Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cotton Carnival

I experienced my first ever Sikeston American Legion Cotton Carnival last night, and I have to say that it was awesome. My kids rode a bunch of rides, and we ate some deliciously unhealthy food - ribbon fries with cheese, fried Snickers, and fried Twinkies! The carnival is going on at the Jaycee Rodeo Grounds every evening this week starting at 5:00 p.m., and Saturday starting at noon. On Saturday morning the Cotton Carnival Parade starts around 10:00 a.m. and travels west on Malone Ave starting at Pine St. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Blazing Colors

The Sikeston Parks and Recreation Department hosts the Trailblazers Walking Club, which is sponsored by the Scott County Health Department and funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health. There is also a Jr. Trailblazers Club for kids ages 6-12. Both clubs meet at the Clinton Building and utilize the adjacent walking trail and park for activities. The goal of Trailblazers is to promote health through exercise and nutrition. Last week the Jr. Trailblazers took part in a "color run" where they jogged or walked on the walking trail, and passed through a few "color zones" where they where sprayed with colored powder! For more information on Trailblazers, visit