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World's biggest big top circus celebrates 78 yeas of performances with shows in Sikeston - Sikeston Standard Democrat
A performer with Carson & Barnes Circus kisses the trunk of an elephant during a recent show. The circus will visit Sikeston this weekend with show times scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday at Dyno Dom's Sikeston Raceway.
Class teaches healthy living for chronic diseases - Sikeston Standard Democrat
SIKESTON -- Healthy living means fewer trips to the hospital -- especially if you are living with a chronic disease. About a half dozen people recently completed this area's first Living a Healthy Life Workshop, a six-week course offered at Missouri Delta ...
Halloween happenings - Sikeston Standard Democrat
**Rhylee Odum carries her pumpkin to place among the competitors in the annual Sikeston Kindergarten Center's Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Gathering their pumpkins in the background are Raylynn Brooks and Z'Mundrae Redd. Sikeston residents can cast ...
New Madrid officers plan Halloween foot patrols - Sikeston Standard Democrat
NEW MADRID -- Trick-or-treating in New Madrid will be until 9 p.m. Friday. New Madrid Police Chief Joey Higgerson said parents should ensure the safety of their children by making sure they are supervised unless they are old enough, and responsible enough ...
Yardwork score: Plants 10, me 0 - Sikeston Standard Democrat
I'm not one for doing any kind of yard work. If I had my way, I would concrete my yard and put down AstroTurf. For me the best way to do yard work is to put on a hat and some old clothes and watch as someone else does it. Unfortunately, that can get pricey.
Doris Abernathy - Sikeston Standard Democrat
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Wednesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Doris Loretta Abernathy, 94, who died Oct. 24, 2014, were: Matthew Schmidt, Alec Burden, Justin Pruitt, Anthony Riley, Jacob Hyde and Adam Cooksey.
E-cycling - Sikeston Standard Democrat
A worker from Nilo-Tech of St. Louis, a company contracted with grant funding by the Bootheel Solid Waste Management District for E-waste 2014 Recycling Day, loads another box of junk electronics with Scott County Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn, pictured ...
State, county offices are up for grabs in Tuesday election - Sikeston Standard Democrat
SIKESTON -- There are lots of decisions to be made by voters when they go to the polls on Tuesday. Residents will made decisions on who will fill state, Eighth District and county offices. Also on the ballot are four amendments. In Scott County's one ...
East Prairie among Community Betterment Award winners - Sikeston Standard Democrat
COLUMBIA - East Prairie was among 19 communities honored at the Missouri Community Betterment conference in Columbia. The Awards Banquet was the highlight of the 51st annual conference which assists communities to improve their quality of life. Nearly 225 ...
Sikeston's season ends following 3-0 loss to Farmington - Sikeston Standard Democrat
FARMINGTON -- The last time the Sikeston Bulldogs took on Farmington on the road they watched an early two-goal lead slip away in a 4-2 regular season loss. With their season on the line, the Bulldogs struggled to get anything going offensively as ...
10 Things to Know for Today - Sikeston Standard Democrat
The 150 peshmerga troops crossed into Turkey on their way to help their Syrian brethren in their battle with the Islamic State group in the besieged border town of Kobani. 2. WHY AL-QAIDA IS OFFERING AN OLIVE BRANCH TO RENEGADE GROUP The terrorist network ...
Police seek suspect in theft - Sikeston Standard Democrat
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect in a theft. According to Assistant Police Chief Brandon Hanner, the man pictured in the surveillance video is a suspect in a theft case from a local business.
New look on property tax bill for some in area - Sikeston Standard Democrat
SIKESTON -- Property tax bills will have a whole new look for many area residents. "The receipts and statements are going to look completely different this year because I'm with a new software company," said Dewayne Nowlin, collector of revenue for New ...
Top 5 storylines entering the 2014-15 boys basketball season - Sikeston Standard Democrat
We're just weeks away from high school hoops so here are my Top 5 storylines entering the year that could potentially decide how the season unfolds. 1. Class 4, District 1, for the first time in a while, is a toss-up. This season could be the season for ...
Cathy Ogelvie - Sikeston Standard Democrat
BERNIE -- Cathy M. Ogelvie, 58, died Oct. 28, 2014, at her home in rural Bernie. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday. Burial will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in ...