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Funding doesn't pan out for road project (01/29/15)
SIKESTON -- With DRA funding not panning out for a project to increase access at the Sikeston Industrial Park, the question now is, Can the project still be done? Ed Dust, director of the Sikeston Department of Economic Development, met with the Sikeston Special Road Commission Tuesday to advise them the Industrial Park road project did not get approved for Delta Regional Authority grant funding...
Mississippi County budget approved (01/29/15)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Other than disaster relief reimbursements tapering off, this year's operating budget for Mississippi County is pretty much the same as last year's. The county's annual operating budget was approved during the County Commission's regular weekly meeting Thursday following a public hearing and County Clerk Junior DeLay's annual budget message...
Morley man is arrested on drug charges (01/29/15)
BENTON -- A Scott County deputy sniffed out a suspect in a drug case. Bryce A. Western, 19, of Morley is charged with the felony of possession of a controlled substance and the misdemeanors of possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia...
Local student competing in Patriots Pen contest (01/29/15)
NEW MADRID -- At 12, Elizabeth "Lizzie: Bennett has already realized something it takes many writers decades to learn: write about what you know. Now, her writing has earned her local and district honors in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriots Pen Essay Contest. On Jan. 31, she and her parents, Brian and Tammy Bennett, will go to Jefferson City to find out if she will represent Missouri in the national competition...
Local students are celebrating Catholic Schools Week (01/29/15)
SIKESTON -- Local Catholic schools and those across the nation are using this week to celebrate their education and communities. Catholic Schools Week -- the annual national celebration of Catholic education in the United States -- starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which began Sunday and ends Saturday. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2015 is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service."...
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