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New economic development partnership approved (06/29/16)
SIKESTON - There is a new economic development partnership in town. Approval was given at Monday's Sikeston City Council meeting for the city to contract with the Sikeston Regional Chamber of Commerce to oversee economic development activities for the community for the next year. This will include recruiting new businesses and working to retain current businesses...
Sikeston DPS searching for a missing man from Kansas (06/29/16)
SIKESTON - A search is underway for a missing Kansas man, who was last seen at a Sikeston motel. Authorities are searching for Larry Weaver, 66, of Pittsburg, Kan. According to a family member, Weaver was traveling on his black 2013 Harley Davidson Street Glide motorcycle...
The Body Walk (06/29/16)
Lisa Munger shows a model of the brain during The Body Walk at the Sikeston Public Library 's McAmis Community Room. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through July 9. The Body Walk is an exhibit where participants "tour" the human body and is appropriate for children ages 5 and up...
10 Things to Know for Today (06/29/16)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP BLAMED FOR TURKISH AIRPORT ATTACK Suicide attackers kill dozens and wound more than 140 at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months...
17 arrested by Street Crimes Task Force (06/28/16)
SIKESTON - Seventeen persons were arrested and drugs confiscated when the Street Crimes Task Force took action in Sikeston and Charleston. Officers from the Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff and Charleston Police Departments, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Sikeston Department of Public Safety and the Missouri National Guard helicopter joined forces Friday to address local drug and gang activities, according to Capt. Jim McMillen, DPS public information officer...
Patrol to be out in force over Fourth of July holiday (06/28/16)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - While Missourians are observing the Fourth of July, the Missouri Highway Patrol will be keeping watch on the state's roadways. On Friday and Monday Troop E officers will take part in a peak travel crash reduction enforcement program in an effort to promote safety and to reduce the number of traffic crashes in the Troop E area, according to Captain Jeffrey N. Vitale, commanding officer of Troop E...
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Give one penny, they want two

I was reading in the June 16 paper where the City Council approved the fiscal 2017 budget where the city administrator stated that voters would be asked in August to approve the continue collection of sales tax of the titling of vehicles purchased out of state. He emphasized this was not a new tax but a continuation of an existing tax. I don't care what it is, a tax is a tax. If it expires, we need to let it expire. Once you give government at any level a penny, they want two. It's time to say no.

Call 1-800-RE-MOVE

I just read SpeakOut, nothing but transgenders. We need the phone number for those transgeder women. When a so-called transgender wants to fit into a woman's domain, have them call the number and we can come and remove their genitalia. Then it won't be a problem.

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