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Doe Run Company donates $10,000 to MAC

Doe Run Company donates $10,000 to MAC

​The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) donated $10,000 to ​​Mineral Area College (MAC) to support the development of Missouri’s workforce. Funding will benefit the Annual Fund to assist with the Enhancement Grant, which supports Career and Technical Education programs.  “Jobs and the economy are the biggest concerns facing nearly 60 percent of our local community

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Missouri start-up delivers for contractors

Contractors and construction are big business in Missouri, but being a contractor or owning a construction company can be costly. “Contractors are some of the only people who may work for an extended period of time and get to the end of a job and wind up working for free,” said Willy Schlacks, the cofounder

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State’s second Rural King coming to Southeast Missouri

Farmington City Council approved two pieces of legislation which will bring the state’s second Rural King to the area. The council approved two ordinances on Thursday. The first was for the establishment of Farmington Land ABG Community Improvement District (CID) and the second approved an agreement between the city and the CID district and Farmington


Southeast Missouri businesses targeted in scam

News Alert  Please be advised, SEMO Times was notified of an ongoing phone scam in which a caller contacts local businesses and select private parties from around Southeast Missouri in efforts to obtain private information under the guise of selling ads for the Malden Chamber of Commerce. “The Chamber is not currently endorsing any sales calls and

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Chelsea Teddy Bear Company coming to Doniphan

DONIPHAN, Mo. – If you love teddy bears, there is a good chance that next year the teddy bear sitting under your Christmas tree will have been made in Doniphan, Missouri. The Chelsea Teddy Bear Company has announced plans to re-locate part of their production to Doniphan. Currently the bears are made in Chelsea, Michigan. Robert

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Dexter Music Center to celebrate 10th anniversary

DEXTER – When Steve Agee decided in 2004 the time was right for him to enter the retail musical instrument business for himself, he was more than prepared. Proof: Saturday marks his 10th anniversary at Dexter Music Center, 416 Harris Drive, in Dexter. To celebrate, Agee is throwing a party from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 22.

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Pennington’s Greenhouses and Mum Farm Create Sea of Color

POPLAR BLUFF – Tucked away in the woods south of Poplar Bluff is a scene that would humble even the most elaborately decorated greeting card. The scene on the half-mile stretch of gravel road leading to the Pennington’s 60-acre mum farm is one of browning, overgrown fields and what appears to be a junk yard;

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Donna West and Dexter’s Ben Franklin – from our Downtown Dexter Issue (Oct 16)

There is nothing that fits the description of “Americana” more than an old fashioned “five and dime” store. There was a time when almost every small town had a “Ben Franklin” store, a five and dime named after the famous American forefather who declared “a penny saved is a penny earned.” Not many Ben Franklin