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New Madrid native will appear on winter finale of hit FOX show (11/28/15)
SIKESTON -- A New Madrid native will appear in the mid-season finale of a FOX television show. Shayla Day-Davenport, who currently resides in Chicago, has a small speaking role in Wednesday's episode of "Empire." "It was such an amazing experience to work with such a phenomenal cast and crew on this episode," Day-Davenport said in a phone interview with the Standard Democrat. "This was my first major speaking role, and I am very excited to see how it turned out."...
Historical Society gearing up for open house and bake sale (11/28/15)
CHARLESTON -- It's looking a lot like Christmas in Charleston. The Mississippi County Historical Society's Annual Open House and Bake Sale will be Dec. 4 at the Society's Moore Home, 403 North Main. "We hold it in conjunction with the Charleston Chamber of Commerce's Christmas Parade each year," said Sophie Dugan, president of the Historical Society. "Our event will start immediately following the parade at approximately 6:30 p.m."...
Holiday Jam is back and attracting wider notice (11/27/15)
By Scott Welton scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The day after Santa comes to Sikeston, Memphis and Nashville will be showing up to jam for a good cause. Locals attending Papa Mike's Holiday Jam 2015 Dec. 26 at the Sikeston Armory will be mixing with folk who are used to being in the epicenter of the music business...
Super bowl of shopping (11/27/15)
(AP) -- The Super Bowl of shopping had an early start again this year, but the game isn't over yet. Early numbers aren't out yet on how many shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving, but it's expected that more than three times the number of people will venture out to shop on the day after the holiday known as Black Friday...
Local merchants embrace Small Business Saturday (11/26/15)
SIKESTON -- The bigger retailers may get much of the attention on Black Friday, but it's the smaller, local merchants who shoppers mostly turn to on Small Business Saturday. For the past five years, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been known as Small Business Saturday, which is also one of the biggest days for local store owners who join together to encourage customers in their communities to shop local...
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