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Progress is being made for new TRCC campus in Sikeston

Sunday, January 16, 2011

SIKESTON -- Since the donation of land to be transformed into a Three Rivers Community College campus in Sikeston was announced last May, the bulk of the work has been done behind-the-scenes.

But those in the Sikeston area will see a lot more action in the coming weeks.

"We've been taking the process toward the development of the campus in a very step-by-step method," said Dr. Devin Stephenson, TRCC president.

Over the next week, a sign will be erected at the property, located at the intersection of Highways 60 and 61. The almost 40 acres were donated by Scott and Karen Matthews of Sikeston and Drs. Mike and Elizabeth Brunt of St. Louis. Scott Matthews and Elizabeth Brunt are siblings.

TRCC has requested annexation of the site by the City of Sikeston, and a public hearing was held on Jan. 3. Stephenson said he expects the land will be annexed in the next two months, should no issues arise.

"We also will erect a sign in the next week, which designates the land as the future home of the Matthews Family Campus of Three Rivers," said Stephenson.

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