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Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
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Scott City School District adviser answers questions about bond issue (10/21/14)
Along with other issues on the Nov. 4 ballot, voters in the Scott City School District will decide whether to vote for or against a no-tax-increase bond issue. If passed, $1.75 million in bonds would be issued for the district to take care of maintenance and other building improvements and prepay previous bond issues...
Scott City school upgrades hinge on voters (10/21/14)
Voters in the Scott City School District will decide Nov. 4 whether $1.75 million should be issued to update school buildings and make them more secure. If the bond passes, the district's tax rate will remain at 49 cents per $100 of assessed valuation...
Third-party insurance administrator chosen by Cape school board (10/21/14)
The Cape Girardeau School Board on Monday approved going with a third-party administrator to implement a partially self-insured plan to offer medical coverage to its employees. Mutual Medical Plans Inc. of Peoria, Illinois, was selected as the administrator...
Chamber gives thumbs-down on Amendment 3 (10/21/14)
Along with many local school districts and organizations, the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce has come out against Amendment 3, the proposed revision to the state Constitution that would tie teacher evaluations to student performance. The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce is not taking a position on it, vice president Tim Arbeiter said...
Literary conference is expected to be international draw (10/20/14)
Performance and scholarship will be featured during Southeast Missouri State University's Faulkner & Hurston Conference from Thursday through Saturday. Held mainly at the University Center, the conference is expected to attract about 250 people, including presenters from all over the world, to discuss Southern writers William Faulkner and Zora Neale Hurston...
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Three Rivers, Southeast patch up relationship (10/21/14)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- After more than a decade of bad blood, the only two higher-education institutions in Southeast Missouri say they are strengthening ties in support of their core mission -- to better the lives of residents. The presidents of Three Rivers College and Southeast Missouri State University recently spent an afternoon talking with a U.S. senator about campus safety, then sat down to share plans for the future...
Literary conference is expected to be international draw (10/20/14)
Performance and scholarship will be featured during Southeast Missouri State University's Faulkner & Hurston Conference from Thursday through Saturday. Held mainly at the University Center, the conference is expected to attract about 250 people, including presenters from all over the world, to discuss Southern writers William Faulkner and Zora Neale Hurston...
University luncheon generates talk of life after college (10/17/14)
Ideas on how to better prepare students for postsecondary life were discussed Thursday at a College Conversations Partnership Luncheon. Hosted by the Southeast Missouri State University Academic Support Centers, which provides programs and services for underrepresented students, the meeting attracted about 50 people and was held in the Show Me Center-North Meeting Room...
Southeast launches latest student responsibility campaign (10/16/14)
To help prevent everything from texting-and-driving to alcohol poisoning and sexual assault, Southeast Missouri State University has rolled out a campaign called Responsible Redhawks. To get the word out, the university is offering presentations by the Office of Student Conduct, Campus Violence Prevention, resident assistants and certified peer educators. ...
Poll: Most Southeast students would intervene to help others at risk (10/16/14)
When presented with a situation where a friend has an immediate health or safety risk, most students at Southeast Missouri State University say they would step in to help, said Torie Grogan, director of Counseling and Disability Services at the university...
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Class 1 District 2 volleyball championship - Advance vs. Bernie

Advance lost in two sets to Bernie, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, during the Class 1 District 2 championship game in Bell City.

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