Arts & Ent

New Madrid Chamber gears up for ghost tours

NEW MADRID, Mo. — Houses settle. Windows rattle in the wind. Dogs bark. Sometimes, it’s easy to explain those noises you hear in the night. Other times, it’s not. It’s the latter that most interests Christina McWaters, executive director of the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce. For the last eight years, she’s led ghost tours

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Stevie’s Steakburger: The hottest burger joint in Cape

    Every town has that local burger joint that resident’s rave about. You know, the one tourists are always told they must go to. The one with such a unique flavor, it stands out from the rest. For Southeast Missouri’s own Cape Girardeau, Stevie’s Steakburger is the place to meet all your burger needs.

Community

Three Rivers to hold tractor operation, guidance classes

  The Continuing Education department at Three Rivers College will hold Tractor Operation and Guidance classes in New Madrid, MO, Saturdays, November 7-21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This class offers the knowledge of tractor operations and guidance needed in agriculture today. Gene Heath will teach the class, and registration is $150. For more

Politics

Congressman Smith says Nixon’s land-use deal ‘misuses funds’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Calling it a “clear misuse of funds,” U.S. Rep. Jason Smith has taken Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to task over a state proposal to transfer private land to state control in Oregon County. Smith’s office issued a news release Monday evening that addresses the plan that would allow the state Department of Natural

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Fisher Delta Research Center hosts 54th Annual Field Day today

  The Fisher Delta Research Center (FDRC) in Portageville, Mo. hosted its 54th Annual Field Day today. The event welcomed farmers, producers, and landowners from across the region to learn more about the latest advancements and techniques in agriculture from experts and specialists in the field. For over fifty years FDRC has played a valuable

Opinion

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Safety is a Casualty of Funding Shortage

    Recently my wife and I, as many other parents do each August, took our 18- and 20-year-old daughters to college. For us, this year was a passage as we now find ourselves as “empty nesters.” In the future, they will be visitors rather than residents in the home we created for them. While

Nature & Outdoors

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SEMO Fishing Report: 9/3

  Lakes Clearwater Lake Information: 573-290-5730 Water Surface Temp: 82º Water Level (Range): normal Water Type: clear Fish Reported: Crappie: Slow Largemouth Bass: Slow Channel Catfish: Slow Bluegill: Slow Black Bass: Fair all species slow. (Reported on: 9/1/15) Council Bluff Lake Information: 573-290-5730 Water Surface Temp: 77º Water Level (Range): normal Water Type: clear Fish

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Farm Kids and the Fair

    By Morgan Wilde Corn dogs, funnel cakes and Ferris wheels are what I used to think of when someone would mention the lovely, but in my mind dreaded, fair. Riding rides, sweating a lot and eating an unimaginable amount of sugar are what my family and friends always did at the fair. But

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Ask Shana: The Fragile Heart

What’s the best way to encourage someone? I’m having a difficult time with a friend who’s just in her own way and it breaks my heart. With each stage of our lives, comes a journey and lessons that lead us to it. The process being just as important as the destination. Your friend is likely

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Butcher Block and Bourbon: Holiday Leftovers Galore

The intention of Butcher Block and Bourbon is to be a guide of sorts to men who may be befuddled by the kitchen, or may just need some advice on how to clean up old habits. I’m Jack, I am a man. I have a beard and the fruit of my loins is a young man who will

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Farm Kids and the Fair

    By Morgan Wilde Corn dogs, funnel cakes and Ferris wheels are what I used to think of when someone would mention the lovely, but in my mind dreaded, fair. Riding rides, sweating a lot and eating an unimaginable amount of sugar are what my family and friends always did at the fair. But

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Spearson Says: It is time to stand our ground

by Scott Pearson The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be shutting down this Friday, Feb. 27. The reason: Senate Democrats are filibustering a bill passed by the House that includes their funding and provisions to derail President Obama’s November 2014 executive order granting 4 million undocumented workers amnesty. The Democrats are putting the Department

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