with a limit of one fishing pole per child. Each child must provide his or her own fishing pole and bait. Small children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian...
Mo. lawmakers opt for privacy in budget deals (04/27/15)
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- Updates with quotes from lawmakers and political scientists and additional details about budget negotiations As the clock winds down for Missouri lawmakers to compromise on some of the most contentious bills of the legislative session, questions are being raised about closed-doors negotiations that allow a few key players to shape state policy out of the public's sight...
The Last Word

In this weeks installment of "The Last Word", Chris interviews NMCC Guard Willie Jimerson about signing his National...

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