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Three Rivers and Poplar Bluff Regional team up to offer free Spanish classes

  The Continuing Education department at Three Rivers College will offer Community Conversational Spanish Classes, aimed toward healthcare providers and community service workers who would like to learn how tobetter communicate with Spanish-speaking clients. The class will be held on Wednesday afternoons 12:30 – 2:30 PM, September 9 – October 28 and is sponsored by Poplar


Unilever announces closing of one facility

  Unilever, which currently has two plants in the city of Sikeston, Mo., announced plans to close on facility and consolidate operations on Monday. Reports state that operations at the south Sikeston plant will cease and will be consolidated with operations at the north Sikeston plant. The consolidation should be completed by 2016, but in

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Iron County “Grow Your Farm” winners announced

  Earlier this year, the University of Missouri Extension Grow Your Farm program held classes in Iron County, Mo. from February through April. The program is designed to educate and encourage prospective, beginning. and experienced farmers with a combination of instructors and peers who present classes. The program includes eight classroom setting meetings and one farm tour, during


Southeast’s Online MBA in Sports Management ranked among Nation’s Top 25

  Southeast Missouri State University’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an option in sport management has been ranked among the nation’s top online master in sport management degree programs by The Best Schools. Southeast’s program is ranked 17th nationally and is the only program in Missouri ranked in the top 25. The program

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Citizens Electric returns $50,000 in rebates to TG Missouri

    On Friday, July 10, 2015, Citizens Electric CEO Van Robinson presented a rebate check for $50,000 to Todd Huber, President of TG Missouri. The Power Moves rebate was for the installation of more energy efficient air compressors at the Perryville, MO plant. CEC’s power supplier, Wabash Valley Power Association, offers energy efficiency incentives

HealthPoint Fitness Offers Patriotic Enrollment Special

    Southeast HealthPoint Fitness salutes those who serve and protect by offering free enrollment for military, law enforcement and fire department personnel during the month of July. Membership includes access to HealthPoint’s fitness centers in Cape Girardeau and Jackson. For more information, contact HealthPoint – Cape at 573-986-440 or HealthPoint – Jackson at 573-755-2301,


Tip tax bill signed into law

  Gov. Jay Nixon signed SB 336 yesterday, which seeks to protect businesses from false personal income tax reports from employees. “Should Missouri businesses be held accountable when their employees falsely report their personal income tax?” asked the Missouri Chamber of Commerce in a statement. “A recent practice by the Missouri Department of Revenue was

DED releases May 2015 Jobs Report

    According to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 6,600 jobs in May, while the state’s unemployment rate edged up one-tenth of a point to 5.8 percent. Industries that experienced an increase in employment in May included leisure & hospitality (up by


Noranda finalizes SEMO expansion after PSC rate relief case

  Noranda Aluminum’s smelter, located in Missouri’s bootheel, announced today they had finalized $15 million of project-specific financing that will allow it to complete their redraw rod mill on the site of the smelter. The new rod mill will increase Noranda’s production capacity by approximately 43% and will make the facility one of the most


Meet the men who may kill Amazon and eBay

  eBay is the internet’s favorite auction house. Amazon is the world’s online department store. YouTube is the web’s most visited site for video content. So what happens when you take all the excitement of an online auction, combine it with quality goods, low prices, engaging videos, and free shipping – then watch the prices