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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

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September pups (10/22/14)
The Sikeston Kindergarten Center honored its September PUPs of the month. The honor recognizes students for their behavior. Pups are polite, understanding, make good choices and play and work safely. Pictured front row are: Louis Montjoy, Kyle Thuesen, Malcome Turner, Tyrell Anderson, Madalyn Manning, Sean Smith, Adriana Peet, Allan Sneeringer and Avery Fritz; middle row: Lynleigh Davis, Jackson Garner, Gunner Hopkins, Elijah Barnes, Mason Babb, Keith Dixon, Crystal Lee, Tavion Bradley, Morgan Kolwyck and RicKyah Lewis; and back row: Aubreigh Landers, Zavior Boyd, Karleigh Dement, Zyaira Bonds, Jaidyn Alston, Za'Quaiviion Moore, Kennedi Sims, Quay Turner, Lauren Estes and Orlandues Sheron.. ...
Rewarding a job well done (10/22/14)
Charleston Middle School had a "Test Scores Night" Sept. 23 to honor students who scored advanced or proficient on the MAP Test. Pictured are, from left: Chris Stanfield, Jennifer Dement, Shelley Helmes and sixth grade student Ricky Murphy. Parents received student scores from the MAP Test taken last spring, and CMS Counselor Jennifer Dement explained the results pages. ...
PAT honorees (10/22/14)
The Sikeston R-6 School District Parents as Teachers program honored three youngsters in September as its "Students of the Month." Pictured from left are Levi Simpson, the son of Nathan and Lauren Simpson; Kinsley Kirchner, daughter of Cierra Kirchner; and Lincoln Coffey, the son of Lauren Coffey...
Field day fun (10/22/14)
On Aug. 28, a group of students from New Madrid County Central High School's FFA along with other groups participated in Delta Field Day in Portageville. During the event students had the opportunity to learn about pig weeds, the future technology for fields and new ways to spread pesticides in fields. ...
Sikeston student earns recognition at Boys State (10/22/14)
SIKESTON -- Fred Howell Thornton IV participated in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 14-21 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Thornton, who is the son of Fred and Nan Thornton of Sikeston, was selected on his leadership, citizenship, academics and character during his junior year at Sikeston High School. Thornton was sponsored by the Sikeston Kiwanis Club...
On target (10/22/14)
Charleston High School JROTC A Team recently competed against New Madrid County Central High School's JROTC in marksmanship. During the event Jacob Shands placed second in the prone position. Datoka Mccurter placed second in standing and kneeling positions as well as second place with overall score...
Class assists Little League football (10/22/14)
The Charleston High School Ag Construction class recently completed cutting out football signs for the Charleston Little League Football. Pictured are Shawn Isbell, Deonte Clemons and Bruce Simmons at work. The class utilized planning, layout and cutting skills for this project...
Richland High School lists first quarter honor students (10/22/14)
ESSEX -- Richland High School has announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Bridgett Anderson, Breanna Bond, Austen Buttry, Katie Condict, Mikalyn Davis, Dominic DeBord, Allison Jones, Norman Oakley, Anthony Parker, Noah Pearce...
Junior high (10/22/14)
The following students were selected by the Sikeston Junior High faculty and staff as being an excellent representation of "respect," the character word of the month for September. Pictured are seventh and eighth grade students: Sarah Barbre, Christian Blackmon, Seth Copeland, Levi Curry, Damya Dunn, Ali Hay, Rory Jaynes, Aaron Mayes, Daemon Rogers, Grace Warren, Brynna Wiese, Spencer Williams and Mandy Wilson. Not pictured is Shelby Hodgkiss...
Young pups (10/22/14)
The Sikeston R-6 ECE (Preschool) September PUPs of the month were announced recently. Pictured are Gabby Harrell, Elizabeth Butler, Zya'rell Turner, Callie Riley, Korban Higgins and Lexcie Pratcher with principals Sarah Carbaugh, left, and Jenny Hobeck...
On board with fire safety (10/22/14)
The children of Concordia Lutheran School, with their teacher Brenda Moore, learned about fire prevention and how to evacuate a home at the time of a fire. Representatives of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety were present to lead the children in exploring the subject and in exploring a firetruck on Oct. 14, during Fire Prevention Week...
Doing the math (10/22/14)
Samantha Pullen's second grade class at Matthews Elementary School in Matthews worked with three-digit numbers during the first quarter. Several of her students successfully wrote from 1 to 1,000 with no mistakes. Pictured are: Jackson Parker, Destiney Pope, Dawson Loomes, Kiya Vaught and Calleigh Cooksey...
Students of the month (10/22/14)
September Students of the Month at Matthews Elementary in Matthews were selected from Christie Kenedy's third grade class. Pictured with their plaques are Katelyn Helmes and Hayden Harris.
S is for spider (10/22/14)
Kristi Bond's pre-school students at Matthews Elementary School in Matthews made spider webs with spiders during the week they were learning about the letter S. Pictured is the afternoon pre-school class.
