SIKESTON - Plans are being made for the annual meeting of the Southeast Missouri Council of Boy Scouts, which will be held here on a Sunday afternoon or night Jan. 16. At least 160 people are expected to attend the banquet Sunday night.
SIKESTON - Predictions of rapid growth for Republic States Life Insurance Company were made last night by Arbie Clark, president of the firm. "In two or three years we expect to be the largest commercial establishment in Sikeston."
SIKESTON - Workers were busy Wednesday at the Sikeston National Guard Armory preparing for the issuance of surplus food to needy families. Approximately 1,000 cases of cheddar and American cheese, instant milk, honey, butter and cornmeal were unloaded at the facility. The food was issued today by members of the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation.
SIKESTON - The Standard Democrat's January Calendar Girl, Judee Lynn Williams, beats the winter chills with a warm fire and a good book. The daughter of Jude and Nancee Williams, the Sikeston High School senior plans to attend the University of Missouri's medical program. Williams' favorite subjects include biology and precalculus, and she said she would like to become a pediatrician.
SIKESTON - Maybe local game fans will keep playing for bingo payoffs, but charities that benefit from their dollars will lose out, thanks to a new tax on cards and pull tabs. House Bill 112, approved by lawmakers last session, calls for an additional 3 percent tax on bingo cards. The tax went into effect Saturday and will end Jan. 1, 1999.