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Eagle pride for Super Bowl Panthers (02/06/16)
The New Madrid County Central High School Eagles showed their pride in NMCC graduate Kony Ealy on Friday with a special pep rally prior to the 50th annual Super Bowl game. Ealy, a North Carolina Panther, will play in today's Super Bowl game and his hometown fans wanted him to know they were backing him...
A 'Rising Star' in education: Local teacher honored for work at Richland (02/06/16)
SIKESTON -- It will be presented in his name but the credit goes to the Richland School District in Essex and its students, according to Kyle Carter. Carter learned Jan. 25 that he is one of 13 teachers honored by the Journalism Education Association in 2016 with the Rising Star Award...
SHS royalty (02/06/16)
Cara Vogel was crowned as the 2016 Winter Homecoming Queen at Sikeston High School before the Sikeston and Poplar Bluff Friday night at the Sikeston Field House. Her escort was Jordan Wheatley.
Help available for recovery from winter weather woes (02/06/16)
SIKESTON -- Area residents who were impacted by weather events occurring across the state in late December and early January may be available for assistance from the federal government. The key to receiving that help, officials say, is to act now. On Jan. 21, Scott and Cape Girardeau counties were the only Southeast Missouri counties among the 33 counties in the state included in the federal disaster declaration for weather events occurring Dec. 23 through Jan. 9...
Grant funds enable SEMO Food Bank to distribute more healthy food to needy (02/05/16)
SIKESTON -- Southeast Missouri Food Bank has received an $18,000 grant to help its Grocery Rescue Program. The Grocery Rescue Program recovers nutritious food that is close-dated, slightly ripe or too plentiful and puts the food into the hands of hungry Southeast Missourians. The rescued food comes from grocery stores and farms and would otherwise go into landfills...
10 Things to Know for Today (02/05/16)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FIREWORKS FLY IN FIRST ONE-ON-ONE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE Hillary Clinton accuses Bernie Sanders of subjecting her to an "artful smear" regarding her Wall Street links while Sanders suggests the former secretary of state is a captive of America's political establishment...
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Rising up and digging down

BMU is asking for a rate increase again. Why don't they put it toward the people? I'd say 80 percent of the people living in Sikeston come here for the low electricity. I can't see how the trash, the water and the electricity have all gone up. This is getting ridiculous. There are other trash companies that could take the bids. I don't understand why BMU is asking for a rate increase. The second thing is I'm glad they have started cleaning out some of the ditches over here on North Ingram. But they need to go through town. It's the city of Sikeston's job to keep the ditches cleaned out so when we have these heavy rains people's yards don't flood. They don't have to wait for federal assistance, it's the city's job. They have their own excavator. I don't understand why they're subcontracting all this out. The city has their own excavator. Why don't they dig their own ditches out?

Main Street should stay Main Street

Recently I saw a gentleman on KFVS-TV stating the Main Street in Sikeston WILL be changed to Martin Luther King Street. This gentleman was almost speaking in a threatening way, as if it wasn't done, Sikeston would regret it. My family has lived in Sikeston for years. Like communities in St. Louis, we have seen a change in our town. We need to return to Christian values. Work together to bring our town back to a good place to raise our children and grandchildren. The Rev. Martin Luther King would not support division. He was a peace-loving man, not dividing a town, not threatening. Let's bring peace and values back to our town once more.

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