Area officer (10/13/14)
Learning leadership (10/13/14)
Sikeston grad earns nursing scholarship (10/10/14)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Denisha Blacher has received the St. Joseph Hospital Nursing Scholarship at Baptist College of Health Sciences for the 2014-2015 academic year. Blacher, a graduate of Sikeston High School in Sikeston, Mo., is the daughter of Harry and Lessie Bonner-Blacher of Cordova...
Student chosen for CLC (10/10/14)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Haley Manning of Bertrand, Mo., a graduate of Charleston High School, has been selected to join the Chancellor's Leadership Corps at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The competitive scholarship awards up to $8,000 per year, up to $32,000 for four years, if renewal requirements are met. It is awarded to entering freshmen who are Arkansas residents with at least a 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average...
Successful singers (10/10/14)
On Sept. 27 over 600 students from across southeast Missouri competed through a blind audition for spots in the All-District Honor Choir. The audition process requires each student to sing a solo for three judges and then to sight sing in another room. ...
Charleston participates in Challenger Baseball (10/08/14)
Charleston students participated in Challenger Baseball, which benefits children with special needs. Charleston High School baseball players and cheerleaders, as well as Charleston Middle School baseball players and Beta Club members participated in the Southeast Missouri Challenger Baseball League Sept. 13. Challenger Baseball is a league for children with special needs. (Submitted Photo)...
Sikeston sixth grade characters (10/08/14)
Sikeston Fifth and Sixth Grade Center announced its sixth grade character education students of the month for August. The word of the month was goal-setting. Pictured are front row, from left: Angel Huang, Rayna Taylor and Noah Burger; second row: James Braden, Jaden Blissett and JaMelvion Banks; and back row: Samantha Keller, Tamyra Hampton, Tyler Gilmer and Chelsie Moore. (Submitted Photo)...
Sikeston fifth grade characters (10/08/14)
Serving their community (10/08/14)
Charleston High School JROTC cadets conducted community service at the Sept. 19 football. Ten cadets assisted the Charleston R-1 School District personnel with parking cars. According to Ross Robey, community service is a big part of the Army JROTC program. Students will continue to conduct community service projects for the school district and community during the year. Those students that complete the required hours will receive the JROTC community service ribbon...
Good Dogs (10/08/14)
The 2013-2014 MAD ( Make A Difference) Dogs Club of Matthews Elementary in Sikeston voted to make a donation to Feed My Starving Children. Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding hungry children around the world. The MAD. Dogs raised the money that was donated through sales of hot chocolate and lemonade during the school year...
September students (10/08/14)
Southeast Elementary in Sikeston named its Students of the Month for September. The word of the month was respect. Pictured are front row, from left: Miley Seabaugh, San'Niah Hopkins, Jauarius Pfiffer, Katie Staples, Tristan Wiggins and Selah Torres; second row: Cooper Wilson, Tayshawn Green, Alissa Rhodes, Parker Jackson, Sam Lewis and Brody Gardner; and back row: Belinda Minner, Vincent St. Cin, Kharis Andrews, Kenzie Tolle and Makayla Towe. Not pictured is Kylee Walters...
'See You At the Pole' (10/08/14)
Oakland City University president to speak at church homecoming (09/25/14)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Dr. Ray Barber, former pastor of the First General Baptist Church of East Prairie and current Oakland City University president, will deliver the First General Baptist Church of East Prairie's Sunday morning message. Barber and his wife, Beth, have not been back to the church where he started in almost 40 years. Everyone is invited to visit and celebrate his return...
Goal-setters (09/24/14)
PAT Children of the Month (09/24/14)
Award-winning video (09/24/14)
New Madrid Head Start has special visitor (09/24/14)
New Madrid - Recently, JaShaun McDaniel visited the New Madrid Early Head Start Center. While McDaniel was at the Center he had a family-style breakfast with the children and was able to visit them in their learning Centers. "I like how all the teachers and the managers that work there are all into it with the kids. They show them a lot of love," McDaniel said...
Charleston schools observe Patriot Day (09/24/14)
CHARLESTON -- Warren E. Hearnes Elementary School and Charleston Middle School observed Patriot Day on Sept. 11. "While the memory of 9/11 is still vivid in the minds of faculty and staff members, nearly all of the students in K-8 were born after the event," said parent liaison B.J. Babb...
How now brown cow? (09/24/14)
Becky Branum and Jami Geske, members of the New Madrid County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee celebrated National Chocolate Milk Day a week early this year in Toni Lynn Phelps' class at New Madrid Elementary. After discussing where chocolate milk comes from (not from chocolate cows!), the types of farmers there are, and what types of "tools" they use each day, the class was treated to their choice of chocolate or white milk. (Submitted Photo)...
Martial arts Champs (07/31/14)
Recently Competitors / students from Taekwondo Advantage of Sikeston traveled to Daytona, Florida to compete in The U.S Chung Do Kwan National Championships. Close to a thousands participants converged at the Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Front Resort for the annual event. ...