SIKESTON - Cleanored Coats exhibited in the Standard office this week a freak tomato which gave the appearance of a red flower. From the bottom, the tomato looked like a star fish. Taken from his garden of his home on East Gladys Street, the tomato was formed in petals at the base with a center shoot, which gave the plant the appearance of a flower.
SIKESTON - Complimentary coupon from the Sikeston Standard: This coupon is worth a manicure free to Mrs. Ronald Lee at the Vogue Beauty Shop.
40 years ago: Aug. 23, 1962
BLOOMFIELD - Rep. Tom E. Baker, central figure in the controversy that has rocked Stoddard County as it has not been stirred up in years, bluntly charged this morning that Claude Bowles, executive director of the State ASC, Claud Keasler, field man for the ASC, and Wenzil Crow, office manager of the Stoddard County ASC office, were "using anything they can rake up to divert attention from an investigation of the Stoddard County ASC office."
SIKESTON - U.S. Sen. Thomas P. Eagleton (D-Mo.) will be in Sikeston Saturday for the dedication of the Wendell Apartments, 101 Cresap Drive.
SIKESTON - With 200 acres at the age of 19, Myron Hawes embarked on a farming career which has seen his acreage quadruple in the last 10 years. His success has earned him recognition from the Missouri Jaycees as an Outstanding Young Farmer for 1992.
BELL CITY - The Bell City Rotary Club is working on the 12th annual Community Day Celebration set this year for Sept. 11 and 12. The talent show will be the first main event and is set for 8 p.m. Sept. 31.