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New Bar Codes (04/16/14)
The Sikeston Public Library will be closed on Thursdays until the end of May to allow the staff to re-barcode the collection in preparation for joining the Missouri Evergreen circulation system in mid-June. With approximately 46,000 books in the collection, the closures will enable the library's staff along with volunteers to work solely on the re-barcoding, hopefully completing some 2,500 to 3,000 books each Thursday, said Ron Eifert, assistant director. ...
Kelso man is charged with rape, molestation (04/16/14)
BENTON - A Kelso man is in custody on charges of molesting a 6-year-old child. Justin A. Williams, 22, was charged Tuesday with statutory rape and child molestation. According to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, his office received a call Monday afternoon reporting that Williams was molesting a young female at a residence in Kelso. Shortly before officers arrived on the scene, Williams fled from the residence on foot, however, within approximately 10 minutes he taken into custody, Walter said...
Charter office staying busy following change to all-digital (04/16/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- As TVs hooked up straight to the cable from the wall in this area now show only a black screen, the Sikeston Charter office is staying busy distributing extra cable boxes. The all-digital conversion for Charter Communications customers in Sikeston and Cape Girardeau areas was made Tuesday...
New classes offered next fall to R-1 District's TSC students (04/16/14)
news@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID - New courses will bring new choices for students attending the New Madrid County R-1 Technical Skills Center next fall. The R-1 School Board approved the addition of classes in culinary arts, law enforcement and screen printing during their April Board meeting...
New Council member sworn in; board members picked (04/16/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Who will represent the Sikeston City Council on various city boards and commissioners was decided during the new Council's first meeting Monday. After the Council's acceptance of the April 8 election results, Bob Depro was sworn in to another term in office in his at-large seat; John Graham was sworn in as Ward 2 representative to fill out the one-year unexpired term created by the death of Tom Hedrick; and Steven Burch was elected by the Council and then sworn in as mayor pro tem.. ...
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