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Speakout (04/25/15)
I agree wholeheartedly with Phil Christian on his article about Ms. Rehder and our Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, who is worth about 60 cents a year. Anybody as narrow-minded as Peter Kinder doesn't need to be in office. Of course, Republicans like people like this, that's why they get to stay. ...
Charleston native turns disability into ability to help others cope with challenges, learn understanding (04/25/15)
SIKESTON -- For Charleston native Roosevelt Mitchell III, growing up with a disability wasn't easy so he's working to help those who have similar experiences and educate others in the process. "Disability is something that's overlooked," Mitchell said. "People understand, but they want to feel sorry for that person instead of helping individuals with disabilities cope with their challenges. ... So we're all in this same struggle together."...
Area businesses are investing in Sikeston (04/25/15)
SIKESTON -- The recently announced 250,000-square-foot expansion of Orgill's Mid-America SuperCenter distribution facility is the biggest construction project in town but it's not the only one. Orgill's decision to spend another $10.32 million here to add on to the company's existing 795,000-square-foot facility at the Sikeston Business, Education and Technology Park is just part of the good news for Sikeston, according to city officials...
Charges filed after illegal weapon found (04/25/15)
CHARLESTON - Two Mississippi County residents are in custody after the discovery of a "sawed-off shotgun." Roger Devoe "J.R." Carter Jr., 32, and Joshua Grant Sisk, 32 of East Prairie, will be arraigned Wednesday before Associate Judge S. Rob Barker on the felony charge of possession of an illegal weapon, for the alleged possession of a short-barreled shotgun, which is prohibited by both state and federal law...
Man found guilty of manslaughter (04/25/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- A Stoddard County jury took 3 hours and 5 minutes Thursday to convict a Catron man of a manslaughter charge in connection with the May 2012 shooting death of his son. The seven-woman, five-man jury left the courtroom to begin its deliberations at 4:57 p.m...
Matthews, Pullen headline SRC award winners (04/24/15)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Regional Chamber of Commerce honored local citizens at the 65th Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet held Thursday night at the Sikeston Armory. Leading the list of honorees was Scott Matthews who accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award...
The Last Word

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

Posted by Sikeston Standard Democrat on Thursday, April 23, 2015

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