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Benton man is reported missing by his family (12/20/14)
BENTON -- The family of a Scott County man who was last seen Wednesday is searching for his whereabouts. Michael "Daran" McDonald, 47, of Benton was last seen Wednesday at his sister's house and mentioned going to watch some races, according to his sister, Leah Faringer...
Juden to lead Missouri Police Chiefs Association (12/20/14)
SIKESTON -- Leading the state's police chiefs over the next year will have challenges but keeping things running smoothly here won't be one of them, according to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden. "First off, I'm very honored and humbled that my peers thought enough of me to put me in the position that one day would lead to me being president," Juden said when asked about becoming president of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association in January...
Charleston Christmas Concert is Sunday (12/20/14)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston community will come together Sunday afternoon to celebrate Christmas with music. The public is invited to the program which begins at 4 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church, located at 1700 E. Marshall St. It will include performances by organist Terry A. Parker; soloists Mary Katherine Branum and Kerry Davis; the Sam C. and Jane Goodin Memorial Handbell Choir and the River Bend Brass along with a reading by Bill Hunter...
Christmas often the toughest time of year for those at Refuge (12/20/14)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston House of Refuge offers a safe place for women and children in need year-round. The average woman stays 90 days at the shelter, which means some women and their children will spend Christmas there this year. "This is the hardest time of the year for women and children at the shelter, and we (staff and volunteers) try to go out of our way to make sure every family has what they need -- and want," said Jill Hill Brown, manager and volunteer coordinator of the Refuge, which keeps its location confidential to the public.. ...
Scott County deputy gets Medal of Valor from Gov. Nixon (12/19/14)
BENTON - A Scott County deputy who risked his life to pull two railroad employees from an overturned train engine as flames surrounded it was honored Thursday for his heroism. Scott County Deputy Justin G. Wooten was one of 10 Missouri law enforcement officers awarded the Missouri Medal of Valor by Gov. Jay Nixon in a ceremony in the state Capitol...
Bus drivers deliver coats to students (12/19/14)
SIKESTON -- Nearly 75 students in the Sikeston R-6 School District received new winter coats Thursday, thanks to their bus drivers. After seeing the need of winter coats for some of the students, the bus drivers decided to organize a new coat drive to keep children warm this season, according to longtime R-6 bus driver Orlando Ray...
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